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It's Almost A Complete Load Of Pants

BBC: "Ever since the Victoria and Albert Museum opened, textiles and how they're used has been a primary focus. But it's taken until now to organise a whole exhibition about underwear. The curator says more than any other clothing, underwear is a mix of the alluring and the utterly practical." [V&A]
posted by marienbad on Apr 17, 2016 - 8 comments

Boobs just don’t know how to support themselves. GET A JOB, BOOBS!

This Is What It’s Like To Get Fit For A Bra At Six Different Stores: Kristin Chirico goes on a bra crawl. (SLBuzzFeed, lots of bra photos) [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jun 4, 2015 - 85 comments

What is up with bra sizing, anyway?

In recent years, many women will have noticed new articles insisting that most of us wear bras that don't fit and that women should measure themselves in a new way. But the sizes that are easily and cheaply available to women are nowhere near the sizes that these experts insist women should be wearing. How did this state of affairs come to be? It turns out the answer lies in the history of bra manufacture. [more inside]
posted by sciatrix on Mar 27, 2015 - 72 comments

Do you fold it or wad it?

Buzzfeed conducted a(n unscientific) poll of over 300,000 readers on their bathroom habits. Some startling findings: most people pee in the shower, some people take their pants and/or their shirt off to poop, and 21% of respondents have their toilet paper facing the wrong way. The gulf between sitters and standers is widening, and the sitters contingent is winning. (Previously on sitters vs. standers.) [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Oct 21, 2014 - 219 comments

Consent is Sexy

Victoria's Secret has a new line of feminist-friendly underwear: PINK ♥s Consent. Except not really -- it's a hoax site created by FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. The internet's response has been tremendous.
posted by Gordafarin on Dec 11, 2012 - 78 comments

Ye olde breastbags

A team of Austrian archaeologists has discovered four bras from the 1400s. It reveals that women wore the garment some 500 years before fashion historians thought it was invented.
posted by Egg Shen on Jul 24, 2012 - 45 comments

How to Undress a Victorian Lady in Your Next Historical Romance

Deanne Gist helps romance novel authors learn the mechanics of Victorian era women's underwear.
posted by reenum on Jul 19, 2011 - 95 comments

It's a purr-fect night for a heist.

When the sun goes down, it's time to hit the streets. Dusty is a cat burglar.
posted by XhaustedProphet on Feb 28, 2011 - 28 comments

The Secret Life Of Syrian Lingerie

"The more religious an area is, the more risqué the underwear becomes. I think that Muslim women have less freedom on the outside so to compensate they have more freedom on the inside." Journalist Malu Halasa and designer Rana Salam have produced a tome on "the most outrageous lingerie in the world."
posted by artof.mulata on Feb 13, 2011 - 30 comments

in case of emergency: remove bra

The Emergency Bra: "We can save not only our own lives, but also a man of our choice next to us."
posted by Potomac Avenue on Sep 25, 2010 - 41 comments

What Lies Beneath

Happy National Underwear Day, everyone.
posted by unSane on Aug 5, 2010 - 20 comments


Manpacks. The underwear-replacement start-up.
posted by dame on Mar 8, 2010 - 64 comments

The Pink Chaddi Campaign

The Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women of India want to celebrate Valentine's Day by sending pink chaddis (underwear) to the right-wing Hindu group Sri Ram Sena. The group says it is "not acceptable" for women to go to bars in India, and members attacked a group of women at a bar last month. They have also threatened to attack couples who publicly celebrate Valentine's Day. [Via]
posted by homunculus on Feb 11, 2009 - 34 comments

Dance of the Young Girls -- Stravinsky

(SLYTP-filter) What choreography goes best with Igor Stravinsky's "Dance of the Young Girls" from his Rite of Spring? [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Sep 4, 2008 - 43 comments

Is it cool to work in your underwear - or is it not?

Is it cool to work in your underwear - or is it not?
posted by janetplanet on Nov 24, 2007 - 122 comments

The Gays Are Getting Married

It's All Because. Have you ever had those days where you're wondering just why everything about your life is feeling like it's going down the toilet bowl? Oded Gross knows, and he will tell you all about it. In a song.
posted by brownpau on Jul 26, 2007 - 17 comments

Intimate reading - corset books

Corset books - recycle your underwear as art? To explore issues related to women's body image, Tamar Stone creates books from "corrective" women's undergarments. (via art for housewives)
posted by madamjujujive on Feb 2, 2006 - 8 comments

tyrants gone wild?

Saddam in his Underwear. No, this isn't a flash cartoon.
posted by ackeber on May 20, 2005 - 84 comments

Make sure it's clean!

Beyond boxers or briefs: Undergarments vary much more than the current styles we find in the nearest haberdashery department or at Victoria's Secret. Mormons have the temple garment. Suffragettes invented bloomers, the next bold step after pantaloons. But throughout modern Western history, women tended to wear dress-like undergarments, (with or without accompanying drawers) though both 19th century men and women wore the union suit, an earlier type of long-johns.

Of course, there's always the earliest of them all, the loincloth, worn by the ancient Egyptians and Tarzan. Similar is the malo worn by some Pacific Islanders, the Japanese fundoshi (warning: excess of manflesh), and the more elaborate Indian dhoti, the male companion to the sari.

And we mustn't forget the bra! Though not a lower-body garment, it has had a long--if tumultuous--history worthy of quick mention.
posted by lychee on Jan 30, 2005 - 9 comments

Spiky Bras! Wheee!

Do you like boobs? Do you like spikes? How about boobs that look like blowfish? Spiky Bras is an innovative concept, to say the least. Bras (and other, related underthings) covered with spikes. Why not? Give people the impression you have 300, 400 nipples! But why stop there? They have feathery bras and flowery bras and men's underpants that talk (ie. "I'm a horny 'lil devil!"). This may seem crass and juvenile but nothing is as cool as the glowing cactus that now tops my Christmas list. The site is relatively SWF, that is, if you think looking at pictures of boobs stuffed in bras covered with what looks like white, plastic Hershey's kisses is safe for your workplace.
posted by E_B_A on Dec 2, 2004 - 16 comments

2004 Captured in Song

Underwear Goes Inside The Pants (video) is a nice little ditty about the condition of the world in 2004.
posted by debralee on Nov 18, 2004 - 25 comments

Dirty Money

"The "Brief Safe" is an innovative new diversion safe that can secure your cash, documents, and other small valuables from inquisitive eyes and thieving hands, both at home and when you're traveling. Items can be hidden right under their noses..." [via Aces]
posted by bluno on Mar 31, 2004 - 10 comments

Free at Last!

Wouldn't this chafe or something? I'm presuming the less than technical language is a result of translating difficulties...or is this a joke? Is, um, family jewel confinement a common source of discomfort for men? (NSFW)
posted by Oriole Adams on Aug 22, 2003 - 22 comments

Lesbians move product!

Do men deserve it? A new commercial for lingerie airing in the UK shows an attractive woman getting ready for her date (putting on a number of sexy unmentionables), then walking by all the men at the bar to kiss her equally lovely girlfriend, sitting alone waiting for her. The tagline implies the lingerie is too sexy to waste on men. (warning: Quicktime)
posted by jonson on Jul 29, 2003 - 48 comments

Padded Butt Brief

Padded Butt Brief. Too bad I prefer boxers.
posted by grumblebee on Jan 3, 2003 - 26 comments

Well, I know somebody out there in Mefi land will find some use for fifty years of underwear advertising and packaging... I know I did.
posted by Newbornstranger on Sep 16, 2002 - 6 comments


Under-Ease: Say hello to flatulence filters—kinda like Brita technology for the other end.
posted by mosspink on Jul 30, 2002 - 23 comments

Dan Savage and sixty nine other (mostly) men want to know who looks best in their tighty whities. [background info]
posted by alan on Jul 28, 2002 - 27 comments

Decision 2002

Decision 2002 Friends! The time for action is now. Will you let your voice be heard?
posted by nicholm on Jul 26, 2002 - 5 comments

Mormon Heaven, Mormon Hell, Mormon Underwear?

Mormon Heaven, Mormon Hell, Mormon Underwear?
posted by interrobang on Jul 24, 2002 - 74 comments

Underwear, raw eggs, temporary tattoos, condoms designed to match your blood type, emu jerky, marijuana, hot noodles, super glue. What do they all have in common, besides possibly being things you need to have a really unforgettable Saturday night? They're all things that have been sold in vending machines. From Raphael Carter, author of the insect-centric Honeyguide weblog.
posted by iconomy on May 29, 2002 - 9 comments

Butt For You

Butt For You "You can do a lot for your pecs, biceps and abs - but when it comes to your glutes you can only go so far. Great for sports!"
posted by kirkaracha on May 28, 2002 - 29 comments

Girls forced by principal to show underwear at school dance

Girls forced by principal to show underwear at school dance What in the blazes is going on in schools these days that allows idiots like this to be administrators? First strip searching primary school kids, now forcing young ladies to lift their skirts and pull down their blouses to prove that they are wearing "appropriate underwear"? If only we were still allowed to keelhaul people.
posted by dejah420 on May 1, 2002 - 41 comments

MANties, any one?

MANties, any one? Female underwear for MEN. Gosh, that's one cool idea.
posted by arnab on Apr 16, 2002 - 35 comments

Does this picture make you feel inadequate?

Does this picture make you feel inadequate? The UK Guardian asked a number of men in Selfridges underwear department how they felt but I'm wondering how the men (and women) of Metafilter feel about it...
posted by LMG on Mar 5, 2002 - 73 comments

Travis and his package

Travis and his package Ubiquitous Calvin Klein underwear model Travis Fimmel does a meet and greet with his fans. "Secure at the front of the roped-off line, Malia Middler, 28, from San Francisco, was found giggling, blushing and excited. She squealed lustfully, 'I want to ask him if it's real!'"
posted by timothompson on Dec 4, 2001 - 29 comments

2001 Ig Nobel Results:

2001 Ig Nobel Results: What is most suprising about this is that 9 out of the 10 winners actually wrote acceptance speeches. Awards went to the creator of "Stalin World," a study of teens who pick their noses, a study of injuries due to falling coconuts, and the invention of fart-proof underwear.
posted by KirkJobSluder on Oct 7, 2001 - 8 comments

Ladies beware!

Ladies beware! It appears that foul contraption, the brassiere, is not only constricting, but holds up women's natural defenses against toxins. Surely, this article will give feminists of the bra-buring ilk the support they need to lift and separate their message from the din.
posted by CRS on Aug 31, 2001 - 24 comments

UnderEZ by UnderTec

UnderEZ by UnderTec
Under-Tec Corp presents a new product to eliminate the foul odor caused by flatulence. Under-Ease are a patented protective underwear with a specially designed pocket with replacable multi-layered filter.

certainly seems to be a marketable product. i'm thinking that beyond the geriatric set this appears to be aimed at, it might be useful for those sunday afternoon football games, when all the guys are huddled around the t.v., drinking beer and eating doritos...
posted by bwg on Jul 23, 2001 - 7 comments

Disney cast members no longer have to wear dirty underwear.

Disney cast members no longer have to wear dirty underwear. Apparently those Mickey and Goofy suits come complete with a set of undergarments that the employee had to wear, and turn in at the end of the day to be laundered -- that was the plan, anyway. Turns out those undergarments weren't being washed thoroughly. "Some workers had complained about getting pubic lice and scabies. 'Things have been passed around,' said Gary Steverson, a stilt walker at Animal Kingdom. 'I know I don't want to share my tights and I don't want to share my underwear.'"
posted by RylandDotNet on Jun 7, 2001 - 13 comments

Finally! Relief from the Orbital Mind Control Lasers

Finally! Relief from the Orbital Mind Control Lasers EMF-induced cancers getting you down? Are aliens eating your brain? Aren't you tired of regular, fabric-based clothing? These folks have the latest in tinfoil hats and so much more.
posted by Skot on Feb 8, 2001 - 8 comments

A study of the effects of celery on loose elastic.

A study of the effects of celery on loose elastic. This is the reason I love the web. A site dedicated to the peculiar stylings of Art Frahm.
posted by amanda on Nov 23, 2000 - 9 comments

Pagan/Wiccan underwear.

Pagan/Wiccan underwear. [from Fark] My question is, how come none of them read "Abandon hope all ye who enter here."?
posted by plinth on Jul 28, 2000 - 3 comments

Worried about those horny teenage boys going out with your daughter?

Worried about those horny teenage boys going out with your daughter? [ Courtesy of Flowerhead, though I suppose it really *should* have been courtesy of Charlotte... ]
posted by baylink on Jun 4, 2000 - 8 comments

So, is it illegal to buy underwear from teenagers?

So, is it illegal to buy underwear from teenagers?
[ Courtesy of Beth's Bad Hair Days, to whom I owe a link for pointing out The Breast Chronicles to me. ]
posted by baylink on May 27, 2000 - 4 comments

Thanks to Greg's great article

Thanks to Greg's great article on InYourPants.com, I'll never have to shop for underwear again. It's a pain to shop for, and my girlfriend gives me slack for only buying new ones once a millennium, but now I won't have to worry about it anymore. [thanks Steve]
posted by mathowie on Apr 13, 2000 - 2 comments


Thong-Th-Thong-Thong-Thong-Thong Love it? Hate it?
posted by chaz on Mar 22, 2000 - 4 comments

I guess that is a gun in your pants

I guess that is a gun in your pants and you're not glad to see me...
posted by mathowie on Oct 5, 1999 - 1 comment

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