I LOVE MEN! NO, REALLY…

As long as I can remember, I have been surrounded by men.

Growing up, I spent my weekends fishing or riding dirt bikes with my Dad and my brother. Every Summer at camp, I would hang out on the steps of the boys’ bunks each afternoon because my closest allies were there, not on the girls’ hill.

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Later, in college, I would find myself surrounded by the brothers of the fraternity where I was a little sister. They were my partners in crime (some literally) and my adventure mates. I was their ear, and everybody’s “sister.” Not so sure I always loved that last part, but that’s another blog post entirely.

Post college, this trend of men in my life finally hit me, when I found myself in the Bahamas with 12 men as part of a bachelor party (and no, I was not the “entertainment”).

It wasn’t that I didn’t have girl friends, but my confidants and most of my adventures – always dudes. I am not entirely positive as to why. I never actually thought about it until my dear friend Sara, recently asked me. Best guess, without paying a therapist, in my younger years I was way more comfortable in my own skin around people that also wore no makeup and had no boobs. 🙂 Very. Late. Bloomer.

So clearly, I love men. Really.

Fast forward to the second incarnation of my adult life and opening my lingerie boutique in Boulder, Colorado. It was a labor of love, to pay tribute to the incredible strong and independent women that paved the way out West, long before my kids and I moved across the country and made Boulder home.

It was also very much my intention to shake things up and make men feel comfortable in this traditionally frilly land of uneasiness, not only by making it fun to come in and hang out a while, but ultimately, taking the fear out of all the little, sexy, silky things surrounding them. Did I mention little? Every detail of the physical store – down to the cowhides, barware gift-wrap and saddle – was intended to welcome men to the pseudo-Bourbon bar.

What I learned during the seven year life of The T*Bar, is that I not only love men… Apparently, I sorta speak dude.

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TheTBar.com was born of my melting pot of circumstances. I have a unique perspective: a lifetime of being a guy’s girl, years of successfully pulling the right information out of men when attempting to buy lingerie, realizing where the disconnect is and actually being a woman who understands sizing and what women actually wish to sport around in. Not to mention my insane obsession with lingerie. A superfecta!

After years of observing the challenges of men just wanting to do something nice (and hot) for the women in their lives – buying lingerie – it occurred to me that there was a way to ease the angst and help men do this in a painless way beyond the physical store. TheTBar.com actually helps men get it right. While doing this in store was a T*Bar no brainer, providing men the ability to get the same result, from the privacy of their home or office, enables even the most timid to join the ranks of the lingerie heroes! After all, we believe it should be equally as fun to shop for lingerie, as it is to take off. You heard me, fun!

Like the lovechild of Bettie Page and Paul Newman, The T*Bar empowers men, and the women they love, to embrace and own their sexuality in a playful, powerful and inspired way, with no apologies.

Simply put, The T*Bar is the conduit between men’s fantasies and women’s desires. Everybody wins!

 

xo-Debby

PS-Stay tuned for the new site/blog unveiling soon 🙂 For now, visit us at http://www.thetbar.com

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!

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The T-Bar….lingerie is art

"The" Boy shortCarol MalonyWelcome to the first entry for the Panty Press. T-Bar is a lingerie store in Boulder, Colorado which specializes in Indie lingerie lines for women who are eternally youthful in spirit. Age is irrelevant to feeling good, loving life and recognizing the power of self confidence. The store was originally founded to pay homage to the women of the old west that settled in this area and were strong and independent.

The T-Bar is different. Yes, we sell fashion forward lingerie, but it is our philosophy that sets us apart from the others. What we buy mirrors what is happening in fashion and art. Lingerie is art. Our customer is aware of current fashion trends and understands the difference between product for pure function and product for visceral fulfillment. We want women to feel empowered and self assured and wear it for themselves because it feels good.

Some of the lines we currently love and can’t get enough of are T.Santiago, Lavit, Carol Malony and Lucy B. Each is unique from the others and has never disappointed with being sexy, comfortable and show stopping.

We will be updating this blog a couple of times a week. Sharing our passion and offering specials for our followers.