What do you do when you can’t find just the right kind of shorts for guys, not too tight, not too baggy, made with quality material in NYC? If you’re John Coghlan, a Brooklyn, Dumbo-based surfer and entrepreneur, design your own uniquely Brooklyn shorts and run a Kickstarter project. John is also a co-founder of Dumbo Startup Lab.
Here’s his story: “When I was packing for my honeymoon in the Maldives, I wanted some new boardshorts and couldn’t find anything that was functional, stylish and locally-made. While I wound up settling for the ‘moon, I recently decided to get to work crafting awesome boardshorts that are made in NYC.”
What makes them great:
- Timeless cut: not booty cutters, not baggy. Just a great fit that will look great on any guy with any body type
- Functional: Super comfortable fabric, big pockets to stash your stuff and a drawstring waist let you wear them anywhere.
- Colors: Classic colors that don’t scream “I’m going to the beach”.
- Made in NYC: This is our favorite. The shorts will be cut, sewn and finished by NYC artisans.
If you’re planning on going to the beach this summer, you’ll want to check out his project, Brooklyn Surf Shorts. Pledge ends on June 7, 2013.