With such a closefitting snugness, the male swimmer’s entire body form is defined in way too much detail
However, the style I do not believe was properly thought through; because with such a close fitting snugness when wet, the male swimmer’s entire body form is defined in way too much detail. He may as well swim naked. However, this did little to deter the likes of water polo players, scuba divers, professional swimmers, surfers, and, of course, German and French holidaymakers, who all loved the Speedo revolution.
Even athletes on running tracks got in on the act. Can you remember Linford Christie’s hideous one piece body-hugging lycra suit, worn while winning Gold at the Barcelona Olympics of 1992? They detracted horribly from his success.
For a reason I cannot begin to comprehend, many over-weight men, often those nearing the latter stages of their lives, opt for Speedos when visiting a beach. I am sorry, but I just feel that general standards of decency are being breached here.
If a man is in the peak of his life physically, then it is not so bad. But most of us have a beer belly, a saggy-ish rear end, pale thighs, and excessive hair. Swimming shorts that contain and hide what needs to be contained and hid do the job perfectly well, and cause no harm or offence.
So back to the French swimming pool that threw me and my board shorts out. A copy of this article will be translated, and sent to them.