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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.

Carhartt WIP Drift Trunks

Drift Trunks

from $38

Carhartt WIP

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

While the strong green colorway definitely turns heads, this pair of 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

Class V Water Shorts

Class V Water Shorts

$37

The North Face

Buy at Slam Jam

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.

Urban Outfitters Big Floral Print Swim Short

Big Floral Print Swim Short

Big Floral Print Swim Short

$39

Urban Outfitters

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Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

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Printed to perfection, Urban Outfitters offers us a mid-thigh pair of nylon shorts boasting one of the season’s best color palettes.

UNIQLO Swim Active Shorts

Swim Active Shorts

Swim Active Shorts

$20

UNIQLO

FREE SHIPPING ON FIRST ORDER

FREE SHIPPING ON FIRST ORDER

Buy at uniqlo

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.

Polo Ralph Lauren Logo Embroidered Swim Shorts

Logo Embroidered Swim Shorts

$55

Polo Ralph Lauren

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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

Vintage Check Drawcord Swim Shorts

from $302

Burberry

(Available at 4 Merchants)
(Available at 4 Merchants)

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

Moorea Swim Shorts

$120

Vilebrequin

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Buy at Browns

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

Le Double Maillot Artichoke Print Swim Shorts

Le Double Maillot Artichoke Print Swim Shorts

from $119

Jacquemus

(Available at 3 Merchants)
(Available at 3 Merchants)

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

GG Logo Swim Shorts

$680

Gucci

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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.

Off-White™ Logo Print Swim Shorts

Logo Print Swim Shorts

Logo Print Swim Shorts

from $270

Off-White™

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

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.

Needles Python Print Nylon Swim Shorts

Python Print Nylon Swim Shorts

Python Print Nylon Swim Shorts

from $218

Needles

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

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.

Raf Simons Check Print Swim Shorts

Check Print Swim Shorts

$585

Raf Simons

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Buy at ln-cc

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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  • Curated by: Yulia Pankova
Words by Alek Rose