Your Definitive Guide To The Most Tropical Swim Trunks Of The Season

In our quest to help you be the “coolest” man in the heat, we’ve included in our selection pieces you can order online, ensuring you will be the only one by the pool and at beach to boast that funky pattern or colourful scenery.

Onia – Calder 7.5Onia Calder 7.5 Merida Leaf

The Calder Trunk is Onia’s signature style; committed to class, style and quality inside out. The fit is inspired by the classic chino cut and the construction takes a cue from high-end dress pants. We love the green banana leaf on white background on this Merida Leaf model, definitely evoking a tropical feel. 

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Orlebar Brown – Bulldog – various Photographic Mid-Length SwimOrlebar Brown Abu Dhabi Mid-Length Swim Shorts

Orlebar Brown‘s Bulldog cut is based on the traditional 17 piece pattern of male suit trousers.  It is both a short you can swim in and a swim short, tailored for style, comfort and performance , and can easily be worn on and off the beach. From the Roc Pool (below right) nestled in a cliff overlooking the turquoise sea, to a cozy lounge setup hidden between palm trees –Sea You There (below left), the fresh scenes depicted on many of the models just make you want to vacation at those destinations. And guess what… The brand used a satellite aerial view of Abu Dhabi on one of its Mid-Length Swim Shorts, the Abu Dhabi Aerial Print! The unique designs are worth splurging (pricey cost of around AED1,275) for a stylish splash!

Orlebar Brown Sea You There Photographic Mid-Length Swim Short Orlebar Brown Roc Pool Photographic Mid-Length Swim Short

Available at: Boutique 1 and Bloomingdale’s Dubai, or online at

Native Youth – Bird Print Swim TrunksNative Youth Bird Print Swim Trunks

Two species of tropical birds add colour and life to the mild, matt background of thes
e classic swim trunks lined with soft mesh briefs for enhanced support and coverage.

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Ted Baker – Ted Baker Lakely Tropical Print Swim Shorts and Ted Baker Lakely Tropical Print Swim ShortsCompie Graphic Print Swim Shorts

The Lakely Tropical Print Swim Shorts (right) transport you to a coastal paradise that we’d gladly travel to right now. Very similar to the Orlebar Brown designs in spirit and look, the Ted Baker shorts offer a much more affordable option within the same style. Teaming the very Hawaiian Hibiscus flower shapes with a pop art background pattern, the Compie Graphic Print Swim Shorts (below) are a sure way to get holiday dressing down to a fine art. Despite the darkish colors, the blue is reminiscent of the sea and encourages an imminent dip in the fresh waters. 

Ted Baker Compie Graphic print swim shorts

Available at Ted Baker – The Dubai Mall, MoE and Marina Mall, or online at: 

Peter Millar – Pick Stitch Travel Swim TrunkPeter Millar Pick Stitch Travel Swim Trunk

The Peter Millar Pick Stitch swim trunks are styled like a tailored short but boast the personality of a swim trunk, with a flat front, snap closure, quick drying and comfortable mesh lining allowing a practical transition a clubhouse to a beach house outfit. With small beachside sceneries of pink and blue dominance, this model resembles postcards of seashore towns.

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Original Penguin – ‘Rooftop’ Print Swim TrunksOriginal Penguin 'Rooftop' Print Swim Trunks

The serene poolside print on these box-cut swim trunks immediately paints an image of a blissful vacation in our minds! Who wouldn’t want to be relaxing there?! 

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Vilebrequin – Sunrise Swimwear Moopea Printed

For a wow effect, the Sunrise Swimwear Moopea PrintedVilebrequin Sunrise Swimwear Moopea Printed (available in 2 colours) is definitely an eye-catcher!

Here is A Tale Of Winter (below) from Vilebrequin, one that suits even the warmest of climates. This hot pink with white flowers piece from the SS2015 collection is one of many delightful designs the brand launches this season, proving one again that it is forever young. And of course, the Vilebrequin trademark father and son trunks are always the cutest thing you can see.


Available at Vilebrequin – The Dubai Mall and MoE, or online at:

Park And Ronen – 4” Greenleaf Printed Retro Volley BoardshortPark And Ronen Greenleaf Printed Retro

A chic update to the brand’s classic 4″ 70’s inspired boardshort, the printed Volley Boardshort features a low-rise, side pockets, elastic waistband, drawstring closure and full mesh lining. The Teal Rose model featured here has a gentle yet interesting colour combination, and this design is available in 3 other colours.  

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Sundek – Toucans Print Long Swim Shorts With Rainbow Bands Color WowSundek - Toucans Print Long Swim Shorts With Rainbow Bands Color Wow

Toucans and topical flowers have always been associated with the tropics. This print fluo yellow long boardshort with toucans and flowers, although having a bit too much going on, is quite fun and joyful.

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And for fans of less colours and prints, we leave you with these Thomas Pink Pre Fall 15 Nicholson and Hayward Swimming Trunks simple patterns with classical toned down colours, but as classy as can be.Thomas Pink Pre Fall 15 Hayward Swimming Trunks AED 370Thomas Pink Pre Fall 15 Nicholson Swimming Trunks AED 370

 Available at Thomas Pink – The Dubai Mall.