Slap some style where the sun don’t shine — if clothing is mandatory, that is — in our broad spectrum swim picks gunning for a dive in the deep end.
Vast Artist Volley
Ready for a Donna summer? Legendary graphic artist CJ Dunn draws inspiration from the burnt-orange ’70s on Vast’s all-over logo-print volley shorts with max-comfort drawcord waistband for your work-in-progress beach bod. $40, vastlife.com.
Sluggers Cottesloe Sunset Briefs
Gather the boys and breathe new life into Brooks & Dunn’s “Neon Moon” with a synchronized swim of the TikTok trend in a group set of Sluggers’ when-the-sun-goes-down budgie smugglers. $53, sluggers.com.au.
Infamous Swim Khaki Kaos
You don’t have to be a capital-K Kardashian to get wet and wild in these leopard-print board shorts in a masculine army-green colorway. $79, infamousswim.com.
Le Club Original MB Towers
Keep your shorts on for a change at Miami’s Haulover Beach in Le Club Original’s limited-edition William Lane collection, featuring an every-day-of-the-week selection of suits celebrating South Florida’s iconic, burst-of-color lifeguard stations. $99-$105, lecluboriginal.com.
Dandy Del Mar Belize Briefs
Leave a little (but not too little) to the imagination in the California-born Belize swim briefs from Dandy Del Mar, designed for those seeking maximum leisure in minimum coverage. $79, dandydelmar.com.
Phineas Cole 2022
Paired with a lightweight top and pool-side slides, Phineas Cole’s 2022 collection — replete with ocean-going prints and patterns — transitions seamlessly from running errands to schmoozing at The Standard rooftop. $195, paulstuart.com.
aussieBum Banana PartyOn!
Fruit by the foot? Size queens can only hope that’s what you’re packin’ in this self-referential banana hammock that’s meta its match. $27, aussiebum.com.
Vast Tropical Elements
Vast’s street-style swimwear — like its five-inch Tropical Elements shorts with dual-sided pockets and two-way stretch — makes just as big a splash on a boat day as they do a backyard BBQ. $60, vastlife.com.
HOMOCO Red Bottles
Don’t wait ’til June to show your pride in HOMOCO’s Power Bottoms, like its red lube-bottle logo trunks, themselves an homage to the depression-era Homes Oil Company, the gay founder’s family business. $69, homoco.co.
ASOS Day Social
Reduce your carbon footprint in these mid-length, colorblocked man-about-towns (made from recycled plastic bottles and textile waste), ideal for all manner of outdoor activities, like cruising the bike trails or cruzing the boardwalks. $20, asos.com.
Mikey Rox is an award-winning journalist and LGBTQ lifestyle expert whose work has been published in more than 100 outlets across the world. Connect with Mikey on Instagram @mikeyroxtravels.
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