Men’s Swimwear Picks
By Marisa Steinberg, June 22nd, 2012
Once limited to an array of solid colors and tired variations of hibiscus print, the world of men’s swimwear has thankfully expanded with this season offering a look for every style. Preppy through and through? Try out a nautical stripe pattern. Going for a quirky vibe? Nothing beats hamburger shorts. Feeling downright sexy? Well, there’s a pair of tiny Emporio Armani swim briefs with your name on it…
Scotch & Soda Swim Short in Blue/White Nautical Stripe; $74, revolveclothing.com
A step beyond basic trunks, these navy striped shorts add a little punch to your look, but transition easily into boardwalk-wear with a crisp short sleeve button down.
MC2 Hamburger Print Swimming Trunks; $126 and MC2 Sunglasses Print Swimming Trunks; $126, farfetch.com
When you’re limited to one article of clothing to do all your style talking for you, it’s sometimes necessary to break out the big guns. A bold print of, say, fluorescent wayfarer shades or cascading hamburgers and fries should probably do the trick.
American Apparel Resort Swim Trunk; $36, americanapparel.net
Like saltwater taffy and melting ice cream cones, fire engine red swim trunks are a seaside classic. It’s no wonder they’re the unofficial uniform of lifeguards –it’s impossible not to command attention in these head-turners.
Emporio Armani Brief Trunks; $35, yoox.com
To minimize tan lines and, you know, show off what your momma gave ya, try a fitted bottom that hits high above the knee. Because of the snug fit, this look works best in a solid color.