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Luxe to Less
14 December 2020

Men’s Swimwear Guide: 45 Summer Favourites

Words By Eva Marchingo

The sun's out, and swimwear season is upon us. Whether you’re spending your time on the sand, in the surf, of relaxing by your best mate’s pool, treat yourself to some new swimmers.

Luxe

After the year you’ve been through, you deserve opulence at every turn, even in something as simple as your swim trunks.

If your summer itinerary aligns more closely with afternoons spent lounging on a yacht than it does spending them slumming it with skegheads, your swimwear will need to reflect that – and be up to the task.

It’s no mean feat to find swimmers that will suit every water-based occasion, from beach days to summer parties by the pool. You need something that will hold up in both style and function.

You will want to be able to wear your new piece just about anywhere, which you can do when you invest in a pair at this price point. Better construction, subtle design elements, and stylish patterns turn your swimming gear into fashion statements.

Take Versace’s Baroque Print Swim Briefs – they’re not your average budgie-smugglers. Sitting poolside, you will feel like a Mediterranean god in these irresistible briefs. Pair with a signet ring or simple chains and a chunky slide.

Orlebar Brown Setter X Maravilla Slim-Fit Mid-Length Printed Swim Shorts, £224.59, Mr Porter

Less

This summer, more than ever, you’re ready to embrace everything the season has to offer.

You’re excited to be shaking grains of sand out of your hair for weeks post-beach and you can’t wait to feel the subtle sting of chlorine in your eyes after a brilliant day at the pool.

The thing you love most about the summer is the palpable feeling of possibility and excitement. This season, you’re channelling boy-next-door energy by championing quality and simplicity.

The swimwear on offer in this category brings you sustainability in both production – thanks to conscious brands like Bather – and aesthetics, thanks to timeless designs from the likes of Le Coq Sportif.

Ellesse’s Cielo Swim shorts look incredible on and, thanks to superior Italian-inspired workmanship, will make you feel wonderful wearing them. Coming in two different colour combinations, you can decide to be bold in red and blue, or subtle in khaki and cream.

Polo Ralph Lauren Traveler Swim Shorts, $99, The Iconic

Low

Summer is your season, and the place you shine best is anywhere near a body of water.

You don’t want the water to be the only attention-grabbing body around though, and in a pair of these swimmers, it definitely won’t be.

You’re the kind of person who loves water sports, beers on the beach, and spending all day in the sun with your top off (just remember your SPF).

You need a pair of swim shorts that you can wear all day, every day, all Summer long. You need them to be sturdy or easy to replace financially when you wear through them.

But if you’re going to be spending all season in these bad boys, you need them to be cute enough to get away with slapping a shirt and some Birkenstocks on and heading to the pub, still swimwear-clad.

Cotton On’s Resort Short in navy abstract is the perfect pair of swim trunks to accompany you on your summer activities. You’ll have eyes on you wherever you go and in these stylish shorts, you can go anywhere.

Cotton On Swim Short, was $29.99 now $15, Cotton On