Speedos - Square Cut & Trunks - Oh My!

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#21
Austria
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Originally posted by soldham
Heading to Europe for 3 weeks starting week - will report back but anecdotally from my Costa experiences I would agree - it is the older folks who are Speedo inclined. And those crazy Australians of course

hi man

if you mean ME with Australian..........

im from Austria thats a few thousand km.. from Australia
#22
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I did a cruise out of Brazil a couple years ago. 99% of the pax were Brazilian. I had never worn a speedo before but bought one before I went, knowing they're popular in Brazil but not knowing if I would have the courage to wear it. Well, the first day it was about 95 degrees, I went up to the pool deck wearing my speedo underneath my board shorts. I looked around and realized every single man was wearing a speedo! I promptly dropped the boardies and never looked back. For a minute or two I was a little self conscious, with the bulge showing and all, but I quickly got over it. Brazilians don't even gove a second look when it comes to minimalist swimwear for either sex. I wish North Americans were the same.
#23
London, Ontario, Canada
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Originally posted by trevorsorbie
hi man

if you mean ME with Australian..........

im from Austria thats a few thousand km.. from Australia
Nope - would not confuse the two - thinking more about the Aussie lifeguards......does Austria even have a major body of water?
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#24
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Originally posted by soldham
Heading to Europe for 3 weeks starting week - will report back but anecdotally from my Costa experiences I would agree - it is the older folks who are Speedo inclined. And those crazy Australians of course
Have fun and enjoy!! Looking forward to hearing about your trip.
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#25
London, Ontario, Canada
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Thanks! Very stoked........(And I have packed two Speedo's )
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#26
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Everyone in the US is taught that the US won the revolutionary war. However in truth the English won and our punishment was that we had to keep the puritans. They have been a thorn in our behinds ever since!

speedo for every man
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#27
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Originally posted by soldham
Thanks! Very stoked........(And I have packed two Speedo's )
Good for you Soldham! By the way, I didn't see your cruise itinerary on your signature, where are you headed (I may have missed that)...

This is kind of off-topic, but I think it's smart to bring 2 Speedos, or square-cuts. The Thallossotherapy pool always faded our swim suits, or if they were white, really yellowed them.
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#28
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Soldhom

I have my two squarecuts packed already and thinking of tossing in a speedo as well...

See ya round the pool...

Rick
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#29
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Originally posted by satxdiver
Everyone in the US is taught that the US won the revolutionary war. However in truth the English won and our punishment was that we had to keep the puritans. They have been a thorn in our behinds ever since!

speedo for every man
*cackle* I love this!
#31
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Originally posted by beachluvr65
Soldhom

I have my two squarecuts packed already and thinking of tossing in a speedo as well...

See ya round the pool...

Rick
Hello,

I know we are two countries divided by a common language, but the phrase 'tossing in a speedo' is painting a very vivid picture!

By the way, what are 'square cuts'?

Best wishes,

Cublet
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#32
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Originally posted by cublet
By the way, what are 'square cuts'?
Like boxer-briefs: tight like a speedo but square, not bikini style.
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#34
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Originally posted by Rotterdam
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Help?

Good grief - I need more help now than I did before!

Cold shower anyone?

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#35
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as w/ the speedo - it all depends on teh man wearing the suit....some men wear the suit / some suits wear the man!!!!



Originally posted by cublet
Help?

Good grief - I need more help now than I did before!

Cold shower anyone?

Cublet
#36
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Originally posted by cublet
Hello,

I know we are two countries divided by a common language, but the phrase 'tossing in a speedo' is painting a very vivid picture!

By the way, what are 'square cuts'?

Best wishes,

Cublet
I'm American but up-to-date on my British slang and yes, 'tossing in a speedo' does create quite a picture!
#37
Memphis
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Styles change every few years even in America. Look back at those old Giget films. The normal swimsuit for guys in America was speedos and tight square cuts. Back then, they would have looked at board shorts as crazy and weird.
#38
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here is the one i prefer

http://www.undergear.com/UNDERGEAR%C...efault,pd.html

by no means do I look like this guy in it though....
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#39
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not sure i want to know that I said when I said 'tossing in a speedo'

i meant to say that i was tossing one into the suitcase as in packing it for the trip....
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