Sophistication's not the sole province of the upper crust, as proven by McDonald's, when they added salads and "cafes", or people from Glasgow, when they go to McDonald's. Giving beach bums a bit of class, Riz Boardshorts, just launched out of London.
Intended for "the gentleman surfer", this "soulful and sophisticated" line was hatched by two ocean-obsessed, ethically conscious buddies out to produce the "most beautiful and environmental boardshorts in the world" -- unlike the BP board's shorts, which they polluted upon hearing "20 billion dollars". Crafted in Portugal, the togs are made from recycled, quick drying, satin-back-sueded polyester, digitally printed for "more depth and colour than an Indian sunset", and avail in two basic patterns: the Morris-Sea (inspired by floral textile designer William Morris) and the oversize hippie-droplet Crazily Paisley, as if there were any other kind. Life-imitative color schemes range from orange peel & butter to lagoon & chalk, plus one "Pirate" striped Morris-Sea outlier honoring American big-wave pioneer Greg "Da Bull" Noll; cuts descend from the longer Blade, to the lower-thigh Bounty, to the Buckler, whose revealing shortness echoes the 1950s, when salacious skin was the norm, as long as it was on a dude.
In keeping with the ethical ethos, the company's part of China's revolutionary Teijin "eco circle" system, which, long story short, encourages you to send back old pairs to be recycled into steeply discounted new ones, saving you money for more sophisticated pursuits, like getting the hell out of Glasgow.