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Would You Pay Thousands For Lingerie?

The other day, I was reading the Red Sole Bride blog, which always has the most amazing wedding and bridal items. She asked her readers: “Brides, have you thought of wearing something special for your husband-to-be on your wedding night (other than your wedding gown)?” Rather than something strictly bridal for the bedroom, she wondered about wearing something “slinky” and “cheeky” and pointed to the legendarily naughty Agent Provocateur’s new Soirée line, which AP proclaims the “pinnacle of luxury.” Among the eye-popping ensembles is this Fonda Playsuit & Pasties. The cost of white bondage straps, leather pasties, and crystal strands? A whopping $2,790. Hey, if you can afford it (and pull it off), why not go for it? [The Red Sole Bride] Keep reading »

Elegant, Old-School Lingerie At Anthropologie

Not every girl feels comfortable in vampy lingerie. And now, those of us who prefer more demure underthings can stock up on bras and boyshorts with a dash of old-fashioned glamour at Anthropologie. The store has several sets of “underpinnings” that are more modest than the usual bedroom attire; however, just because they aren’t slinky doesn’t mean they aren’t sexy. [$16 and up, Anthropologie] Keep reading »

The Brief Is Back

According to the New York Times (and they’ve been on a real roll this week), when it comes to the male undies category, it’s all about the brief. When did the reign of the boxer come to an end exactly? It’s impossible to be certain, but it could have something to do with the recession: “A few years ago, brands started coming out with more and more collections and retiring them sooner,” said Michael Kleinmann, the president of Freshpair, a 10-year-old online underwear retailer. “But when the economy started changing, they scaled it back.” Whatever the reason, according to our rather epic post, “What His Underwear Says About Him,” this is a style favored by Tom Cruise, military types and hipsters. Now we can add fashion-forward gents to the list, too. [New York Times]
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Look, It’s A Push-Up Bra For His Junk!

Finally, we ladies will understand the disappointment men experience while delicately unhooking a lady’s bra … and realizing it’s a push-up. Fake out! Oh, well. Menfolk looking for help will find that the Shock Jock briefs and boxers by Andrew Christian aid immensely in the cantilevering department. It’s got “extreme frontal enhancing technology,” which is a fancy way to describe a removable/washable padded cup. (Hmm, I wonder if any men on our “16 famous man bulges” list own a Shock Jock!) But seriously, ladies, do you actually know an American man who would pay $29-$32 for a pair of underpants? Didn’t think so. [Shock Jock Brief at Andrew Christian] Keep reading »

Hanes Gives ‘Em What They Want—No More Itchy Labels!

The worst is when you got an itch you can’t scratch. You know, one of those ones in the butt area or anywhere in the nether region sphere. A lot of the time the fault is due to pesky underwear labels that make it feel like you have god-knows-what up against your crack. Hanes now has the answer with a new label-less underwear line. We’re loving the cheeky campaign for the range, with “No Scratchy Labels” as the tagline. (But you know, without the “tag.”) [CyanaTrendLand.com] Keep reading »

The Key To A Man’s Relationship Status Is In His Underwear-Buying Habits

If your guy lets you buy his underwear, then he thinks you’re “the one.” That’s according to a study by British retailer Debenhams, which says men, between the ages of 23 and 33, allow their partners to buy their underwear when they’re in the stable phase of their relationship. Men ages 19 to 23 tend to buy their own underwear, about 31 pairs a year, because they’re on the prowl and think new underwear is essential to finding a mate. Before the age of 19, his mom will do all the underwear shopping. So, if a guy is buying more than 31 pairs a year, he’s either still trying to impress his special lady or he realizes she’s not right for him and is looking for another girl. This could explain why my ex had difficulty settling down. He was always buying new underwear and keeping them in his drawer. [Reuters] Keep reading »

If Underwear Could Fly


What would your panties (eww, hate that word) do if they had the day off from the constraints of being the most over-worked and under-appreciated undergarments? Perhaps they would take flight as they do in this Japanese cartoon, “Sora no Otoshimono.” Does anyone know what that means in Japanese? All of these pairs of underwear flapping in the breeze inspired a guy to actually create a real-life pair of flying schoolgirl panties. OK, that’s just slightly creepy. Watch them take to the sky after the jump. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

What His Underwear Says About Him

After we read the would-be-totally-offensive-if-it-weren’t-hilarious Holy Taco post titled “What Her Underwear Says About Her,” we felt so very informed that we were inspired to create our very own man version. Because, much like learning a dude’s astrological sign, his underoos speak volumes about what kind of guy he really is, and, more importantly, what kind of equipment he’s working with. You could read his tea leaves, or just follow the jump for everything you need to know about your man’s drawers. And we’ve provided helpful celebrity examples, naturally. Keep reading »

Why Do Men Keep Their Old, Holey, Rotting Boxers?

Here is one of many theories I have about men: They all own and wear at least one pair of underwear that is so decrepit, so thread-barren, so holey, stained, and/or falling apart at the seams that they should have been thrown away years ago. My ex had a pair like this — they were boxer shorts and they had so many holes in the crotch that eventually they formed one giant hole, which his testicle would peek out of on those occasions when he would wear them sans pants while lounging on the couch. He had a bizarre attachment to these almost entirely disintegrated pair of boxers and I’m pretty sure he got a tiny thrill at how mortified and disgusted I was when he would wear them. Eventually, he had to toss them when the hole got so big that the boxer shorts turned into a skirt. Since him, I’ve met other men with the same fondness for that one pair of barely-there-boxers and I have finally decided it’s time to find out WHY men hold on to them. After the jump, guys share their thoughts on why, oh why, they still have that pair of underwear. Keep reading »

Fashion First Aid Underwear: The Thong That Wasn’t

For some, thongs are a natural staple, either for their sexiness or utilitarian panty-line reduction value. The rest of us can’t stand butt floss, but make our cracks endure it when need be. The latter may want to check out this solution: seamless boyshorts by Fashion First Aid. With heat-sealed seams and some sort of vague-but-impressive-sounding “laser technology,” the panties give your bum full coverage but won’t produce VPLs. They come in black for everyday wear, as well as nude for the more complicated garments. Interestingly, Fashion First Aid also makes a thong variety of these invisible underpants. For the overly protective perhaps? [$16.50, My-Wardrobe.com] Keep reading »

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