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 

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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.’

 

DAN WARD – FLAT FRONT NYLON SWIM SHORT 

“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.”

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LEO JOSEPH – CLIFTON SWIM SHORT 

“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.”

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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.”  

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Its been a LONG, cold winter, where we’ve been wrapped up like the remains of a turkey on Boxing Day. But as we keep on saying, Summer is finally here, almost as though if we keep on saying it, the good weather will stay a while longer. The men of not only the UK but across many countries, their poor legs haven’t seen day light now for almost a year, never mind go swimming !

Well, as you would have it, Clothes-Make-the-Man like to make life a little easier for our readers and so we’ve surfed the information superhighway from start to finish looking for some of the best swim shorts around, shhhh some might be on sale, so even better value, wink, wink ! Listen enough from me enjoy and get shopping, lets get out of recession, I’m sick of it !

 

These shorts from Kenzo @ Farfetch.com ensure it won't be a tight fit with this jungle print

These shorts from Kenzo @ Farfetch.com ensure it won’t be a tight fit with this jungle print

 

Say Aloha to these hibiscus print swim shorts. But maybe think twice about wearing them with one of the Hawaiian shorts we posting last week  OVERKILL

Say Aloha to these hibiscus print swim shorts by Hackett @ House of Fraser. But maybe think twice about wearing them with one of the Hawaiian shorts we posting last week OVERKILL

 

These Swim shorts will flatter pretty much any guy so before you fly off to you holiday destination, maybe invest in these from Paul Smith

These Swim shorts will flatter pretty much any guy so before you fly off to you holiday destination, maybe invest in these from Paul Smith @ mrporter.com

 

A nice take the the camo trend in these elephant print camouflage swim shorts from vilebrequin

A nice take the the camo trend in these elephant print camouflage swim shorts from Vilebrequin

 

Keeping it Classically British, not not union Jack shorts but these Spitfire, Made in Britain, shorts by Harry Elliot

Keeping it Classically British, not not union Jack shorts but these Spitfire, Made in Britain, shorts by Harry Elliot

 

These Flamingo print swim shorts by Howick @ House of Fraser are cool as long British Summer

These Flamingo print swim shorts by Howick @ House of Fraser are cool as long British Summer

It’s warming up, slightly, it’s looking like summer’s, hopefully, on its way and the thought of holidays are creeping into our heads. Whether that be on a long deserted beach in some far flung destination or something a little nearer to home and a trip to some of blighty’s incredible coastlines. One thing you will definitely have to pack is swimwear, now before we move on any further, as you all know, here at Clothes-make-the-man.com we pride ourselves on being a no nonsense platform that cater for the requirements of the regular guy. So please this is a non swimming trunk shoot, strictly shorts and some of the best that are currently on the market.

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1) Checked shorts £39 by Medwinds
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2) Red Hebiscus print swim shorts £120 by Vilebrequin
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3) Pink checked swim shorts £45 by Bjorn Borg
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4) Purple & pink multi striped swim shorts £85 by Paul Smith
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5) Black, white & Biege swim shorts £35 by Fred Perry @JD Sports
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6) Navy whale print swim shorts £49.95 by Star Blu
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7) Shoe lace print swim shorts £45 by Nike 6.0
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8) Swirl patterned swim shorts £25.00 by Adidas @ JD Sport

STOCKISTS

www.medwinds.com

www.mrporter.com/Shop/Designers/Vilebrequin/Clothing

www.bjornborg.com

www.paulsmith.co.uk

www.jdsports.co.uk

www.starblu.com

www.nikestore.com