The below recommendations are what I believe to be the Best Mens Swimwear Brands – whether you like roomy board shorts or have a panache for budgie smugglers, these are the best mens swimwear brands in the world right now. The selection include stand alone swimwear brands as well as dedicated collections that are worth your attention. A lot of these brands have adopted a mantra that you can wear in the water and continue wearing throughout the day. I'd suggest going for more tailored options as rule if you want to go down that route.

Frescobol Carioca

Frescobol Carioca bring the bosa nova vibes with the spirit of Rio. Shorts are emblazoned with printed artwork inspired by the mosaic boardwalks of Rio's famed beaches (you can also opt for the block coloured option if you prefer). Made from quick-dry sustainable materials and crafted for feather-light comfort, Fresobol Carioca's swimwear is designed for beach swims as well as laidback lounging.

The Resort Co

Chase the never ending summer with The Resort Co's swimwear collection that includes subtle prints or solid coloured swim shorts. They offer tailored swim shorts with side adjustors as well as drawstring versions. All their products have an artisanal approach to them with eco-conscience practices addressed in fabric choices.


CDLP have an array of swimwear to suit your style and activities in and out of water. They offering a range of cuts in contemporary colourways including Swim Briefs, Swim Shorts, Swim Trunks. Made from recycled fibres including various weaves, knits and finishes, with each garment has been meticulously detailed with functional storage features and subtle branding.

Orlebar Brown

Orlebar Brown have been a personal favourite of mine over the years and has seen me take a pair of OB shorts on most of my holidays. High quality fabrics in great timeless shapes that you can keep going back to holiday after holiday.


I've been a fan of Vilebrequin for well over a decade now, with their fun colourful patterns that are a nice addition to anyone's swimwear range. You're going to take more than one pair of shorts, so take something bright fun. With a range of elegant fitting swim shorts, their range includes longer lengths and lighter fabrics. If you prefer solid blocking in your swimwear they do have their styles available in an array of solid colours in their Timeless collection.

Vilebrequin creates ocean-aware swimwear focused on using recycled and recyclable materials, overhauling supply chains to limit waste and lightening their carbon footprint.


Complementing L'Estrange's dedication to simplifying mens wardrobes comes their Anywhere Short – made for land, but perfect in the water. A comfortable, everyday short designed so you can seamlessly transition between the beach and the city. No need to carry a change of shorts, these can act as your all-day action shorts.