Men's Board Shorts
Board shorts have become a popular choice of swimwear for men of all ages for very obvious reasons. This swimsuit style offers a looser, more comfortable fit. These unlined swim shorts are usually knee-length offering more coverage than other swim styles such as trunks, bikinis and swim briefs. Boardshorts were originally designed for aquatic sports such as surfing due to their fabric content and styling to prevent wax rash on surfers’ legs. Board shorts are rather lightweight and usually constructed of a smooth polyester or nylon material, which offers a quick-drying option. Some manufacturers are using water resistant and wicking fabrics to make their boardshorts offering a huge advantage; these fabrics prevent chafing and wick sweat leaving you more comfortable. Unlike other swimsuits with an elastic waist, board shorts have a rigid waistband with a lace-up tie and Velcro closure or non-functioning Lycra closure. They also do not have the mesh netting like trunks. Many board short styles also feature a small pocket with a zipper or Velcro closure, which is vented with a grommet. This convenient pocket can be used for the safekeeping of your keys and coins. Brands like Body Glove, Hurley and Nike design hip boardshorts in trendy prints like Hawaiian florals, tonal camouflages and contrasting stripes as well as clean color blocked solids. Whether you’re catching a wave, playing volleyball, swimming seaside or lounging poolside, board shorts are an excellent choice for summer wear and swimwear year round for the contemporary man.