Over the past five years, men’s fashion has grown into an industry in itself. Sure men have always needed clothes, but men’s fashion has never been as mainstream as it is today. Today’s dapper gent incorporates the latest trends into almost every aspect of his wardrobe, including swimwear. Because the line between men’s swimwear and everyday apparel has become so fine, some guys are rocking board shorts as everyday apparel.
Based on their styles, some swimsuits could pass as regular, land-loving shorts. Swimsuit manufacturers have designed polyester blends that wick water away just as well the swimsuits of yesteryear, just without the bulk. The lightweight materials aren’t awkwardly shiny like they used to be.
Swimsuit retailers, like Pacific Sunwear, sell many different styles of what they call “hybrid shorts,” which incorporate the fast wicking material and lightweight feel common to board shorts, while still looking like a pair of shorts on first glance.
We’re not suggesting hybrid shorts are a replacement for traditional bottoms, but hybrid shorts are perfect for your next beach day. They can easily transition from the beach to the bar so no more worrying about having a complete outfit change. Just throw a button-down shirt with a pair of Sperry’s in your beach bag, and you’re ready to hit the bar after a long day of fun in the sun.