All that time you’ve been spending at the gym all year is finally about to pay off. Bathing suit season. We’re kidding. Of course we never made it to the gym more than twice but, either way, we’re still looking for a cool pair of swim trunks that’ll make us look our best. Depending on your build, there’s a variety of swimwear options for all the guys out there. If you’re on the taller side, feel free to sport a pair of classic board shorts. Vertically challenged? A pair of mid-length trunks may be your best bet. From florals to stripes and solids to turtles (no, for real), we’ve hunted high and low for the best swims trunks and overall bathing suits for men in 2020 and beyond. Surfs up, gut in!
1. The Vilebrequin Octopus Swim Trunks in Green/Navy Blue – Buy It Here
These are one of the most popular bathings suits of the year and from a designer we love! They’re a bit on the pricer side, but check out the free shipping option. They have an elastic waist and a drawstring closer. Plus, the side pockets totally come in handy when at the beach or pool. Check out more Vilebrequin styles and colors here!
2. The Rip Curl Classic ‘All Time’ Board Shorts – Buy It Here
These are a top seller of the year (so far) and look great on just about any body type. The ones above are a white, khaki and shades of blue color combo. But they also come in other colors here! There’s a pocket on the right side with a snap enclosure so you can toss in some things you don’t mind getting wet, but totally don’t want to lose. Check out more Rip Curl styles and options here!
3. The Original Penguin ‘Penguin’ in Navy Blue – Buy It Here
A totally great option when you’re looking for a pair of trunks that aren’t too long and not too short. They’re the Goldie Locks of swim trunks. They’re just right. They’re water-repelling, quick-drying, and come in navy blue and midnight black. Check out more Original Penguin styles and colors here!
4. The O’Neill ‘Santa Cruz’ Board Shorts in Camo Green – Buy It Here
You can’t go wrong with camo anything. These are super light, durable, water repellent, quick drying, actually pretty soft and comfy. They also come in black camo and grey too. Check out more O’Neill styles and colors here!
5. The Pyscho Bunny Short Swim Trunks in Blue – Buy It Here
Gotta love an elastic drawstring waist on a pair of swim trunks that don’t go down past your knees! This stylish option comes in blue and light green, has a key-fob loop at the hip, is made of lightweight nylon, dries pretty fast and looks great. Check out more Psycho Bunny styles and colors here!
6. The Quicksilver ‘Everyday’ Striped Board Shorts in Multicolor – Buy It Here
These are a bit on the longer side (21-inches) for those of us who aren’t into showing too much leg at the beach. We love the fabric on this one, which is actually made of recycled plastic bottles. For real. How cool is that! They come in a bunch of different colors so you can find the ones you like the best if the ones above aren’t your jam. Check out more Quicksilver styles and colors here!
7. The Vineyard Vines ‘Birchcliff’ Stripe in Ocean Breeze Blue – Buy It Here
Everyone is still obsessed with all things Vineyard Vines and we can see why! These are probably the most flattering pair we’ve seen in a while. These are made with quick-dry microfiber fabric and have four-way stretch, so they’ll feel great while wearing. Check out more Vineyard Vines styles and colors here!
8. The Vilebrequin ‘Hypnotiques’ Trunks in Curacao Blue/Green – Buy It Here
These are totally worth the splurge! They’re turn just about every head at the beach this summer and feel just as good as they look. Check out more Vilebrequin styles and colors here!
9. The Hurley ‘One & Only’ Board Shorts in Charcoal – Buy It Here
These are another super popular option for the guys that are just looking for a high-quality, functional, and no-frills option. They’re made with a polyester super-suede, which helps them to dry super fast. Check out more Hurley styles and colors here!
10. The Original Penguin ‘Reversible’ Snowflake Trunks – Buy It Here
Who doesn’t love a two-for-one bathing suit? Yep, these are totally reversible. On one side you get the snowflake print and then when you reverse them you get a solid chambray. How cool! Check out more Original Penguin styles and colors here!
11. The Psycho Bunny ‘Campanula’ Print Bathing Suit – Buy It Here
The geometric shapes are a nice change of pace from some of the other options we’re seeing this season. Sometimes it’s good to take a break from florals. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Check out more Psycho Bunny styles and colors here!
12. The Billabong ‘Sundays Airlite’ in Navy – Buy It Here
Seriously, how cool are these! They’re quick-drying and are more of a performance fit so they’re stretchy enough to keep you comfortable all day long. Check out more Billabong styles and colors here!
13. The 2(X)ist Jogger Swim Trunks in Blue – Buy It Here
Because, you know what, sometimes you actually do want to show off some leg. These are on the shorter side and do exactly that. Check out more 2Xist styles and colors here!
14. Tom & Teddy ‘Pineapple’ Swim Trunks – Buy Now
These bright blue print swim trunks are totally soft, lightweight and dry super fast. Printed with the coolest yellow pineapples we’ve seen in a little while, this bathing suit reminds you to have fun every time you in the water or on the sand.
15. Original Penguin ‘Polka Dot Lemon’ Board Shorts – Buy Now
If you love a blue bathing suit, but are still looking for that pop of color these are your best bet. The tiny little lemons act as polka dots to really turn up your beach look. They’re vintage in spirt, but modern in quality.