Tips for Finding Men's Swim Trunks Your Men Will Love

Tips for Finding Men's Swim Trunks Your Men Will Love

With summer just around the corner, it's time to gear up for fun in the sun, and what better way to do that than with a stylish pair of swim trunks? Whether your lounging on the dock at the lake or catching waves with your favorite water sport, finding the perfect swim trunks is essential for both comfort and style. In this article, we'll dive into our fav picks for men's swim trunks this season and explore some tips and tricks to help you find the ideal pair for your summer adventures. Comment here and tell us your favorite pick of the 8 pairs we've featured below!  

The Top Swim Trunk Picks for Men

Party Pants Patriotic Trunks Roark Swim ShortPINEAPPLE TRUNKS | Travis Mathew Carbon Swim ShortsFair Harbor Ozone Trunks | Quiksilver Surfsilk BoardshortNEON DRINKS | Vuori Infinity Swim Boardshorts

Our Top Men's Swim Trunk Picks for the Season

Party Pants Patriotic Shorts:  We're always in for the apparel brand called "Party Pants" - with a name like that, you know they have to be amazing!  These super fun patriotic designed shorts are perfect for your Memorial Day, Independence Day, and 4th of July festivities!  They're made to look like regular shorts, but they feature a fun stretchy quick-dry fabric that can transition from water to shore in no time.  We're obsessed with these!  

Roark Boatman 7" Swim Shorts:  We love the classy but fun tropical floral print of these Roark Swim Shorts. The color palette is on point! They have a 7" inseam and feature 4-way stretch that enables movement for any watersport you choose to take on.  

Capelle Miami Pineapple Trunks: They're a little pricey compared to other pairs on our list, but they feature incredible quality with 4-way stretch and have a super soft spandex boxer brief style built in liner! The particular pair we are featuring has a 9" inseam, however, they offer a variety of pairs in different lengths. 

Travis Mathew Carbon Swim Shorts: These shorts are comfortable, dry super quick and have enhanced stretch fabric.  Travis Mathew lifestyle apparel is inspired by the Cali surf & sun style and is created to be versatile for easy transition from work to play.  We love this trunk for its casual yet classy style details, like the scalloped side seam detail and simple design.  

Top Men's Swim Wear

The Ozone Fair Harbor Trunks:  We love the unique and fun design of these  color-blocked style swim trunks from Fair Harbor.  We also LOVE that the fabric of these shorts is crafted from recycled water bottles (12 bottles to make each pair of shorts)!  If we can do more to save our friends of the sea and lakes by recycling water bottles, we're are here for it! With over 1,800 5-star reviews, the ratings validate they are worth the price. This style also features the boxer-brief style liner. They have a variety of trunks from 5"-10" inseams. These are currently marked down to $51 (as with most of their trunks today!) and as of the writing of this post, you can save 20% with code FHFAM20! 

Quiksilver Surfsilk Boardshort:  A fun rendition of the traditional striped board short is always in style.  This fun Ombre looking tri-color short with a 9" inseam is our all day, everyday men's favorite.  Every man we know loves these board shorts. These shorts have a fixed waistband and are not elastic, so you'll have to order by waist size and it's important to get that right since there isn't a lot of give in the waist!  

Neon Drinks Chubbies Trunks: How fun are these trunks that feature neon  flamingos and palm trees!  With an elastic waistband and a mesh built-in boxer brief liner, comfort is a plus on this pair.  You choose the inseam length from 4", 5.5", and 7".  Available in over 25 prints and sizes S-XXL. There's over 1,500 5-star reviews on these which means you can buy with confidence that they are a great choice.   

Vuori Infinity Swim Boardshorts: These simple, yet functional solid colored trunks from Vuori are a great board short that can be worn as a casual short or swim short. Inspired by surfer Rob Machado, this board short has all the details you need. Four-way stretch fabric and an interior neoprene waistband keep you comfortable as you ride the waves.  Crafted with recycled materials and antimicrobial too!  

Favorite Swim Trunk Picks for Men 2023

How to Pick the Perfect Trunks

  1. Consider Your Style and Preferences:

Before you shop, consider your style or that of the person you are shopping for, i.e. do you prefer a classic and timeless or vibrant and trendy option? Determine the length of trunks you feel most comfortable in, whether it's short, mid-length, or board shorts. This will help you easily narrow the selections down.  

  1. Choose the Right Fit:

Finding the right fit is crucial when it comes to swim trunks. They should be comfortable without being too loose or restrictive. Look for trunks with an adjustable waistband or drawstring, as they allow for a customizable fit. Additionally, consider the rise of the trunks—whether you prefer a low-rise or a higher waistband. 

  1. Quality Fabric Matters:

Swim trunks are exposed to chlorine, saltwater, and sun, so choosing a pair made from high-quality fabric is essential. Look for materials that are quick-drying, lightweight, and offer good UV protection. Common fabrics used for swim trunks include nylon, polyester, and blends. Avoid trunks made from heavy or non-breathable fabrics that may cause discomfort when wet.

  1. Explore Different Prints and Patterns:

One of the most exciting aspects of men's swim trunks is the vast array of prints and patterns available. From solid colors to bold patterns, there's something to suit every taste. If you're looking for a classic look, opt for solid colors like navy, black, or khaki. If you're feeling adventurous, experiment with tropical prints, stripes, or geometric patterns. Just remember to choose a design that reflects your personality and complements your style.

  1. Pay Attention to Details:

When searching for great swim trunks, pay attention to the details. Check for features like pockets, which can be handy for storing small essentials like keys or cards. Additionally, look for mesh lining on the inside, as it provides added support and comfort. Some trunks also come with a built-in underwear-like lining for extra convenience.

  1. Find a Reliable Brand:

Choosing a reputable brand can often ensure better quality and durability. Look for brands (like the ones we mentioned above) that are known for their swimwear expertise and commitment to using high-quality materials. Research customer reviews to gauge the overall satisfaction with a particular brand's swim trunks. Remember, a reliable brand can provide you with peace of mind and a more satisfying shopping experience.

Finding great men's swim trunks doesn't have to be a daunting task. By considering your style and preferences, choosing the right fit and fabric, exploring different prints and patterns, paying attention to details, and opting for a reliable brand, you can easily discover the perfect pair for your summer adventures. Remember, swim trunks are not just functional swimwear; they are an expression of your personal style, and can transition from water to shore anytime you want! 

Happy Shopping!  We hope this helps to take the guesswork out of finding your next pair of perfect swim trunks!  Wishing you many fun days ahead on the water!

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