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Take a Dive In The Pistol Pete Aero Collection

Take a Dive In The Pistol Pete Aero Collection

The Pistol Pete Aero Collection pays homage to America.

Under the Miami Sun in HOM Swimwear

Under the Miami Sun in HOM Swimwear

French underwear leader, HOM also has an amazing swimwear line that is inspired by the colorful and vibrant city of Miami.

5 Stand-Out Summer Swim Trends

5 Stand-Out Summer Swim Trends

These summer days are ominously coming to an end. Join us as we take a look back at five summer swim trend from this past season like the draw cord brief.

2xist Debuts Herringbone Swimwear Range

2xist Debuts Herringbone Swimwear Range

2xist introduces its new swimwear collection that offers a distinctive herringbone pattern. Currently available, the 2xist Herringbone range consists of four swimwear styles: the Rio brief, Cabo Square-Cut Trunk, Hampton Shorts and Ibiza Shorts.

2xist Paisley Swimwear Collection Arrives

2xist Paisley Swimwear Collection Arrives

2xist debuts its new swimwear collection that presents a colorful paisley pattern. Currently available, the 2xist Paisley swimwear range consists of three, fun styles: the Maui board shorts, Hampton Shorts and Ibiza Shorts.

2xist Graduated Stripe Swimwear Debuts

2xist Graduated Stripe Swimwear Debuts

2xist presents its new swimwear collection that offers a relaxed and colorful array of stripes. Currently available, the 2xist Graduated Stripe swimwear range consists of three styles: the Maui board shorts, Hampton shorts and Ibiza shorts.

2xist Launches School of Fish Collection

2xist Launches School of Fish Collection

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.

Get the Look: Liam Hemsworth’s Striped Swim Shorts

Get the Look: Liam Hemsworth’s Striped Swim Shorts

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.

2xist Summer Plaid Swimwear Arrives

2xist Summer Plaid Swimwear Arrives

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.

Muchachomalo Debuts Artistic Swimwear Range

Muchachomalo Debuts Artistic Swimwear Range

Inspired by bold colors and artistic prints, Muchachomalo unveils its new stylish and functional swimwear line. Currently available, the Muchachomalo Art Beachwear range consists of several styles in solids or prints.

H&M Beachwear 2013 Arrives

H&M Beachwear 2013 Arrives

H&M releases its new swimwear collection that presents a vast array of fun colors, stripes and patterns. Currently available, the H&M Beachwear 2013 range consists of swim trunks and shorts that offer a wide variety of fabrics and modern designs.

Rufskin Nautik Swimwear Arrives

Rufskin Nautik Swimwear Arrives

Rufskin introduces its new swimwear collection that features a red, white and blue color combination. Currently available, the Rufskin Nautik swimwear collection consists of the Dali brief, Girona shorts, Menorca brief, Sitges trunk and Ku brief.

Diesel Showcases African Inspired Print

Diesel Showcases African Inspired Print

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.

Diesel Swim Trunks, Board Shorts Get Updates

Diesel Swim Trunks, Board Shorts Get Updates

Diesel updates its swimwear collection for the Spring 2013 season with two new colors. Currently available, the Diesel Swim collection, which consists of board shorts and trunk, is now available in black and Chinese Red.

Skiny Spring Collection Arrives

Skiny Spring Collection Arrives

Skiny releases its new collection of underwear and swimwear for the upcoming spring season. Now available, the Skiny Spring collection features basic colors and stripes as well as muted tones with contrasting waistbands.

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.

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