Monday, July 27, 2009
Mens Swimsuits Getting Shorter
In the article How to Buy a Swimsuit: A GQ Primer we’re told that men’s swimsuits are going shorter this summer. A shorter and fit cut makes us look “trim, confident, and, manly.” Just like the man in the above GQ photo.
Let’s be honest. A swimsuit made with discarded McDonald’s wrappers and dental floss would make this guy look “trim, confident, and manly.”
When shopping for a swimsuit we should look for three key features: flat front, Velcro fly and lace tie. I’m happy to report that the two suits I bought for my cruise had all three!
Swimsuits of this construction will keep your “package private” by preventing clinging as you emerge from the water. (Is GQ missing the entire point of having a package?)
Do you think short swimsuits will come back? GQ tells us they are, but that is the fashion world creating trends. In the example below, the shorts still look out of style and dated to me. How long will it take before our eyes say this look is fashion forward and the in-thing?
In case you want this swimsuit, it’s by Loro Piana and according to GQ costs $345. Yes, $345 for one swimsuit.
No offense to Loro Piana, but for $345 I better get a swimsuit, a private beach cabana, 4 Go-Go boys inside, a fruity drink with an umbrella and a shot of penicillin for the flight home.