Ikat: a resist dyeing process akin to tie dyeing.
There. That should clear up at least 1/4 of the possible confusion caused by the name of these panties. However, as our old friend Shakespeare once asked, what is in a name? Would a pair of yellow trim low cut panties be any less sweet if their name were accessible to people who hadn’t taken a ‘fabrics of indigenous peoples’ paper in university? The asnwer if course is nay. Their allure is entirely independent of their hipsterish and altogether accurate name.
Honeydew Intimates Havasu Ikat Panties
Look at these panties! It’s as if a floral bikini met a pair of mesh shorts and mated all night long to create these theoretically boyshort panties with a very pretty purple pastel floral body. With results like these it’s safe to say that the mad panty scientists are doing some excellent work in the lab these days. These panties also have a name, ‘Amanda’, which is good, because knowing a panty’s name is the first step to obtaining its secret panty power, or something like that. There has to be a reason they give panties names, right ?
Fantasie Amanda Short Panties
With shimmering silver sheen, these are some fancy mesh panties with an interesting dot pattern, that I, for one, find visually appealing. These panties are no doubt just as much at home in glittering nightclubs as they are on the Sorbonne. Or eating Sorbet. Or whatever else you might choose to do with them.
Delectable Dots Boyshort Panties
And, because the panties mentioned above are in tremendously short supply, here are some cute as a cupcake pink and white panties – also running short on stock, so get in quick if these whet your appetite :)
Panache “Sophie” Short Panties
There’s something of the ye oldeness about these panties. I think its the way the silky fabric does not conform to the curve of the derriere, but rather hangs with delicate femininity. And the best part? These come in XXL and XXXL sizes, so if you happen to be a strapping fellow, these are panties that will strap right along with you .
Underwater Lace Detail Panties!
A new take on what some are calling the song of the summer, this time with men in panties…
The previous panties I featured were super floral and super expensive. These panties are also floral and not at all expensive. Not at all. They also come in four color trim combinations, black, purple, pink and yellow. Because these are panties designed for the budget concious they didn’t bother making up expensive names for ‘pink’, they could have called it ‘rosy dawn’ and they could have called the yellow ‘golden hibiscus’ and they could have called the black ‘noir noir’ and they could have called purple ‘fuscia folly’. And now I’ve called them all those things.
Bijou Bikini Panties On Sale Now!
These panties aren’t cheap, but they are unique and they are stunning. A strong floral motif is blazed across the wearer’s flesh, creating a visual effect that is as bold as it is beautiful. These panties don’t simply cover the wearer, they become one with the wearer. This is some high caliber French lingerie folks, yes it is.
Click for more images and information on these Simone Perele Tattoo Boyshort Panties
Occasionally I come across a pair of panties that is special. Well, all panties are special, but some are more special than others, as the saying goes. These black and violet hi-cut panties from Chantelle are beautiful. They have sheen and shine and grace – and let us not forget the tasteful black lace. I love the way the center panel is presented with contrast piping and a light lace cover. They’re elegant, they’re ladylike, they’re a cut above – and I suspect they know it.
Click for more images of the Chantelle Paris Paris Hi Waisted Brief Panties
These aren’t just panties. These are action panties, designed for active wearers. They feature anti-microbial material that inhibits the growth of bacteria and therefore smelliness. These panties come in both a cheeky and thong cut, so it depends how much or little material you like in the rear. Though the cuts are undeniably feminine, I feel that these might make good crossover panties for men who are kind of sort of pretending that the panties they’re wearing weren’t originally designed for women (Under Armor has lines for both men and women), or for men who like plausible deniability. Or for anyone who is active in hot conditions.
(As a side note, thanks to everyone who has responded to the call for contributions for the He Wears Panties Book. I’m having some trouble returning email to aol adresses, so if I you’ve mailed me from such an address and not recieved a reply, that may be why. I’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but I will reply to all emails. Thank you all!)
Check out Pure Stretch Thong Bottoms by Under Armour
You know a pair of panties is going to be nice when it has not one but two female names hanging off it like secretaries on the arms of a magnate. These panties are delicate and feminine fresh, but also quietly involved with heart scalloped front panel flanked by contrasting bows. These panties also come with matching brassiere, which makes them perfect for mixing and matching, or anyone who likes complete sets of things.
More of these Cleo Marcie Pretty Panties Briefs…
Thanks to everyone who responded to my note about the upcoming book. If you’d like to share your experiences, good, bad or indifferent of being a man who likes to wear lingerie, the email address is:
Hello lingeristas! I have good news – I’m working on a proper book, the result of years of writing on the subject of lingerie freedom for men. There’s no drop date as yet, but I am anticipating some time in the not too distant future. I’ve played around with the idea before, four years ago, but there’s a lot more material now and the manuscript is well under way. In the meantime, if you’d like to contribute any personal tales to the book about your experiences being a man who wears lingerie, positive and negative (names redacted, privacy fully respected) please drop me a line at the following address:
Here’s an excerpt from a section of the book thus far simply titled: Touch
Some men like lingerie purely because it feels better than the underwear produced ‘for men’. Men’s fashions tend to focus on the utilitarian aspects of clothing. If a man wants to find thick, heavy cotton underwear, he can do that all day and all night. If he wants to find something that slides sensually against his skin – well, then he is told that he has a fetish.
This is a serious point of contention in the world where men wear panties. Whilst some men do undeniably wear lingerie for fetishistic reasons, others, who simply want to wear something much nicer than has been allotted to them by General Society (a hard bitten entity if ever there was one) find themselves shoved suddenly in the same category as full time crossdressers by people who have never really thought about lingerie and why they believe it should only be worn by women, and never intend on doing so. Whilst there is nothing wrong with being a fulltime crossdresser, men who are not, yet are treated as if they were, find that a tad tedious. It is both tiresome and disrespectful to avoid the effort of trying to understand a person by simply applying the closest label that comes to hand and shuttling them off to the ‘too hard, too silky, too soft’ basket.
Western women, used to our almost limitless options when it comes to adorning our bodies, can find it difficult to understand the challenge a man faces when he wants to wear anything besides a suit or jeans. Fashion options for men are locked way down, and any deviation from the norm is harshly noted and occasionally even punished by society at large.
Right now on Amazon.com, Eda2000 pretty plus size panties are flying off the shelves. They all seem to be at about half price and they’re utterly gorgeous. These panties feature mesh backs, satin embroidery, lace panels and so much more. There are more designs and styles on sale than can easily be counted, and the panties listed here are only the beginning of the plus size panty sale mayhem. Click on any of the images in this article to find out more about these panties.