As SS17 draws to a close and AW collections come back into focus we decided to jet off to Kefalonia to squeeze in one final SS17 shoot with Bowler and Beach.
Established by two brothers, Bowler and Beach is an affordable luxury beachwear brand for men, combining British style with Portuguese flair. Their aim is to create stylish, high quality swim shorts with distinctive prints and signature design details inspired by great times had whilst sharing the sun.
The brothers – Matt & BJ – grew up spending summers on the sun-drenched beaches of the Algarve, Portugal. Their aim for Bowler & Beach is simple, to create a beachwear brand that evokes the spirit of having fun sharing the sun with friends and family.[su_quote cite=”Matt, Co-founder – Bowler and Beach.”]Whether partying at a sun-drenched beach club in Ibiza, enjoying a beautiful beach on the coast, or relaxing by the pool, Bowler & Beach really encompasses the carefree spirit of living for the moment and collecting countless memories along the way.[/su_quote]
Matt & BJ passionately believe in creating high quality swim shorts, combining the key elements of the highest quality fabric and trims used by the most skilled craftsmen and women. This is why all Bowler and Beach swim shorts are designed in London and made in Northern Portugal where there is a rich heritage of producing luxury swim shorts.
The Bowler and Beach logo represents the British charm and heritage of the iconic bowler hat together with the waves of the sea set against the Portuguese sun evoking the spirit of great times shared in the sun.
We were lucky enough to be sent part of the animal collection to take on our travels, The Swallows and The Octopus. The Animals collection is made up of six distinctive, eye-catching prints inspired by the guy’s favourite animals. Their unique colour and print combinations have been carefully selected to create a pair of swim shorts to match every personality and occasion.
One of the first things we noticed about the products was the incredibly high quality of the pieces. The craftsmanship that goes into the shorts really goes above and beyond other swim shorts on the market. It is evident to see that quality and detail is of paramount importance to the guys as BJ explains:[su_quote cite=”BJ, Co-founder – Bowler and Beach.”]Special care has been taken to incorporate signature Bowler and Beach design details on each short such as the “share the sun” button on the back pocket, the matching draw-rope and print colour, and the coordinated waterproof carry pouches.[/su_quote]
Looking over their Instagram feed provided us with all the inspiration we needed to hit the beach and enjoy the sun in their incredibly stylish swim shorts.
From their social media accounts it’s plain to see that this well thought-out lifestyle brand evokes the spirit of having fun and encourages followers to travel and explore with family and friends. Something I’m sure we all aspire to replicate!