l’étale was launched by husband and wife Edouard and Jemima Boost in 2016. With a background in advertising, Edouard is the creative force behind l’étale and the designer of the trunks. Having grown up splitting his time between London and the Alpine village of La Clusaz in the Haute Savoie, Edouard has strong roots in France and it is there, under his favourite mountain L’Étale, that his prints come to life. Inspired by the French way of living that exudes ‘joie de vivre’, Edouard’s designs take on a playful yet timeless style that appeals to all ages, and represents his dual nationalities.
designed for everyone, made to last
l'étale swimming trunks come in sizes from 2-102 years. Our eye-catching swim shorts appeal as much to adults as to children, offering a matching father and son combo or just something for every family member, be it brothers, grandfathers or partners.
We have meticulously sourced every element of your trunks to ensure they are of the highest quality, comfortable and designed to flatter any shape.
Like us, our trunks are made in Europe. Our factory is in Porto, famous not just for its after-dinner drink but also being the global heartland of men’s swimwear. We use a mill just down the road from the factory, that’s been producing textiles since the 1930’s and supplies many of the world’s leading luxury swimming trunk brands. Our cloth has been specifically chosen for its durability, quick drying and soft feel.
The trunk pattern includes two eyelets at the back of the trunks to let water flow out easily, avoid billowing and enable quick drying. Two side pockets and a zipped back pocket will keep your valuables safe, and a smart drawstring waist will prevent any embarrassing situations as you slope out of the water. As the finishing touch, we can package the trunks in a beautiful gift-box, which we never tire of seeing unwrapped.