New Padded Manties Make Men Look Better Endowed; Adam Kimmel Is Collaborating With Carhartt

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• Designer Andrew Christian is taking padded manties to the next level with Shock Jock briefs, which come equipped with “a soft hidden cup, sculpted into a penis shape (available in black or white models!), that adds around 2 inches to guy's frontal measurement." [Jezebel]

• Courtney Love is being sued by fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir over some defamatory tweets that Simorangkir claims hurt her career. [Vogue UK]

• Workwear brand Carhartt is partnering with Adam Kimmel on a co-branded menswear line that will be sold at Barneys and specialty stores in May. The collection includes lots of flannel and cotton twill, along with cashmere beanies for the discerning woodsman. [WWD]

• Spanx is rolling out a Mama Spanx maternity line, to help smooth out those unsightly baby bumps. [Jezebel]

• Online holiday sales were up 12.1 percent this year, and market researchers think it's mostly thanks to free shipping. [WWD]

• Adidas and Diesel are launching a limited-edition line of sneakers with details like camel leather patches and reflector strips. [WWD]