Which is understandable. Laudable, even.
But with the mercury soon rising to the 90s, you’ll likely find yourself in or around a body of water very soon. So let’s briefly turn your swimsuit-related attentions inward.
And peruse the wares at Vilebrequin, a venerable French maker of trunks and boardshorts, now open in Tysons Galleria with a storefront that looks like a beach shack.
Saint-Tropez. Like Bardot, that’s where these trunks got their start. And as you might expect from such a beach-focused place, some thought went into them. Like zinc-tipped drawstrings, pockets hand-positioned to match the pattern, rear eyelets strategically placed to prevent ballooning should you encounter a hot tub jet and double stitching should you encounter... anything that wants to rip off your suit.
So next time you find yourself confronted with a plunge pool, a lazy river or just an especially modest showering situation, you’ll reach for one of these. Maybe a flat-front stretch pair of the kind that Connery would have sported in the ’60s. Or boardshorts in all manner of tropical and aquatic patterns.
And for après-swimming applications, they’ve got linen cargo pants, linen button-downs, even terry cloth polos.
You’ve always wanted your chest to be a towel.