I was looking at some vintage underwear ads the other day – what? I like vintage. Shut up. Anyway, a lot of them were either hilarious or in the case of the ones containing the words “electric” or “radiation”, somewhat scary.
But then I considered our modern underwear ads. These are also often either blatantly offensive or unintentionally hilarious too, at least to me. Two of the biggest underwear companies – by numbers of ads that is, not by size of the underoos – would have to be Calvin Klein and Victoria’s Secret. So I concentrated on googling the ads. I googled a few of them quite a bit!
Not really. I mean, yes, there are hunky men and beautiful, though somewhat anorexic, women, but it’s hard to be “natural” while standing around in your underwear. People just don’t do this. So I collected some of my favorites from around the Internetz.
I especially love the second ad. I mean, they’re saying “double major” and she has TWO boobs. Personally, I’m wondering if there is an ad for a single major based on a woman with a uniboob right in the center of her chest. Now that would be interesting.
Enough of the girls, though, let’s move onto the boys. Now, yes, most of these men do have nice bodies, I’ll give them that. But I still crack up when I see them. I’m sorry guys, most girls aren’t nearly as fond of that package as you are. It’s really kind of funny looking. So seeing these guys proudly stick these out and try to act casual at the same time is entertaining, to say the least.
Word has it that model David Beckham is suspected of having his family jewels enlarged via photoshop. All I can say is – God I hope so. I don’t think any girl wants one quite that big.
The two guys hanging out together in their underoos is pretty funny, but you have to check out the vintage ads for true weirdness. Considering how rampant homophobia was then, they sure did like having guys chilling together in only their underwear, as if this was something they did every day.
But then there’s the men and women hanging out together in their underwear. There’s no sexy times to it, really, no they’re just being casual.
If you think these ads are offensive, weird, or funny, you should see the retro ads I referred to earlier. Check them out on The Wonder Twins.