Friday, March 26, 2021

If you go back and look at the preceding composite photo, you'll see a specially designed pair of trunks for bodybuilders and showoffs of various types . . . if you get my drift.  George Quaintance apparently had an entrepreneurial side, and teamed up with a company called Parr of Arizona to promote "Muscle Man Wear."  I'd love to get my hands on one of their catalogs.



  1. In the English-speaking world, the 1950s was a decade of increasing puritanical conformism which of course is why the 1960s happened as they did. Styles in male swim- and posing-wear were very conservative and deliberately designed for frontal modesty. The "male contour" was a no-no. As with most waves of morality, what was seen on the outside was not what was happening on the inside, and the 1950s saw a burgeoning mail order market for male underwear in increasingly risqué styles. Parr of Arizona was one of many companies helping to break this hypocrisy.

    1. One would naturally think underwear might be a place to sneak in some risque' items, seeing as how is is supposedly not on view. Of course, when the right circumstances arose, that flew out the window.