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Swim shorts: we don't have to tell you that they're a summer essential. Unfortunately, they're also often one of the most overlooked parts of your warm-weather wardrobe. If an early heat wave crept up on you before you had time to update your old high school Speedo, don't worry.
Whether it's for the Rockaways or the Riviera, a perfect swim short springs eternal. From a Noon Goon take on a sport classic to something a bit more brief from CDLP, Highsnobiety editors around the world got together to offer their thoughts on this summer's best swim shorts.
Shop the season's best swim shorts for men below.
Lacoste Quick-Dry Swim Shorts
Malaika Crawford, Market Director: We love a classic, and we love a French classic.
Thom Bettridge, Editor-in-Chief: The white drawstring makes it.
Corey Stokes, Fashion Director: Right?
Highsnobiety Water Shorts
Louis Almond, Style Editor: If anyone wants these, I'd be quick before my staff discount gets put to use. The ultimate swim short color, IMO.
Thom: What are the Highsnobiety rules on wearing a speedo?
Corey: Roomy is number one. It needs to be roomy. It also needs to be loud. And that’s it.
Loro Piana Swim Shorts
Thom: I like the mustard ones.
Malaika: They’re Loro Piana.
Thom: Ah, so it’s definitely a Dijon and not a honey mustard then…
Malaika: Could be a Colman’s.
Saint Laurent Swim Shorts
Corey: I feel like you need a tan if you want to do these.
Thom: How do we feel about nets inside swimsuits? I’m pro.
Corey: It’s embarrassing to say, but if you’re wearing a short-short, sometimes you have to…
Thom: Make sure the mouse doesn’t leave the house?
Noon Goons Foamers
Corey: Love a Noon Goon.
Thom: This feels like their riff on Polo Sport.
Vilebrequin x Highsnobiety Pattern Shorts
Malaika: Chef’s kiss.
Thom: This was a dream collab, for me at least, because I’ve been wearing Vilebrequin bathing suits forever.
Malaika: 100 percent chav, in a good way.
Versace Swim Shorts
Corey: I like a thick, secure waistband like this. The drawstring can be tricky when you’re actually swimming.
Celine Swim Shorts
Malaika: These look so expensive. In general, I’m very New Celine.
Haley: In person the quality on these is wild.
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