There many ways to accessorize your outfit using a bandana. You can wear it over your head, wrap it around your neck, or tie it on your wrist, among a whole host of other style options. What you probably don’t want to do is wear it in place of pants – that’s just a bit too exposed for anyone’s liking. Fortunately, you don’t have to, since you can wear the Bather Bandana Swim Trunk instead.
A pair of swim shorts covered in that classic bandana print, the garment looks like it was sewn together using the patterned kerchief. You know, like when a pirate gets stuck in sea too long and decides to while the time away by turning their headwear into swim shorts. It’s awesome. Whether you wear them to the beach, a pool party, or a casual day of gallivanting around the city, these shorts instantly will give your summer outfits that classic bandana flair.
The Bather Bandana Swim Trunk isn’t actually made from actual bandanas. Instead, the outfit uses their own fabric with their own bandana-style prints that integrate the busy patterning found in traditional kerchiefs with some custom elements, such as paisley patterns and smiley faces at various sections of the garment. It’s a nice touch that gives the patterning a unique character once you pay close attention.
The fabric is cut in a 100 percent recycled polyester that, the outfit claims, is designed to dry quickly, ensuring you’re not going to be dripping for the next hour after taking a quick dip, while an ultra-fine mesh lining made with a blend of nylon and spandex gives it a comfortable four-way stretch. From what we can tell, it’s not particularly rugged, so you’ll probably want to keep this strictly for light swimming duties, rather than some rough watersport action. Other features include an elasticized waist with a custom-tipped drawstring for cinching, reinforced side pockets, and a back pocket with snap enclosure.
The Bather Bandana Swim Trunk comes in five colors: blue, light blue, black, green, and red. It’s available now, priced at $95.