Copper Bottom is committed to designing, sourcing and manufacturing men's swimwear with the future in mind
Through a focus on timeless collections, carefully selected fabrics, exceptional craftsmanship and attention to every detail, we aim to evoke confidence in our customers and inspire them to make memories by the water.
We believe in a ‘less is more’ approach to consumption and create products made to last, encouraging our customers to love their trunks for years to come.
We promise to always take a thoughtful, sophisticated approach to men's swimwear. Thoughtfully designed, thoughtfully manufactured, thoughtfully distributed.
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In the 18th century, the term ‘copper-bottomed’ was used to describe ships that were fitted with copper plates on the outside of their hulls. This method was successful in protecting ships’ timbers and also increased speed and agility. By 1807, ‘copper-bottomed’ was being used figuratively to describe anything that was certain and trustworthy.
It is this philosophy that underpins our approach to creating bathing suits for men today. We’re making swimsuits fit to be your most trusted water companion.
As our name states, our passion lies in creating classic swim trunks built to withstand the test of time. In a time when fast fashion reigns, we’d rather go the other way. We focus on quality and obsess over every detail so that season after season, each pair of trunks looks and feels just as great as it did on day one.
A Letter from our Founder
Copper Bottom was born out of sheer love of the water. For over 50 years, my grandfather, George, took annual canoe trips through Algonquin Park with a group of his closest friends. At 3 years old, my grandfather gifted me a paddle and shared his craft. Needless to say, I was hooked.
I took what I learned from my grandfather’s passion and created a brand to share this with others. We make swim shorts for men who love the water. For those whose time is best spent with sand between their toes and salt water on their skin -- those who dream of dock days at the cottage and boat days on the lake.
Men’s swimwear has been an afterthought for far too long. Men have settled for unflattering styles, uncomfortable mesh, bad prints, slow-drying fabrics and trunks that fall apart within their first season.