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JMW
July 1st, 2006, 02:52 AM
Hi everyone,
I was wondering if there is anyone who could help me. I swim 3-4 times a week and I have been looking at male swim briefs made by Speedo. I am having trouble with their sizing because thei size charts says to measure 1" above hips bones (or natural waist) but I find it strange because the elastic band of the brief sits below or on the hip bones.
I guess my proble here is: my hip bones measure 34" but just above my hip bones I measure 32"!! If I buy a 32", is it not going to be a little tight for me when the briefs sit on my hip bones?

In a swimwear store I was told to always buy a size above my usual pants size (which is 32").

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
thanks a lot,
JM

A.K.
July 1st, 2006, 09:07 AM
To be safe go with the 34.
If it's too baggy, it could still be used as a drag suit over a smaller suit.
If you buy too small you are stuck with a suit you can't return or wear.

geochuck
July 1st, 2006, 09:50 AM
Buy and try, when Costco sells you a speedo if you don't like it return it.

I bought my speedo 2 sizes smaller then my pant size and they are too large.

knelson
July 1st, 2006, 11:04 AM
I always use the same size swimsuit as my pants size. I have relatively wide hips and a narrow waist, though, so this might not be the case for everyone.

geochuck
July 1st, 2006, 11:49 AM
Has anyone tried the painted on bathing suits. http://www.futureclassx.com/bodypaint/rachel/swimsuit/rachelswimsuit.htm

craiglll@yahoo.com
July 3rd, 2006, 10:05 AM
Originally posted by geochuck
Buy and try, when Costco sells you a speedo if you don't like it return it.

I bought my speedo 2 sizes smaller then my pant size and they are too large.

I thouhgt that Costco slosed all of their stores in the States?

My problem isn't the hips but the thighs. I'm skinny but my upper thighs aren't. Most briefs really hurt. I've found that jammers don't so much.

I was really glad when boxers came back.

aquageek
July 3rd, 2006, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by craiglll@yahoo.com
I thouhgt that Costco slosed all of their stores in the States?


Costco is alive and well and still kicking Sam's butt. I think I'd go into a funk if Costco closed.

Dolphin 2
July 3rd, 2006, 12:41 PM
I use my ordinary waist size for my swimmer’s briefs also. I’m fairly thin so Speedo briefs fit well and they’ve always been my favorite.

By the way, in addition to the traditional manufactures (like Speedo, Tyr, Nike, etc.) an Australian company is the latest newcomer into the swimwear market and they call their product “Aquadaks”:

Http://www.aquadaks.com/

I don’t know if they are immediately available in the U.S., however they will undoubtedly be coming to the stores in larger cities soon. When they do, I'm hoping buy a pair and check them out.

Happy Swimming

Dolphin 2
:D

fatboy
July 3rd, 2006, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by aquageek
Costco is alive and well and still kicking Sam's butt. I think I'd go into a funk if Costco closed.

Plenty of COSTCO stores in the Chicago Burbs

Sabretooth Tiger
July 3rd, 2006, 07:58 PM
And if you give a rip about how an employer treats its employees, you'd always shop at Costco over Sam's Club or WalMart.