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When we first introduced the thong in 1986 it was considered a very risqué piece. There were thongs out there—not that many—and none of them were comfortable. So our entire angle was comfort and colors. It was still considered a sexy piece for many years, but as pants became tighter and women were concerned about VPL, it became an everyday piece.
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