The Right Swimwear Style for You

I am finally back. It took awhile, but honestly I was busy with many stuff in my life after I graduated from my degree. What matters most is I am back and with more post than before, at least regular ones. I shall kick out with something soft while I sort through some of my Outfit of the Day and Stuff I Bought post.

Summer is coming soon for most places and what’s the first thing that comes into mind? Beach, of course! Summer, sun and beach, it’s definitely important to remember to get the best swimwear shorts. I saw a few guides to getting the right one and this particular one interests me.

Article do not own by me but Gentleman’s Gazette

What Swimwear Style Is Right For You?

It’s separate into six categories: tall men (6′ or above), short men and then buff, thin or big build.

Tall & Buff

Are you 6′ or taller, with broad shoulders and chest, and do you like to workout with weights, then you fall into the tall & buff category meaning you can wear anything you like because chances are it will always look good on you. If you have a good tan, lighter colors like white or pastel tones look great, but bear in mind that white rarely stays like that for a long time. In case you like bolder patterns, think about a classic paisley, madras or gingham.

Tall & Buff men's swimwear

Tall & Thin

If you are 6′ or taller with a slender built, go for traditional board shorts. An 8″ inseam is enough for people around 6′, and taller men can increase it to 10″ as long as they end above the knee. While a fuller cut is good, avoid the baggy board shorts trend from the 1990′s. They have the unfortunate tendency to look too youthful or simply sloppy. If you are really tall, it will be difficult to find anything with a longer inseam. You definitely want to avoid vertical stripes, because these will give you the appearance of being taller and thinner than you already are. On the other hand, horizontal stripes may work for you. In any case, avoid skinny Speedo swim briefs because chances are it will make you look boyish.  In terms of color choice, your complexion should be a good guide: if you are pale, avoid extreme colors in terms of lightness and darkness, whereas men with a tan often look better with lighter or bright colors. A rich blue like in the picture (or green, red, etc. ) will work for anybody.

Tall & Thin swim shorts

Big & Tall

As a big & tall man, you want to look advantageous and long, dark, solids board shorts will do just that for you. If your thighs are not too strong, try to avoid shorts that are too baggy. If you prefer patterns, go for a micro pattern or vertical stripes.  Avoid swim trunks, Speedo briefs and thong style swimwear.

Big & Tall swimsuits

Short & Buff

The best style for shorter, buff men will be a trunk or boxer style because the shorter inseam makes  you look taller. I’d recommend avoiding suits with an inseam longer than 6″. At any cost, avoid board shorts because they make you visually even shorter and often overhang the knee, while vertical stripes will help you look taller.

Short & Buff swim trunks

Short & Thin

If you are short and slender opt for trunks, or slim board shorts with a shorter inseam. Avoid bold and large patterns, as they will overpower your small stature. Choose microprints, or low contrast stripes instead.

Short & Thin swim trunks

Short & Big

In case you are shorter and bigger, consider a pair of high-cut briefs that would give the illusion of longer legs. Below you can see the original model in khaki which was designed for the  Underwater Demolition Team in the forties and they are still used by the Navy Seals today. At just $18, you get a classic swim trunk that won’t break the bank.  You want to opt for a looser fit without an elastic waistband, because it will make you look bigger. If the swimsuit cuts into your stomach, better go with the next larger size. Dark solids colors will always work and often have a slimming effect, but dark vertical stripes are also good as long as they are not too bold.

Short & Big swimsuits for men

What Not to Wear

Regardless of your stature and build, if the goal is to look great at the beach, there are a few things to avoid that apply to everyone interested in a classic look. If possible, avoid large logo or brand symbols. I am sure you all have seen men in large Armani, Versace or Hugo Boss shorts or briefs but big branding tends to scream with a lack of self confidence, not to mention lack of personal style. So, don’t be a brand victim and choose a tasteful model that suits your physique and complexion rather than being the equivalent of an advertising billboard.

Cited from: Men’s Swimwear Guide — Gentleman’s Gazette http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/mens-swimwear-guide/#ixzz31tlSh3C4

It’s up to you eventually. I really find this article useful, so go check them out. Let me know if you have any opinion about it as well.

Stuff I Got During the Weekend.

 

I thought it would be a good idea to share stuff I bought. It would be about what I got for how much so you guys can give in feedback, yay or nay? It could also be a good deal in town you guys can look up for.

One small reason for my lack of post last week was I went to Singapore with my family. It’s no secret of my love for Abercrombie & Fitch, so Singapore was the nearest place I could get their items since there isn’t one in Malaysia. I must say it was heaven on Earth there.

With my limited budget and the variety of items there, I manage to grab these 2 items that was shown below. A classic fit shorts and a classic checkered shirt.

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To show a clearer image, I took the photos below from A&F website.

A&F Shirts

Their classic checkered shirt that is mostly worn by the models and staff there is a must-have. To be honest, it was quite expensive but I got it from the clearance rack in A&F and it cost SG $76.90 (Singaporean Dollars)! It was cheap right? Roughly 60USD. Was so happy when I spotted this, though the size is limited. I wear a M, however if you ever want to buy them, the length of the shirt is meant to be shorter though.

A&F Shorts

Next, since it’s Summer, a shorts is in the must have list. From where I’m at, Summer all year, shorts are a must as well! Cost SG $108 (Singaporean Dollar), about 85USD. Not so cheap, but it has a nice material and cutting.

These are what I got in Singapore, hope this segment would be able to share my items I got, share the happiness and get comments for it! Till next time.

Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister Summer Fashion!

 

Summer is here soon! Throw your jackets, jeans or any overcoat away, not literally though, because it’s time for the beach, tan and summer fashion! Yup, my favourite part are still the fashion. Summer is actually a time when everybody looks forward to, but for me, from where I stay, it’s all year summer therefore it can be boring, but I love the fact that I can buy wearable clothes around the world because of Summer fashion. I definitely enjoy shorts, surf shorts because it doesn’t restrict much movements compare to jeans.

Came across Abercrombie and Fitch & Hollister summer fashion and I love it. I love the brands because of it’s fitting and comfort along with some of their design! However it’s a little bit sad because I can’t get it in my country, but I would recommend it for the fitting and comfort.

Photos are from Abercombie and Hollister.

Abercrombie and Fitch:

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Definitely if I have the body, I would be shirtless all the time!

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Absolutely love the pants! Yes it’s gorgeous and not weird at all! Love how it all match as well!

Hollister:

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Shorts and shirts do actually go well together!

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People with long legs (legs longer than torso) could actually go for shorts shorter than knee length as it looks good! One of the style I think I could wear.

Check out their summer fashion on their website! Abercombie and Hollister.