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    Swim Shorts - What length? Any other considerations?

    I'm looking at getting some swim shorts to replace an old pair of random sports brands, and I figured it's worth getting some now because they're more abundant in the current season.

    My main consideration is what length to go for? I see shorter lengths are quite popular at the moment, and they tend to be in single colours (which I figured are more suitable as I haven't been to a beach for ages, so they'll mostly see indoor pools), but should I be leaving them to guys with muscle and buying a pair that sit just above the knees instead?

    Is there anything else I should consider? Most I've seen use man made materials (particularly polyester), though is that just because I'm looking at budget stores, or are they more practical than the likes of cotton?


    Thanks for any input.

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    Just above the knee sounds fine to me. I'm a skinny bugger and I wouldn't go any shorter personally.
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    I prefer the shorter lengths, or ones that sit just above the knee with rolled (ironed) hems. If you get a pair with a good pattern, there's nothing to say they can't be worn as normal shorts if you were on holiday.

    Reiss have some awesome pairs, but they're quite expensive. TK Maxx is your friend: I've got my last pairs from there.

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    I got a really nice pair in Primark for............................................... .................................... 2.50

    They are genuinely nice too

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    Personally i prefer the slightly shorter ones, they look much neater.

    i have a few pairs from asos:-
    Men's Swimwear | Swim shorts, board shorts & swim trunks | ASOS

    These ones are my personal favorites

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    Careful if you're going to France though. I got chucked out of a pool last summer because my shorts weren't short enough! I can only assume that the fashion offended them as they were proper lined swimming shorts.

    Generally, I agree with ARES. That length looks good and can be kept on as general shorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THM View Post
    Careful if you're going to France though. I got chucked out of a pool last summer because my shorts weren't short enough! I can only assume that the fashion offended them as they were proper lined swimming shorts.
    A friend had a similar problem, and he found out it's because there have apparently been instances where men go to the swimming pool and use the bagginess of the shorts to have a fiddle when perving. That's why men stick to the tighties in France.

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