Boxers or briefs?
May 7, 2007 12:32 PM Subscribe
What's up with Europe and their aversion to swimming trunks?
posted by Oriole Adams to Society & Culture (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In doing some research on bathing suits, I've found several sites that mention in France, Germany and other European countries men must wear Speedo or brief-style swim suits in public pools. Trunks (boxer shorts-style) are prohibited for "hygienic reasons." What is unhygienic about swim trunks? Oh, and why does France require even bald men to wear bathing caps?