No matter who you are, chances are you've got some gear in your game that could use an update. While we don't advise retooling everything at once, trading up a few staples at a time is the ticket to solid style. Each week we'll pull a dud from the dark depths of every man's collection and suggest a simple substitute. Check your nostalgia at the door -- it's time for your tune up.
Holiday weekends during the summer can be some of our only excuses to hit the course and the beach in the same weekend so if you haven't stepped up your swimwear lately it could be high time for an upgrade.
Unless you look like Daniel Craig, we'd suggest you steer clear of James Bond's super-short swimmers. That doesn't mean, though, that your old baggy board shorts are the answer either. Find a happy medium with a mid-length trunk that hits you just above the knee, and you'll be safe on any beach. Similarly, stay away from excess cargo pocketing and swirling paisley designs and keep your swimwear on the softer side. If you think you could get away with wearing your suit as a pair of shorts you're heading in the right direction.
If you've been following our style posts you'll know that solids, stripes and color-blocked patterns continue to trend on tour as well as on the rest of the menswear market. Well, swim style is no different. Check out three fresh suits to bring to the beach this summer so you can hit the sand in style.
Wellen Surf, $68
Saturdays NYC, $75
Orelebar Brown, $240