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Loincloths: Liberation From The Oppressive Panty

Today’s post is on the latest Japanese innovation in intimates…

… LOINCLOTHS FOR WOMEN <thunderous applause>…

Proudly presented by Wacko Wacoal, based on the Japanese fundoshi and billed as the “ultimate liberation item for women”.

They come in a bra-and-panty loincloth set, and the bra looks like this:

Image from Wacoal

Image from Wacoal

There are two versions of the loincloth. The hourglass shape kinda makes sense to me, but the oblong one looks like it has to be bunched up in the middle… hmmm…

Image from Wacoal

Images from Wacoal

Image from Wacoal


The loincloth is tied like a butt apron, then brought forward between the legs, tucked under the apron strings, and then the rest of the material hangs in front like a skirt… so:

Image from Wacoal

Image from Wacoal

So far, about 5000 women have bought these, and numbers will rise as they begin to be imported into Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.

What, no Western representation?

OK, while the skirty look is quite cute, there are 5000 women who now have to deal with the following problems:

  1. First of all, cannot even wear the damn bra the normal way. Must tie top, must tie bottom.
  2. Bulge-fest with jeans, slim-fit pants or skirts, leggings, or snug dresses. Peekaboo-fest with shorts and miniskirts.
  3. Therefore, stuck with trapeze dresses, big skirts and T-shirts with baggy bermudas.
  4. Unless brave enough to wear to the beach as is.
  5. In which case, must pray very hard that wind does not blow.
  6. How to wear stockings????? Over… cannot. Under… gross.
  7. Must untie and retie at every trip to the ladies. Good luck if having stomach flu.
  8. How to stick the pad on every month??? Paste where??? These people must be in league with the tampon manufacturers.
  9. For relevant populations, average guy = clueless at normal female underwear. By the time he figures these out, it will be time for breakfast… in which case, the loincloth can be relocated around the neck for use as an apron. Aha. Multifunctionality.

I have to wonder if this is an April Fools’ joke.


April 4, 2009 at 08:29 1 comment

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Book(s) of the moment

Hogfather (Terry Pratchett)

Books read in 2010 and 2011

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling) - 'cos the movie's coming out!
Frankenstein: Lost Souls (Dean Koontz) - ah, bugger, it's part of a series! Now I hafta find all the books...
Dismantled (Jennifer McMahon) - oh, good one
Tigerlily's Orchids (Ruth Rendell)
Shutter Island (Dennis LeHane) - reminds me too much of work
Holy Fools (Joanne Harris) - it's official: I prefer her scary books
A Series of Unfortunate Events; The Unauthorized Autobiography; The Beatrice Letters (Lemony Snicket)
The Little Friend (Donna Tartt)
The main books - 11 so far - of the Southern Vampire series; the Aurora Teagarden series except for A Fool & His Honey - that makes it 7; Sweet & Deadly (Charlaine Harris)
The Woman in Black (Susan Hill)
Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King)
Room: A Novel (Emma Donaghue)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
The Bachman Books (Stephen King)
Men At Arms (Terry Pratchett)
Carpe Jugulum (Terry Pratchett)
The Fifth Elephant (Terry Pratchett)
Beauty (Robin McKinley)
The Sandman, Vol 1 (Neil Gaiman)
The Burden (Agatha Christie) - her crime novels are waaay better
Snuff (Terry Pratchett)

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