Summer Of Style – Swim Shorts

The Elysium Summer of Style is in full flow, and this week we take a look at swimwear – just in time for the ‘heat wave’ currently across the UK. Yes, as discerning gents you’ll aim to be looking sharp when the temperature rises, even when dressed in very little, because style never takes a day off. To achieve this, a quality pair or two of well-fitted swim shorts really will set you apart from the crowds on beaches throughout the UK, Europe and beyond this summer.


Whether you’ll want to go all-out bold, or more subtle in your choice of swim shorts is entirely up to you. Just make sure they fit well, and rest at least two inches above the knee and you’ll be ready to make an impact on the beach, or by the pool, this summer. Here is Elysium’s picks of the best colours, styles and patterns to adorn your lower half in the heat, making you a beacon of style in the sea, sand or on the sunbed.



The luxury resort and beachwear label brings some dazzling patterns to the beach table. Shown above from left-to-right is the Crimson Starfish and Elephant March designs (both £49.95). For more details, or to buy, visit: www.starblu.com


Bjorn Borg

Innovative designs with sporting heritage. The Swedes know how to do cool. Shown above is the Palm Exhibition print (£50) and Solid Block Short with neon string (£40) designs. For more details visit: www.bjornborg.com, and available from Selfridges



The Australian swimwear brands knows how to make statement shorts. Shown above is the Day of the Dead and Stars & Stripes designs (both priced £55). For more details visit: www.franksaustralia.com, and available from ASOS


FB Collection

From the nation that made beach life a national past time – this is luxury Brazilian swimwear. Shown above is the Copacabana (£125) and the Caio Locke (£140) designs. For more details visit: www.fbcollection.com and also available from Selfridges


The Elysium team would love to know where you’ll be heading to this summer, and what styles you’ll be wearing – so tweet us before you jet off!

Amit Chakravarty

Amit Chakravarty

Amit has a refined taste for all things luxury lifestyle, with a particular penchant for men’s style. He’s keen on the latest watches – especially classic timepieces, new drinks, luxury travel, fine dining, executive technology, new gadgets and sports for the discerning gent.