Speedo briefs coming back into fashion? Please no!

The Budgie Smugglers are back. Sales of tight swimming briefs, like those worn by champion swimmer David Wilkie in his day, may be on the rise.

The Budgie Smugglers are back. Sales of tight swimming briefs, like those worn by champion swimmer David Wilkie in his day, may be on the rise.

Something odd is happening in the world of swimming fashion at the moment. It seems that the 1970s may be coming back.

Just as we were all getting used to longer length, modesty preserving trunks (known as jammers in industry jargon) it seems that a certain section of society is championing the return of the brief favoured by swimmers like David Wilkie (right).

Bosses at the Canadian offices of Speedo were ecstatic apparently when the costume team from the movie Sex and The City 2 called asking for nine pairs of their trademark male trunks for a pool scene featuring hot hunks. And The Telegraph newspaper had an article yesterday stating that the Microsoft-owned price comparison site Ciao had reported a 400 per cent increase in sales of swimming briefs.

A surge in sales of tight fitting swimming briefs has also been reported by Debenhams and John Lewis though it seems that the trend has been on the rise since Daniel Craig first graced our screens in his tight fitting trunks as James Bond three years ago.

Warned The Telegraph:
“They are an item of clothing no self-respecting Englishman would dare wear in public. But be warned: Speedos, the brand of ultra-skimpy swimming trunks, is expected to be spotted on every beach in Britain this summer.”

Personally I’m not sure. While there are going to be a certain section of the general public who feel confident enough to wear these tight fitting ‘budgie smugglers’ it’s not something the vast majority of men would buy.

And I suspect it’s not something the vast majority of women would want men folk to walk around in either – though maybe the Sex and the City girls are the exception! I think for now I’ll stick to my knee length Jammers.

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on “Speedo briefs coming back into fashion? Please no!
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  1. I swim in speedo briefs all the time and I have the confidence to wear speedo briefs in the company of a beautiful lady by the pool and beach!!

    I swim 2 to 3 times a week and run up to 40 to 50 kms per week every morning and I consume the right protein recovery drinks and eat the right foods at the right time. So, I would happily show off my hot body in speedo briefs to the lovely single women who swim laps at the pool and who go to the beach to work on their tan!!

    If women don’t like a guy in speedos, they have a huge problem. A man who wears board shorts at the beach has a huge confidence problem if they are slightly overweight etc.

    However, if a man is carrying a huge gut that stands out like a beer belly, the male should stick to board shorts.

    IN conclusion, I would not wear board shorts at the beach or pool at all!! Men who wear board shorts at the beach or pool are doing it to conform to the norms of others instead of doing something to please themselves.

    THE GOVERNOR

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