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November 28, 2008

Birdwell Beach Britches

Tags: Everyday Life — 6:38 am Comments (2)

303: Surfnyl, Navy Blue, 34″

Birdwell Beach Britches fascinates me.  The company has a great story, they make great products, have a cool logo, they have a super old school web site (which worked fine for me), and I won’t buy any beach shorts from anywhere else.

I’ve got three pairs, and when I lose weight I’ll probably get another two more pairs hopefully at size 32″.  What makes them great shorts: they’re fitted and comfortable, the Surfnyl material dries fast (like 5 minutes tops), they’re lined, and they feel and look well made (in terms of the stitching and materials used).

What I’ve been finding is that there are many small companies like Birdwell Beach Britches that makes great products, at a high quality, at a great price, and with personality.  Getting emails back from the owners is normal and a web site only matters in that it’s up and running and more/less functional.  Berkshire Hathaway’s web site is a perfect example.

The other piece that interests me is the notion of maximizer and satisficer.  I’m a maximizer (unfortunately): I want the best of things, the best value, the best price, and products that last.  It’s borderline obsessive/compulsive but really I’m just super cheap.  A satisficer (who’s generally happier, less stressed, less compulsive) could go to Target or Walmart or anywhere and get a pair of swim trunks.

I had to go online, mostly because swim trunks at stores always have dumb prints on them and I wanted something basic.  I could have only found these shorts being a maximizer and being one is probably a good thing when buying a house, car, or other big ticket items.



2 Comments »

  1. Rafael! I was just checking the users of our name and — there is your site. I opened it and discovered — So, how do the 32s fit? Let me know the progress, okay? Thank you for the good words, Evelyn

    Comment by Evelyn — December 23, 2008 @ 4:29 am

  2. I haven’t seen a pair of Birdwell’s since I was a kid, and I always wanted them but was never lucky enough to get them. In the 1980’s they were the board shorts of choice and I think the styling is still perfect today.
    I’m going to check out their site and order a few.
    I’m glad I cam across your site and found this post.

    Comment by Coupon Trunk — May 14, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

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