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Apolis + J. Crew Chambray Swim Trunks

’60s style crafted for the love of indigo


The global citizens at LA’s Apolis have teamed up with J. Crew to produce a men’s boardshort in two limited colorways. The design takes a hint from California surfers of the 1960s, with a classic single pocket construction and broad horizontal stripe. For the fabric, Apolis founders Raan and Shea Parton and J. Crew men’s designer Frank Muytjens celebrated a mutual love of indigo with a 5½-ounce Spanish chambray lined in polyester and held together by three-needle outer seam stitching. As with every Apolis product, the end result is a testament to the people behind it—the US-based manufacturer they relied on has been the sole producer of boardshorts for California lifeguards since 1990.

The Apolis + J. Crew swim trunks sells from J. Crew online for $98. Watch the one-minute video from Apolis to hear more about how the swim trunks came to be.

Image courtesy of J. Crew


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