Sunspel “Thunderball” Swim Short

thunderball-swim-trunksSUNSPEL – In 2011, Sunspel was asked to recreate the iconic swim shorts worn by Sean Connery in his role as James Bond in Thunderball for the ‘Designing 007: Fifty years of Bond Style’ exhibition at London’s Barbican. After months researching traditional swimwear we combined this knowledge with a modern design sensibility to create our first swim short. Crafted from a contemporary fast-drying performance fabric and lined with a superfine mesh – offering maximum comfort and a tailored appearance – the Sunspel swim short is the ultimate in versatile Riviera chic.

Every detail of our swim short has been poured over: to ensure a soft feel against the skin we sourced the finest mesh lining and drawcord we could find; we’ve used silver metal for the eyelets and drawcord endings as it’s more authentic to Bond’s wardrobe of luxury basics.

As with all our styles, finding the perfect fabric was vital. We tested hundreds of possibilities and worked closely with a performance fabric specialist to create exactly what we were after: a fast-drying, contemporary fabric that has the appearance and feel of soft, lived-in premium cotton.

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