These incredibly popular panties caught my eye not only because of their simple, nigh uni-sex cut, not only because of the smooth spandex fabric which is comprised of a 80% nylon blend (smooth and silky for those of you looking for a fabric translation) but because of the plethora of panties and colors they come in. You can get these panties in plain black or beige and pretend that they’re just men’s underwear in a ‘European cut’, or splash all out on a hot pink number, or a riot of color like the ‘Zebra Fun House’ print. There are seventeen different colors and patterns in total ranging from the conservative to the abstract, so something for everyone!
These panties confused me at first. They confused me because they look like the sort of panties that are made for the ‘sissy’ scene and yet they’re made in Thailand, apparently by someone who is sort of pretending that they’re for women. If these are made for women, I’ll eat my hat. And my socks. And this edible thong.
If this sort of thing is your cup of tea however, there are a great many panties like them available from the same tireless Thai craftsperson. With an emphasis on lace and bows and an abundance of nylon, you can satisfy your cravings for either sissy panties or the panties of yore. It seems to be pretty much the same thing as far as I can tell. There’s just something kinky about history, right?
It’s been a long while since I wrote about anything north of the panty border, but this simple camisole inspired me to do so. What caught my eye was the shimmer of the fabric, which on closer inspection turned out to be 100% polyester satin.
The cut is also in its favor, though some might fault it for perhaps being too simple, I think that the plain cut, loose style and low-ish neckline will make it absolutely perfect for the man who likes to wear lingerie under his everyday clothing, but doesn’t want lace peeking out here and there. Much like the Shadowline panties below, this is lingerie for the sensualist.
Shadowline is one of the watchwords of lingerie, especially when it comes to the lingerie men like to wear. That’s because Shadowline create 100% nylon, devastatingly silky smooth panties that feel amazing against the nether regions. Even the low rise provides plenty of coverage for the man who likes feeling the soft touch of silky sheer feminine fabric.
The panties pictured above are available in a three pack for just on twenty dollars, which is a pretty good price for a triple dose of sweet, sleek lingerie. They’re currently available in just white and black, because Shadowline isn’t about flashy colors and transient trends in fashion, it’s about a solid, classic product that appeals to the most primal sense of all – the sense of touch.
How many times have you wanted to don a pair of panties, but been concerned that the day’s activities would be too vigorous for the delicate underwear? Whether hunting, hang gliding, hounding enemy agents or just running around being manly, ExOfficio makes a pair of panties designed to take the stresses and strains of an adventurous lifestyle.
The special mesh design and lycra fabric content make these incredibly light, easily packable and quick drying panties, so a single pair can suffice even on extended journeys in the hinterlands.
The plain style might not grab the eye as much as some lacy panties do, but it does offer plausbible deniability as well as extreme comfort and versatility. If you’ve been looking for a pair of hard wearing panties that can keep up with you in the hairiest of situations, ExOfficio Give n Go are the panties for you.
These panties are clearly not actually invisible on account of the fact that you’re looking at them right now. In fact they’re rather brightly colored in the same sort of way hi-vis vests are, making these the perfect panties for everything from heavy construction to hunting deer in the backwoods.
But the real secret of these panties is the way that they achieve no lines at all, meaning you can wear them without fear of detection, you can enjoy bright shining lingerie whilst hiding it under the clothing of your choice.
If highlighter orange isn’t your color, there are options, like kimono purple, as well as several other plainer options including the traditional beige we all know and love, this time dubbed ‘light caramel’. This is why I maintain that there are more terms for beige than there are stars in the galaxy.
Anyway, these are bold, bright panties that won’t give the game away in sensitive situations.
Bliss is a pair of soft panties that fit perfectly. Unlike the transcendent Bhuddist version of spiritual bliss, which takes years and an awful lot of staring at the back of one’s eyelids to attain, bliss as a state of lingerie can easily be attained. Plus one point to materialism! These panties contain a 6% nylon, 94% cotton blend that makes them just the right combination of soft, stretchy and sheer. The design is simple, but like most Natori lingerie it is the little details that set these panties apart. The waistband isn’t just pretty, it’s different from pretty much every other lace waistband out there – and in the world of panties, that is saying quite a bit. These panties come in a range of colors from the ‘sorbet’ pictured to black, beige, white, red and quite a lovely pale purple too.
Some very pretty panties here, don’t you agree? They go by the name ‘sheer ribbons’, mostly because that sounds a lot more feminine than ‘sort of pin stripe eh wot’ panties, though I’m not sure the title matters much when you have panties as gently luxurious as these.
The soft, almost gauzey muslin fabric of the main body of these panties is perfectly set off by the rich egg toned lace that surrounds the more delicate center. In these panties, lace becomes something robust, something that borders and protects instead of merely decorating.
There’s not an inch of these panties not dedicated to being aesthetically pleasing, I like to pretend that they are thong panties because what had been designed to cover the derriere was deemed not worthy by some strict lingerie designer herself wearing a hat of black lace.
There is a certain romance in these panties, I’m sure you’ll agree. They hearken back to a gentler time, all the whilst enabling ones derriere to hang free in the breeze, the perfect combination of modern decadence and classical design.
Lace in the back, slick satin sheen in the front. You could be forgiven for thinking that the two panty pictures above have no relation to one another, but they are two sides of the same pair panties. Fancy that! The effect is more pronounced in the black iteration of this style, which comes with a contrast white trim across the front of the panties. I think these are subtle, understated but also very feminine and coming from a respected designer like DKNY they also have a superior fit and feel. If you’re looking for a well balanced pair of panties to treat and tempt yourself with, here they are.
To Be In Style is perhaps one of the more bizarre brands I’ve come across. They swing wildly between comfortable, utilitarian pieces of clothing and string mesh items that wouldn’t have been out of place in the beginning of Pretty Woman, before Richard Gere comes along with his penchant for saving hookers with high fashion. I’m going to feature a two of their items because one is not enough (unlike in Highlander, where there can be only one.) Ding Ding Ding! Movie nostalgia double bonus!
And back to the panties…
These panties are designed to have a liquid look. As if you poured your lingerie on rather than pulled it on. You might think that the sheen of these would be the most exciting thing about them, but what’s really the most exciting thing about them is the way they perfectly frame the most intimate area of the wearer’s behind. That takes some creative skill.
For my next trick, I’d like to present to you the highest waisted panties in the world!
High Waisted Panties
Now that, my friends, is a very high waist. If nothing else, these might be the most interesting panties you ever wear, a pair of panties in which the waistband is arguably the most interesting feature. Unlike the other panties shown above, where special attention is drawn to the rear crevice of one’s bottom, these panties make the waist the center of attention.
Elle Macpherson needs no introduction, and neither do her panties. The lingerie line from one of the world’s top supermodels has a reputation for quality, comfort, cut and style. All of those powers are combined here in fine French fancy lace and mesh.
These panties come in a range of styles and shades, so if you don’t like the ‘greystone’ color scheme pictured above you can check out the alternatives, which include pinks, whites, blacks, blues all in interesting, innovative color combinations – plus matching brassieres for the man who likes to put together a complete ensemble.
There are so many words in the mere description of these panties that putting words here almost seems redundant. Still, I feel bound to point out the very interesting ‘cross ribbon’ design at the front of these panties, which I haven’t seen on any others that leap to memory. I also really like the almost pin stripe / cable effect of the front panel. It’s like the panties have their own little jersey or something. These are adorable and feminine and oh so pretty. There’s a few more color options displayed in the images below, plus if you’re interested, a matching brassiere!