2009 Trendy Board Shorts and Swimming Trunks For Men

July 13, 2009 by Anna   | Filed under Fashion For Guys

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So guy fashion never really gets too funky or changes that much. Especially when it comes to swimming trunks. Anything where a strong wave could cause you to offend a crowd (ie., short shorts, speedos, etc.) can only be good if you have an amazing body. Otherwise, prepared to receive looks and giggles. Not that you should care about what other people think, but aren't they uncomfortable? Honestly, I feel like the Europeans can get away with this much better than the Americans. We're just too judgmental and the men here aren't as confident with their sexuality. So...board shorts it is. But let's say you've dug into your dresser and the only pair of board shorts you could find were too big or too dingy and you're ready for a new pair. Well, that's where I come in. Keeping with the 2009 trend, choose something a little more colorful or something with some pattern. It doesn't have to be off the wall funky 80s pattern if you don't want to go that far. If you want it to be timeless (let's face it, guys don't go shopping as often as we girls do) go with a preppy plaid or surfer flowers. It's going to be one of the few times it's perfectly acceptable for a man to sport florals. Here are my top picks for this year's trendiest swimming trunks for guys.

Preppy Plaids:
I love plaid board shorts because I think they're preppy and have enough pattern to add interest, yet also very timeless. They're especially popular this year. And if you run out of shorts for the day, you can technically put on your plaid swim trunks and still be stylish. A+ for plaid!

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trendy swimwear for guys - plaid board shorts

 

Hibiscus Flowers
Even though hibiscuses are flowers, they're pretty masculine. It's very surfer-ish, and will always be stylish for guys on the beach or poolside. It's also pretty timeless and fun.

trendy swimwear for guys - Hibiscus flower board shorts

 

Ultra Trendy 80's inspired
So if you've noticed, the 80s are back and they're going on strong. Pop culture is at it's peak and if you're the kind of guy that can pull off the 80s look, go for it! But let it be known that a few years from now, when you look back, you may do the "what was I thinking???" But who cares right?! When they're hot, they're hot! Think neon colors, retro Kanye West videos patterns and lasers and you should be on the money. If you need some help figuring it out. Here are my picks:

trendy swimwear for guys - retro 80s board shorts

 

Board Shorts to Stay Away From!!
Paisleys, sailboats, pastel patchwork, or and island scenery, are no no double no's! Yuck yuck yuck! Reminds me of old people's swim trunks and honestly, only pervs wear paisleys. It's a little known fact. So please, I do not want to stare at your crotch to figure out what island you're wearing, and keep the sailboats for the kids. And the one with naked cartoon girls on it -- fit for a tool. If you're a tool, get these! If not, please keep it classy. We don't want to think that the only girls you can get near your crotch are cartoons. And the American Flag?.....really? Here are some examples to stay away from:

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