Listen, if you’ve been following my blog, Twitter, or Instagram for any amount of time, you probably know I live for a sexy gay fashion moment. LGBTQ-owned fashion brands are a big part of my lifestyle. I’m always looking for local, independent designers on every trip and (like probably every other gay guy in the world), I’m constantly browsing Instagram fashion accounts (and the insta-hunks) for the newest and sexiest brands out there.
Swimwear is a must-have item for any beach or pool day, and with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to find the right one. For gay men, finding the perfect swimwear can be even more challenging as it needs to be both comfortable and stylish. In this article, we will explore the best gay men’s swimwear brands, including Addicted, 2xist, Modus Vivendi, Charlie, Speedo, H&M, JJ Malibu, Garçon Official, Calzedonia, and yes, even Amazon.
Get Beach-Ready with These 16 Stylish Swimwear Brands for Gay Men
In no particular order, these are my favorite gay swimwear brands. I own an embarrassing amount of sexy speedos and slim swim shorts!
Addicted is a Spanish brand known for its bold, colorful designs and high-quality materials. Their swimwear features unique prints, vibrant colors, and a range of styles, from briefs to trunks. Addicted’s swimwear is perfect for gay men who want to make a statement at the beach or pool. Addicted has a particularly sexy line of clothing and one of the swim trunks I have from Addicted even includes a built-in cock ring!
The price range for Addicted swimwear is around $50 to $100.
2xist is an American brand that offers sleek, minimalist swimwear designs that are perfect for the modern gay man. Their swimwear features clean lines and a range of colors and designs. I particularly love 2xist because they’re very obviously a gay brand. So, when wearing them by the pool or on the beach, if you see that 2xist logo, you know they’re gay. Some of the their designs also have extra bits of flair like strings or attachments.
The price range for 2xist swimwear is around $30 to $100.
3. Modus Vivendi
Modus Vivendi is a Greek brand known for its luxurious materials and stylish designs. Their swimwear features unique prints, intricate details, and a range of styles, from briefs to jockstraps. Modus Vivendi’s swimwear is perfect for gay men who want to add a touch of luxury to their beach or pool day. This is definitely a premium brand, it costs it and it looks it!
The price range for Modus Vivendi swimwear is around $50 to $120.
Charlie by Matthew Zink is a Brazilian brand that offers bold, colorful swimwear designs that are perfect for gay men who want to stand out. Their swimwear features solid, bright colors, and a range of styles, from briefs to trunks. Charlie’s swimwear is perfect for those who want to add a touch of Brazilian flair to their beach or pool day. This is one of my Instagram discoveries and I’ve been drooling over them for a long time. You’ll see their luxury swimwear in a lot of the gay magazines.
The price range for Charlie swimwear is around $30 to $80.
Speedo is an Australian brand that is known for its high-quality, performance-oriented swimwear. Their swimwear features sleek designs and a range of colors, from classic black to bright neon. Speedo’s swimwear (especially their classic “speedo”) is perfect for gay men who want to swim laps or participate in water sports while still looking stylish. There’s nothing sexier than a simple black Speedo with that swish logo.
The price range for Speedo swimwear is around $30 to $80.
H&M is a Swedish brand that offers affordable swimwear options that are perfect for gay men who want to look stylish without breaking the bank. Their swimwear features a range of styles, from trunks to swim briefs, though H&M swim trunks are definitely most common. H&M’s swimwear is perfect for those who want to try out different styles without committing to a high price tag. They’re also really good about getting the summer trends on point—whether it’s geometric shapes, neon colors, or patterns like flowers or plaid.
The price range for H&M men’s swimwear is around $10 to $30.
7. JJ Malibu
JJ Malibu is a Canadian brand that offers fun and playful swimwear designs that are perfect for gay men who want to show off their personality. Their swimwear features unique prints, bold colors, and a range of styles, from briefs to jockstraps. JJ Malibu’s swimwear is perfect for those who want to add a touch of humor to their beach or pool day.
The price range for JJ Malibu swimwear is around $25 to $50.
8. Garçon Official
Garçon Official is a British brand that offers stylish, high-quality swimwear designs that are perfect for gay men who want to make a statement. I’m a fan of their underwear which you see in a lot of high fashion magazines, but their swimwear is equally cool. The brand is much more elegant with simple colors like black and gold, and their swimsuit line includes a range of styles, from briefs to trunks. Garçon Official’s swimwear is perfect for those who want to add a touch of sophistication to their beach or pool day.
The price range for Garçon Official swimwear is around $60 to $100.
Calzedonia is an Italian brand that offers trendy swimwear options that are perfect for gay men who want to stay on top of the latest fashion trends. Their swimwear often includes fun patterns and prints, but I have several trunks of theirs which are two-toned complementary colors (ie, a green and yellow pair of swim trunks). Calzedonia’s swimwear is perfect for those who want to try out the latest swimwear trends. Calzedonia as a brand is also attached to the Intimissimi Italian lingerie brand which offers their own swimwear line, though it’s not as varied as Calzedonia. I definitely prefer Calzedonia swim trunks to the Intimissimi ones (though Intimissimi’s underwear can’t be beat!!).
The price range for Calzedonia swimwear is around $30 to $80.
10. Amazon Fashion
Listen, I may get some flack for this, but I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I don’t have more than a handful of speedos I’ve bought via Amazon from Amazon Fashion and/or random Amazon retailers. Amazon Fashion offers a wide range of swimwear options for gay men, with every style you can imagine—it just depends how creative you can be when searching on Amazon. There’s less of a guarantee of quality when shopping on Amazon, but if you want a browse a large selection of swimsuits, compare prices easily, and get that same-day or next-day shipping via Prime, it can be useful in a pinch.
Amazon prices vary. I tend to buy cheap knowing that the quality won’t hold up; but it’s best when you need a last-minute swimsuit before a trip, or maybe a last-minute pool date.
Henre is a French brand that offers high-quality swimwear for men. Their swimwear features classic designs with a modern twist, and they offer a range of styles, from swim briefs to shorts. Henre’s swimwear is perfect for those who want a stylish and sophisticated look. I love the style of Henre’s fashion and first discovered it at a gay gift shop while traveling. My favorite part about the Henre fashion line is each speedo style comes with a complementary shorts style as well, so you can interchange between a swim brief or trunks.
The price range for Henre swimwear is around $50 to $100.
12. Elia Beachwear
Elia Beachwear is a Greek brand that offers trendy and stylish swimwear options for men. Their swimwear features unique prints and patterns, and they offer a range of styles, from classic trunks to swim briefs.
Elia Beachwear’s swimwear is perfect for those who want to stand out at the beach or pool. I first discovered Elia Beachwear at a shop in Palm Springs (one of the gayest cities in America). The brand can be a bit pricey but it’s worth it. Some of their speedo-like swimwear comes with a privacy cup insert so you don’t have to worry about a dick imprint.
The price range for Elia Beachwear swimwear is around $50 to $100. Their clothes are available online through retailers such as DailyJocks.com
One of my favorite gay swimwear brands is from HUNK (which coincidentally also makes great underwear). The really unique part of their gay swim briefs compared to other brands is in their bold, vibrant colors and unique patterns. The material is also high quality and feels soft but with just the right amount of elasticity. With a soft, lightweight ultra stretch fabric, HUNK swimwear briefs stay comfortably place in the water with maximum versatility whether you’re at the pool or playing beach vollyeball.
Photo above is of Daniel Montoya, the viral Colombian supermodel and adult star. The price for HUNK swimwear ranges between $30 (for swim thongs) to $60 for the sexy swim briefs and swim shorts.
Adidas bike shorts a great option for gay men who want a versatile swimwear option that can also be used for other activities, such as running or working out. Their shorts are made from high-quality materials and come in a range of colors and designs, though I find the classic black Adidas shorts the sexiest.
While Adidas does have their own swimwear, I think the shorts are perfect for those who want a sporty and functional swimwear option—and a super sexy alternative to a swimsuit. I’ve worn them when I’ve had to travel between the city and the beach such as in places like Tel Aviv where you can dry-off quickly after a swim before heading back into the city.
The price range for Adidas shorts varies widely depending on the style and design. Shop Adidas online here.
Cin2 is an American brand that offers stylish and sexy underwear options for men. While not specifically designed for swimming, their underwear can be a fun and flirty alternative to traditional swimwear. Cin2’s underwear is perfect for those who want to add a touch of eroticism to their beach or pool day.
The price range for Cin2 underwear is around $25 to $50.
16. Skull & Bones
This was an Instagram discovery for me. Skull & Bones is an American brand that offers trendy and fashionable swimwear options for men. Their swimwear features unique prints and patterns, and even lots of sexy mesh underwear styles.
The Skull & Bones’ swimwear is a bit more subdued than their underwear and is perfect for those who want to make a bold fashion statement at the beach or pool. I found the sizes from Skull & Bones run very small though, so while I usually wear small/mediums, I had to buy a large to find the right fit.
The price range for Skull & Bones swimwear is around $40 to $80.
In conclusion, there are many great swimwear brands out there for gay men, each with its own unique style and price range. By considering the brands mentioned in this article, you can find the perfect swimwear for your next beach or pool day. And with the perfect swim fit, who knows you may even find more than a fun day and land yourself a date!