Monday, November 28, 2005

Designer Sells Half A Banana Hammock For Fifty Bucks

MIAMI (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A Miami male swimsuit designer is making big bucks on very small product – a thong speedo with only one hip strap.

Marcus Roche says he modeled the half-swimsuit – called Sliver – on draped fabrics seen in art throughout history, adding, “It’s engineering at its best.”

Roche explains that the suit “holds itself on top of the genitals” and although elastic is employed, he insists, “It’s not like a tourniquet.”

To date, he’s sold about 20,000 Sliver suits at $49 each, and reveals his daring clients are mostly from Europe and Japan.

Roche says all his designs – available for viewing at – are “very, very valued by the customers,” especially “a guy from Osaka who plunks down $2000 a month” for his speedos.

The designer thinks the secret to speedo success is focusing on style and comfort, and says he always tries to avoid “what I would call a camel toe.”

Asked for clarification he says, “Well, the balls.”

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