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When it comes to men’s swimwear, there has always been a wide variety of styles or each season. The multitudes of oceanic menswear choices are out there, but then it comes down to what you are comfortable in and what looks good on you. For most women, “beach season” is a stressful annual event that consists of trying on endless bathing suits, trying to find one that inspires confidence on the shore and at poolside. However, finding a great guy’s bathing suit can also have its issues.
Since the average man is not built like one of the Greek Gods, sometimes choosing a new swimsuit will also come with a few physical issues, as well as the need to be comfortable and functional. Take this set of men’s swimsuits from the well known design house of Versace. Even though the white suit on the left has built-in ruching to keep the fabric from being one-dimensional and too revealing, the style is just too diaper-ish for my taste and I’m sure that it is much pricier than a box of Huggies. Now, while the swim suit on the right is still a “closer to the body” style with a shorter rise, the black and white bold geometric design is a nice modern pattern that has some “camouflaging” capabilities.
Next, is a set of swimwear by HM. The board short and lifeguard-style trunks has always been a popular choice because you get a lot of coverage, as well as having the functionality of the ability to join in on summer sports and activities like beach volleyball, a poolside barbeque, or pulling up a table at your favorite harbor side restaurant. This style of beachwear doubles as shorts when you add a t-shirt and a pair of flip-flops. I like the bold blue plaid with the longer inseam a little better because it has a more versatile look, but some men may like the increased movement of the shorter leg length that comes with the orange HM swimsuit on the right.
As the temperature rises, people’s thoughts turn toward keeping cool at the shore. Beach fashion can be a little tricky, since there is usually less to work with. However, it is possible to be stylish with minimal clothing.
When I was thinking about fashion disasters this week, I thought that I would see what I could find from other countries, as well as the USA. Bad fashion has a language all its own and speaks crystal clear, without saying a word.
I’m starting off in Italy, where beautiful design is as part of their heritage as is delicious food and find wine. However, this man does not fit the bill. I can understand the crisp white trousers with matching shirt, blue plaid jacket and solid necktie, but they lose me at the accessories. He might have been able to get away with the bright green Nikes, but having some silver wafers strung together to make a shawl doesn’t do a thing for me at all.