Summer Style Guide: Seven Swimsuits, Every Guy Covered


(Photo: Orlebar Brown 2010)

(Photo: Orlebar Brown)

Does what you wear at the beach say a lot about who you are as a person? We’re not sure—But we do know there’s a suit out there for everyone. From banana smugglers to board shorts, browse below to round out your water-friendly wardrobe.

The Fashionista
Orlebar Brown

If you do squats in your sleep—and you’re also looking to stay on trend—Orlebar Brown’s subtle taper and patent style will surely highlight your best assets.

Orlebar Brown

The Retro Classic Dude

Admit it, you’ve got more than one pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. Look no further for a classic, retro style with in a color that pops. A good fit for several body types, though a tan helps if you’re going to rock this punchy lime green trunk.


The Optical Illusionist

It’s alright if you spent the winter hibernating and want to slap your friends every time they start talking about CrossFit. If you’re carrying a few extra, opt for a little more length (but still cut above the knee) and a subdued color. And remember: vertical stripes are slimming.


The Confident Cat
Parke & Ronen

Bring on the wild patterns in peacock red, you say.  Accessorize with a six pack and short board.


The Pattern Shy Guy
Saturdays Surf NYC

Patterns are your friend. But you don’t have to jump into the deep end right away. Wade in gently with these paint print shorts that still say, “Look! You guys, I’m doing it!”


The Man With Absolutely Nothing To Hide
Andrew Christian

You just want to let it all hang out at Fire Island. We get it. There’s an entire line of swimwear dedicated to indulging your inner exhibitionist.


The Guy With His Priorities Straight
Joe Fresh

Who says a stylish swimsuit has to set you back $345? Affordable Canadian import Joe Fresh strives to make you look fly on the cheap. Boldly strut up to the poolside bar in this sunshine yellow suit and slap down some cash for a round of margaritas.



Previously: Summer Style Guide: 10 Must-Have Accessories