Summer 2023 is shaping up to be hotter than we thought, and it’s time to get your swimwear ready. We’ve gone through this season’s range in search of stylish men’s swimwear for the holidays, and picked out ten favorites from five of the best swimwear brands.
Orlebar Brown was started around the idea of a pair of swim shorts that could go from the restaurant to the pool or beach – and back. The Bulldog model is still the brand’s bestseller today and comes in many different classic colors and patterns.
At Orlebar Brown you will also find their more exclusive range, such as the 007 collection with their own version of garments from classic James Bond films and garments with motifs from the films, and The Best of O.B. with their most classic garments.
Sunspel is a long-standing British brand – founded in 1860 – that has long focused on underwear. Casino Royale gave the company a breakthrough as a clothing supplier, which it followed up by making its own version of Sean Connery’s swim shorts. This model has all the details of a classic pair of swim shorts from the 1960s, including a discreet coin pocket. Exclusively for CareOfCarl, they have also created an exclusive version in blue and white stripes.
Italian Ripa Ripa produces swimwear with designs inspired by the Mediterranean and the Italian 60s. The focus is on casual elegance, modern aesthetics and Italian craftsmanship. In addition to the designs, Ripa Ripa is also very concerned with the construction and materials – the soft fabric and fit, which should prevent the swim shorts from becoming too baggy in the water.
Polo Ralph Lauren
One material that is highly recommended for summer garments is creek fabric. Especially on swimwear, it is an extremely comfortable fabric to use.
The Traveller from Polo Ralph Lauren is available in several colors and is made from recycled materials. We especially like the slightly higher waist, which gives a classic look.
The Resort Co
Sweden’s The Resort Co was founded to make the world’s best summer shoes, but has expanded into a complete summer wardrobe. As well as stylish dressy swim shorts in the style of Orlebar Brown and Sunspel, they also make high quality classic swim trunks.
Want more buying advice and style tips? Don’t miss our big guide to men’s swim shorts. !