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Old 08-18-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: bloomington,illinois
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Everybody obviously has their own sense of style and what they think is appropriate and such, so I'm probably the only one in the pool wearing BDU shorts! At least I'm original!

T.

 
Old 08-18-2012, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
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Hmmm...why do fat, 50+ year-old European guys wear Speedos?
 
Old 08-18-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Because about 20 years ago, Michael Jordan started wearing long basketball shorts, instead of the standard short shorts. It became cool. Now everyone wears long shorts and swim trunks.
I thought it originated with surfer fashion. There are board shorts for women, too, with bikini tops. Men can always shorten the legs on their swim shorts, if they feel they're uncomfortably long.
 
Old 08-18-2012, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Minnesota, USA
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The last time I checked, only older males in Europe wore speedos. All the younger males are following the American fashion.
 
Old 08-18-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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Is it really important if they rather wear knee length? why is this so important?!
It's very important, because banana hammocks don't do anyone any favours.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 12:22 AM
 
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The last time I checked, only older males in Europe wore speedos. All the younger males are following the American fashion.
Nah, it may depend on the region but I have been to Italy 5 times and 80% of the men wear speedos.

In fact on my most recent vacation a couple weeks ago one of my Italian friends had a testicle hanging out -- I didn't tell him as it occurred to me it would likely not bother him.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Canada
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It's just that the fashions are different in North America! You can analyze why they are, but that's really what it comes down to - fashion. People wear long shorts because that's what's cool and no one wants to be the dork wearing the swim suit type that went out of fashion in NA thirty years ago. Same reason guys stopped wearing parachute pants. I could see it change back if someone or something started a trend that made smaller suits cool again. Skinny jeans came in, so I could see it happening some day.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 12:56 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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In Latin America, Southern Europe and the Middle East short shorts rather than speedos or boardies are favoured. Northern Europeans including Brits often wear boardies.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 01:01 AM
 
Location: NH Lakes Region
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I don't know why they do, but most of the time I'm thankful... One could only hope the trend would catch on elsewhere...
 
Old 08-19-2012, 03:32 AM
 
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Maybe because some of us are modest, and want to keep our junk where it belongs?
*hint* I can't wear speedos.

T.
There is a happy medium between speedos and what would be best called capris.
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