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Swim Briefs

A swim brief or racing brief, refers to any briefs style male swimsuit such as those worn in competitive swimming and diving. The popularity of the Australian Speedo (est. 1928) brand racing brief has led to the use of its name in some countries (e.g. the United States) to refer to any racing brief, regardless of the maker. Occasionally, the Speedo genericized trademark also applies to square cut swimsuit, but in general the generic term is used in reference to swim briefs. Swim briefs are also referred to as competition briefs, swimming trunks, bathers, racer bathers, posing briefs, racing briefs, and colloquially in Australia as "budgie smugglers".

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Swim Briefs - Manufacturers
... addition to the style's namesake company Speedo, competitive briefs-style swimwear are produced by companies including Nike, Tyr, Dolfin, Arena, Kiefer, Adidas and aussieBum ... companies including Nautica have begun lines of brief style suits in the United States ... brands of male swimwear in Europe, Asia and Australia produce lines of brief style suits ...
Swim Jammer - Suits - Briefs
... A swim brief refers to any briefs style male swimsuit such as those worn in competitive swimming and diving. 1928) brand racing brief has led to the use of its name in some countries (e.g ... the United States) to refer to any racing brief, regardless of the maker ...
Swim Jammer - Suits - Square Cut
... male swimsuit used as a slightly more conservative style than swim briefs for water polo and diving, or for recreational wear ... Like swim briefs, they are made of a nylon and spandex blend ... more coverage for the upper leg than briefs ...

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