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Men’s Swimwear 2015:  What’s Hot and What’s Not!

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.

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Men’s Fashion Spotlight – BlueMint Men’s Arthur Swim Shorts

When looking for swim trunks, there are a few qualities that you definitely shouldn’t skimp on. Swimwear should be comfortable, stylish, and versatile. One company takes pride in providing their customers with a line of swim shorts that are relaxed, are constructed of bright Italian fabrics that are soft to the touch and are quick drying, and are able to take you from beachside to lunch at a café is BlueMint. Each swim short from the “Arthur” line has a mid-length inseam, elastic waistband with side and back pockets, and an elasticized net lining. The differences at BM are the attention that they give to cut, material, and design, while keeping the prices reasonable at 70 Euros.


The selection of men’s swim shorts at BlueMint includes some bold designs and patterns, as well as solid colors. One example is the BlueMint Arthur in stripey green print trunk. It has incorporated the continuing trend of striped patterns with its wide vertical green and white striping. It would be complimented by a solid white t-shirt or button-down and with the swim short’s water resistant Italian fabric, you could easily get from poolside to “Happy Hour” in no time.

black floral arthur swim trunk bluemint

Next, is the BlueMint Arthur in palm print, which is a floral pattern that is grounded by a black background and neutral tones. The color combination makes it a more wearable floral pattern and sparks thoughts of California surfing or relaxing on the white Caribbean sands.

bright floral arthur swim trunk bluemint

The second floral pattern swim short, BlueMint Arthur in secret print, is a little more graphic in nature and has bolder shades of reds, purples, oranges, and blues. The bright tones of this swim trunk could be enhanced with a brightly colored shirt color that is pulled from the pattern, or toned down by wearing a darker navy top.

camo BlueMint

The last one is my favorite – BlueMint- Arthur in camo print – and exemplifies the popular trend of the camouflage pattern in fashion, but modernizes it by using shades of blue, black, and white. It is a great pattern for guys who want to break away from the solids, but are not into stripes or florals.

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