Actor Alex O'Loughlin wears blue swim trunks as he strides out of the ocean.
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Suit up with sleek shapes and eye-catching prints like the Hawaii Five-0 hunk.

By Alyssa Hertzig

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In the world of swimsuits, women have long had all the fun—and the options—taking their pick from countless silhouettes and prints. Meanwhile, guys have been stuck mostly with utilitarian basics: baggy, shapeless trunks or bare-it-all Speedos, most of them in a limited palette of solid, primary colors. Snooze.

Think of 2017 as the moment that all changes. This season, beach-going lads can take their pick from a variety of cool styles, including bright, geometric designs from

Tom Ford and Universal Works and faded, vintage-style prints from Barney Cools and Etro. Even the solids—like Orlebar Brown's standout powder-blue pair—are fresh and updated, thanks to their streamlined, tailored cuts. Men's swimwear that's fun and flattering? Summer is looking hotter already.

Tom Ford

Swirling patterned grey, black, blue and cream swim trunks.

Orlebar Brown

Solid light blue swim trunks.

Barney Cools

Swim Trunks with light pink lobsters against a denim blue background.


Salmon colored swim trunks with polynesian illustrations.

Orlebar Brown

Swim trunks with a photographic print of a rocky beach.

Universal Works

A patterned white and blue swim trunks.

Barney Cools

Light coral solid colored swim trunks.

Originally published by Watch! Magazine, July-August 2017

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