29th June 2017.When most men think of swimwear, the standard pair of swim trunks we all see at the beach is what comes first to mind. However, is that really the extent of what men can choose from for swimwear? Far from it; in fact, there are a variety of types suitable for a similar range of situations. The material that these swimsuits are made of differs too, and that matters more than you might think. Whether you plan to swim solo for fitness, compete in a race, or you're just going on holiday, you should know your options. What should you look for when shopping? The answer will depend largely on what you intend to do in the water, and where you are planning to swim. The pool is a much different environment than a lake or the ocean, and competitive swimming demands much more than a dip in a hotel pool. It might even be wise to purchase more than one swimsuit to allow you to maintain a sporty wardrobe for any occasion. With that said, let's begin by looking at the different types of men's swimwear out there. Each of these has its pros and cons, and it's there where you can start narrowing down your choices.
What's on the market for men's swimwear?
If you've just Googled around, you've probably seen a tonne of different names for swimwear. Trunks you know ? but what about jammers, rash guards, and other strange terms? When you get down to the details, it's not so complicated. What's important to know is that generally speaking, swimwear differs mostly in the cut and how tightly it fits your body. Let's break down the most common terminology. When you think of swim trunks, you might think of a garment that closely resembles shorts you'd wear outside the water. That's true, but they can also be much shorter ? ending near the middle of your thighs. Others can come down to your knees. These are a good general-purpose option. A sub-type of trunks, board shorts are also longer but tend to much