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    Okay so I'm a pretty shy guy and I need some clothing advice. I haven't swam in a while so I need to buy some new clothes. The thing is I don't want to wear trunks, I'd much rather perfer 3/4 lengths but I don't know if these exist. I've got a pvc shell-suit type bottom that's a 3/4 length, it has netting as well , would this be okay to wear. Also, I'd like to buy a top as well but apart from athletes I haven't come across one. Would a cotton t-shirt/vest be alright?
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    Get some board shorts? Like these?
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    Or did you mean not trunks as in you want uber tight stuff? :awesome: If you're wearing something so tight on the bottom, don't wear lyrca-esque stuff on top as well. A plain cotton top, like you said, would look fine.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Okay so I'm a pretty shy guy and I need some clothing advice. I haven't swam in a while so I need to buy some new clothes. The thing is I don't want to wear trunks, I'd much rather perfer 3/4 lengths but I don't know if these exist. I've got a pvc shell-suit type bottom that's a 3/4 length, it has netting as well , would this be okay to wear. Also, I'd like to buy a top as well but apart from athletes I haven't come across one. Would a cotton t-shirt/vest be alright?
    Yes the 3/4 length ones are fine to wear for swimming. I went swimming today and there were lots of guys wearing them, including my sons and their dad. Why would you need a top to wear though.....havent seen anyone wearing them to be honest.
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    I wear a top for swimming sometimes. It's like a wetsuit top - try searching 'rash vest' on ebay.
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    Get some board shorts? Like these?
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    Or did you mean not trunks as in you want uber tight stuff? :awesome: If you're wearing something so tight on the bottom, don't wear lyrca-esque stuff on top as well. A plain cotton top, like you said, would look fine.
    Is there anything longer than board shorts? Just a bit longer.

    I was thinking of a vest like this, maybe?



    Or a t-shirt like this? Obviously it would get water logged but would that matter that much?

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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Okay so I'm a pretty shy guy and I need some clothing advice. I haven't swam in a while so I need to buy some new clothes. The thing is I don't want to wear trunks, I'd much rather perfer 3/4 lengths but I don't know if these exist. I've got a pvc shell-suit type bottom that's a 3/4 length, it has netting as well , would this be okay to wear. Also, I'd like to buy a top as well but apart from athletes I haven't come across one. Would a cotton t-shirt/vest be alright?
    Why do you need to wear a top to swim?
    I wouldnt if I was you, no-one I've seen does
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    I seem to remember blokes not being allowed to wear shorts longer then the knee at one of my pools. Although that was a strict environment. To be honest I think the more you try to cover up in the pool the more you're likely to draw attention to yourself. Just wear a pair of board shorts; you'll be fine.

    Thinking about it though; when I was in training I occasionally used my pool fully dressed, but I knew the staff. Did get myself some odd looks.
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    I usually sport a nice pair of speedos.

    Seriously, I'd get a pair of boardies, and maybe a vest?! I think wearing a rash vest around a swimming pool might look a bit silly...
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    I'm a lifeguard and we don't let anyone in with shorts under the knee especially 3/4 length trackie bottoms, long board shorts you can get away with.

    Just get some board shorts and you'll probably get some strange looks being a man wearing a top while swimming.
 
 
 
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