The Summer is almost over, so now's the time for some last-chance beach trips. And hitting the sandy shore isn't just about catching up on your easy reading and getting a tan, it's also about scoping out the board-bound hotties! Whether they are wetsuit-clad or shirtless, amateur or pro, hot surfers are aplenty during the summertime months, so check 'em out while you can! And in case you're desk-bound or landlocked this beach season, we've handpicked some wet and wild surfer dudes to ogle!
Thanks to Proenza Schouler's Spring '10 collection, surf has married fashion. And there're no divorces here! The love just keeps getting stronger. Further proof is in this editorial in June's Marie Claire Italia. We are majorly crushing on Erin Heatherton's sexy surf look — everything from the pink Prada shades, to the silky tie-dye Prada top, to the beaded necklace, to the striped bikini bottoms. Do you love it too? Get the look by clicking on these items!
We're riding high on the surf trend. When hitting the waves — or the pool — show off your sporty, sexy side in our selection of bright and bodacious gear. There's a bevy of neoprene for hard-core hotties, along with striped board shorts and neon colors for those who want to chillax. I'm so close to nabbing this coral Roxy rashguard for my next surf trip to Mexico. Mix and match your swim tops and bottoms for a truly authentic vibe, brah. Surfers (and surf groupies), unite!
Everyone is into one piece swimsuits it would seem. The bikini has been banished in favor of the newly trendy sleek one piece. But we want to bring back the bikini. In fact, the look we have in mind is almost universally flattering for any body type. We call it the Surfer Girl. Perhaps we have overly romanticized the legend of the surfer girl from Susan Orlean's Surfer Girls of Maui to The Beach Boys. But there is something about the combination of masculine board shorts and teeny tiny bikini tops that looks good on all bodies. Big breasted women get to show off their assets, big thighed women get to cover up, and the skinny minnies get a chance to look a little more athletic than their slim frame would suggest. But its not about the silhouette so much as the ethos of the Surfer Girl. Even if you don't have a perfect beach body the look still says I'm free from any societal projections or cultural ideals. You are simply on the beach to have a good time, play a game of volleyball, hit the waves with your board. And that very nonchalance is what makes the look so alluring. Just remember the words of Susan Orlean from Surfer Girls Of Maui.
I suppose, because when you are young and on top of the world you can love anything you want, and just the fact that you love it makes it cool and fabulous.
We say you don't need to be young, just ready to accept that you are at the top of the world and you love this look. That is why the Surfer Girl look is so cool and fabulous.
In this video Kim Johnson, sales executive for J Lindeberg, tells us about the A/W 08 collection. For American men, the key to being stylish is blending new dandyism with the tradition of casual dress. Johnson tells us about the inspiration for the collection as derived from surf culture and the notion that the J. Lindeberg man is the sort to mix tailored garments with backseat-of-the-station wagon duds. Things are looking up for the boys, as labels like J. Lindeberg are mending the discord between men who dress well and men who wear 'dad jeans' and oversized t-shirts. We just can't wait for the women's line to be reintroduced as it will surely include some Sunday afternoon outfits with boyfriend-like tailoring.