One of my followers on Twitter said he was interested in seeing some men’s lingerie on the site. Now, as neither a man nor someone who ever sees men in their undergarments, this request was somewhat of a challenge.
I will also make this caveat: although sometimes “lingerie for men” refers to women’s lingerie made to fit men, here I am trying to have a more masculine or androgynous approach for a man who wants to be more daring with his underwear choices rather than anything overtly feminizing. While I certainly don’t think that there is anything wrong with that kind of “men’s lingerie” (far from it!), I thought it would be more interesting to look at innovative options for men who feel jealous of the inventiveness in women’s lingerie without being jealous of their particular styles.
Also, there is definitely nothing that says that women who prefer a more androgynous style couldn’t try these! Think of this as somewhat of a follow up to my post on androgynous lingerie.
This Zana Bayne harness is really just so beautiful and interesting. In this editorial image, the harness is worn as outerwear, but I think you can still get a sense of how it operates as underwear. Although the way the harness wraps around the waist is traditionally seen as a way to emphasize a feminine hourglass shape, here it seems to highlight his muscled physique.
Paul Smith is actually rather an innovator when it comes to men’s underwear and I think these trunks live up to his inventive reputation. I like the muted blue of the background because it adds a seriousness and a sexiness to a pair of boxers that might otherwise seems entirely humorous (why is it that bicycles always seem so silly?).
The blue stripes on this jock are nice and jazzy– I love stripes! I see these as the male version of “ouvert” knickers.
These briefs have a fun corset element. I love the lace up front and the gray denim fabric is nice and low key in contrast.
I had to include another Zana Bayne harness because they are so amazing. Although you can’t wear this under anything, it can definitely be worn as a “lingerie” piece.
I have to say, when researching this article I saw more semi-naked men + penises I have probably ever seen in my life. Not my favorite assignment, guys! Next time I’ll leave it to any of you who properly enjoy the male physique :). This article was so hard for me because I usually pick pieces and make choices according to my taste and I just don’t know how my taste translates into this situation.
What do you all think of my picks?