Archive for the ‘Rainbow clothing’ Category

Rainbows and penguins at the gym

June 29, 2021

Yesterday was actual Stonewall Day, honoring the riots at the Stonewall Inn on that date in 1969 and serving as a flashpoint for Gay Pride events and political organizations — and, increasingly over the years, providing a hook for all manner of LGBT-oriented commerce (products for sale, advertising for those products) and feel-good publicity for companies and organizations of all sorts. On darker days, I get the feeling that queerfolk are just being used: rainbow everything, whether or not it has some plausible connection to gender or sexuality. I am myself far from immune to the allure of random rainbow objects.

Some items of apparel, however, are naturals for the rainbow treatment — for gay men, items worn in male athletic activities or associated with male sexual bodyparts (or in the case of jockstraps, both).

As it happens, athletic / running / fitness / exercise / gym shorts are a long-standing item in my clothes drawers: worn for doing exercises at the Y (when I could still manage that), as everyday indoor wear at home, and during the summer as comfortable outdoor wear as well. I’ve been accustomed to using gray cotton shorts (comfortable and cheap, also unremarkable), like these from ROMWE.com:

(#1)

But there are more interesting options.

(more…)

Original Penguin Pride

June 11, 2021

On Facebook yesterday, from Aric Olnes, following up on my “Sacrilegious puns for Pride Month” posting that day:

Below your [“Sacrilegious puns”] post on my newsfeed: rainbows 🌈 & penguins 🐧!!


(#1) ORIGINAL PENGUIN: A FULL LIFESTYLE CLOTHING BRAND (from Munsingwear, featuring the Munsingwear penguin mascot, Pete)

A cute, jokey, très gay guy in his simple rainbow stripes tank top (from the Original Penguin line of clothing), deliriously savoring a slice of rainbow cake (sold separately); still more little rainbow penguins on his shorts.

(more…)

Sacrilegious puns for Pride Month

June 10, 2021

… on t-shirts from the Hear Our Voice on-line store (“empowering feminist clothing” — also clothing on Black, LGBTQ+, kindness, and disability rights themes), in a Facebook ad today (I believe the shirts are available from other sources as well). In the ad, a complex pun (both verbal and visual) on the song title “Proud Mary”; and then, elsewhere on the site, a pun on the religious exclamation amen.

(more…)

Harnessing up for Pride

May 21, 2021

(Plain-talk references to men’s bodies and sex between men, so not suitable for kids or the sexually modest.)

Just 10 more days till Memorial Day, one of the two secular holidays bracketing the summer holiday season in the US (Labor Day is at the other end). This year Memorial Day is on the latest possible day, May 31st, so that we’ll move immediately from Spring into Pride, from May into Gay.

For Pride Month, the Daily Jocks DJX Trough line — as in piggies at the trough — now offers an annual ensemble of rainbow-themed homowear: a harness, a bottom garment of some sort, and some big butch socks.

This year’s ensemble, which came in my e-mail on 5/3. Then last year’s. And then some other rainbow harnesses, to go along with the rainbow underwear I’ve posted about over the years (there’s an inventory of these in a Page on this blog).

(more…)

The gayguin

January 1, 2021

A delightful Christmas present (from Kim Darnell), only recently arrived: this t-shirt (which I am wearing as I type this):


Gay Penguin Rainbow Pride Flag, from the teeherivar site

(more…)

Gay hedgehog

June 21, 2020

A week before Stonewall Day (1969), this celebratory hedgehog:


(#1) Gay Hedgehog design by JP House from Threadless, available in a great many colors

The hedgehog army

We are the hedgehog army!
Rainbow flags are the weapons we wave
In the fight against prejudice, fear, and rejection.
Ready, aim, be brave!

(more…)

Exulting in Pride

June 18, 2020

This afternoon my grand-daughter Opal arrived at my house (dutifully standing about 7 feet away and wearing a mask (as I was) to deliver two items: the DVD of Woody Allen’s Take the Money and Run (“It says GUB”), which she’d borrowed from me, oh, three years ago; and a celebratory Pride t-shirt from my daughter Elizabeth, whose bold NSFW message in Pride rainbow colors I defer to under the fold.

(more…)

Trough Pride

February 19, 2020

(Some totally raunchy text, not suitable for kids or the sexually modest.)

From Daily Jocks, with mailings on 2/17 and 2/19:

DJX TROUGH PRIDE 🏳️‍🌈

The best selling DJX Trough collection is back with a Limited Edition Pride collection. Get ready for Sydney Mardi Gras [2/14/ – 3/1/20] or show your pride wherever you are in the world.

(more…)

Fashion notes for Pride 2019

June 25, 2019

This year on the Pride catwalk, it’s shorts and one-piece garments. In stunning show-off colors.

(more…)

Four presents

December 26, 2018

Small but entertaining little gifts for my Christmas, from Elizabeth Daingerfield Zwicky, Opal Armstrong Zwicky, Kim Darnell, and Maggie Ainsworth-Darnell — plus an excellent dim sum lunch at Tai Pan in Palo Alto for all of us, from Paul Armstrong.

Then: an out@in rainbow t-shirt from LinkedIn (where Kim works); a little plush wooly (spelling by the Douglas Cuddle Toy Co.) mammoth; a tote bag with an otter drawing by the artist rubyetc; and a bit of nearly indescribable Japanese kawaii that involves a little self-watering ceramic penguin that grows wild strawberry plants (Fragaria vesca) on its back, as here:


(#1) Chuppon self-watering animals and their plants: the Sea Friends dolphin/clover, penguin/wild strawberry, seal/basil, polar bear/mint

(more…)