With the summer heat on its way, it’s time to take a closer look at the different models of swimwear for this season. Over the past few years, several different classic, short and slim retro models have made strong inroads and this year is no exception, with many swimwear manufacturers showing this. Here we bring you the most stylish models of swim trunks summer 2022.
For those who want to be really stylish on the beach, one tip is to check out Bond classics such as Thunderball and Goldfinger starring Sean Connery. If you want further inspiration on how to dress stylishly, our men’s fashion 2022 page has plenty of style tips.
Most stylish classic swim trunks for summer 2022
For the tanned skin, the light blue model is always a good choice, but there are also many other models of really stylish swim trunks in different patterns and colors. Below, we’ve picked out some of the best-looking models for this summer. Let’s start with some inspiration.
Sean Connery in a pair of sleek light blue swim trunks from the 1965 Bond film Thunderball. In the film, Sean Connery wears three different styles of swimwear from American swimwear manufacturer Jantzen, whose logo of a diving woman is shown in the image on the right.
In 2011, iconic underwear manufacturer Sunspel developed this model, which was inspired by the iconic swimsuit model worn by Sean Connery in the film Thunderball. The model is available in three delicious colours in their collection for summer 2022.
However, it was not the Sunspel brand that Sean Connery wore in the film Thunderball, but Jantzen. This is one of many classic Jantzen advertising illustrations in the June 1946 issue of the Saturday Evening Post.
Orlebar Brown – Tailored swimwear
A slightly newer company founded in 2007, but heavily inspired by the classic, timeless fashion of swimwear is Orlebar Brown. Here the short model Setter, used by Daniel Craig in the movie Skyfall. In recent seasons, Orlebar Brown has also launched the Setter II with exactly the same design and in several different colours.
Orlebar Brown has also taken inspiration from the Bond film Goldfinger and Sean Connery to produce this polo shirt. Soft cotton Terry towelling shirts are a welcome addition to beach fashion this season to recreate the 1960s feel.
Terry polos are available in a variety of colours at Orlebar Brown and new colours are launched every year. For this season, the sand-coloured sweater on the right has been launched, for example. A Terry polo in navy is always a safe choice and pairs well with light blue and white swim trunks, among others.
Sean Connery in the 1964 movie Goldfinger.
Frescobol Carioca – inspired by the spirit of Rio de Janeiro
Frescobol Carioca’s swim shorts take cues from tailored styles and are smart enough to wear post-swim as well. The crafted range is inspired by the spirit of Rio de Janeiro and the ‘Carioca’ lifestyle. The swim shorts are made from refined fabrics, with eye-catching prints and designed with practicality in mind. Don’t miss the handmade beach bats.
Vilebrequin – exclusive swimwear from the French Riviera
Vilebrequin is the brand from Saint-Tropez, known for its luxurious swimwear and vibrant designs. They offer top quality swimwear in durable and quick-drying fabrics. The fit is short, just like in the heyday of the 1960s – exactly as it should be in the summer of 2022.
Tom Ford – the most stylish swim trunks 2022
Tom Ford is perhaps best known for its exclusive men’s suits. But the brand also has many other stylish garments in its range.
These short swim trunks are definitely one of the best looking swim shorts on the market for summer 2022. The swim trunks are available in a whopping 8 different stylish colours.