We already feel like summer is slipping away. But wait—it just started! Come Memorial Day we find ourselves maximizing every warm-weather hour, plotting outdoor drinks and al fresco workouts into our calendars to be sure we don’t miss a single balmy breeze or ray of sunshine while sipping our frosé. Also? We beach. We beach hard.
Which means our swimwear need not be skimpy or silly. Enter Flagpole Swim, a range of suits and rashguards so chic, so sensible (but insanely beautiful), that we’re working our summer wardrobe around them.
From surfing Montauk’s baddest waves to stand-up paddling on the Sound, these suits were built with integrity to handle actual action without busting up or giving out. Also? They’re super gorgeous. Clean lines, intriguing cutouts and sumptuous Italian fabrics make the colorblocked beauties totally stand out in the surf.
Another reason we love them? They’re made in NYC’s Garment District, with attention to detail that we respect (and recognize). The suits’ highly elastic fabric is laid out for 24 hours before cutting so that it can relax—how cool is that? Slow fashion isn’t the norm, but we dig it when brands stick to their guns and take the time to do things right. Alright, everybody into the pool!