How to Buy a Speedo

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

How to Buy a Speedo. Speedo is a popular manufacturer of swimsuits that come in all shapes and sizes. However, many people associate Speedos with the briefs type of swimwear worn by men, a style that is very popular in European countries. If you wish to buy a Speedo, then you want to pick out a pair that is flattering.

Step 1

Look on the official website to see the different style Speedos that are available. You can browse both the U.S. and European lines.

Step 2

Purchase a Speedo from a discounted online store. Swim Outlet carries Speedos and Speedo-style male swimwear. Pick out the color and size that you prefer.

Step 3

Go to a swimwear retailer to buy a Speedo. You can look in department stores, like Macy's to see what Speedo-style suits that they have available.

Step 4

Get a pair of Speedos that have a fully lined front. You are not going to want to put your package on display for everyone to see. Choose a lined suit instead to hide your privates.

Step 5

Check to see if the seams of the Speedo are reinforced. Reinforced seams will keep the suit in place, this is especially important if you are wearing the swimwear for a water competition.

Step 6

Try the Speedo on before you purchase it. This gives you a chance to check on your comfort level and to see if it fits well.


  • Darker colors typically are more flattering on a Speedo. Stick with black, blues and dark reds. You should be comfortable with your body if you are going to buy and wear a Speedo. You are showing a lot more skin than when you wear a pair of swim trunks.