6 of The Best – Summer Swimshorts

by: Keanu Adorable

Let’s admit it, this summer hasn’t lived up to it’s name, but is anyone really surprised? Not us! But on the off chance that the sun does show up, in all its full glory. It’s best to prepare, and what swim shorts you’re going to wear for the day trip to the seaside (or on a tropical beach abroad if you’re lucky enough). As always, we’ve done the searching so you don’t have to, ranging from high end designer options to high street and everything in-between, we’ve got you covered. Literally.

Here are our top 6 picks:

PAUL SMITH – Palm Print Swim Shorts 


Paul Smith











VILEBREQUIN – Rolling Stones Special Edition Swimshorts 

“St. Tropez-based swimwear label Vilebrequin and The Rolling Stones have launched a limited-edition collaboration to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary Exhibitionism show. The collection features a couple of items, including this special edition ‘Moorea swim shorts’ featuring various prints of the Rolling Stones’ iconic discography, with album covers created by Andy Warhol, Robert Frank and David Bailey.’



“This flat front, mid-length short is key to the DANWARD design aesthetic. Introduced in the first collection, its honed tailored look is a favourite. The style has been studied to afford the clean sharp silhouette while its semi-elasticated back waistband ensures an easier fit for all.”



“The Clifton swim short : Leo Joseph’s original, mid-length tailored swim short. Developed to put fit and tailoring back into the men’s swimwear market, it’s a modern cut with well considered details throughout. With custom soft touch and quick drying fabric, these will keep you looking stylish from beach to bar, season after season.”


LINEA- Deck Chair Print Swim Shorts 

“Opt for the playful yet understated aesthetic of these Linea swim shorts. The simple silhouette of this pair is accented with a deckchair pattern which adds a touch of contemporary appeal. Feel secure with the handy drawstring fastening and elasticated rear waistband.”


M&S COLLECTION – Quick Dry Wave Print Swim Shorts 

“For chic holiday bathing this summer, M&S Menswear has a variety of printed swimwear to suit your destination and style. All swim shorts feature Quick Dry fabric and drawstring fastenings, adding practicality to poolside looks.”  









Here comes the sun -Leo Joseph

imageLeo combines his British heritage with his love and past adventures in Africa, blending British design credentials with the vibrancy and spirit of a summer’s day in Cape Town. Leo’s journey began with a vision to create unique pieces with character, detail and fit. Beginning with a distinctive collection of swim shorts.


His designs are printed onto the premium quality fabrics in Macclesfield, Manchester; the home of world- class print manufacturing. Following years of work to perfect his tailored fit and define his style, the pattern is then cut to Leo’s brief, before each short is expertly crafted by a seamstress. The process from design to finish takes creativity, skill and meticulous care to achieve the desired result. The care and attention to detail is the key USP for this product – a zipped back pockets with the considered finish, hidden print lining in the side pocket, leg slits for flexibility and ergonomic qualities. Plus as a little surprise a placement animal print which denotes the brands relationship with the WWF, no not the Wrestling one, and the good work they do for animal welfare.