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The Boardshort Journal

Boardshorts have been a popular choice of swimwear for men since the 1950's when they were first seen on the beaches of Oahu. They are comfortable, practical, and stylish, making them a great choice for any beach or poolside. In this journal, we'll be discussing how to wear board shorts and style them to look your best on your everyday journey.

Choose the Right Length

The length of your boardshort is essential in determining your style. Boardshorts typically come in three lengths: short, mid-length, and long. Mid-length or everyday boardshorts usually fall just above the knee, while short boardshorts or poolside usually reach the mid-thigh. Long boardshorts or journeys typically fall on the knee. Poolside, Everyday and Journeys are the Banks Journal names we give to these three key lengths. 


If you have a more athletic build or riding a mid length surfboard, shorter boardshorts are a great option for you. Mid-length boardshorts are great for riding fishes or for all body types and are the most popular length. Long boardshorts are ideal for taller men or those who prefer more coverage and also for shorter, more high performance boards.

Opt for Bold Colors and Patterns

Bank’s Journal’s Boardshorts come in a variety of colors and patterns, so don't be afraid to choose something bold and eye-catching like a yardage print. Bright colors and bold patterns will make you stand out on the beach or by the pool. However, if you prefer something more subtle, neutral colors such as navy, black, or gray are also great options in both solids or color blocking.


Pay Attention to the Waistband

Banks Journal boardshorts come in two types of waistbands. Once being fixed and the other elastic. Always make sure it fits snugly around your waist. You don't want your boardshorts falling off while you're in the water. Also, avoid wearing your boardshorts too high or too low on your hips.


Choose the Right Fabric

Boardshorts come in different fabrics, so choose the right one for your needs. If you plan to spend a lot of time in the water, choose boardshorts made of quick-drying materials such as polyester or nylon and also have stretch. Cotton boardshorts may look great, but they take longer to dry and can become heavy and uncomfortable when wet. A way around this is to look for a cotton boardshort with some nylon or poly mixed in.



To complete your beach look, add some accessories such as sunglasses, or a hat. Sunglasses will not only protect your eyes from the sun but also add a stylish touch to your look. A hat will protect your head if you forgot your sunscreen.

In conclusion, boardshorts are a great option for any beach or pool day. By following these tips, you can wear boardshorts and style them to look your best. Don't be afraid to choose bold colors and patterns, and accessorize to complete your look. With the right boardshorts and accessories, you'll be ready to hit the beach or pool in style.

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