Hanky Panky, the makers of $23 thongs that come in patterns like "Playful Tiger" and "Wild Savage," celebrates the 25th anniversary of its undergarment this year. This is quite a long time in the thong business, which didn't really hit its stride until 1999 or so, which means that Hanky Panky will fete their long standing with more than just any old party.
J.D. Breen, visual and marketing merchandiser for Hanky Panky, said several “fun events” are being planned for the anniversary party, which will be held at 91 Horatio Street in New York.
“We are going to turn the loft into a Hanky Panky world of thongs. One of our ideas will be a thong-themed photo session where guests will be able to step in front of the camera with models wearing Anna Sui lingerie. We will ask guests to be creative with thongs without taking their clothes off, like drape a thong to look like a rose or wear it as a turban,” said Breen.
A thong turban! Goodness. If that doesn't pique your interest, perhaps you'll fall for one of their special-edition Thong Boxes ($399), which include a thong history booklet, a lingerie wash tub, and a commemorative hang tag (somehow, "hang tag" and "thong" in the same sentence sounds wrong).