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It's a hot summer, and in these times 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 loud prints by Needles to absolute minimalism from Norse Projects, this roundup covers all sides of the stylish swimwear spectrum.

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

Norse Projects Hauge Swim Shorts

Hauge Swim Shorts

Hauge Swim Shorts

$52

Norse Projects

Buy at ssense

Norse Projects has grown a cult following by sticking to the basics and focusing on doing the small things well before making the big gesture. The Hauge Swim Shorts prove this philosophy to the fullest.

Dries Van Noten Dip-Dye Printed Swim Shorts

Dip-Dye Printed Swim Shorts

Dip-Dye Printed Swim Shorts

$300

Dries Van Noten

Buy at mytheresa

Dries Van Noten takes a much more colorful approach, as we've come to expect. This pair of men's swim shorts features an eye-catching dip-dye effect to the hem as well as an intricate, all-over floral pattern.

Loewe Paula's Ibiza Swim Shorts

Paula's Ibiza Swim Shorts

Paula's Ibiza Swim Shorts

$450

Loewe

Buy at mytheresa

There's no question that anything with the Loewe Paula's Ibiza tag is summer-ready and these shorts are no exception, although they do boast a much more understated color palette than Jonathan Anderson's Loewe Paula's Ibiza is known for.

SSS World Corp x Motörhead Snaggletooth Swim Shorts

Snaggletooth Swim Shorts

Snaggletooth Swim Shorts

$159

SSS World Corp x Motörhead

Buy at 24S.com

SSS World Corp joins forces with Motörhead for this pair of baby pink swim shorts complete with starkly contrasting Motörhead graphics.

Needles Python Print Nylon Swim Shorts

Python Print Nylon Swim Shorts

Python Print Nylon Swim Shorts

$187

Needles

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Japanese label Needles is no stranger to an all-over print and this python iteration is a surefire winner. You certainly won't go unnoticed in these nylon swim shorts — loud and proud from start to finish.

Noah x Birdwell 310 Colorblock Boardshorts

310 Colorblock Boardshorts

310 Colorblock Boardshorts

$107

Noah x Birdwell

Buy at Nordstrom

Brendan Babenzien's Noah NYC teams up with Birdwell to bring this attention-grabbing color-block shorts. Alternating colors bring a strong retro vibe.

Off-White™ Shell Swim Shorts

Shell Swim Shorts

Shell Swim Shorts

$235

Off-White™

Buy at Harvey Nichols

Virgil can seemingly do it all, from unmissably bright color schemes with confident embellishments to this pair of understated swim shorts. A small white text logo and patch to the left leg contrast with the lightweight, all-black build.

C.P. Company Chrome Regular Fit Swim Trunks

Chrome Regular Fit Swim Trunks

Chrome Regular Fit Swim Trunks

$188

C.P. Company

Buy at bloomingdales

C.P. Company sits pretty in pink with this electric rendition of the classic, regular-fit men's swim shorts. They don't need anything more than a logo patch to stand out.

Saturdays NYC Timothy Ikat Swim Shorts

Timothy Ikat Swim Shorts

Timothy Ikat Swim Shorts

$72

Saturdays NYC

Buy at ssense

Saturdays NYC replicates the Indonesian technique of Ikat to give the Timothy Swim Shorts a traditional feel. A dusty orange backdrop makes this pair easy to style if you're looking for a water-to-street option.

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