BANKS Sunshine Board Short - Men's
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gift for a friend.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

My friend's birthday was coming up and he kept talking about these shorts, so I gave them as a gift. He told me he won't ever wear another pair of board shorts.

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  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

The Great Salt Lake doesn't afford many opportunities for recreational water sports or activities and, despite my best efforts, I've yet to marry or become best friends with someone that has a pool in their backyard. Needless to say, $60 is a lot to spend on some swim trunks. However I am pretty in love with everything about these shorts. Perfect balance between "I'm here for a good time" and "I want to offend your grandparents" with just a slight dash of "I lost my phone, but at least I have my car keys."

Size is perfect. I got the medium and the hem rides about 2" above my knee when standing(pic related) and then exposes a good amount of thigh when I'm sitting. Not R-rated exposure, but quite satisfactory for the Thigh Positive crowd. No inner lining, which is awesome, and the material isn't obnoxiously synthetic. They dry super fast, though.

The real kicker is I went to a pool in Vegas and a girl actually talked to me. This maybe is a common occurrence for some, i mean you see dudes with bodies Chris Hemsworth would respect. But it doesn't generally happen to skinny chicken leg me. Not only was this girl who talked to me WAAAAAY out of my league from a physical standpoint, but she even offered to get me a drink! I was perplexed and politely declined(the hangover from the night before was sincere) but I thought it was a nice gesture. Not an hour goes by and ANOTHER beautiful woman, who was already carrying a drink, asked me the same thing! Again, I'm not accustomed to random women asking to get me a drink so it caught me off guard. As I haven't changed much in the last decade or so, I can only assume the increased interest was due to these shorts. Worth the investment, for sure.

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