Essex boy Mark Wright models the best trunks for poolside lounging.
If you've never seen an episode of The Only Way Is Essex (or the last season of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! or Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights) you may not know who Mark Wright is.
That means you're free to appreciate our August swimwear shoot on its own terms: an homage to Sexy Beast, shot in the blistering heat and Technicolor glory of Miami. But if you have seen The Only Way Is Essex...
You're probably thinking: OMG-doesn't-Mark-look-reem!?-he's-obviously-been-putting-in-the-hours-in-the-gym-even-more-than-usual-if-only-the-gang-in-Sugar-Hut-could-see-him-now- bet-Lauren's-well-jel-even-if-she-is-110-per-cent-over-him-now-but-where's-Arg?-is-the-bromance-officially-over?-wouldn't-want-to-see-Arg-in-a-pair-of-micro-shorts-though-even-if-he-is-less-of-a-dough-boy-these-days-what-with-the-marathon-training-at-least-it's-not-any-of-the-TOWIE-women-they're-scary-I-bet-Nanny-Pat's-so-proud.
But like we say, if you've never seen it - enjoy the trunks.
See the full shoot in the August issue of Esquire (out now), also available in digital edition here.
(Above) Orange floral print swim shorts by Polo Ralph Lauren, £125
Aqua check swimshorts by Myo, £135
Lycra swim shorts by Versace, £220
Photography by Tom Van Schelven
Fashion by Gareth Scourfield