Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Look at the Different Types of Men's Boardshorts

Boardshorts have been especially designed to fit the unique needs of surfers and have evolved greatly over the years. These attractive yet practical shorts are now worn by a number of people in addition to surfers because they are comfortable and attractive. Boardshorts for men now come in a variety of different styles and here is an overview of the different types so you can choose the one that is right for you.

Standard Boardshorts are the choice of most surfers since they are very loose in the leg and are secure but not too tight around the waist. These features enable people to perform some of the more complicated maneuvers while also being long enough to keep a man’s leg hairs from being pulled on the board’s wax.

Retro Board Shorts are similar in style to the ones that first appeared in the 1950s and 1960s. They are somewhat shorter and snugger fitting than traditional boardshort which can make them more difficult to perform surfing maneuvers in. Instead, these shorts are often worn while swimming, scuba diving or water skiing instead.

Modern-style boardshorts fall somewhere in the middle of retro and traditional boardshorts. They tend to be sleek but not tight fitting, and have legs that are around 18 to 22 inches long. These shorts are very stylish and are appropriate for boating, swimming or just spending a day at the beach.

Baggies are usually worn by men who like a looser fit to their clothing. As their name suggests, they are looser-fitting and “baggier” than most other styles of boardshorts. Despite the fact that they are baggy, they are nonetheless very good for surfing as they tend to have an elastic waist that will help hold them in place despite being pummeled by heavy waves.

Half Jam shorts contain an inner mesh lining and a waistband that is elasticized only part of the way around it. While they are good choices for surfing, they should not be worn for long periods of time as the inner mesh can increase the odds of chafing. Half Jams are more practical for everyday wear or spending time at the beach in.

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