MEN’S BEACHWEAR

The beach is the perfect place to expose one’s greatest assets. But how does men’s swim shorts help to highlight the strengths of the male figure? How has beach fashion changed over the centuries?

Patterned swim shorts od Vetements Patterned swim shorts od Vetements SPRING/SUMMER 2021

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Swim shorts with logo od Palm Angels Swim shorts with logo od Palm Angels SPRING/SUMMER 2021

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Swimming briefs with logo od Versace Swimming briefs with logo od Versace SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Versace

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Swim boxers with logo od Versace Swim boxers with logo od Versace SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Versace

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Swim shorts with logo od Dolce & Gabbana Swim shorts with logo od Dolce & Gabbana PERMANENT COLLECTION

Dolce & Gabbana

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Dolce & Gabbana

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Dolce & Gabbana

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Swim shorts with logo od Givenchy Swim shorts with logo od Givenchy

Givenchy

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Swim boxers from the ‘25th anniversary’ collection od Dsquared2 Swim boxers from the ‘25th anniversary’ collection od Dsquared2 PERMANENT COLLECTION

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Swim boxers from The ‘25TH ANNIVERSARY’ collection

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Dolce & Gabbana

Swim shorts

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Dolce & Gabbana

Swim shorts

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Dolce & Gabbana

Swim shorts

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Dolce & Gabbana

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Striped swim shorts od Paul Smith Striped swim shorts od Paul Smith PERMANENT COLLECTION

Paul Smith

Striped swim shorts

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Patterned swim shorts od Moschino Patterned swim shorts od Moschino

Moschino

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Logo swim shorts od Moschino Logo swim shorts od Moschino

Moschino

Logo swim shorts

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Branded swim briefs od Moschino Branded swim briefs od Moschino

Moschino

Branded swim briefs

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Logo swim shorts od Gucci Logo swim shorts od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Logo swim shorts

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Towel 25th anniversary collection od Dsquared2 Towel 25th anniversary collection od Dsquared2

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Towel 25th Anniversary Collection

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Swim shorts with logo od Palm Angels Swim shorts with logo od Palm Angels

Palm Angels

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Palm Angels

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Logo towel od Balmain Logo towel od Balmain PERMANENT COLLECTION

Balmain

Logo towel

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Swim briefs 25th anniversary collection od Dsquared2 Swim briefs 25th anniversary collection od Dsquared2 PERMANENT COLLECTION

Dsquared2

Swim briefs 25th Anniversary Collection

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Dsquared2

Swim shorts 25th Anniversary Collection

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Dsquared2

Swim shorts 25th Anniversary Collection

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Logo swim shorts od Dolce & Gabbana Logo swim shorts od Dolce & Gabbana PERMANENT COLLECTION

Dolce & Gabbana

Logo swim shorts

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Dolce & Gabbana

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Dolce & Gabbana

Logo swim shorts

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Patterned swim shorts od Burberry Patterned swim shorts od Burberry

Burberry

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Burberry

Patterned swim shorts

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Greca border swim shorts od Versace Greca border swim shorts od Versace PERMANENT COLLECTION

Versace

Greca border swim shorts

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Patterned swim shorts od Versace Patterned swim shorts od Versace

Versace

Patterned swim shorts

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Versace

Patterned swim shorts

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Genesis by mcq od MCQ Genesis by mcq od MCQ

MCQ

Genesis by MCQ

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Towel with logo od Dsquared2 Towel with logo od Dsquared2 PERMANENT COLLECTION

Dsquared2

Towel with logo

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Swim shorts with logo od Off-White Swim shorts with logo od Off-White PERMANENT COLLECTION

Off-White

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Off-White

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Off-White

Patterned swim shorts

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Towel with logo od Dsquared2 Towel with logo od Dsquared2 PERMANENT COLLECTION

Dsquared2

Towel with logo

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Dsquared2

Towel with logo

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Logo swim briefs od Diesel Logo swim briefs od Diesel PERMANENT COLLECTION

Diesel

LOGO SWIM BRIEFS

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Dsquared2

Towel with logo

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Printed swim shorts od Philipp Plein Printed swim shorts od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Printed swim shorts

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Swim shorts with logo od Diesel Swim shorts with logo od Diesel

Diesel

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Swim shorts with logo od Diesel Swim shorts with logo od Diesel

Diesel

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Diesel

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‘acg’ patterned swim shorts od Nike ‘acg’ patterned swim shorts od Nike PERMANENT COLLECTION

Nike

‘ACG’ patterned swim shorts

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Patterned swim shorts od Philipp Plein Patterned swim shorts od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Patterned swim shorts

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Patterned swim shorts od Philipp Plein Patterned swim shorts od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Patterned swim shorts

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Swim shorts with logo od Philipp Plein Swim shorts with logo od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

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Swim shorts with logo od Philipp Plein Swim shorts with logo od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

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Skull motif swim shorts od Alexander McQueen Skull motif swim shorts od Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Skull motif swim shorts

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Uni-colored swim shorts od Paul Smith Uni-colored swim shorts od Paul Smith PERMANENT COLLECTION

Paul Smith

Uni-colored swim shorts

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Paul Smith

Uni-colored swim shorts

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Patterned swim shorts od Paul Smith Patterned swim shorts od Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Patterned swim shorts

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Logo swim shorts od Versace Logo swim shorts od Versace

Versace

Logo swim shorts

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Versace

Logo swim shorts

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Logo swim boxers od Versace Logo swim boxers od Versace PERMANENT COLLECTION

Versace

Logo swim boxers

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Versace

Logo swim boxers

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Versace

Logo swim boxers

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Logo swim briefs od Versace Logo swim briefs od Versace PERMANENT COLLECTION

Versace

Logo swim briefs

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Versace

Logo swim briefs

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Versace

Logo swim briefs

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Versace

Logo swim briefs

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Versace

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Logo briefs od Balmain Logo briefs od Balmain PERMANENT COLLECTION

Balmain

Logo briefs

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Balmain

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Logo swim shorts od Balmain Logo swim shorts od Balmain PERMANENT COLLECTION

Balmain

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Balmain

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Balmain

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Balmain

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Balmain

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Balmain

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Balmain

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Logo swim briefs od Balmain Logo swim briefs od Balmain PERMANENT COLLECTION

Balmain

Logo swim briefs

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Balmain

Logo swim briefs

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Balmain

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Logo swim briefs od Diesel Logo swim briefs od Diesel PERMANENT COLLECTION

Diesel

Logo swim briefs

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Logo-patched swim briefs od Dolce & Gabbana Logo-patched swim briefs od Dolce & Gabbana PERMANENT COLLECTION

Dolce & Gabbana

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Logo swim briefs od Dolce & Gabbana Logo swim briefs od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Logo swim briefs

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Dolce & Gabbana

Logo swim briefs

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Dolce & Gabbana

Swim shorts with logo

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Swim shorts with logo od Moncler Swim shorts with logo od Moncler PERMANENT COLLECTION

Moncler

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Swim shorts with logo od Gucci Swim shorts with logo od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

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Gucci

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Logo briefs od Givenchy Logo briefs od Givenchy PERMANENT COLLECTION

Givenchy

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Logo swim briefs od Dsquared2 Logo swim briefs od Dsquared2 PERMANENT COLLECTION

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Logo swim briefs

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Men’s swimwear - how have men’s beach outfits changed

The perfect men’s swimming trunks

It might seem that swimwear is not a subject about which you can engage in long discussions about fashion. Typically, men's swim trunks are available in two versions – swim shorts or traditional briefs. Still, creators such as Tommy Hilfiger and Versace present new collections of designer swim shorts and trunks each year, proving that - just like any other item of clothing – men’s swimwear is subject to constantly changing trends.


The history of men's swimwear from the suit to the shorts

From the history of swimwear, it is obvious that the material, patterns and style of this kind of garment has changed. Even in the first half of the 20th century, the most men's swimwear was a one-piece costume with short sleeves and shorts, usually made of "sailor" material in white and blue.
A swimsuit for the beach or the pool had to be suitable for contemporary principles and meet the standards adopted by the general public. Excessive disrobing on the beach was not something that found popular approval, either for women or for men, and it was necessary to exercise restraint and show only as much of the body as strictly necessary. Changes occurred slowly, as men’s swimwear evolved from the one-piece costume with short sleeves, until finally in the 1930s men’s swimming trunks in the form we know them today began to be popular. It is worth noting that in the swimsuit for women underwent visible changes in the same period, with higher cuts subtly indicating the female figure, but the bikini was still a long way off.

The moral revolution

The first men's short swimming trunks were made of a single-color material (usually red or burgundy), with no patterns or prints. It was not until the mid-1960s that swimsuits decorated with colorful print and patterns became fashionable. Their style changed again a decade later, when the most popular was wide-striped trunks. In the 1970s, sunglasses in the style of the day were mandatory additions to swimming trunks. Then came the late 80s and early 90s, when something completely new came along – shorts of polyester. Colorful, modern and super fashionable, they dominated beaches and swimming pools, making the earlierbriefs-style trunks seem outmoded and unmanly.

Men’s swim trunks in current trends

Today’s collections from designers leading the way in men's fashion produce designer swimwear specifically for the male figure. At the Vitkac.com online shop, both longer shorts and shorter trunks are available, as well as more heavily cut models. The latter dominated the Vivienne Westwood spring/summer 2016 collection, and will probably be a strong accent on holiday beaches. Of course, the final choice in style and pattern is yours, but don’t be afraid to break stereotypes beach, because in the end a swimsuit is an important fashion item that you need to play and interpret in your own unique and unrepeatable way.