The CURIO Guide to Men’s Swimwear 2019

There’s no denying it’s hot everywhere right now, and what better way to cool off than a dip in the water! Whether it’s beach volleyball, sunbathing by the pool, or wakeboarding on the lake, there are so many fun ways to stay cool and ~cool~ this summer. But then comes the question – do I get new swimwear this season? The answer is yes!

More often than not, most men go for the classic black or navy swim trunk that doubles as hiking shorts. This season we want men to step up their swimwear game by avoiding the plain, baggy trunks or the over the top, tacky prints. While you can do all of your summer activities in the standard shorts, why not elevate your swimwear look? We’ve picked a selection of swimwear designed by some of the most in tune men’s designers.

Without further ado, here are the men’s swimwear picks for 2019:


Ennis Board short Cobalt and White / $85.00

A classic retro look with a modern cobalt and white palette! Simple and clean and so easy to throw a fun printed shirt on top for an all day look.

Paul Smith

Men's Petrol Blue Swim Shorts/ $125.00

These traditional shorts are given an update with an uncommon blue color and cool sheen.

Orlebar Brown

Skyfall Setter in 007 Sky Blue / $295.00

Who wouldn’t want to be wearing the same shorts Daniel Craig sported in Skyfall? Love the cool adjustable sides and seamless front closure.

Trunks Surf & Swim Co.

Sano Tropical Print Swim Trunks / $54.00

Doesn’t quite feel like summer to you without a tropical print? Go for this fun (without being gaudy) trunk!


Stretch Waist Short Swim Trunks / $139.00

Camo is still in and hot! These shorts are the perfect bold, camo print for the summer.

Mack Weldon

Trunk in Taxi / $88.00

What better way to break free from the boring black trunks than with this perfectly yellow pair?


Vintage Stripe Trunk Dusted / $79.99

For a totally vintage feel, go for these trunks with the perfect muted, color palette.

Flint and Tinder

Breaker Trunks/ $68.00

Perfect shorts to go from hiking to swimming while still looking fresh in this jungle green color.


Blue fans print Boxer swim shorts / $195

One word for this fan print – DOPE! And the yellow accent color sends it over the top.

Iron & Resin

Bruce Brown Hollow Days Boardshort / $48.00

A classic look with a twist – for the modern lifeguard in you.


50's Surf Trunk- Pale Pink / $72.00

The most versatile pair of board shorts you’ll own. With a classic take on design, these trunks will get you through any surf session and straight into town.