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School me on swim trunks (not tri related!)
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All my swim trunks are old and crappy. I am out looking for a couple new pairs

What the hell are board shorts? Are those swim trunks? If so, why is there no mesh to hold my junk? Do we not get the junk mesh any more?

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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You can still get swim trunks. I would say, if anything, the long baggy board shorts are being replaced with shorted, 8" trunks, almost like running shorts, and you get the mesh too!

The bay actually has some decent, inexpensive, normal looking swim trunks, as does sport check or atmosphere. I just went on that search before a vacation a couple months ago.
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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I will usually pick up a pair of Trunks brand swimsuits. They are about 7-8" long with the mesh. I find the board shorts are too long and not my thing.
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BCtriguy1] [ In reply to ]
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The bay had nothing. I hate the bay. There is no swim trunk section. Everything is sorted by brand.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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In the loosest of terms yes board shorts are swim trunks. There's also something newer called a hybrid short. It's made of board short material but looks like a regular pair of shorts.

http://www.volcom.com/...1-sp17-a3211708.html
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [Leddy] [ In reply to ]
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Leddy wrote:
In the loosest of terms yes board shorts are swim trunks. There's also something newer called a hybrid short. It's made of board short material but looks like a regular pair of shorts.

http://www.volcom.com/...1-sp17-a3211708.html

Ended up buying board shorts because that was pretty much all I could find. Will probably have to wear a speedo under them to hold my junk.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
Leddy wrote:
In the loosest of terms yes board shorts are swim trunks. There's also something newer called a hybrid short. It's made of board short material but looks like a regular pair of shorts.

http://www.volcom.com/...1-sp17-a3211708.html


Ended up buying board shorts because that was pretty much all I could find. Will probably have to wear a speedo under them to hold my junk.

You must not have looked very hard.

You can find everything from board shorts to speedos, and whatever is in between. Board shorts don't have a liner, so if you wear them, you can wear compression shorts underneath if you're shy or need some support. You can find typical swim trunks from Speedo, Tyr, etc. You can find "fashionable" trunks from a variety of companies. Huckberry.com has a variety of styles/lengths from different manufacturers.

Slowguy

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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
Leddy wrote:
In the loosest of terms yes board shorts are swim trunks. There's also something newer called a hybrid short. It's made of board short material but looks like a regular pair of shorts.

http://www.volcom.com/...1-sp17-a3211708.html


Ended up buying board shorts because that was pretty much all I could find. Will probably have to wear a speedo under them to hold my junk.

Just wear the speedo. That's what I do. At least around my back yard pool. But then I'm old enough to remember when we all wore speedos to the beach and everywhere else. Women's swim fashions haven't changed in 60 yrs but male swim wear has become ultra conservative for some reason.
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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Board shorts are everywhere but they're too long and rub my thighs raw. I found some swim trunks from J Crew that were mesh lined and a normal short length. Give them your email address and they'll send you discounts every week.
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [slowguy] [ In reply to ]
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I looked in 4 different stores. Only saw board shorts. I don't wander all day long looking for something that may or may not exist. Ain't nobody got time for that.

Actually everyone gave me cash for my birthday so I went to the mall. I should have just put the money in the bank and shopped online.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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Maybe look beyond costco and quicksilver.

Mec would have them for sure, I know for a fact that sportcheck, atmosphere, and the Bay (around here, at least) have them.
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BCtriguy1] [ In reply to ]
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Gap, old navy, the bay and Eddie Bauer. Then just bought at Old navy because they were 50% off.

I hate shopping. This is why I haven't bought a new suit in 10 years.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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You hate shopping because you clearly suck at it.
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
I looked in 4 different stores. Only saw board shorts. I don't wander all day long looking for something that may or may not exist. Ain't nobody got time for that.

Actually everyone gave me cash for my birthday so I went to the mall. I should have just put the money in the bank and shopped online.

Well, yeah, you bought at a mall, where everything is targeted at teenagers, even in the stores that supposedly are for adults.

You got what you deserved.

Slowguy

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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
I looked in 4 different stores. Only saw board shorts. I don't wander all day long looking for something that may or may not exist. Ain't nobody got time for that.

Actually everyone gave me cash for my birthday so I went to the mall. I should have just put the money in the bank and shopped online.

If someone give you cash you buy booze or weed.
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [knewbike] [ In reply to ]
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knewbike wrote:
BLeP wrote:
I looked in 4 different stores. Only saw board shorts. I don't wander all day long looking for something that may or may not exist. Ain't nobody got time for that.

Actually everyone gave me cash for my birthday so I went to the mall. I should have just put the money in the bank and shopped online.

If someone give you cash you buy booze or weed.

I rarely drink and never smoke. Also bought myself a nylon hammock for the backyard. Easily the best thing I bought today.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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Ironic, seeing as you were unable to find a nylon banana hammock

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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
knewbike wrote:
BLeP wrote:
I looked in 4 different stores. Only saw board shorts. I don't wander all day long looking for something that may or may not exist. Ain't nobody got time for that.

Actually everyone gave me cash for my birthday so I went to the mall. I should have just put the money in the bank and shopped online.

If someone give you cash you buy booze or weed.

I rarely drink and never smoke. Also bought myself a nylon hammock for the backyard. Easily the best thing I bought today.

Don't drink, don't smoke. What do you do?
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
Gap, old navy, the bay and Eddie Bauer. Then just bought at Old navy because they were 50% off.

I hate shopping. This is why I haven't bought a new suit in 10 years.


If you can't get them local but online. O'Neil , billabong, Volvom ,hurly are bigger brand names. You don't need anything underneath. They dry supper fast and are comfortable. It's about material then looks. A good pair will last you years. I have pairs that are 20 years old

ETA - if you are buying board shorts at gap you are doing it wrong
Last edited by: Leddy: Jul 15, 17 18:57
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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It's probably killing Duffy not to reply to this thread !!!!!
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [knewbike] [ In reply to ]
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knewbike wrote:
BLeP wrote:
knewbike wrote:
BLeP wrote:
I looked in 4 different stores. Only saw board shorts. I don't wander all day long looking for something that may or may not exist. Ain't nobody got time for that.

Actually everyone gave me cash for my birthday so I went to the mall. I should have just put the money in the bank and shopped online.

If someone give you cash you buy booze or weed.

I rarely drink and never smoke. Also bought myself a nylon hammock for the backyard. Easily the best thing I bought today.

Don't drink, don't smoke. What do you do?

He's a goody two shoes.
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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Tommy Bahama actually has some really good ones. The shorter style which actually look pretty good for us (ex) tri guys
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
All my swim trunks are old and crappy. I am out looking for a couple new pairs

What the hell are board shorts? Are those swim trunks? If so, why is there no mesh to hold my junk? Do we not get the junk mesh any more?

You don't need trunks with mesh, you need some golf pants and diapers.

Otherwise you would need to take that shit to the Tri forum.
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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I know we do things differently, but board shorts have always been a very casual lazing about short for summer time, that double as beach/pool swim wear. Watch the tv coverage of cricket matches and most of the guys in the crowd are sitting around in board shorts, a singlet (I think you call them tanks there) and a baseball cap or sombrero with beer in hand.

I can't imagine the alternatives being discussed as being granted a 'pass' for attire you can stroll around the mall/beach/bbq in all day.

Edit: Prob why they also don't have built in mesh jocks, cause you'd wear underwear underneath if not swimming.
Last edited by: mv2005: Jul 16, 17 7:21
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Re: School me on swim trunks (not tri related!) [mv2005] [ In reply to ]
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Edit: Prob why they also don't have built in mesh jocks, cause you'd wear underwear underneath if not swimming.

They don't have a mesh liner because they were originally for surfers (hence the name), and they were designed for fast drying, which doesn't happen as well if you've got a liner. They're really not originally designed for casual wear, and they're not designed to wear with underwear.

Slowguy

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