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We’re all different with different types of bodies so finding the right swimwear for your body type can be quite a daunting task. Are those prints making you look wider than you are? Maybe your legs are lost in giant, oversized shorts that make you look short and stumpy, an epidemic that affects 1 in 5 men.

The modern man changes his swimwear every season. This isn’t just a style thing, the salt in the ocean and chemicals in pools takes it toll on the your swimmers. The average modern man only have 2 to 3 swimmers per season, so it’s worth finding the right ones. Luckily, we’re here to help you find the perfect swimmers for you.

Tall Guys

The only times when long board shorts that go all the way down to your ankles are acceptable are if you are 16 years old or if you are an avid surfer. The most common mistake tall guys make is thinking that wearing long shorts makes us look proportional, this is true, but we must understand what is considered ‘long’. You shouldn’t go any lower than the knee; the S60 Bondi Shorts help balance the ratio of leg and shorts perfectly. Try printed shorts such as they break up long stretches of colour and fabric without reducing the length.

Bonus Tip: Prints draw attention to your mid section, if you’ve been toning your abs, it’s a great way to subtly show them off

Short Guys

Let's face it, not all of us are 6 feet tall but that doesn’t mean we can’t confidently rock our favourite swimmers. The biggest problem short guys are shorter legs. Avoid shorts that hide your legs and focus on short shorts such as the S01 Icon Shorts or swim briefs like the V10 Icon Swim Briefs, this will give the illusion of added height, by making your legs look longer and more proportional, imagine James Bond from Skyfall walking out of the water. (ok, you can stop imagining now).

Bonus Tip: If you have big solid legs, go with a brief, as they will fit better and be more comfortable “…added height, by making your legs look longer and more proportional…”

Big Guys

The most important thing for big guys is to focus on comfort and confidence. Elasticated waistbands and stretchy fabrics are the best option as they offer the flexibility and ease of movement as needed. Also Opt for solid dark colours or dark prints; this will streamline your silhouette as well as adding that extra sophistication. To help create a visual balance, go for shorts that are cut above the knee such as the S60 Bondi shorts. They feature a faux front fly and a button, which adds to the look without compromising on comfort. I mean the last thing you want is your button bursting out and giving the person sunbathing next to you a black eye.

Bonus Tip: Wear your swimmers on your hips. Swimwear is meant to be worn on your hips, not your waist.

Slim Guys

The biggest problem for slim guys is not being able to fill out your favourite swimmers and excess fabric, making it look like you bought the wrong size. The solution is simple, go for form fitted swimmers. This will hug your form and will eliminate loose and excess fabric. Dark and bold prints also work well as they add some heft to your frame with the horizontal stripes.

Bonus Tip: Go for thicker fabrics such as nylon when choosing swimwear to give you that little extra girth.

So now you have all the tools and knowledge you need to find the right swimmers for you, just remember to make sure you are comfortable and confident in whatever you're rocking. If you have any more questions, please email us at [email protected] and our team of stylists will answer any further questions you have.

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