Make a splash with your swimwear this season and play with natty prints. A life on the ocean wave has never looked so stylish, says menswear editor Ian Wright
The nautical trend is a perennial fashion favourite, partly because it conjures images of gliding glamorously through crystal-clear, azure-coloured water on the deck of a sailboat, the sun on your skin and the breeze rustling through your hair. OK, so you might not actually own a yacht (who does?), but you can get a piece of the action with these fun rope-patterned shorts. Printed with a bold illustration of a reef knot, the swim shorts are as practical as they are jolly – and the Quick Dry technology ensures any water (pool or sea) evaporates in a flash, making going straight from beach to bar a breeze. Accessorise with retro sunglasses and flip-flops and your beach look is sorted. Yacht optional.