It’s the 4th of July weekend! It’s time to put on your best red/white and blue swimwear and celebrate. I know the last few weeks have been rough for many communities out there but it’s not the time to give up. Break out your most patriotic swimwear and go enjoy the day because we will prevail!
I love this pair because of the design. Half of the pair is red and white stripes and the other half is blue with white stars. It’s one of my favorite designs for a patriotic swim brief ever. Some of the flag prints are over the top but this one is a new take that just is a lot of fun.
One thing you should know about the brand: ” Banana Briefs run slightly tighter due to the sports cut. We recommend sizing up 1-2 sizes. So if your waist size is a 31in and you have a bigger 🍌 or 🍑 then go with a 34in. For more information check out our Size Guide” Just to make sure you get the right sizing.
PAIR: Banana Wear Freeballer USA COLORS: Print as seen FABRIC: PBT/Polyester Blend Fabric with Four-way stretch technology SIZES: 28-44 inches PRICE: $49.00
Banana Co Wear has come out with some super fun pairs over the last year. From the bright yellow solids to cupcakes! But this one takes the cake, they came out with a new print that has Yetis! I kid you not, and the print is super cute. It’s one I’m considering buying for myself.
This print is a special holiday print. It’s perfect for a winter getaway or a fun day in the sun in summer. I so would rock this in the summer as well! It’s just so much fun. I love to see a company really have fun with their prints and create something out of left field.
The best thing about Banana co is the sizing it runs from 28 to 44, so it covers a wide range of men. Plus the pairs are very well made and great for all-day wear. This pair will run you $42.00 at the Banana Co Site.
Tell us a little about your new brand Banana? What made you start a new swimwear company? Are there features you think Banana has over other brands?
Banana Company is a men’s bathing suit company that specializes in providing fun printed swim briefs and trunks. It was founded by me (Ryan) in anticipation to provide the US market and the rest of the world with some interesting brief designs that were never seen before.
I wanted to create a swimwear company purely since I thought there weren’t many US-made swim brief companies out there tapping into this market. I also wanted to have an enjoyable side project to let my graphic design juices flow and design some patterns for suits.
I think one thing that we offer that most brands do not are a wide range of sizes. Currently, our swim briefs range from 28in-44in. Most other companies stop at 40in or even smaller. Another great feature that other companies do not have is our uniquely designed Banana logo. I had designed this logo a while ago, wanting to use it for a cheeky company, what is more, perfect than a swimsuit company!
One thing that I LOVE is that your sizing isn’t just for the typical guy. You have larger sizes; what made you include these sizes?
Of course. Having a range allows more inclusivity, making any man proud to wear a brief. I wanted there to be a wide range of sizes so that any guy could shop at Banana. As I like to say, not all bananas are the same, so why only limit or define what the market has said in the past to be the “normal” or limited sized selection. Everyone deserves the chance to strut their banana in a brief. Whether that be a swim brief or regular underwear brief. Briefs bring out the sexy in anyone! Maybe that’s why my favorite underwear style is the brief, and it captures every man’s asset in the best ways.
I think swimwear should have solids and prints. I love the first collection of colors, and of course, you had to have a yellow. But what made you pick the prints you did for the first collection?
Thank you for the compliments. The prints were a mix of random and inspiration. I knew I wanted a split between solid colors and prints because not everyone wants to be as out there as the next guy. For the solids, I wanted the colors to be vibrant but also soft. Something that screamed beach and party time. The yellow is a great color on any skin tone; I love it too. For the pattern prints, I wanted these to be all different. From the colors to how the patterns make you feel when you wear one. The Tropical Palms was inspired by a warm summer day. The Weatherman was inspired by my boyfriend, who is a meteorologist. The Strawberry Swirls was inspired by my favorite ice cream, strawberry. And the Space Cakes were just random (lol).
Side story. The Space Cakes actually started with a different color scheme. It was originally a purple-blue color with orange cupcakes. But after seeing the sample print, it just looked like popcorn, nothing like cupcakes. So, I changed the colors and added a few other elements, and now it’s probably our most popular brief design yet.
Who is the guy who’s going to wear Banana swimwear? Who is your guy?
The man who loves to express himself and doesn’t care about how others feel about how he looks. Banana swimwear is really for anyone. While I am a gay man, and the brand tends to lean more marketed to gay men, anyone can wear our suits. And if you aren’t ready for a swim brief, we have swim trunks as well.
Hahaha, my guy is the man I have next to me now. Fun, enjoyable, and cute all around. What can I say, once you find the one you know.
What has been the reaction of your brand on social media and your first customers?
People have been loving the brand (not to brag). I have received many messages on Instagram from many different people asking about my suits, or about my brand, or just saying that they really like the name or company in general (and they haven’t even bought a suit yet!). My first customers are excited to get out there in the suits and rock them by the pool or on the beach. I haven’t received too much feedback from the first orders, but I am excited to see how things go once we get into warmer weather and the summer.
Where can our readers find your swimwear and find you on social media?
Definitely. Anyone can find us by searching “Banana Co. Mens Swimwear” on any search engine. Or by going to https://bananacowear.com/
Or you can find us on Instagram and Facebook at @bananacowear
There is a new swimwear company on the market. This isn’t BIG news on the swimwear scene. Every year we get new companies in making swimwear. However, one big bonus about the new company called Banana, is that it’s made not just regular sizes. The sizes go into XXXX-Large! Yes, this means more guys can wear their swim briefs and shorts.
I love the name and the description of the company. Here is a little about them:
The real question is why not a banana!?! The banana not only represents what the suits are holding 😉 but also represents the evolving state of bananas in general. Not all bananas are the same size, width, color, etc. Which is why the banana logo evolves to match the suit’s color. We take pride in our banana, and we hope you will too by joining us on this adventure, and slipping on one of our suits!
They have started off with some amazing colors and prints. As you can see in the pics the prints are super fun. I love the clouds so much, They are just cute. We are going to have an interview with them very soon and get them on a podcast. I have tons of questions for them. I hope you check out their amazing swimwear.