As many men’s swim briefs that get released each summer, you’d still be hard-pressed to find a man who wears them. The swim style is painfully uncommon in the States where people’s taste in clothing – swimwear included – remains, for all intents and purposes, conservative. But the fact of the matter is men’s swim briefs do it better than the boring board shorts you got two years ago at Old Navy. This exclusive Underwear Expert photoshoot shot by Jerrad Matthew is all about hitting the water in something that makes waves, not ripples.
The biggest problem with the Average Joe’s swim shorts is that they look and fit like a floral tarp. They’re loose, rigid, and usually have a cookie cutter floral print or nautical motif. It’s what most people are expecting to see at the pool or beach. But men’s swim briefs will always turn heads and provide a more flattering fit.
Swim briefs stay snug and reveal more skin than most men are used to showing public. It may take a little confidence or a shot of liquid courage, but the compliments will come and officially convert you to the swim brief. Besides, do you really care if people see your legs? It’s not like they’re naughty bits.
Model Kai Braden first wears SOAR’s Cherry Swim Brief. SOAR is a brand all about separating from the corporate-designed norm. Their Cherry Swim Brief is pretty self-explanatory and deals with a fashionable amount of simplicity. It’s like a play on floral print. You get the same natural aesthetic but with cutesy levity. The red cherries, green stems included, make a playful pop on a white brief silhouette. This pair is definitely a conversation starter. So fun fact: they’re designed by model Colby Melvin.
Kai also models men’s swim briefs designed by JM, 2eros, Clever, and BaNG!. JM and 2eros serve up something sporty. Both have a blue base with a white stripe that wraps around the entire look. But with one navy and the other light blue, you get two distinct amount of flash. And speaking of flash, check out Clever and BaNG!. Their prints are hard to define but if we had to, we’d say “trippy tribal” and “mer-man,” respectively.
Do you ever wear men’s swim briefs when taking a dip in the pool? What’s the most revealing thing you’ll wear in public? Let us know in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.
Photo Credit: Jerrad Matthew Exclusively for The Underwear Expert
Model: Kai Braden
Products Supplied by 2eros, BaNG!, Clever, JM, SOAR