Love & Sex

Almost Naked: New Yorkers in Their Favorite Underwear

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Our favorite underwear gives us confidence. It can make us feel comfortable, beautiful, sexy, or powerful. For some, it's a lacy number while for others it's an old, washed-out cotton standby. We asked some New Yorkers to give us a glimpse of their favorite underwear, whatever that meant to them. The result is a sincere look at what happens when people take off their clothes. 

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An artist, Drew bought his favorite pair of briefs for another underwear photoshoot — he's practically a professional underwear model at this point — and he gave the photos to his girlfriend before leaving on a long business trip. He said he bought them a couple sizes too small, "if you get my drift."


Kara works in fashion. Her underwear is very fashionable. 


"My mom always told me that you deserve to have the nicest underwear, so I pretty much only wear expensive black lace. Keep it simple, comfortable, and classic."

Mike, Carol, & Baby Liza

With a new addition to the family, Mike and Carol are focused on staying comfortable, so their favorite underwear is what is clean. The three often hang out in their underwear when they're at home. 


"These babies glow in the dark. Enough said."