The Best Men’s Swimsuits for Spring Break
Dear gentlemen, we don’t have to tell you that packing last year’s sun-faded trunks for this year’s spring break is probably a bad idea. And why would you anyway when there are so many cool options on the market right now?
If you’re headed for a few days of luxury treatments and fun under the hot tropical sun, then opt for something more tailored, that you can wear while sipping cocktails poolside or having lunch at a restaurant.
And if you are the sporty type, then choose a pair of quick-drying, elastic surf shorts in a funky print so you can catch waves or windsurf in style.
Of course, fit and cut are just as important as design is. For those of you who like to hang out on the beach and get as much vitamin D as possible, we’ve selected a few thigh-length options that will make sure you don’t have visible tan lines should you decide to wear shorts later.
And if you are tall, try a pair of swim trunks that hit above or at the knee since they are flattering for your build. Lastly, all of our picks feature one or more pockets to store some of your belongings.
Now, get ready for some shopping and take a look at 20 cool pairs of swimsuits to hit the beach in.
Orlebar Brown Bulldog Solid Swim Trunks
Dubbed “a short you can swim in” this pair of trunks is made from quick-drying fabric that you can take to lunch with friends right after a dip in the ocean.
To buy: neimanmarcus.com, $240
Tommy Bahama Baja Palm Gardens Swim Trunks
Quick-drying trunks in a fun tropical pattern are a spring break staple.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $88
Diesel Waves Swim Trunks
Diesel’s take on men’s swimwear comes in a cool water-inspired print and hits at mid-thigh.
To buy: neimanmarcus.com, $75
Peter Millar Bamboo Interlock Swim Trunks
Peter Millar delivers what the brand does best—classic silhouette and functionality.
To buy: neimanmarcus.com, $85
Quiksilver Waterman Collection Fairway Tri Block Board Shorts
These elastic knee-length shorts should be part of every surfer’s beach essentials.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $65
Mr. Swim Floral Print Swim Trunks
Give your beach look a fun, tropical update with these floral-printed trunks.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $75
Volcom Costa Stone Board Shorts
A colorblock pattern that catches the eye is always a winner in our book.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $50
Patagonia 'Wavefarer' Print Board Shorts
These quick-dry nylon shorts feature a water-repellent finish and a lively print.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $69
Sundek Rainbow Short-Length Swim Shorts
You can never go wrong with a pair of classic swim shorts—comfortable fit and a handy pocket to keep your valuable belongings.
To buy: mrporter.com, $130
Rodd & Gunn 'Country Lane' Swim Trunks
Make a style splash on the beach with this bright pair of swim shorts.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $110
Polo Ralph Lauren Mid-Length Printed Swim Shorts
This vibrant pair of shorts will add a pop of color to your beach attire.
To buy: mrporter.com, $125
ONIA 'Charles' Swim Shorts
These coral-hued shorts will look amazing on your freshly tanned skin.
To buy: farfetch.com, $135
Orlebar Brown Swim Shorts
We are obsessed with the vintage Palm Beach print of these tailored swim shorts.
To buy: farfetch.com, $286
La Perla 'Denim Time' Swim Shorts
Don’t you just love how versatile the denim look of these shorts is? Just put on a t-shirt and you are ready for drinks.
To buy: farfetch.com, $230
Parke & Ronen Swim Short in Cactus Blossom Black
Not a fan of the classic surfer knee-length shorts? Then opt for this pair of vintage-inspire trunks that features full mesh lining and slanted side pockets.
To buy: amazon.com, from $65
Robert Graham Boundless Swim Trunks
The classic look of these trunks is updated with a colorful waistband that will turn heads after you.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $148
Solid & Striped Classic Las Brisas Swim Trunks
Nothing says beach vacation quite like a pair of trunks in a classic white-and-blue striped print.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $148
O'Neill Hyperfreak S-Seam Board Shorts
Calling all water sports enthusiasts: All you need this spring break is O’Neill’s pair of stretchy quick-drying shorts that will ensure you can move freely in the ocean.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $45
Quick Silver Men’s Stripe Board Short
For those of you into sustainable fashion, these trunks are made from recycled polyester so you can feel good about your shopping choices while relaxing poolside.
To buy: amazon.com, from $16
Speedo Rally Volley
We love everything about these trunks—the relaxed fit, the hidden drawstring on the elastic waist, and the contrast stitching.
To buy: amazon.com, from $22