PumaGuy saidI'm getting ready for vacation and wondered what style is appropriate for a man almost 60. I had over a dozen knee length board shorts - but I've really grown tired of them. I doubt I'll be in bikini shape (nor age) in time. What's a good cut for an overweight guy speeding past his 50s? Links are appreciated too!
I would say stay clear of the swimbriefs, old decrepit men that wear them under their bellies have kinda left a bad stigma and an air of creepiness.
If you are over 6 foot you can do knee length boardies as you are tall enough, and it would suit your bigger build (with my slim build i look like im drowning in boardies).
If you have nice legs or want more leg to tan, or you are under 6 foot tall, wear swimshorts, there are ones that look like short boardies or even the very classy "yacht short" look for swimming.
Ripcurl has some good quality boardies: http://www.ripcurl.com/us/
For some real classic high luxury swim apparel (at a price) try Charlie by Mathew Zinc :