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All About M.E. | Get a New Pair of Swim Trunks for the Summer

When it comes to essentials for the summer, nothing ensures outdoor fun like some versatile swim trunks.

Sean McIntyreby Sean McIntyre
(L) Stripe Detail Swim Shorts in Black by Burberry, $295; (R) The Kennedy Swim Trunk in Coral/Cream by Solid & Striped, $165.

Break out the rosé to celebrate the start of summer! Memorial Day weekend for most New Yorkers consist of traveling to the Hamptons, but for most others, it means getting outside to BBQ, swim and have some fun. You’ve been working out for weeks to achieve a beach body status (right?), now it’s time to invest in a pair of tailored swim trunks.

Swim shorts with between three to six-inch inseams are ideal for any body type. Athletic bodies pair nicely with fitted suits that have racing stripes and bright colors. Skinnier dudes look great in suits with narrow leg openings and fun vibrant prints.

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men's essentials, swim trunksDetails: (L) Setter Swim Shorts in Lightning by Orlebar Brown, $240; (R) Curtis Boardshort in Azure by Saturdays Surf NYC, $75.

Whether your sailing on a boat, sitting on the beach, or drinking at the bar, these trunks’ versatility will last all summer long. With the change of a polo, or a tee, or an oxford, these shorts can be worn from sun up to sun down. Picking up a pair from brands like Park and Ronen, Onia, and Orlebar Brown is the perfect start to enjoying the surf and sun.

Here, we’ve broken down the best swim trunks for summer into three style categories – Stripes, Prints, and Solids: