Now, we know these padded cycling briefs have a strictly practical purpose and so don’t really count as "fashion items", but come on – look at this picture again and tell us it didn’t make you smile just a little bit?
Actually, the thing that puzzles us most about these is not the panty pad, which is clearly there to, er, give you some extra crotch-comfort when you cycle, but the "embroidered motifs" at front and rear, which would seem to suggest that these pants are meant to be seen. Otherwise, why bother embroidering them?
Would you want to be seen in a pair of padded pants, though? For real?[via Trendinista]