yeah, I don't get the choice of color on the shorts myself. It's the oddest side story in the movie in my opinion.
For those that haven't seen it, Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell get on a boat to look for wealthy bachelors to woo. Jane wants to flirt with the entire Olympic Mens Gymnastics Team who are not allowed to date while training.
Yeah, that's the reason they're not interested in the incredibly hot chick who's singing during their training. Sure it is.