Journal - December 4

Trunks Transformed

Trunks Transformed

Salvaging Swimming Style

Too easily we foolishly overlook the importance of swimming trunks. When the weather turns fair it can be tempting to grab whatever ancient pair is stashed in the drawer. Beachside style neglect is a sad fact of summer The Practical Man is keen to see washed away.

Our range of trunks and swimwear from Ron Dorff and Onia are leading the charge. The designs favour minimal but eye-catching simplicity to help you look your best. Whether you’re catching breaks, sunbathing or belting out some laps at the pool, you’ll stand-out from the pack.

Ron Dorff make their trunks in Portugal, known for its incredible beaches along the Iberian peninsula and dramatic Atlantic coastline. They combine efficient design and modern material like waterproof polyamide fabric and breathable micro-mesh lining. With the founders European influence, Ron Dorff have produced timeless, elegant swimwear designs.

Onia’s Calder and Charles range favour a trunk adaptable fo...

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Journal - August 15



Time to set sail

Boutique swimwear brand Onia draws its name from the Hebrew word for ‘ship’; pronounced o-nee-ah (and not ‘on ya’ as us Australians might be tempted to veer towards). The nautical name from an ancient language is fitting for this stylish swimwear brand’s timeless, simple and long-lasting trunks, tees, totes, and jackets, perfect for watery destinations or casual weekend jaunts.

Like any good seacraft, one thing that stands out is the intricate, rigorously researched construction which takes care to get the minute details right. Examples include the custom designed metal components, fray resistant and alloy reinforced drawstrings, concealed snap closures, long-lasting zippers and quick-drying mesh and fabrics.

And while most swimwear is mass produced using generic factory methods, Onia employ a technique on their cleanly sown outer and inner seams that’s usually reserved for luxury dress pants. The discerning eye can spot the subtle sleekness – as well a...

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Beach Boy Bag / Pillow
The White Briefs Beach Boy Bag / Pillow


Beach Boy Shorts
The White Briefs Beach Boy Shorts


Beach Towel Discipline
Ron Dorff Beach Towel Discipline


Captain Trunks Grey Red
Timo Captain Trunks Grey Red


Centro Messenger Bag
Crafted Goods Centro Messenger Bag


Chapped Skin Remedy
Buckler's Remedy Chapped Skin Remedy


Edition Trunks Bauhaus 01
Timo Edition Trunks Bauhaus 01


Edition Trunks Camo Green
Timo Edition Trunks Camo Green


Edition Trunks Escher Blue
Timo Edition Trunks Escher Blue


Edition Trunks Escher Blue Beige
Timo Edition Trunks Escher Blue Beige


Edition Trunks Escher Orange
Timo Edition Trunks Escher Orange


Edition Trunks Escher Red
Timo Edition Trunks Escher Red


Long Prep Trunks Camo Blue
Timo Long Prep Trunks Camo Blue


Maximum Strength Hand Balm
Brickell Maximum Strength Hand Balm


Prep Trunks Parrot Green
Timo Prep Trunks Parrot Green


Skin Discipline After Beach
Ron Dorff Skin Discipline After Beach


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