The story and the evolution of the sexy thong

The loincloth, worn thousands of years ago, is probably the first underwear worn by men and has evolved into a string over the years. Ironically, it was first worn by men in ancient times before becoming a part of women's lingerie in modern times. The Egyptians were one of the first people to wear this garment in the shape of a string. The first pagnes were made of leather and were used until the introduction of the fabric much later. The famous King Tutankhamun was found buried with more than a hundred pagnes in his grave.

Some people from ancient Greece, Rome and Japan also wore loincloths. In Japan, we know that sumo wrestlers wear a loincloth during the fight. In fact, to this day, they still wear this.

In the Middle Ages, the loincloth was replaced by a large, loose ensemble called braies. This has usually been made from linen and is much larger than the loincloth. Braies are made with a front cover that could be buttoned or tied closed.

In modern times, historians trace the first public appearance of this string in 1939, when New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia ordered the city's nude exotic dancers to dress more appropriately.

Fashion designer Rudi Gernreich introduced the first modern string in 1974. This string was worn for many years by Brazilian exotic dancers and was very popular during festivals. These narrow and tiny thongs gained popularity in South America in the 80s and were used as swimsuits on the beaches. Its popularity and influence spread throughout the world in the late 1990s.

In the United States, the sexy string was widely accepted only in the 90s, when exotic lingerie became popular. Today, the string is one of the best-selling underwear styles in the world. The lingerie industry would represent more than 2 billion US dollars a year.

The string became so popular that there were even songs written about it. The most famous of course was 'The Thong Song' from Sisqo under the Def Soul label. The title of Thong Song from Sisqo's debut album, Unleash The Dragon, was so successful that it reached No. 3 on the US charts and sold more than 4 million copies worldwide.

Besides the sexy string, there are also many types and variants of exotic lingerie available on the market. Among the different types of lingerie available are the shirt, camisole, shorts for boys, bustiers, corsets, stuffed animals and thongs.

Many designers have developed very flamboyant and creative designs and the strings are very different from today's models. It is extremely minimalist, erotic and chic. Many women prefer thongs to other types of lingerie because they can wear tight pants without showing the panty line. In addition to being extremely sexy, the string is also comfortable to wear. You can find out more about sexy strings and romantic dating ideas at

Mâle Raffiné
About the author - Mâle Raffiné
An international traveller with 55+ countries and a year long solo world tour, businessman and fashion industry consultant, he created this website to simplify fashion codes for everybody, while helping them looking like world class for the occasions that arise. "Even a man can learn about fashion and refinement"

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