November 6, 2005 |
It seems like a license to print money: Stitch together tiny pieces of fabric, pitch it to women as apparel that makes them sexy, mark it up to as much as $80, then watch the cash roll in. That may explain why so many apparel retailers are hot for the lingerie business. Gap Inc., not known for sizzling underwear, is adding 30 more GapBody sections to its namesake stores this year -- three times as many as last year -- selling panties, bras and pajamas. Levi Strauss & Co.
August 15, 1990 |
Forget about Atlantic City, Mike Tyson, Michael Spinks, Robin Givens, Don King, Donald Trump, Leroy Nieman, $200,000 a second and the lawyers. Think about your underwear. Think about Joe Boxer. --Joe Boxer T-shirt Joe Boxer's Nick Graham is the undisputed bad boy of the underwear biz. If there's any doubt, just look at his stuff: * Glow-in-the-dark boxer shorts that proclaim "NO NO NO NO NO" when the lights are on and "YES YES YES YES YES" when the lights are out.
January 26, 1998 |
Fertility doctors often advise men who are having trouble helping their partners to conceive to switch from briefs to boxer shorts to increase sperm production. Fertility doctors, it turns out, may be wrong. A new study by researchers at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center shows that wearing athletic supporters lined with polyester or even polyester impregnated with aluminum does not raise testicular temperature enough to inhibit sperm production significantly.
April 14, 2011 |
Florida state Sen. Gary Siplin has been trying for years to get kids to pull up their trousers. Now it looks as if his "baggy pants" bill might finally become law. How much effect this will have is another matter. All school districts throughout the state already have dress codes that prohibit students from showing off their underwear — or worse. But Siplin, an Orlando Democrat, thinks the ban should be more than just a school or district policy. He wants the force of state law behind it. The public, he said, "is tired of seeing underwear.
August 4, 1994
After more than a century of girding the loins of American male athletes--and giving its name to those who wear it--the jock is slipping. Although the jock alone may be an endangered species, it's still issued by many college and pro teams. And protective cups, both hard and soft--with cup supporters that, with any luck, keep them in position--have never gone out of style in contact sports. But novel fabrics and designs have helped to create a new generation of athletic underwear.
November 19, 1985 |
Before we all start heaping abuse on Jan Stephenson, the golfer, for her cheesecake calendar, let's understand one thing. Jan willingly posed for a 1986 Jan Stephenson calendar, sure, but she had no idea the Dunlop golf ball people were going to use the pictures where she seems to be wearing no clothing. Such as the shot of Jan in a bathtub, her body strategically covered by golf balls. "When I saw the calendar I said, 'Surely this is a joke,' " Jan said. "I couldn't believe it."
April 26, 2013 |
Oh, Gwyneth Paltrow, even being humiliated looks good on you! Paltrow got down with some girl talk on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Friday when the host brought up the dramatic, see-through dress the "Iron Man 3" star rocked at the Hollywood premiere Wednesday night. You know the one . It was sheer down the sides from waist to toes? Ellen tried to be genteel about it, but Gwyneth was more direct. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities "I think there's questions here," said the host, "and the question to me is ... " "Why is her [booty]
November 2, 2012 |
Dark-and-edgy teen retailer Hot Topic Inc. is putting its own spin on underwear. The City of Industry company is testing a new lingerie brand called Blackheart and launching five stores in the Southland and Texas this month dedicated to their undergarments. Billed for "girls who rock and roll," Blackheart is going for a slightly older crowd than Hot Topic's typical teen shopper, the 18-to-30-year-olds who care about sexy undies but reject more preppy outlets like Abercrombie & Fitch and J Crew.
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May 25, 1994 |
A girls soccer coach broke into the homes of teen-age players to steal their underwear, police said Tuesday. Luis Castellanos, 19, was ordered to appear June 8 in Pasadena Superior Court for arraignment on seven felony counts of residential burglary and 12 counts of receiving stolen property after a Tuesday hearing in Glendale Municipal Court. Castellanos, who has pleaded not guilty, is being held at the Los Angeles County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
June 15, 2013 |
This year marks the 100th birthday of the T-shirt. Maybe. It's clear the simple little garment has been around for many, many years and rose in popularity just as fashion was losing some of its starch. But no one knows exactly when the T-shirt as we know it was born. What we do know is that in 1913, the U.S. Navy brought tees into public consciousness in a big way when it ordered a "light undershirt" for sailors to wear beneath their uniforms. Americans were likely taking their cue from European soldiers who had begun sporting lightweight cotton undergarments. But online T-shirt maker CustomInk, for one, has seized on the Navy's 1913 endorsement of the garment to trumpet the T-shirt's century mark, as well as round up its own list of iconic T-shirts through the ages.