There’s no denying the fact that shorter shorts for guys are back in style, especially at the beach. Don’t get us wrong; boardshorts have their place — on a surfboard, ideally — but these days, styles skew more toward a shorter inseam. A pair of short, tailored trunks shows off your best assets and gives you a confident, modern look. Obviously, we’re fans of shorter men’s swim trunks, but don’t take our word for it. According to the style commentators on TikTok and the editorial staff at GQ, the 5-inch inseam is the ideal length for guys. The reality, though, is that your ideal length comes down to your height and personal preferences, but we’ll help you figure that out with our swim trunk length guide. Browse Our Men’s Swim Trunks Want some short shorts inspiration? Check out our list of the best styles below to add to your cool summer wardrobe. We classify our short and mid-length trunks as those with a 4- to 6.5-inch inseam, but note that many of these styles come in longer inseams if you prefer a little extra length. These short paisley print swim trunks have it all — a trendy 5-inch inseam to show a little extra leg and a funky paisley pattern that gives you a classic look with a modern twist. They’re a great pick for guys who skew toward traditional menswear prints but who want to spice things up a little bit. If your goal is to stand out on the sand or pool deck, you’ll love these short palm leaf swim trunks. Featuring a funky blue and white tropical motif, these short trunks are a top-notch pick for guys heading to a beach club in Ibiza or the resort pool. Not so keen on vibrant prints and patterns? These solid-colored blue mid-length swim trunks are your new go-to. They feature a vibrant blue colorway with a white drawstring waist for a stylish yet minimalist look. They feature our comfy quick-dry fabric and feature side and back pockets to stash your stuff. The cool tropical print isn’t the only thing that makes an impact on these mid-length sustainable swim trunks. They’re constructed from quick-drying and comfortable polyester spun from recycled water bottles, helping to reduce the strain on the planet. The 5.5-inch inseam length is the perfect middle ground for guys who don’t want to go too short. “Snow white” has been called one of the biggest color trends of the year so far, and we are huge fans. This pair of crisp white mid-length trunks is ideal for the minimalist dresser who loves staying on top of style trends. This pair is also made with our 100 percent recycled polyester material, so you can feel good about yourself every time you rock them at the pool or beach. Featuring a 5.5-inch inseam and a stylish palm tree print, these mid-length shorts are a great choice for guys looking to settle into chill mode on the beach. They feature a tailored print with a flat panel waist to give them more of a casual look that translates well to lunch or drinks after a day on the shore. Want to spice things up without getting too wild with the prints? A pair of mid-length striped swim trunks is the answer. These cool mid-length trunks feature alternating shades of blue and white stripes, offering a contemporary nautical vibe that’s a little bit preppy. The mid-length Mamanatiti trunks are designed to command attention while keeping you cool and comfortable on the sand or in the surf. The vibrant green and white palm print design is ideal for helping you sink into a laid-back state of mind and will look right at home at the rooftop pool or beach side cabana.