Sunday, April 01, 2007

New Trend: Double Waistband

I was inspired by a comment by a user to write this post. The commenter, Daniel, said that he wished that the new ball lifter from WildmanT came with different colored waistbands so one doesn't get a double waistband effect if one wears it under another pair of underwear. I pointed out that some underwear, like this Unico one, is designed with two waistbands. But I had no idea how much this is actually a trend until I was browsing Raffaello and I found that Dolce and Gabbana offers many pairs of underwear with two waistbands in their Spring 2007 collection. And I said to myself, if D&G is doing it then it is definitely a trend that is on the rise. So since it is obvious that this trend is just going to get bigger and will be here for a while, I thought I'd let you in on this information.
Here's the links to some of the D&G underwear that has this trend:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (shown), 6, 7,
Also, if you don't want to pay the D&G prices to accomplish this look, you could actually wear two pairs of underwear (I'd suggest wearing a regular one on the inside and a low-rise one on the outside).

I'd really like to hear your thoughts on this trend, let me know in a comment on this post.

5 comments:

Marcus said...

That's interesting for sure. I would suspect that it might cause prices to be higher due to the increase in materials at the manufacturing level. The elastic is the trickier of the two things to get right during the creation of the item. I can certainly see the stylistic benefits from this. It would also allow the band to sit higher on the wearer, thus providing extra display capabilities for those who want others to know, discreetly, what brand of underwear they wear.

I too would be interested in knowing the demand for this sort of product.

Marcus

UMan said...

Yes Marcus, I agree with you that this could offer a lot more "display capabilities". I really like the look of this and may actually try doing something like this with two pairs of regular underwear. I believe you are correct in that the custom elastic is one of the most expensive parts of underwear. I have noticed that you have an interesting looking site linked to your name (dikwear.com). Can you tell us more about that? Are you affiliated? If you do not want to post that info here feel free to send me an email (underwearblog@gmail.com).

Anonymous said...

You can always were two pairs of underwear - a no show brief over a full cut brief. Extra snug and supportuve too ;-)

BDogg said...

Its like they are addressing the need for something in which there is satisfaction to be gained by showing briefs, such as sagging boxers gives brand or pattern satisfaction. The fact that the second waistband is only a waistband and not a second pair could be construed as underwear fraud by the underwear police in some states, or at the very least a tricky optical illusion. But is it really? We see how the market adapted to swimwear where the guys were not allowed to sag boxers in swimming pools....they simply brought out one piece units of swim jams that were made of two distinctly different patterns of cloth to look like sagging when it really isn't. So triumphs again the will of the boy or man to display this fashion by way of sag or by simulation. This extends to the double waistband also, and so I say go for it.

UMan said...

Yes Anonymous, you could wear two pairs. I actually suggested that in the post, but thanks for the reiteration.

BDogg- LOL, the underwear police. Interesting ideas. Thanks for sharing.