With such a clos­e­fit­ting snug­ness, the male swim­mer’s en­tire body form is de­fined in way too much de­tail

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

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.

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