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Bring a little West to the East this summer and get yourself a pair of boardshorts from L.A.-based brand, The Break. Perfect for those, err, summer-break, beach weekends spent surfing, swimming, and sunbathing at Ditch Plains in Montauk (and fashionable enough for drinks after at the Surf Lodge), these '70s-inspired trunks are handmade in small batches for that good 'ole Made-In-The-USA feeling. Stitched to fit like they are actually from back in the day (above the knee hemlines gents!) and featuring bold prints in perfectly washed-out colors, The Break focuses on quality over quantity, only making 100 units per design. Check out their summer '12 lookbook below (some serious eye-candy awaits you) and hurry to their website to order your fave pair before they sell out! Doing sit-ups yet?
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We've all known that girl who can somehow make bargain-bin finds look like Barneys splurges. The secret to such a cultivated style isn't magic: It's knowing how to spot the design details that make clothes seem cheap — and the ones that make 'em look way more expensive than they are.
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