What Makes Men’s Underwear Feminine?
This is an eye of the beholder topic. I’ve touched on it some in past posts and thought it deserves its own post. There are a few things that come to mind that would make a pair too feminine for my liking. First I’m going to touch on some that I’ve heard that aren’t factors personally for me and why they’re not.
First let’s start with the having a waistband makes a pair masculine, which implies without waistbands is more feminine. Of course I don’t believe this one, since I prefer the no waistband pairs. For me the ones without a waistband are more aesthetically pleasing to me. They have a sleeker, more of a finished look. This is especially so with the really wide waistbands. I have a few pairs of string bikinis with under an inch waistbands that I think work fine with the waistbands. The advantage of a waistband is so you can pass your bikini or thong off as the “norm” in men’s underwear if they sneak above the pants. Just because a waistband is pretty normal on most men’s underwear doesn’t make it masculine. If you follow Victoria Secret they started doing wider branded waistbands on some of their underwear. Not ones I’ll be purchasing for me wife.
Another one that doesn’t bother me are the flat front pouches. I do agree that some of them can be mistaken for women’s underwear. Some of those pairs are in my drawer. Typically the guys pairs are made out of a material that will stretch to accomodate the boys. Also the fronts are a wider cut than women’s. I would say I like the looks better of a contoured pouch or at least some contouring at the base of the pouch. More so on swimwear than underwear. As long as the pair looks interesting to me, a flat pouch is something that is fine with me.
Now one thing that is too feminine for me is the color pink. It’s been too commercialized as a female color from birth. I can not get past that. I have a tie dye pair with pink in it and I’m fine with that. But I can not bring myself to buy a solid pink bikini or thong. Just too much pink for my taste. Guess you can add in floral prints too. They mostly fit into the too feminine category too for me.
Lace and frilly looking underwear is the other ones that comes to mind that is too feminine for me. I’m not a fan of sheer or transparent fabrics to begin with, so that doesn’t help any with making a case for it. Lace is a fabric that I can not get past not being feminine either. That is how lace has been associated from the get go. To me it just doesn’t look right on a guy. Maybe the right weave of a lace fabric might work, but the ones I have seen are way to feminine and delicate looking for my taste. Another issue with lace is it is not a real sturdy fabric and can rip easily. I’ve stopped buying pairs with lace for my wife because she tends to rip them easily. I haven’t really seen too much in the frilly category for men’s underwear other than pairs that are suppose to look like women’s underwear, which of course are going to be too feminine for my liking.
Those are some ideas that come to mind when thinking of aspects of underwear that may or may not make them feminine for a guy. Are there any others things that can make a pair too feminine for you? Any of the ones I listed make or break a pair for you?