My boyfriend is your typical guy who likes wearing nice clothes, but has no patience for shopping. So when a recent shopping trip in Byron Bay went into its second hour, I knew I was heading into dangerous territory. I knew I only had about two more minutes before he’d reach his man-shopping threshold, so you can imagine my surprise when from across the store he called out: ‘babe, do you like these shorts?’ And sure enough there he was, elbow deep in a stack of brightly printed boardies by Aussie label, Toggs.
But it wasn’t until he had tried on a green floral pair and declared them to be the most comfortable board shorts he’d ever worn that I realised the sheer magnitude of the moment.
This is the guy who patched up his favourite boardies instead of throwing them out. And now here he was telling me that he absolutely had to have these shorts for summer, because they were not too tight, not too baggy, not too long and not too short – a rare combination that’s apparently almost impossible to find, even in an overcrowded market.
Choose from tropical prints with palm trees, flowers and flamingos, or work your nautical look in an array of stripes. Or follow my boyfriend’s lead and stock up for summer with one of each.