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We're all about planning ahead because the key to a successful spring/summer season is having everything sorted in advance. As such, we've already turned our mindsets from down jackets to swim shorts.

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 pages of Matches for the best swimwear. From loud prints by Missoni and Vilebrequin to quiet style from Gucci, this roundup covers all sides of the stylish swimwear spectrum.

Browse the season's best men's swim shorts below.

Moncler

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MonclerStriped Swim Shorts
$295
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Moncler avoids bold prints for a classic monochrome finish. This pair of bold red swim shorts also features the brand's crest embroidered to the left leg.

Gucci

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GucciGG-jacquard Swim Shorts
$820
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In an unexpected turn of events, Gucci enters this roundup with the most understated item of them all. A great pair of swim shorts should work in the water and out, and this pair does just that.

Vilebrequin

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VilebrequinMoorea Starfish-print Swim shorts
$315
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French master of men's swimwear, Vilebrequin is a safe bet for all in doubt when it comes to summer swimwear. Bold patterns, perfect length, and luxury builds make the label's swimwear world famous.

Tom Ford

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Tom FordCamo-print Swim Shorts
$695
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Many wouldn't consider buying a luxury pair of swim shorts, but our argument is that it's likely one of the most worn pieces of the summer wardrobe, so spend accordingly. This pair of Tom Ford swim shorts is the kind you keep for years.

Brunello Cucinelli

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Brunello CucinelliDrawstring Swim Shorts
$349
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You're tired of heard about stealth wealth, quiet luxury, ad all of the other synonyms for what is, essentially, just refined Italian design. This pair of Brunello Cucinelli shorts doesn't need a trendy tagline attached to it.

Missoni Mare

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Missoni MareZigzag-print Swim Shorts
$275
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Missoni's zig-zagging multicolor prints have become a signature of the label, harking back to the innovative weaving techniques that defined the brand's history.

Hartford

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HartfordPineapple-print Swim Shorts
$139
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Swim shorts are an easy place to inject your wardrobe with a touch of fun. This pair from Hartford features a pineapple motif throughout.

Balenciaga

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BalenciagaLogo-print Swim Shorts
$495
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Bold highlighter yellow, because it's Balenciaga, obviously.

Etro

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EtroFloral-print Swim Shorts
$450
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Etro's penchant for intricate paisley patterns is a defining quality of the Italian label.

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