While swim trunks are made for, and most commonly used for, swimming one way or another, they are still used in several other ways. This is very common on vacations when you might go straight from the beach to the gym, or bar. Therefore people want’s to know when, where and if they can use their swim trunks. In some situations it’s no problem at all but in some, that you might find unusual, it’s strictly banned to use swim trunks. And while there is no strict right or wrong in most situations we hope that this post will guide you in how to wear swim trunks. Hopefully you’ll feel a little more comfortable after reading this! Table of Contents Pineapple Watermelon Swim ShortsRated 5.00 out of 5 $60 Select options Emerald $60 Select options Turtle Matching Couples Swimwear $80 Select options Turtle Swimsuit $49 Select options The pocket situation Another thing to keep in mind when using swim shorts instead of shorts is the whole pocket situation. You regular shorts might have more pockets or pockets that are made to carry more and different things. It’s not certain that your swim shorts have the same capacity. For more information about pockets on swim trunks see our complete guide on the topic. Swim shorts pockets Popsicle Swim ShortsRated 4.00 out of 5 $60 Select options Emerald $60 Select options Pineapple Watermelon Swim ShortsRated 5.00 out of 5 $60 Select options Silver $60 Select options Do you wear swim trunks with underwear? The age old question wether you should wear underwear or not under your swim trunks have been debated for as long as swim trunks have been around. And the answer is kind of boring: it depends on your personal preference. If you should wear underwear under your swim trunks depends on 2 things: what type of shorts do you have and you personal preferences. Swim shorts with netting usually means that you are not wearing anything under while it’s very common that you wear underwear under a pair of board shorts. We have a whole article further looking into the topic of inner lining (netting) of swim trunks and what you should wear underneath. Check it out here: Board shorts with and without liner [Complete guide 2021] Can you wear swim shorts in public? Yes you can wear swim trunks in public! There should be nothing stopping you really. As mentioned above, there might be some places and locations where it isn’t a good choice to wear swim trunks. And some few places also have rules agains wearing them. However, in general there should be nothing holding you back from wearing your swim trunks as much as you would like in public! Can you wear swim shorts to the gym? Many of our customers ask us if they can wear swim trunks to the gym? Our answer is often yes you can wear swim trunks to the gym! Well at least that’s the answer most of the time. There are a few things you need to keep in mind if you want to wear swim trunks to the gym. First, you need be aware of any regulations at your local gym. While most gyms doesn’t have strict rules on what you can wear, some do. Often it’s as easy as asking in the reception if they are okey with you wearing your swim trunks inside the gym, they are usually cool with it! Swim trunks are similar to workout or runner shorts in many way but there are still some key differences. Below we will look closer into if actually working out in swim trunks is a good idea or not. Can you wear swim trunks to the gym Pineapple Watermelon Swim ShortsRated 5.00 out of 5 $60 Select options Emerald $60 Select options Turtle Matching Couples Swimwear $80 Select options Turtle Swimsuit $49 Select options Can I work out in swim trunks? So can you actually work out in swim trunks? When talking to regulars at the gym the answer we get is it depends on what you are doing. As mentioned before, swim trunks and workout or runner shorts are similar in many ways but there are some key differences. Swim trunks are often not as flexible as activewear. So if you are doing exercises where you move around alos or need the flexibility, like squats for example, you might not be as comfortable in swim trunks. Depending on if you have inner mesh lining or underwear, biking running can also might not be ideal in swim trunks. All runners and cyclists know that you need truly comfortable underwear when doing either biking or running. Swim trunks are not made with these exercises in mind and therefore might not be as comfortable. These are two examples of then swim trunks might not be a good choice when working out. However, if you are just working out and doing biceps curls in between beach sessions you are most likely just as comfortable in your swim trunks as in any other activewear. Can you wear swim trunks to school? While it’s not the most common, many teenagers would like to know if it’s okey to wear swim trunks to school. While it might not be banned, you probably should not wear swim trunks to school. Most people consider school to be something you should take serious. It’s a place for learning, evolving and growing. We believe you should dress accordingly. Not saying you need to be all dressed up for school, but wearing swim trunks to school is, in most peoples view, too relaxed and dressed down. However, the question on wether you are allowed or not is a slightly different questions. Dress codes in schools vary a lot around the world. The most strict schools have uniforms for all students. If this is your school, don’t even think about swim trunks. However, most schools don’t have uniforms but still implement a ”dress properly” policy. Here the school doesn’t want to force a uniform on you but still expects all students to dress properly. And again, here we don’t thing swim trunks fits in. Lastly there are schools with no regulations regarding clothing. You might be all in your rights to show up in swim trunks. But you have to ask yourself, do you think it’s appropriate? Wearing swim trunks to school Can you wear swim shorts in France? Wearing swim trunks in france Now isn’t that a strange question. You can wear swim trunks around the whole world. But could you wear trunks in France? The answer is no you can not wear swim trunks in France. At least nog in public pools. In France they actually have an old law from 1903 banning swim trunks with excessive fabric. So no swim trunks at all in public French pools. Then the next question you might ask yourself is, then what? You are suposed to wear tight speedo like briefs. We have a complete guide on different men’s swim trunks you can read here: Different types of men’s swim trunks Conclusion There are million ways you can wear your swim trunks or swim shorts, and that’s the fun part about swim trunks! We would really encourage you to wear your trunks in a way that fits you. Use styling tips as inspiration and use rules as guidelines. The most important is that you enjoy your time in your swim trunks and that you wear them with pride! The purpose of this post is to bring up some guidelines and ideas for when and how to wear swim shorts. It can bee seen as boring, but that’s not how we thing you should look at it. Use this blog post as pointers, and then go out there and experience, live and travel in your swim trunks. 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