Guide to men's swimwear

  • beaujangle

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    Jul 24, 2014 1:06 AM GMT
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  • interesting

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    Jul 24, 2014 7:03 AM GMT
    For me, it depends on what kind of swimming I'm doing in order to gauge the right swimwear I should have on. When I'm doing laps in the pool, usually it takes an hour to three spread out through the day, then I would choose anything that's like a square cut made from polyester, which would last for a long time and not be degraded by chlorine.

    For lounging and beach, I like to wear something short and nice, like a short trunk, but not as high as a speedo. And material wise, it wouldn't matter. Just comfort.
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    Jul 24, 2014 12:57 PM GMT
    speedos!
  • MarvelClimber

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    Jul 24, 2014 1:15 PM GMT
    Cocksox all the way

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    Jul 24, 2014 1:58 PM GMT
    Loose board shorts that droop to the knees look like skirts. They do nothing to complement the male physique.

    The next time you go to the beach look at all the guys in board shorts and then imagine that they are wearing skirts, and voilà! they're in skirts.
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  • Kalifornicati...

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    Jul 24, 2014 2:17 PM GMT
    Sungas/ square cut that's all I wear anymore. I like the Brazilian sungas because they have a bit more fabric that bunches up around the genital area that doesn't make the outline of your dick obvious.
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    Jul 24, 2014 5:30 PM GMT
    While the video provided a little insight, I didn't think it really covered a lot of basics. Board shorts look great on tall lean guys, whereas shorter men tend to look better with suits that come up higher on the thighs. Average height guys tend to have more options. The better shape you're in the more you can show it off, although I think things like cocksox are just vulgar for wearing in public.

    Regardless, swimsuit season is always a reason to NOT skip legs day.
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    Jul 24, 2014 6:49 PM GMT
    MarvelClimber saidCocksox all the way


    While you aren't wearing a cocksox, the pic of you on Flamenco Beach in your profile is quite nice!
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    Jul 24, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
    Nivek saidLoose board shorts that droop to the knees look like skirts. They do nothing to complement the male physique.

    The next time you go to the beach look at all the guys in board shorts and then imagine that they are wearing skirts, and voilà! they're in skirts.
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    I HATE board shorts. Once they are wet they take FOREVER to dry. I hate the feel of all that wet material. And don't get me started on how absolutely ridiculous short guys look in them. They look more like they are wearing maxi dresses instead of skirts.

    Speedos and sungas for me.
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    Jul 24, 2014 8:42 PM GMT
    Speedo's!
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    Jul 24, 2014 8:57 PM GMT
    Obviously I'm in favor of speedo-type suits.

    The video was worthless. Does anybody actually get confused about a wet suit as a swim suit?
    And then after he talks about how so many people fear Speedos, he recommends the Speedo website.
    And jammers are not made of tougher material. They are made of the exact same stuff as short speedos.

    And why is it that gay guys, especially gay guys on a site for athletic pursuits, are worried about seeing more of the male body? Board shorts are worse than Victorian repressive skirts.
  • Kwokpot

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    Jul 24, 2014 10:26 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    Nivek saidLoose board shorts that droop to the knees look like skirts. They do nothing to complement the male physique.

    The next time you go to the beach look at all the guys in board shorts and then imagine that they are wearing skirts, and voilà! they're in skirts.
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    I HATE board shorts. Once they are wet they take FOREVER to dry. I hate the feel of all that wet material. And don't get me started on how absolutely ridiculous short guys look in them. They look more like they are wearing maxi dresses instead of skirts.

    Speedos and sungas for me.

    I always find it ironic when guys in long board shorts are catching some rays will invariably HIKE UP/roll up each leg to mid thigh - hmmm
    Why don't you just buy a swimsuit that LANDS mid thigh then???icon_confused.gif
  • toybrian

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    Jul 25, 2014 1:54 AM GMT
    Like my speedo but may look into square cut ones for other times..Was a good vidoe I have to say...Thanks..
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    Jul 25, 2014 3:14 AM GMT
    I had a couple of Aussiebum Trunks, similar like this in blue, red and white.

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  • tyler_helm

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    Jul 25, 2014 4:29 AM GMT
    This guy has no idea about history of fashion. Seriously we went from naked to "It Happened One Night". His Conclusions about Bathing etc are not correct. Suits in the Victorian Era were Wool and covered from the knee to the shoulder. they were wool until the invention of nylon.
    Wet suits are not swimsuits they have little or nothing to do with recreational swiming.
    And the clips are not real men. They are finely chiseled bodies that are not universal.

    LAME
  • jjguy05

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    Jul 25, 2014 4:45 AM GMT
    Board shorts can look fantastic if they're the right cut, right length, fit properly, are not loose (and don't look like a skirt), and of course if the guy wearing them is in shape.
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    Jul 25, 2014 1:37 PM GMT
    when i'm actually in public i'm rather modest. shirtless and 'board shorts' are my pick. in addition to the fact that i feel like if you have a really good body and you wear super-revealing clothing -- i feel like that's KINDA douchey behavior... but in addition to that, i have a big dick and honestly it's revealing enough as it is with board shorts, let alone if i decided to wear something like a speedo or even just shorter swim trunks. i'm sure people wouldn't mind it, but i'd feel just a bit TOO objectified, or at least douchey

    i find with some / a lot of really good lookin guys in public, there's this general unawareness they have that, yes, while they look good, wearing certain clothing that reveals their muscles just comes off as tacky. jersey shore-esque. i find the really muscular/physically-built men tend to look best when they are more humble about their body. not really trying to show it off, but not hide it either.
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    Jul 25, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
    Speedo!
  • madsexy

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    Jul 25, 2014 10:31 PM GMT
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    OH MY GOD - the older guy at 8:58 icon_rolleyes.gif
    If I ever get like that shoot me in the head . . . LONG before I EVER think about wearing that Speedo! icon_rolleyes.gif

    About the video - absolutely disagree with the naysayer critic above - the guy's videos are great! icon_biggrin.gif
  • madsexy

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    Jul 25, 2014 10:34 PM GMT
    greekphysique saidwhen i'm actually in public i'm rather modest. shirtless and 'board shorts' are my pick. in addition to the fact that i feel like if you have a really good body and you wear super-revealing clothing -- i feel like that's KINDA douchey behavior... but in addition to that, i have a big dick and honestly it's revealing enough as it is with board shorts, let alone if i decided to wear something like a speedo or even just shorter swim trunks. i'm sure people wouldn't mind it, but i'd feel just a bit TOO objectified, or at least douchey

    i find with some / a lot of really good lookin guys in public, there's this general unawareness they have that, yes, while they look good, wearing certain clothing that reveals their muscles just comes off as tacky. jersey shore-esque. i find the really muscular/physically-built men tend to look best when they are more humble about their body. not really trying to show it off, but not hide it either.

    +1
    Difference with me is after swimming in school and then at university for two years and always required to wear skimpy Speedos which did NOT have size variances for difficult to cover extra large equipment I got over my embarrassment long ago. So I guess I'm saying I didn't have a choice but to be "douchey"? icon_eek.gif

    Now I wear Speedo square-cuts to swim - at least I can keep it all in though definitely not in any way hidden. icon_redface.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 26, 2014 12:24 AM GMT
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    Jul 26, 2014 1:53 AM GMT
    Just returned from a nude beach, I'm a fan of no swimwear! So nice to just be constricted. And being around others the same just made it more comfortable, even at my age!
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    Jul 26, 2014 3:20 AM GMT
    He didn't mention the Cobra! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


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    Jul 26, 2014 3:59 PM GMT
    The higher and looser the better.
  • FRE0

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    Jul 26, 2014 8:33 PM GMT
    When I actually have to wear a costume for swimming, which seems silly, I wear the brief type of swim suite, but not excessively brief. I'm not much concerned with style. The fact that there are no models my age implies that people my age should not be concerned with style. If clothing manufacturers want me to buy their styles, then they should have models my age.

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