Be warned, this post is pic heavy as I happily share how Tom & Teddy has been a part of my family for 5 years. My kids won't stand any other brand of rash guard and I can't have my kids wear any other bathing suit. Tom & Teddy has made me a bathing suit snob!
Look at how adorable my "men" were back three years ago!
2014 Matching Board Shorts
What is Tom & Teddy? Tom & Teddy is an Australian owned company that specializes in matching board shorts for dads & sons. The patterns are classic, never going out of style. And the quality is unbeatable. No worn-out elastic and material that stays as bright on day one as it does on year 5.
The Father & Son aspect is one of the big selling points to me. Every suit they have available for men is also available for kids. I love that my sons can match their dad at the beach, pool or water park. It just looks adorable from a mom’s perspective. And my kids really look up to their dad, so this is a positive way they can emulate him.
The Quality Material is one of my top reasons for loving these suits, though. I have owned swimsuits for my boys that are cheaper, but they only last one season. We've grown to expect that sun, salt and chlorine beats them up, fades them, and destroys the inner elastic. But, you don't need to continue to expect this. Tom & Teddy wear can be worn year-after-year and/or passed down from one son to another. The suits are salt and chlorine water resistant and UV protected. That suit my son is wearing in the photo above is on its fifth year of use!
UV Shirts - Rash Guards: My husband and youngest son are fair skinned, which demands a lot of protection. My youngest son is more olive skinned, but it still needs that same level of protection. We have tried both the long sleeve and short sleeve UV shirts for the boys and my husband. The long sleeve works great for muscular arms, we found. My son is comfortable in either style. I think in hindsight I also prefer the long sleeve simply for the better protection and less sunscreen applications. Short sleeves might be easier to ease your men into wearing UV Shirts if they aren't used to them yet.
Tom & Teddy 2015 Style
Finally, these suits are Comfortable. They are soft and flexible. Ever take a regular swimsuit, like the ones covered with cartoon characters, and feel it in your hand. It’s kind of plastic-y and polyesterish. It just feels cheap. Tom & Teddy swimwear is soft, made of a microfiber fabric for the outside and cotton mesh lining on the inside. These suits have a comfortable elastic and drawstring for a perfect fit. They also have side pockets and a back pocket.
Tom & Teddy 2016 Style
The UV Shirt and Board Shorts are flexible enough to play on the beach or in the surf. Run, build, play! Plus, the pockets are perfect for holding seaside finds! When I emptied out both my husbands and sons pockets before washing their board shorts, I found a nice collection of pretty shells.
Ready to see what we chose for our 2017 debut? The Jelly Fish pattern! I loved the bright blue and playful graphics. I also chose an action shot, so you can see how comfortable the suits are to play in. They dried quick after spending time in the water, so we could move onto games on the sand.
2017 Tom & Teddy
If you are looking for a gift from your boys to their dad, definitely check out the Tom & Teddy website. What better way to say “I LOVE YOU, DAD” then having suits that match. If you don’t want it to be completely matching, they do have some patterns that are similar, but in different color options. They also have solid colors available! It would even be fun to get uncles and granddads in on these quality, matching swimsuits!
This is solely the opinion of the Mom Buzz. Other people may have different experiences with the product.