Unlike women who can consult, compare, and select each other’s swimsuits, men don’t like discussing let alone comparing each other’s swimsuits. They just pick up whatever is available and most convenient for them, and show up at the beach, or the pool. And we totally understand it which is why we decided to put together a men’s swimwear guide.
How to Choose the Best Swimwear for Men
Mastering regular fashion and style trends is hard, but selecting the right swimwear to rock to a pool party is harder. Luckily for you, here are some pointers on how to choose the best swimwear for men:
Understand Your Body’s Strong and Weak Points
Men swimwear also comes in an array of designs and sizes. Each design and size fits one type of body better than another. For instance, if you are tall and buff, you can rock pretty much any type of swimwear, and it’ll look good on you. But if you are really tall, it’s best if you avoid swimwear with vertical stripes because you’ll end up looking taller.
In that breath, to identify the best swimwear, you need to consider your body type. Step in front of a mirror and look at yourself from all angles. Identify your strong and weak points and then use these to select swimwear.
For instance, if you’re well-built but hate your love handles, you might want to look for swimwear that covers them so you can be comfortable walking around at the beach.
Know Your Options
As mentioned, men’s swimwear takes many forms. So, understanding your body’s strengths and weaknesses is just half the battle. You also need to familiarize yourself with the options at hand. Here are some of the most popular types of men swimwear:
- Swimming briefs: these are tight, body hugging, V-shaped swimsuits that let you show off legs and thighs. They’re popularly worn by professional and advanced swimmers, and are an excellent fit if you’d like to show off your gains from leg days.
- Swim Jammers: these are knee-length swimsuits that bear a slight resemblance to bike shorts. Like swimming briefs, they’re popular among competitive and advanced swimmers because they don’t create drag in water.
- Square cut shorts: square cut shorts are slightly longer than swimming briefs and typically cover the waist to the upper thigh. The leg openings feature a boxy design, which makes them less revealing compared to briefs. They are also more fashion forward.
- Drag suits: as the name suggests, drag suits have a baggy fit, and tend to create drag in the water. They’re made purposely baggy because the resistance they create in water is good for professional swimming practice.
What Will You Be Doing?
What do you plan on doing in your swimwear? This is critical because the type of swimwear you take home directly impacts your comfort in the said activity. For instance, swim briefs are tight, cozy and allow a full-range of motion while drag suits are baggy and create resistance in water.
So, if you’re planning on spending your whole day practicing for an upcoming contest, you are better off with swim briefs because they allow seamless movement in water.But if you plan on taking just a dip or sun bathing the entire day, a drag suit will do. Checkout our swimwear collection, and you might just find the perfect fit for you.