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The Best Swim Shorts for Summer Holidays

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Besides a passport, swim shorts are perhaps the most essential item to pack when going on holiday. Before you dive in, though, a little forethought. As with your wider holiday wardrobe, swim shorts should speak to your destination and itinerary. Board shorts – while great for hitting Bali’s big surf – aren’t best placed for drinks in a Santorini infinity pool. So, where (and how) will you be making a splash?

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Rollicks on the Riviera

Travel is one of life’s greatest pleasures. For many, it represents freedom, new experiences, and the promise of fresh perspectives. Jetsetters of this inclination will often ditch the sunbeds and head out to explore. Their swimwear needs to look as good on land as it does in water. The likes of Frescobol Carioca’s seventies-inspired prints pass easily as daywear – perfect for scoping out the sights before cooling off with an afternoon dip.

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The High Life

All at Sea

After working hard all year-round, there are those among us who find our payoff on the ocean waves. Pearlescent charter yachts urge the height of sophistication in the swimwear department. Orlebar Brown, for one, riffs on the original 17-piece pattern used for suit trousers. Classic and immaculate – less is more.

Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Certain destinations become the places to be – and be seen. They develop distinctive attires, too. From Mykonos to Miami Beach, exclusive parties and cocktails a la playa brim with ebullient style, whether it’s an ostentatious shirt or eye-catching swimwear that’s primed for the hot tub. We see you Moschino. Work hard, play hard, goes the adage. Party on.

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