If you’re a hydrophile like us, your swim shorts are probably one of the most important parts of your summer wardrobe. Between weekends at the beach and long days out on the boat, you need some variety in your swimwear if you don’t want to have to endure that uncomfortable feeling of putting on the same pair of cold, damp swim trunks. Plus, you don’t want to be that dude who’s been wearing the same bathing suit in every picture you’re tagged in for four years in a row. Switch up your wardrobe and treat yourself to a new pair of swim trunks.
Men’s Swim Trunk Trends 2019
Need help deciding on your swimwear? Check out some of the trends for men’s bathing suits this year. Hint: This season, it’s all about the bold and splashy.
Stripes are pretty much always a winner, but they’re bigger than ever this year. And we’re here for it. They’re slimming, they’re interesting and they give off that coastal vibe that goes perfectly with any vacation. This year, men’s swim trunks come in all different flavors of stripes—nautical, pin, barcode, you name it. Instead of the usual same-sized stripes, we’re really digging the look with blocks of solid colors interrupted by lines of different thicknesses.
Ditch the boring, solid-color swim shorts this year. Patterns are in. You’ve got endless options when it comes to patterns—Hawaiian flowers, palm trees, fish. A sea-themed bathing suit is always a popular option for men’s swim trunks. But those of us who live and breathe the coastal lifestyle are taking this trend to the next level. The nautical look can come in many unique varieties, from patterned anchor swim shorts to nautical stripe trunks featuring that signature white and navy blue motif. Just take your pick and you’ll find yourself raking in the compliments as you soak up the sun.
Our Favorite Men’s Bathing Suits
Daybreak Men’s Swim Trunks
You’re for sure going to turn heads in this bathing suit. The funky palm leaf pattern and the block color make it unique and totally in style this season. Taking an exotic trip this summer? You’ll want to pack these tropical trunks. If you’re the kind of guy who’s always initiating the volleyball match or spikeball face-off, you’ll love these because the drawstring waist is perfect for keeping these swim shorts in place, even as you’re diving into the sand for the game-winning save.
Talahi Island Striped Men’s Swim Shorts
We get it, the “skies out, thighs out” mentality is all the rage when it comes to the ever-shrinking rate of men’s swim trunks these days, but the surfers and the wakeboarders know that, sometimes, you need that extra length on your swimwear for more comfort and mobility when catching waves. In those cases, you’ll love this pair of longer but no less stylish trunks.
Board short-style swim trunks are for the more active beachgoers.
Usually, a stronger material is used to make sure that the fabric continues to last after repeatedly rubbing up against a waxed surfboard, hence ‘board shorts’. The waistband is also more secure than the average pair of trunks with a defined front that has a zipper and a drawstring to keep your suit where it belongs: on your body. The slightly longer length helps give you more room to move (and more coverage).
Trunk Bay Striped Men’s Swim Trunks
If you can’t tell by now, we’re all about this striped look. Especially because there are so many ways to wear it. If you’re going for that nautical theme we talked about, you can’t go wrong here. Want to switch it up? Try the vertical stripe pattern on the Sundown Swim Short.
Tip: Swap Swim Trunks for Performance Shorts
You’ll still want to get a new pair of swim trunks for the summer, but performance shorts are also a great addition to your wardrobe. When you live the same kind of laid-back lifestyle as us, sometimes you don’t know where the day is going to take you. What can we say? We like to be spontaneous. Throwing on a pair of performance shorts will have you prepped for any kind of activity that comes your way. Brunch on the patio? You’ll fit right in with a gray or khaki pair. Last-minute decision to take the boat out? Don’t even worry about jumping in the water in these shorts because the quick-dry feature will have you dried off before you’re even back on land.
Making Waves with Your Swimwear
Ditch that old, faded swimsuit you’ve had since sophomore year of college and spice up your summer attire with a bold new pair of men’s swim trunks. Whether you’re an active beachgoer or you’d rather spend the day cruisin’ around and knocking back a few cold ones on the boat, we’ve got you covered with the perfect swim shorts. Go for a bold color or traditionally beachy look, and you’ll have everyone doing a double-take at the beach this summer.