Finally, High Fashion Intimates and Formal Lingerie Made for Men
For all my life, I’ve always seen lingerie as a thing and product exclusively designed and manufactured for women. Or at least, this was how lingerie was conveyed to us by the industry, designers and mass media.
To say I was jealous is a bit of an understatement. I’ve long envisioned a world where gender norms and boundaries ceased to exist, and part of that world would include lingerie made specifically for men or those who identify as male. Double-standards, be gone, I said to myself.
Roughly two months ago, my life-long fantasy became a startling reality. Menagerié, a high fashion intimates and formal lingerie brand designed by Roman Sipe, was introduced to me by coincidence. Over a multi-course dinner with TOPMAN, to be exact, where I knocked back a few glasses of bubbly with Sipe as I mesmerized over the brand’s curated, lingerie-laden Instagram feed. I coveted and wanted every piece.
Fast forward a few weeks later, I was wearing some of these said pieces to fashion shows (specifically LAFW) and then later an awards ceremony where I was a nominee. I was rather naked underneath all the lace and strategic pattern placements, but I had never felt more confident in my life strutting down the carpet with all the flashing lights and against the drafty breeze.
If you've ever experienced the pressing urge for men's formal intimates and lingerie, now's the time to put those woes to rest. Seek and you shall find everything you need over at Menagerie.