For many men planning a holiday involving a water activity of some kind does not always mean considering a good beach wardrobe. The British brand Orlebar Brown found a gap in the men’s swimwear and athletic market, and in turn began selling some of the best pieces available today, combining both fit and performance in an otherwise overlooked garment. Yet having said that, the swimwear market for men, as it stands today, is littered with oversized board shorts or Speedo-like briefs with tasteless embellishing.
Timo Trunks follows a paradigm similar to Orlebar Brown, only it focuses on even more limited inventory that is modern and functional. Available in unique, solid colors, Timo uniquely partners with graphic artists to deliver some of the most smile-inducing swimwear pieces found in the markets today. While some of the designs may come across as a little too strong or even irreverent at times, the fit in which the shorts are cut, complement the garment creating a swimming trunk that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. This is the kind of great piece of swimwear that you can confidently throw a t-shirt over to run a quick errand, or even pop into the nearest bar for a drink.
Timo is the brainchild of Bangkok-based Pow Foongfaungchaveng. Operating mainly out of Thailand, the brand has had a number of successful pop-up shops open in Tokyo and Fukuoka. The brand is yet to be sold in the US , however it has been gaining attention from editors worldwide, and an existing online presence allows for international shopping.