Villebrequin’s gaudy print trunks are de rigeur amongst the wealthy and the well-bred; they’ve been spotted on Tony Blair and Simon Cowell but don’t let that put you off. Wear with a polo shirt, deck shoes, knotted jumper and a sense of irony. For something a bit sexier Orlebar Brown’s fitted shorts cling to every curve. If you fancy something even smaller Sloggi do an Aruba mini brief which I’m not going to show here for my eye’s sake. See after the jump for some blue checked shorts, lifeguard trunks, gingham swim shorts and OTT gold trunks I dare someone to wear.
Okoa light blue koala, Villebrequin: $165. Setter short, Orlebar brown: £115. Lifeguard trunk, Andrew Christian: $24. Blue harbour swim shorts, Marks and Spencer: £15. Gold swim shorts, Bjorn Borg, price available on request. Gingham swim short, Topman: £20.