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FORM FUNCTION FUN

Think nothing changes in the world of men’s underwear? Think again. An undercover revolution has been taking place in which butch blokes have been getting in touch with their feminine side – and loving it! Robert Truitt reports.

THE MEN’S UNDERWEAR story used to be pretty simple: boxers or briefs, colours or classic white. For blokes, underwear options were beyond boring.

aussieBum’s Lace Brief

It was as though men didn’t need or want to express their individuality, their creativity or to indulge their fantasies.

Menagerie’s Lace Boxer Brief, Low-Rise Trunk, and Cycle Short.

Times have changed. Recently, there has been a groundswell of developments in the men’s underwear world that are pushing the creative and commercial boundaries beyond retreading old styles and concepts. Driving these changes are two distinct flanks. One is the influence of sportswear: the jockstrap and the bike short are finding their way into everyday undergarments for men. The other is a more feminine influence, with provocative cuts that seem to reflect women’s lacey panties, suspenders and G-strings. Dull, functional cotton-mix fabrics are being replaced with lace, satin and silks. And frills! This is underwear that could have come from the bedroom or boudoir, but has found its way into the boardroom (perhaps, who would know?).

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DNA #193 features and exclusive interview with model Nyle Dimarco. Photographed by the talented Christian Scott during his recent trip down under the deaf ‘America’s Next Top Model’ winner explains his “fluid” sexual attractions. For those who like to spice things up in their underwear draw, you can’t miss our in-depth look at rise in popularity of mens lace, satin, silk and frilled underwear. Meet the Australian All-Male, All-Vaudeville and All-Trash boylesque circus tour troupe ’Briefs: The Second Coming’. As our journalist Jesse Archer sits down for a chat with the men who heating up the stage. For our cultured readers, you can’t go past our look at homoerotica in the arts over the ages. Combining culture with DNA’s much loved bugles and ass we take a look at the phenomenon #readnaked that encourages gay men to discover books by gay authors. It’s all class with ass. On the other side of the coin, we visit the new documentary that takes a look at Chemsex and it’s culture within the gay scene. As for hot guys in this months DNA. We also get up close and personal with the delicious model Diego Sochi in some of the latest underwear fashion and model Aleksander Dorokhov is everything seductive in the exclusive photo series from photographer Stanly Vo. Meet straight mate Tim Phillips, Dear Diva answers some interesting questions about jealousy in relationships, we read up on celebrity fan boy and author Matthew Rettemund and check out the new music of singer John Grant.