With heatwaves on the horizon and international travel finally possible, it’s high time to invest in your swimsuit (or suits) for the season. Going outside for a dip, surf or simply to catch some sun is no excuse for letting your otherwise impeccable taste falter.
What does a swim trunk upgrade mean now? Well, we’re looking at those pairs that are so thoughtfully designed and well-cut, they can seamlessly double as shorts—ideal for the pool but looking just as good with a Martine Rose checkered button-down or one of Scott Fraser’s knit polos. The best swim trunks are both easygoing and considered—and crafted with technical precision, durability and quick-dry utility in mind.
Here are 13 of our favorites to sport in or out of the water.
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