Monday, July 07, 2014

Lunedi Lunacy

It's a scandal I tells ya!  A scandal!
In Europe and on the West Coast topless bathing for men has long been no novelty on public as well as private beaches. But in the more inhibited East a male costume consisting solely of trunks was, until just recently, cause for arrest on almost all public beaches and raised eyebrows on many a private one.
At Atlantic City topless bathing suits are still forbidden, and only this year has Long Island's ultrademocratic Long Beach allowed men to air their backs and chests. This trend which originated on the French Riviera has seriously distressed manufacturers who claim there is little field for originality of design in trunks. For proof of their contention, see Long Beach pictures below.

In some cases - mine let's say - the old styles may well have been the best styles!

July 7 - 1907:  Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. staged his first Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Shameless hussies! And if men aren't included in the term "hussies" then -- shameless himbos! (the male equivalent of "bimbos")

Tater said...

Thank God hairy chests went public.

Lynette said...

This is cute. I will have the guy in the lower right corner, with or without trunks.

Ur-spo said...

I want the one piece stripe bathing suit to be back in style.