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Dare to wear a “mankini” this summer?

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borat.jpgmankini.jpgBlame Borat! The fictional reporter played by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen made “mankinis,” or skimpy V-shaped thongs, famous in a publicity stunt at the Cannes film festival to promote his hit movie “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.”

It probably wasn’t British designer Alexander McQueen’s intention that his latest men’s beachwear on the catwalk in Milan prompted comparisons with Borat’s alarming lime-green creation, but perhaps it was inevitable.

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