Being the Swim Brief Lone Ranger
I’m not a vocal person. I can’t just walk up to someone and start a conversation. Not even that good at starting conversations with people I do know. What I feel I’m good at or at least think of myself good at is leading by example. For instance In sports I always worked hard, did what I was asked, was respectful. Instead of being a vocal leader in the things I do, I let my actions do the speaking for me. So where am I going with this?
Well I touched on it in the past that I like to reach more people than I can blogging. With blogging I’m typically only going to reach people with an interest in bikinis, thongs, and/or swim briefs. None of those are things I’m going to be able to work into a conversation with someone in person. So how’s one way to reach people not looking for these non norm items? Put myself out there and lead by example.
Since I’m rarely changing my clothes in a locker room, my best option to put myself out there is the beach. So last year I made the decision to screw it and start wearing swim briefs to the local beach. In the past I only chose to wear them on vacations and the backyard. Of course I would prefer to always wear them, but one step at a time. In my area it is a rarity to see a guy in a swim brief besides lap swimming. I can think of 3 times I’ve noticed a guy in a swim brief around here. Two of them were fuller brief styles and one was more along the lines of what I like to wear.
In the United States this is probably a similar experience in a lot of places. If you are going to go to the beach to relax and enjoy the sun, you are probably going to be the lone swim brief wearer at a typical beach. This has been the case everywhere I have worn one so far.
I will continue to do my best to be the swim brief lone ranger at my local beach. Maybe I will motivate someone else to break out one and maybe I won’t. I’m at least educating the area that a man can wear form fitting suits like the ladies. At that even wearing them in front of his children. I don’t see a Speedo Revolution breaking out here, but hopefully my actions will encourage one guy to make a switch.