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FLANNELS Five: The Best Swim Shorts

FLANNELS Five: The Best Swim Shorts

Do you need a holiday? Ask any man this question at this time of year and the answer is always a resounding ‘yes’. When it comes to packing for your well-earned break, first things first. Swim shorts. They’re a key pillar of your holiday wardrobe and, if you’re heading to the beach or the pool, the item of clothing you spend the most amount of time in. Bliss. So what to go for? There’s a huge amount of choice out there, from camouflage to stripes to sports-inspired styles, catering to every man’s aesthetic vacation requirements. Dive into summer with our top picks of the season’s best swim shorts. It’s gunna be a scorcher.

A pair of Moncler camouflage swim shorts with the Moncler red, white and blue Tricolour stripe across the legs

CITY TO BEACH

Combining traditional holiday stripes (their famous Tricolour) with a military-inspired camouflage print, Moncler’s swim shorts tick all the style boxes. You’re on holiday, so you may as well channel the beach-meets-city vibe of these statement shorts. Perfect for a trip to the French Riviera with a rooftop pool stop-over in Paris.

A pair of cream Gucci GG swim shorts with a GG Supreme logo and red stripe down the side of each leg

THE ATHLETIC OPTION

A sports-inspired stripe constructed out of Gucci’s iconic GG Supreme print gives these athletic-looking trunks a healthy dose of vacation luxury. As at home on a yacht as they are a resort pool, they’re both refined and modern. Wear with simple sliders and a polo, or dress them up like the streetwear set in a pair of oversized trainers and a camp collar shirt.

A pair of black Dsquared2 swim shorts with a white Dsquared2 logo graphic across the front

BEACH TO BAR

As Madonna taught us all – holidays are a time to celebrate. For a week in the sun with your nearest and dearest, pool parties, beach clubs and private villa fiestas are best enjoyed in a pair of stand-out swim shorts. This graphic pair by Dsquared2 will ensure you’re the life and soul of the party. Team with sliders, shades and an ice-cold bottle of beer. .

 A pair of red Burberry vintage check print swim shorts

THE CLASSICS

For some classic sea-side appeal, Burberry’s vintage check shorts are a safe but refined option for the travelling gent. Some things never go out of style: Greek island hopping, Aperol Spritz and shorts like these. Wear with a loose-fit linen shirt and a pair of sliders for lunch in the sun at a quiet little beachside trattoria.

A pair of dark green, black and red Valentino VLOGO camouflage print swim shorts

THE FASHION PAIR

Valentino’s new VLOGO is the fashion pack’s latest obsession. If you frequent Europe’s most exclusive beach clubs, you’ll see it on the jet set’s most-stylish men, partying in Mykonos or kicking back on the untouched beaches of Formentera. Invest in a pair of your own if you take your holiday wardrobe as seriously as we do.