Skipper Board Shorts - Royal Blue


The Mister Freedom® SKIPPER Board Shorts are based on a few classic pairs of late 60’s~70’s trunks. We added a fancy wax pocket and a concealed rear pocket.

After scoring a nice assortment of royal blue/sienna/coral selvedge canvas fabrics we decided to print one of the leg panels with an original Polynesia-inspired motif, for a “Skipper” version. As with the MF® Shop Tees, we are using water-based ink, so the graphic will gradually fade with wear and water sport activities.

Please note that, although adequate for swimming, these are vintage-style 100% cotton beach trunks, and will not dry as fast as modern polyester trunks or spandex speedos. We get it, but it worked for generations of swimmers, and sometimes it’s one for the money and two for the show.

The MF® SKIPPER Board Shorts are designed and manufactured in California by Mister Freedom®.

* Inspired by late 60’s to 1970’s classic swim and surf trunks.
* Fabric: NOS 100% cotton selvedge canvas, about 9 Oz., origin USA.
* Paracord/eyelet waist closure system.
* Contrast Velcro® fly closure.
* Fabric selvedge featured on the waistband.
* Side pocket with Velcro® closure flap.
* Rear concealed pocket.
* Poly-cotton contrast stitching.
* Made in USA.

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The board shorts are only available raw (unwashed) and are cut to fit the tagged size after an initial cold rinse and line dry. The paracord/eyelet closure system allows for some slight adjustment to the waist for a tighter/looser fit (about ¾ inch play).
Please refer to sizing chart for cold soak/line dry measurements.

CL's Advice: I wear a size 30, same as the Manureva Deck Shorts

Hand wash or machine wash on delicate, cold water, minimal eco-friendly detergent. Turn inside-out to avoid marbling of the fabric. Line dry only.

This fabric will develop attractive patina overtime, according to the owner’s activities, frequency of wear and laundering choices.