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 statement-making Missoni pair to a pair from Phipps with heavy Y2K inspiration, Highsnobiety staffers 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.

Donovan Alexander, Growth Writer

Zig Zag Swim Trunks

Zig Zag Swim Trunks

$340

Missoni

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"I don't know how to explain it, but I think I have fallen in love with Missoni. So, a pair of swim shorts with Missoni's iconic zig colorful zag print just makes sense. It's my swimwear statement piece."

Lucas Conzen, Marketing Manager

Mid-Length Swim Shorts

Mid-Length Swim Shorts

$295

James Perse

Buy at Mr Porter

"If you know, you know."

Rhianna Matthews, Curation Manager

B0243 Nylon Metal Swim Shorts

B0243 Nylon Metal Swim Shorts

$225

Stone Island

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"I have had my eye on these nylon metal swim shorts from Stone Island for a minute now. I will definitely be wearing these outside of the water too."

Tom Barker, Style Writer

Swim Shorts

Swim Shorts

$477

RHUDE

Buy at Farfetch

"Having a few pairs of swim shorts to choose from is a luxury I enjoy. Along with a simple pair of everyday shorts, having a more loud pair such as these is always useful to have in your arsenal."

Denzel Blake, Associate Style Writer

Dragon Swim Shorts

Dragon Swim Shorts

$275

Phipps

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"These swim shorts are giving me heavy 2000 Sisqo vibes."

Lia McGarrigle, Style Editor

Basic Nylon Swim Shorts

Basic Nylon Swim Shorts

$85

Patta

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"We've already pointed out the green wave and these swim shorts from Patta fit perfectly into our new foliage-inspired wardrobe."

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