Archive for August 5th, 2008
National Underwear Day
Its bloomers. And boxers. And wifebeaters. Oh my!!
From Marlon Brando rending his undershirt in Streetcar, to the sexual revolution, to Helmut Newton’s lingerie-clad vamps, underwear has come a long way from being coyly referred to as “unmentionables” in American culture. A watershed event was the unveiling of Calvin Klein’s giant underwear billboard ads in Times Square in the Eighties – a statement of unflinching exposure that almost single-handedly transformed the public’s perception of underwear from ‘necessary undergarment’ to a brazen gesture of style and freedom…*
So join the fun and drop those drawers, take off those tank tops, and show the world your undies!**
** Please, please heed your momma’s warning and remember: don’t leave the house without clean underwear! Especially today.