If you often have trouble locating your friends at the beach, we suggest wearing one of We Are Handsome swimsuits. It's easily one of the coolest swimwear lines we’ve seen in a long time.
The vintage-inspired collection is a collaboration between two Aussies: Indhra Chagoury of Oscar & Elvis swimwear and Jeremy J. Somers of product design firm People Like Us, which sells iPod and iPhone covers. The swimsuits feature unexpected bold, iconic images like James Dean, a roaring lion, a Miami sunset and pin-up girls, printed onto relatively timeless silhouettes. (Though, we have to admit, the scoop-back one piece featured throughout their look book reminds us of early ‘90s Baywatch.)
And while the model looks great posing and lounging around, we wonder how the thin, barely-there swimsuits would hold up through a few laps, or how they would hold certain other things up.
Considering the suits only come in extra-small, small and medium, it would seem that catering to a wide variety of body types is not the main concern. However, if the mission is to make attention-grabbing, statement-making pieces out of a relatively limiting category of apparel such as swimwear, We Are Handsome is definitely a contender.
Australia is currently moving into winter, but the people behind We Are Handsome have smartly made their wares, which range from $169-$225, available to those of us on the Northern hemisphere via Opening Ceremony (NY and LA), Modcloth.com and Yoox.com.