SKINZ make underwear for men

OK. I admit it. Making underwear was my idea. I like the support and feel on lycra shorts under cargo shorts and so I had a few pairs of our original lycra shorts (SH5) made in cotton/lycra. They felt great. Eventually, one of our designers (Angelique) developed a pattern for a seamless front, mens lycra short. We began calling it the (NFS). NO FRONT CENTER SEAM. Finally, comfortable bike length underwear for men.  The most comfortable underwear you will ever wear. No center seam to divide your package. Smooth and seamless front. That style code is the M50. We have since expanded the underwear line to include a boxer (A17) and a really low cut boxer (M61). We now offer all three styles in value 3-packs.

#1 selling womens swimsuit in 2014 (so far)

SKINZ is enjoying a very busy start to the 2014 swimsuit season. So far, the #1 selling swimsuit for women is the Low Rise (B51) T back thong in Hawaiian Floral (4109) :

B51 – Womens Swimsuit T Back ThongHawaiian Floral Swimsuit Fabric
• Small low front and low thong back
• The perfect “T” back swimsuit
• This update incorporates the “low rise” styling both front and back
• For high cut style, see the B4
• Lined in Front

Fabric 4109
• Hawaiian Floral Tricot nylon-lycra
• Tricot fabrics are the highest grade nylon/lycra with true 4-way stretch
• Direct dye screen print
• Direct Dye fabrics feature deep and full coloration

A day in the life at Skinz

NPC IFBB posing suitWell of course another amazing day at SKINZ that includes… rhinestones! A girl couldn’t ask for more diamonds!.. I mean rhinestones haha. I had the pleasure of working on the finishing touches to the T43LFS/B64L figure suit. I applied rhinestones to give this baby flair. Yes we do it all!!

Check it out on our site: HERE

-C, Skinz

Sewing a Swimsuit

Ever wonder what swimsuits are so much more $ than underwear ?  The cost is in the quality and fabrication. Swimsuits have to stand up to saltwater, sunshine, Chlorine and suntan oils, all of which work to destroy the swimsuit. Swimsuits are small and the fabric is slippery, which makes sewing them a challenge.

Each swimsuit requires at least (3) different machines : the serger, the straight stitch and the zig-zag. Some require a 4th machine, the double needle top stitch.  Tricot nylon/lycra fabric, silicone protected rubber, special stretch thread and lining are also required for each suit. Options include ornaments, rhinestone connectors and plated tri-rings. Our suits are sewn in Clearwater, Florida.  We are proud to say we are made in the USA!

The 2014 Swimsuit Season is here!

SKINZ is back to normal hours and we are ready to get the 2014 Swimsuit season going. The phones are ringing, the machines are buzzing, and bikini’s are flying out our doors. We are now open 7 days a week to get you the swimsuits you need, whether it is vacation, weekend getaway or hot-tubing with friends or the honey. SKINZ is ready to make you feel SEXY and BEAUTIFUL in your American Made Suit.

Don’t forget to check out our 2014 Catalog.

3 Rooker Bar

One of my favorite places to go for pretty beaches with white sand and clear water is 3 Rooker Bar Island. It’s just about straight west of Dunedin, Florida and accessible only by boat. On just about any week day you can have pretty much a private beach spot to tan in your SKINZ bikinis, T-Backs and Thongs. While not “legal” on this very small island, you will pretty much have some privacy for skimpy swimsuits as long as you pick a spot away from other people doing the same thing you are. Paul

Mens Swimwear for 2014

Men’s bikini swimsuits are the boldest, barest swimwear styles offering minimum coverage and maximum sun exposure. If you’re a sun worshipper, a sexy bikini swim suit may be your best option, especially if you’ve been working out and you’re ready to show-off your rock hard abs. At SKINZ, our collection of men’s bikini swimsuits offers the hottest choices for sleek, eye-catching style and sun-bronzed beach looks.

Men’s bikini swimsuits are designed for maximum exposure and comfort while swimming or lounging poolside. Popular options include Smooth Front bikinis, animal print bikinis and men’s bikinis with skimpy side straps. Men’s bikini swimwear is a comfortable, form-fitting option, perfect for swimming laps as well as sunning on the deck. Choose a bikini swimsuit for minimal tan lines and maximum exposure of your best assets.

At SKINZ, you’ll find the world’s best selection of fashionable, must-have bikini swimsuits for men, guaranteed to fit and flatter your body at the beach, lake or pool. The options are as enticing as they are comfortable. Shop our complete collection of men’s bikinis today. SKINZ does not stop at the speedo style men’s bikinis. We also offer a many styles of Rio swimsuits with half coverage of the fanny. Our best sellers are men’s swimsuit thongs (T-Backs) and mens G-String swimsuits. SKINZ is unique. We offer the full range of swimsuits from board shorts to G-String Thongs. Made by Americans in Clearwater, Florida, USA.

Super Natural Bodybuilder and Fitness Competition

Over the weekend SKINZ was a sponsor of the Clearwater Super Natural Bodybuilder and Fitness Competition held at Clearwater High School. Our posing suits are popular with the contestants.

Show Day:
Saturday February 22nd 2014 :
Clearwater High School Auditorium
540 S Hercules Ave Clearwater, FL 3376

We offer custom posing suits for men and women.

Mens Posing Suits

Womens Posing Suits

CJ Gibson

'sexy blue micro bikini

It has been my pleasure to work with, and shoot C.J. Gibson. She first appeared in the 2005 SKINZ catalog. Always easy to work with and willing to wear just about anything. She has moved from Florida and now lives in LA. But on occasion she returns here to see her family.


On these visits I can always find items that need her special look. So I call her in. Who can blame me ? One of the nicest models I know.

– Paul, Skinzwear

LA Textile Show

It used to be easy to find new fabrics for the upcoming seasons. The Jacob Javits Center in NYC hosted many fabric shows. Eventually the show moved to Miami in hopes of attracting South American manufacturers. Then the show was eventually cancelled as well.

Now, the only fabric show left is a regional show in LA. I have booked my flights and will attend this years show. It’s always good to feel the samples and eyeball the colors in person. I hope to find some unique colors and designs for the SKINZ 2015 collection.

– Paul, Skinz