Men’s Summer Swimwear Guide

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While spring may have just rolled in a few short weeks ago and you’re still deciding which hat goes best with those spring styles your sporting by now, it’s never to early to start thinking about swimwear. Whether your gearing up for that early summer beach vacation, or lucky enough to live in a climate where it’s already pool weather, we’ve got you covered with the latest in swimwear styles.

1.) Shorter

Gone are the days of the way-past-your-knee board shorts. The so long you could trip on them surfer-inspired shorts had their day in the late 90’s , early 2000’s, but styles now in swimwear and other shorts are trending much further up the leg.

jcrew_sidexsideThese J. Crew Tab Swim Shorts have a 6.5″ inseam and are available in red and blue seersucker. The longer board shorts of years ago give the illusion of shortening your legs and overall body shape. A shorter length short actually make your legs and torso look longer for a more flattering look.

2.) Fitter

Along with inseam, swim shorts recently have moved further and further away from being ultra-baggy through the leg. The tailored, fit look found in most other men’s fashion is no exception with swimwear

bonobos_sidexsideThe Bonobos Surfside Board Short are made exactly with this in mind. They have a much trimmer leg opening and come in 5, 7, and 9-inch inseams.

3.) Basic Styles

Solid colors and understated patterns are key. Gaudy, ultra-loud, floral patterns are out and simplicity here rules.

outlier_sidexsideThe Outlier New-Way Short  is an option that can take you from the beach to the bar without a hitch. Made to be a short that is equally comfortable swimming or going out afterward, they feature a slightly longer inseam and classic look that never looks out of place.

saturdays_nycNeutral, simple patterns like this offering from Saturdays NYC offer a little more variation without being over the top.

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