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Old 07-27-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one. At school, at the gym, at Wal-Mart, wearing board shorts (obviously not 100% of the time).

Two red ones, like this one, and a dark blue plain one.

http://www.genesissurfshop.com/shop/images/wavelength-red.jpg (broken link)

Faux pas ala socks and sandals or chill?
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Board shorts are normal here in FL. . I see guys wearing them with flip-flops.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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Keep them at the beach. Put on some clothing when in public.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I live near the beach in California and see them all the time... I didn't realize it was a fashion faux pas.
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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Who cares what you wear to Wal-Mart? I see people wearing a swim suit with a cover-up on in there and it's obvious that they are on their way to the beach or lake. (They are usually buying a coolor or drinks or beach towels or something)
Now, if you wear board shorts with no intention of going to the beach/lake/pool that day, then I think it's weird to wear them, especially to school. But to the store - no one knows whether or not you're really on your way to go swimming
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Too far from the beach, NJ
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Okay, you get a free pass on this one. But only to the beach, pool, or Walmart.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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You'll look like a douche. I'd rather drink urine than wear "Balin" boardshorts in public.

IMO.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:22 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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You can wear them if you're a poor high school/college student who doesn't have much money for a wardrobe, you get a free pass from the fashion police, so you can wear that for the summer. Please wash them regularly or have a couple pair to trade off wearing.

If you're trying to affect a "carefree" "California/Hawaii" lifestyle (p.s. I have never seen a surfer on a surfboard wearing board shorts - water is too cold in L.A.) and you live anywhere but on the west coast - you're gonna look like a poser.

Board shorts should not be worn if you are over 22, past college age, and not on the beach.

You're welcome.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Pst, I would never wear anything that says "Balin", I just chose one that has the same red as mine. Y'all are making me feel bad so I guess board shorts are going to be restricted to Wal-Mart
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Wear what you want.

A. It's your money/look/etc
B. Gives us something to poke fun at when we see ya.
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