Style / Buyers Guides

10 Best Boardshorts & Swimwear for Men [2012 Edition]

Summer has almost arrived in Australia and what better way to celebrate than getting yourself a new pair of shorts. We’ve picked the what we think are the best options kicking around. Our international readers will also be happy to try these on their winter escapes. Enjoy.


#1 Paul Smith Shorts

Shake up your holiday line-up with Paul Smith‘s geometric-patterned swim shorts. We love the blue in these. These shorts would make a statement on any beach or in a poolside cabana. (Price:$100 BUY)


#2 Chucs Shorts

Bright printed and suitably fitted, these trunks from Chucs will make an assured choice on the beach. They have been made from a soft, quick-drying fabric to provide luxurious levels of comfort throughout days spent on a sun lounger. (Price: $213 BUY)


#3 Saturdays Surf NYC Schulze Stripe Boardshort

What better way to celebrate the sun than in these classic-fitting Schulze Boardshorts. Double-lined and retro-inspired, these trunks will keep you comfortable on the beach or in the water. (Price: $75 BUY)


#4 Orlebar Brown Setter Shorts

What better way to let the beach know you’ve arrived than a pair of Orlebar Brown Rescure Red setter shorts. The Ferrari of the swimwear world are well made and an investment in any wardrobe. A killer swimwear option.  (Price: $230 BUY)


#5 Made By Jimmy Shorts

Melbourne’s latest swimwear darling is about to hit stores and we’re excited. Made by Jimmy shorts are locally made and feature a range of colours and fabric prints. Our favourite the blue gingham style. A D’Marge endorsed swimwear option for the guys. (Price: $150 WWW)


#6 MYO Skull Print Swim Shorts

Put a youthful rock ‘n’ roll spin on your poolside style in these playful swim shorts from MYO; slip on a simple cotton tee for a nonchalant warm-weather finish. (Price:$180 BUY)


#7 ATG Nautical Shorts

Set sail for Tavernwenchville in these handsome nautical inspired shorts from ATG. They feature lastic waist swim short with mesh pocket lining in all over printed Cotton Poplin. (Price: $85)


#8 Pink House Muztique Pattern Short

If you like a bit of spice in your life then these gold fish print shorts are just the ticket. In a bold blue, yellow and green fish print, your aquatic endeavours will be a little bit more colourful. (Price: $100 BUY)


#9 Marc by Marc Jacobs iKat Print

This Marc by Marc Jacobs pair offers a great way to introduce pattern to your summer rotation, whether on the beach or by the pool.  (Price: $181 BUY)


#10 Benson Slim Swim Shorts

Something simple for the man that likes some elastic awesomeness. The Slim gives you maximum comfort without losing the classic Benson tailored design. Another Australian designer we like. (Price: $99 BUY)

20 Oct, 2012

Luc Wiesman

Founder and Managing Editor
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