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17 Cool Men’s Swim Trunks to Shop Now

The good news: You don't need to have spent all winter locked in the gym to turn heads on the beach this summer. But you will need to upgrade those drab old-school board shorts with the hems to your knees (a definite faux-pas in 2020). Here are the 17 best men's swim trunks that will get you the right kind of double-takes this swimsuit season. Dive in!

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Onia Elastic Calder 7.5 Swim Trunks

Trend-averse dudes: this black chino-style suit is for you.

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Ted Baker London Elba Slim Fit Swim Trunks

Cool geometric prints will help you stand out in the crowd, and a comfortable cinched waist makes this pair super easy to wear.

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Saturdays NYC Timothy Moon Flower Swim Short

Floral prints aren’t just for the ladies—guys will look great in this moon flower print from Saturdays NYC. 

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Polo Ralph Lauren Traveler Swim Trunks

This classic red Ralph Lauren pair is perfect for preppy dudes.

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Trunks Surf & Swim Co. Sano Swim Trunks

Get ready for a tropical adventure with these flamingo–adorned trunks.

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Amazon Essentials Men's 7 Swim Trunk

If you’re after something simple and affordable, good news—Amazon’s own Essentials line has basic swim trunks in dozens of colors and prints for just $15.

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Vilebrequin Micro Ronde Des Tortues Swim Trunks

Look up close, and you’ll see that these splurge-y shorts feature a mini turtle print—we love! 

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Orlebar Brown Dane Navy Longest-Length Swim Shorts

The benefit of wearing a more fashion-forward suit? Throw on a white tee and voilà, you’re ready for the beach bar.

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Bonobos Riviera Swim Trunks

Every gent under the sun will look good in this modern, elastic-waist striped trunk.

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J.McLaughlin Gibson Sailscape Swim Trunks

Don’t shy away from funky patterns—we’re a fan of the vibrant colors on these sailscape-printed shorts.

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Solid & Striped The Classic Eggplant Swim Trunks

This sporty purple pair is a fail-safe choice for the guy who wants to experiment with something on-trend but isn’t ready to go all-out with patterns quite yet.

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RVCA Opposites Solid Swim Trunks

Constructed from stretchy, quick-drying fabric, these RVCA trunks will stay comfortable once you’re out of the water.

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H&M Blue/White Printed Swim Shorts

Embrace the nautical trend with these thin striped shorts from H&M.

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Patagonia Men's Baggies 7 Swim Shorts

If you’re looking for a suit that will last a few seasons, go for these timeless trunks from Patagonia.

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Bugatchi Ocean Print Swim Trunks

A fun swirly pattern makes this pair ideal for East Coast escapes like Nantucket and the Hamptons.

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J.Crew 6 Stretch Swim Trunk in Maze

These trunks from J.Crew incorporate recycled textiles—just one of the many reasons we recommend them.

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ASOS Design Swim Shorts

Channel Armie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name with these green short-shorts.

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