Clothes of the Eighties, Sun Britches
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Type of clothing: bathing suits
When it was popular:
Description: Bathing suits with solid bright colors and others multi-colored with geometric designs. Made out of something like rayon. Catch was suits dried out quickly and could be worn as regular shorts the rest of the day. About -
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Gatorman66 - July 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I had 2 pairs of these in high school but do not remember them having a built-in brief like most bathing suits. I did wear them to swim and agree they dried fast but let's just say they weren't for modest guys.
David - March 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I have one pair of sun britches and am looking for more. . . any suggestions? Thanks
anna - July 25, 2012 - Report this comment
my mother in law worked for years for sun britches and the family loved the shorts. wish i could find more of them.
Julie - August 20, 2012 - Report this comment
When I was in high school, this guy would sing, "I wear my Sun Britches at night.." instead of the classic Corey Hart song "Sunglasses at Night." It was funny at the time, I guess you just had to be there. :-)
Dino - December 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Lifelong Florida boy here. Had a yellow pair and a blue pair and they were essentially all I wore my junior and senior year of high school. Agree with Gatorman, there was no liner, so when you wore them swimming you either had to wear underwear (no thanks) or just kind of let it all hang out. Definitely a fan, wish I could find them now.
RiverDog - April 26, 2013 - Report this comment
No they didn't a swimsuit liner but we always wore them skintight so it didn't really matter. Velcro fly and pocket closures were state of the art at the time. Oh, the memories!
derek - May 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I lived on Panama City Beach during the 80's airbrushing t-shirts. Sun Britches were great, you could go swimming, dry out quick, then go to work at the beach shop. Good times. and they didn't have a liner. Great for diving also.
Russ - August 15, 2013 - Report this comment
We all wore them, one buddy of mine had an embarrassing incident with the volume of the velcro when girl watching ...
Spicoli - March 18, 2015 - Report this comment
I had a couple pair of these back in the 80's as well. Been looking for them ever since. Recently I found a very similar swimsuit. Check out Birdwell. Looks identical. Gonna order one for this summer!
Kenny - April 26, 2015 - Report this comment
I had an orange pair in the early 80s, wore them all summer long. Loved them!
JJ - July 02, 2015 - Report this comment
I managed a Sun Britches outlet store near Walt Disney World, Fl. in 1985-1987. The owner lived in So. Fl and would stop by regularly with his manager. Fun job.
Ronald Evans - July 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Yes me my had sun britches and love tone have more & my email is or text 2 this cellphone number 205 - 603 - 9877 Ronald Evans.
DP - July 31, 2015 - Report this comment
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dj jeffry allan - May 17, 2016 - Report this comment
i lived in the lake worth area during the 80s and had only one pair, but they were durable and totally narly dude!
Emanuel Mercapidez - January 04, 2018 - Report this comment
Hey everyone, I know it's been a while since you all posted here, but I just wanted to inform you all that Sun Britches is coming back and will be released Spring 2018. Be on the lookout closer to Spring for social media pages and our website will be up and running. Bringing back the vintage with some very talented people. Feel free to email me at to stay up to date.

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