The Anonymous Widower

Polycell Launch Underpants For Builders

This was reported in The Sunday Times.

Builders have long used Polycell to cover up unsightly cracks, so it was only a matter of time before the company launched its own underwear range. PolyPants have a high waistband to avoid revealing “builder’s bottom”.

A cartoonist friend, will have to redraw one of his best cartoons.

May 22, 2013 Posted by | World | , , | Leave a comment

CSI Victorian London

The BBC’s new police drama, Ripper Street, was called this in this review in today’s Daily Telegraph.

I watched it and depending on your view of the typical reader of that newspaper, some of the elderly men, who read the Telegraph, probably liked it too. There was quite a bit of Victorian underwear and unrestrained boobs for a start. I don’t know whether Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells liked it, as he hasn’t put pen to paper yet!

I certainly enjoyed it more than Downton Abbey, which because of my allergy to adverts, I never watch!

December 31, 2012 Posted by | World | , , , , | Leave a comment

London Is Going T*ts Up

Judging by the Christmas adverts everywhere, it certainly is.

You see them on bus stops, buses and inside Underground stations.

December 2, 2012 Posted by | World | , , | 3 Comments

Corsets On The Underground

I saw this advert a couple of times on the London Underground today.

Corsets On The Underground

Incidentally, I’ve never read the original book or seen any of the various films. You have to ask how Eve Sinclair collaborated with Charlotte Bronte.

September 28, 2012 Posted by | Transport | , , , | Leave a comment

Lingerie Adverts On The Tube

It was always said in the 1960s and before, that lingerie adverts were put on the Underground escalators, as because people were passing them at speed, they couldn’t write anything on them.

Then a few years later, certain women, thought the adverts were degrading and started putting stickers on them.

And then, yesterday I was ascending in Bond Street station, where a large number of copies of the same woman on video screens, was showing off her Marks & Spencer’s bra.

I suppose because the video lasted only a few seconds before changing to something else, this stopped them being defaced.

September 23, 2012 Posted by | Transport, World | , , | Leave a comment

Did You See That One Sepp?

I would suspect that Sepp Blatter may have seen the Ukrainian ghost goal last night for two reasons.

Firstly, even it had been scored,  it wouldn’t have changed who went through to the next round.

But of course, he did see it, as it was against England, his bete-noir, who are always complaining about the suspender-loving Swiss idiot.

To be charitable to the England players and officials, they have not denied it was a goal. After all, we have a lot to gain from the Hawk Eye technology to check these problems. as it is developed by a company, based in Winchester. But after seeing Sepp’s judgements on this matter over the last few years, I suspect he’ll give his seal of approval to anybody but this company. Although it is rumoured that the company are working on a system especially for Sepp, that detects if women are wearing Stockings.

But what was the extra linesman doing on the goal-line? Answers on the back of a postage stamp please. He certainly wasn’t looking.

June 20, 2012 Posted by | Sport | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Search of Small Waists

The BBC’s web site today is verging into dangerous territory this morning, with a serious article called the re-re-re-rise of the corset. The article is in their magazine, so comments are not allowed, so we will not see the opinions of both fetishists and feminists.

The article does say that sales are on the rise.

But sales figures suggest ordinary people are turning to one of the greatest symbols of the Victorian era. Corsets are making a comeback.

Rigby & Peller, the Queen’s brassiere-maker, says sales of traditional corsets in May were 45% up on 2011.

Ebay has reported a 185% rise in the number of corsets being sold over the last three months, with 1,900 listed over the period. It says most corsets are bought in the UK (40%), the US (34%) and Australia (8.6%).

Many women aspire to Marilyn Monroe’s hourglass figure

Marks & Spencer says it sells one item from its new corset-inspired Waist Sculpt lingerie line every three minutes.

The article then goes on to discuss why, which includes a comment by Liberty Sweet of the Folly Mixtures.

On a personal level, I always believed that C’s small waist was one of her physical characteristics, that attracted me to her. I could have probably made my hands touch round her waist, when we got married in 1968.

She never actually wore a corset, but she did wear a basque at times, especially after she had her brush with breast cancer, as she felt a proper fitting basque, gave her more support after the operation. In one instance, having a basque in her holiday suitcase, actually saved the day at a New Year’s Eve ball in Venice.

June 19, 2012 Posted by | Health, World | , , , , | Leave a comment

Hideous Underwear

My late wife discovered expensive underwear late in life and I often bought her bras and knickers from the web.  I also buy all my pants that way, usually from Figleaves, as I can never find anything that fits me properly in the average shop.  They’re either too big, uncomfortable or the wrong colour.  If they’re not what I want I can always change them.

I had an e-mail a couple of days ago, announcing a new range called Lascivious.  Not for me I hasten to add.


I’ve never seen anything that looks so ugly, impractical and very expensive for a long time.  It even looks bad on the attractive model.

If a lady undressed in front of me in the Milla contraptions, I would go into uncontrolled laughter.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | World | , | Leave a comment