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Old 05-29-2015, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Moving Back To Cary
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Sales of thongs decreased 7 percent over the last year, while sales of fuller styles — briefs, boy shorts and high-waist briefs — have grown a collective 17 percent.

“Within millennial and Generation Y consumer groups, it’s considered cool to be wearing full-bottom underwear,” said Bernadette Kissane, an apparel analyst at the market intelligence firm Euromonitor. “Thongs have had their moment.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/fa...f=fashion&_r=2
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:54 PM
 
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I think I'll pass on these.
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: in here, out there
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Just because sales have plateaued doesn't mean that the market for thongs is over. The profit margin in the thong industry is high. It's not time to worry, yet.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:07 PM
 
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I can see how a thong would be uncomfortable.

I prefer bikini bottoms on gals myself!
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:09 PM
 
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I can see how a thong would be uncomfortable.

I prefer bikini bottoms on gals myself!
Thongs aren't uncomfortable. They feel like you're not wearing underwear at all.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:14 PM
 
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Thongs aren't uncomfortable. They feel like you're not wearing underwear at all.
I like anything other than granny panties.

Most men would agree I think.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:38 PM
 
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Yeah, I'll pass on the granny panties. I can't even see me wearing them when I become a granny.

I love bikini and boy shorts...only thongs when I don't want a VPL.

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Old 05-29-2015, 09:41 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Those aren't granny panties, picture in the OP link. Granny panties aren't high cut like that.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:50 PM
 
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I guess this is the end of the thong with low rise jeans trend... and sagging too... and the end of edgy fashion. For decades many people have hated the saggy, exposing look, but to me it's cool in a bad way, if you catch my drift. This time is lacking edgy fashion trends now. High-waisted pants? Wow... Just 4 years ago the only people who wore high-waisted pants were the dorky middle-aged parents and mostly senior citizens. 4 years ago if you were cool, all the guys sagged and girls wore low rise jeans with a thong. It's amazing that it's cool now to dress like a dorky grandparent. 4 years ago old person geek swag was a laughing stock. No one will agree, and many are all for today's geek look just because it's new, hip, trending and relevant. I can't wait to see everyone's reaction to high-waisted pants and the geek trend in 20 years. Lastly, thongs are the sexiest kind of underwear, and that's a fact. I give this trend 10 years.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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When did they go out?
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