THE ORIGIN OF BOARDSHORT IN FRANCE
From the 1910s, Men and Women started to swim often together. At that time, we are used to bathe completely dressed because the tan is considered as vulgar, related to farmers.
In 1936, beaches are getting crowded thanks to two weeks of paid leave per year (yes !) and swimsuit are finally shorten.
In the early 60s, the swimsuit is shorten to low height, we are close to the boxer or even the speedo.
In the 80s, the swimsuit is getting longer again, surfing is the reason, « so cool » effect ! This is how men boardshort is born, this is the one, the one which is forbidden for swimming pool.
A BOARDSHORT IN REGARDS TO ACTIVITIES
The swimming trunks is the most versatil model and suit with every hobbies. This one will follow you easily during your trip across the wolrd or even for sea holiday with your family. Moreover, the swimming trunks is a classic multigenerational which suits with all morphologies.
speedo. It is more hygienic that the others but more difficult to assume. It will provide an italian charm and an optimal tan. Be careful, it will suit better athletic bodies ;)
Finally, if you go to Bali for a surf trip with friends, then the boardshort is essential. It is more like a garment and has no inner thread. The men boardshort is longer to protect the wax friction against your thigh while waiting for the wave sitting on your board.
An essential feature is the lack of elastic waist, it is replaced by a velcro hook and a small drawstring. It keeps the boardshort in place when you fall down under a wave for example.
WHICH MATERIAL FOR A BOARDSHORT?
You will find mainly two materials in the swimsuit market: polyester and polyamide. There are also men's boardshorts that mix one of these two materials with elastane. This addition provides flexibility and elasticity to the piece.
Specific properties can be incorporated into the boardshort thanks to its synthetic fibers. It changes the material itself, which can withstand UV sunlight , sea water or chlorine. That why you can find water repellent boardshort, fast drying, anti-UV ...
DETAILS MATTERS ON BOARDSHORT
Session less than 1 hour?
Choose a quick dry boardshort with a comfortable fit.
Session longer than 2 hours?
You need a boardshort that limits irritation, provides freedom and stay in place when you fall down.
The Saint Jacques boardshort is the perfect piece.
It's a light, comfortable with very fast drying properties for short sessions.
The 4D spandex offers this men's boardshort a lot of elasticity and its flat belt keeps it in place.
Regarding design, it is a boardshort not too long nor too short: sober, elegant, and technical.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR BOARDSHORT
If you have room, do not hesitate to bring two boardshorts on holidays, especially if it's for more than a week. First for hygiene because you will often wear it, but also to last it longer.
Rinse your men boardshort with clear water after every session, in order to remove salt or chlorine residues that may discolor your swimsuit.
You can put it in the washing machine, but only if you respect these instructions:
- Do not do it too often
- Put it in a protective net
- Stay below 40°
- No iron – no dryer
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