Loincloth Lingerie Gets Back To Basics

Wacoal is bringing back traditional practical lingerie. Japanese "fundoshi" loincloths highlight the company's new/old, all-natural Nanafun line.

What did Japanese women wear beneath their kimonos back in the days before modern styles and synthetic fabrics?

The answer, for those vexed by such issues, is traditional under-clothing like the "fundoshi" loincloth. Fast-forward to the 21st century and Japanese lingerie company Wacoal brings back the fundoshi in its all-natural Nanafun line.

Available in a number of color combinations, the line includes both tops and bottoms made of 100% cotton. The tops do not use wire to provide support, just time-tested human engineering that stresses comfort and durability.

Priced at 1,890 yen ($22.50) per top and 1,260 yen ($14.50) per bottom, Nanafun is an affordable way to get old-fashioned with your personal fashion. They are, well, different from modern skivvies and take a little effort to get into and used to - but luckily Wacoal provides step-by-step instructions at their website. (via 8Tokyo and Japan Today)

Feb 9, 2009
by Toby
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Good job, Wacoal!

I love these!

Great find, Steve!

Feb 9, 2009
by Anonymous

They don't look very

They don't look very comfortable, though

Apr 4, 2009
by Anonymous

It's very different of woman

It's very different of woman lingerie. I love to wear that.

Apr 16, 2009
by Anonymous

Liberating back to basics

Why not just wear your skirt and lose the panties?  It is even more liberating.  I have been doing that for more than a year and find it the TRUE LIBERATOR. And saves a lot on buying panties.