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    Hey all, I'm interested in your opinion on the best bathing suits out there. Personally, I've never bought anything that went shorter than my knee, but I know that's not what's recommended. I'm open to other options, but I'm curious what you all think.


    Here's one I found:


    http://canvas.landsend.com/pp/StylePage-415571_X7.html?CM_MERCH=Shopping_Cart


    What do you think? Style? Length? Quality... etc.


    #2


    Personally, a 5" inseam would be too short for me. I actually love the Patagonia Wavefarer board short. I have a few pairs and they are by far the most comfortable and best quality board shorts I've ever worn. Do a Google search and you can find them discounted on other websites also.


    http://www.patagonia.com/us/search/s...efarer?k=55-1D

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      #3


      I like the look of the LEC one but 5" is really short. That's like upper thigh short.

      "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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        #4


        i think you can only get away with shorts that short if you are extremely ripped/toned. Otherwise it just look silly. Even then, 5 is probably a bit short. 6-7 would be better.

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          #5


          Err... I wear a speedo. I just wear long board shorts if I'm going casually, but I think I'd like a pair of short trunks. I would even consider:



          But those LEC ones look great. I just have to work on my abs a little more first.

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            #6


            5-8" is pretty good length for swim trunks. Too long and they get floppy and skirt-like (and take longer to dry). Too short and you'll probably be a bit self-conscious - and look a little goofy if you're not ripped.


            The Webster/Target thing has got a couple decent-looking swim trunks, on the slightly short side.

            Ben

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              #7


              @thmage yeaaaah...that's not gonna happen.


              I'm in good shape but I'm certainly not James Bond. I also am starting to think 5" is too short but I don't want something at knee length either.

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                #8


                @Mathis


                Haha, can't blame you on not wanting the Bond look. However, you should have a good 4 inches to add onto a 5" inseam before you have to worry about shorts being knee length.

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                  #9


                  I work out a lot and am only 5 foot 7, so I'm thinking about grabbing those 5" LEC ones. Should be about right. Show off the goods a bit!

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                    #10


                    @Mathis, haha, I understand. But once you get used to a Speedo, there's no going back. (Just like how I can't swim for fun anymore, only laps )

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                      #11


                      There's a practical reason for wanting a suit that's a bit longer. A longer swim trunk ensures that those of us with a bit more don't run the risk of our endowment making an appearance. A low rise should be avoided on the same basis.

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                        #12


                        nobody needs 12" shorts to hide their dong, especially in a cold ocean.

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                          #13


                          You know swimwear typically has mesh underwear in it to hold your "endowment" in place, right? Anyway, the start of the inseam measurement is probably 2 inches below the beginning of said "endowment" at the crotch of the shorts, so unless you are pushing 7 inches sitting in cold water I think this is a non-issue. If it's STILL an issue, congrats and I don't want to hear about it... heh

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                            #14


                            Can you alter a bathing suit ? I like those LEC shorts (plus I'm a short guy, so 5" isn't that bad), but I have a 28" waist and they start at 29.


                            Having your manhood peaking out from the bottom of your shorts is something, but loosing the entire bathing suit is not a good thing either.

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                              #15


                              Northface makes a great short that is a decent length but isn't too long. You can get in short (6 in) or reg (8 in), and can find other colors around at various retailers.


                              http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/...s-v-trunk.html

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