Swimsuit preferences

mens swimwearSummer in New England means long sunny and humid days, which is why Boston can feel all but abandoned as residents flee to the islands, Cape Cod, Newport and the coast of Maine. What all of these destinations share are great beaches which means many of you are probably shopping for a bathing suit.

I thought I’d share my two cents on different bathing suit styles and include links to some brands you may want to check out.

bathing suits for men, men's swimwearSwim Trunks or Shorts (not to be confused with the much longer inseam of the surf-inspired Board Shorts) is not that popular with most of my friends but is a cut I feel comfortable wearing. The cut can range anywhere from the mid thigh to just above the knee. I like the versatility of these cuts, and how forgiving they can be if your stomach happens to be more curved than flat.

men's bathing suits, men's swimwearSquare Cut Trunks are also another personal favorite cut which I think is flattering for most body types. I think these are also great because your tan line won’t be seen when you walk around town wearing shorts.

men's swimwear, men's bathing suitsBriefs a.k.a. Speedos are the skimpiest of cuts and very popular, although I have never been comfortable wearing this cut unless swimming competitively. Having said that, I am a big fan of other people wearing this cut.

Shopping for a bathing suit? Check out these brands which aggressively market themselves to the gay community.

2 (X) IST

Do you have a preferred style to wear or a favorite brand? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

4 responses to “Swimsuit preferences

  1. it use to be shorts for me but now that I am slightly more body positive and my thighs are thicker its speedos


  2. Great post! Love your comments. I’m with you… love Speedos on other men, not so much on me.



Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s