As one wistful male reader pointed out, many of the panties we ladies take for granted with their skimpy styling simply won't work for a man who wants to wear panties. Men, it would seem, have additional anatomical structures which make the wearing of certain types of women's panties unbearable. So, for all you well endowed chaps out there who need several inches in the gusset just to make it through the day in one piece, we shall celebrate the much maligned granny panty, aka full brief.
When thinking about a good pair of granny panties, you need to think about fabrics. Cotton is my personal nemesis, but it is insanely popular in the world of granny panties, so if that's your bag baby, then drop down to your local purveyor of ladie's undergarmenry, pick up a multi pack of large full brief panties, and we shall speak no more of it.
However, for those of you who eschew cotton for more fine feeling fabrics, there are a world of alternatives out there. Nylon is always a favorite, its light and gauzy feel replicating some of the softness of silk, but without the hefty price tag or the wailing and gnashing of teeth when you accidentally put it through the wash with some towels.
Microfiber is also a nice choice. Microfober panties tend to be designed to be quite snug, which can be an enjoyable sensation for men who wear panties. Microfiber also has a nice feel to it, and allows the skin to breathe, which is useful if you want to wear panties to work and your job happens to involve a great deal of physical activity such as construction, or perhaps inflitrating secret Russian spy bases.
Polyblends can work if you want a pretty look. There are some interesting blends out there which emulate the look of satin and other high end fabrics, though be warned that these things can start to pill the moment you look at them, let alone wear or wash them. Handwash these babies if you want to keep them around for more than a few weeks.
And there we have it. Full coverage, sweet sensual fabrics, plenty of room to move, everything a guy needs in a pair of panties. If you've been avoiding granny panties because of the stigma associated with them (brought on my obnoxious people like me who keep calling them granny panties - I'm more of a bikini cut sort of girl myself), avoid them no more! Embrace your inner granny!
pink panty boy on January 28, 2017:
I love full cut nylon briefs, since there is much more silky panty to enjoy. I also wear Pettipants lacy slips. I also wear a pair of soft panties in bed.
Robert on July 02, 2015:
I love wearing granny panties they are amazing or full briefs whatever you want to call them more comfortable than anything else
Sherman on April 08, 2010:
Eventually I got to these and love them. Hooray for Olga, Bali, and VF. Granny knew a good thing.
Annette on February 13, 2010:
I agree with Jadi that VF Vanity Fair full nylon brief style grannie panties are the best to wear. VF nylon is so silky to the touch. I love their pastel and solid colored nyon grwannie panties, and how they look and feel so sensuous. I have been wearing these VF nylon briefs with VF silky nylon and lace trimmmed full or half slips, or to bed with a silky pretty nighties for years now. I hope you all try it for a night's sleep in silky nylon heaven.
Jadi on January 22, 2010:
I have been wearing VF 'Perfectly Yours' full briefs for years on special occasions, and more recently, 24/7. I just love the Ravissant and Lace Nouveau styles in both solid color nylon and polyester floral print. Fit, feel, and look are all fabulous. You can call them what you want but I call them 'perfectly mine!'
Mariboy on November 19, 2009:
Can anyone recommend panties that would not draw undue attention if one had to make an unplanned trip to the doctor or emergency room? I have some "Barely There" nylon microfiber briefs in black that would "pass". I would like to find some granny panties that I could wear at work also.
Billy on October 13, 2009:
I love to wear granny panties, they offer the best fit and sizes for our larger "ladies" and are the most easily found. In the right colour and with the matching accessories, they can provide a very girlish experience.
nylonpantyman1961 on October 06, 2009:
Here in the States, cotton briefs seem to be slowly going away. Which suits me just fine as I wear nylon briefs pretty much all the time. They are being replaced by microfiber and as you stated fits snug, but feel really great. I just got a new pair of VF "Fits You Perfectly" yesterday and are true to the name. Because microfiber is very stretchy I went up one size and I love them, fit great. Try em here... http://www.herroom.com/Vanity-Fair-13061-Fits-You-...
Suzy31 on August 20, 2009:
I have been wearing granny panties for years and didn't even realize that there was a stigma associated with them until a couple of years ago. I agree they are more suited for men, and women with petite figures may prefer bikini or low cut panties. But for me, I feel stuffed into them and awkward and they just don't feel right. I find myself needing to "re-rack" constantly, and that draws unwanted attention. I feel much more sexy and feminine in my nylon granny panties. Unfortunately, these seem to be getting harder to find, so when I do find ones I like I tend to buy in bulk.
david on February 19, 2009:
I just bought the Lacy Skamp panties in the picture today. While I was looking through panties I heard the women in the store trying to hold back laughing at me but I didn't care. Anyway they feel great! I still favor bikinis over any other cut though.
Nick Ayres on January 14, 2009:
I wished they sold Bali Skimp Skamp in England.
scantilyclad on January 03, 2009:
I wear panties 24/7, and do tend to prefer the full brief, although the modern brief or hipster are very comfortable too as they have good coverage of the bum but don't come up over the pants waist, i agree with mikki about sleeping in a nightie or cami with a pair of panties i sleep much better
Gemini II on October 10, 2008:
I love to wear these so-called granny panties. Panties from the 30s, 40s and 50s are so wonderful. I love granny briefs, and especially the tap panties from those years. Tap panties in satin are especially good.
threesweds on October 10, 2008:
For me I prefer wearing hipsters or bikinis, however there is a time I wear granny panties. If I'm out to show off my panties in public (like shopping), I'll select one of my granny panties that is colorful or lace trimmed around the top to make sure that my pretty lingerie is seen. A guy or girl can never have enough of the many styles of panties available.
Mikki on October 07, 2008:
While I think all panty styles have their place and time and purpose, I agree with Nanciboy that hipsters and bikinis are better suited for the male panty wearer when wearing casual clothing (jeans, shorts, etc.).
That being said, I really prefer the full brief or high-cut style and wear them most of the time for reasons of comfort. So long as the shirt is tucked in you don't have to worry about that lace or panty elastic waist showing, not to mention the dreaded "tag" outing you to all your associates. I think briefs are much more sensual to wear than bikinis due to the interaction between your outerwear, underwear and your body... yowzah! I also think briefs offer manufacturers a better opportunity to use different combinations of materials, decorative trims and needlework in making a garment that is comfortable and pleasing to the eye. Lets face it, most of us like the visual impact of sexy lingerie as much as the tactile feel of the fabric(s).
Lastly, you just can't beat a pretty pair of briefs for sleeping comfort. When I combine some sweet panties with any other lingerie top; chemise, camisole, babydoll length nightie or just a soft t-shirt I sleep like a princess!
Stormy08 on October 04, 2008:
I love the 'granny panties' myself! That is what my mother wore when I was growing up, and therefore what I began wearing later. My personal favorites are Balil SkimpSkamp, and Olga. I don't like bikini and shorter very well, but Olga makes a nice 'half pant' style that I like...not a brief, but not a bikini or short hip hugger either.
Nanciboy on October 03, 2008:
I'm more of a hi-cut or bikini guy myself. Since I wear full time, I would be concerned that traditional cut briefs would be higher waist than my pants.
tinyt on October 02, 2008:
Its a pity they are called "Granny Panties" I have several pairs and they are absolutely beautiful, and extremely comfortable. With just a touch of lace around the leg band, what more could we want for
tyne radio on October 02, 2008:
a strange "combination" knickers & hagfish ,i will take your kidding on the "tastefullness" of hagfish.