Retro Details, Retro Prints, Retro Fabrics
Our details come in the form of our signature engraved anchor, rear snap, two engraved eyelets to keep everything airy and comfortable, and drawstring caps. There are even two small holes on the bottom of the pocket that lets excess water out of the trunks, perfect for diving off the boat again and again. Every detail decision is made in Brooklyn with the utmost consideration for style– our hardware is both subtle and supple. Our drawstring caps are all manually placed, as there is no automatic installation at retromarine. We use 100% Zamac with a custom antique copper finish, because its the only metal that can handle the sun for long hours without getting warm. It actually turns cooler with time and wear, which also nicely sums up our life philosophy. At the end of the day throw everything in one of our classic canvas bags with a nautical cord and be off to your next adventure. We’ll see you soon.
Our unique prints and vibrant colors are inspired by icons of the Golden Era. We love the rebellious character, confidence, masculinity and style of men like Sean Connery, Julio Iglesias and Alain Delon. Our prints embody elegance with just the right amount splash, and harken back to a simpler time when men were men and that was that.
Our prints run the gamut from classic to statement– it takes a man to pull off a strong pattern– but are timeless enough to be worn season after season.Ours retros also come in boys sizes, giving you the perfect opportunity for an early sartorial lesson for your nephew or son. The retromarine man is passionate and refined, and our prints reflect your easy, masculine confidence with an eye for style and adventure.
When it comes to our fabrics, quality is everything. Our unique designs are made from the highest caliber materials, and the fibers are embedded with SPF 50 filters that work to protect your skin and the prints from washing off. The UV filters guarantee long-lasting color– we don’t make trunks that can’t stand the test of time. We use a “double dipping” process to ensure the optimum water repellency.
First, our fabrics are treated with a special silicon, and after construction they are treated again with teflon. These steps give our trunks a super quick dry, even on the inner lining. You’ll be able to be in and out of the water with ease, without having to spend time waiting for excess water to leave your trunks. The soft peach skin fabric is hypoallergenic and anti-rash, and all our trunks are bias cut by our tailors who construct them by hand with a zeal for clean, elegant lines. Our suits come in long and short lengths for both you and your son and all embody the retromarine thirst for that perfect blend of nostalgia, masculinity and passion.