Are Speedos in this summer?

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  1. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 10 years ago

    As a SPEEDO fan will I look out of place on the beach this summer?

    1. mikefitz profile image61
      mikefitzposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      speedos are never in in america, ever.

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        StormRyderposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Come on Mike...try one on take a picture and post it here then we will judge!! lol lol lol

    2. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      if you come to florida, oh yeah.... yikes

    3. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      When I was a lifeguard in Newport Bch, Calif in the mid 60's and in Ft. Lauderdale later, all we wore were speedos....:-)

    4. Sally's Trove profile image79
      Sally's Troveposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You wanna gratify yourself, or make yourself a chic magnet? Two different things. Girls are not crazy about guys in speedos, despite what the hype might say.  On the other hand, if that's what you like, then go for it. I bet your personality will overcome any looking out of place while wearing that thing.

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      Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      not if you go to the beaches I go to. But of course o uneed ot be old, fat, french and leathery....

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        that's funny!

    6. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You will in San Diego ! smile

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      Contriceposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Of course....if you're an olympic swimmer. big_smile

    8. FashionFame profile image57
      FashionFameposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      yes............. definitely. It was on runway show of Calvin Klein as well.

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    Justine76posted 10 years ago

    I will wear one if you do

  3. Pearldiver profile image78
    Pearldiverposted 10 years ago

    Speedos.......... hahaha
    How disgusting!!! lol
    Where is your self respect?? hmm
    Is Budgie Smuggling legal over there? hmm

  4. Anath profile image67
    Anathposted 10 years ago

    If you have the body to wear one, they are in... and I am coming along to see you wink

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    mtsi1098posted 10 years ago

    they won't be in my summer smile

  6. Isabelle22 profile image59
    Isabelle22posted 10 years ago

    http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm108/Haleighistheshit/maninspeedo.jpg

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      mtsi1098posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      and this is not me smile

      1. Isabelle22 profile image59
        Isabelle22posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Lol I hope not smile

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          mtsi1098posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          I have a better fashion sense...you can tell by the orange hat big_smile

  7. taganisted profile image69
    taganistedposted 10 years ago

    No speedos! There's no such thing as an attractive banana hammock!

  8. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 10 years ago

    Why do fat guy's look even fatter when wearing speedos? Does the speedo play tricks?

  9. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 10 years ago

    Speedo's are never in anywhere. Ever.

  10. jenisis profile image62
    jenisisposted 9 years ago

    Last summer It looked like more men were finally starting to wear skimpier bathing suits,at the beaches along Lake Michigan,rather than the long boardshorts. I know myself that I would rather wear my bikini bottom or my camo swimming skort. They are much cooler, and a lot more fun than my long swimshorts. Besides The tan on all my legs, looks better than just half tanned. Just wear what you like, and are most comfortable to you. may peace be with you all, jenisis21@yahoodotcom

  11. TLMinut profile image61
    TLMinutposted 9 years ago

    I don't know why it's so bad for guys to dress like that, men's bodies are gorgeous but no. For some reason...

    I wish they were acceptable and liked because I hate thinking of my boys swimming with long shorts that hamper their movement in the water. Less is best (safest) when swimming, true? And how can a guy tan when he's all covered up?

  12. Shadesbreath profile image82
    Shadesbreathposted 9 years ago

    Men are disgusting and nobody wants to see that.  The .000000000000005% of guys that look like underwear models can make the look work, except even they look silly, so, yeah.  Never is best.

    1. Buffoon profile image82
      Buffoonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      OI!  I just published a hub about this precisely big_smile

      1. Buffoon profile image82
        Buffoonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Dang. Is this self promotion and bad for me? Quick, tell me and I'll delete the post if I need to!

        1. Shadesbreath profile image82
          Shadesbreathposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          No, because i'm going to go read it, therefore it was successful, and by that, not bad for you.  Well, unless I leave some disastrously bad comment on your hub or something.  But then, you might turn that into something positive.  Start a flame war that draws lots of traffic for the spectacle.  So yeah, I think you're good with self promotion.  You should probably put a link in.  smile

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            Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this
          2. Buffoon profile image82
            Buffoonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            You've got a way with words, Shadesbreath, so I hope if you get to that hub you don't tear it apart, because then I'd probably have to tear down the hub itself, since I doubt I could counter you with anything smart ... enough to survive smile

            1. Shadesbreath profile image82
              Shadesbreathposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Justine linked or else I would have.  You don't have to worry about a flame war anyway, it's great.  I giggled all the way through.  I'm immature, of course, so that might be part of it.  But, funny stuff.

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                Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

                HA! I was so hoping I beat you.  wink  really, its a good hub.

                1. Buffoon profile image82
                  Buffoonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  Shadesbreath and Justine, thank you guys, I'm glad you found it funny!   big_smile

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                    Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

                    smile

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          Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          too late, I read it, great hub!!!!

  13. cindyvine profile image81
    cindyvineposted 9 years ago

    They can always stuff the speedo with rolled up socks

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      or potatoes.  big_smile   I used to call it "smuggling plums"

  14. Alison Graham profile image95
    Alison Grahamposted 9 years ago

    I'm not sure which would be worse in my view - a man in speedos who does not have the physique of a Greek God or, the man with the baggy swim shorts that slide down exposing what we in England call 'Builder's bum' every time he is hit by a big wave!

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      Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      trouser cleavage.  or plumber's butt.  wink

  15. manlypoetryman profile image80
    manlypoetrymanposted 9 years ago

    Speedos are "in" this Summer, Irish...Yep. They are wedged "in" to places you never thought you had...! lol

    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.parentdish.com/media/2006/10/wedgie2zj.gif

    Super Sub-Atomic Wedgie!

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!

  16. Wendi M profile image77
    Wendi Mposted 9 years ago

    Speedos are not an option where I live.

  17. Beth100 profile image73
    Beth100posted 9 years ago

    You're kidding, right???  NEVER is it ever in!! yikes

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      logic,commonsenseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      C'mon Beth, just because it's cold up there does'nt mean the rest of us have to do without!! smile
      But it's okay, I'd just as soon run around naked anyway! smile

      1. Beth100 profile image73
        Beth100posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        But nakedness is completely allowed!  (think Polar Bear swim as it originates in Canada).  I promise you won't stay cold for too long (but keep the Speedos at home....better yet, at the store unpurchased).  big_smile

        1. profile image58
          logic,commonsenseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I'm guessing that you have had a bad experience with Speedos at one time or another! smile

          1. Beth100 profile image73
            Beth100posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Yes.  Brutally scarred for life.  lol  Nothing more of a turnoff for me than those Speedos!

            1. tony0724 profile image60
              tony0724posted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Well I guess I won't post my photos then ! smile

              1. Beth100 profile image73
                Beth100posted 9 years agoin reply to this

                ha ha ha Tony, you're much too good to be bad in any way!  smile  So, post those pics!  I'd love to see them! smile

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    innercomfortposted 9 years ago

    Nudity beats speedos or any other kind of swimsuit! If you try skinnydipping at a nude beach, you'll never want to wear a suit again.

    1. alternate poet profile image67
      alternate poetposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Problem with it is that when I see it around it is almost invariably fatty-dipping big_smile

    2. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Why is it at the nude beach the people who are naked should really be clothed ?

  19. profile image0
    Madame Xposted 9 years ago

    Speedos are great. All men should wear them smile

    1. manlypoetryman profile image80
      manlypoetrymanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yikes...I still have bad memories of being "Speed-o-tized". There we were sitting at a nice boardwalk Pizza Place at the beach. We could only see straight ahead from where we were sitting. There was no looking to the left or the right...so we never had advanced warning. Suddenly...I kid you not...the boardwalk restaruant to the right of the one we were at started screaming. Then...Then...came the reason and it was terrifying: A huge male (of no minimal than 350 lbs.)in a Pink Speedo. That's not the worst of it. The Speedo had been so stretched out...that the only thing holding it up was a couple of well-pinched wrinkles. Shock...overwhelmed me. The restaraunt I was in stayed quiet for a whole minute (everyone also in shock)...and then let out a scream...thereby alerting the next restaraunt down the row.

  20. Gail Brown profile image60
    Gail Brownposted 9 years ago

    There are women's Speedo's too you know ;-)

  21. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 9 years ago

    I went to the beach here last week as the weather was good - Oh My God smile do people not have mirrors at home smile

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    Precious Williamsposted 9 years ago

    I know this thread started some days ago and you have probably been wearing your speedos but the fashion writers in the UK are definitely saying it's a no - no. Having watched one of those awful programmes on e-entertainment about the best and worst beach bodies - they had plenty of examples of stars in speedos - believe me - it was not attractive.  Don't do it.

  23. Fashion Conscious profile image60
    Fashion Consciousposted 9 years ago

    Speedos will always rule! I believe Arena is good as well.

  24. Kangaroo_Jase profile image79
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 9 years ago

    ahhhh the good ol' Budgie smugglers (Aussie slang for Speedos) we created the brand and America bought it out, darn it.

    But they haven't been in fashion in Aussieland for ages.....

  25. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 9 years ago

    ..i hope not...they serve a purpose for athletes...but the average dude at the beach should not dare to wear one...i'd rather see a guy in a thong...even though that can look kinda scary at the beach!

  26. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 9 years ago

    i used to run into a guy in a thong, walking the boardwalk at a beach I used to live by...he was always smiling as he walked the boardwalk bordering the beach, it was the 80's...he always had a matching head band too....I loved running into him...had to hold back my laughter everytime until he at least passed me by....i was being as polite as possible whenever i'd run into him....and he had quite a collection of beach thongs....but he was always smilin'! (like this guy)...i just can't get my head around thongs for guys!

    http://www.swimwear-bathing-suits-swimsuits.com/Files/mens_G_string_thong_swimwear_lg.jpg

  27. Kangaroo_Jase profile image79
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 9 years ago

    MY EYES !!!!! MY EYES !!!!

    MEIN LEBEN !!!!!

    1. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 9 years ago

      never, never, never.

      http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSqFCRbxC5lCydEjENxomqC7YpqQAAk-a9r0RxlCJ_EnPHYKuY&t=1&usg=__8MJq1OFhpbL41eRVCiu0fNEb7Ro= this

      http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQD4SgJ_Ri_1oDAHEA8iNGvATkgIx3zdKB6dK2o-dvkKAWNpGQ&t=1&usg=__YF-T5LS88MMArFmI-tBRZEw8FLw= or this.

      big_smile

      1. writealready profile image59
        writealreadyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        No male over 10 years old should wear a Speedo. Never, never ever.

        1. rebekahELLE profile image87
          rebekahELLEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          oh I agree, even 10 is stretching it. I say never, never, ever unless you're an olmypic swimmer.
          my never, never, never was in answer to the OP.

    2. profile image0
      Chanel the Writerposted 9 years ago

      Speeds are never in, in America anyway. I don't know about Brazil or Europe tongue

    3. Ellarose92 profile image60
      Ellarose92posted 9 years ago

      If your body looks like dave beckam i'm pretty sure you could get away with it! but i never see to many people who wear speedos but you sure would make a statement:)

     
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