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Heading off on a dream holiday with friends or a loved one and need fresh swim shorts? Perhaps you're just planning on perfecting your front crawl at the local pool and you need to look the part. Whatever the case, shopping online for a new pair of men's swim shorts is the easiest way to refresh your collection and be ready for anything. But when it comes to choosing the perfect swimming trunks for you, there are a few elements to consider.
When shopping for men's swimwear, be sure to check out what the fabric can offer you. The best men's swim shorts are designed in quick-drying technical fabric, which means your shorts will be dried up and ready for another go in half the time. Many of these styles will also feature a brushed feel to the fabric, delivering a bonus shot of comfort.
Swim short length
The length of your swim shorts is as individual as you are. Feeling brave? Been hitting the gym lately? You can opt for a pair of tight-fitting trunks if you fancy (some destinations even prefer it…)! But if you ask us, a pair of boardshorts is always the ultimate for style and comfort. Whether you go for a mid-thigh length or a cut that falls all the way to the knee, men's boardshorts offer the best foundation for a capsule holiday wardrobe. Head poolside for a day of lounging and then just slip on a pair of sliders and a short-sleeved shirt or T-shirt and you're good to head well into the evening.
A good rule of thumb is to have at least one plain pair of men's shorts (look for those with sporty stripes this season for a touch of detail) and a more out-there patterned style. Geometric patterns, colourful hibiscus prints and dégradée colourfades are popular this season, or you could go for a camouflage or colourblock style. Think about versatility if you're planning on packing for an upcoming holiday: you can save your bold prints for trips to the beach and hanging by the pool, then use plain styles as an outfit building block for bar-hopping or sightseeing.
The finer details
While we're all about style, we have to nod to those more intricate details that make a pair of swimming shorts practical as well as distinctive. If you're looking for additional comfort and breathability, a mesh lining is a must. As is sun safety: seek out men's swimming shorts with UPF qualities to help protect you from the sun's harmful rays. Drawstrings at the waist will help you secure a snug fit (as well as avoid any embarrassing slipping when you pull off that perfect dive) and a zipped or snap-fastening back pocket will be your best friend if you need to keep cash or a key safe while you swim. So with all this in mind, you're good to start shopping for your ultimate swim shorts. Shop online to find the best deals, guaranteed.