Todd Snyder has partnered with the iconic American surf brand Birdwell on an exclusive capsule, the Todd Snyder x Birdwell Stone-Washed Swim Capsule Collection, just in time for beach season. This collection of board shorts is a blast from the past in the best way possible. Each pair is simple yet elegant, with natural colors and minimalist design elements. Like all of Birdwell’s swim trunks, each pair is cut from Birdwell proprietary SurfNylTM fabric and includes a simple button fly and a tab closure for an adjustable fit. The shorts are sewn by expert craftspeople at their Santa Ana, California factory almost exactly as they were sixty years ago when founder Carrie Birdwell Mann sold her first pair. The silhouette of the shorts is based on Birdwell’s 310 body which holds closest to Ms. Birdwell’s original design but in a shorter length.
As far as the selection goes, Todd Snyder offers a handful of pastel colors, as well as a camouflage pair to mix things up. Each article has the same features, including a triple-lace enclosure, meaning they will not come undone without some effort. Also, the shorts are stone-washed to give them an effortlessly cool appearance. Even brand-new, they will look like your favorite pair.
For another Todd Snyder collab, check out the designer’s take on the Iconic Q Timex.