Summer in the Hamptons can mean hopping from brunch to boat deck, but how should a gent dress for such an afternoon? Should he risk his suede loafers falling victim to the Atlantic, or chance being seen in Tevas while leaving for the Sag Harbor Yacht Club? Thankfully, Blue 1’s new Bridgehampton location is stocking its shelves with Swims, a versatile loafer made of a water-friendly alternative to leather and suede.
“Swims are a take on the classic loafer,” says Blue 1 co-owner, Jarret Willis. “They have been designed as an essential accessory for summer.” A world-renowned lifestyle brand, Swims developed its loafers along the waters of Norway; they are fused with practical, high-tech materials in fresh, updated colors. Travel from the beach to the boat to Main Street in the classic lace loafer ($149, above) that’s made with breathable nylon featuring an anti-slip, natural rubber, and non-marking sole. As an added bonus: Swims are also machine washable. 2397 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 237-1796