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Swimsuits for Boys and the Dads Who Love Them

Matching trunks for the big guy and short stuff

tom & teddy!

At first, a boy’s mom is his universe. (After all, she’s got the boob.) 

But when Dad comes into orbit, it’s with a big bang: The kid gets a playmate, hero, and walking blueprint for manhood all at once.

The bond deserves big-time celebrating. And we’re charmed by the fact that beach-loving Singapore-based parents Michelle L’Huillier and Jelle de Jong did so using brightly colored swimwear.

The couple launched Tom & Teddy swim trunks after noticing how much their two sons loved emulating de Jong’s sartorial choices. The collection pairs men’s suits in jaunty colors and patterns with matching styles for little guys.

tom & teddy!

A penguin-bedecked pair will please pint-size beachcombers (plus the pattern looks enough like plaid to keep Pop happy). A repeating red octopus against a turquoise background will make boys big and small smile. And plain styles in red, yellow, and navy coordinate without being cloying.

The trunks have a slim cut, soft cotton mesh lining, and UV protection in the quick-drying fabric.

So Father’s Day can be any day under the sun.

Available at tomandteddy.com, $45-$85. For 20 percent off through June 30, use code DailyCandyDad at checkout.

Photos: Courtesy of Tom & Teddy