Vilebrequin

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Really Great Swimsuits from Saint-Tropez

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We know how it goes. We say “swimsuits.” You think of swimsuits on other people.

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.

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Vilebrequin
in Tysons Galleria
2001 International Dr
McLean, VA 22102
703-848-8180
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