Poster boy for positive self-image – or are speedos a fashion crime?
What are the unwritten rules about fashion and body shape?
Is it Cultural?
If one travels to Europe speedos are adorned by most men; fat, skinny, tall, short… it makes no difference.
However, in the USA, UK, Australia, and New Zealand it is almost seen as a crime to wear a speedo. In general most guys who wear them are quite large. Large enough for their bellies to cover anything people don’t want to see anyway.
Sexist Double Standard?
With women it’s just the opposite. Fat women wouldn’t be caught dead in a bikini, but fat men wear speedos proudly.
Do men just not have a concept of body image or do most women just have a really unhealthy body image?
This is a tough issue, but my advice would be to just make sure to wear sunscreen. There’s only one thing worse than a fat man in a speedo and that’s a fat lobster in one.
Do you wear speedos? Do you care how you look in one?