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Setting the Bars & Stripes of Sexy Sophistication High With Parke & Ronen Swimwear

Setting the Bars & Stripes of Sexy Sophistication High With Parke & Ronen Swimwear

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

Over the years, I’ve come to depend on the classically modern clothing Parke & Ronen consistently bring to the market place. Italian designer Ronen Jehezkel who earned a degree in Italian Haute Couture from the Institute of European Design and Parsons School of Design graduate Parke Lutter in 1997 founded the company. Season after season, their simple but sexy aesthetic satisfy customers who value tasteful form-fitting apparel made from high-quality fabrics with subtle details that whisper style. P&R’s White label includes their coveted swimwear line, which always manages to push the boundaries without being ostentatious.

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

Whenever I buy a P&R bathing suit, I know I’m getting the ideal fit for my body. From swim briefs to board shorts, the brand has tailored options for a variety of customers and their specific preferences. Whether I go with a 2-inch inseam or 6-inch, I know the swim trunk and its stretchy material has been designed to accentuate my positives. I used to get in so much trouble living only a couple of blocks from their flagship retail store in West Chelsea—a major shopping hazard for any gay boy frequenting Fire Island over the summer!

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

This year I snatched up P&R’s “Oarsman Angeleno” swim trunks…with the 2-inch inseam. “This Angeleno Swim Trunk is a fashionable retro inspired, square-cut with a comfy four way stretch and unique Oarsman Stripe print. This swim trunk has a sexy low-rise, contrast color piping, side pockets, fly front closure with a logo snap button, and full mesh lining,” (parkeandronen.com)

BOOKMARK:

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

Photo by Saro Karagueuzian for TBOT

You can find Parke&Ronen bathing suits online at their website, or at LASC in Los Angeles or at their flagship store in West Chelsea as I mentioned before.

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Drive Baby Drive!

Drive Baby Drive!

When Working Out is Just Another Day at the Beach: Frog Leaps

When Working Out is Just Another Day at the Beach: Frog Leaps

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