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Don Hawksley sporting the most successful men's bikini brief in history, marketed as a replacement for the jockstrap. Don was not exactly skulking behind the kitchen door when they were handing out the cookies, and being trussed up in a pair of Jockey Skants was obviously enough to concentrate the mind.
Of course I had heard about Skants, but never knew they were a record breaker sales wise.
Yes, indeed. Their launch as a "sports brief" coincided with the introduction of split-leg running shorts, which could be both draughty and embarrassing in a wind. Skants were widely adopted for athletics, before the shorts with an in-built, support lining solved the problem. Of course, a sports brief wasn't Jockey's invention - the Victorians used what we would call a "string bikini" for indoor gymnasium sports such as five-a-side soccer and badminton. But I believe it was the first to be marketed specifically as a sports brief, which allowed the straight and the butch to wear them, too - and they took off, before manufacture ended in the early 1980s, after about 25 years of shelf life.
I knew a guy who used to cut out those built-in support linings so he could more easily flash guys at his gym. Notorious tart, of course.
When I was swimming competitively, lots of us wore them under our speedos. They were a much better solution than wearing a second tighter speedo or a jock.
Practical. Probably a light weight solution.