Timoteo swimwear caters to stylish men who seek the ultimate in comfort and design. The label is the brainchild of Timoteo Ocampo, a former womanswear designer who helped launch the BabyPhat brand with Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee. In 2002, Timoteo set out on his own, manufacturing select fashion pieces for men out of his West Hollywood, California studio. Within a year, he was producing a full line of product across multiple categories including underwear, denim and sportswear. This season, he unleashes his next generation of swim gear, available in stores everywhere and online at Timoteo.net.
ADDICTED TO SUMMER
By Devon Myers
Addicted has always been a bit friskier than ES Collection, its older and more highbrow designer cousin. The brand’s meant for guys who want a little edge infused in their swimwear at more affordable prices. But this summer, Addicted is taking risqué to a whole new level with its latest campaign featuring the boys of Bel Ami.
“This summer’s collection is sexier than ever, “ confirms Nir Zilberman of ES Collection USA. “It’s reckless and fun.”
Still, the summer collection maintains the style and superior fit guys have come to love. Also, the quality of Addicted remains far superior to comparable brands. The only difference is in the fabric. Where designer brands like ES and Gucci use fine Italian fabrics, Addicted exports less expensive cotton and modal fabrics from Spain and Portugal – allowing for lower prices. Pieces in Addicted’s summer collection range from US$18 to US$70, with most items less than US$30. Available at ESCollectionUSA.com.