Best Men’s Swimwear for the Beach in 2021
As I write this we have had a significant snowfall with more to come. Not quite beach weather, but one can still dream about it. So why do we like to head to the beach? Some of the reasons are probably for the sun, sand, water, the sounds, etc. It’s a great place to getaway and just try to relax. So what type of swimsuit should you wear to the beach?
I suppose it would really depend on your reason for going. If it is for sun, water, and the sand then let’s explore my thoughts. Some things you may do to enjoy the beach is lay out and enjoy soaking up the sun. Maybe swimming in the water and riding the waves. Playing frisbee, catch with a ball, soccer, volleyball, or the like are all great options. When I think swimwear for any of the aforementioned activities, I think cool, comfortable, well fitting, supportive, multi-purpose, and functional.
Well that eliminates anything baggy like board shorts or trunks. Those aren’t going to keep me cool and supported. Not really well fitted either. Now comfortable I would argue not, since they’re hotter and don’t support. No support makes them not functional enough either. I suppose I’ll give them some what multi-purpose. So why do guys wear them? Short answer is they’re brainwashed.
Best swimwear for 2021 and beyond are swim briefs or less. Great for sunning, splashing in the water, and playing in the sand. More exposed skin means better for sunning and cooler. Form fitting fabric gives you great support for swimming and playing on the beach. More comfortable all around with support, coolness, and better fit to your body. No looking like a drowned rat with soak and wet shorts clinging to you. Fast drying with the material and less fabric allows you to be on your way quicker. Go as you are or slip your clothes back on depending on your next stop. More functional than the bulky swim shorts and board shorts for really enjoying the beach.
Now for those that haven’t already have had the pleasure of breaking away from the dreaded shorts. Let me give you some potential swimwear options. I’ll start off with a little more of a revealing swim brief with one of my favorites that would be acceptable anywhere. Everyone knows the brand Speedo, so check out their Solar swim brief. It has the fuller coverage front and back, but has narrower sides than you’d think with a swim brief. They call it the 1″ Solar, but they are slightly wider than an inch. It’s a great fitting swim brief that I’ve worn many times. If too revealing for you then I’d say go for a fuller Speedo brand swim brief.
There really are lots of great swimwear options in swim briefs and less out there. I like slimmer side ones for the feel of more freedom of movement. Better for soaking up sun and I think they look better on me. I also like my swim briefs’ backs to be a little less than full coverage. So my next potential one for you to check out is Kiniki’s Riviera swim bikini brief. Hard to beat the price of it for the quality. Locally this is the smallest I’ll most likely go.
Want something with a little more coverage, but not quite a full fledged swim brief check out Slugger’s swim briefs. I have one of their classic swim briefs, which is a nice choice for a conservative swim brief. I still need to try one of their racer back swim briefs, but they could be a good option too. The classic is the one I decided to go with to introduce some of the family to my swim brief wearing.
Those are some of the swim briefs in my drawer that are still available to purchase. They are ones I have worn locally without any issues. Some of my skimpier ones aren’t available anymore. Then for thongs I don’t have many, since they aren’t legal locally. Plus I’m happy as a swim brief wearer. I’ll suggest one that is a fuller thong that is similar to the Riviera swim brief I mentioned above. Take a look at Kiniki’s St. Tropez thong. I personally like the fit of it and would be a great option for a first appearance at a beach in a thong. You could also go with the Llyod from Kiniki, which seems to be the same without a drawstring.
It is hard to believe it is 2021 and we’re still lacking societal acceptance for form fitting swimwear for men. The so-called fashion media outlets are not giving them any recognition. It’s time to change that and enjoy the beach the right way. The best men’s swimwear for 2021 in my book is swim briefs or less.