MANties, any one?
April 16, 2002 5:35 AM   Subscribe

MANties, any one? Female underwear for MEN. Gosh, that's one cool idea.
posted by arnab (35 comments total)
Just pray you aren't involved in a car accident the day you choose to wear them.
posted by MegoSteve at 5:39 AM on April 16, 2002

When they told you at school that "on the bridge in Avignon people dance around & around"
THAT was crazy enough to be true
posted by johnny7 at 5:51 AM on April 16, 2002

I hope no one invested their life savings.
posted by vbfg at 5:52 AM on April 16, 2002

There is something about the combination of lace and a hairy butt that just doesn't appeal to me. Maybe it is the hairs that stick through the lace. I dunno.
posted by bunktone at 5:56 AM on April 16, 2002

Whatever tickles your fancy.
posted by cx at 6:08 AM on April 16, 2002

what, no pics with models?
posted by tomplus2 at 6:19 AM on April 16, 2002

Least. Sexy. Idea. Ever.
posted by ParisParamus at 6:24 AM on April 16, 2002

Christmas morning at the 'rents.


I'm getting evil, evil ideas.
posted by Melinika at 6:25 AM on April 16, 2002

Just pray you aren't involved in a car accident the day you choose to wear them.

I can't die I'm wearing MANties!!

The ultimate survival motivator.
posted by jackspot at 6:30 AM on April 16, 2002

That would go nicely with a mansierre.

Or is it a bro?
posted by Grangousier at 6:33 AM on April 16, 2002

A failure. Men who wear panties do it because they're wearing women's panties. There would be no allure, and possibly could be quite the opposite reaction, to wearing frilly underwear designed for men. The manufacturer misses the point.
posted by fleener at 7:14 AM on April 16, 2002

A joke that is probably not a bad idea in actuality. I don't think it does miss the point in the same way that there are now frangrances for men and makeup for men is considered a potentially large unserved market. Its creepy as all get out (to me), but there are plenty of guys that like to "dress up". The fact that they are "made for men" would legitimate this urge. In the car accident scenario the doctor would say "ohmigod, you're wearing panties", and the guy would say "no - you don't understand. I would never wear panties, these are manties!"
posted by xammerboy at 7:24 AM on April 16, 2002

The little rose goes in front.
posted by planetkyoto at 7:33 AM on April 16, 2002

I'm waiting for the incense-scented praying manties, in cardinal red, so the pantie-wearing females can eat me.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:35 AM on April 16, 2002

Creep-factor = 7.4
posted by Hugh2d2 at 7:38 AM on April 16, 2002

Find a niche, and fill it.
posted by tommasz at 8:09 AM on April 16, 2002

Reminds me of one of my better verbal missteps. I was wearing a pair of boxers my girlfriend had bought for me. I was talking to her on the phone and just before we hung up I said, "Oh yeah, I'm wearing your underwear."

She let me know that that was just a little kinkier than she was prepared to get.
posted by ODiV at 8:13 AM on April 16, 2002

Panties for men have been around for ages. I used to find it quite embarrassing when I would read a fitness magazine at a bookstore like Chapters (where you used to be able to sit down and read) and there would be an beefcake ad for thongs on the back cover which everyone could see. Of course in a fit of literal honesty they called them 'briefs'.
posted by srboisvert at 8:43 AM on April 16, 2002

pantie-wearing females can eat me.
posted by quonsar at 8:52 AM on April 16, 2002

Related: Men Against Trouser Tyranny, with lots of men in skirts, including runway photos. (Link courtesy of Judy)
posted by arielmeadow at 9:44 AM on April 16, 2002

You can also wear pantyhose for men.
posted by O9scar at 10:51 AM on April 16, 2002

they say that women buy most of the underwear for their men, so ladies, dont get any ideas.
posted by tsarfan at 11:09 AM on April 16, 2002

Men in skirts; me likee.

Men in satin manties with the days of the week embroidered on them; me dislikee.
posted by iconomy at 11:11 AM on April 16, 2002

You know, the reason I like pants, and all clothes that are starchy and not baggy in any way (though not tight) is that they don't get in your way. Wearing a skirt would drive me insane.

Fleener - I think the point here is that those men don't fit right into womens panties and therefore need their own specially cut variety, although I think we're all using the term "men" rather vaguely and loosely here.
posted by Settle at 11:42 AM on April 16, 2002

Least. Sexy. Idea. Ever.

Oh no, dear Paris, I can do you one better.

Announcing: Henry Kissinger and John Goodman as the new manties spokesmodels! Says Henry: "They're comfortable and oh, so pretty!"
posted by Dreama at 11:58 AM on April 16, 2002

Can't stop laughing. Sides hurting.

What would really be awesome - to have them face off against each other on the Star Search spokesmodel competition. Ed MacMahon could wear manties, too. Ooh what fun it would be!
posted by iconomy at 12:26 PM on April 16, 2002

If you wear them with a wife-beater, do they cancel each other out? (Or will you explode?)
posted by HTuttle at 12:45 PM on April 16, 2002

What? Only one cut? A traditional, butt-covering brief out of cling-to-you-on-humid-days nylon is less than appealing. Where's the French cut brief? The bikini? The g-string? (Oh wait, men can already get bikinis, g-strings and thongs in a wide assortment of materials and colors.)
Manties look like dolled up maternity undies.

Well, since boxers for women are now available; I suppose it's only fair.
posted by onhazier at 1:27 PM on April 16, 2002

Just pray you aren't involved in a car accident the day you choose to wear them.

Just FYI: In most car accidents where you're been seriously injured enough to end up in a trauma ward with the ER docs scissoring your clothing off of you, you probably blew out your bowels and bladder at the moment of impact, so you really need not worry about the "clean underwear" argument your mother always warned you about. And as for "manties," I don't think it matters what you might be wearing under your clothes; the ER people have probably seen a lot weirder.
posted by aaron at 1:46 PM on April 16, 2002

Does it seem strange to anyone else that the makers of MANties appear to have got a bunch of seven year olds to create their embroidery designs?
posted by MUD at 1:47 PM on April 16, 2002

Men in skirts; me likee.

OK...this goes along way toward explaining that corset thing. I'd wear a skirt for ya iconomy, but the sight of my white hairy legs in a vinyl mini would probably be considered a crime against humanity, so let's not and say we did.
posted by jonmc at 4:41 PM on April 16, 2002

Utilikilts, anyone?
posted by NortonDC at 4:55 PM on April 16, 2002

That whole thread is a riot, jon - that was back before Miguel knew I was a *gasp* female ;)

Norton I love that link. Really - the picture galleries are great, if you like men in skirts. I think they're cute. I just hope to hell none of them are wearing manties under those kilts. (notice how deftly I bring the thread back to manties so as not to be accused of topic drift)
posted by iconomy at 5:14 PM on April 16, 2002


I'm sorry. Do people wear anything besides lipstick under their kilt?
posted by dwivian at 8:35 AM on April 17, 2002

ariealmeadow: thanks for that link! I think it's going to be the summer of truth for me. Time to show I've got the balls to wear a skirt; and that link encourages me to do just that. Funny how boring, baiting frontpageposts like this can lead to highquality links like yours...
posted by disso at 2:07 PM on April 17, 2002

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