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Old 08-20-2012, 06:46 PM
 
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Not if you have good looking legs
It's not the legs we're objecting to seeing.

 
Old 08-20-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Is it because most men are fat and therefore this tradition?
Yeah a lot of these North Americans have a proud history of being obese. Tisk tisk tisk.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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All round the world, from Asia to Europe to South America, men wear short swimming suits. It seems only in US and Canada, men have to wear their ridiculously long and baggy shorts in the pool. from a practical point of view, aren't they heavy once in the water?

What are they afraid of? On the other hand, women can wear next to nothing but it seems totally fine. Why are men so conservative? Is it because most men are fat and therefore this tradition?
Its the style. Period.

much like on the Maine seacoast you see Men from Quebec wearing capris pants.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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It's not the legs we're objecting to seeing.
What a our package? just dont look if it bothers you, look at my pretty face instead
 
Old 08-20-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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no, but I am sure you were not the person who picked your long shorts in 1975. You dad during the years you grew up already made sure that you only consider long trunks as the only acceptable option for a man to swim in.
My father had nothing to do with my clothes choice when I was a kid. It was all my mother's doing. You people with your stupid suppositions just don't give up do you?
 
Old 08-20-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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Its the style. Period.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 08:42 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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What a our package? just dont look if it bothers you, look at my pretty face instead
Would you rather pretend that males have va jay jay's like women?
 
Old 08-20-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Board shorts come in cool Hawaiian prints and are colorful. Speedos....don't. And aren't, so much.

Probably the next fad for male swimwear in North America will be short shorts. It always swings back toward the opposite extreme.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 08:50 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Board shorts come in cool Hawaiian prints and are colorful. Speedos....don't. And aren't, so much.

Probably the next fad for male swimwear in North America will be short shorts. It always swings back toward the opposite extreme.
Short shorts were the norm for most of the 20th century, actually. Watch those old movies from the 50s to the 60s, most of the guys are wearing short shorts not speedos. Speedos peaked in the 70s-80s.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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I didn't read the whole thread (it's veeery long). But it seems that everyone here is assuming that knee-long swimsuits are only used in the US and Canada. Here, in Argentina, South America (yeah, Latinos), we men wear mostly knee-long swimsuits too. Perhaps not long to the knee, but certainly longer than the traditional shorts. Now that I think of it, I have the impression that relatively young men, like me (I'm 35), and younger wear knee-long swimsuits, whereas older men (say, 60+) wear something more close to shorts. But maybe it's just my impression. In any case, most men don't wear shorts to the beach. In fact, knee-long swimsuits have been kind of fashionable since quite a long ago, like 20 years perhaps or even more. It's the same with soccer shorts. If you see what soccer players used to wear (in the world in general, I would say) in the 80s and compare it with now, you'll see that the length of those shorts has increased quite a bit.

As to speedos (today I learned a new word), definitely not, we don't wear those over here as a rule. There are exceptions, but they are really exceptions, usually eccentric types. We call speedos "sungas", that's what they are called in Brazil and we tend to associate speedos/sungas with that country.

Perhaps Sophie can help with this. Women are more aware of these things in general. Perhaps Sophie has already posted (I already said I didn't read the whole thread). :P
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