NYT Columnist wants to look like Jude Law. The Monsieur tells you how.

Posted on June 12, 2011


Jude Law spotted in swim trunks and shirtless in Cannes.

From top: navy aquarium print - Vilebrequin; Orlebar Brown suit with mini-belts; the winner, paisley trunks - Parke & Ronen; sky-blue pair - Sauvage at Pesca; print in red and white - Osklen; navy square-cut trunks with a belt - H & M. Image: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

My annual quest for such a garment got its kick-start in late May when a friend e-mailed me a link to a site called Socialite Life, which featured a folio of 23 photos breathlessly headlined “Jude Law: Shirtless in Cannes!” Squinting rakishly in the brilliant Mediterranean light, Jude looked worldly, post-coital, regnant.

When you clicked on the upper left hand of the first photo, you learned (incorrectly, I found out too late) that Jude’s fetching canary-yellow bathing suit was from Dsquared2 and cost $268. I downloaded the image, and hied myself to Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue, where I showed it to a smiley salesman in his 20s named Beau.

I told Beau, “I want to be mistaken for Jude Law.” [Via NewYorkTimes]

Swimwear to Make You Look Like Jude Law

I was catching up on some New York Times reads over the weekend when I caught NYT Columnist Henry Alford’s article on the ephemeral looks of Jude Law and his expensive summer style choices of swimwear – First misidentified as $268 Dsquared2 swim trunks and later correctly identified as a $180 Vilebrequin from their Las Vegas store (both pricey options), NYT did do a good job of identifying a couple of affordable alternatives – pictured on right.

Still I feel, as a closet Jude Law fanboy (Post Alfie- Nice Prada suit in the movie FYI), I felt that Bonobos swim trunks would give Monsieurs out there looking to replicate that Jude Law summer look sans Judesque sex appeal.

Get Jude’s Summer Swim Trunk Look for $65

Citrus swim trunks from Bonobos.

These radical retro trunks feature a 5″ inseam for the most tubular occasions. Like a technical shortboard, these trunks are intended for pro-level showcasing – pasty thighs might lead to a nasty wipe out and laughing locals. Wielded appropriately and you’ll be king of the beach. A low profile, lightweight zipper and nylon 2-eyelet draw string keeps everything on even while cliff diving. Brief-style super soft nylon interiors holds everything in place with comfort. Quick drying, slick polyester with a sleek look and feel invokes the style of the Riviera without the hefty price tag. Get them here at Bonobos.

Caveat: These stylish swim trunks only work if you happened to be tanned. 6 pack abs not included.

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