Perfectionist in pink sequin

(Underwear guys, gay male culture, lots of pink, but nothing pointedly carnal. Use your judgment.)

The spur is yesterday’s Daily Jocks ad, for a Marco Marco pink sequin jock-thong, here in two views, with my caption poem:

(#1) Perfectionist in pink sequin
(#2) Patrick’s pouch

Patrick dreamed he
Pranced at the Pansy Party in
Nothing but his
Pink sequin ballcap, his
Pink leather harness, and his
Pink sequin jock-thong

Still shopping for the
Pink sequin pumps

The garment. From DJ about Marco Marco, and from Marco Marco about the garment in #1 and #2:

[DJ:] Marco Marco is an American men’s underwear, swimwear, and sportswear manufacturer named after its founder and head-fashion designer Marco Morante. The brand is arguably best known for its underwear, which include street, sport and fashion lines.
Sparkle in the new Sequin Jock-Thong or feel the Island Vibes in the Tropical collection.

[MM, not edited:] A little sparkle and flash never hurt anybody. The JOCK-THONG is a first of it’s kind for us. Combing our comfortably secure jockstrap leg elastic with our sexy and stylish thong. It’s the best of both worlds. Featuring pink sequin fabric which is sure make eyes drop and lined with our super soft core fabric.

Patrick’s Pansy Party ensemble. His ballcap, which he wears backwards (Patrick is a seriously butch pansy):


His harness:


Finding the perfect footwear. Even if you’re otherwise completely naked at a Pansy Party, your feet need protection. Patrick has yet to find the perfect item, though he’s attracted by these two possibilities, one more butch, one more fey:

(#5) Christian Louboutin glitter mens high top sneakers in light pink

(#6) Toms glitter slipper in light pink

Patrick’s streetwear. For streetwear, Patrick has a pink sequin wardrobe — among them, these two garments:

(#7) hot pink sequin tuxedo vest

(#8) hot pink sequin tuxedo jacket with black lapels (from Alberto Nardoni)

The Pansy Party. The allusion here is to gay circuit parties. From my 6/22/10 posting “Rivers of Babylon”:

A circuit party is a one-day main event involving intense dancing for 24 hours, with accompanying sex, drinking, and (often) drugs, plus preceding events and following ones. Almost all of the participants (up to 20,000 of them at a really big party) are young gay men, many of them shirtless (or in underwear, or naked) most of the time.

Most circuit parties have color names: the White Party in Palm Springs, the Blue Ball in Philadelphia, etc. Yes, there are Pink Parties; here’s a poster for one in 2010:


Also Purple Parties. Here’s a shot from the Dallas Purple Party in 2018:


As far as I can tell, there is no actual Pansy Party, though pansy is both a color name and a reference to gay men. From my 8/28/10 posting “Pansies”, with subentries from the OED:

The colour of a pansy; spec. a deep shade of blue or purple.

“frequently derogatory” pansy ‘a male homosexual, an effeminate man, a weakling’

Pansies, the flowers, come in a wide variety of colors, including pink:


Perfectionist in pink sequin. The title of this posting is a play on two fixed expressions, both titles: Pretty in Pink and Nights in White Satin.

From Wikipedia:

Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy film about love and social cliques in American high schools in the 1980s. A cult classic, it is commonly identified as a “Brat Pack” film. It was directed by Howard Deutch, produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, and written by John Hughes, who also served as co-executive producer. It was named after the song by The Psychedelic Furs.

In my 11/3/17 posting “The Pink Fellowship”, a reference to Knights with pink pouches (men in skimpy pink underwear), taking off on the title of the Moody Blues song “Nights in White Satin”.

Patrick’s dream. Finally, my caption begins “Patrick dreamed he went to the Pansy Party in nothing but…” In my 7/21/17 posting “Getting into harness”, my caption for #2 there is a take-off on the long series of “I dreamed I Xed in my Maidenform Bra” ads from the 50s and 60s. Here it is again.

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