Japanese battle underwear

Shibuya246 sez, "A brand of Japanese men's underwear has been launched by a company called Login, which depicts the motif of the popular warlords from the Warring States period. There is a brand for Oda Nobunaga as well as Tokugawa Ieyasu and others." And it's a mere $80 a pair!

Battle Underwear

English order-page (Thanks Shibuya246


  1. I can see these selling quite well – just take a saunter down any Japanese subway late on a rainy Friday night to watch well-oiled salarymen imagining they’re carry a katana instead of a rolled up umbrella.

    Ahh samurai damashii, part Arthurian legend, part impossible dream, but the only generally accepted honourable way for real-men to be. Meaning affected gruff voice, scowling eyebrows, rigid bearing, and a morbid fear of showing indecision and inexpertness.

    Kind of like this dude


    I bet Tarantino buys a pair or two.

  2. Did anyone else initially parse that headline as “Japanese in battle with underwear”? The article itself, while fascinating, was a bit of a disappointment; I was all “At last a worthy successor to Transformers!” before I read it.

  3. Shades of Douglas Adams:

    “A dreadful silence fell across the conference table as the commander of the Vl’Hurgs, resplendent in his black jewelled battle shorts, gazed levelly at the the G’Gugvuntt leader squatting opposite him in a cloud of green sweet-smelling steam, and, with a million sleek and horribly beweaponed star cruisers poised to unleash electric death at his single word of command, challenged the vile creature to take back what it had said about his mother.”

  4. ya know, I never could understand why primates evolved with such propensity for mindless male violence and then left the genetic material hanging out waiting to be torn or bitten off in battle. More proof the gods are female. And have a sense of humour.

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