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Striped Boardshorts Say, “Hey, Let’s Blow This Popsicle Stand And Dance The Night Away”

Timeless patterns, superlative performance. 

style // May 3, 2020
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Whether you’re earning them, coupling them with stars, or blasting away to Iggy Thump, one way or another, stripes have been good to you throughout the years.

The beach to bar thing may be cliche, but we truly can’t imagine a duo more well-suited to the occasion than pairing your favorite plain tee with a pair of kickass striped boardies. When those days turn to nights and your hotel’s nowhere in sight, you’re going to thank us for having these staples in your arsenal.

Luckily for you, we’ve compiled the most sensational of the striped offerings in our 2020 Best Boardshorts guide so you don’t have to. Aficionado or virgin, horizontal or vertical, take a look below! 


Banks Revelator

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Zak Bush

Boardies that can pass as shorts often tend to disappoint on at least one end of the spectrum, but Banks absolutely killed it with their “Revelator” model. Add a white tee and you’re set for whatever the day throws your way.

O’neill’s Latest Range

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Aesthetically understated, O’Neill’s latest range has all the high-tech bells and whistles you could want in a pair of trunks. These murdered out stripes don’t scream for attention and would be a welcome addition to the wardrobe of any surfer who wears their trunks hard. 



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Roark’s travel-centric gear hits the sweet spot between appearance and performance. If you’re looking to switch out the plain janes but aren’t ready to fully commit to stripes, this block print is a great starting point.


Vissla The Trip

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The side stripe logo print has been propping up at top fashion houses, with brands such as Gucci and Acne Studios utilizing the print in recent seasons. Vissla hits it on the nose with their subtle, toned-down take on the trend. Add nicely contrasted white stripes, some enviro-friendly coconut polyester and a great fit, and you have a home-run from the seven-year-old brand. 

Banks Silence

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The boys at Banks Journal clearly know their way around a stripe, this being their second entry into the Best Striped Boardies. Vertical side stripes: Check. Appropriate pops of color: Check. Understated logos and superb fit: Check. What are you waiting for? 


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