Swim shorts are the absolute summer wardrobe essential for guys, so don't allow an old worn-out pair to let your beachwear game down in 2018.
From budget trunks from your favourite High Street stores to luxury designer swim shorts guaranteed to last a minimum of 5 years, we've hunted down the hottest styles for this summer and beyond.
Read on to discover the best swim shorts for men in 2018 or use the quick links below to jump directly to each price range…
The 5 Best Swim Shorts Under £40
Topman Navy Swim ShirtsThese navy swim shorts by Topman will be one of the hardest working items in your holiday wardrobe. They'll go with every colour top apart from black and have the advantage of being understated enough to wear with a polo shirt for a stroll to the shops. An absolute snip at just £16.
Bjorn BorgSylvester Cactus Swim Shorts£40SHOP NOW
Bjorn Borg Cactus Print Swim ShortsAvailable in either navy or pink, these Bjorn Borg swim shorts feature a cool cactus print that's spot on trend for 2018. Wear with a plain tee and avoid pairing with other prints. Complete the look with a pair of sliders for poolside style points.
boohooMAN Mid-Length Swim ShortsIf you're a fan of streetwear styling, these boohooMAN swim shorts should be the perfect choice for the beach. Also available in blue or red, they come in at a mid-length just above the knee and have a contrast pocket for subtle detailing.
NICCE Sporty Swim ShortsIf you're after a sportier look, these yellow NICCE swim trunks should fill the brief perfectly. With a large logo on the leg and in a slim fit cut, they'll help you to stand out from the beach crowd for all the right reasons. Wear yours with a white or grey vest and matching men's Havaianas.
River IslandGreen Aztec Print Swim Shorts£18SHOP NOW
River Island Aztec Print Swim ShortsThe Aztec print has been on trend for the last 18 months and shows no signs of slowing up. Work the trend into your summer wardrobe with these men's short swim trunks by high street favourite River Island. Cut to a shorter leg style for maximum tanning coverage, they're the perfect pair for a summer holiday in the sun.
The 5 Best Swim Shorts Under £70
LacosteColorblock Taffeta Swimming Trunks£60SHOP NOW
Lacoste Colorblock Swim ShortsColourblocking can be a hard men's swimwear trend to pull off, but luckily this year Lacoste has come to the rescue with a more subtle way to work the trend. Featuring wide stripes and the iconic croc logo, these Lacoste men's swim shorts are set to be a big hit this summer so snap yours up before they're sold out.
Ted BakerCaven Geometric Swim Shorts£55SHOP NOW
Ted Baker Geometric Swim ShortsThese Ted Baker swim shorts are also available in blue and showcase the geometric style print at its best. Wear yours with a light blue polo shirt and complete the look with a pair of Wayfarers for timeless style points year after year.
Tommy HilfigerCore Flag Shorts£60SHOP NOW
Tommy Hilfiger Flag Swim ShortsOversized logos have been a big hit in sportswear and the preppy American brand has nailed the look with these Tommy Hilfiger swim shorts. Showcasing the brands signature flag design, there's nothing subtle about these swim trunks and for Americana style points you won't find better.
Hugo Boss Short Swim ShortsPastel hues look great against a tan and these short Hugo Boss swim trunks in pink are our go-to style for summer 2018. Made from quick drying fabric to get you from the pool to the bar in the shortest time possible, they feature an embroidered logo on the thigh to keep the look as clean as possible.
Ralph LaurenBlue Gingham Swim Shorts£69SHOP NOW
Ralph Lauren Gingham Swim ShortsGingham has been the surprise hit of spring 2018, overtaking larger check patterns to become the fabric pattern to be seen in. These blue gingham swim shorts from the Ralph Lauren men's swimwear collection feature just one pocket at the front rather than the more traditional two, helping you to take your poolside style to the next level.
The 5 Best Luxury Swim Shorts
VilebrequinMoorea Mid-Length Swim Shorts£185SHOP NOW
Vilebrequin Embroidered Swim ShortsAs more designers experiment with embroidery as an alternative to prints, it's started to slowly trickle down to swimwear trends. These swim shorts by the luxury ready to wear swimwear brand Vilebrequin show just how well it can work. With a golden Dachshund embroidered on the left thigh, they're guaranteed to turn heads at the beach for all the right reasons.
Paul SmithMultistripe Swim Shorts£95SHOP NOW
Paul Smith Striped Swim ShortsThese striped Paul Smith swim trunks are about as colourful as you can get for 2018 without going over the top. Adorned with the designer's signature multicolour stripes, they're crafted from recycled material so you can also feel you're doing your bit for the environment while wearing them.
ThorsunPescado Print Swim Shorts£205SHOP NOW
Thorsun Pescado Print Swim ShortsFeaturing an abstract fish pattern, these Thorsun swim shorts are the perfect match for your tropical beach adventures. Cut to the brand's Titan fit for improved movement both in and out of the water, they also have a concealed zip fastening to make sure they stay securely on while you're trying to impress on your way back to the shore.
Orlebar BrownPool Down Swim Shorts£315SHOP NOW
Orlebar Brown Mid-Length Swim ShortsOrlebar Brown has become renowned for its range of exclusive photographic print swimwear. These pool down tailored swim shorts are our favourite for 2018, showing a 1970 photo of guests relaxing by the pool at Albin Holder's home in Florida. With side-fasteners for adjusting for the perfect fit every time and in a quick drying fabric, they're an iconic blend of practicality and style. There's also a 5 year guarantee included, covering extreme colour loss and any stitching coming away at the seams.
RetromarineVintage Tile Print Swim Shorts£140SHOP NOW
Retromarine Tile Print Swim ShortsThese tile print swim shorts by Retromarine showcase the latest in fabric technology, crafted from material with SPF 50 protection to prevent the colour fading in the sun. This means they should last you quite a few holidays in the sun, which you’d hope so at the price. Just add a tailored tee and flip flops to complete the look.