SUMMER is here, and it is the season to play at the beach or swimming pool to keep cool.

For men who are planning on hitting the beach or going to pool parties, there are some choices to make depending on the look you want. Whether you’re meeting up with business partners at a relaxing spot or heading to the beach with family, there are different looks to choose from.

The length of men’s swim shorts has risen and fallen over the years, depending on trends.And though long shorts have been popular for a long time, shorter ones are back with a bang. And similar to women, men’s swimwear caters to different needs. Here are three types of swimwear to choose from:

1. Trunks

These look similar to shorts that are worn as clothing on a regular. But, they’re made from light, fast-drying materials like nylon or polyester, and feature a tighter-fitting lining inside. Colours and in-seam lengths can vary widely, but shorter ones are currently in style.

2. Swim briefs 

These are often called Speedos – the name of the brand that has been know to popularise this kind of swimwear for years. The briefs are tight, body-hugging swimsuits with a V-shaped front that bares the thighs. Recreational swim briefs typically feature an interior lining. 

3. Board shorts

Board shorts are especially tailored to the needs of surfers and anyone who wants loose-fitting pants. They are usually longer and loose, which helps to prevent chafing your legs on the board. They also feature a drawstring rather than elastic waistband, which is better at keeping the waves from pulling them off.