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The Essential Men's Designer Swimwear Guide


Whether you’re a beach guy or if you’re more partial to poolside lounging, having swimwear that makes you feel great is essential. We’ve got something to suit every style, but if you need some pointers on how to pick the right suitcase staples for your getaway, our men's designer swimwear guide is a must-read before you jet off this summer.

Table of contents:

Which swimwear style is right for me?

  1. Shorts
  2. Trunks
  3. Briefs
  4. Aqua shorts and jammers

Which swimwear style is right for me?

Picking the right swimwear style for your holiday is a must if you want to feel comfortable in the scorching midday sun. You might prefer to choose your style based on the itinerary of the day ahead — whether you’ll be visiting a beach club or if you’re going to be taking on the waves and trying some watersports, you’ll want to bear this in mind and pack accordingly. Our designer men's swimwear range has styles to suit all kinds of summer adventure, and we’ve outlined our go-to style selection below.


Swim shorts are one of the most versatile swimwear styles. Providing lightweight, breathable comfort and an effortless silhouette, swim shorts are essential for your trip if you're looking for a true 'all-rounder'. From days spent by the pool to strolling along the beachfront, swim shorts will take you effortlessly through your holiday, whatever you get up to.

This style is packed with practicality. Tailored with quick-drying fabrics, concealed interior pockets and an elastic waistband, they're designed to keep you on the go, even as the temperatures soar. 

Many of our men's swim shorts sit between mid-thigh or a couple of inches above the knee, so you're bound to find a pair that fits perfectly. 

While you'll find various fits, they're not designed to be overly tight. A semi-tailored style from our Ted Baker collection is ideal for adding a slightly sophisticated edge on beach bar trips. Or, if you want a practical pair for jumping in and out of the pool, then a loose-fitting style with a drawstring waist will be ideal. 

Whether you opt for sporty Calvin Klein logo tape swim shorts or choose a preppier, sophisticated button-front swim short such as our Oiler & Boiler floral swim shorts, unwind and soak up the sunshine in swim shorts this summer. 



Want to brave something slightly closer-fitting than a swim short this summer? Try swim trunks as an alternative. 

Trunks may have a slight sporting feel, but they're commonplace around the pool and the beach bar and available in various styles and lengths. Our designer trunks are always crafted with practicality, so if you're taking to the water for daily lengths before you soak up some rays, they're an ideal addition to your holiday wardrobe. 

With elastic waistbands, hidden drawstrings and handy zip pockets, trunks are perfect for those ready to embrace a little less coverage this summer. Got an urge to stand out from the crowd? Our range of trunks includes some of our boldest, distinctive designer pieces, too, from baroque print Versace trunks to the essential Emporio Armani range. 



If you're making your big debut back on foreign shores this summer, it might be time to brave a brief! 

From avoiding excessive tan lines to making the most of the hotel pool, a streamlined men's swim brief could be perfect for you. While a brief gives you considerably less coverage than our swim shorts, this style is designed to be the closest-fitting option, with guaranteed performance. 

If you want a swimwear style that is as active and daring as you, then briefs are your summer must-have. Even if you aren't planning on any intensive swimming, a brief gives you prime tanning potential — so if your goal is to step off the plane home as bronzed as possible, then kick back on your sunlounger in a stylish designer swim brief this summer. 

We've got slick, holiday-ready brief styles from an array of some of our most luxurious brands, so take your pick from HOM, Puma and DSquared2. Take a look at our BOSS swim briefs and our Versace swim briefs, including the iconic medusa logo Versace swim brief


Aqua shorts and jammers

If your holiday plans involve crashing against the waves on a surfboard, visiting a water park, or taking a banana boat out along the coast, you might want to swap your classic swim shorts for aqua shorts or jammers. For a swimwear choice that matches your thirst for adventure and adrenaline, aqua shorts and jammers rise to the challenge!

Built with endurance in mind, this option will keep you at the top of your game, no matter how hot it gets. With a stretch fit comfort, fast-drying properties and a selection of sporty designs, this style is ideal for both elite and leisure swimmers. 

Speedo produces some of our favourite go-to aqua shorts and jammers. These aqua shorts and jammers are designed to resist wear and tear and chlorine fading, giving you a holiday go-to that’ll match your appetite for adventure for years to come. 



Use this essential men's swimwear guide to either pick a style that suits you best or broaden your horizons and pack a selection of fits, creating your most dynamic holiday wardrobe to date with UNDERU.

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