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Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2011 in Mens Clothing

Mens Swim
Mens Swim

Why are mens bathing suits called swim “trunks”?

http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/trunks?view=uk
trunks
• plural noun men’s shorts, worn especially for swimming or boxing.

According to the original OED, trunks goes back more than 5 centuries – as trunk hose – hose that extended up onto the trunk. Generally tight fitting for swimming or athletics, they were considered scandalous “nude swimming … trunks and tights will not be allowed” (like wearing pantyhose today on the beach in most places) As men’s swim gear became less cumbersome, it just kept the name.

Male Fashion and Style Advice…Men’s Bathing Suits/ Swim Suits (Alpha M Consulting)

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