Men's swimwear fashion 2021

Here come the trends for men’s 2021 swimwear fashion. Nothing can hold back the summer. It’s time to chase some waves and chill on the sand. This new Spring/Summer collection was inspired by the spirit of summer and all the fun and craziness that comes with it. We’ve created this range with on-trend print and colour so that all that is left for you so do is wear and enjoy.

Discover the men’s 2021 swimwear fashion!

Colourful vibes
Botanicals
Illustrated
Geometric
Summer sailing and beach parties
Stripes
Colour blocking
Rash guards
Conclusion

Colourful vibes

Some decades just knew how to express the summer in colour. Here we’re talking about the techniques used in the groovy seventies to express those happy summer vibes. Ideas were more craft based and less technical. By referencing tie die and various colour wash methods, we’ve created some awesome prints, like the colour gradient on the Erwin, the Orion and the short Quintin swim shorts. Also you’ll see a great colour-bleed on the Troy. How to choose?

QUINTIN swim shorts

Botanicals

A trend that is taking root in men’s swimwear is the botanical print. Detailed and dramatic plant studies create prints that emanate the time of the great discoveries in botany. These leafy drawings are worked into all over designs for our swim shorts. You’ll find these botanical prints on the Marcel and the Salvador swim shorts. Match these two up with our short sleeve shirts in the same print for a co-ordinated look.

SALVADOR swim shorts

Illustrated

The illustrated print is a hot theme this summer. Sometimes an illustration captures the mood better than a photo. Lines are used to simplify a visual and to separate colours. Our Frank swim shorts are printed with a fantastic retro tropical design, which is also used in the detailing on the Kenneth swim shorts. Check out our fun Perry swim shorts. Printed with a beach scene and featuring a lifeguard in action, these swim shorts are part of our PVRE Green series of functional swimwear. These great swim shorts are made using recycled elastane.

FRANK swim shorts

Geometrics

For this trend, eye-catching bold shapes overlap to create impact. Geometric shapes are used to create fractured shapes and colour play. We have added lines and sometimes photo imagery for maximum effect. See our Amon swim shorts, where a palm tree is combined with circles, triangles and stripes. The Darcy combines stripes with a zigzag pattern. Both of these great swim shorts are part of our PVRE Green series and are made using recycled polyester.

AMON swim shorts

Summer sailing and beach parties

We’ve been inspired by the perfect summer, by beach parties and summer sails. This inspiration has led to the creation of the fun mini-print on the Sonic swim shorts as well as the fantastic print on the Lamar swim shorts, in which illustrated sailboats take you to magical summer destinations. Combine these swim shorts with matching T-shirts, the Belmont and the Dudley, for a fantastic beach-ready outfit.

LAMAR swim shorts

Lamar Short swim shorts Blue
Price 44.99
Color: Oxford Blue
Sonic Short swim shorts Pink
Price 44.99
Color: Silver Pink
Sonic Short swim shorts Green
Price 44.99
Color: Spruce

Stripes

A trend you can’t miss this summer – the colourful stripe. Our designers are taking colour and form to a whole new level. Visuals are bold, bright and experimental. These happy forms and hues translate into colourful stripes. Check out both our Baxter and Icon swim shorts to see these stripes in action. For a classic stripe that goes with everything, have a look at our Sharif. As part of our sizing initiative, these great swim shorts are available from a sizes S to XXXL.

SHARIF swim shorts

Sharif Short swim shorts Yellow
Price 39.99
Color: Afterglow
Sharif Short swim shorts Purple
Price 39.99
Color: Marron Fabric
Baxter Swim shorts Grey
Price 49.99
Color: Deep Grey
Icon Long swim shorts Red
Price 49.99
Color: Maroon

Colour blocking

Here at Protest, we love experimenting with colour. A great way to create maximum impact is through colour blocking. This is when you place solid areas of colour next to each other and the effect is fantastic. Check out our Vegas and Langdon swim shorts.

LANGDON swim shorts

Vegas Swim shorts Green
Price 49.99
Color: Camo Green
Vegas Swim shorts Purple
Price 49.99
Color: Marron Fabric

Rash guards

The perfect complement to your swim shorts; a rash guard protects your skin while you’re out there chasing barrels. The fabric used to make our rash guards has SPF50, which means that the protection that you get is equivalent to that of a sun block. Remember that this protection only counts for the parts of the body that are covered by the rash guard, so always remember to use sun cream on uncovered skin to avoid the burn! Check out our surf T-shirt (aka rash guard), the Rapter 21 or our Fenton rash guard and get ready for some fun in the sun.

RAPTER 21 surf T-shirt | MASK surfable short

Conclusion

So that is the men’s swimwear fashion for 2021 that you need to know about, from botanical and illustrated prints to colour blocking and stripes. Don’t forget a rash guard when dressing for your day on the beach! Here at Protest we want to help you get there, by creating swimwear, which functions so well that all you have to think about is the next barrel. With Protest, you’ll be ready for your next water adventure.