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The Definitive Mankini Gallery

John Mayer wears Borat-style mankini

Sacha Baron Cohen might’ve made it famous. John Mayer might’ve forced it to jump the shark. But it’s the average Joes that turned the mankini into a cultural phenomenon. A gallery of rhino toe from Where The Wild Things Are reveals a snapshot in memes we’ll soon want to forget.

On:           Apr 10, 2009
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    • Michael

      Photo number 8 has really fucked me up! Fortunately my therapist was able to fit me in for an emergency session. Queerty, you will be hearing from my lawyers Monday morning! PTS is no laughing matter! LOL!

      Apr 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron J.

      WTF is going on in #3?

      Apr 10, 2009 at 2:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Frank

      Did you seriously just steal an idea from manhunt??


      That’s just low and unimaginative!

      Apr 10, 2009 at 3:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shaniqua Ubangi

      Wouldn’t be surprised. It’s call being behind the times.

      Apr 10, 2009 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • headbang8

      If Borat had to make the mankini famous, he could at least have chosen a better colour.

      Apr 10, 2009 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dick

      How did that one guy find one that wasn’t green? The yellow wasn’t much better, but it was different.

      Apr 10, 2009 at 5:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack

      why do they only come in that horrible color?

      Apr 10, 2009 at 7:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lessthan

      We must ignore the disasters and marvel at its successes. I’m all for hot guys wearing mankinis. If I must put up with the occasional shock picture as a price, so be it.

      Apr 11, 2009 at 12:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HYHYBT

      @Jack: Given that the whole point of the thing is to draw attention to how awful it looks, wouldn’t fluorescent green be the best color for the purpose?

      Apr 11, 2009 at 1:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rich

      Number 3 YUM…. and same with #12…. who is that though??? (number 12 that is)

      Apr 11, 2009 at 1:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mr

      guy # 3 and 11 are super hot….even with that odd mankini on

      Apr 11, 2009 at 4:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dk

      Who knew a marble bag with suspenders would become so popular? If Mayer wanted to sniff one, (14), they should have thrown up one of the ones the guys wore in the marathons.. Skid marks and ball sweat!

      Apr 11, 2009 at 11:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      @Aaron J.: Yes! What in the good lords name is going on? Who told this mofo to put on his mankini during a volcanic eruption?

      Apr 11, 2009 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      I love the SIDEEYE that asian boy is giving on PIC 13.
      I bet he’s thinking: “Oh Hell NAH! No He didn’t!”

      Apr 11, 2009 at 2:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lance Rockland

      Where can you buy one of those suckers?

      Is there some mankini web site?

      Apr 11, 2009 at 10:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Monica Roberts

      What about those of us whose surgical scars leave us as what is classified as “ambiguous genitalia?”

      Where do WE go for swimwear?

      This encroaches beyond the need of well-fitting shoes. (Sigh)

      Apr 11, 2009 at 11:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sohan

      @Aaron J.: Clearly it is some sort of ‘triathlon’/obstacle race type thing that is going on and I am guessing NOT a volcanic eruption as it may seem in the first look. There is a guy in more ‘traditional’ racing attire with a number on his shirt and also there are what seems to be spectator stands behind them, if my eyesight isn’t failing.

      I have a question though – What’s up with the fact that most of these guys decided to run races after throwing on a mankini? Is it like that special swimsuit which gives the wearer an unfair advantage???

      Apr 12, 2009 at 3:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bodacious boi

      If anyone needs proof that Western civilization is finished, the Mankini, in that dreadful color, should do it. I can’t believe that these eyes, that have witnessed so much beauty, have like … seen this crap! Aaaaaagh!

      Apr 12, 2009 at 10:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon from Maine

      One of the pop-up ads I got while viewing these fabulous fashion statements was for an anti-gay marriage bill in Maine. It asked for support of “traditional” marriage in Maine… How are they able to advertize here? These assholes are everywhere….

      Apr 12, 2009 at 11:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Malph

      If you think this is a gallery you should see the pics at http://www.internationalmankinichallenge.com!

      I agree with the blog post though, the Mankini has been embraced by the everyman – even though it´s far from pretty!

      Nov 11, 2009 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lovesdaddys

      Number 8 made me so horny I just had to masterbate to it wish he was my daddy

      Jul 10, 2011 at 6:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hot penid

      I’ve got one of these but the fronts a bit too small so I can’t really use it

      Jun 17, 2012 at 11:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      What exactly is the fashion statement being made here? “I’m a dick”?

      Nov 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeorgeTSLC

      @sohan: It seems to be only one guy.

      At http://www.queerty.com/only-tough-guys-wear-mankinis-20090203/ , comment #6 says he’s “Royal Marine David Fairbrother – he was killed in Afghanistan in September 2011.” The story says it’s “England’s Tough Guy Competition”.

      The video at http://www.toughguy.co.uk/ where the story links shows a few other odd apparel choices, presumably for the 2012 outing.

      Apr 11, 2013 at 10:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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