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Swim Briefs

Dandy & Dapper

Just realised I haven't bought a swimsuit since a Vilebrequin purchase circa 2007. What should I buy for my first European summer vacation? I don't want to be the only chump in Speedos.

Sunday, 22 July, 2012, 12:00am

The metro

I have a confession to make: I own about 12 Speedo-style bathing suits. Control your laughter - there's a reason.

20 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

The metro

In Chinese we have a saying: 'The old cat gets its whiskers burned'. It's used when an expert has had a slip at their own trade. Carson Kressley, former Queer Eye fashion expert and now host of the US edition of How to Look Happy Half-Naked, became one of the old cats last March when the press snapped pictures of him frolicking at the beach with his boyfriend in a pair of pink Speedos.

12 May 2008 - 12:00am

Men's swimwear


This high-end retailer carries men's swimming trunks from labels such as Lacoste and St Tropez favourite Vilebrequin. Look for trunks in a variety of prints and colours. Orders can be placed by calling 1 972 556 6011.


9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

symphony seals speedo distribution deals

Hong Kong-listed sport shoes maker Symphony Holdings has signed exclusive distribution and licence agreements with Speedo International to distribute Speedo brand swimwear, footwear, accessories and related sportswear in China and Taiwan.

pak tak signs HK$15.6m knitting machine order

29 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Suits you, ma'am

ALONG WITH THE torrential downpours, June heralds a fresh season for fashionistas. With spring wardrobes done and dusted, it's time to stock up on summer garb. And often the most important (and difficult) item to choose is swimwear.

21 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Bare Necessities

Be the belle of the beach with these seaside-holiday essentials.

Sunglasses by Tom Ford from Lane Crawford Inquiries: 3695 3388

Flip-flops by Chiso for Havaianas from Pedder Red $380

Swimsuit by Matthew Williamson from Harvey Nichols $2,900

Sun hat by Missoni $2,900

Top by Zandra Rhodes from Harvey Nichols $10,900

12 May 2006 - 12:00am

In the swim

With the warmer weather finally upon us, you can expect more free time to lounge on the beach and soak up the sun. Ditch your old Speedos and climb into a pair of Hom swim shorts for the summer. The brand offers a modern range of men's swimwear and this season's collection includes a series of different styles, including Sierra (right; $290).

24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am