Just imagine how excited your comic book geek will be when he sees your Wonder Woman boy shorts. Don’t be surprised if he puts on a cape and starts chasing you around the room! That should make for a frisky good time. [$8, TopShop.com] Keep reading »
The next time you hear, “Houston, we have a problem,” you know it’s not day-old boxer stink.
Koichi Wakata, a Japanese astronaut living aboard the International Space Station for the next three months, is testing J-ware undies made by the Japan Women’s University in Tokyo. J-ware’s magic undies kill bacteria, absorb water, and dry quickly — which means astronaut’s private parts are way less sweaty than your Earthling dude!
But the best part is the sweat-less skivvies are long-lasting in a way underwear just … shouldn’t be. “He can wear his trunks (underwear) more than a week,” an official at the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency proudly said of the cosmonaut. Ummm … ew.
There are no laundry facilities in zero gravity, obviously, so astronauts need duds they can wear to infinity and beyond. Man, being an astronaut is cooler than I thought: no need to moonwalk your dirty panties to the hamper. [Reuters] Keep reading »
The great panties debate — thongs, boy shorts, or granny panties — just got a new contender now that Wacoal, a Japanese lingerie company, is selling loincloths for women. Loincloths, called “fundoshi” in Japanese, are traditionally worn by men, but are rare nowadays. Women, however, could bring them back into fashion since they’re more liberating than conventional, body-hugging underwear or thongs. “We wanted young women to have a more sense of freedom and release,” said Tomoka Okamura, merchandise director for Wacoal’s Nanafun loincloths for women. “And as we tried to come up with the ultimate liberation item for women, we thought of a fundoshi.” Wacoal has sold more than 5,000 at a price of around $13 since December. At first, we thought a loincloth for women seemed impractical. After all, women do have a tendency to leak at times. But these actually look more comfortable and freeing than traditional underwear. Keep reading »
For those of us who fantasize about losing weight while sitting around in our underwear, a chemistry company, of all things, may have the answer to our dreams. Japan-based company Teijin has just announced the development of underwear that can burn away body fat. The magic underwear is made of a “Nanofront” fiber that’s said to be 200,000 times more flexible than conventional polyester fibers. Apparently, the fibers are so thin, a strand of hair is 7,500 times thicker. I have no idea how all this equates to a smaller waist, but the company claims that people who have worn the underwear in experiments for “40 consecutive days lowered their body fat by ‘several percent’ and consequently reduced waist size by several centimeters.” Wow, several centimeters! That leaves enough room for a whole extra tic-tac in your daily diet. “All that wearers need to do is let the fabric hug their skin to generate friction resistance when they go about their daily routines.” Sounds kinda dirty. The company hopes to have the fat-burning underwear perfected in time for next year’s spring/summer season. In the meantime, we should probably hold on to our gym memberships. [via CrunchGear] Keep reading »
Peacock feather barrettes are all the rage right now. But because you’re a fabulous girl, we know you want to mix it up a little saucier than just snapping a feathered clip into your locks. These peacock plumage undies come in a blue or green pattern with lace ruffles around the thighs, so it’s up to you to decide what kind of colorful bird you’d like to be underneath your clothes. Undies are supposed to be about strutting and showing off your goods, anyway, right? [$12.99, Modcloth.com] Keep reading »
Since so many ladies will be getting all gussied up in their finest undies tonight as part of a romantic V-Day celebration, we thought we’d take a survey of lingerie stories in different cities across the U.S. to see what the best-selling products have been leading up to tonight. After the jump, check out the high-end getup New Yorkers are putting on, the sweet (and comfy!) nude thong they’re wearing in Philadelphia, and the flirty polka-dot number they like in LA. Keep reading »
Normally I’m skeptical of any messages across your bum (juicy?), but Mary Green’s Seven Ways to Say “I Love You” Silk Boyshorts ($173 for the set at figleaves.com) are just too adorable to ignore. (It doesn’t hurt that the silkiness of the fabric offsets the boyishness of the boyshorts!) Each day of the week you can tell someone those three little words in Spanish, English, German, Hebrew, Italian, Chinese and French. Damn, I wish I’d had these panties when I studied abroad in Prague, because I might’ve had more to say to the French dude…and the Italian dude…and…ah, nevermind. Keep reading »
It’s really hard to find sexy underwear that doesn’t pinch, constrict, or ride up your butt. That’s why Hanky Panky thongs are one of the greatest creations ever. They’re oh-so-comfortable and look 100-times sexier than cotton granny panties, since they’re made of stretchy lace. This box of two (one red, one pink) is the perfect Valentine’s Day present for yourself. [$36, Bare Necessities]
We’re giving away Hanky Panky Low Rise Thongs Leopard Heart Box sets from BareNecessities.com, but you have to work if you want two pairs of the most comfortable sexy underwear out there. The three best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Feb. 6, through Thursday, Feb. 12 — will win one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Emporio Armani reportedly paid David Beckham more than $29 million to appear in their latest men’s underwear campaign. We suspect the fashion house may have digitally enhanced his package. What’s your take? Keep reading »
Who doesn’t have a few pairs of underwear that are a few washes past flattering, or a bra that looks more gray than white? If you want a fresh start this January, you better get a few fresh pairs. And, bonus, cute new undies mean you’ll never have an embarrassing Bridget Jones-moment if you get lucky. Here are a few Frisky staff favorites to make your shopping a little easier…
1. Honeydew Intimates Fine Mesh Boyshorts, $14, Nordstrom.com
2. Victorian Lace Boyshort, $3.80, Forever21.com
3. Ultra Low Lacy Tanga, $14.50, Gap.com
See all the ways to make the most of the last 31 days of 2008 here. Keep reading »