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A Man's Guide to Choosing the Perfect Swimwear

A Man's Guide to Choosing the Perfect Swimwear

Great news, fellas! Warmer weather is approaching, and you know what that means beach days and pool time are just around the corner. Now is a great time to start searching for perfect swimwear that compliments your body shape and style. Take a look at our handy tips to help you find the right swimwear that speaks your style language, so all you'll have to do is pack your beach bag and be on your way to enjoying warm, sunny days with family and friends.

Let's Talk Style

Men's swim trunks are the most common type of men's swimwear because they closely resemble regular men's shorts. Swim trunks are generally made from lightweight, fast-drying materials like polyester and nylon. Additionally, swim trunks usually include a fitted lining within the short.

Men's board shorts are another popular option. Featuring a drawstring waist, board shorts are similar to swim trunks in that they are lightweight, quick-drying, durable, and crafted from polyester and nylon fabrics. The difference between board shorts and swim trunks is that board shorts are longer in length, providing additional coverage should you prefer it.

Swim briefs are another option. Made to intentionally hug the body, these swimsuits are commonly seen in recreational and professional swim competitions.

Men's rash guards come in short or long sleeves and can have a looser or tighter fit. They are usually worn by men who participate in watersports like paddleboarding, kayaking, and surfing. Most rash guards are made from UV-protective fabric to combat sunburn.

The above-mentioned styles are all available in various colors and patterns for men, from solids such as black, gray, and navy blue to fun, colorful patterns like stripes and floral designs.

What to Look for When Shopping for a Swimsuit

When searching for swimwear, keep comfort at the front of your mind. Your swimsuit does not need to fit perfectly, but you should be able to feel secure whether you have an elastic or drawstring waist. The main goal is for your swimwear to stay on and stay put during all your water activities. Knowing what kind of water activities you'll participate in will help you decide the type of clothing you'll need. For instance, if you'll spend most of your time swimming, then regular trunks will suffice. However, if you'll be spending your time surfing in the ocean, then you may want something that provides a tighter fit while also not restricting your movements.

What Is Your Visual Vibe?

Are you heading to the beach with friends for a party or concert, or are you planning a family vacation to a resort? Are you single and want to show off your stylish look, or do you want to present yourself conservatively? While no one style is wrong or right, be sure to pick a look that you are comfortable with at all times. Being a family guy doesn't mean you can't be stylish, but you may lean toward functionality over fashion, especially if you are running around in water shoes and playing with your kiddos at the pool all day.

Let's Talk Fit

You are free to wear what you want, but figuring out what type of swimwear is most flattering to your body shape will prove to be beneficial in the future. To ensure the correct size, we suggest that you shop one size up to prevent tightness and deliver an optimal fit.

Before you start selecting swimwear that has eye-catching designs and striking colors, be sure you get accurate measurements of your body. A good rule of thumb is to measure your waist using a standard measuring tape. To get precise measurement numbers, use your tape to measure the area that the swimming trunks tend to rest comfortably on. For a larger fit, we suggest measuring directly around the hip bone.

Remember that choosing the right swimwear for your style and body type doesn't have to be a daunting task. When you figure out the kinds of activities you will be involved in, and what look and feel you are going for, you are sure to have water activity actions that will meet and exceed your expectations at the beach, pool, or wherever warm weather takes you.

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