These days, billboards, magazines and even local newspapers are filled with pictures of curvy models in push-up bras and tiny panties, but a hundred years ago, "undies" were "unmentionables."
One Denver man is taking us back to our underwear roots (though not as far back as the loincloth, thankfully) with the premiere of his Vintage Skivvies Fashion Show, tonight at Boulder's Gallery Sovereign. "I was looking around on eBay, and I stumbled upon some vintage catalogues featuring types of underwear that I'd never seen before," says Eric Baird, founder of Vintage Skivvies and a graphic designer by trade. "I thought they were so cool."
After researching the garment industry, Baird started his own line of classic undergarments, remaking everything from a 1940s one-piece Athletic Union Suit to tie-side boxer shorts. "I wanted to reinvent these underwear into something that the younger generation would embrace," he says. And although Baird's line was designed for men, ladies have also jumped on his bandwagon. "I run into women all the time who say, 'Hey, I'd like to wear that,'" he says.
Located at 1537 Pearl Street in Boulder, Gallery Sovereign will be pulsing with models strutting down the catwalk and local DJs PJ Stroller and Sex Clown providing hot beats. Tickets to the fashion show, which starts at 9, are $5 and can be purchased at the door.