How to Swim Like a Man, 1855

diagram of man modeling swimming motions with arm on chair

Every swimmer should use short drawers, and might, in particular places, use canvass slippers. It is even of great importance to be able to swim in jacket and trousers.

Donald Walker, Walker’s Manly Exercises

You have to get to a job interview, and the bridge is out. Do you miss the appointment, or arrive in your short drawers? Neither. You wear your suit. Like a man.