Make a Splash: L.A.'s Best Swim Trunks
These dapper men’s swim trunks suit the water jock as well as the poolside lounger
Suits start at $185 and come in whimsical prints, from Hawaiian to Where’s Waldo? Each has air evacuation holes to prevent the “balloon” phenom and dries quickly; some include a waterproof wallet.
Parke & Ronen
This menswear brand has you literally covered, offering suits in inseam lengths ranging from two to eight inches, along with more daring briefs. Prices run from $95 to $138; styles veer to retro ’60s and ’70s stripes, paisleys, and plaids.
For dudes who can’t be bothered with hand washing (or with paying more than 50 bucks for shorts), Topman trunks can be tossed into the machine and cost around $44.
Whether you’re a brief or board shorts man, you’ll find suits from $65 to $110 to fit your style, as long as that style is preppy. Nothing says “clean-cut” like an alligator appliqué.