No, this is not a shout out to Delta Sigma Theta, but rather the latest installment in the Fresh Five series. Summer is in full swing, so we at FresherThanChris wanted to bring you 5 picks from an undisputed necessity in summer menswear. Swimwear for men is often overlooked, but whether you’re hanging out at the local pool or lake, or vacationing on a sandy beach somewhere you should leave the basketball shorts behind and invest in a pair of swim trunks. Many designers have been going for a more European look—more fitted, shorter lengths, etc.—with many of the swim trunks currently on the market, but there is definitely something for everybody.
Orlebar Brown Bulldog Mid-Length Printed Swim Shorts – Mr. Porter
This print is unique and fresh. The designer paired with photographer Gray Malin to produce these trunks featuring an aerial beach view.
- Gingham Swimsuit – Zara
Gingham has long been a popular print in menswear, often seen in dress shirts. We love the simplicity of these trunks.
Ezekiel Savage Versa Hybrid Shorts – Nordstrom
These hybrid shorts are made with a quick drying fabric and have a denim/chambray feel that could allow you to wear these all summer whether you’re near water or not.
- Traveler 6” Paisley Swim Short – Polo Ralph Lauren
When you think of summer, you definitely think of neons and other bright colors. Polo combines that notion with a fun paisley print for a pair a trunks that stylishly standout.
- Beacon Trunk – Faherty Brand
Batik prints—Indonesian inspired prints—are big this season as well, so these printed swim shorts are fresh.