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The 30 Best Men's Bathing Suits to Wear to the Beach and Beyond

For every budget, body type, and occasion, these trunks have you covered.

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Jeans hold a solid spot in your everyday look. That is, until warm weather season rolls around. From warm weather lounging to that week-long beach vacation you’ve been impatiently waiting for, spring and 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 don't have to to hit the pool or beach, there’s a number of stylish men’s bathing suits and swim 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.

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Vuori Banks 5" Swim Shorts

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.

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Fair Harbor The Anchor Swim Shorts

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.

7" Inseam Swim Trunk
Goodthreads amazon.com

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 spring and summer adventures.

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6" Swim Trunk in Seersucker
J. Crew jcrew.com

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.

Rhone Fletcher Swim Trunks

Thanks to its four-way stretch fabric, these swim trunks double as competent workout shorts. That's not surprising, given that Rhone specializes in multi-functional sportswear.

Bonobos Throwback Swim Trunks

Create your pool style vibe around this old-school bathing suit. A white graphic hoodie and retro sneakers complete the throwback look that feels fresh for the warm weather season.

Nike Men's 9
nike nike.com

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.

Classic 3-Stripes Swim Shorts
adidas adidas.com

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.

Pool Short 5"
Lululemon lululemon.com

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.

Patagonia Baggies Long Shorts

Thinking about the water pollution problem while hitting the beach? These recycled nylon swim shorts are eco-friendly with a stylish print to boot.

Bonobos Anywhere E-Waist Swim Shorts

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.

SilkWorld Men's Swimming Surf Board Shorts
$16.99 (32% off)

Spring and summer swimsuits aren’t just about bright and bold bottoms. This black bathing suit will help you to stay true to your subtle style when paired with navy and other neutrals.

Charles 7" Gingham Swim Trunks
Onia onia.com

Looking for something a little more original than classic stripes or tropical prints? Go for an abstract gingham print that shows your love of modern design and cool style.

Solid Tangerine Swim Trunk
Bather bather.com

This editor-approved swimsuit brand makes bright, light trunks that offer enough stretch and protection to wear all day long. Its 5.5 inch inseam makes it the ideal length for average height guys.

Mid-Length Swim Shorts
MR P. mrporter.com

If you’re looking for the ideal bathing suit with the versatility to be donned for any occasion, Mr. P has just what you’re looking for. These timeless swim shorts might just be the only pair you need this summer.

Calder 7.5
Onia onia.com

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.

Printed Swim Trunks
Wellen huckberry.com

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, pair it with a cool printed robe, too.

Bather Green Bandana Swim Trunk

You can always count on Bather to deliver some of the sleekest trunks in unexpected prints and colorways, including comic book patterns, the most unique floral designs, and even cool bandana prints, like this pair that’s available in black, green, blue, and red.

Runner Swim Shorts
Asos DESIGN us.asos.com

So your summer plans might not involve sailing the Mediterranean, but that doesn’t mean you can’t evoke the same effortlessly cool style vibe on all your summer adventures. All you need is this tailored-fit bathing suit from Asos, a crisp linen button down, elegant leather sandals, and a pair of timeless shades.

Frescobol Carioca Tailored Swim Shorts

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.

Speedo Men’s Sun Ray Volley Quick-Drying Swimsuit

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.

Solid Icon
Nike nike.com

Yes, Peach swim shorts! These light-colored trunks will perfectly compliment your bronzed glow from hours in the summer sun.

Mack Weldon Swim Board Short

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 Men’s Rolling Sun Packable Shorts

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.

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Men's Classic Supplex Sport Shorts, 6
L.L. Bean llbean.com

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.

Cocktail Print Swim Trunks
Bonobos bonobos.com

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.

Men Swimwear Micro Waves
Vilebrequin vilebrequin.com

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.

The North Face Class V Belted Swim Trunk

UPF 50 protection, quick-drying fabric, and a secure built-in belt make these stellar trunks a no-brainer.

Small Geometric-Print Swim Trunks
Kiton saksfifthavenue.com

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.

Men's Ibiza Swim Trunk
2(X)IST amazon.com

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.


The look of your swim trunk matters, but the length is the most important. For most guys, the sweet spot of where your bathing suit 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. However, if you're gearing up to go surfing, you might want to opt for a longer length board short for more coverage.


If you have a softer midsection, 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.

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