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Wear This Stuff to the Beach: Thaddeus O’Neil

  • Kempt Staff


Perfectly timed for any summer beach plans you might be making about now—or that trip to Cannes this weekend—our friends at UrbanDaddy just hipped us to a new line of handsome swim trunks and other beachy sundries from Thaddeus O’Neil.

The man behind the sun-baked collection of menswear (that would be Mr. O’Neil) is a philosopher-king-of-the-beach who spent a few years of endless-summering around the globe, picking up menswear inspiration and a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model for a wife along the way. In other words: exactly the kind of guy you want designing your Japanese indigo après-surf kimono, breezy double-weave stripped blazer and colorful popovers. It’s the sort of surf-worthy gear that wouldn’t look out of place at a coffee shop on the Lower East Side.

A closer look at some of our favorite pieces from the collection:

051314_Thaddeus-Oneil-Splatter-Print-PopoverSplatter Print Popover

051314_Thaddeus-Oneil-Board-ShortsIkat Board Shorts

051314_Thaddeus-Oneil-Patch-Pocket-PulloverIkat Patch Pocket Pullover

051314_Thaddeus-Oneil-Apres-Surf-KimonoJapanese Indigo Kimono Hoodie

051314_Thaddeus-Oneil-Double-Weave-BlazerDouble Weave Striped Blazer