The Ultimate Guide to Buying Men’s Swim Trunks Online

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Mens Swim Trunks Online

Let’s face it: Shopping for swimwear can be a pain sometimes. Whether the stores in your area don’t carry your favorite brands or you simply just don’t enjoy the process of looking for new things to wear, there are plenty of reasons why it can be a less-than-exciting activity. Like most people, the idea of going into a store to try on swimwear in a fluorescently lit dressing room makes you want to skip the whole ordeal and grin and bear it with your same three pairs of trunks forever. 

Thank goodness for the world of online shopping! Thankfully, clothing brands all over the globe have made it easy to shop and buy online. For those in need of men’s swim trunks, online shopping is a no-brainer and is now more convenient than ever. Seriously, what’s better than choosing your favorite swimwear styles online, having them delivered straight to your door and trying them on in the peace and comfort of your own home? It’s the best way to keep your closet looking good for summer activities without having to go through all the legwork of shopping in person. 

man in outfit with swim trunks

As with any form of shopping, think of buying swimwear online as a learned skill. The more you know, the better your chance of finding exactly what you want. This helps avoid returns and exchanges, which can take up more of your time and elongate the whole process. At Le Club Original, we know a thing or two about the art of online swimwear shopping. We also know that quality materials and attention to detail are of the utmost importance when it comes to finding a great pair of swim trunks. From finding a great fit to choosing a signature style and everything in between, here’s everything you need to know about buying men’s swim trunks online. 

A Few Tips Before Shopping Online

Before you let yourself run wild on the internet looking for things to buy, consider a few pre-shopping thoughts. What do you need exactly? This goes beyond swimwear shopping and can be applied when you shop for just about anything. Take inventory of your current swim trunks collection and go from there. If you’re still wearing the same swim trunks from high school or college ten years later, it’s probably time for a refresh. On the other hand, if your drawer of trunks is overflowing with stacks of swim trunks you forgot about buying on sale after last summer, you might not need to buy much at all.

swim trunk inventory

If you find any tags-on swim trunks you know you won’t ever wear, be sure to give them to a friend or donate them. Don’t throw them out! Keep what you know you like and will wear to the beach or pool this summer. Is anything missing? If you feel like there’s a pair of swim trunks you’d wear a lot that are not already in your closet (i.e., no solid colors, no fun prints, etc), then make a note of it. You can make this a priority when shopping so you end up with a well-rounded swim trunks lineup

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Quality over Quantity

Online shopping can make it easy to overbuy because a virtual cart isn’t the same as holding multiple pairs of swim trunks in your hands. To avoid buying way too much, take your time when shopping for swim trunks online. Focus on what you really need and what styles you already know you love to wear. Not only does the “quality over quantity” rule help to save your closet from unnecessary clutter, but it can also help you save some money! Plus, spending a bit more on one or two pairs of really great, high-quality swim trunks is better than buying five or six lower-quality versions for the same price. 

In order to make the most of your swim trunks, you should shop for styles made with durable, high-quality materials. Common swim trunk fabrics include synthetic blends that are made using polyester and nylon, which help the shorts retain their shape, dry fast and keep you feeling comfortable. Some pieces of the lining and accessories might include spandex, elastic and natural materials like cotton as well. Look for these particular blends and materials in the product description section when buying men’s swim trunks online. Le Club’s high-quality swim trunks are made from 100% recycled polyester and include an elastic waistband and mesh lining for a comfortable fit that’s both durable and long-lasting. 

Board Shorts vs. Swim Trunks

One caveat of online shopping is that it can be easy to make small mistakes like buying the wrong style or version of what you want. When shopping for swim trunks in particular, make sure you take a few extra moments and double check the product name, photos and description to make sure it matches your criteria before hitting the “purchase” button. It’s easy to confuse board shorts with swim trunks when shopping online because they look pretty similar in photos. 

man wearing palm frond swim trunks

If you need a refresher when it comes to shopping for board shorts vs. swim trunks, here are the most important things to remember:

  • Board shorts are popular among surfers and those who prefer a longer swim short with more coverage, a lower rise and a more relaxed fit. Swim trunks typically offer a more tailored fit and come in a variation of lengths and styles. The leg opening is a bit wider to offer comfort and increased moveability.
  • The two can also be differentiated based on material. Board shorts are made with thick and durable fabric to withstand high-impact water sports. Though swim trunks are also durable and great for both swimming and exercising, they are typically made from a different blend of materials and with thinner fabric, maximizing comfort and versatility. 
  • Swim trunks feature elements like mesh lining, discreet pockets and a comfortable elastic waistband, while board shorts tend to feature snap or velcro pockets and a dual velcro and tie waist for added security. The waistband is usually the best way to tell the difference between the two. 

Swim trunks from Le Club are made using super strong recycled materials, adding durability and serious lasting power. Wear your Le Club swim trunks while catching a wave, lounging on the beach or at home, in the pool, at the gym or anywhere! 

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Finding Your Perfect Fit

While shopping online is an incredibly convenient option, there’s no way to try on your swim trunks before they arrive in the mail. Instead of taking a gamble and just ordering your usual size, take a minute to view the site’s online sizing chart, which can usually be found on each specific product page. 

le club mens swim trunks

If you really want to get the perfect fit, grab a tape measure and measure your hips and waist in inches. Then, buy the size that best lines up with your specific measurements. This will come in handy for future online shopping endeavors! Le Club men’s swim trunks come in sizes S-XXL with short-, mid- and long-length options. The elastic waistband allows for a comfortable, customizable fit that moves with you throughout wear. We’re committed to providing quality swim trunks with reliable comfort and a great fit every time. 

Shop Sustainable

In addition to finding your best-fitting swim trunks online, you can also make a sustainable clothing purchase at the same time! Le Club is proud to be on the journey toward becoming 100% sustainable by 2023 to bring you more of the all-out eco-friendly threads you know and love. Here’s what we’d like you to know about our sustainable swimwear, our mission and how you can make a difference:

At Le Club Original, we’re inspired by the natural wonders of the earth. We’re committed to creating high-quality clothing in which you can enjoy everything our planet has to offer while minimizing our negative impact at the same time. Our mission is to keep the globe clean by creating fully recyclable clothing from recycled and organic materials. 

group friends in trunks play on beach

That’s right. Our swim trunks are made from recycled stuff and recyclable themselves. By using materials like recycled plastic bottles and organic cotton, we’re reducing waste, using what’s already been created and providing a way for our products to eventually be recycled once again. 

We hope our efforts inspire you too! Whenever you rock your Le Club swim trunks, you should feel good knowing you made a conscious decision toward protecting the planet. Making a difference feels good. So good, in fact, that you might just want to implement other sustainable habits into your lifestyle. 

Shopping for sustainable clothing online makes you a part of the global effort toward preserving natural resources and reducing overall harm to the earth. Let’s keep this planet beautiful for generations to come!

Completing the Outfit

Since you can shop sustainable swim trunks online, why not make it an entire sustainable outfit? We have everything you need to pair with your Le Club swim trunks and put the finishing touches on your outfit. Since our swim trunks can be worn just about anywhere, you can enjoy added versatility by dressing them up or down, depending on the occasion. 

For a classic Le Club look on the boat or at the beach or pool, go for a pair of printed swim trunks paired with our hooded rash guards. These long-sleeve tops are made with a nylon and spandex blend that offers SPF 50 protection and will keep you comfortable all day long. 

a classic le club outfit

Going for a more elevated look? You can absolutely pull that off with a pair of Le Club swim trunks too! Start with a solid color pair of swim trunks (we love the long-length navy blue trunks) and take things up a notch with one of our men’s linen shirts. This classic long-sleeve collared shirt buttons up to perfection and features 100% linen fabric and a comfy, tailored fit. Available in multiple colors, you can’t go wrong with this timeless shirt option. 

A Note on Online Shopping

The best online shopping advice we can give is to plan in advance. Unlike in-store shopping, instant gratification is delayed by the shipping process. While we strive to do everything we can to get your orders to you as quickly as possible, know that delivery services encounter issues from time to time. If you’re planning to place a Le Club order in anticipation of a special event, vacation or another occasion, we don’t recommend waiting too long. Place your order online today to ensure product availability and a timely delivery. 

We want you to absolutely love your Le Club online purchase, but we know that sometimes a return or exchange is necessary to make everything perfect. Le Club makes it easy to process a return within 14 days of receiving your purchase. You can ship your returnable items back to us for a full refund and place a new order for items you might need in a different size or style. With Le Club Original, you can rest easy knowing that from quality materials to finding the perfect fit, we have you covered on any online purchase. 


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