Onia's Charles Trunk
Credit: Photograph by Greg Broom

Style: Swim shorts

Good For: The standout stylish man

Traditional swim shorts featured a confining, skin-irritating, polyester mesh lining – but most modern trunks are lined with an ultra-comfortable micronylon and spandex blend. "Nylon is soft, so you don't get any chafing," says Carl Cunow, co-founder of Onia swimwear. "The touch of spanex allows you to move around more comfortably." The brand's Charles trunks have a subtle floral pattern that will make you the most fashion-forward guy at the beach. The fit is tailored, but comfortable. [Charles Trunk in Goldman print, $195, onia.com]