Losing my main underwear brands
When I started my journey into bikinis and thongs there weren’t a lot of options. At the time stores carried a few selection of string bikinis and then Kmart and Target had a thong. In mail order and online it was mainly Undergear/International Male for your bikini and thong needs. Now we have many online retailers and who knows how many brands are out there. Over the years brands and stores have appeared and disappeared and some revived.
Now I did find three brands that had websites early on in my transition from the norm to the empowering underwear. Although two of the three are still around, I feel I’m losing them as a go to brand. Pretty disappointing when they’ve been in the drawer for many many years.
The first brand I lost and my favorite brand is Prevail Sport. The styles the string brief and string thong were ones I bought regularly. Then there were a few others I enjoyed too. I felt a lot of their styles were inspired by bodybuilder posing suits. I was sad to hear of their closing, but at least it was for retirement. I did nab several pairs before their closing, so hopefully I’ll have some to wear for several more years. Still hoping someone will revive them.
Bodyaware is a brand I feel I’m losing in two ways. First way is they seem to be going more feminine in their designs along with a lot of sheers. Now the feminine styles seem to fluctuate in their offering, since they seem to change things up regularly. Of late their offering hasn’t grabbed my attention. Then when a pair does their prices are a bit high now for my pocket book. Makes it hard to risk not liking a pair even though they are well made items.
Lastly I feel Kiniki is heading more mainstream. They’ve eliminated their poly lycra print thongs and narrow front briefs. The prints they are replacing them with aren’t being created in the same styles. They offer them in a more traditional brief then the tanga and thong they offer it in has a regular elastic waistband that is too thick for my taste. So at the moment they have only one pair I really want to try and two I’d consider trying. They have a few pairs I own still and like, but not enough that I want the same colors in my drawer. Hopefully, they will return to adding more options in the styles I like. I don’t want to lose another reasonably priced brand option.
Are there long time brands you have been buying that have either closed their doors or no longer offer what you like? What changed with the brand that you used to like and don’t buy from or rarely do so anymore?