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?
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.