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    Guys, guys, let's go easy on the guy (jk, let's not!)! But, Often the ones that are most homophobic are themselves secretly struggling with their homosexuality.

    https://www.advocate.com/politicians...t-be-gay-or-bi

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-we...-out-to-be-gay

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    I am going to not jump on the very valid point already made and go a little different route...what a person equates to judging your sexuality is highly subjective and impossible to predict. Lets be honest, a huge portion of men would consider you having a membership to a forum dedicated to talking about clothes to be a little homosexual.

    I agree with another poster that your question should actually be "can I pull these off?" The male anatomy is not super forgiving in the thigh area. You better have some decent legs if you are showing them off that high. Also, I would be conscious of exposing myself to strangers, but that all depends on your activity level. I have kids and tend to be running around and playing when in the pool. I would be worried about that leg opening, as I have small legs that would not fill the leg opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandonlorenzen View Post
    So I was looking at this pair of swim trunks that I personally think are very stylish. However, they are really short and I am worried they might convey to others around me that I am homosexual. I know some of you will be trying to tell me, "Don't worry about what other people think, just wear them if you like them." Thank you, but that's not what I'm trying to get at. If you saw a man wearing swim trunks like these on the beach or something, would any of you think, "Wow those are really short, he's probably gay." If I'm being ridiculous please let me know. Thank you.
    I would give that a firm no.

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    Not sure if this is a troll or not. It's 2018 bro, no.

    From a practicality perspective the main considerations are how hairy your legs are and how quickly you can tan your upper legs. I tried a pair like these some time ago, the answers were too hairy and not quick enough.

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    Let's be real for a second and stop being overly PC. Some guys don't like chunky cardigans coz it makes them look old, and it just so happens that most old guys prefer that garment (or at least that's how they're portrayed in movies). It doesn't mean they hate or look down on old people, they just don't want to project that image. For me, despite being considered a classic, I wouldn't wear a leather perfecto biker jacket. It gives off a rocker/biker image and that's just not me, so I go for a cafe racer instead. It doesn't mean I hate rockers or bikers. It's the same thing with avoiding styles that most gay guys go for, like short shorts. I have several gay friends, and have hung out with them where I was the only straight guy, but I don't wanna dress like them.

    As for the shorts posted by the OP, I just find it weird that it's kinda loose and that short. If you want something that short why not just go for full-on fitted trunks like Daniel Craig's in Casino Royale (of course you should have the body to pull it off too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedrake View Post
    You are being ridiculous.

    Also, you should not do this to other people. If you see someone dressed in such a way that makes you think, wow they look gay. Stop yourself. First off, it does not matter to you if someone is gay. Second, there is no one gay look and you should not gauge someones sexuality solely on their clothes.

    If you like them, buy them. If they look shitty on you, return them.
    I think you're confused on the reason I'm asking this. I think we can all agree that there are certain styles nowadays are targeted more for gay people. I was asking to see if anyone thought these maybe fell into that category. Because from my experience gay men tend to wear more flashy and skin-showing clothing than straight men. This has nothing to do with me being homophobic

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    Quote Originally Posted by robottawa View Post
    Yeah, what's wrong with people you don't know assuming you're gay? Are you afraid a gay man might try to flirt with you and you will be too nervous to say that you're straight?

    They're flashy and very short, but some people can pull them off. I'm sure there are quite a few gay men who wouldn't look good in them, actually. But most people who think about whether or not an article of clothing will make them look gay would probably tease you about them because of their own insecurities. The question is whether you have those same insecurities or care about what those kinds of people would think.
    I would not want to wear an article of clothing that is more geared/marketed towards gay men. This is simply because I personally would not feel comfortable wearing something knowing that it's designed to be for a specific group of people of which I am not a member of, that is just my personal opinion. From my experience gay men TEND to like wearing more skin-showing pieces of clothing than straight men. I wanted to see if anyone on this forum could give me insight as to whether they think this is perfectly fine for any man to wear OR if they think maybe this is in fact something that is targeted more so for gay men

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    This wouldn't really make most people in the NY area blink an eye. YMMV if you're in a less progressive area. Not sure if you'll get much more than that. You can't predict how people will judge you overall.

    As @julius12 mentioned, these look a little baggy for what I'd expect from that inseam. They almost remind me more of kickboxing shorts vs. swimtrunks, but could just be the picture (could easily fit well IRL). I also tend to prefer patterns or solids (vs. a picture/scene) style, but that's just personal preference. I don't think the above are particularly geared toward gay wearers vs. others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornsup84 View Post
    This wouldn't really make most people in the NY area blink an eye. YMMV if you're in a less progressive area. Not sure if you'll get much more than that. You can't predict how people will judge you overall.

    As @julius12 mentioned, these look a little baggy for what I'd expect from that inseam. They almost remind me more of kickboxing shorts vs. swimtrunks, but could just be the picture (could easily fit well IRL). I also tend to prefer patterns or solids (vs. a picture/scene) style, but that's just personal preference. I don't think the above are particularly geared toward gay wearers vs. others.
    Thank you for the insight, I was planning on wearing these in Clearwater Beach, Florida, not sure if they're more progressive or conservative there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandonlorenzen View Post
    Thank you for the insight, I was planning on wearing these in Clearwater Beach, Florida, not sure if they're more progressive or conservative there
    No personal experience there, but imagine you'll have a variety of folks wearing all sorts of stuff (families, younger/teens/college scene, etc.), so I doubt you'll be alone or stand out relative to any one of those various groups. They'll definitely call a bit more attention to yourself relative to more basic/longer shorts, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

    I'd also stick to relatively basic/solid other items with it, lest you get too busy on your outfit as a whole. Statement pieces are great, but too many at once gets garbled.

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