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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. We're here with a list of the best swimming shorts, that actually fit within the rest of your wardrobe, instead of being a corny afterthought.
From streetwear swimwear courtesy of Noah, high fashion water shorts from Jacquemus and Bottega Veneta, or performance swimwear from adidas and Patagonia, we've gathered the best swim trunks out there.
Shop the season's best swim shorts for men below.
Patagonia Baggies Lights Shorts
Not only is yellow an underrated color for swimwear, but softer, almost pastel colors are rare to find in the swim shorts section full stop. However, these Patagonia swim trunks make a strong argument for matching your shorts to the sand.
Vilebrequin x Highsnobiety Swim Shorts
The word icon gets thrown around a lot these days, but when it comes to Vilebrequin swimwear, it's an accurate use of the word. Highsnobiety has teamed up with the St. Tropez-born brand for a special collection that unites Vilebrequin's 50 years of experience in producing lifetime-lasting shorts with the spirit of California skate pool culture. On this pair, an LA photograph is warped and applied to a pair of 100 percent polyamide, quick-drying swim shorts that never lose their shape.
Noah Core Logo Swimshorts
These block color red shorts are giving us Baywatch vibes (but, crucially, the original, not the dire 2017 remake). Not a fan of the red? This style also comes in kelly green and bright blue, which give us kindergarten vibes, but in the best way possible.
Dries Van Noten X Len Lye Phibbs Swim Shorts
Phibbs Swim Shorts
Dries Van Noten x Len Lye
While these aren't exactly tie-dye, the pattern on these Dries Van Noten shorts gives a similar beach bum energy.
Stone Island Nylon Metal Swim Shorts
Stone Island's metal swim shorts make it look like you're moving from pool to bar in some sort of shimmering material from the future. The best of the space-age range? This pistachio colorway. Hands down.
adidas Classic 3-Stripes Swim Shorts
With adidas' classic Three Stripes accent, these swim shorts can double as regular shorts — so you can wear them from the pool to the park, or whatever the day has in store for you.
Jacquemus Le Maillot Peinture Swim Shorts
Le Maillot Peinture Swim Shorts
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Summer Sale - Up to 60% off
Simon Porte Jacquemus is the king of Southern French summers, so of course, we trust the designer's taste in swimwear — especially when they look this good.
Bottega Veneta Nylon Swimwear
Quilted swim shorts scream luxury, so even if people don't see the Bottega Veneta label, they still know you're rocking something fancy.
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