Summer’s creeping up on us and for many of us this means one thing – holiday time! So, if you’re jetting off to sunnier shores in the coming months, it’s time to start thinking about updating your swimwear collection.

Though a lot of men might not give a lot of thought to their choice of swimwear, it’s these that will make up near enough your entire poolside ensemble, so you want to choose something that will be comfortable and flattering.

To make your holiday shopping a bit easier, we’ve put together a guide of our top men’s swimwear picks of the new season. So if you’re a “bolder the better” guy, or prefer to keep things understated, we’ve got a pair to suit you.

Keep it Simple

Maintain an air of sophistication this holiday season by sticking to minimal designs in a versatile hue such as black, navy, grey or white. A classic pair of swim trunks will not only keep your look cool and collected, but they double up perfectly as daytime wear, making the ideal choice for when you want to slip seamlessly from the beach to the bar.


SHOP: Barbour Loman Swim Trunks / Orlebar Brown Bulldog Swim Shorts / Vilebrequin Moorea Swim Shorts


Brave a Print

Surfs up and these vibrant printed designs are a match made in heaven for those of you who want to steal the show. From vibrant graphics by Moschino and Vilebrequin, to tropical landscape courtesy of Orlebar Brown, these statement swim shorts are guaranteed to turn a few heads on the beach this summer.


SHOP: Orlebar Brown Palm Beach Swim Shorts / Moschino Sunglasses Swim Shorts / Vilebrequin Turtle Swim Shorts

Add a Sporting Vibe

For the athletes among you, a sporty number will be right up your street. Contrary to popular belief, athletic doesn’t necessarily have to mean super tight fitting Tom Daley style briefs, however, as a pair of traditional trunks in a shorter length can create the same sort of vibe. Achieve the athleisure look by choosing a pair of shorts in a block colour, with simple detailing such as a contrasting waistband or a bold logo.

SHOP: DSquared2 Logo Swim Trunks / Boss Octopus Swim Trunks / Boss Starfish Swim Shorts 

Colour Pop

Go bold on the beach this summer, with some stand out colour blocking! With trunks available in every colour of the rainbow, from aquatic blue to shades of yellow that will rival the sun itself,  there’s a pair to suit every man. Coming in classic plain and simple designs, these vibrant swim shorts are the perfect way to make a statement without going overboard.

SHOP: DSquared2 Swim Shorts / Polo Ralph Lauren Hawaiian Swim Shorts /Boss Lobster Swim Shorts


Feeling Flash

Add a luxe vibe to your beach ensemble with some contemporary metallics and fabulously kitsch prints. For a look that is guaranteed to get you noticed, you can’t go wrong with these attention grabbing metallic logo trunks by Moschino, whereas the signature baroque print by Versace Collection will add a sense of grandeur to your get up.

SHOP: Moschino Metallic Logo Swim Shorts /  Versace Collection Baroque Swim Shorts / Vilebrequin Metallic Turtle Swim Shorts