If you’re new to the world of underwear and start surfing around sites. You’re bound to see the style “tanga” on sites. You may be asking “What the hell is a tanga?” In the US it’s not a term we use for underwear. However, it is becoming more and more common. I”m sure you have seen one but didn’t know it was a tanga.

A Tanga is a pair of underwear that has a fabric in the front and back, which is connected by strings or elastic. You could call it a string bikini. The key is that there is no fabric on the sides. The string can be a small string or an elastic waistband. The styles are usually skimpy and not large. So basically for a lack of better term, it’s a string bikini.

There are a ton of guys who’s favorite style is the tanga. One big reason is the, outside the fit is, the range of motion you get from the style. It’s perfect for an active guy. The high cut sides will let you stretch or move for working out and yoga. It’s a different option for guys.

Here are some examples of a Tanga:

Olaf Benz Rio Tanga – from Dead Good Undies

Ergowear Max Modal Bikini – Candyman Fashion

Doreanse Lace Brazil Slip – Dead Good Undies

Modus Vivendi Desert Tanga – Modus Vivendi

As you can see there are a ton of tanga’s with different sized waistbands, fabrics, and colors. I hope this clears some confusion up for you guys!


Tim is the founder and editor of Underwear News Briefs. He has been an avid underwear fan since the age of 14! He founded UNB in 2008 and has continued to broaden his underwear love over the years

1 Comment

  1. This is my favorite style, and I’m glad to see them gaining in popularity again. In the mid/late 90s lots of quality ones were being made at decent prices, but they faded away (at least in the US) to really cheap low quality ones, and really expensive ones. Lately I’ve been seeing more (2Xist has several on the market now).

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