The Best Swim Trunk Brands
It’s that time of year where the weekends consist of relaxing by the pool and soaking up some vitamin D with a good magazine and a cold drink. After a few years of use, swim trunks can get worn out and faded. Now is the time of year to consider buying a new pair. With a ton of options, we’ve made it easy and compiled a list of 10 pairs that you should go and buy right now.
Vertical stripes are always a good look. The light blue color of these PRL swim trunks makes them easy to wear with a plain t-shirt and a good tan.
SHOP HERE: Polo Ralph Lauren Traveler Swim Trunk – $80.00
If you’re a man of simple tastes, try a pair of solid color swim trunks in a dusty blue color. They’re just interesting enough without being too garish.
SHOP HERE: ALO Plow Swim Trunk – $78
There’s something about a retro print that brings out a bit of nostalgia for me. It reminds me of a Florida vacation. This pattern perfectly embodies a summer spent with your dad at the beach.
SHOP HERE: Polo Ralph Lauren Jamaica Traveler Swim Trunk – $79
Color blocking is a great way to mix color to your summer style. This pair of swim trunks from LL Bean is affordable and built to withstand harsh sun-fading.
SHOP HERE: LL Bean Colorblock Swim Trunk – $40
I’m typically not a fan of pattern swim trunks, but the subtle sail print on this pair is a good example of what to look for when wearing prints. A good balance of interesting, but not too over done and in your face.
SHOP HERE: Nautica J Class Swim Trunks – $29
Having a pair of swim trunks that can pass as a pair of shorts is a bonus. Fashioned with a coin and rear zip pocket, these swim trunks are able to go from the pool to the convenience store.
SHOP HERE: Brook Brothers Newport 7″ Swim Trunk – $69
Navy blue works with most men’s skin tones – light or dark. The small pop of color on the waistband of these swim trunks makes them a little different than your average solid pair.
SHOP HERE: Peter Millar Crown Seal Solid Swim Trunk – $59
Leave it to Mr. Porter to make a no-nonsense pair of swim trunks for the minimalist. Black, contrast stitching and cut to a mid-length. Everything you need, nothing you don’t.
SHOP HERE: Mr P’s Mid-Length Swim Short – $85
These swim trunks have a real James Bond vibe to them. The contrasting stripes down the sides add a touch of color and sophistication that’s hard to find at this price.
SHOP HERE: Fair Harbor Sextant Geo Swim Trunk – $88
I consider Orlebar Brown to be some of the best swim trunks on the market. While they might look plain, the detailing of side tabs and high-quality snap closures make them a great investment.
SHOP HERE: Orlebar Brown Bulldog Swim Trunk – $128