Surfers Take on Speedos

16th Aug 2005

Tony Blair joins the majority with board shorts for beachwear according to

The battle for chic swimwear is over according to a recent poll conducted by Cheapflights, the UK’s largest travel price comparison website. Surfers easily trounced Speedos in swimwear this summer, confirming that Tony Blair’s style sense remains secure.
When asked what type of swimwear men preferred most, 45% of male respondents answered ‘board shorts’ compare to just 39% for ‘boxer-style’ swimmers and 16% for ‘Speedos’. The ladies agreed, with 48.1% adoring board shorts on their men, 38.1% admiring boxer-style and just 13.8% savouring Speedos.

Liz Faherty, Director of Business Development for says: “Skimpy may not be the first choice for this summers’ travellers, but when it comes to booking your holiday, less is definitely more. Holidays are always more enjoyable when you save money. With the numerous offers available on, consumers can pay for the extra material that will make them a holiday hunk instead of a dowdy dud.”

The poll question was distributed to British consumers on the newsletter, issued every week to over 1.3 million subscribers nationwide.



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