Sunday, 6 July 2014

Throw in the towel and make short work of summer



NOW I am not expecting anyone to start up some sort of poolside war, leaving beach towels on sun loungers in the early hours etc, a holiday should be a time to relax, but there is always a need to look good and thus feel good.
Whether you are a beachside sun king, or an out and about trekker or a bar fly, there is no reason not to do it with style.

First place to start is with an item that in some parts is overlooked: The beach towel.

SWIMS wade in brilliantly with its offering which comes in stand out orange or pastel blue, the soft cotton towel, which is quick drying, comes with a handy rubber hook in one corner to allow for quick drying. 

The simply one colour towel is contrast to the Paul Smith Swim towel, that takes the famous striped pattern seen on the brand’s bag linings and scarves and once again comes in soft cotton.

Making a perfect combo is the Hugo Boss Black beach set which brings a French blue towel, swim short and drawstring carry bag.
The towel, which is soft to touch, comes with a metal logo on one side and embossed, oversized logo on the other, while the shorts are mesh-lined, with side pockets and back pocket, Velcro-fastened©, with elasticated draw string with Boss logo on left leg. The bag of course is a nice touch, and invaluable when heading home from the pool, beach etc.

To contrast of the plain colours of the towels, PS one aside, why not throw in some patterns on your shorts and what better way to start than with the Paul Smith printed classic short. Two pockets, net-lined, short leg style with a zip fastened back pocket an branded tab. The shanty town print works well and provides colour inane interesting way.

The Signature Stripe shorts, which would make you almost invisible when worn with the matching towel, are a classic for short, with black draw string waist and elasticated waist band and offers the same points as the aforementioned shorts.

In its Dunkers range Penguin goes straight for the jugular when it comes to offering prints. The True black shorts are Velco-fly©, four pocket (two side, two rear) and have a tropic print with light blue piping against the black garment. And is easy dry.
The iconic Munsingwear Penguin logo is the main stay of the Dunkers All Over short, which comes in blue, with white draw-string fasten, four pockets and are easily wearable anywhere, not just by the pool or beach.

The Minimum DK range offer some of the most outlandish prints around with the Patriot short, which is mesh-lined, short leg, with two hand pockets has an Eighties style fluorescent print, and comes with a drawstring bag, with brand logo on the outside.

The Flash green short features the same styling, with white drawstring and a bright green tropical print on black background. 

Offering a reversed print either black on green or vice versa, the Tony Amazon short offers the same stylings. Using the same print to great effect Hugo Boss Piranha short features over fish detail print, on a blue or orange back. Slightly wider in fitting, this short has two side pockets and has a rubberised logo on the front left leg. Once again the short is quick drying.

The Orlebar Brown spiral short is a nice addition as well and sports a more muted print, like the HB ones.

Two side pockets, metal popper closure, zip fly and zip fasten back pocket, with buckle waist fastening. The shorts are tested against chlorine and salt and have two side pockets and that distinguishable OB cut. Mesh-lined and coming with a waterproof branded draw string bag these are a nice short and the only print shorts in the range.

Now if you are looking for plain shorts, well that’s a different matter.