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Best Men's Swimwear

Updated on September 8, 2014

My Favorite Men's Swimwear for 2014

Let's take a look at some of the Men's Swimwear that is available this year.

There are two basic styles that men choose when searching for beach apparel and that's either a Speedo or a pair of comfortable, yet sporty swim trunks.

For the man who wants swim trunks in the Speedo brand, there's a wide range available as you can see at Speedo Men's Trunks.

They come in a wide selection of color so if you're buying them for the man in your life and already know that this is the kind he wants, you can pick up a few different shades.

Made from 100% polyester and boasting and easy to adjust drawstring waist, this swimwear can give any man a fit he'll like.

These watershorts are classy enough to wear whether he's playing on the beach or dining at one of the waterfront restaurants. These shorts have the one of a kind Block the Burn 50 that helps keep a man safer from the dangers of a nasty sunburn.

So let's take a look now at some of the other Men's Swimwear that is available for men of all ages.

U.S. Polo Assn. Men's Channel Side Block Short, Classic Navy, Small
U.S. Polo Assn. Men's Channel Side Block Short, Classic Navy, Small

They're stylish, they're comfortable and they look great wet. These Channel Side Block shorts from U.S. Polo Assn. are made from 100% polyester taslon with polyester microfiber accents.

The shorts feature USPA embroidery on the right leg, a 9 inch seam, and a drawstring waist for a comfortable and secure fit. These shorts come in colors such as black, classic navy and engine red. Its design is solid with a color block panel on the sides.


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When a tighter fit is desired but Speedo is still the top choice, you can opt for the Speedo Men's Race Endurance + Polyester Solid Square Leg Swimsuit. These only come in black.

This high performance swimsuit offers both comfort and style and thanks to the chlorine resistant fabric, it'll continue to look good no matter how many trips to the beach you make in the summers to come.

When you want a pair of Speedo that'll fit tightly yet still retain modesty, then you want to take a look at the Speedo Men's Fashion Xtra Life Lycra Solid Solar 1" Brief Swimsuit. Lycra is a material that's manufactured to outlast a lot of other swimwear material and the Xtra Life in this swimwear means that these are made to be around for a while.

There's no reason that swimwear for men can't fit comfortably and yet still look attractive. One of the more attractive suits for men is the Speedo Men's Race Xtra Life Lycra Axcel Splice Brief Swimsuit.

Designed to resist the damage caused by sun and pool chlorine, it's made to last a lot longer than your old spandex suit. The 9 thread flat lock stitching is what helps to give this suit the ability to stretch to cover modestly and comfortably. You can get this one in a choice of colors that's sure to make you stand out in style in the sun.

The Best Men's Swimwear Selection for 2014

When it comes to finding the right pair of swimming shorts, men have plenty of options. Men's swimwear comes in so many different styles, designs and brands. And depending on what kind of water sports or water activity you'll be doing will determine what type of swimwear you'll need.

It's important to choose a pair of shorts that'll help you be comfortable while in and out of the water, they can also help with the overall performance of your athletic abilities.

Below are some of the best men's swimwear available in stores and online. Pick up a pair the next time you go to the beach, pool, or anywhere where you plan on getting wet.

For shorts that'll hang ten, the Big Aloha boardshorts from Kanu Surf. They feature 100% polyester swimming shorts with UPF 50 sun protection.

It also includes quick drying fabric, mesh lining for extra comfort, triple needle side seams and rises for durability, two side pockets, and drawstring waist.

You can get these exotic flower printed shorts in either navy or black color.

Hurley Men's Hurley Puerto Rico Plaid Boardshort, Black, 29
Hurley Men's Hurley Puerto Rico Plaid Boardshort, Black, 29

Imagine a pair of swimming shorts that's not only good for you but also good for the environment. Hurley Men's Puerto Rico boardshorts is made from 100% recycled polyester.

The shorts have a multicolored plaid design and comes in 5 different colors, including legacy navy, concrete, midori green, torch orange and grey. They feature a 22 inch inseam, a patented EZ Fly closure, embroidered logos, and a patch pocket with a Velcro flap.


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PLATINUM SPORT Men's Solid Swimming Bikini Brief Swimsuit Black Medium
PLATINUM SPORT Men's Solid Swimming Bikini Brief Swimsuit Black Medium

This pair of men's bikini from Platinum Sport is made from 80% nylon and 20% spandex knit tricot fabric. It also features a front pouch lining and an elastic waistband for extra comfort and support. You can rest assure that these bottoms won't be coming off unless you take them off yourself. This pair is available in black or blue with the Platinum Sport logo patch displayed in the front on the waistband.


Men's Bikini Swimwear

Bikinis are no longer limited to women and now men can join in on the itsy bitsy teeny weenie beach fashion trend as well.

Men's bikini swimwear isn't for everyone, but if you can pull it off then more power to you.

Some men prefer the bikini style because it's more lightweight and won't weight you down in the water like regular swimming shorts especially if you participate in some kind of water sports.

And if you're looking to get an even tan, then a bikini can help you achieve that all over sun kissed look from head to toe.

Bikini swimwear for men come in several styles, colors and cuts and if you'd like to dawn a pair of these at the beach then here are some you might want to consider.

Speedo Men's Xtra Life Lycra 1" Solar Brief Swimsuit, Lava Grey, 32
Speedo Men's Xtra Life Lycra 1" Solar Brief Swimsuit, Lava Grey, 32

You'll love the look and performance of the Xtra life Lycra Solid Solar Briefs from Speedo. They're made with 74% Antron Nylon and 26% Xtra Life Lycra which lasts up to 5 to 10 times longer than regular spandex.

They also have the ability to resist the effects of chlorine and sunlight and feature the Speedry Water Repellant technology which also helps to speed up the drying time of the suit. You can get these briefs in black, deep orange, lava grey, navy, red, sapphire, teal, turquoise, white, zinnia, scuba blue, and bright green.


Men's Swimming Trunks

Be prepared to hit the beaches, pools or any refreshing body of water this summer with men's swimming trunks. It's all about wearing the right kind of swimwear when it comes to an enjoyable water experience.

You don't want to wear things that are too big and can easily slip off, or too tight to where you movement is restricted.

Below are different types of men's swimming trunks that feature both comfort and style.

Speedo Men's Solid Rally Volley 19 Inch Workout & Swim Trunks,Medium,Charcoal
Speedo Men's Solid Rally Volley 19 Inch Workout & Swim Trunks,Medium,Charcoal

This Speedo swimming trunk is sure to give the wearer the feel of luxury and comfort no matter what they're doing. They're made from ultra soft 100% polyester brushed microfiber which is speedry wicking polyester that dries quickly and provides a UV 50+ sun protection.

It also features a comfortable full elastic waist with drawcord, zippered back pockets, and an elastic closure. These shorts are available in 13 different colors including black, camel bay, classic blue, desert, fiesta red, granite, military green, navy, red pepper, twilight, charcoal, electric orange, and eco green.

Kanu Surf Men's Barracuda Swim Trunk, Black, Medium
Kanu Surf Men's Barracuda Swim Trunk, Black, Medium

Kanu Surf's Barracuda Trunks are made from 100% polyester. Its solid color design has a contrasting yet simple stripe along the side for added detail. The trunks feature an elastic waist with drawstring for an adjustable fit, two side flap pockets and a UPF 50 sun protection. These trunks come in several cool solid colors such as aqua, charcoal, green, lake blue, navy, orange, red, royal blue, silver and black.


The Men's Guard Swim Trunks is a line of lightweight, quick drying, drawstring swimming trunks that's ideal for lifeguards.

It features a right side utility pocket and a 10 inch base inseam.

Made from 100% sanded polyester you'll love the look and feel of these shorts, and you don't have to be a lifeguard to own a pair either.

Men's Swimming Shorts - Great Selection of Men's Swimwear Shorts

Do your current swimming shorts weigh you down in the water? Do they take forever to dry up? Do they easily slide off your waist when faced against rough waters and crashing waves?

If so then it's time to upgrade to better fitting, better designed men's swimwear shorts. These shorts will perform just as well as you do and won't leave you wet, weighed down, or blushing at the beach.

Volcom Men's Armstrong Boardshort, Pistol Punch, 29
Volcom Men's Armstrong Boardshort, Pistol Punch, 29

Volcom boardshorts for men keep their design simple and clean. It features a 4 way stretch material that's water repellant and flexible for an ultimately comfortable swimwear. It also has a zip pocket, a stretch hem and an integrated cinch fly technology so you don't have to worry about risky zippers or rough Velcro rubbing against you.

It's made from 85% polyester and 15% elastane fabric. You can get a pair of these functional boardshorts in several cool and stylish colors including Atlantic blue, black, blue drift, pistol punch, scrubs green, and slate.

Quiksilver Men's Low Down Board Short, White, 28
Quiksilver Men's Low Down Board Short, White, 28

They're funky yet functional and are designed with comfort in mind. This pair of men's boardshorts from Quicksilver is made from 88% polyester and 12% spandex for a water repellent, four way stretch fabric that's comfortable and easy to move in.

It also features a 19 inch outseam, scalloped legs, Lycra material inside the front rise and a fun and unique wallpaper print design. The signature Diamond Dobby fabric is what makes these shorts thin, lightweight, and quick to dry.


Our Favorite Men's Swimwear Shorts - Adidas Men's Swimwear Azul Stripe 4 Way Stretch Boardshorts

There's nothing like a pair of shorts that were made for beach action. Whether you surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, or just splashing around in the waves, these boardshorts from Adidas is your ideal swimwear.

They're made with 88% polyester and 12% spandex for a high performance, quick dry, 4 way stretch fabrication that moves freely with your body. It also features a fixed sized waistband with tab front, adjustable draw cords, and a zip side pocket.

Which Do You Think is the Best Men's Swimwear?

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      5 years ago

      Oh, may I say that if a guy can handle it [has the right body and other things] that a speedo can be quite impressive. But, for the most part, it has got to be swim trunks.

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      5 years ago

      Wow, some very cool swimwear here. Anything in red gets me the most.

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      5 years ago

      I love the bikini briefs with the spandex - great for time spent around the swimming pool.

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      6 years ago

      I like the swim briefs. They are very comfortable and easy to swim in.

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      6 years ago

      whenever we swim we always remember speedo

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      Keith Winter 

      6 years ago from Spain

      At my age, (and shape,) I prefer the loose trunks.

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      6 years ago

      No speedo for me!! I prefer the loose, comfortable look.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      um, yup nice lens, lol :)

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I like the bikinis...the littler the better! At my age, all I can do is look, so I want to see as much as I can! LOL! Lovely lens, nice visit. Thanks for sharing.

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      Margaret Schaut 

      6 years ago from Detroit

      I like the trunks on the guys better than the speedo. Much better.

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Definitely trunks. Speedo ... not so much. Oh, I don't mean ME, I mean what I prefer on men, of course. :)

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      6 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      As a mom . . . I think this page is very helpful. I could ask my son (if he were still a child or teen) to look at this page and show me what kind of swim trunks he wanted. It would save me a lot of time and frustration with shopping for them.

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      Cynthia Davis 

      7 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I prefer a guy to wear board shorts, nice selection of swimsuits for men.

      Blessed by a Squid Angel**

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I like the Speedo Volley Shorts for the Best Men's Swimwear but then I don't have to wear them.


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