Let’s talk about men shall we?

Most men will tell you they don’t care about their underwear…that is, until they try on really nice underwear. The REAL truth is that comfort and fit matter to men just as much as it matters to women, as does the expression of personality through fashion right down to skivvies. Let’s face it, their boys deserve a nice home too!

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And as always, we’re ahead of the game. The T-Bar has carried Men’s underwear since 2005, but within the last six months, we’ve noticed that our Men’s lines have really taken off (both figuratively and literally!). We love Baskit and Andrew Christian!! These two lines are different from one another but both are fun, sexy, and look and feel great!

So, whether you’re a man looking to wrap your parts in something pleasurable, or a woman intent on returning the sexy lingerie favor, check out The T-Bar’s exclusive Men’s underwear line this New Year’s. We promise these bad boy beauties will help you ring in ’09 in style (and sexiness). Cheers to that!

Baskit

Thinking about Bettie Page and how she has impacted my world (and yours too!)

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At a time when women’s opportunities were either the steno pool or marriage, Bettie Page created a powerful, entrepreneurial empire by taking charge of her sexuality while still holding fast to her own morals. She paved the way for the sexual revolution that would follow in the next decade. She said that she never felt that nudity was wrong, citing Adam and Eve and their original birthday suits. She felt nudity was normal, as was sex. Normal, natural, healthy and HUMAN. She did believe that sex went along with love and she controlled her own destiny by staying true to that ideal. She had rebuffed advances from Howard Hughes and casting directors alike. No casting couch for this take charge Marge!

Mizz Page paved the way for the next generation.

When I was a little girl, I have distinct memories of my aunt happily hopping off to work. I remember how beautiful she was, and happy and funny. She was 5′ 2″ and a bombshell. She was a go-go dancer in a giant bird cage. Yep, a bird cage. She danced at The Castaways in South Florida and loved it. She made all the costumes for herself and the other go-go dancers. She was also married.

I remember how amazing the whole idea of it was. The costumes, the music, the dancing. There is no question she influenced my love of lingerie with the costumes she sewed. Her photo is on my office wall as a reminder of the women who paved the way for me. It was also a reminder to us all to lighten up and have fun with our sexuality and take charge of our own destiny.

Joann

We celebrate the life of the most famous pin-up girl, Bettie Page, and those who came after, like my Aunt Joanne. We are huge fans of Lucy B lingerie!!!! Bringing back the spirit of the pin-up girl, Lucy B is sexy, playful and reminiscent of a time gone by. Now through the end of December, celebrate with us and receive 20% off all Lucy B. Get those fishnets and go-go boots out, Yow!

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My latest Obsession and why I do what I do!

Parah Noir

I am in love with Parah Noir. Why? This line is seductive, refined and sensual, yet sold at a price lower than Parah Couture! Every time I view this line, my heart starts racing. It is the type of order that puts me into full on watch-the-calendar mode, awaiting the UPS driver’s visit in the Spring. It is drop-him-to-his-knees gorgeous, and frankly makes me feel the same way.

Every day I am asked how I got into this business. I love what I do. Lately, though, with the economy being less than wonderful, I have had to answer this more often. So I began to revisit the “why” for myself. I am passionate about lingerie for so many reasons and when I view a line like Parah or Carol Malony, I am reminded of some of the many whys. Recently, I opened an order that I placed six months ago. One piece was specifically for me. Two friends were in the store when it arrived and I think they may have thought I was insane while I was jumping like a child with joy at the arrival of the the tiny package. Then I opened it and one friend in particular immediately understood. It was drop-dead gorgeous and brought so much excitement. Now, I realize that in the the big picture this may seem frivolous. I can assure you, raising two children in a modern world, I think about life’s lessons constantly. The truth is, I ordered the bra as I was undergoing surgery to remove tumors from my breast. I was celebrating being a woman for myself in a way that made me feel fantastic even though I have scars now. What I realized is that balance is key to everything. So while we donate our time and resources to things we believe in, give generously of ourselves to those we love, there is room for some frivolity as well. The bra came and I celebrated the fact that I still love being playful, sexy and strong and can do so even with the scars!