My beach essentials: Camilo Obregon

The CEO of men's swimwear line Papua shares his summer must-haves.

Having grown up in Colombia, where it’s basically an endless summer year-round, Camilo Obregon certainly knows a thing or two about the living the ultimate beach lifestyle. When he noticed a gap in the market for high-quality men’s swimwear, he and his business partner David Rodriguez launched their range of colorful beach apparel, Papua. (The line and its name, Papua, is inspired by the diverse islands of Papua, New Guinea.) Here, Obregon shares his top must-have items for summer.

papua look up swim trunks

“I love how we offer technological fabrics—SPF 30 and water repellent—combined with innovative prints and luxury finishes.”
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wild soul sunglasses

“I like round shades that integrate classic '50s style with a modern twist. Also, I love that you can choose a social cause to contribute to.”
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swims loafers

“A perfect summer vibe starts in the spirit of the magical city of Cartagena. I choose always to have comfortable and practical shoes that match my swim trunks.”
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kiehl’s facial fuel spf 50

“I love an SPF that invigorates tired and dull skin."
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asos cropped skinny jeans

“If you're not in a swim trunk, white ripped jeans are a great option that matches any kind of shirt or T-shirt. White goes well with everything.”
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everlane twill weekender bag

“This is the perfect size and color and for a long weekend at the beach.”
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reiss cuban collar shirt

“I love to wear a Cuban collar—they're on-trend and it makes short sleeve shirts look elegant and sophisticated. I strongly recommend linen and prints in your shirts. The '50s are back.”
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