Originally Posted by StarvingArtist
You can swing the concensus with logic though. If you're brilliant enough to give a logic to the tradition, then it's win win for everybody. If not, then the only way to adapt without completely alienating the traditionalists or the public is to come up with a really cool origin for the suit and a reasoning why it looks the way it looks.
Personally I like it the way it is, but that's just me.
I think if you come up with some explanation for the trunks, then you're just going to draw attention to it. Either have or don't and make no mention of it.