His and Her Bikinis

Fashion from the 1970s. For couples that like to match.

The Oshkosh Northwestern - Jan 8, 1970

Unisex apparel goes one step further with the advent of "His and Her" two-piece bikinis, shown in New York from the design board of Rudi Gernreich, creator of the topless bathing suit. The male's top looks like an athletic shirt that ends mid-point between the shoulder and elbow, exposing the abdomen from that point to the waistline.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri May 12, 2017
     Category: Fashion | 1970s

Someone should re-market it. With all the girly-boys running around spewing verbal diarrhea about "gender fluidity" and other counter-culture nonsense, that mankini would probably sell like hot cakes.
Posted by A Nonny Mouse on 05/12/17 at 08:18 AM
In one word - NO! Two year old twins are cute in matching cloths, but they have no say in the matter.
Posted by BMN on 05/12/17 at 02:18 PM
What I find most interesting is that the women's clothing has gotten smaller -- a LOT smaller in many cases, whereas the men's swimwear has gotten bigger (surfing shorts that are longer than Bermuda shorts anyone?)

Are men afraid to show that there is a bulge in their "lower regions"?
Posted by JohnD1 on 05/12/17 at 02:44 PM
Great. No amount of eye-bleach will help me unsee that!
Posted by KDP on 05/12/17 at 04:46 PM
Reminiscent of when Kramer and George Costanza's father were plotting to market the "manssiere."
Posted by Virtual on 05/13/17 at 12:05 PM
Ah, Rudi Gernreich, who somehow managed to make topless women look frumpy.
Posted by ges on 05/13/17 at 11:36 PM
A meninist look at gender equality.
Posted by Yudith on 05/14/17 at 08:06 AM
Then of course, there's the (stereotypically male) opposite solution to matching bathing suits than that which is shown in the ad... Just have the men's and women's matching suits be bottoms only!
Posted by Kyle Morgan on 05/15/17 at 11:59 AM
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