About this project
NEW STRETCHHHH GOAL
Now Offering Electric Blue and Herringbone If We Reach
Why? Due to the amount of messages I've received from many of you backers about stretch goals, I've decided to offer two more shorts - one more pattern and one more solid color option!
Quick Fact about why the Herringbone pattern was not in the initial 6 pairs offered: Because of it's intricate detail, it was the most expensive to make along with the paisley pattern, which is why I had to choose one to first start the campaign with, and I went with the paisley.
Why $55,000? To offer these two extra patterns that I was not planning on offering before, it is costing me substantially more for separate transport and expedited production, but I am more than willing to work over-time to make sure they get to you because of the high demand received from you backers for more options. You asked for them, now you can have them! Let's reach 55k and get this movin!
Really hope you like these extra options!
P.S. Even if $55k isn't reached, all backers will still receive the reward options for the original 6 pairs offered that they have chosen!
The Elevator Pitch
I can say with confidence and without a doubt that my shorts are the best on the market for the best price. The sizing is versatile to allow for those short or tall to have the perfect fit without being too long or too short, because we offer length options. The fabric is a custom blend: 90% Polyester/10% Spandex, waterproof, and ULTRA SOFT. The cut is modern and slim fit, while still allowing for easy movement because of our custom stretch fabric. The lining is not the annoying underwear kind, but a FULL LINING on the inside. The look is classic, clean cut, and fashionable without being too flashy.
And here's the killer part: For funding and believing in this product, your reward will be a pair of shorts (or multiple pairs of shorts). Any color, any pattern, any size! You will be getting the shorts wholesale, only here for this one time on Kickstarter, because like a retailer that puts their faith behind a brand, you deserve the same price for putting your faith behind my swim trunks.
To go even further, customize them, and make them your own! We're offering to put your personal monogram on the short for just an additional $5 per short! Just put your initials in the note during the pledge process.
The choice is simple - Go for Voller. We're just better than the other swim trunks...in everything.
Having gone to school at UC Santa Barbara for the past 4 years, I've gone through my fair share of swim trunks, and they haven't been cheap. When you live in a beach town, you live in your swim trunks from spring to summer...and to fall...and even to winter, in Santa Barbara. So, when you wear them all the time, they naturally wear out, tear, fade, and even just get plain old to wear. These expensive swim trunks (usually $70 to $120) also tend to be extremely over priced for what they are - non-stretching or baggy and un-tapered. The real cheap ones (the ones where you think you're getting a good deal) don't dry quickly, have poor quality stitching, and and often rip the easiest. Additionally, most swim trunks only offer waist sizes, and not length sizes. I hated wearing swim trunks that went below my knees, and my taller friends often had trouble buying trunks that were long enough and still stylish. Tired of flying through cheap trunks while also buying super expensive trunks that fit the style I was going for, I decided to make my own that are both fashionable and functional and offer them at a FAIR and HONEST price.
What The BlueLine is NOT.
- Wide and Baggy
- Of cheap cotton or just straight polyester.
- Ugly. That's a given.
The Fit - WE OFFER TWO LENGTH SIZES, 16 inches OR 18 inches
VOLLER swim trunks are sized like no other swim trunk brand out there. There are two waist sizes: Small/Medium and Large/X-Large. They will then have two length sizes as well: Regular and Long. I've taken the time measure, re-measure, and measure again, to ensure that Voller swim trunks will fit nearly every body size out there. Whether you're short or tall, skinny or more muscular, I'm confident you'll find the right size for you.
By having an elastic band, we're able to combine sizes, while still ensuring a great fit. It also allows us to create regular and long sizes for each. The small/medium fits waist sizes 28-32 and the large/x-large fits waist sizes 33-36, WITHOUT bunching awkwardly for those who have to tighten up the draw strings if you happen to be a size 28 or size 33.
The Custom Material Blend
The material we use is a custom 90% POLYESTER and 10% SPANDEX blend that is similar to the many board shorts you've seen at surf shops, but at least HALF THE PRICE. The stretch was an extremely important factor when asking surfers what main qualities they looked for in a board short. They love the stretch because it allows them to shred hard without ripping their trunks. They also said that swim trunks that were cut above the knee were much more preferable than those that were below the knee, from both a fashion and function stand point. Swim trunks that sit above the knee allow for less obstruction of movement by not catching on the knee. Also, with the Voller swim trunk being more tapered, it blocks the short from flipping or rolling up the leg, exposing that starkly white thigh that no one wants to see.
This stretchy custom blend fabric allows for more durability. The swim trunks not only function great but they'll look great too. We've taken the time to detail the trunks in way that is unparalleled to any other out there.
The Construction - It's all in the details
The trunks will have two side hand pockets, a back pocket, adjustable waistband, full inner net lining, and thick drawstring with metals clasps.
The Side Pocket - openings are made a bit smaller so that your belongings don't fall out, but is also constructed at a slant to allow for easy hand entry and exit, so your hand doesn't keep getting stuck in the pocket. Also the size and cut of the pockets were specifically measured and sown to the sides to fit BOTH iPhone and Android phones snuggly so that the belongings in your pocket do not swing around when you're walking or fall out if you sit down.
The Side Slits - are put in there to allow even more room for movement, so not matter what activity you're doing you'll be sure your shorts don't catch.
The Lining - Full inner net lining to ensure a comfortable fit.
The Drawstring - put on the outside rather than the inside to allow for easy tightening and loosening as compared to having it on the inside of the waistband. It also doesn't leave that uncomfortable knot and string pushing against your waist.
The drawstring is closed off at each end with metal clasps. It looks sharper, and will not crack and fray like the usual cheap plastic closures.
The Back Pocket - velcro flap construction to ensure your belongings are safe and secure.
I was tired of seeing the same old boring swim trunk so I thought I'd mix it up a little. Instead of just having one solid color, I mixed up the waistbands and string colors to complement the main body color of the short. I then decided to offer both pattern and solid color shorts. The pattern shorts are digitally printed to ensure that every small detail in the print is perfect. The solid color shorts are dip dyed for 5 days to get that rich bold color.
Here's a look at your potential rewards!
Logo and Monogram Placement
You personal three letter monogram will be place on the right side hip pocket opening as seen below. The stitching will be contrasting but still of a matching color on the swim trunk. Again, don't for get to put your initials in the note during pledge process!
Whether you decide to donate or not, I sincerely appreciate the time you've taken to take a look at my product. Please help make this into a reality, and grab yourself a pair! Make sure to tell your friends and share online. Thanks again Kickstarters!
Risks and challenges
With any apparel manufacturing, there are always minimum orders and sample fees. Additionally, it is not easy trying to break the pricing model many other swim trunk companies have set. The funds raised from you, will go straight to design contracting, shipping, and manufacturing costs. I've spent weeks looking for just the right manufacturer and have finally found one that is both fast and dependable. This ensures that both you and I, will receive quality swim trunks in a timely manner.
In the worst case senario that there will be a manufacturing delay, I have already prepared back up factories, to facilitate any delays to ensure that you get your product in a fast and timely manner. Although it will cost more on my side, I believe that following through with a quality product on time, is best way to do business. You've put your faith in me, so I will sincerely see it as my responsibility above all else to follow through.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
At the end of the campaign, Kickstarter has a questionnaire that allows me to ask what size and colors you would like. This questionnaire will also include an area to write your shipping address as well.
As a general rule for myself; if I am unsure about sizing, I always go up. The beauty of the drawstring is that it allows for a comfortable and snug fit.
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