Board shorts or swim trunks? That is the question. Aside from inseam length, what exactly is the difference between these two menswear swim styles?
This surf-inspired style was originally designed to have a longer inseam to help your skin avoid direct contact with the surfboard. These durable shorts are almost always unlined, but they feature a solid waistband with a lace-up tie closure. Board shorts are the best bet for thrill-seekers and those looking to really make waves at the beach.
With a hem that hits above the knee, this trim style really lets those thighs get some sun. A classic trunk always includes a mesh interior lining and an elasticized waist with tie drawstring for a little added security. If you want to make a splash, the swim trunk is a good pick for the pool.
By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer
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