How to choose men’s swimwear ?

As summer approaches, you’re probably planning to spend at least a few days at the beach or by the pool. To make these moments perfect you’ll need a swimsuit that fits you perfectly. You should therefore pay special attention to the choice of your swimwear. This article will help you to make the best possible decision.

How to choose from the different types of men's swimwear

When it comes to swimwear, there are many available options. From briefs, to boxers, to shorts and to boardshorts, there’s certainly no shortage of possibilities.

Swim trunks

Swim trunks are considered to be the ideal choice for tall, muscular men. This style is designed for men with an athletic figure. The tight-fitting cut perfectly emphasises muscle structure. In addition, the durability of these briefs makes them the ideal swimsuit for intense sports.

Swim boxers

Boxer shorts are an on-trend swimsuit generally suitable for smaller men. They fit close to the body and so can mould to your shape. As well as being very elegant, boxer shorts are sexy too. Whether you are well-muscled, or just a little, don’t hesitate to go for this swimsuit, which perfectly highlights your buttocks and thighs.

Swim shorts

You should consider your age when choosing the right swimsuit. For younger people, swim shorts are the most fashionable type of swimwear. They automatically make you look casual. No matter what size you are, these shorts will fit you. However, if you have a slim figure, you should avoid a baggy style.


This type of swimsuit is currently viewed as the ideal model for perfectly built men. The look you get with a pair of boardshorts will make you more attractive than ever. This loose-fitting swimsuit gives you plenty of comfort. Pair it with the right clothes and accessories for a super stylish look this summer.

Which type of swimsuit for which use ?

It’s important to have a clear idea of what you’ll use the swimsuit for in order to make the best choice. If you plan to spend your holidays by the pool, you may want to consider swim trunks or boxers, which aren’t very common at the beach. Swim trunks or boxers are also a good choice for competitive swimming.

As far as swim shorts are concerned, these are comfortable at the beach, on a boat or by your friend’s pool. This swimsuit is the most versatile of them all. If you plan to surf then boardshorts are the perfect swimsuit, as their length helps protect your legs.

The different materials to consider when making a choice

Swimsuits are made of different materials. It is important that you are aware of these materials so you can make the best choice.

For a long time, swimsuits made of elastane and polyamide have been very popular. Elastane allows the swimsuit to be elastic, which makes it much more comfortable and easier to put on.

However, you should be aware that elastane struggles to resist salt and chlorine. When it comes into contact with these two elements, the material expands and deforms your swimsuit. If you don't go to the pool regularly, this won’t be a problem. If you do, then you should consider another option.

In recent years, some very interesting designs using polyester have come onto the market. Compared to elastane, this material is less elastic. On the plus side, polyester swimwear is very resistant to chlorine.

You are now perfectly equipped to choose your men’s swimsuit. Summer is all yours!

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