The Best Men's Swim Trunks to Make a Splash in This Summer

If only getting summer-body-ready were this easy.

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Men have never had more swimsuit options to choose from before! With so many different prints, colors, fits, and brands, the world of swimsuits is your oyster. However, it's crucial to pick the right trunks. Whether you're trying to pick up a babe on the beach, or you want to dress in your swimsuit-best on vacation, we have you covered with the only swim trunks you need to flaunt this summer so you don't look like a fool by the pool.

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Birdwell Beach Britches for Todd Snyder 311 Green Surf Stripe Board Shorts

$138.00

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Take the effortlessly stylish aesthetic of New York designer Todd Snyder and combine it with the high-quality, durable swim trunks of California brand Birdwell Beach Britches, and you get the best swimwear for fun in the sun.

Birdwell uses a nylon fabric that's been tested and developed over 55 years to create a water-repellent swim short with a lifetime product guarantee. In surf green with a graphic white stripe, these board shorts will work with most of your summer wardrobe, and they'll even look killer off the beach. East Coast, West Coast, worldwide — these trunks are perfect to look cool for the summer.

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ASOS
ASOS Design Check Side Tape Swim Shorts for Men
$26.00

By the time the weekend rolls around, it’s a race to the beach, and you’ll be ready in these checkered side-striped swim trunks. This affordable option has the black-and-white checkered racing detail that makes for a cool pop of print on these bold red swim shorts. 

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Topman Swim Trunks

$35.00

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Want to save your bucks for frozen cocktails instead of throwing down for an expensive swimsuit? Keep it simple, surfer! When purchasing a less expensive swim suit, you want a good slim shape in a solid color that'll work with any summer wardrobe.

Topman's drawstring waist makes it easy to adjust (like when your summer bod is looking more winter-ready), and these come in a lightweight fabric at just the right length above the knee. For only $35, life's a beach!

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Original Penguin
Original Penguin Nintendo Mario Kart Swim Trunks
$79.00

Part of the 100% Bloomingdale’s Nintendo collection, you can rock your favorite Nintendo video game characters on your clothes and still look like a full-grown fashionable man. 

Mario cruises to the beach in these stylish orange-striped swim trunks, and we’re totally here for it. Rock it from beach to the bar with just a plain white T-shirt for a playful, yet stylish summer look. 

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Saturdays NYC Timothy Paradise Swim Trunks

$115.00

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If there's one place to rock a fun print this summer, it's on your swim trunks. Say "Aloha!" to Saturdays NYC trunks that make for the perfect pop of tasteful print (whether you're on a tropical island or not), and they won't make you look ridiculous. Hawaiian and exotic floral prints are a major trend this season to pair with your clean and classic basics.

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Polo Ralph Lauren 7-inch Monaco Striped Trunk

$85.00

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Sail through summer in style with these dapper striped swim shorts. Nautical stripes give your summer look some serious polish with a dash of prep when paired with clean and simple basics. Whether you're spending your summer in Nantucket or just in a sea of sweaty urbanites trying to cool off in the summer heat, this striped style is a total classic for looking sharp in your swimsuit.

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Orlebar Brown Bulldog Mid-Length Printed Swim Shorts

$345.00

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If you're deciding to take the plunge and invest in expensive swim shorts, go for wearable art. Photographer Slim Aarons captured some of the most iconic images of the luxe poolsides of Palm Beach in the '60s that today sell for some major bucks. Orlebar Brown's swim trunks, featuring prints of Aarons' work, are not only less expensive than a framed print, but they also add instant sophistication to your summer look. Not all of us will be making it to the most elite beaches this summer, but with these trunks you can feel like you're living the lifestyle of the rich and famous.

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Solid & Striped Neon Pink Classic Swim Trunks

$130.00

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Go bold this summer in a color that'll stand out in any pool party crowd with this Solid & Striped swim shorts. While some guys love to be the life of the party in wacky prints, this bold color gives summer fun vibes and still looks fashionable. Whether you're in Miami or just partying in another city where the heat is on, turn up the volume on your swim trunks in pink, and look Instagram-ready all summer long.

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Onia Calder 7.5 Deep Navy Swim Trunks

$130.00

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We found the only short you need to rock this summer! From the beach to the bar, these cotton and nylon shorts can be worn just about anywhere (could you even tell they were swim trunks?). While the snap closure makes this swim bottom look more like regular shorts on the outside, the internal drawstring keeps these shorts in place when going for a dip. Plus, the quick-drying nylon fabric is perfect for when heading around town after a swim. Wherever your summer adventure takes you, you'll be ready in this stellar option.

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Parke & Ronen 3" Solid Stretch Retro Swim Sprinter

$135.00

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Throwback to the pool-side style of the '70s for a classic look with just enough flair. With a low-rise cut, a 3-inch inseam for a shorter length, and stylish contrast piping, you'll look as dapper as old-school James Bond with all the swag in these Parke & Ronen swim shorts.

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2xist Core Rio Swim Brief

$55

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Fans of 2xist's underwear who love their killer cuts and man-support will be excited to check out their swimwear. Men with serious summer physiques will love the low-rise cut and snug fit of 2xist's swim brief, available in bold salsa red, estate blue, and black. The brief cut might not be for every regular joe, but men who love to flaunt what they got will feel confident, comfortable, and cool in these bad boys (just check out the customer reviews!).

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Katama
Katama Jack Swim Trunks

$195

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Who better to design swimwear than a male model who made his career sporting them? From top menswear model to swimwear entrepreneur, Garrett Neff was inspired by his summers growing up in Katama Bay with the outdoorsmen in his family to create a swimwear line for the modern man.

The Jack style was inspired by '60s Navy SEAL shorts, but it looks completely fresh and new for today. The D-ring belt, baby blue colorway, and perfect midlength make these retro-yet-contemporary and completely necessary for any beach outing.

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Polo Ralph Lauren
Polo Ralph Lauren American Flag Swim Trunks
$98.50

Ralph Lauren and the American flag — name a more iconic duo, we’ll wait. Show your patriotism and go full Americana this Fourth of July in these flag-printed shorts that’d make Betsy Ross proud. Just thinking about the Instagram potential of these swim trunks has us seeing fireworks!

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Vilebrequin
Vilebrequin Men Water-Reactive Starfish Art Swim Trunks
$250.00

These shorts are bound to be a splash at any pool party with water-reactive swim shorts. Get the party started with solid blue shorts — and once you go for a dip, a cool starfish print will appear. It’s kind of like two shorts in one! Plus, these trunks are available up to a size 6XL!

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Frescobol Carioca
Frescobol Carioca Mr & Mrs. Smith Copacabana Sport Swim Shorts for Men
$220.00

Whether you make it to Rio de Janeiro or not this summer, you can sport the spirit of the Copacabana beachside in Frescobol Carioca anywhere this summer. It’s easy to see the brand’s inspiration of Copacabana and Ipanema calçadão designs with these bold-yet-sophisticated prints that’ll be a total classic year after year.