Considering the number of tacky board-shorts and banana hammocks out there, finding a pair of cool, basic trunks can be difficult, to say the least. Something that's easy on the eyes, doesn't cost a ton, and won't make you look like some Club Med Cabana boy at (unless, of course, that's' what you're going for). Thankfully, we've found some suitable options. Sure, they're a touch splashier than your average Speedo. But loosen up! It's summer, and if ever there was a place to let your guard down, it's at the beach...plus it'll make you easier to spot should you encounter a rogue shark off the shores of Montauk!
Above, from left: A.P.C. Madras Trunks, $50, available at A.P.C.; Steven Alan Swim Trunks, $39 (were $75), available at Steven Alan.
Above, from left: Quicksilver Blended Board Shorts, $19 (were $58), available at Urban Outfitters; Warriors of Radness Panel Trunks, $75, available at Warriors of Radness.
Above, from left: L.L. Bean Knot Print Trunks, $22.50, available at L.L.Bean; Rogues Gallery Seersucker Swim Trunks, $118, available at Rogues Gallery.
Above, clockwise from top left: Paul Smith Classic Swim Trunks, $91, available at Paul Smith; Modern Amusement Everyone's Watching Board Shorts, $88, available at Modern Amusement; Pegleg NYC Patriot Swim Shorts, $140, available at Opening Ceremony.
Above, from left: Warriors of Radness Plaid Elastic Trunks, $90, available at Warriors of Radness; Rag & Bone Seersucker Bathing Suit, $216, available at Blackbird Ballard.
Above, clockwise from top left: Warriors of Radness Downlow Trunk, $75, available at Opening Ceremony; American Apparel Polyester Board Shorts, $36, available at American Apparel; Orelbar Brown Shorter Swim Trunks, $197, available at Orebar Brown.
Above, from left: Apolis Activism Katin Board Shorts, $106, available at Context Clothing; J. Crew Easterly Fish Board Shorts, $98, available at J. Crew.
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