As with most things concerning style, men are seriously limited in swimwear. Our meager selection is that of floral board shorts or skimpy Speedos — the latter of which, isn’t really an option for anybody outside of Europe.
Never in bathing suit history has man had the option to conceal his chest, which may be a non-issue for many, but is something worth mentioning. Truth of the matter is, some men do indeed have breasts of their own, so these guys may feel more confident covering up. “Moobs” (a portmanteau of “man boobs”) are no joke, no man wants to sport a bra — although some probably should.
The reason I suggest this never-to-be-taken-seriously fashion trend is because dudes across the globe have taken matters into their own hands and created an au natural version of the bikini-top. I’m speaking, of course, of the mankini: a seasonal grooming trend that’s taken social media by storm this summer courtesy of some meticulous (and ridiculous) manscaping. That’s right; these bikini tops are composed entirely of a man’s chest hair.
The follicly-motivated trend, in my personal opinion, is either the result of losing a bet or a valiant attempt to get some laughs. But, as you scroll through the photos below, you may start to wonder if they’re starting to be taken seriously — I mean, some are pretty damn precise.
Though it’s kind of funny and entertaining to browse through, the trend is totally ridiculous and needs to die a vicious death courtesy of a three-blade razor and a healthy dollop of shaving cream. Stat. Check out some more photos of the eye-burning trend below: