We understand that shopping for boardshorts is a struggle, there are so many factors to consider when deciding. Is it going to fit? Is the cut right? Is this a good style for my body type? Will these boardshorts last me all summer? It’s hard to pick out the perfect suit even in person. Original Watermen has compiled a list of tips so that buying your next men’s (or women’s) board shorts online will be a breeze.
Decide what you are looking for before you start searching. Just as the saying goes, there are a lot of fish in the sea, there are also a lot of boardshorts to choose from online. Going into the board short selection process without an idea of what you want can be overly intimidating. Whether you are looking for a men’s or women’s pair of boardshorts, you have lots of options to consider. For men’s, you should know what length, type of stretch and waist closure you want in your suit. For example, do you prefer a standard length to the knee, or are you into the shorter-cut retro boardshorts style that’s making a comeback. Swimsuits for women are even more varied. Most women are primarily concerned with the fit of their swimwear. Know your body and what type of swim suit fits your body type.
Don’t shop just based on price. The quality of boardshorts differs dramatically. Shopping for an inexpensive pair will cost you more in the end because you will end up needing to replace it throughout the year. Buying a cheap pair of boardshorts is like surfing without wax, fishing without a lure, or spearfishing without a mask. Determine your cost-per-wear when deciding on how much to pay for a quality suit. Original Watermen’s top-of-the-line Watermen Super Stretch board short retails at $55. If you wore these 80 times this summer your cost-per-wear would be $0.69 per day. The cost-per-wear formula shows you the benefit of buying quality boardshorts and getting the most wear and durability for the price.
Just buy and try it. It’s hard to pull the trigger when shopping online, we know. There’s a lot to consider but if you have done your research and know what you want, there is nothing to worry about. If you are unsure about the sizing, contact us and we will be able to answer your questions. We are here for you and ensuring you get the most out of any – and every – session.
Now, that you have some tips on buying your next pair of boardshorts online, get to shopping! Know what you want: shop for quality, and don’t look back. The sooner you get equipped, the sooner you can get out and Earn Your Salt!