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16 Best men's swimwear brands 2022: Swim trunks from M&S,Reiss Ralph Lauren & more

Channel your inner James Bond with these stylish swimming shorts

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Maisie Bovingdon
Freelance Writer
Updated: 13 June 2022
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Summer is upon us, and whether you're planning a holiday abroad with the family, city break, last minute getaway, staycation, or just need new swimwear for a trip to the local lido, a pair of comfortable swimming trunks for men is essential. 

There are a whole host of swimwear brands for men to shop on the high street, as well as high-end labels, from the likes of John Lewis and Reiss to Ralph Lauren and Vilebrequin. 

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Whether you are shopping for yourself, your husband, parent, boyfriend or partner, you're in luck as we've found the best men’s swimwear brands to shop for stylish, yet comfortable, swimming trunks so they can channel their inner 007 secret agent when walking out to sea.

From plain designs to patterned numbers, swimming shorts, to longer surfer-style swimmers, we have you covered. 

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M&S is the place to shop everything, including swimwear for men. M&S’ own brands, including Good Move, as well as M&S Collection, but they also stock leading swimwear brand Speedo.  

Whether you are shopping for everyday swimwear, sporting swimmers, or leisure garments, there is something for everyone. 

MandS quickdry

Quick Dry Swim Shorts, £15, M&S 


John Lewis 

Similar to M&S, John Lewis stocks a whole host of swimwear brands to suit every shopper’s needs. 

From athletic designs to relaxed holiday-appropriate style, shorts to swimming trunks, and everything in between, Ralph Lauren, Ted Baker, Superdry, Speedo and more.

JL speedo

Speedo Essential Endurance+ Swim Shorts, £18, John Lewis


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Calvin Klein 

Calvin Klein, may be stocked in various retailers, so you can get your hands on the designer label’s standout swimwear styles easily. 

From classic shorts in timeless colours, or vibrant prints, Calvin Klein has all bases covered. 

calvin klein shorts

Drawstring Swim Shorts, £65, Calvin Klein 



Debenhams boasts a wide range of brands offering men's swimwear in all styles and colours. You can currently enjoy 20% off in the summer sale and we would recommend these fab quick-drying swim trunks by Mantaray.

mantaray debenhams

Mantaray Quick-Dry Swim Shorts, £25.60, was £32, Debenhams



Vilebrequin is a brand popular amongst fashion influencers, so those looking for top-quality swimwear - look no further. 

For those looking for statement swimwear you can shop a variety of patterns, with the iconic Vilebrequin logo on the front, or more timeless pieces. These particularly colourful shorts are selling fast!

vilbrequin tortise flannels

Tortoise Swim Shorts, £139, was £195, Flannels


Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is another firm favourite when it comes to shopping for swimwear for men. 

While some may be looking for short swim shorts to make sure you get the ultimate tan this summer, or longer-length versions, Ralph Lauren provides the necessary coverage, style, comfort and practicality. 

JL ralphpolo red

Ralph Lauren Traveller Swim Shorts, £65, John Lewis 


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JD Sports

From Nike and Adidas to Superdry and Speedo, JD Sports is the place to shop for every age and need, from your young children, teens, to older males. 

While some may be looking for swimming trunks, others may be in need of surfing attire, and JD offers all options to make your swimwear shop a breeze. 

JDsports boss embroidered

BOSS Whale Embroidered Swim Shorts, £55, JD Sports



Nike is the leading sportswear giant, so we're not surprised they have all styles covered when shopping men's swimwear. 

From tight trunks to looser fitted designs, and belted swimming trunks to ensure you have no mishaps on your next beach day. 

Nike belted packable

Men's Belted Packable Swimming Trunks, £54.95, Nike



Decathlon is known for being the place to shop sportswear, but they also have everyday and stylish holiday swimwear for men too. 

Whether you are looking for trunks, tight shorts, swimming shorts that are short or longer in length, boardshorts, and even swimsuits, Decathlon has you covered - plus there's a sale on. 

Decalthon boardshorts

Surfing Standard Boardshorts 500, £24.99, Decathlon 



From Speedo to Quicksilver, Next is the one-stop-shop for holiday shopping. 

From swimwear to other holiday attire and footwear, as well as accessories, you can fill your suitcase to the brim all at Next. 

next quicksilver

Quicksilver Classic Board Shorts, £40, Next 



If you're in a hurry to shop your holiday essentials, ASOS is a saving grace. 

With ASOS you can shop their own brand range, as well as the prestigious ASOS Design, plus many other labels, from Nike, Adidas, Calvin Klein, Bershka, and many more. 

Plus, you can shop for individual items, or sets, such as packs of swim shorts, so you are guaranteed to get value for money. 

Asos two pack

2 pack swim shorts in khaki & stone, £22, ASOS



Boohoo Man is another firm favourite online retailer, and one shopping destination to go to for those shopping on a budget. 

Boohoo navy recycled

Recycled Original Man Short Swim Shorts, £9.80, was £14, Boohoo



Reiss is the mid-way range for shoppers looking for something a little more upmarket than M&S, but not as luxe as designer labels. 

Many of Reiss’ swim designs are stylish enough you could pull them off for everyday wear with a linen shirt in a lunch spot. 

Reiss dogtooth

SHIP Side Adjuster Dogtooth Swim Shorts, £68, Reiss


La Redoute 

La Redoute has a sale on select men’s swimwear options, plus if you use the code SUMMER10 at the checkout you can save 10% on your shop! It is the perfect place - and time - to shop a bargain.

la redoute 3 stripe

3-Stripes Swim Trunks, £22, La Redoute



Mango has a selection of men’s swimwear options to shop, which are not only practical but super stylish too. 

From block colours to stripe prints, shoppers are spoilt for choice.  Now it's time to book that holiday!

Mango seersucker

Seersucker swimming trunks, £35.00, Mango 


Massimo Dutti 

Massimo Dutti is the place to go for those looking for slim tailored pieces, and stylish ensembles, from outerwear to swimwear and accessories. 

Whether you are shopping solely swimwear, or the full holiday shop, Massimo Dutti has you covered. 

Massimo floral print

Floral Print Swimming Trunks, £39.95, Massimo Dutti 


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