What To Wear: Top 10 Swim Shorts
As temperatures rise, nothing appeals more than the idea of straight up chilling by the sea or pool. Nevertheless, it’s important that time off work doesn’t mean time off for your wardrobe. Our menswear buyers have used their expert eyes to curate this edit of the best designer men’s swimwear to ensure you’re always making a splash, both in and out of the water (they’re nice like that).
Whether it’s a staycation or vacation that’s calling your name, we’re adding these swimming trunks to your list of non-negotiables to pack.
1. Burberry Grafton Check Swim Shorts
The iconic Burberry print we know and love has been reimagined in a waterproof fabric. Pay homage to this much-loved brand’s British heritage and rock these on your boy’s trip to Cornwall when the surf’s up. Let the print speak for itself by wearing with all-black-everything - Polo Ralph Lauren Logo T-Shirt, Burberry Baseball Cap and Axel Arigato Leather Sneakers - but your Burberry Check Belt Bag has to match, of course.
2. Dries Van Noten Phibbs Tie-Dye Swim Shorts
Speaking of swim shorts tie-dye for, this graphic Dries Van Noten pair are a godsend. The psychedelic print will fit right in at a Full Moon Party in Thailand where you’ll be turning heads for all the right reasons. Take the Y-3 Crew Neck T-Shirt, Linda Farrow x Y/Project Sunglasses and Prada Leather Coin Purse along for the party.
3. Vilebrequin Moorea Tie-Dye Turtle Print Swim Shorts
If you love animals then Vilebrequin has got you covered. Show the world your kind nature with a bold tie-dye turtle print that is guaranteed to inspire compliments from your fellow holidaymakers. Where better to wear these than in Costa Rica while releasing baby turtles into the sea? You so totally rock dude. Layer up with the Balenciaga Striped Shirt, Balenciaga Shoulder Bag and adidas Earlham SPLZ Sneakers when the sun sets.
4. Timo Trunks Zebra Print Drawstring Swim Shorts
Unleash your wild side with Timo Trunks (we know it’s in there!). Pair with these Thierry Lasry Sunglasses when going for a dip to cool off after a day in the African sun. Then dress them up with the Frescbol Carioca Linen Shirt and Converse Chuck 70 Sneakers when hitting the clubs in Cape Town.
5. Sunspel Shibori Grid Tailored Swim Shorts
When you’re going off the grid you want a wardrobe that reflects this. Enter, these tailored Sunspel shorts, which will go nicely with Sunspel’s Striped T-Shirt and Axel Arigato’s Leather Sneakers. We recommend you pack this full look for a trip to Cuba, where Wi-Fi is limited, so you can literally go off the grid. Heaven.
6. Gucci Monogram Stripe Swim Shorts
Gucci has us seeing red right now and we’re surprisingly happy about it. For a full look that’s the epitome of sports cool on the golf courses of Portugal, complement these swimming trunks with Moschino’s Logo Polo Shirt and Gucci’s Logo Slides for the look of a true pro.
7. Orlebar Brown Bulldog Palm Print Swim Shorts
Evoking memories of sundowners by the beach, these Orlebar Brown swim shorts showcase a standout palm print on quick drying fabric which will be damp free by the time you’ve left the beach. Pair with the Comme des Garçons Logo Print Tee, Gucci Messenger Bag and Axel Arigato Low-Top Sneakers, a look made for sauntering down LA’s palm tree-lined South Windsor Blvd.
8. Missoni Zigzag Print Swim Shorts
Missoni are making us feel all kinds of wavey with their signature zigzags and rainbow palette. Perfect for throwing shapes on the Ibiza dancefloor. Style with the Sunpsel Striped T-Shirt, 1017 ALYX 9SM Bucket Hat and bare feet to watch your favourite DJs along Playa d'en Bossa.
9. Frescobol Carioca Tailored Cotton Swim Shorts
A cotton tailored swim short to take you seamlessly from beach to bar, this polished Frescbol Carioca pair will capture the spirit of your inner sophisticated French Riviera gentleman. Finish the look with this Our Legacy Print Shirt, By Walid Bucket Hat and some Converse Hi-Top Sneakers. The only blues you’ll be feeling will be the hue of your shorts…
10. Polo Ralph Lauren Logo Embroidered Swim Shorts
There’s no point trying to break your all-black habit when it’s such a timeless look - plus Polo Ralph Lauren have created this go-to pair of shorts. Wear these in the pool while admiring the views over Singapore from the rooftop of the Marina Bay Sands hotel. Then throw on the Burberry Oversized Shirt and adidas Stan Smith Recon Sneakers to explore the markets.
Date: 5th August 2019
Category: What To Wear