Men's Swimwear

June 22, 2011 10:09:59 AM PDT
Summer is officially here. Picking the right swimsuit for your shape is key to looking good, and that applies to men, as well.

While many men "dive" right for a long pair of average board shorts, there are many options that keep men chic on the beach and practical in the water.

Tyler Thoreson, Gilt MAN Editorial Director, suggests that guys of all ages should make sure that the swim trunks they choose are both in style and flattering.

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Looks featured on ABC7:

BOARDSHORTS GUY (Suggested Age: Early 20s)
MYMU Drew Shoe, Original Retail: $98, Gilt: $25
Michael Kors Striped Polo, Original Retail: $100, Gilt: $40
Cockpit Air and Sea Rescue Board Shorts , Original: $68, Gilt: $35
Jack Spade Dipped Canvas Backpack, Original: $225, Gilt: $99
Jack Spade Waterproof Tote Bag, Original Retail: $145, Gilt: $79
Mosley Tribe wayfarers, Original Retail: $180, Gilt: $69

TRANSITIONAL TRUNK (Suggested Age: Late 20s/Early 30s)
Vince Zip Front Waffle Hoodie, Original Retail: $185, Gilt: $70
Trovata Cotton Button Front Shirt, Original Retail: $160, Gilt: $60
Parke and Ronen 8" Beaumont Navy Pincord Swim Short, Original Retail: $105, Gilt: $40
Gant Linen Button Front Shirt (green), Original Retail: $138, Gilt: $69
Antonio Maurizi Blue Suede Wingtip Shoes, Original Retail: $525, Gilt: $190 (65% off)
Jack Spade Dipped Canvas Bag, Original Retail: $195, Gilt: $99
Jack Spade Canvas Stripe Messenger Bag, Original Retail: $195, Gilt: $99

UPDATED TROPICAL (Suggested Age: Mid 30s/Early 40s)
Trovata Wolfe Chambray Button Down, Original Retail: $168, Gilt: $59
Villebrequin Moorea Scooter Print Trunks, Original Retail: $200, Gilt: $120
Generic Man Vintage Chukka Boots, Original Retail: $325, Gilt: $150
Super Sunglasses Original Retail: $175, Gilt: $79

PATTERNS (Suggested Age: Mid 30s/Early 40s)
Lifetime Collective Triangle Print Trunks, Original Retail: $60, Gilt: $30
John Varvatos White Shirt, Original Retail: $150, Gilt: $90
Converse Jack Purcell Boat Shoes, Original Retail: $70, $Gilt: $25
Farah Chambray Shirt, Original Retail: $96, Gilt: $49
Arthur Trip Bag, Original Retail: $175, Gilt: $79