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."
December 11, 2012 |
Well, Anne Hathaway, that's one way to drum up interest in the French Revolution. Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" saw its New York City premiere on Monday ahead of the musical's Christmas Day release, and star Hathaway forgot a rather important decoration: her underwear. In a black Tom Ford creation with a constructed back and dramatic slit, Annie had herself a wardrobe malfunction while climbing out of her car at the Ziegfeld Theatre: She revealed to photographers that she wasn't wearing any underwear.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
July 9, 1998 |
Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Tom Ford for Gucci aren't satisfied that their fashions and footwear visibly outfit men from head to toe. These days designers are battling for a less obvious segment of the market. More specifically, they want their signatures to grace the elastic waistband on men's underwear. And they've been spending millions on sexy, bare-it-all advertising campaigns to lure customers out of their inexpensive BVDs and Fruit of the Looms and into something new.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1999
A man recently convicted of stealing several dozen pieces of women's underwear kept a stash of 2,000 pairs of panties, bras and pantyhose at his workplace in Whittier, police said Thursday. Manuel Cruz, 45, of Compton was convicted for a second time last month of underwear theft and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, said Whittier Police Officer Chuck Drylie.
January 6, 2008
In the early '50s, I was a Korean War vet, attending college and supplementing my income as a male model in Chicago ("Tears and Roebuck," by Dan Neil, 800 Words, Dec. 9). I was one of those "underwear" guys, appearing in the Sears catalogs. There is a reason that the male models in the print ads appear to be eunuchs. All male underwear models were required to wear dance belts under the briefs or shorts being modeled. When worn, this impossibly snug garment obscured any bulge the model possessed.