: One idea that's been kicking around in my head
: for ages is a future where global warming
: leads to a relaxation of modesty norms. Some
: men wear loincloths (with a pouch or
: something for their things) or even go naked
: (with, again, a belt to hold pouches) as a
I believe it when shorts become fully accepted :)
Here (in Germany) wearing a loincloth in public would in fact not be illegal. Just highly uncommon. It would be nice if not everyone and their dog turn their heads and stare.
Good 20 years ago a friend and I used to bicycle to the swimming pool on hot summer days through town wearing only speedos. That never was a problem for anyone, and we enjoyed it.
Today, I drive to the pool in speedos (I really hate those baggy swim shorts), and barefoot of course. And I wear speedos (or a loincloth, when I'm brave) when hiking through the woods to my favourite swimming lake. Rarely I encounter someone else, and it never turned out problematic.
Full nudity is quite another subject here …