Travel Essential

Sharp Swim Trunks

$130, by Onia

Whether you're taking a well-deserved vacation or traveling for work, we'd highly advise bringing a pair of quality swim trunks. Why's that? Well first off, you never know if your hotel has an indoor pool or hot tub. A leisurely dip and a few laps can be therapeutic and invigorating—even if the weather at your destination is far from warm. And no one can argue about how nice it is to sit in a hot tub after a long day—even our editor-in-chief indulges in the benefits of a soak every now and then. And secondly, a pair of swim trunks acts as defacto gym shorts in a pinch in case you decide to hit the gym or go for a run. Of course, finding a pair of quality trunks in January isn't always easy. Thankfully, there are brands like Onia, which is committed to constructing some of the best swimsuits on the market. Their Charles trunks are made from a quick-drying cotton/nylon fabric in a dozen colors and patterns, and the fit is the perfect balance between slim and roomy, so they won't look out of place if you're poolside at a tropical getaway, hitting the treadmill or swimming a few laps before your first morning meeting.

Other Options

If you don't have the scratch for the Onia pair, look for similar slim-fitting styles by mass brands. And this time of year, you'll likely be able to score a pair on sale.


J.Crew, $60 / $40


Club Monaco, $59


Brooks Brothers, $75 / $38


Published on

January 11, 2013

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