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?

Swim shorts with logo od Givenchy Swim shorts with logo od Givenchy AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Givenchy

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Givenchy

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Swim shorts od Burberry Swim shorts od Burberry AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Burberry

Swim shorts

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Swim shorts od Dolce & Gabbana Swim shorts od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Dolce & Gabbana

Swim shorts

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Towel with logo od Ami Alexandre Mattiussi Towel with logo od Ami Alexandre Mattiussi AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Ami Alexandre Mattiussi

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Ami Alexandre Mattiussi

Towel with logo

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Board shorts od Versace Board shorts od Versace AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Versace

Board shorts

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Board shorts od Versace Board shorts od Versace AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Versace

Board shorts

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Swim shorts od Versace Swim shorts od Versace AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Versace

Swim shorts

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Swim shorts od Versace Swim shorts od Versace AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Versace

Swim shorts

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Bath towel with logo od Diesel Bath towel with logo od Diesel AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Diesel

Bath towel with logo

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Towel with logo od Kenzo Towel with logo od Kenzo AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Kenzo

Towel with logo

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Paisley-motif swim shorts od Etro Paisley-motif swim shorts od Etro AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Etro

Paisley-motif swim shorts

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Swim shorts od Versace Swim shorts od Versace AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Versace

Swim shorts

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Swim shorts od Etro Swim shorts od Etro AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Etro

Swim shorts

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Swim shorts with stripes od Paul Smith Swim shorts with stripes od Paul Smith AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Paul Smith

Swim shorts with stripes

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Printed swim shorts od Paul Smith Printed swim shorts od Paul Smith AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Paul Smith

Printed swim shorts

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Printed swim shorts od Paul Smith Printed swim shorts od Paul Smith AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Paul Smith

Printed swim shorts

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Swim shorts with logo od Paul Smith Swim shorts with logo od Paul Smith AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Paul Smith

Swim shorts with logo

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Swimming cap with logo od EA7 Emporio Armani Swimming cap with logo od EA7 Emporio Armani AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

EA7 Emporio Armani

Swimming cap with logo

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Palm angels x vilebrequin od Palm Angels Palm angels x vilebrequin od Palm Angels AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Palm Angels

Palm Angels x Vilebrequin

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Palm angels x vilebrequin od Palm Angels Palm angels x vilebrequin od Palm Angels AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Palm Angels

Palm Angels x Vilebrequin

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Palm Angels

Palm Angels x Vilebrequin

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Palm Angels

Palm Angels x Vilebrequin

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Palm Angels

Palm Angels x Vilebrequin

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Palm Angels

Palm Angels x Vilebrequin

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Swim shorts with logo od Philipp Plein Swim shorts with logo od Philipp Plein AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Philipp Plein

Swim shorts with logo

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Swim shorts with logo od Alexander McQueen Swim shorts with logo od Alexander McQueen AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Alexander McQueen

Swim shorts with logo

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Swim shorts with logo od Gucci Swim shorts with logo od Gucci AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Gucci

Swim shorts with logo

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Swim shorts with logo od Samsøe Samsøe Swim shorts with logo od Samsøe Samsøe AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Samsøe Samsøe

Swim shorts with logo

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Swim shorts od Samsøe Samsøe Swim shorts od Samsøe Samsøe AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Samsøe Samsøe

Swim shorts

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Swim shorts od Samsøe Samsøe Swim shorts od Samsøe Samsøe AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Samsøe Samsøe

Swim shorts

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Bath towel with logo od Alexander McQueen Bath towel with logo od Alexander McQueen AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Alexander McQueen

Bath towel with logo

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‘hibiscus’ swim shorts od AllSaints ‘hibiscus’ swim shorts od AllSaints AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

AllSaints

‘Hibiscus’ swim shorts

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Swim shorts with logo od Emporio Armani Swim shorts with logo od Emporio Armani

Emporio Armani

Swim shorts with logo

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Emporio Armani

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Swim shorts od Bottega Veneta Swim shorts od Bottega Veneta PERMANENT COLLECTION

Bottega Veneta

Swim shorts

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Bottega Veneta

Swim shorts

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Bath towel od Bottega Veneta Bath towel od Bottega Veneta PERMANENT COLLECTION

Bottega Veneta

Bath towel

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Bottega Veneta

Bath towel

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Shorts with logo od ADIDAS Originals Shorts with logo od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

Shorts with logo

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ADIDAS Originals

Shorts with logo

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ADIDAS Originals

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Swim shorts od Alexander McQueen Swim shorts od Alexander McQueen AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

Alexander McQueen

Swim shorts

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Swim shorts od Versace Swim shorts od Versace PERMANENT COLLECTION

Versace

Swim shorts

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Icon ibrahimović x dsquared2 od Dsquared2 Icon ibrahimović x dsquared2 od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

ICON Ibrahimović x Dsquared2

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Icon ibrahimović x dsquared2 od Dsquared2 Icon ibrahimović x dsquared2 od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

ICON Ibrahimović x Dsquared2

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Dsquared2

Swim shorts with logo

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Swim shorts with logo od Dsquared2 Swim shorts with logo od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Swim shorts with logo

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Swim shorts with logo od Dsquared2 Swim shorts with logo od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Swim shorts with logo

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Swim shorts with logo od Billionaire Swim shorts with logo od Billionaire

Billionaire

Swim shorts with logo

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Shorts with logo od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto Shorts with logo od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Shorts with logo

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Shorts with logo od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto Shorts with logo od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Shorts with logo

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Shorts with logo od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto Shorts with logo od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Shorts with logo

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Shorts with logo od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto Shorts with logo od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Shorts with logo

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Gathered shorts od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto Gathered shorts od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Gathered 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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Dsquared2

Towel with logo

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Beach towel with logo od Balmain Beach towel with logo od Balmain

Balmain

Beach towel with logo

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Beach towel with logo od Balmain Beach towel with logo od Balmain PERMANENT COLLECTION

Balmain

Beach 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

Swim shorts with logo

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

Off-White

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Swim shorts with gathers od Samsøe Samsøe Swim shorts with gathers od Samsøe Samsøe

Samsøe Samsøe

Swim shorts with gathers

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Swim shorts with pockets od Samsøe Samsøe Swim shorts with pockets od Samsøe Samsøe

Samsøe Samsøe

Swim shorts with pockets

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Swim shorts with gathers od Samsøe Samsøe Swim shorts with gathers od Samsøe Samsøe

Samsøe Samsøe

Swim shorts with gathers

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‘reserve’ swim shorts od AllSaints ‘reserve’ swim shorts od AllSaints PERMANENT COLLECTION

AllSaints

‘Reserve’ swim shorts

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'tirador' camo shorts od AllSaints 'tirador' camo shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

'TIRADOR' camo shorts

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Boss x russell athletic od BOSS Boss x russell athletic od BOSS AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

BOSS

BOSS x Russell Athletic

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Boss x russell athletic od BOSS Boss x russell athletic od BOSS AUTUMN/WINTER 2021

BOSS

BOSS x Russell Athletic

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Swim briefs with logo od Iceberg Swim briefs with logo od Iceberg PERMANENT COLLECTION

Iceberg

Swim briefs with logo

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Swim briefs with logo od Iceberg Swim briefs with logo od Iceberg PERMANENT COLLECTION

Iceberg

Swim briefs with logo

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Patterned swim shorts od Versace Patterned swim shorts od Versace PERMANENT COLLECTION

Versace

Patterned swim shorts

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Swim briefs od Moschino Swim briefs od Moschino

Moschino

Swim briefs

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Swim briefs od Emporio Armani Swim briefs od Emporio Armani

Emporio Armani

Swim briefs

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Swim shorts with logo od Marcelo Burlon Swim shorts with logo od Marcelo Burlon

Marcelo Burlon

Swim shorts with logo

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Swim briefs od Emporio Armani Swim briefs od Emporio Armani

Emporio Armani

Swim briefs

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Emporio Armani

Swim briefs

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Emporio Armani

Swim briefs

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Swim briefs od Emporio Armani Swim briefs od Emporio Armani

Emporio Armani

Swim briefs

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Swim boxers od Emporio Armani Swim boxers od Emporio Armani

Emporio Armani

Swim boxers

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Emporio Armani

Swim boxers

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Emporio Armani

Swim boxers

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Swim boxers

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Emporio Armani

Swim boxers

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Swim shorts od Stone Island Swim shorts od Stone Island

Stone Island

Swim shorts

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Swim shorts with logo od Billionaire Swim shorts with logo od Billionaire

Billionaire

Swim shorts with logo

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Swim shorts od Etro Swim shorts od Etro PERMANENT COLLECTION

Etro

Swim shorts

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Etro

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Etro

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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.