Miranda has arrived at HommeMystere

After quite a long wait, Miranda, our new set has finally arrived and is now available.  Miranda is comprised of a panty, garter belt and bra set made from stretch satin and sheer fabric.  Miranda looks great and feels even better!

Subscribers to our newsletter will be familiar with our recent supply issues that appear to have finally been resolved.  That’s the good news.  The even better news for our clients is we had to make several thousand of the Miranda garment which gives us a little more leeway in pricing.

So for visitors wanting to try a little satin in very comfortable underwear, Miranda is an ideal starting point.  And to make it easier for you, we are offering a special offer for the remainder of this month of 30% off the retail price.  Just purchase a minimum of any two Miranda pieces (bra/panty – panty/garter – panty/panty) or any other combination.  Use the coupon code miranda16 when going through the checkout and you will receive 30% off.

Sale will end October 31 2016!

Update – If you unsuccessfully tried the coupon code, it is now working again!  Available for use once per customer.

 

New style arriving soon

Well it’s been a while since our last release and something new has been long overdue.  The good news is we’ll have the white satin set (pictured below) arriving within the next couple of weeks.

White Satin Set

 

The as yet unnamed set is comprised of a bra/panty/garter and is made very similar to the Genevieve set which has since sold out in a few of the sizes.

The satin is a one way stretch fabric that is both light and comfortable to wear and we expect it to be very popular.  We also had to produce quite a few more of this style than we would normally and that means our customers will benefit.

Newsletter subscribers will receive an unprecedented offer on this set when released in exchange for the patience shown by our loyal customers.  To receive the offer just visit our main page and subscribe to our newsletter.

Want to know about our sleepwear/swimwear sets?  We should have more news on those in early October..

Happy Birthday to us – and SALE time!

It’s that time of year again.  We’ve now been running for seven years and it only feels like a couple!  What started as a bit of fun is continuing to develop into a business with lovely garments and great customers.

From our early garments such as the Lollipop and Whisper bras we established the style of underwear we intended to produce.  Lingerie for men that looks like lingerie and is designed to fit guys.  Top it off with the best customer service possible and the result is HommeMystere.

Whisper bra
Whisper bra

The Whisper bra was made locally and established the early trend we have of manufacturing each style once and not restocking again.  Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Lollipop Bra
Lollipop Bra

Lollipop was certainly a great seller at the time with hot pink being a very popular color for guys.

To reach seven years in a business selling lingerie to guys is something that most people would not have thought possible.  And it doesn’t come easily.  There’s a lot of hard work in building the business and relationships to ensure we can continue providing great lingerie to guys.

But at the end of the day, if we can continue manufacturing quality lingerie that our current and new customers want to purchase, then HommeMystere and lingerie for men in general has a very strong future.

To celebrate our birthday and to reduce the amount of stock we have to count at the end of the month, we’re offering a discount until June 30, 2016.

Just use the coupon code word stocktake16 when going through the checkout to receive 25% off everything across the store.  No minimum spend, no conditions.  Just a great opportunity to try HommeMystere lingerie.

Enjoy!

Taylor has arrived at HommeMystere!

We have now received the last of our 2015/16 collection of garments with the arrival of the Taylor set.  Taylor is made up of a panty, bra and teddy and is a great final release.  She is incredibly comfortable in all respects and the teddy is undoubtedly the best we have made.

Awesome Teddy with everything!
Awesome Teddy with everything!

Taylor teddy has super soft micro fibre at the front, Soft bra cups with no underwire, detachable garter and shoulder straps, frills on the hips, sheer back and is a sensational sleepwear piece.

Wear Taylor under your everyday clothes!
Wear Taylor under your everyday clothes!

The Taylor bra and panty set is comfortable, silky smooth and will be a favorite in your lingerie draw.!  For more info, please read the products descriptions on the Panty, Bra and Teddy in our store.

Want to pick up Taylor at a discount?  Until May 21st, 2016 just enter the coupon code Taylor16 to receive 20% off the retail price!

 

Isabella Arrives

We would like to welcome Isabella into the HommeMystere family this month!  Isabella comes in a panty, thong and a babydoll.  She resembles the French Maid in looks and is designed for comfort and fun!

Cute thong style n black & white!
Cute thong style in black & white!

Isabella panty is similar to Rachel and Genevieve and is designed more for everyday wear and should be quite resilient.  For guys looking for something bright and comfortable, Isabella panty is the way to go.  Check the product description for more details.

Something a little different in our lingerie!
Something a little different in our lingerie!

Isabella Babydoll comes with a non stretch satin panel in front, adjustable and detachable shoulder straps and garter belts and cups that can accommodate a C size.

We have also designed the babydoll with a 3 inch frill bottom to create a mini dress style that looks great with our Isabella thong!

Isabella Babydoll with thong (sold separately) is just the right length!
Isabella Babydoll with thong (sold separately) is just the right length!

To celebrate the release of Isabella, we are offering a 20% discount on Isabella orders received until March 1st, 2016.  Just enter the coupon code bella when going through the checkout to take advantage of the offer!

 

Cyber Monday Weekend

Our annual sale over the Thanksgiving weekend has finished and the results are in!  It’s been another very successful sale with plenty of guys (and girls) taking advantage of the great discount.

The downside of a successful sale is we start to rapidly run out of some lines.  For example, our fastest selling style this year has been Genevieve and she has now sold out in sizes Large and XL in the bras!

Genevieve Bra

Other styles that have recently sold out include the Rose Bra in Medium and Large, Scrunchy Panty in both Small and Medium and also the Large China Doll Panty.

Fortunately, we have more new lingerie to come.  The full cup Tiffany set is due this week and we’re confident it will be very popular.  Will it be the fastest seller?  We’ll know very soon!

Tiffany bra and panty set due for release this week!
Tiffany bra and panty set due for release this week!

Watch for Tiffany arriving very soon…

(And Tiffany has now arrived.  Use the coupon code word tiffany15 and receive 20% off the Tiffany set this week.  Offer ends December 14)

Visit to Guangzhou

I’ve finally found the time to update the blog following the renovation of our site. I was fortunate enough to visit our manufacturer in China recently and work through the garments we plan to release over the remainder of this year and early 2016.

Since I haven’t been to the Middle Kingdom before, I thought it a good idea to at least learn some of the lingo before I went. So after 8 weeks of tutoring and several hundred dollars lighter in the back pocket, I was able to fluently say thanks, thank you, hello, where is the bathroom, I am Australian and a phrase that loosely translated into ‘I am just a poor wage earner’.

Since I have a detail oriented personality bordering on anal retentive, I also arranged to have an interpreter (Jenny) on standby as well. The good news is, Jenny was sensational in terms of translation, the bad news is she confirmed my Mandarin was pretty close to useless. Oh well, we live and learn.

China is an incredible place to visit and I was surprised just how western it appeared within areas we stayed. Plenty of luxury cars on the road with Porsche Cayenne being one of the most popular! Cabs were another matter and they seem to be the same around the world. A trip through peak hour traffic was a heart stopping sphincter workout from start to finish, with other road users passing within inches of our Hyundai!

I also had the opportunity to learn about the various shopping districts within the city. Each district is made up of stores that pretty much just sell the same type of product. So the watch district sells every kind of watch, the picture framing district is a line of stores selling different frames and parts. While I managed to see the Jade, shoe, pet, musical instrument and technology markets, I was of course, most interested in the underwear market.

And it is incredible! A lane way of bras, undies, things and stockings and very little else. Unfortunately everything is made for Chinese sizing so pretty much useless for the average Australian or American sized woman. This is replicated for all the clothes markets that I found. I had hoped to pick up a few business shirts while in China since that’s where most are made. Unfortunately I’m a Medium in Australia and not even an XXXL shirt could come close to fitting me in any of the stores!

The time spent with our manufacturer was priceless however, and despite the language barrier, we spent a full day together planning styles and fabrics based on our earlier drawings. The great thing about being in the factory was having samples completed within minutes of completing each pattern. It was nice to meet with the staff and get to know the business which is still quite small but growing rapidly.

In total we have seven new styles to come with up to four new garments per style. This year will see bra and brief sets with the addition of either a cami, teddy and even a skirt!

Rachel will be our first release and she is due towards the end of June.

China Visit

What’s in a name?

So we have a new set arriving in the next few days and we need a name. ?Following on from our recent plan to have our customers help us out, we sent out an SOS newsletter for suggestions.

The new set is white with a floral pattern and is made from a gorgeous figure hugging microfibre.

Customers are naming our new figure hugging panty
Customers are naming our new figure hugging panty

We have also designed our first ‘pullover’ style bra since there is plenty of stretch in the fabric. ?It feels beautiful and we’re confident our current and new clients will love it!

Our new floral set looks great and feels sensational!
Our new floral set looks great and feels sensational!

We have been inundated with names so far and have yet to make a decision. ?Some of the suggestions include (in no particular order)

  • Lana Rose
  • Sweet Romance
  • Debutante
  • Flower Princess
  • Tender Touch
  • Skylark
  • Rosie Reds
  • Flower Power
  • Camille (suggested several times)*
  • Lola*
  • Summer
  • Rose Thorn
  • Antoinette
  • Louise
  • Viola
  • Floral Love
  • Scarlet
  • Poppy
  • LaFleur
  • Calico
  • Marie Christine
  • Charlotte
  • Rosanna
  • Sonrisa
  • Juliette or Julie*
  • Penelope
  • Spring Fling
  • Joies Floral Dream Collection
  • Roxy or Roxanne
  • Sophia*
  • Abigail
  • Genevieve*
  • Flowers & Lace
  • Blossom
  • Amberosia
  • Floral Passion
  • Alice
  • Elise*
  • La Rouge Fleurette
  • Flora
  • Lily
  • Laila
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Lety
  • Flower Boy
  • Rebecca

Those marked with an asterix are the front runners at this stage. ?Using names for the lingerie is fun, simple and easy to remember – unless of course you know someone with that name and you don’t like them. ?That might create an issue when you want to wear that style…

We will make our decision in the next 24 hours or so…..

 

(24 hours later)

The Winner is………….Elise! ?Thanks to Daniel in Texas, your freebie set is in transit.

 

Happy Birthday to Us!

Hard to believe it’s been five years since the beginning of HommeMystere. ?Many people say they would love to start their own business in something they are truly interested in but most won’t. ?How many times in the past have you gathered with friends and one of you has said ‘that would be a great invention’ or ‘we should start a business doing that’!

I’m guessing quite a few. ?Taking the leap from idea to actually doing something is a little more challenging. ?As we discovered here at HommeMystere. ?What began as ‘we should make a few pairs of lingerie style undies’ has resulted in something bigger than we ever thought would happen.

So for our fifth birthday, we have been searching for a few pics of old favourites.

Our first production run.
Taboo White – Our first bulk production

The Taboo was our first bulk production. ?Though the volume was tiny compared to what we do now! ?It was made locally in Australia with one way stretch satin and came in a thong, scrunchy, brazilian cut and boyshort.

Taboo Boyshort back led to quite a few emails!
Taboo Boyshort back led to quite a few emails!

The little hole in the back of the Taboo Boyshort meant we received many emails with some asking if it was ‘for a tail’. ?Not sure about that…

Scrunchy Back was a popular style
Scrunchy Back was a popular style

The Scrunchy style back was also popular and started a trend where we had our visitors and customers vetting our designs prior to production.

This was a great style
The Passion High Cut Brief

Australian made Passion Brief and bra (bra not shown) was popular too. ?It had a sheer back and lined pouch with broad lace sides. ?Super comfortable and bargain priced at the time.

Whisper underwire bra was made for a very short time
Whisper underwire bra was made for a very short time

The Whisper underwire bra was beautifully made by a local seamstress using the best materials. ?Even though it was loved by our customers, the cost to produce it meant it was out of reach for many of our customers. There really wasn’t any point manufacturing lingerie for guys that no one could reasonable afford so we began looking overseas for suppliers.

That’s when we started with the China Doll and Rose. ?These styles have been replenished twice due to their popularity.

China Doll set was the first we produced overseas
China Doll set was the first we produced overseas

 

Rose was the second overseas produced style
Rose was the second overseas produced style

Since then we have progressed to even more styles and plan to introduce more new garments over the next 12 months. ?We’d even love to do some sleepwear though early trials of our super slippery nightshirt weren’t popular. ?Not sure why.

Our trial version of the nightshirt wasn't as popular as hoped!
Our trial version of the nightshirt wasn’t as popular as hoped!

Even though the designer lurrrrrves this nightshirt with matching brief below-

Silky brief!
Silky brief!

We may try some more sleepwear soon! ?In the meantime, our Retro Gold set should be available by June 20 2014. ?I hope everyone loves it!

Retro Gold is our Very High Cut brief and matching bra.
Retro Gold is our Very High Cut brief and matching bra.

So we thought a photo shoot was due

One of the great things about working with lingerie is the photo shoot bit. ?For some reason, many people still seem to think that HommeMystere lingerie for men is a gay thing. ?Clearly this insinuates that all gay guys are effeminate and love to be the ‘girl’ in the relationship. ?If that was indeed correct, and all gay guys were actually wannabe girls, wouldn’t that make all gay guy couples lesbians?

Whatever.

Anyhoo, back to the point of the blog. ?We love doing photo shoots. ?Not just because we get to see our lingerie on a guy that actually makes more than a half arsed attempt at keeping fit. ?You know what I mean. ?Most guys think that a diet is switching from full strength to light beer for a week. ?That should work. ?Right?

Well we do like to see our lingerie on fit-ter guys than us, but we also get to dress up the female side of the shoot too. ?So when you’re asked what you would like the woman to wear in the shoot, ‘nothing’ is clearly not PC for this G rated label. ?So we went with the timeless Little Black Dress. ?And stilettos. ?And can we have a whip with that?

See all of our pics soon, but here’s one showing our next release. ?Retro Gold.

Model wears the HommeMystere Retro Gold while getting whipped into submission.
Model wears the HommeMystere Retro Gold while getting whipped into submission.