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At the height of summer, few feelings match the satisfaction of taking a plunge. That’s why any body of water worth plunging into is surrounded by fellow prospective plungers. If you manage to find enough room in the cool, cool water, you better hope that you’re looking cool too because all eyes are on the state of swimwear.
Men’s swimwear is a controversial game, with unforeseen obstacles at every twist and turn. Of course, there are a few rules of thumb: something with a relaxed cut usually works best in a public place, and no, your white boxers don’t pass as swimwear.
Eliminate another summer worry by taking some advice from the Highsnobiety curation team, which has scoured the net for the best swimwear. From iconic prints by Burberry to absolute minimalism by Vilebrequin, this roundup covers all sides of the stylish swimwear spectrum.
Browse the season’s best men’s swim shorts below.
Polo Ralph Lauren Logo Embroidered Swim Shorts
There’s no need to go out of your way to make a splash this swimming season, just opt for Ralph Lauren’s Logo Embroidered Swim Shorts for a subtle, foolproof selection.
Burberry Vintage Check Drawcord Swim Shorts
Burberry can safely be credited with one of fashion’s most recognizable print when it comes to the Nova Check. This pair of swim shorts celebrates the iconic motif with a strong all-over print.
Vilebrequin Moorea Swim Shorts
While Vilebrequin may be better known for its prints, this pair of clean white shorts puts the focus firmly on materials. With a cotton-polyester blend lining, this is safely one of the most comfortable options on the market.
Jacquemus Le Double Maillot Artichoke Print Swim Shorts
Get your artichoke fix with the help of Jacquemus this season. As always, Jacquemus imbues its pieces with an intangible sense of Southern French sun.
Gucci GG Logo Swim Shorts
Gucci goes retro with the Gucci GG Logo Swim Shorts. This pair of navy shorts feature the interlocking ‘G’ motif down each leg against a contrasting red-and-black background.
Urban Outfitters Big Floral Print Swim Short
Printed to perfection, Urban Outfitters offers us a mid-thigh pair of nylon shorts boasting one of the season’s best color palettes.
Urban Outfitters Retro Hibiscus Swim Short
One of the most affordable options in the roundup, this pair of Hibiscus-print swimmers from Urban Outfitters is characterized by its Hawaiian-style sprint that pops from a yellow backdrop.
Off-White™ Logo Print Swim Shorts
When the name holds as much weight as Off-White, there’s no need for any more embellishment than a white text logo. That’s confidence.
Carhartt WIP Drift Trunks
While the strong green colorway definitely turns heads, this pair of Wim shorts is actually extremely understated. With only a rubber logo patch to the rear pocket by way of details, Carhartt WIP leaves all the focus on shape and color.
The North Face Class V Water Shorts
If it’s intended for outdoor use, The North Face probably does it best. This pair of bright orange swimmers features an embroidered logo to the left leg and triple-stitched seams for durability.
Needles Python Print Nylon Swim Shorts
Needles comes in hot — as can be expected — with this pair of python-print swim shorts. The Japanese label is famed for its loud prints and this leaves no room for asking why.
UNIQLO Swim Active Shorts
Whenever you’re on the search for staples, make sure your first port of call is UNIQLO. The Japanese retailer proves its mettle with this pair of basic swim shorts that are hard to dislike.
Raf Simons Check Print Swim Shorts
Cut from a cotton-polyester blend, Raf Simons’ Check Print Swim Shorts feature a super-fine check pattern complemented by an embroidered smiley face logo to the left leg.
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