Swim Board Shorts
2xist kicks off the spring season with the release of its latest swimwear collection that showcases a colorful and playful pattern of fish. Currently available, the 2xist School of Fish collection consists of four swimwear styles: the Rio brief, Cabo Square-Cut Trunk, Hampton Shorts and Ibiza Shorts.Read more ›
Newly single Liam Hemsworth showed off what his ex-fiancée Miley Cyrus is missing while swimming at the beach in his native Australia. Hemsworth sports a colorful pair of board shorts similar to the Original Penguin Volley Striped Swim Shorts.Read more ›
2xist launches its new swimwear collection, which offers a colorful plaid print for the upcoming summer season. Currently available, the 2xist Summer Plaid collection features five swimwear styles that include the Rio brief, Cabo square-cut trunk, Hampton short, Maui board short and Ibiza short.Read more ›
Diesel updates its swimwear collection for the upcoming spring season with a colorful print inspired by the lush landscape of the jungles in Africa. Currently available, the Diesel Swim boxer shorts and trunk come in a multi-colored print of exotic plant life found in Africa.Read more ›
Swim Board Shorts
Swim Board Shorts, or swim shorts, are a popular style of men’s swimwear. Originally designed for aquatic athletics, including surfing, swim board shorts have grown beyond their initial function and have been embraced by male water fanatics the world over, but nowhere as much as in North America.
Swim board shorts are intended, like other swimwear, to be fast drying and are generally made with water friendly fabrics like nylon, spandex and polyester. This style of swimwear is designed to keep the upper part of the leg safe and free of chafing. Resting above the knee, swim board shorts are most similar to boxer shorts in style, but are much longer.
Swim board shorts don’t generally have an elastic waistband or drawstring like their more revealing counterparts–the swim brief and the swim square cut trunks, for example. Instead, they feature a waistband that opens in the front and is closed with either a lace-up tie or Velcro, and very often, both. This system originated to ensure that the shorts cannot be pulled or taken off easily, an ideal feature for rigorous watersports.
Swim board shorts are the most masculine of swimwear styles, and are often decorated with floral, Hawaiian prints and other athletic designs and colors.