Why Lace?

Why Lace?

I think it stands up to reason that recent years have been revolutionary in providing new designs and possibilities in underwear for men.  Not too long ago you had to venture far off the beaten path to find more than just the basic boxers or briefs. Today thongs are commonplace and becoming more and more widely accepted for both gay and straight men, and microfiber fabrics have created entirely new palettes and options for all kinds of underwear designs.

Within this new mix of options is lace.  While undoubtedly lace is becoming more common for men, it still seems to be cutting edge.  What is it about lace? How did a fabric become gender-specific? And so charged with meaning?  And why suddenly are men interested in wearing lace? Or have we been wearing it all along and just keeping it hidden?

A friend of mine, an artist, liked to add lace motifs to her paintings.  When she spoke about her work, her fascination with lace stemmed from its complex contradiction; lace is both virginal and seductive, part of a white wedding dress and some of the sexiest lingerie.  This has always been part of the attraction of lace for women, and I think provides some indication as to why men are interested in openly wearing it today.

I am really interested in how much more common lace is becoming for men.  I do have lace undies in my drawer, and will probably be adding some soon (Body Aware has some great lace designs, I hope to see these continue and develop as part of their line!).  I like that wearing lace feels a little edgy and yet also delicate. It’s the idea of lace that adds the edge – feeling a little transgressive beneath your jeans – and yet the light and delicate fabric is a great feeling against your skin.  Recent years have seen a broad acceptance in new understandings of gender, beyond just traditional binary conceptions, and I do think this has something to do with men wearing lace. I personally feel proud to accept the feminine side of identity and gender self-conception.

What do you all think?  Do any of you wear lace?  What do you like about it?

Signing off!

-Brian

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34 comments

Mo, that is so cool that you wore lace panties since a young child, please tell us more about how this happened. Your story sounds similar to mine, my mother always wanted a girl, and up until maybe 5 yrs old I have have seen pictures where I was dressed in frilly swimwear.

JJ

I’m 59yrs old and have worn all types of panties since I was 2yrs old.

Mo Sewell

Iv always hated the old cotton underwear felt very nasty since I got a pair of lace I got rid of all the other stuff I love lace it’s very calming sexy and just feels great I’m getting more every chance I get i sleep better too keep making your lace products

Tom Dennis

Kanten lingerie vrouwenslpjes zyn gewoon sexy en fyn om te dragen, ik heb dit al meer als 20 jaar. Waarom niet dragen wat je fyn vindt. Vrouwenlingerie is keuze genoeg, maar voor mannen moet er ook meer komen. Nooit gedacht dat veel mannen het dragen van vrouwenlingerie fyn vinden, alleen is het nog een taboe en mag niemand dit weten , daarom dat ze het stiekum doen. Geniet gewoon wat je leuk vindt of leuker nog als je kunt delen met partner of iemand anders. Mvg John

Women’s lace lingerie looks sexy and fun to wear, I’ve done this for over 20 years. Why not wear what you think is fun? Women’s lingerie offers plenty of choices, but there needs to be more for men. Never thought that many men find wearing women’s lingerie fun, only it is still a taboo and no one should know this – that’s why they do it secretly. Just enjoy what you like or like more if you can share with a partner or someone else. John

John

Lace thongs/panties are incredibly sexy. Tantalisingly see through, gorgeously soft in beautiful colours. Personally I prefer thongs as the lace envelopes your attributes and displays them in that tantalising way that only lace can do! Fabulous to wear and be seen in!

Michael

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