So, at the moment I’m on vacation in the south of Thailand, and I come well-prepared and well-equipped with my personal selection of the best and latest swim wear from one of my absolute favorite brands, Aussiebum.
My starting point for selecting what cuts to bring was my recent men’s swim wear poll which revealed that you guys are divided into three major segments when it comes to you beach swim wear preferences.
Some prefer regular swim briefs. Others enjoy the longer legs and go for square cuts. And then there’s a great deal of you who are more into the surf look, choosing board shorts when hitting the beach.
Whatever category you belong to, I’ve chosen my personal favorite. And you know I would never recommend any underwear or swim wear style that I haven’t actually tried on myself.
So without any further delay, here’s my bid for the ultimate Aussiebum 2010 men’s swimwear guide.
The Ultimate Aussiebum Swim Briefs – The Wonderjock Classic
Even though Aussiebum offers more than a whopping 20 different swim brief styles, there really can be no doubt about my favorite of the bunch.
It’s the style that made Aussiebum famous around the world, the 2,5″ Wonderjock Classic swim brief. Since its introduction the Wonderjock’s signature pouch design has been incorporated in loads of other Aussiebum swim wear styles as well as underwear.
For those of you not in the know, here’s what so special about the Wonderjock pouch. The secret is that you place stuff (balls and all) into a pocket inside the briefs. The pocket then lifts everything up and out thus giving you an admirable pouch profile, eliminating those unfortunate “cold water” situations which can have a minimizing effect on your pouch appearance.
The Aussiebum Wonderjock 2,5″ Swim Brief is available in a ton of colors. Aussiebum also offers slim swim briefs (1,5″) and hipsters with Wonderjock functionality.
Personally, I like the original black swim brief the best. Why? Simply because it’s cool and classic-looking, and with the Wonderjock technology in place you don’t need fancy colors or prints to attract (or indeed diverge) attention from your crotch area.
In terms of fit and production quality, Aussiebum is always a safe bet. The Wonderjock 2,5″ Swim Brief is made from 100 % Nylon, meaning it dries up incredibly fast after a swim.
I wore a size M for a 32 and the swim brief fit perfectly. Even though the pictures don’t really show it, the swim brief does come with an adjustable drawstring.
When getting a Wonderjock style, you need to be aware that your stuff is held firmly in place to ensure the lift effect. If you’re usually a fan of everything moving around more freely, you might want to choose one of the styles below instead.
The Aussiebum Wonderjock Original 2,5″ swim brief is US$27 at www.aussiebum.com.
The Ultimate Aussiebum Swim Square Cut (hipster) – League Hipster and Inspire Desire
So choosing my favorite hipster/square cut was actually a tough call. The two Aussiebum hipster cuts I find the most appealing are the Inspire Desire with the funky cool tartan inspired print design and the League Hipster, pictured below in a cool gray version.
In fact, I was unable to choose one over the other. The Inspire Desire is blessed with a stylish print, which will get you all the (right) attention on the beach. It’s the “fashion” choice of the two candidates, and the 86% Polyester, 14% Elastane fabric blend is a perfect choice for fast-drying swim wear.
The Aussiebum Inspire Desire swim hipster is US$46 at www.aussiebum.com.
The League Swim Hipster, on the other hand, is the option to go for if you’re looking for a sporty style that’s optimized for water activities. You could easily wear this to a game of water polo or for day of surfing.
In terms of fabric, the League Hipster is slightly different from the Inspire Desire as it is made from 80% Nylon and 20% Lycra, which felt absolutely wonderful to wear. Again I wore a size M, and it had plenty of stretch to provide an excellent fit.
When it comes to color options, both styles are available in an endless number of variations. As far as the League Hipster goes, I prefer the darker colors like the gray version shown above. You can get it with or without the number “10″ print.
At US$38, the Aussiebum League Swim Hipster is a slightly cheaper alternative than the Inspire Desire. Click here to buy it directly from Aussiebum.
The Ultimate Aussiebum Surf Shorts – Bondi Series Scent Surf
The final category in Guys’ Underwear Blog’s ultimate guide to the best 2010 Aussiebum swimwear is surf shorts.
Many of you guys prefer the laid back and baggy look of a pair of surf shorts. And as far as I can tell from going to the beach in Europe, the US (and now Thailand), it is the most popular mainstream men’s swimwear style out there.
So no swim wear guide can be complete without a pair high-quality, comfortable surf shorts. Luckily, Aussiebum carries a number of styles in this category. I took a look at all of them and decided to try out the brand new Bondi Series surf shorts.
In terms of cut, the Bondi Series is a trend-setter. This summer board and surf shorts must be a little more short-legged than what we’re used to, with the legs of the shorts ending mid-thigh, quite a few inches above the knee.
In terms of print design, I prefer the Scent Surt variant, a fun floral print, typical for this kind of swim wear.
The Bondi Series surf shorts are made from 100 % Polyester, has a drawstring and a proper elastic band to ensure that the shorts stay put during water activities.
I wore them to the beach today, and they looked über stylish in my own opinion and felt absolutely great to wear. The size M was a perfect match for my 32″ waist.
This is definately the choice for you if you like your private parts to roam more freely than is the case with briefs and hipsters.
And the best part, the Aussiebum Bondi Series surf short is only about US$32, which is a true bargain in my book. Real value for money.
With that we have come to end of the Ultimate Aussiebum 2010 Men’s Swimwear guide.
Tell me what your favorite Aussiebum swimwear style is!
And if you want more men’s swim wear, check out my reviews of the superb brief and trunk cuts by Mensuas and ES Collection.