fashion and surfing

While trunks were designed for surfing as far back as the 1930s, the basic precepts of surf fashion—a look based mainly on soft, loose-fitting, comfortable clothes—took shape not long after World War II. Surf style developed mostly out of function (long, loose surf trunks wouldn't fill up with water, and kept the rider's thighs from abrasive rubbing against the surfboard's deck), and partly from a...

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