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Customized Board Shorts

From $110.00

Was $125.00
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  • Alternate Text Made from peached splash-proof material
  • Alternate Text Waistband elasticated to the rear
  • Alternate Text Zipped front pocket, Velcro rear pocket
  • Alternate Text Double button and zip fastening at the waist
  • Alternate Text Wholesale discounts available, no minimum orders
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Product Description

make your own mens shorts
When you’re quick to soak in the rays at the pool, pull on our custom-made board shorts. Our custom board shorts are printed on demand with your illustrations, artwork or digital graphics. Made from splashproof Nautica material, design your own board shorts for a fast-drying, one-of-a-kind summertime look. The lightweight fabric with a water-repellent finish keeps you comfortable on your board and while you swim. Available in 2XS to 2XL with a choice of black or white buttons and trim, you can create these custom board shorts in a style that suits you. Wholesale discounts available, no minimum orders.

Size Chart

Size Chart

You can then use the conversion size chart below to find the best fit based on your measurements.

Waist

Measure around your natural waistline - which is the soft squidgy part just under your ribs.

Hips

Measure around the fullest part (across buttocks).

Conversion size chart

centimeter / inch
Size Waist Hips
XXS 69-72cm 27.1-28.3" 88-91cm 34.6-35.8"
XS 73-76cm 28.7-29.9" 92-95cm 36.2-37.4"
S 77-80cm 30.3-31.4" 96-99cm 37.7-38.9"
M 81-84cm 31.8-33" 100-103cm 39.3-40.5"
L 85-88cm 33.4-34.6" 104-107cm 40.9-42.1"
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Care instructions

Turn inside out before washing. Iron on the reverse of the printed side. 86°F wash. Low tumble heat. Do not wring. Low heat iron. Steam safe.

  • Wash At 86°F
  • Wash at 85°F
  • Tumble 1
  • Do Not Wring
  • Low Heat
  • Steam Safe

How it works

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Upload your design

We automatically apply your design to the product you selected

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Make it perfect

Use our smart tools to get it exactly right and select the finishing options

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Preview & checkout

Confirm your designs with our 3D previews and checkout with confidence

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1-2 Days Production

Sit back and relax. Your product is on its way!

How our pricing works

Our pricing is based on the quantity and dimensions of the products you order. The more you order, the better price you’ll get. We also offer lower pricing for larger dimensions, students, and wholesalers.

We offer discounts

We offer discounts on all our products, including bulk, quantity and student discounts. Enjoy great deals whether you're a small business, designer, or student.

Volume discount Wholesale Students
Based on Quantity Up to 44% Up to 20%
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Customized Board Shorts

From $110.00

Was $125.00
-12%
  • Alternate Text Made from peached splash-proof material
  • Alternate Text Waistband elasticated to the rear
  • Alternate Text Zipped front pocket, Velcro rear pocket
  • Alternate Text Double button and zip fastening at the waist
  • Alternate Text Wholesale discounts available, no minimum orders
  • Alternate Text Sustainably printed
  • Alternate Text Quick delivery to all US States
Alternate Text Ships in 2 - 3 days . Premium tracked shipping:$9.95 Delivery options

Explore our

imageExclusive

Wholesale and student discount from no minimum to bulk orders

View discounts
build your brand

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Design Your Own Board Shorts

Your label, your brand

Want to build your fashion brand? Then add your label to your custom board shorts, handmade at the same time as your garment, and have your brand name or logo added to the finished product. Your logo will enhance your dynamic print, for sure. 

Strapless Swimsuit Label

Custom board shorts, printed to order, are a great way to get your designs noticed in more places. Designed to move with you with their summer-ready, soft feel and elastic waist, our customized board shorts are a must this season. Whether you are soaking up the sun by the side of the pool or chilling at the beach, design your own board shorts to truly stand out from the crowd. Available in 2XS to 2XL, with a choice of either black or white buttons and stitching thread, take customization to the next level. 

Custom Board Shorts 

Featuring a rear pocket which fastens using two Velcro pads, you have plenty of places to store your essentials with these custom board shorts. Just remember to take them out when you find a nice-looking pool to jump in. The 1.5-inch waistband widens to two inches at the front and is elasticated at the back. The premium customized board shorts are crafted by us in our London studio to move with you and smoothly skim your shape. A double button and zip fastening at the front of the waistline ensure that your board shorts remain in place, perfect for when you're playing sports on the beach. 

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Print Guideline

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    What's the best resolution to print in?

    We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change color using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.

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    How will my image scale?

    When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    Which color model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

    We advise providing images in the RGB color space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color results. What does this mean? In your editing software, choose RGB as the working space and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)

  • Print-Roll Length Fabric Guide Icon

    Maximum dimensions

    For most of our fabrics there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10 yds max to visualize the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20 yds or x4 for 40 yds for e.g.) and then you can order as much as you'd like, with a built in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.

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    Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?

    Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or borders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 0.2" white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.

  • Crocking

    What is crocking and why might it occur?

    Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colors are used. It can be minimized by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.

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    Why do the colors appear lighter on organic fabrics?

    Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibers, reducing the color strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colors we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.

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    Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?

    Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation transfer paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.

  • Jpeg-Tiff Print Guideline Icon

    Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?

    For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colors and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.

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    What is the situation with material shrinkage?

    Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics, so we would advise to order a little more material than you require for your project.

  • Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

    Can I print on both sides of the fabric?

    We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.

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    Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?

    At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now, this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.

  • Eco friendly Printing

    How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?

    With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colors and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.

  • Color Differences

    Why are there slight color differences between my orders?

    We work at improving our color profiles all the time. Though rare, it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight color differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such color variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.




Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage

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We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge. We create a small one- or two-fold hem that typically uses 0.2" to 0.75" (5-20mm) of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 39.37" x 39.37", you will need to order a size of 39.96" x 39.96" to allow for the hem (on top of that please also allow for shrinkage of min 2%). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either Black or White thread. On our silk and other light woven fabrics, one hemmed edge will be straight (vertically down the roll) and the other will be slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:

  • Light Fabrics (0.59oz-2.95oz): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 0.24" - 0.32" / 6mm-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 0.48"-0.56""/ 12-16mm
  • Medium Fabrics (2.98oz-5.90oz): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.4" - 1.6" / 35-40mm
  • Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.5" / 35-40mm

All of these measurements are approximate and can vary. Including with shrinkage, it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered dimensions, so please plan your print accordingly. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.

How Would you Like the Edge?

We have four finishing options for your fabric order: 
  • As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply scissor cut, perhaps uneven white fabric border. 
  • Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print. We offer an overlock hem, as well as a folded hem (one or two fold depending on the fabric) however not all fabrics are suited to both hem types. If you can see both options, it means both are suitable, and you will be able to choose whichever you prefer. 
  • Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your design. This means that if you have a border around your design we will cut around that border, if your design takes the whole space of the fabric, then we will neatly cut around the edge of that image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the fabric. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting. This means that with some fabrics, for example, Georgette and Mulmul, which have a slight wave in them, some fraying will occur. This is unavoidable, as the cut follows the grain of the textile. 

All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfectly straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bare this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you.

Please note: As we make everything by hand, all sizes may vary slightly.

For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs.

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How do I change the thread color?

When you create your own board shorts with the button color of your choice, you’ll also get the option to customize the threading. If you go for our sleek white buttons, then your stitching thread will also be white, and if you select our classic black buttons, your stitching thread will match in color, too, to give your custom printed board shorts a premium finish.

What is peached fabric?

Peached fabric has undergone a finishing process which stretches the fabric while drying. This is done once the weaving process has been finished. If you look at peached fabric really closely (under a microscope) it appears a little hairy.

Are these board shorts waterproof?

Our custom board shorts are splashproof, not waterproof. They’re made from super-fast drying fabric, with some water resistance. However, it won't stop you from getting wet if you go running into the sea.

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