5 Men’s Swimsuit Trends for 2021

Swim season has returned, and this time there are some new trends to be aware of. From the classic nautical print and the return of flower power to wild animal prints and coordinated sets for men, check out the top 5 men’s swimwear trends for 2021. 

Flower Power

Botanical prints have finally made the leap from womenswear to menswear, and that means a ton of flower-adorned men’s swim options this season. If you aren’t sure where to start or you don’t normally wear prints, look for florals that match your frame (i.e. a motif with larger flowers if you have a bigger build and a motif featuring smaller flowers if you’re leaner or smaller). Another option is to look for more muted floral prints. Even floral swimwear that is predominantly navy and white or all one colour will still make a statement. Our pick? These Wild Swim Trunks from Clever, also available in brief form.

Nautical-Inspired

Nothing says summer like nautical-inspired prints. Whether you’re hitting the beach or the pool, you’ll look effortlessly chic showing up in a navy, white, and/or red swimsuit embellished with flattering vertical stripes. (In case you forgot, nautical fashion hails from France, and there’s nothing better than French style.) Opt for a classic pair of swim trunks, like these retro-inspired JOR Tokio Swim Trunks, featuring white stitching and contrasting stripes along the hips.

Animal Print

Go wild this summer with a bold, animal-print swimsuit. Whether you’re more into cheetahs, giraffes, or zebras, we bet you can find a print to suit your style. Less into animal prints but love animals? Good news – these swimsuits are trending too. We’ve seen swim adorned with everything from sharks to leopards to zebras this season. For a more muted pattern, opt for something like this black and white leopard print Swim Bikini from Oceanico.

Matching Sets

One of this season’s biggest men’s resort wear trends? Coordinated sets. That’s right, matchy matchy is in – and there’s nothing we love better than a well-executed swim + outfit combo. For a beach-ready matching set, all you need is a pair of swim trunks or briefs that match your top. And the matchier the better. We’re not just talking about wearing a pair of black swim trunks with a black t-shirt. No, we recommend really going for it by finding a matching set featuring a bold motif. JOR has all kinds of matching sets, consisting of a microfibre swim top and matching swim bottoms. Our personal favorite is the Swim Shark Tank Top and Bikini duo. 

Beyond the Trunk 

This summer, it’s time to think beyond the trunk. While tailored men’s swim trunks (that hit above the mid-thigh or even higher) are pretty much always in season, we’ve noticed more non-trunk options for men. From bikinis and briefs to mini trunks and thongs, step out of your comfort zone this summer and try something you’ve never tried before. To ease into it, we recommend a mini trunk that offers full coverage in the back and hits you around your upper thigh. Want to dive right in (pun intended)? Strut your stuff in a thong, like the JOR Sunny Swim Thong, one of our most popular styles. 

The Sexiest Styles of Men’s Lace Underwear

If you have yet to take advantage of Malebasics’ exclusive line of men’s lace underwear – now is the time! Seriously, a pair of lace boxers will change your life. Soft, sexy, and supportive, there is nothing quite like slipping on a pair of lace boxers at the end of the day.

For a little inspiration, check out this list of the sexiest styles of men’s lace underwear.

Open Boxer

Boxers aren’t sexy? Think again! This men’s lace open boxer short is sure to change your perception of the ever-popular boxer. Say goodbye to flannel plaid and hello to sultry black lace. This style features the same snug-fitting cut you love in a boxer brief, but combines it with the sexiness usually reserved for thongs and g-strings. The lace offers a peek of what’s underneath, while still providing full coverage and support in the front and rear. To top it off, MOB Eroticwear’s Lace Open Boxer short features cut outs on the sides that will leave you feeling as seductive as ever.

Pouch Thong

For that barely there feeling, consider the pouch thong. This men’s thong style takes things to the next level. The soft lace fabric (available in red, black, white, hot pink, and turquoise) helps give them a sexy and romantic edge, while the triple string waistband offers a unique design you won’t find anywhere else. Another thing we love about MOB Eroticwear’s Pouch Thong? The fabric is so luxurious and stretchy, it won’t even feel like you’re wearing a thong. Seriously, they’re that comfortable!

Crossed Back Bikini

If this is your first foray into the world of sexy men’s underwear, we think the Crossed Back Bikini is the perfect place to start. This trendy style provides all the comfort of a men’s bikini, but with a literal and figurative twist in the form of the cross back. The transparent nature of the lace will already boost your confidence, but the peekaboo style on the back truly knocks this sexy style out of the park.

Mini Cheek

Think of the men’s lace Mini Cheek as a cross between a bikini and a boxer. If you’re after the support of a boxer with the fit of a bikini, then the mini cheek is for you. Plus, the mini cheek, with its slightly exposed rear, will make you feel sexy and confident all day long.

Jockstrap

A jockstrap should be part of every man’s wardrobe, but here’s why we love the lace men’s jockstrap in particular. Lace jockstraps are an ultra sexy version of the traditional style. They conform to your body shape, enhance and protect your manhood, and leave your rear fully exposed. However, unlike a thong, the lace jockstrap frames your buttocks and even lifts it up slightly, making it look better than ever. Finally, the soft as silk lace fabric fits smoothly under any types of bottoms, making it suitable for everyday wear, as well as the bedroom.

Why Every Man Should Own A Thong

Thongs have entered the mainstream of men’s underwear in recent years, to the point that the style is nearly as common as boxers or briefs. Whether thongs become part of your weekly repertoire or are only worn on special occasions or with certain outfits, there are plenty of reasons for men to rock this sexy look. And of course, there’s no brand that does men’s thong betters than Joe Snyder. Sexy and sleek, Joe Snyder Underwear are known around the world for their fashion-forward designs, made to act as both swimwear and underwear. The leading brand for sexy men’s underwear, Joe Snyder is the go-to online retailer for thongs. If you have yet to jump on the thong train, continue reading for a breakdown of why every man should own a thong, as well as a special spotlight on the bestselling Joe Snyder Bulge Thong.

Why every man should own a thong:

  1. Sexy & confident feeling

First and foremost, wearing a thong is an instant confidence booster. No matter your gender, slipping on a pair of underwear with a sexy and seductive exposed rear will give you a renewed sense of empowerment. A thong will put a spring in your step throughout the entire day, and can act as a major turn on in the bedroom. Joe Snyder’s Bulge Thong was designed to do just this, which is why the subtle design features an enhancing front pouch. If you’re looking to turn heads, this style is the pair for you. The sculpted front pouch ensures everything is held in place and looks better than ever before, while the open back exposes your best assets, leaving you feeling fresh and free. 

  1. No visible underwear lines

The minimal design of thongs means not having to worry about any pesky underwear lines. Thongs are therefore ideal when you’re at the gym and wearing tighter, performance bottoms. Alternatively, with the increasingly slim cut men’s suits in vogue today, wearing a thong to the office might be just the thing you need in order to ensure no bunching up beneath your trousers. 

  1. Prevents chafing

It’s as simple as this: when there’s no bulky cotton underwear going down your thigh, there’s no chafing. Thongs, due to their minimal fabric, eliminate the discomfort caused by the build up of sweat and moisture in this sensitive area. In addition, certain thongs, such as the Joe Snyder Bulge Thong, are made with moisture-wicking material. This Joe Snyder style is made out of a luxurious blend of polyester and elastane. The result is a quick drying and breathable pair of men’s underwear that actually promotes airflow in this area rather than blocking it.

  1. Comfort

There is a common misconception that thongs are uncomfortable. This is simply incorrect – as long as you’re wearing the right thong in the right size. Many men love wearing thongs because they find them the most comfortable style of underwear available. Other types of underwear, such as boxers, are prone to riding up, moving around, and giving you the dreaded wedgie. Thongs, on the other hand, are designed to stay in place no matter what activity you’re doing. If they’re made with the right fabric and a soft waistband, like all Joe Snyder products, there is nothing more comfortable and supportive than a thong.