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Let's Be Real: Rite Of Summer Reveals Reality Check

10:30 PM, Jul 27, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - There is one rite of summer that gets just a bit harder every year.

Being middle aged isn't all that bad  but there are couple of things that become a lot less fun for men after age 45. One is the annual physical- Ugh - but the other is: buying a new swim suit.

Yeah, because inevitably it leads to what's known as the dressing room moment. When the harsh, unforgiving fluorescent lights reveal all all too clearly that while this may be how we see ourselves, THIS is closer to what the world is looking at.

Hey, it's just reality, and for years I've been grateful. Stylish men's swimsuits were long and baggy. And if anyone dared step to the pool in Speedos, you could chuckle. Skinny dude's got no style, you might say.

But fellas, the tables have been turned. The New York Times says these shorter tighter sea creatures are the new hot look.

Apparently Daniel Craig aka James Bond has something to do with this. Sales are way up, so pretty soon our old faithfuls will be the mark of the old guy. About like those skirt jobbies you used to snicker at on grandma.

Like I said, the tables have been turned. But you know what? I am not going out like that. Gentlemen, Daniel Craig can do what he wants to. I'm going seriously old school. You can call it bringing sexy back. The only question tonight: who's coming with me?

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