10 best men’s swim shorts

Summer’s coming and we’re officially excited. Jet-setting, pool parties, seaside festivals… if you dig out last year’s swim shorts and find they’re a little tired, have a gander at these. We’ve picked our favourite men’s swimwear that’ll help you bring your style game to any summertime shenanigan.


1. Feeling rosy

Calvin Klein Diagonal Logo Swimshort

Nothing says beach confidence like a pop of colour. A vibrant pink will perfectly compliment a burgeoning tan.

Calvin Klein, Diagonal logo swim shorts, £55

2. Found in Florida

Label Lab Miami Photo Print Swim Shorts

Take the Miami vibes with you thanks to these bold shorts that’ll help you transition seamlessly from beach towel to bar stool.

Label Lab, Miami photo print swim shorts, £30

3. Name drop

Tommy Hilfiger Side Logo Swimshort

Keep it classic with navy. The varsity stripes on this pair give a preppy air and the logo on the side speaks easy cool.

Tommy Hilfiger, Side logo swim shorts, £55

4. Line of symmetry

Ted Baker Caven Rectangle Geo Print Swim Shorts

Bold but not too out-there, Ted Baker’s geo print shorts work the middle ground nicely.

Ted Baker, Caven rectangle geo print swim shorts, £55

5. Half and half

Criminal Camo Foliage Cut And Sew Swim Shorts

Want something sophisticated that’s also a little different? This suave pair is your answer – exclusive to House of Fraser.

Criminal, Camo foliage cut and sew swim shorts, £30

6. In short

Lacoste Swimming Trunks In Taffeta

For smaller guys, shorter length trunks are ideal. To balance your frame, avoid large-scale patterns but go for a plain colour.

Lacoste, Swimming trunks in taffeta, £55

7. Deep dive

Hugo Boss Quick Dry Orca Long Side Logo Swimshorts

If you’re of a taller build, go for longer-length swim shorts. These remind us of blue skies, blue Hawaiian cocktails and oh yes, the sea.

Hugo Boss, Quick dry Orca long side logo swim shorts, £52

8. Paradise found

Bjorn Borg Sylvester Loose Shorts

Introducing the hottest pattern of the season in swimwear form. Slip these on and you’ll feel instantly tropical – even in the most British of beach huts.

Bjorn Borg, Sylvester loose shorts, £40

9. Stripe right

Polo Ralph Lauren Seersucker Stripe Swim Shorts

Screaming chic and nautical, sport these in town with a crisp white shirt or by the pool, drink in hand. Very Cary Grant.

Polo Ralph Lauren, Seersucker stripe swim shorts, £75

10. Fun figure

Criminal Hand Drawn Flamingo Print Swim Shorts

Classic but with a whimsical touch, the flamingo pattern – hand painted by our talented design team – on these shorts says summer like no other.

Criminal, Hand drawn flamingo print swim shorts, £30