Booked the holiday? Good man. Now all you need to do is dig out the frisbee and ensure your swimwear is up the scratch.
Whether you have a preference for print or bold single colours, we've got you covered. From poolside to beach front, budgie smuggling to board shorting, here are the best swimming options of the summer.
BLIGHTY- ENDANGERED BEE by Riz Boardsh0rts
No one likes encountering a bee at the beach - unless they're on a fine-looking pair of shorts. Well played Riz Boardshorts.
HIBISCUS SWIM TRUNK by Gant
No, it's not an infection - it's the name of the flower included on the print.
Classic stretch trunk by Emporio Armani
For those of you feeling a touch European this summer.
Classic Swim Short by Howick
For the conservative swimmers amongst you.
Printed shorts by H&M
If you stand in a pool and catch the light just right, it looks like you're not wearing anything at all.
NAVY BOAT STRIPE SWIM SHORTS by TopMan
Encourage some inevitable "Hello sailor" comments from your immature friends.
Cummersdale Print Swim Shorts by John Lewis
John Lewis known their way around a decent print. This blue Cummersdale pattern is something pretty special.
Blue and white stripes by H&M
We hear Jack White is a fan (we didn't, but for under £10, he'd be a fool not to be).
Quick Dry Palm Print Swim Shorts by M&S
Goes from soggy to parched in 5 minutes (depending on the ambient temperature. If you're on an English beach, forget about it).
Pool print 'Bulldog' shorts by Orlebar Brown
The kings of swimmers, these shorts from Orlebar Brown are just asking for a meta trip to the beach.
Aztec Swim Short by Criminal
To be accompanied by a long, cold glass of something from Mexico. Beer probably.
Wave Print Swimmers by FatFace
You could say that FatFace is making waves with these shorts. You could, but you probably know better.
Tile Print Swim Shorts by John Lewis
This shade of jade will work well whether you're a paler shade of pasty or fortunate enough to boast a sun-kissed hue.
THE RUFUS LEAF PRINT SWIM SHORTS by Farah
A refreshing leaf print. Don't worry, they don't rustle - they're made of polyester.
Blue turtle print swim shorts by Vilebrequin
Sweet shorts dude. Totally.
Kiwi Print Swim Shorts by Franks
Something for those who like things a bit fruity.
BOUNTY - ENDANGERED FISH by Riz Boardshorts
Constructed like a pair of tailored chino shorts with slanted side pockets, these will serve you well on the beach and at the bar.
Printed shorts by M&S
As bright as a goldfish, with the memory to match. And they're as bright as goldfish.
Panelled Colour Block Washed Swim Shorts by M&S
Channel your inner wind breaker.
Red geometric print by FRESCOBOL CARIOCA
These are a smart fit, sitting midway up the thigh. Good for getting a tan, even better if you're proud of your pins.
BUFFEL by Ted Baker
These sit somewhere between shorts and swim shorts. Ideal for those with a preference for splashing in the shallows rather than jumping in the deep end.
Danno by Duck and Cover
Duck and Cover successfully quietened down a loud Hawaiian print with some stripes.
SATURDAYS SURF NYC
These shorts are actually smarter than the majority of trousers we own...
'Springer' shorts by Orlebar Brown
Ideal for those prone to spilling their lemon Calippo.
Butterflyfish By Hugo Boss
A medium length short from Hugo Boss that's nearly-but-not-quite the short equivalent of the flag of the Canary Islands.