Last edited by USAswimmer9185; July 27th, 2008 at 07:39 PM.
I wear my speedo anywhere and I am 74. I don't care what anyone says.
Never-unless you have the buns to fill them correctly......
All kidding aside-I grew up in Europe and I have possibly seen every conceivable bodyshape in a Speedo and I still cringe when someone in their teeny-weeny swimtrunks gets in the lane with me.
Sounds shallow, but I'm not assaulting you with my lumps and bumps in a bikini now, am I?
Back in college, I lifeguarded at a water park (Dorney/Wildwater Kingdom, near Allentown, PA). It was rare to see a guy in a speedo, but it did happen, especially on busy days. I don't think you'd have anything to worry about. I wore one under my guard shorts (as did nearly all the other guys) and would wear it to swim laps in the wave pool over breaks.
Strangely, when I was in Europe and went to a water park (indoors, in The Netherlands), it seemed like I was the only guy not in a speedo...I went back and changed.
People will look, and may point and laugh. My suggestion to you if you are looking to go minimalist is rock something like a uglie, that extra little bit of fabric around the thighs goes a really long way imo. This is the way to go if you want the benefits of a speedo (i.e. the freedom) but it will cause way less funny glances to be thrown your way. I know it would change my mind quite a lot.
For reference: I'm 17
I laugh when I see guys swimming in swim wear that go down to their knees and look like like long legged shorts.
Give me my little exposing speedo. I like speedo mans swim wear.
May we inquire why you are asking?
Why do we always run out of rum?
No, it is not OK--according to my wife, Speedos look ridiculous.
George, my dad (85) told me that one of the perks of getting older is that you can say or do whatever you want. Having said that, I suspect that if my mother were still alive she would not hesitate to comment on his wardrobe.
I'd suggest a Speedo Jammer. Best of both worlds.
As long as you don't look like this guy, you might be Ok. Personally I prefer the jammer and haven't worn a classic speedo for many years.
Do what you want. Just keep in mind that with the big slides you will most certainly get a wedgie. And it could come off or at the very least flash some private parts. I say go for it particularly if you've got the goods to show it off.
I only wore speedos until about age 40 when I started wearing a drag suit because the speedos embarrassed my kids. I still wear my speedo for workouts of course.
"To strive,to seek,to find,and not to yield" Tennyson
From what I remember at the water park, there was no rule about minimum size for swimwear, as long as nothing was showing that shouldn't have been. However, there was a rule for how long, nothing below the knee/crease behind it. Not sure if it is still like this, but some guys used to wear shorts that were almost pants, big no-no. And you'd get some people try to just wear jeans or whatever. No rivets of course, as they could scratch the slides.
I'm with Ande on this, no speedo should ever be worn at a water park, unless you want everyone to point and laugh at you.