Jeans hold a solid spot in your everyday look. That is, until warm weather season rolls around. From Summer Fridays out of the office and lounging on a pool float, to that week-long beach vacation you’ve been impatiently waiting for, summer outfits are built around your best swimsuit to take advantage of any opportunity to beat the heat with a quick dip (possibly in a kiddie pool for on-duty dads). Even if you’re one of those unfortunate fellows with little opportunity to catch a wave or a poolside break, there’s a number of stylish men’s swimsuits and trunks that have the versatility to become your weekend wear go-to with moisture-wicking and quick-drying fabric, perfect for any sweaty situation in the sun.
To help you upgrade to the best men’s swim shorts for your style and body type, there’s a few things to keep in mind.
The look of your swim trunk matters, but the length is the most important. For most guys, the sweet spot of where your swimsuit should hit is about two inches above your knee. This is the most flattering length a guy can wear—shorter guys won’t feel shorter with most of their leg covered and taller men won’t feel like they’re wearing tap shorts as the newest members of the Rockettes. Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than sitting in your new swim shorts and worrying about a wardrobe malfunction with your man junk.
If you didn’t hit your New Year body goals, or just expect to have your weight fluctuate a bit from now ’til summer, drawstring waistbands and elastic waistbands are your friend. However, the best adjustable waistband to sport is one that lays flat to avoid added bulk. If you’re going for a snap closure, just make sure it’s not too tight with the ability to unsnap after one beer. The right fit on the waist will have you feeling seriously confident, even if you don’t have shredded abs.
Go for a color and pattern that stays true to your year-round style. Solid color swimsuits in navy or dark neutrals have the most outfit potential to pair with any linen button-down shirt, graphic T-shirt, or slim-fit polo shirt. Prints can be tricky, but we suggest avoiding any prints that look too child-like or resemble your grandmother’s kitchen wallpaper (you know what we mean.) Cool abstract artistic prints and classics like stripes and gingham are a sure bet for the best beach style.
Now, here are the best swimsuits to sport to the beach and beyond.
Stand out with your swim style this season in graphic camo-print swim trunks. Unlike classic Army green, gray camo has the versatility to be worn with just about anything, making it a no-brainer purchase when calculating cost-per-wear.
The best way to reward yourself after an intense workout? Taking a dip, without having to change your shorts. That’s right, this swimsuit doubles as workout shorts. Lululemon, take all our money.
It’s all about the details with these nike shorts. The utility clasp on the belt adds all the style you need to confidently sport these on the beach or city streets. Best of all, these board shorts have plenty of pockets for all your small gear—just make sure you take out your tech gadgets before practicing your cannonballs.
Orange you glad these Amazon swim shorts don’t cost a fortune? (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.) With thousands of five-star reviews, you can bet these affordable trunks are a solid choice for all your summer adventures.
We stan the 3-stripes look on any bottoms, and that includes swimsuits. Even if you don’t have many beach days planned for the warm weather season, these shorts can be worn all weekend long to beat the heat in any casual setting.
Thinking about water pollution problem while hitting the beach? These recycled nylon swim shorts are eco-friendly with a stylish print to boot.
Bonobos has you covered, even when you’re ready to ditch your suit and tie. This classic swimsuit comes in 9 different colorways, is available up to a size XXL, and has options in every length a guy could ask for.
Can you believe these swim shorts are made from a fabric that’s 88% recycled plastic bottles? These eco-friendly trunks also feature four-way stretch and quick-dry capabilities. Oh, and if odor is your issue, this swimsuit has you covered there, too.
Looking for something a little more original than classic stripes or tropical prints? Go for an abstract plaid print that shows your love of modern design and sleek style.
Vertical stripes are the most flattering swim trunks for short guys. These stripes will elongate your legs to give the illusion that you’re 5 inches taller.
This best-selling style from luxury resort wear brand Onia is a hit with guys for it’s versatility, from beach, to bar, and everything in between this summer. With a snap closure, flat waistband and side pockets, they look just like your ordinary summer shorts, but have the swimsuit features of a mesh lining and quick-drying fabric.
Prints are good. Prints are especially good when they feature a retro-like geometric print that pairs easily with crisp summer whites and neutral solids for elevated summer style. And if you’re really trying to flex a cool fit poolside, pick up one of their cool printed terry robes, too.
Opting for a tailored swim short adds some polish to your summer beach look. When paired with a lightweight linen button-down shirt and sleek leather sandals, your beach attire will easily transition from daytime at the beach, to an outdoor evening cocktail party.
Subtle, sleek, and all-around stylish, this two-toned stunner is perfect for daily wear.
When you think of Speedos, you probably think of those teeny-tiny swim briefs, but the brand actually makes some stellar shorts, too. Wear this smart black swimsuit all-day-every-day this summer, thanks to it’s quick-drying and UPF 50+ sun protection fabric.
Summer swimsuits aren’t just about bright and bold bottoms. These cranberry RVCA shorts will help you to stay true to your subtle style when paired with navy and neutrals.
Yes, Peach swim shorts! These light-colored trunks will perfectly compliment your bronzed glow from hours in the summer sun.
Guys, this might be the champ of all board shorts: four-stretch, adjustable waistband, multiple zip pockets, and an all-over wave print that still looks sophisticated.
The North Face challenges your favorite khaki chino shorts with their swim shorts that offer a one-two-punch with quick-drying fabric and UPF 50 protection, all with the sleek look to sport outside of the water.
Create your summer style vibe around these sporty ASOS shorts. A white graphic hoodie and retro sneakers complete the throwback look that feels fresh for the warm weather season.
The beach is the best place to go bold with your style, and nothing makes a style statement quite like these not-so-mellow yellow swim trunks.
Leopard might sound a bit too loud, but with the feline-inspired print in a darker color combo, it has just enough roar for standout style. Pair it with all-black or white accessories to tone down your poolside vibe from looking full-on Joe Exotic.
The small scale print makes these cocktail-printed trunks stylish with just enough playful detail to be the life of the pool party. We’ll cheers to that.
These Vilebrequin swim shorts are basically the best pool party trick ever. When wet, these solid blue shorts display a stylish pattern until they dry.
UPF 50 protection, quick-drying fabric, and a secure built-in belt make these stellar trunks a no-brainer.
Inspired by Vietnam Era Navy SEAL shorts, the D-ring belt detail makes this swimsuit look sophisticated and luxe.
Shorter than a standard swim trunk and longer than itty-bitty briefs, the Ibiza swimsuit is a 2(X)IST best seller for guys who want to show their muscular legs, but without feeling exposed.
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