The Swim Short Debate: Comfort vs Style
When it comes to swim shorts, there are a lot of ways you can go. There are plenty of swim shorts out there that are explicitly made for purpose.
By that, we mean they’re made from all the right materials, they dry quickly, and they’re super comfortable. But sometimes, the style leaves a lot to be desired.
On the flip side, you can find plenty of high-priced ‘fashion’ swimwear that looks great, but doesn’t always perform so well in the water. So, what’s more important – style or comfort? Let’s take a look at the things you may want to consider when choosing swim shorts.
Thickness of Material
Naturally, if you’re going to be swimming, material thickness is essential. You may think your denim shorts are the height of fashion, but they’re not going to provide much comfort down at the beach.
So, you want something light and comfortable, but by the same token, you don’t want them to be too thin. We all know what happens when thin material gets wet, and nobody wants that sort of wardrobe malfunction in public.
Ultimately, it’s about finding a nice balance. For example, at ORTC, we use recycled polyester, and another feature is the full mesh briefs, which give you an extra layer of support and comfort while keeping them lightweight and most importantly, not see-through!
Colours, Patterns and Designs
For those who are concerned about style, it’s really down to the colours, patterns and designs that you prefer.
This comes down to personal preference, but the most popular swim shorts usually have some kind of nautical theme, such as stripes. But really, there’s no limit to the designs you can find.
The other style choice you may need to make is the length. You can get style and comfort by choosing swim shorts that aren’t too short or too long. Just above the knee is usually considered the most stylish length for swim shorts.
Do They Dry Easily?
This consideration has nothing to do with style, but is all about functionality. The best thing about modern men's swimwear is they can double as casual clothing.
So, if you want to head to the beach for a swim but you’d like to meet friends at a café afterwards, you don’t want swim shorts that stay soaking wet. Always look for quick-dry materials, so you can enjoy your swim, dry out and keep going with your day.
Finding The Best of Both Worlds
Here at ORTC, we believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice comfort for style and vice versa. By choosing trendy, lightweight swimming shorts with a design you love, you can feel great, look great, and still be super comfortable at the beach or in the pool.
Check Out Our Range of Swim Shorts Today
Whether you’re a fashion aficionado or you just want maximum comfort, you’ll certainly find something you love in the range of swim shorts from ORTC. Using 100% recycled polyester, our swim shorts are sustainable, giving you the perfect mix of comfort or style. Shop now, and get ready to hit the beach with ORTC.