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I’ll Go Commando Before I’ll Wear $40 Cotton Underwear

I read (and by “read” I mean “look,” as there aren’t many words to begin with) Lucky religiously every month. For the most part, the clothes featured in the magazine are outside my price range (at least at full price), but I always get something out of the issue. I’ll discover a cool new beauty product or get ideas for styling a new outfit out of the clothes I already have. When I cracked open the February 2011 issue of the magazine (with Nicole Richie on the cover), I learned something truly shocking: Some people actually think it makes sense to spend $40 on a single pair of cotton brief underwear. Keep reading »

This Exists: Garter Belts For Guys

So here we are again. The ever-persisting problem of men who think baggy pants are still suh-weet. Recently, we heard about a high school which has taken to “Urkeling” offending students—making kids with too-baggy pants wear suspenders and forcing them to hike their trousers up high, Steve Urkel-style. Sadly, this invention you see before you—”Subs,” or garter belts for guys—isn’t here to eradicate baggy pants. Instead the “Subs” creator wanted to give men who like the down-low style some extra security. The belt goes around the waist and then clips onto a pant waistband so that the wearer can let his jeans hang low without them falling off. Well, that’s at least something, right? [Newslite] Keep reading »

Change Your Underwear, Change Your Mood

Ladies, need a quick pick-me-up? Do a panty swap. I hate the word “panty,” by the way. And “panty swap” just sounds wrong. But seriously, a new phone survey, conducted by Shop Smart magazine, found that your undies can affect your mood. Out of the 1,000 women that were surveyed, 47 percent said that they felt sexier and more confident when they slipped into a pair of “nice” or “special” undies while 27 percent felt that “unattractive” or “ill-fitting” undergarments made their mood worse. At what point do you make a decision to put on undies that don’t fit? Those poor girls. I am going to call all 270 of them and explain how to find special and nice underwear that also fit. OK, so the takeaway here? If you’re in a bad mood, you should probably change your underwear. [The Hairpin] Keep reading »

I See London, I See France … And Queen Elizabeth’s Underpants

Why celebrities should never, ever accidentally leave belongings behind: they will surely end up on the internet or up for auction. That’s what’s going on with a pair of Queen Elizabeth‘s underpants—if you can even call them that—that she apparently left on a plane way back in 1968. For some 40 years, they had been in the possession of a Florida man, recently deceased. The old-fashioned panties will be up for auction at the man’s estate sale and are expected to go for as much as $9,000! This apparently happened to Queen Victoria’s underwear, which sold for the same price, reports TMZ.

OK: a) the royal family needs to stop leaving its underwear in easy-to-find places, and b) bloomers? We realize the pair is quite old, but even before the ’60s, people were wearing standard panties as we know them. [TMZ] Keep reading »

The World’s Largest Undies

Classified as size XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL (or size 74), these are the world’s largest undies on the market. If you are considering buying a pair of these (to wear, not to clean your house with), it may be time to consider a weight-loss program. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

How To Keep Your Private Parts Private In Airport Security

Rebellion against the new TSA airport security measures is beginning to escalate. People are already pulling stunts, inventing protective pasties, and this coming Wednesday (“Opt Out Day”) promises to bring the drama (we’re secretly dying to see what happens even though it’s sure to cause a major air travel hassle). For those who wish to protest a bit more peacefully, there are now also underwear options thanks to Rocky Flats Gear, a company that produces undergarments for both men and women (bras, panties, tighty-whities) with strategically placed x-ray-blocking fig leaves. When you go through the full body scanner at the airport, the patches block the image, so you can attempt to retain some dignity. Of course, these might prove useless if the TSA thinks you’re hiding something and then forces you into the pat down. Worth a try though, maybe? [Rocky Flats Gear] Keep reading »

David Beckham To Launch Underwear Line Because This Apparently Needs To Exist

Soccer Star and Man Who Gets Paid To Take His Shirt Off David Beckham has announced that he’ll be launching a line of men’s underwear. Wait—so this didn’t already exist before? Beckham is known for walking around in his skivvies, perhaps most famously in his hot Armani underwear ads. So to us it seems 100 percent natural that Becks would have his own designs. Keep reading »

The Victoria’s Secret Runway Show: A Sneak Peek At The Crazy Outfits

Surely, there is nothing that says “America” like the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Every year, a posse of well-known (and some not so much) and drop-dead gorgeous women parade up and down a runway wearing underwear paired with totally strange costumes. It’s like Halloween threw up on Christmas and then someone threw a pair of underpants and a bra at the mess. If you like spectacle, you like this “fashion show.” Or if you like boobs. In any case, Modelina has some preview shots of what wackiness the girls will be flouncing about in this year. To me, this number looks like a pair of crystal harp wings. Which is great. Because I had been shopping for crystal harp wings on eBay, and now I know where I can get them. Thanks, Victoria’s Secret. [Modelina] Keep reading »

Blast Boxers: For The Guy Who Is Really Protective Of His Privates

We understand that guys hold their private parts in the greatest of esteem (hence the term “family jewels”), but perhaps some men might be a bit too overprotective of their junk. Which is probably why Blast Boxers exist. Originally developed for men in the military, the underwear features a special high-strength material that acts as penis armor should an explosion go off in the vicinity of his crotch. Assuming he doesn’t work for the Army or in a factory that manufactures firecrackers, the Blast Boxers man must have one exciting social life (or one incredibly weird phobia). [Gizmodo] Keep reading »

Padded Underwear Gives Men A Bigger Bulge

They’ve already created a Spanx-like tummy-tucker undershirt for men, and now Marks & Spencer, the British version of Target, is introducing “bum lift” underpants, that claim to lift men’s bootays by about a fifth, and “frontal enhancement” underwear that uses an “integral shelf,” to give men what the company describes as a “38 percent visual enhancement in size.” Dave Binns, head of M&S men’s underwear, said: “Our technologists have worked hard to engineer two styles that are comfortable to wear and that give real results. These pants provide a real confidence boost for men and we think they will prove popular with our customers.”

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