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.