Speedos banned in UK!

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    Aug 10, 2009 3:09 PM GMT
    What do you think about this guys?

    Alton Towers in skimpy Speedos ban
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    Major tourist attraction Alton Towers has banned Speedos and other types of tight swimming trunks at its Staffordshire site on grounds of taste. Skip related content


    Alton Towers in skimpy Speedos ban
    The trunks are favoured by the likes of Rod Stewart and soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

    But it seems Alton Towers' bosses cannot stomach the types of swimwear that have featured at their waterpark, reckoning them "more suited to Spain than Staffordshire".

    The company said that a number of men had been sporting tight trunks during the hot weather.

    It went on: "To prevent embarrassment among fellow members of the public and to maintain the family friendly atmosphere at the resort, bosses have taken the extreme measure of banning these tight trunks from their popular waterpark located within the Splash Landings Hotel.

    "While women may hail the return of the skimpy bathers, the style itself is not deemed public or family friendly, and therefore we are requesting that male swimmers wear more appropriate styles such as boardshorts."

    Alton Towers Resort sales and marketing director Morwenna Angove said "We feel this small brief style is not appropriate for a family venue so we are advising male bathers to wear more protective swimwear such as shorts."

    "We are also looking into offering complimentary male waxing, which will ensure preserve the dignity of all our guests."
  • Timbales

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    Aug 10, 2009 3:39 PM GMT
    Why is it always extremes? There are other bathing suits for men besides speedos and board shorts.
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    Aug 10, 2009 4:07 PM GMT
    An amusement park in the middle of England is hardly the UK.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 10, 2009 10:26 PM GMT
    It is obvious that the United Kingdom is getting just as conservative, prudish and boring as this country in regards to beach and swim attire. There is absolutely nothing wrong or tasteless about men wearing speedos. I guess this British resort should be boycotted until they overturn their idiotic policy. What baseless bullshit.
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    Aug 10, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
    you lot haven't seen what the average britt looks like have yas

    HAIL TO THE SPEEDO BAN!!!!!!!!
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    May 27, 2012 11:27 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]roadbikeRob said[/cite]It is obvious that the United Kingdom is getting just as conservative, prudish and boring as this country in regards to beach and swim attire. /quote]

    I noiced that recently, in Florida (at WDW) - no man, NOT A SINGLE man at the pool in the resort or at the water parks was wearing tight trunks, not even short versions (a la Daniel Craig in 007). It really surprised me, as anywhere in Europe, especially France or Germany, there would have been some men in speedo style trunks - of all ages, and sexual orientations

    Most of the guys were in long boardies, with the monority being in shorter styles.