As you pack your bag for a Memorial Day beach trip, remember the golden rule when it comes to swimwear: Keep it above the knee. (Just how short you go is your call, but leave the Speedos to Ryan Lochte.)
The shorter swim trunk, cut to hit at mid-thigh, is no doubt in the middle of a major resurgence. It helps balance the lengths of men’s torsos and legs, and recent years has seen plenty of designers—and their customers—embracing this retro-inspired style. This tailored suit manages to flatter pretty much every build—even if you’ve spent recent months downing beers at happy hour instead of lifting weights at the gym. It’s all in the fit, guys.
From color-block designs to nautical prints, we’ve hunted down ten trunks that will go great with your tan. Click through the gallery to see our picks.