Surf’s up, dudes — and welcome back to bathing suit season.
Happy summer, as Memorial Day officially kicked off the era of warm weather, bringing with it beach season, pool time or tanning on the roof of your apartment, at the very least.
Or, if you have a sunny destination in mind for summer vacation, you’ll need plenty of board shorts so that your outfits aren’t, well, boring! Think neon trunks, patterns, palm trees and more from brands like lululemon, Vuori and good old Amazon.
Unless you frequent the more scantily-clad beaches abroad, the one thing you’ll need to make sure you have for summer is a great pair of swim trunks. And after a year of wear from the beach and chlorine, chances are its time for a new suit in 2023.
From baggier trunks to board shorts for days out on the boat, check out our list below for comfortable and stylish swim trunks that will make any man beach-body ready just by putting on a pair of shorts.
We’ll keep this short — these are the trunks for spring and summer.
The Pool Short is new for this season, coming in a seven-inch length falling above the knee and in an array of fun colors that will pop in the pool or on the beach. The coolest part may be the pocket, as it comes with a zipper closure on the side to ensure your beach belongs don’t fall out.
One day you’ll be able to swim in a sea free of discarded plastic bottles, with help from these shorts.
Vuori believes in a clean ocean and eco-friendly clothing, which is how the Cruise Boarshorts came about. They are made with recycled plastic bottles but feel super high-quality in and out of the water. The shorts come in a variety of colors as well, including the blue above, pink, yellow and black.
You’ll come for the athletic wear, but stay for the swim.
From Alo Yoga, these swim trunks combine the comfort of athletic clothing with the functionality and fabric of a swim trunk. The shorts come with a fitted waistband and drawcord and also have a Velcro closure to keep them secure in the waves, plus four-way stretch to fit most body types.
Book that beach vacation, just do it.
These Nike shorts are perfect for the summer, coming in bright blue, neon green, peachy orange and basic black to mix and match all season. They are also fully lined, have mesh pockets on either side and the whole suit is made of 100% recycled polyester fibers, keeping your swim sustainable.
Designer dudes don’t stop just because it’s time to take a dip.
Rock these Gucci swim shorts this summer with this find from Farfetch. The shorts come in navy blue, with a red racing stripe down each leg featuring the iconic Gucci logos. They are indeed functional, too, allowing you to swim with their waterproof nylon fabric and adjustable drawstring waist.
Speed on over to Amazon to check these out.
Speedo is a brand synonymous with swimming, and so it’s only fitting they made the list. We found this full-coverage pair of shorts on Amazon, but for those looking for the classic speedos, they have those as well.
For a swimmer that’s big and tall, we have your back.
Well, Ralph Lauren does, at least. Shop these stylish swim trunks in an array of extended sizes for all. They each come in fun colors, too, including the pictured sky blue, yellow, red and aqua.
Make a splash this summer in a pair of stylish Hurley swim trunks.
The beach brand is great for all things surfing and waves, so of course they have an array fo boardshorts to browse. The Cannonball pair come in three different fun patterns and colors, ranging in size from a small to an XXL.
Hit the Bahamas or really anywhere with a pool in these rockin’ shorts.
The Baja Bonita pattern is super stylish and fun for summer, featuring blue and neon-tinted palm leaves. They come in an inclusive range of sizes as well, and also are sold in straight sizing, too.
Why wear a suit designed for the masses when you could have one customized just for you?
We had some fun designing a New York Post trunk, but you can make your own design choices if you want and we won’t mind. Head to Billabong’s site and pick the style of suit first, and then choose colors and patterns for each leg, front and back, the back pocket, drawstring and patches — and you can even add embroidered customization to the back pocket. Perfect for a present, or gift yourself a new pair — it’s all up to you.
Stylish suits at amazing prices? Yes, please.
Head to Shein for some of the best swimmies on a budget, including these trendy tie-dye shorts for just $13. The shorts range from a small to XXL, as do many of the styles. If tie-dye isn’t your thing, be sure to browse the brand’s other men’s suits to find something you’re sure to love.
For those who enjoy European vacations, here is a suit for you.
Bare it all in a comfortable swim brief that will give you the best tan lines and least bulk under shorts or pants before jumping in the water. The briefs come in both green and blue, as well as a super fun neon green with shells. Like all Vilebrequin suits, minimalism is key and, well, they are definitely minimal.
When life gives your lemons, put them on swim trunks. This bestselling pattern is from Kenny Flowers, which also means it comes in shirts and even dresses for your significant other to match you poolside.
Swim with just a splash of style with these trunks from Duvin Design. They carry a ton of fun prints and styles, like these for example, as a staple for your beach wardrobe.
If Amazon chose it, it has to be good. This pair of trunks from Kanu Surf are an Amazon Choice product, racking up over 63,000 reviews and counting. Join the many loyal supporters of the brand, rocking trunks in any of the 40+ colors and patterns.
These Chubbies are super stylish, especially a shorter look and a fun time hanging by the pool. Check out the neon sign palm tree print, lined with a matching stretch liner to keep everything contained.
Show off your tan with these bright white swim trunks. The Nautica trunks come in a few solid colors, but we love the crisp white, sold on Amazon and an Amazon Choice product, at that.
For a take on the classic track pants, transition into matching trunks when the weather warms up. The three-stripe is an iconic look, and they come in solid black with a white stripe, in addition to nine other shades from bright blue to soft salmon pink.
Cover what you want but show off the rest with this swim brief from Speedo. They really are the name of the game when it comes to swimwear, and we love the amount of fun colors and patterns this suit is sold in, highlighting the bright rainbow option, of course.
Whether you are sun bathing or bathing by the pool, these swim shorts are great. The blue tie-dye pattern is reminiscent of waves in the ocean — dyed using an ancient technique called Shibori dyeing.
An everyday short made for hiking, biking, running and swimming? Yes, please!
Made with recycled content and available in five different colors, this Everlane short is next level. It’s water-repellent, features active stretch fabric and features a supportive mesh liner.
Choose from five colors and unlock a modern slim fit, drawstring waist, mesh lining and textured design.
Looking for the most versatile swim trunks? Well, you’ve found them. These are great for various outdoor activities, such as swimming, kayaking and running, and come in eight colors.
Ted Baker always gets it right, and these swim shorts are no different.
A classic swim short, they provide comfort, the perfect length and are made with 100% recycled polyester. Choose from three colors.
From the track to the pool, these shorts are perfect for all spring and summer activities.
The versatile shorts can also be unisex, with a mid-thigh length and coming in a rainbow of six colors, raging in size from a XS to a 3XL.
Join the club!
We’re talking about Macy’s Club Room, which has some of the best basics. Start your swim collection with one of every color (eight to be exact) that range in size from small to 2XL.
We’re suckers for these swim shorts.
Check out these fun and super soft swim trunks, with a seersucker fabrication and a shorter length to show off some skin and soak up the sun.
Reduce, reuse and recycle.
That is the Bonobos model, and now you can recycle with ease when you swim in the Riviera trunks. They come in a pretty sea foam blue color, as well as a plethora of other shades.
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The checker-print swim trunks are perfect for spring and summer, with a pink and white check pattern and a longer 15-inch inseam length.
Drop your anchor here, in your search for the best swim trunks of 2023.
Rounding out our list, the bestselling Anchor shorts are a great pick for full-coverage board shorts in a whopping 22 colors and patterns.
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