Top 10 Designer Swim Shorts For Your 2017 Summer Holiday

Top 10 Designer Swim Shorts For Your 2017 Summer Holiday

Off on your jollies and looking for the perfect pair of swimwear? We have over 150 styles of mens swimwear, so you’re safe with us. From well known brands to niche and upcoming companies, our range of designer swim shorts are second to none in the UK mens swimwear market. Take a look at some of our picks for your 2017 Summer holiday…

Top 10 Designer Swim Shorts For Your 2017 Summer Holiday

The Versace Iconic Black Medusa Swim Short is a lightweight, shortie boxer cut with a 2 inch wide black elastic waistband featuring gold Versace branding and the Medusa head centre front. A simple back flap pocket with a gold Medusa head snap fastening and gold eyelet detail.

DSquared2 Camo Splash Swim Short feature an all over abstract camouflage and water splash design, which almost looks like bold leopard print, in clashing bold colours with an elasticated waist and a black drawcord and flat branded alloy tips. On the left leg is a small embossed gunmetal DSquared tag.

Top 10 Designer Swim Shorts For Your 2017 Summer Holiday

The Rufskin Malibu Board Short is a multipanel retro styled surf short in blocks of colour with a contrasting black waistband and stitch detail throughout. Cut with side vents for ease of movement and an elasticated waistband with Rufskin 17 embroidery

The Gant Short Fit Foliage Fields Swim Short features an all over graphic leaf design in navy, black and cream. These short fit swim shorts have navy tubular draw cord with bullet tips and branded eyelets. The rear patch pocket has a rubberised logo tag

Top 10 Designer Swim Shorts For Your 2017 Summer Holiday

The Tommy Hilfiger Red, White & Blue Swim Short continues Tommy’s patriotic theme with horizontal panels in the nations colours. A looser casual fit of swim short with an elasticated waist and flat woven drawcord. Made from a quick dry polyester with a single back patch pocket featuring a Tommy H logo and a velcro closure.

The Sinners Attire Butterfly Skull Swim Short is a shortie length swim short with an elasticated waist and all over digital skull and butterfly design. The Ibiza Sinners lads have expanded their collection with even more loud and attitude heavy sports and swimwear options to get you in the mood for a long summer.

Top 10 Designer Swim Shorts For Your 2017 Summer Holiday

The Nikben New Dot Swim Short has a contemporary shortie fit with an elasticated wasitband and features a pink polka dot design on a dark navy base on the right hip is embroidered the Nikben logo. Nikben swimwear has been designed in Sweden and the collection features whimsical and playful prints for style hungry guys.

The Diesel Caybay Swim Shorts come in various prints, colours and finishes but they are all the same cut. They each have a 4cm wide washed out indigo elastic waistband with branded drawcord to the front, a 11 inch outer leg measurement and 2 side diagonal pockets with one back patch pocket and velcro closure. Down the sides of the short are a dual layer black mesh panel and inner mesh swim brief.

Top 10 Designer Swim Shorts For Your 2017 Summer Holiday

The Emporio Armani Sprinter Swim Short is a sports styled swim short with a wide elasticated waistband and curved side seam detail. On the left leg is the EA7 logo and an external flat drawcord has tonal tipping and flat acrylic eagle embossed heads.

The Boss Hugo Boss Koi Shadow Swim Short are made from an exclusive textured woven fabric featuring a tropical foliage design in shadow with dark and light areas that catch the sunlight as you move. These Premium swim shorts have two side pockets, an inner coin pocket and a zip closure back pocket with a gunmetal branded pull.

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Channel Wimbledon Tennis Style With Modus Vivendi’s Mondrian Collection

Channel Wimbledon Tennis Style With Modus Vivendi's Mondrian Collection

Founded by Christos Bibitos in 1989, Modus Vivendi is the stylish, fashion led brand bringing the heritage of Greece into the modern age. Designed and made in Greece, Modus Vivendi – which means lifestyle or way of life – celebrates Greek heritage and culture through striking designs that play on particular themes such as Greek gods and heroes.

Channel Wimbledon Tennis Style With Modus Vivendi's Mondrian Collection

Modus Vivendi’s ethos of reflecting a lifestyle that is about doing what you do because you love it is the perfect complement to living life with a BANG! While each collection has a new theme, the designs generally rework the historic and cultural richness of Greece to create modern, stylish products. This season, however, they’ve introduced a new culture to their latest line, and we love it.

Channel Wimbledon Tennis Style With Modus Vivendi's Mondrian Collection

Their latest collection is inspired by artist Piet Modrian. Mondrian was a contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed neoplasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which he painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colours. There are many references to his work, including fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent’s Fall 1965 Mondrian collection that featured shift dresses in blocks of primary color with black bordering, inspired by Mondrian. The collection proved so popular that it inspired a range of imitations that encompassed garments from coats to boots.

Channel Wimbledon Tennis Style With Modus Vivendi's Mondrian Collection

Modus Vivendi have also been completely inspired by Mondrian’s clean lines and popping primary colours and have incorporated it into a collection that consists of black, white and grey mens underwear with unique colour block elastic waistbands reminiscent of the Dutch painters work. The underwear is simple and cool, and will work well as staple pieces in any mans collection. If you prefer something a little less minimal, there are black and white printed styles with bright yellow contrasting on the waistbands and in the binding.

Channel Wimbledon Tennis Style With Modus Vivendi's Mondrian Collection

There are boxers, briefs, tangas and jockstraps in this range, making it the ideal collection for everyday wear, as well as sport. And judging by the accompanying campaign and video, Modus too deems it sport worthy. The campaign features male model Efthimis Chatziapostolou wearing the underwear on the tennis court, complete with racket and balls all over the place. The perfect collection for channelling the Wimbledon tennis style this Summer! The colours are rich and bright, and it is a truly great campaign with the bright blue sky overhead and the Sun shining down on Chatziapostolou’s tanned, god-like body!

Channel Wimbledon Tennis Style With Modus Vivendi's Mondrian Collection

Quality and comfortable fabrics have been used throughout the collection. They are made from either a soft and breathable stretch cotton mix or a stretch microfibre fabric with pouches towards the front, ensuring everything stays in place, whether you’re sport of choice is on the court or in the gym! Cotton and microfibre are both well known fabrics used in underwear and have benefits to them like breathability, and moisture wicking properties, ensuring you stay dry while you work up a sweat!

Channel Wimbledon Tennis Style With Modus Vivendi's Mondrian Collection

The images and video themselves have been shot and edited by P2Photography. This isn’t the first time that P2Photography and Chatziapostolou have worked together on a Modus Campaign, having shot successful campaigns for their Contrast line and Mandorian line among others. So if you are a fan of high quality underwear with a stylish twist, this is the collection for you. Game, set and match this Summer!

Channel Wimbledon Tennis Style With Modus Vivendi’s Mondrian Collection

 

Work Out In Style | EA7 Sportswear and Training Gear

Work Out In Style | EA7 Sportswear and Training Gear

This season, work up a sweat in style with the latest EA7 Sportswear and Training Gear available at BANG+STRIKE. Whether you get your game on in the gym or outside, there is a wide range of athletic pieces available from one of the best brands in the business. EA7 Emporio Armani is the activewear division of Italian design house Giorgio Armani. The EA7 brand shares the parent companies design ethos and has the same attention to detail and quality but this is a collection that uses innovative sportswear fabrics and cutting edge engineering in the garments.

Work Out In Style | EA7 Sportswear and Training Gear

The EA7 Emporio Armani Ventus7 Black Training Shorts are ideal for leg day, or even wearing out on a footie pitch. They are a flattering cut, coming just above the knee and are made from a lightweight and fast drying material. They feature an inner compression short in fluo red with micro mesh panels. This secondary inner compression short ensures a comfortable and secure wear and will make sure everything that needs to stay in place while working out does so!

The EA7 Emporio Armani Ventus7 Training Sport Short are a shorter cut and are great for when you need a little more flexibility and movement to the leg. Again, they are made from a lightweight and fast drying sport short and include curved side seams and contrast spike fabric inserts. These shorts include a secondary inner mesh lining for extra comfort. They are available at BANG+STRIKE in both black and white.

Work Out In Style | EA7 Sportswear and Training Gear

The EA7 Emporio Armani VIGOR7 Microfibre Training TShirt is a high stretch, athletic fit crew neck training top ideal for all manner of sports, particularly running or parkour. The tee is form fitting and moves with your body for extra flexibility. It has a solid black chest panel featuring the EA7 logo in black on black. The back panel and the sleeves have a graphic pyramid design and the underarms have a moisture wicking micro mesh panel for breath ability to keep you dry and comfortable.

The EA7 Emporio Armani Ventus7 Zip Up Training Jacket has been designed with micro mesh panels and vents to control your temperature and provide a comfortable and dry workout. It would do well in all manner of weathers and is the ideal accessory for outside sports. It is made from a light weight quick dry black fabric with reflective coral EA7 branding printed on the chest and VENTUS7 on the arm. Fully lined with elasticated cuffs and a toggle fastening hem, this jacket would also be versatile enough to wear as part of a casual outfit.

Work Out In Style | EA7 Sportswear and Training Gear

The EA7 Emporio Armani Ventus7 Microfibre Training Tank is a relaxed fit, straight cut training tank made from a moisture wicking fabric that is both quick dry and breathable. With a crew neck and white inset micro mesh panels across the chest and black micromesh panels under the arms to keep you dry. Once again, it is form fitting and would be great for both outside and in the gym, particularly when you’re working up a sweat on the weights!

The EA7 Emporio Armani VIGOR7 Sleeveless Training Top is an athletic fit crew neck running top in a light weight, moisture wicking fabric with mesh underarm panels. Orange piping and a graphic print design sits on both sides of the chest with a large EA7 logo on in the centre. And if white sportswear isn’t your thing, then it also comes in black!

Work Out In Style | EA7 Sportswear and Training Gear

The Emporio Armani Navy Towelling Sweatshirt is a relaxed fit, navy sweatshirt with a shawl collar and embroidered with a silver Emporio Armani Eagle logo on the chest. The material is soft, flexible and comfortable. The oversize collar adds to the style of this sweatshirt, and it is ideal worn as loungewear or casual gymwear.

The EA7 Emporio Armani Ventus7 Sports Jacket is a lightweight windbreaker style jacket featuring a graphic print design and large coral EA7 logo on the chest. With an internal hood concealed by a metallic zip, elasticated cuffs and an internal adjustable drawcord at the waist this jacket it ideal for running and other outdoor activities. Once again however it stylish enough to be paired with casual outfits should you decide to skip your workout sesh!

There is so much more in the range, including sports bags, and the pieces can be mixed and match depending on your mood, the weather or the sport of choice!

Buy EA7 Sportswear and Training Gear at BANG+STRIKE

#COOLBOY Geordie Shore’s Gaz Beadle

#COOLBOY Geordie Shore's Gaz Beadle

It’s time for another #CoolBoy ladies and gents. This time, the lucky nomination is a guy that’s been on our screens for around six years. He’s one of the most infamous reality TV stars in the UK and has had his fair share of controversy. A self confessed pulling machine, it’s none other than Geordie Shore’s Gaz Beadle. Never heard of him? Let us give you a run down.

#COOLBOY Geordie Shore's Gaz Beadle

In 2011, ‘Geordie Shore’ came to our screens. It was the UK version of the hit American TV show ‘Jersey Shore’ and boy did it divide the nation. Some people were outraged at the antics of these twenty something Geordies, with them drinking, pulling, passing out, peeing and puking. Often in that order! Newspapers lauded the show as a joke, and yet at the same time, there was something about the show that gripped the nation. Unlike it’s other reality TV show counterparts like The Only Way Is Essex and Made In Chelsea, Geordie Shore wasn’t staged in parts. It was raw footage of a group of strangers being thrown in a house together, plied with alcohol and left to their own devices, save for the odd work task being thrown at them from time to time. Car crash TV at its best, and highly addictive.

#COOLBOY Geordie Shore's Gaz Beadle

It’s now 2017, and the show is still going strong, admittedly with the odd cast member change due to departures, introduction and sackings. One star of the show however that’s always been present, and that’s Gary ‘Gaz’ Beadle. Before the show, Gaz was well known around his parts for being a hit with the ladies, and it became apparent in the first series why. One of the most memorable moments was of course when everyone discovered that he was more than well endowed, with one of the girls nicknaming his member ‘The Parsnip’.

#COOLBOY Geordie Shore's Gaz Beadle

As well as that revelation, something that got fans returning episode after episode was the blossoming romance between Gaz and his co-star Charlotte Crosby. The co-stars never made it to their happy ending though, and although they tried to give it a go countless time, they called it an end in 2016 after some very personal issues, leading Charlotte to quit the show, much to the fans dismay. Gaz however soldiered on, and although received some pretty hurtful comments via social media, continued to fly the flag for the Geordie party scene.

Geordie Shore opened up a wide range of opportunities for Gaz, and he soon moved on from doing the odd club appearance here and there to starring on other TV shows and starting his own merchandise businesses. In 2014, Gaz appeared on Ex On The Beach, a show dedicated to bringing beautiful people together in a paradise location. And then introducing their exes. It made for some great rows, some short romances and ensured that Gaz was completed cemented as one of the most sought after reality TV stars, with the shows rating hitting a wider audience when he was tipped to appear. In 2016 he returned to the series again to confront some exes as well as some ex hook ups. In 2017, Beadle was announced as a celebrity contestant on the Australian version of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ proving that no reality TV show is safe from the prowess of the Parsnip!

#COOLBOY Geordie Shore's Gaz Beadle

Gaz’s name is rarely ever out of the celebrity tabloid glossies, and he’s an active tweeter, not shying away from what he really wants to say. In the last two years, he’s been labelled a love rat more times than you can shake a stick at. Not only for his relationship with former flame Charlotte, but for his relationship with fashion designer Lexie Lillie Gregg. Lexie was named as the woman to tame the lothario, but unfortunately it all ended in tears. Literally. While both appearing on Ex On The Beach, it became apparent that Gaz was less than saintly in his relationship with Lexie, even managing to cheat on her while on the same trip together!

From this relationship, (although we’re sure there were a few in between) Gaz then hooked up with brunette beauty Emma Mcvey. Emma is a model and briefly appeared on The Only Way Is Essex as the love interest of Mario Falcone. It seems that the reality TV dating scene is small! So much so that Gaz’s ex Lillie went on to date Stephen Bear, another reality TV star, who is now dating Charlotte Crosby- Gaz’s ex! Did you catch all of that?

#COOLBOY Geordie Shore's Gaz Beadle

Anyway, back to Gaz. So as you can see, Gaz is a pro at reality tv, and womanising, and his businesses are something else he’s keen on promoting. Back in 2014, Gaz quoted “I’ve saved the money I’ve earned from the show. It’s all about saving. I’ve just bought a nightclub as an investment. Altogether I’ve got three businesses. I’m looking at investing other ­money in ­properties as well. That way if this all ends in two years’ time I’ll know I can kick back and enjoy what I’ve got. I’m nearly a ­millionaire. People ­underestimate us but I think we’re proving them wrong.” Well, it didn’t end for Gaz and he ended up setting up clothing lines and a nutrition business. It’s estimated he earns around £50,000 every MONTH. Yep, every month!

Keep up to date with Gaz Beadle over on his Twitter

New Brand Alert: Nikben Stockholm Mens Swimwear

This season, we’re bringing you so many new brands and mens swimwear collections. One of our favourites is the new range by Swedish swimwear brand NIKBEN. They design dreams of Summer, Sun and happy moments with their bright coloured, subversive and playful prints. Their tagline is ‘Get Wet In Style’ and we couldn’t agree more that they’re THE brand to be seen in this Summer. Their pieces are just so fun, they’ll ensure you stand out from the crowd and stay unique while still remaining stylishly cool. NIKBEN conveys a lifestyle, it is a short that can be worn all year and on different occasions, not only to the beach or for swimming.

New Brand Alert: Nikben Stockholm Mens Swimwear

NIKBEN is the result of a meeting of minds when Swedes Niklas and Benjamin met. Although born in Sweden, Nicklas aka NIK was bred on the beaches across the southern parts of Europe. Swimwear became his natural choice of apparel in his everyday life, not only for lazy days bumming on the beach, but also at the gym, relaxing at home or even on the golf course.

New Brand Alert: Nikben Stockholm Mens Swimwear

Benjamin aka BEN was born on the Swedish west coast, typically spending his summers hopping from island to island on sailboats in their renowned archipelago. He would later be found at Central Saint Martins in London – surrounded with endless amounts of inspiration and creativity, he developed a vision to establish a product that would bring fashion to new dimensions.

New Brand Alert: Nikben Stockholm Mens Swimwear

NIK and BEN crossed paths in Spain, bonded instantly, a few years onwards they decided to take destiny in their own hands – the rest is history. So what can we expect from the brand this season? Well, a lot of bright colours and a lot of funky prints, that’s for sure! The swimwear would be the ideal choice to bring a little fun into your holiday wardrobe, and you’ll definitely be getting some compliments on your unique style.

The Nikben Jiro Swim Short  features a quirky all over sushi graphic on a mint green base. Nikben has playfully stylised images of prawns, sushi rolls and tuna on rice and it really works well. The print is fun, vibrant and they are certainly a conversation starter! The fabric is quick drying, meaning you can easily throw a t-shirt on and wear these as shorts too if you wish. On the right hip is embroidered Nikben branding and the waistband has a slight stretch with a drawstring cord.

 

New Brand Alert: Nikben Stockholm Mens Swimwear

The Nikben Popsicle Swim Short is a cool pink swim short with an allover print of popsicles in green, yellow, red, blue and cream interspersed with blue and purple icecream cones dotted all over the fabric. This swim short has branding to the hip, two side pockets, a back flap pocket with velcro closure, an inner white mesh swim brief and an elasticated waist with an external drawcord and stonewash bronzed branded tips.

 

New Brand Alert: Nikben Stockholm Mens Swimwear

The Nikben Monkey Business Swim Short has a funky diamond design along with monkey heads and smiley emojis. This too is a shorter cut swim short made from a soft peached polyester fabric that has quick drying properties, a stretchy drawstring waistband, pockets to the back and branding on the hip.

If you want even more whimsical patterns, there are also designs with polka dots, a ‘big’ mouth design, and a fox in a fez hat design.

Shop The NIKBEN range now at BANG+STRIKE