Sweet success for stink-proof undies

Last updated 09:38 14/11/2012

SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS: A Japanese company has developed a range of smell-absorbing underpants, socks and T-shirts.

Relevant offers


100 years of tattoo trends: Why this woman got 11 tattoos in a week Man chronicles wife's random meltdowns University of Ottawa bans yoga classes over 'cultural genocide' concerns Don't worry - you can look back fondly on a mid-life crisis The strange ritual of gushy female greetings Michele A'Court: Be a stranger to find yourself again Courageous little boy defends woman from vitriolic catcaller A quarter of men believe they get 'man periods' 'How I survived breast cancer while pregnant' How to help children cope with the death of a parent

With Christmas looming, a Japanese company has developed a pair of underpants for the man who has everything - including flatulence problems.

Textile company Seiren said the underwear, which is made from fabric containing ceramic particles, absorbs unpleasant smells.

"It took us a few years to develop the first deodorant pants that are comfortable enough to wear in daily life but efficient in quickly eliminating strong smells," company spokeswoman Nami Yoshida told AFP.

She said the underpants had become a runaway hit.

"At first we thought about selling them to those who require nursing care and to hospitals.

"But to our surprise, lots of ordinary people, like businessmen who are in positions that require them to see people on a daily basis, bought them."

The company uses the same technology to manufacture socks to ward off stinky feet and T-shirts to prevent smelly armpits.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff


Recipe search

Special offers
Opinion poll

Is it ever OK to complain about other people's kids?

Yes, children should be seen and not heard.

No, let kids be kids and let off steam.

It depends on the situation.

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content