Swim shorts due their annual upgrade to high style rather than old favourites? Whether for yourself, or to gift a beloved husband or father, we've found the most stylish men's swim shorts - 2023. Discover Loro Piana's elegant florals, exuberant patterns from Orlebar Brown and sustainable options from Frescobol Carioca.
Most Stylish Men's Swim Shorts - 2023
8th August 2023
We've found the most stylish men's swim shorts - 2023. From high luxury to newly emerging designer names, they have been selected for comfort, quality and style. Choose your favourite, and you'll be ready to step into your moment in the sun in no time.
Most Stylish Men's Swim Shorts - 2023
The Sustainable One - Frescobol Carioca
Honing inspiration for their patterns from the mosaic lanes of beach-side Rio de Janeiro is Frescobol Carioca. Their best-selling Ipanema Classic Swim Shorts (£175) pair a classic tailored silhouette with an iconic house print straight from the sidewalks of Ipanema beach. Featuring a zip and press stud fastening at the front, an elasticated back waistband and both front and back pockets for both optimum practicality and comfort.
Beneath the Brazilian-born print is guilt-free material with sustainability in mind. All outer shells of Frescobol Carioca's swim shorts are now made from 100% ECO Luna Recycled Polyester to deliver an ultra-fast drying fabric fully created from plastic collected within Europe.
The Exotic One - Orlebar Brown
Birds, branches, flora and beyond. Orlebar Brown's new exotic print Sand Flight of Fantasy is sure to cast eyes on you at the beach club, available in a range of cuts. From a signature bulldog fit based on the traditional pattern of a men's suit trouser and tailored to perfection, to a shorter-length setter fit.
Unite the look with a Hibbert Capri-Collar Short Sleeve Shirt (£295) in the matching print. For the Hawaiian shirt fanatics craving a more sophisticated approach.
The Vintage One - Dandy Del Mar
is the summer you in the Hollywood Hills, pool-side martini in hand, wearing none other than Dandy Del Mar? It could be. This fresh brand brings a vintage 70's vibe to the pool with their California-designed leisure and swimwear.
Their best-selling Mallorca Swim-Walk Shorts (£98) are available in a simple Onyx black and a variety of 70's style patterns from Carajillo Houndstooth to Aloe Stripe. You decide who retro you want to go, and they dry quickly, making an easy transition from a dip in the pool to a stroll down to the beach bar.
The Experimental One - Vilebrequin
Wool swim shorts do sound like an oxymoron. So Vilebrequin tried it, and they succeeded. Introducing the Vilebrequin merino wool swimsuits. Created using Australian Merino wool approved by The Woolmark Company, delivering all of wool's natural properties from unmatched softness and breathability to UV resistance in an exclusive innovative swim fabric. What is more, wool is natural, renewable and biodegradable therefore reducing the environmental impact of the fabric. Win Win.
Fully lined with water-resistant mesh, fitted with pockets and finished with eyelets to avoid any ballooning when emerging into water - these shorts are as practical as they are comfortable.
The Quiet Luxury One - Loro Piana
Evoke laidback island living with Loro Piana's elegantly floral Bay Swim Trunks (£500). Made from 100% technical fabric and delicately finished with a drawstring, enamelled eyelet and a locker loop for easily hanging the swimsuit.
Complete the look with a linen André shirt (£635) in the matching navy floral print inspired by the collection's theme, leaving you to go straight from sunbathing to Sangria and back again.
The Comfortable One - Mr Marvis
Dutch brand Mr Marvis offers mimimalist swim shorts made sustainably in Portigal. Its prime focus is on comfort and breathability, and we love their stripey Seersucker Swims collection, made with four-way stretch Seersucker fabric to give a unique combination of quick dry and stretch in just one sustainable, high quality fabric.