We all have a few essential pairs of jeans that hold a special place in our wardrobe, that is until summer rolls around. Owning 3-4 pairs of summer swim shorts should hold an important part in your wardrobe just as much as jeans do. Real talk; Nothing feels as good as lounging by the pool or going on that week long beach vacation you’ve been planning for, so you may as well dress for the occasion and feel comfortable too! There's a huge variety of stylish mens swim trunks that have the versatility to become your summer weekend go-to shorts with zip pockets and quick drying fabrics for a sweaty day under the sun.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your summer swimwear, there are a few things to bear in mind before your next day at the pool or beach. Be sure to wear something that compliments your body type, style preference and comfort level needs! Below is a list curated to ensure you never go uncomfortable in your swim trunks again.
The length of your swim trunk matters, period. Visually, it is the first thing you or other people will see, so ensuring you hit that sweet spot in length will land a good first impression. Whether you're short or tall, the most flattering and universal length will hit mid way above your knee! Freedom of the quads we say!
Opting for a color or pattern that stays true to your style will allow for year-round wear! Owning a pair of black swim trunks or white swim trunks is a must as they have the most outfit potential to pair with a tee or button down shirt, but don’t be afraid to go all out if that's what your style calls for! We were born to stand out afterall!
Swim shorts with elasticized waistbands and drawstring closures are a must, especially if you spend a lot of time getting in and out of the pool! There is nothing worse than having to constantly keep tugging at your board shorts to stay up, so ensuring your beach shorts are supported by an elasticized waistband and drawstring will mean you’ll feel seriously confident, always!
Tip: Opt for swim shorts that have a half elasticized waistband at the back so the front remains perfectly charming!
Now that we’ve covered the basics, it’s time to dive a little bit deeper!
While the first thing the eye wanders to is the aesthetic visual of swim trunks, it’s important that they’re both great looking and function just as well. If you’re lounging by the pool or catching some waves at the beach you’ll require different things from your trunks in order for them to keep up with your summer activities! Consider swim trunks that are stretchy enough for full range of motion - think cannonballing into the pool, yet supportive enough to ensure all day comfort.
If you’re a busy man who doesn't have time to change between surfing and shopping, look for shorts that repel liquid rather than absorbing it for quick drying in between activities and also have an inner lining so you’re not running errands in wet jocks. When you’re out and about and need to stash away your keys, credit cards and other small important items, a pair of boardshorts that have zipper pockets will always come in handy!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHY DO SWIM TRUNKS HAVE LINERS?
The main purpose of an inner liner is to act as a second skin, protect the goods and keep them in place and comfortable all day long! Additionally, they help swim shorts dry quicker!
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CAN I WEAR UNDERWEAR WITH MY SWIM TRUNKS?
Wearing underwear alone or under your board shorts is a big no no! Not only will you feel uncomfortable and unsupported, the chlorine and salt water actually destroy your underwear, which is why swim trunks are made of water specific materials, so you can make the most of your day in the water!
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WHAT DO YOU WEAR UNDER SWIM SHORTS?
If your swim trunks have been engineered smartly, they’ll provide a second skin layer or “aqua liner”, so no underwear is required! #freeballing
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