We’re now in the sweaty, hellish part of summer. And we’re desperately trying to find a pool, the beach or at least a cold bucket of water to kick it by — pretty much anything that will keep us cool. That means it’s time to find the right trunks for a proper flex and take a dip. Luckily, the days of wearing two-foot long board shorts are in the past and we’re now (FINALLY) embracing mid thigh trunks. Welcome to the summer of the 5 inch inseam.
Retro Style Yellow Striped Trunks – $39.90 Zara
Besides being on trend, functionally trunks that stop above the knee offer more mobility. And, if you’re a guy with thicker or muscular thighs (like me), opting for trunks with a side cut hem or retro looping will provide more room. So, this summer have a little fun, pick up a pair of trunks in a bold color or funky pattern.
Here are 8 pairs of trunks that will ease you into the mid-thigh swim trunk game in style (and comfort).