Minimal Long Weekend Essentials

For light travelers who need little to have a good time

Packing light has a way of making all long weekend trips better. There’s no real need to lug around extra anything when only going away for three or four days. The following eight items represent our ideal travel essentials. There are two swimsuits—because even in the midst of seasonal change, a pool or pond can be undeniably alluring. But we also propose bags, blankets, sunglasses, …

Testing the Orlebar Brown SnapShorts App

Create a top-quality bathing suit from an image you've captured

Furthering their commitment to the world of photography, swimwear brand Orlebar Brown recently released an app, SnapShorts, that lets anyone turn their photographs into swim trunks. Within SnapShorts, one can select a photo they’ve taken, choose how it lays out on the shorts and then order immediately. It’s a four-step process toward an entirely unique pair. The brand has been printing photography on their high-quality …

Interview: Designers Parke & Ronen

The brand that reimagined bathing suit tailoring offers up insight on their bright colors, prints and careful silhouettes

It’s hard to imagine, with their men’s bathing suits having such a distinct and commanding presence in the swimwear market, that duo Parke & Ronen designed their first pair on a whim. A few years after they united in 1997 and opened a store in NYC’s Chelsea, Parke Lutter and Ronen Jehezkel first introduced a swimsuit into their men’s ready-to-wear collection. Since, the tailored briefs …