Retromarine gives men’s swimwear a vintage makeover

retromarine swimwear feature retro2
Over the past several years, hosts of up-and-coming startups and companies started calling the New York borough of Brooklyn home, helping rejuvenate the storied city. These companies — as varied as they are many — helped transform Brooklyn from an industrial wasteland into the bustling, creative hub it is today. One company doing its part to boost Brooklyn while offering a supremely stylish product is the luxury swimwear company, Retromarine. Brought to life by former chef Juan Pablo Jaramillo in Manhattan’s Garment District, Retromarine now resides in Brooklyn’s business-diverse Industry City, providing yet another feather in Brooklyn’s cap.

Related: See life through a photo filter with Tens sunglasses

When Jaramillo decided to ditch his toque for swatches of fabric, he did so looking to revolutionize men’s swimwear from the ground up. Feeling most products looked ill-fitting or unflattering, Jaramillo decided to bring vintage back by designing a pair of trunks which boasted clean lines, high quality material, and uniquely exclusive prints. The lavish yet exquisite styles of icons like Alain Delon, Julio Iglesias, and even John F. Kennedy drove inspiration for the product line, and influenced many of the brand’s prints.

Retro1

Designed for someone with a proclivity for an active and energetic lifestyle, Retromarine effectively redefined style, design, and luxury for the men’s swimwear industry. Each pair of trunks features optimum quality polyester, top-of-the-line water repellent technology, and a host of UV filters which aim to keep each of the unique prints vibrant and lively all summer long. Topping off Retromarine’s timeless swimwear is the company’s signature yellow anchor logo emblazoned on the left leg of each product; a classy touch for a classic pair of shorts.

Aside from its achievement in the swimwear field, Retromarine’s forward-thinking approach to business makes it an absolutely ideal fit for Brooklyn’s Industry City. While its designs contribute greatly to the area’s creative subculture, the company also prides itself on remaining sustainable while boasting a product proudly “MADE IN NYC.” Moreover, sustainability isn’t just a loose term used to draw attention to the area but rather Retromarine’s — and every other Industry City inhabitant’s — sincere promise to live up to the word’s definition. It does this by offering bike racks for employees, robust fitness facilities, and childcare solutions for the working parent. This effort shows it’s committed to not just its products, but to the people who contribute so wholly to the company.

Retro

It’s eerily fitting a brand which brought vintage style back to a modern product now resides in a workspace which put a modern touch on a historical location. Regardless of coincidence, expect Retromarine to stay fixed within Industry City’s ecosystem for years to come, spearheading the area’s continued revival and cultural renaissance. The trunks are a stylish, quality piece of summer attire worthy of waistlines all over the globe; it’s a massive plus they come from a company as progressive and ambitious as Retromarine.

Fashion & Style

Outerknown is Throwing it Way Back with the Woolaroo Wool Swim Trunk

The fashion and performance wear industries are going all-in on this old-school fabric, this time with a 21st-century twist.
Fashion & Style

What to Wear on Fourth of July: The Best American-Made Clothes for Men

Instead of draping yourself in something covered in the Stars and Stripes, let’s take things up a notch in terms of style.
Fashion & Style

8 Pride-Inspired Shoes that are Actually Giving Back to the LGBTQ+ Community

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite shoe companies that have Pride-themed kicks and boots with charitable components that support causes that impact the LGBTQ+ community.
Living

How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep

You've heard of organic veggies, but what about organic mattresses?
Living

Moving Tips: How to Make Moving Day as Easy as Possible

Moving is something that we all have to do and almost all of us hate doing. With a few tips and tricks, though, moving day can be less painful.
Fashion & Style

Hybrid Shorts Can Go Anywhere, from the Woods to a Walk in the Park

Are your favorite pair of casual summer go-to shorts missing something? A little versatility, perhaps?
Fashion & Style

What is a Camp Collar Shirt? Our Guide to the Classic Look

What exactly is a camp collar shirt, and better yet, do you need one? The answer is easy: A camp collar shirt has the potential to be nothing less than your new summer go-to.
Fashion & Style

Beach Gear For Men: What to Wear, Read, and Carry to the Shore

From an upgraded top to new swim trunks to a surprisingly engaging and nuanced beach read, every detail deserves your time and consideration this summer -- there are only so many beach trips left, after all.
Fashion & Style

The Best Pairs of Leather Sandals to Slip Into this Summer

As a kid, you’d wait all year for the opportunity to dash out of the house barefoot. Sandals are the grown-up version of that free-wheeling feeling.
Fashion & Style

Plae Packable Shoes Will Help You Travel Even Lighter

We took the Plae Packables for a spin and found that neither structure nor style are compromised, even after being more smushed, stuffed, and rolled up than a batch of pasta dough.
Fashion & Style

The Best Flip-Flops for Men that are Both Stylish and Practical

Our top picks can work in both casual settings and outdoor explorations. They'll keep your footwear game at a high level for summers to come.
Fashion & Style

The Best New Everyday Carry Essentials for Today’s Gentleman

Our favorite everyday carry gear harnesses excellent style, sharp looks, tough functionality, and plenty of durability for daily use or travel.
Fashion & Style

What to Wear to a Rehearsal Dinner: The Perfect Attire for Men

When the rehearsal dinner is over, make sure everyone is talking about your tailored style instead of the long, boring speeches.
Fashion & Style

The Tailored Clothing Trend Is Back and You’re Going to Want These Picks

It's time to get back to what we all love, tailored clothing. Check out our picks for how best to embrace the return of the trend.