Speedos - Square Cut & Trunks - Oh My!

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I have a belly that I have been trying for 40 years to get rid of.... I dont like white thighs and brown legs.. so I wear my AussieBums round the pool and board shorts inside the ship... If people object they can write to me and I will read it when I get home (not) ..

I have seen some sights on the ships where large women wear such tiny bikinis they look naked as bits cover the material totally.... still, they are on holiday and if thats what they want to do, and the children arent scared... who cares?

In London the biggest "scene" is the bear scene.. so I guess I am a little lucky there... but I also love to see the fit bods in their budgie smugglers, and I have never met anyone wearing them, who doesn't like the attention, whatever their sexual preferences are...

Happy sailing one and all....
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I think it speaks volumes that this thread has generated 9 pages.....
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Back in the day, i had a pair of flesh-colored Aussie Bums that almost got me arrested in the Cayman Islands! They went missing at the gym pool (off ship), and I hope they fit whoever took them!
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I've been wearing Speedos for swimming for over 45 years now, since I joined a swim team at age 10. I can't swim in anything else or I feel like I'm going to sink and drown. In my teens, "jams" came out, which were long, tight legged trunks down just above the knee. Post-Beach Boy tropical look. Too difficult to swim in, plus it was too easy to split the crotch with any activity. Give me back my speedos!

However, I am now of the age and shape that has me on the fence about wearing them for general sunning, beach, etc., i.e. out of the water activities. The wider waistband style is a little less provocative in a disapproving public space, but they push up the love handles that aren't apparent in a 1-inch band, which shocks the grannies. I have a couple of squarecuts for when I'm feeling a bit modest, but they also push up the handles, and also ride up unevenly on my thighs. What to do, what to do?

It's funny.... nobody give us any thought at a nude beach, but put on something skimpy (but legally covering!), and people get all upset.

So, for my next (warm) cruise, this early pensioner will continue wearing shorts over my speedo going to/from my deck chair, but not while I'm lying out for the sun and taking a dip. At my worst, I still look better than those Walmart shopper photos going around the internet.

And by the way, there is another, true Australian company featuring items that make Aussie Bum look über conservative. First syllable rhymes with Rock. .second is Sox. Really fun, but not for the faint of heart, and not for a straight cruise!!!
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Originally posted by Mathguy42
Indeed. What about sarongs?
Well I wear kilts all time which are light enougth to wear in hot weather. It also make a good coverup when im out in my Speedo or on shore to and from the beach. By the time I leave after swimming, my speedo is already dry unlike all the other guys wearing boring swim boudies that stay wet most of day. Im allot more comfortable.
St. Louis, MO
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I didn't realize this thread was still going; I haven't checked it in a couple months. We're doing a Princess pacific coast cruise in May, and I've been looking forward to an opportunity to wear speedos again. Winter in the Midwestern U.S. doesn't provide many chances for speedo wearing, LOL.

I had spinal surgery a few months ago and am glad to be back to working out...trying to buff up and trim the waist a little. Getting back into the routine is always the hardest part.

Catching up on the discussion here, I noticed brief comments about tan lines. I think we've all established that we like speedos. What are the views on tan lines? I love the look of a well-defined bikini tan line. However, I personally go with the all-over tan because it allows for wearing varying degrees of coverage in regards to swimwear. How do you guys feel about tan lines?
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I prefer not to have tan lines Sometimes tan lines look good one some people.
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I love a tan line on me and on others... tho the odd afternoon letting the sun warm your bits and making the white bits less luminous is an improvement and a liberating horny thing to do.. if you can keep the sand out!!
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When you dress whether it is swim wear , Formal night, or any other time; You are dressing for yourself and no one else . . . Wear what you want and what make you feel comfortable!

Scott
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Originally posted by sirish
When you dress whether it is swim wear , Formal night, or any other time; You are dressing for yourself and no one else . . . Wear what you want and what make you feel comfortable!

Scott
true .. but how comfortable will you be in speedos on formal night?? tho some do get a kick out it ..
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Originally posted by JonAlone
true .. but how comfortable will you be in speedos on formal night?? tho some do get a kick out it ..
You could go with either of these options...





Hawaii
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Same here! Raised in Hawaii, and always thought speedos were hot n sexy if the guy was in the good range of body proportions. I've worn my speedo on RCCL, Princess, and Holland America. Never a problem, although the comments later at the bar were always supportive and complimentary!
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I love my sharp bikini tanline! Was accepted when I wore my speedos in Belize and Roatan the last 2 trips to both ports. Even sat at the beach bars in speedos, and loved it.
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Originally posted by sirish
When you dress whether it is swim wear , Formal night, or any other time; You are dressing for yourself and no one else . . . Wear what you want and what make you feel comfortable!

Scott
I wear my speedo on formal night under my kilt.. LOL.
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Originally posted by david30101
I wear my speedo on formal night under my kilt.. LOL.

aaaahhhh not a true scotsman then....
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Originally posted by sirish
When you dress whether it is swim wear , Formal night, or any other time; You are dressing for yourself and no one else . . . Wear what you want and what make you feel comfortable!

Scott
I couldn't agree with you more! Sometimes I need a little coaxing from my better half (or help with colors). I don't think I got that gene, it's work for me to figure it out and be comfortable.

Gary
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Originally posted by Mathguy42
Back in the day, i had a pair of flesh-colored Aussie Bums that almost got me arrested in the Cayman Islands! They went missing at the gym pool (off ship), and I hope they fit whoever took them!
Same with my ICE-Blue aussiebums. Forgot how shear they get when wet. Found out when a guy stumbled as he passed my lounger. Saw his wife tug him away after that. Made me smile, as did other passengers giggled. And that was on Holland America out of Tampa.
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Originally posted by Kekohia
Same with my ICE-Blue aussiebums. Forgot how shear they get when wet. Found out when a guy stumbled as he passed my lounger. Saw his wife tug him away after that. Made me smile, as did other passengers giggled. And that was on Holland America out of Tampa.

I love that suit! I don't own one, but I've seen pictures of it. I can imagine a lot of people were distracted.