The swim brief style of swimwear was popularised by the Speedo swimwear brand — the association has become so eponymous that often guys will refer to their speedos, regardless of who the swim briefs have been made by.
While guys in the US will generally opt for a more conservative pair of swim shorts on the beach, in South America and Europe, swim briefs are what you wear when you’re enjoying the sun and the sand.
In Australia, the swim brief style of underwear is colloquially referred to as ‘budgie smugglers’ — the tight fit of the swimwear often making it look like you’ve got a small bird shoved down the front of your briefs.
If you needed some inspiration to pull on a pair of budgie smugglers and hit the surf, then photographer Jesse O’Leary takes us to Burns Beach to show us what the range from Sluggers Swimwear looks like when it gets wet. It looks good.
Burns Beach is one of the many beaches accessible from the Australian city of Perth. Just to the north of the city of Perth, Burns Beach is a rocky part of the coast. There’s better beaches for swimming and surfing, but it makes a great place for a photo-shoot.
- Images by: Jesse O’Leary
- Location: Burns Beach, Western Australia
- Models: Alex M, Alex E & Chris L.
- Images courtesy of CSA Models