| Culture |

Fancy Vending Machine Board Shorts Include Hidden Scavenger Hunt

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Does that headline make any sense to you? We're feeling a touch of the surreal today, so we went with that over "Standard Hotels Teams with Quicksilver," which is indeed what this is all about. 

André Balazs' Standard boutique hotel chain teamed up with Quicksilver, titan of the mall surf store industry, to produce a line of shorts based on each of the four Standard locations. They're a bit retro, with a '70s length that hits mid-thigh, but made with modern materials and fits. Miami's version is white with a yellowy-orange waistband and hems. 

To make them more connected to the city, the inside waistband includes a mysterious list of local addresses. I never thought I'd have to give a spoiler alert when talking about board shorts, but if you want to experience the thrill of a secret treasure map, here is your *spoiler alert*. They're all Cuban cafés. The list of five includes David's Café II, Versailles, El Rey de las Fritas, El Palacio de los Jugos, and Casa Juancho. If you're a frequenter of these places and start seeing the fancy-type people who stay at boutique hotels wander in slightly bemused while checking the inside of their shorts, you'll know why. 

The shorts go for $75, and you can buy them at a vending machine inside the Standard or online. Ladies, for once you get the short end of the fashion stick. Yes, there's a bikini available, but it's not specially designed for each city. 

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.