TOM bathing suits to dive for _ COVER


With patio and cottage season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to stock up on some new bathing suits. Summer in Toronto is short, so showing off your best looks while time permits is essential. We’ve curated a selection of our six favourite bathing suit brands for surfers, board-walkers and everyone in between.


Beat the heat with Boardies bathing suits this summer. Boasting hand-drawn patterns and international stylistic inspiration, this brand is fun by design and full of personality. Check out their latest from their lookbook:


Chilled vibes at Bondi Beach in the Boardies Water Melon Red #ShortieShorts || Shop the link in our bio ||

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Embrace your inner voyager with the funky, fun patterns on Òkun beachwear. This brand celebrates freedom through limitless adventure and aims to help you embrace discovery through travel. If you’re a city boy keen on expanding your horizons – literally with international skylines –  then you’ll probably find yourself in a pair of trunks by Òkun.

for the vibrant ones africa inspired #okun …the ocean #swimwear #ocean

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Happy Father's Day ? @islanderinthesun #mauritius #fathersday #swimwear #okun #forthevibrantlife

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Balancing modern and classic styles in swimwear can be a challenge, but Canadian brand SWAM has the solution. In contrast to the brands previously mentioned, SWAM’s minimalist patterns air on the conservative side while modern cuts keep the brand relevant in an age of ever-rising hemlines. SWAM’s swimwear is perfect for the TOM* man who wants to stay current on men’s fashion but abstains from wearing his personality on his board shorts. Catch SWAM’s SS17 showcase on the TOM* runway August ## – get your tickets here.



TH defines All-American Style. This season, the brand’s NYFWM showcase displayed some of its best pieces, meshing classic, preppy looks with modern flairs. The whole collection was simply cool. Check out their bathing suits; from monochromatic to all-floral, Tommy Hilfiger has you covered.



Don’t think you can be comfortable and cool? Enter Thaddeus O’Neil and Linder, both with recent NYFWM showcases under their proverbial belts. With more loose fits and combination of materials and textures, these brands offer a fresh take on poolside attire.

BTS of our #NYFWM presentation ? by @cicerodeguzmanjr #ThaddeusOneil #Aveda & #maccosmetics

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LOOK 2 – Temple of the Burning Sun, 2017. @voguemagazine ? @scottmacdonough #NYFWM #CFDA

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If you haven’t seen anything you like so far, have no fear. With Orlebar Brown, YOU are the designer. Create your own unique bathing suit on their website using pre-made designs or upload your own photo. What a time to be alive. Always wanted to stand out in Toronto’s bustling rooftop pool scene by wearing the T.O. skyline on your bottom half? Drake, we’re looking at you. Now’s your chance.

Designed in London, Made in Europe, Worn Around the World. #OBsAroundTheWorld

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To see more of the hottest swimwear, grab tickets to TOM* SS17 happening August 15-23 here.


Written By: Genesis Falcon