No Needo For Speedos!
Peter Travis, 80, the Australian who created the Speedo line of swimwear.
Mr. Travis was working for Speedo Holdings in 1960 when his boss asked him to re-create the overseas fashion of shorts in Hawaiian motif. “My reply was: ‘The whole world will have that. I will start with a costume you will swim in.”
Bondi, Australia beach inspector arrested the first man to wear the briefs on the beach, but Travis recalls that the magistrate did not pursue charges, because there was no pubic hair showing. You can read the full article here.
Bob Hezzelwood (aka Beach Bob), a self confessed “sun freak”,
had been visiting Bonita Beach for years and says no one was bothered or had complained about his bathing suit.
Police said other beach-goers had complained about Mr. Hezzelwood rolling up the sides of his swimsuit to leave almost nothing covered up apparently to prevent tan lines.
A judge tossed out the case apparently because of a question as to whether the deputy had jurisdiction in the area where Beach Bob was sunning himself…
Thursday, August 18th 2011
Roy Lester claims he was forced out of his job at Jones Beach in New York for NOT wearing a Speedo.
The 61-year old said, “I wore a Speedo when I was in my 20s,” Lester said. “But come on. There should be a law prohibiting anyone over the age of 50 from wearing a Speedo.”
Mr. Lester is suing the state of New York, claiming age discrimination.
You can read the full article here.
I told you NO Speedos or Thongs!