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06/09/14

Shorts Stack
Five New Swim Trunks Ranked by Inseam

Summer means wearing fewer clothes. But you’ll need to wear something. And turns out, we’ve got five handpicked somethings right here. Swim trunks, specifically. Short ones. Long ones. Unforgivable ones. Herewith: your exhaustive guide to swimwear, power-ranked by inseam. You asked for one of those, right?

UD - Katin USA Tumbleweed Trunk

THE LOW RIDERS

Katin USA Tumbleweed Trunk

The Inseam: 9.0 inches.
The Look: A cotton/nylon number with cacti and tumbleweeds all over it.
The Situations: Manning the grill at a beach picnic with the family. Commandeering a Palm Springs cabana. Engaging in some sort of Super Soaker combat situation in the desert.
411:
Katin USA Tumbleweed Trunk, $59, available here
UD - Bather Star Surf Trunk

THE KNEE JERKERS

Bather Star Surf Trunk

The Inseam: 6.5 inches.
The Look: Quick-dry navy trunks with a discreet star print.
The Situations: Fourth of July parties. Night swimming. If the top-left portion of your American flag somehow goes missing and you need a patch.
411:
Bather Star Surf Trunk, $85, available here
UD - Onia Chili Paisley Calder Trunk

THE QUAD PRO QUOS

Onia Chili Paisley Calder Trunk

The Inseam: 5.0 inches.
The Look: It’s essentially half swim trunk and half chino with a reddish paisley pattern.
The Situations: Drinking gin and tonics. Creepily going, “Like those quads?” Getting 25% off from our friends at Perks. (Figured you wouldn’t mind if we snuck that last one in there.)
411:
Onia Chili Paisley Calder Trunk, 25% off when you get this Perk
UD - Ami x Robinson Les Bains Trunk

THE LEG UP

Ami x Robinson Les Bains Trunk

The Inseam: 2.75 inches.
The Look: Robinson Les Bains collaborated with Ami to produce this limited-edition jungle print. So it’s jungle-y. It’s a short, tight jungle on your legs.
The Situations: On an awkward safari. At some sort of Tarzan and Jane luncheon. Moonlighting as a stand-in for a tropical plant.
411:
Ami x Robinson Les Bains Saint Martin Trunk, $210, available here
UD - Pantone Swim Brief

THE WRONG KIND OF HAMMOCK

Pantone Swim Brief

The Inseam: 0.0 inches.
The Look: Some red microfiber fabric. But mostly your thighs.
The Situations: Peacocking around on a beach in Cannes. Not peacocking around on a beach in Cannes and saying you did.
411:
Pantone Swim Brief, $98, available here
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