The last thing you want to do is show up for the ultimate beach day—which you’ve probably been planning with your crew all winter long—decked out in a worn-out pair of swim trunks from last year. Yeah, don’t be that guy. Instead, complement your well-earned six-pack with a new suit that exudes confidence and style.
This beach season, it's all about going bold. Meaning, the hottest bathing suit bottoms for men right now are covered in floral prints, palm trees, pineapples, stripes, and, if they’re not bold in pattern, then they’re vivid with color.
If you can’t afford our latest, luxe round up of swim trunks for men, don't worry. Thanks to the speedy supply chain (the process of creating a product from start to finish) of fast-fashion stores like Zara, H&M, and ASOS, to name a few, you can now easily snag a pair of swim trunks or board shorts in an up-to-the-minute style and at a low price-point. Though, it is important to choose wisely when combing through the lower-priced options, because some styles can tend to look a little, well, not-so-stylish. That's where we come in.
For those only looking to pay at most $50 for a great pair of swim shorts to beat this summer heat in style, we’ve compiled the 20 best options in a bevy of colors, prints, styles, and lengths, as your personal go-to swim trunk guide for summer 2016. While the quality may not be up to par with the designer-stitched pieces, their budget-friendly price tag (these pairs start at $9!) will allow you to get ten pairs for the price of one. So…we suggest you keep clicking and start stocking up.