Where to buy men's swimwear: Board shorts and swim trunks from Vilebrequin, Ripa Ripa, and more
Life's a beach, or at least it would be if us city-dwelling rat-racers had our way. Alas, on the beach as in the boardroom, the playing field is a little uneven. Women have myriad swimwear styles to choose from. Men? Not so much. While the constraints of men's fashion can border on suffocating, its limitations inspire designers to colour imaginatively within the box. With that in mind, we've rounded up the best purveyors of men's swim shorts below — click on the gallery captions to shop them all.
The French swimwear brand recently launched capsules with Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Queen. Now, the ever-controversial Virgil Abloh joins Vilebrequin's collaborator list with the most streetwear-looking trunks we've seen yet.
The Vilebrequin x Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh collection is now available at Vilebrequin's Marina Bay Sands boutique and Off-White's 268 Orchard Road boutique.
This Italian label's geometrically-patterned swim shorts are brushed to mimic the soft feel of absorbent natural fibers, with none of the pesky waterlogging.
Former photographer Adam Brown's shorts are smart and no-nonsense in a quaintly old-fashioned way; no wonder his brand has a running collaboration with Agent 007 himself.
Designed in Sweden and manufactured in Portugal, CDLP has recently launched an Econyl range — which is partially made from recycled fishing nets — with Grand Hotel Tremezzo.
Newcomer Katama Swim may have been founded by male supermodel Garrett Neff, but rest assured that one needn't possess a superheroic physique to enjoy his colourful wares.
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