The Men’s Swim Trunks for your Next Getaway
July 2, 2019
July 2, 2019
What We Considered
If you haven’t spent a day in this summer sun yet, hurry up and get outside. It’s contagious (maybe because we were deprived of vitamin D for too long). So are you really ready for summer– aka did you get rid of that old ratty bathing suit you’ve been using since college and upgrade to a new one? We thought, perhaps, you could use some help.
Just like everything else we’ve got you covered in this department too. And no, this article does not include speedos (much to our significant others’ dismay). We’ve got the swim you’ll want to spend your entire summer in, because these brands are paying attention to the fit instead of the funky colors they can add. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean they’re lacking personality. The brands rounded up here are keyed into the latest styles - and the patterns are more grown up playful, and less inspired by a children’s rack.
Our tip? Focus on finding a swimsuit that hugs your body in a comfortable way so it doesn’t come rushing down when that wave hits a little too hard. And if you ask us, we’re more into subtle sexy, rather than flashy suits everyone will glare at on the boardwalk. But hey, to each his own.
Ever since Bonobos succeeded in eliminating “diaper butt” from our pants, they’ve brought that perfect fit to swim trunks too. Bonobos is out there making sure their quality and fit is the best that it can be– they’ve even given us the opportunity to try before you buy IRL at their Guideshops. The signature curved waistband gives Bonobos the upper hand in making sure your trunks have the perfect fit, and you won’t have to worry about them weighing down or falling off. Unless ya know, that’s what you’re going for.
Consistency is key for Mack Weldon’s founder, Brian Berger. We’ve got one word for ya– basics. Now how many of us can honestly say we’ve got a basic go-to trunk in our closet? Our guess is probably not many. And it’s not because we haven’t tried, it’s just that if the color is right the fit is wrong - and if the fit is good the pattern is way too bold. Stop the stress, no more settling for something that’s just okay. Mack Weldon’s quick dry high stretch fabric means that your shorts won’t be clinging to you if you accidentally get pushed into the pool.
We like the way it sounds: Best Made. With a name like that, they’ve really gotta be walking the walk if you ask us. And for that we give Best Made the stamp of approval when it comes to swim. With only 3 classic styles to choose from, you aren’t overwhelmed, and the pattern does not look like grandma’s old couch from the 70s (if you were even alive for that). But seriously, Best Made prides themselves on their high quality make, giving us complete transparency about where our clothes really come from. They’re also awesome motivators, so if you are looking for that extra push to start your adventure, check out their blog page and core values, catch an adventure bug, and be sure to pack your new swim trunks.
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