Reason to wear a thong:

Hanky Panky Model 4811

When the Wall Street Journal ran an article about 4811 in June (compared by one wearer as being “like lace butter”), the next day women - and men - were lined up outside The Last Detail in Mequon. “And the phone was ringing,”says Ann Friedmann, one of the store’s owners. “If I had had them, I would’ve sold four or five to each of them,” Friedmann says.

The Last Detail is now stocked with 4811s, as is Gaby’s in Fox Point and J. Bird in the Third Ward. The stretch lace thong is gathering throngs of testimonials from Hollywood stars to working women for its comfort, one-size-fits-all fit and the fact that unlike other brands, its lines are invisible through form-fitting clothing.

Model 4811 sells for under $20 and comes in a multitude of colors. There’s also Model 4911, just the thing to wear under low-rise jeans.

Main Menu 2

-Public restroom
-Place to pamper your pooch
-Seat at the Bradley Center
-Philanthropist that doesn't mind sharing the wealth
-Goody bag finds
-1982 Brewer still making his living as a 1982 Brewer
-Place to get in shape
-Place to spice up your life
-Place to act like Paul Bunyan
-Solution for fixing the roof at Miller Park
-Use of mangos
-Way to eliminate MMSD dumping into Lake Michigan
-Reason to have a hangover
-Place to find Mochi
-Reason to buy sausage 
at 2 a.m.

-Milwaukee Buck
-Place to find cheap gas
-Place to risk gaining 5 pounds
-Holiday microbrew
-Use for the Park East freeway
-Place to rub elbows with famous people
-Reason to wear a thong
-Representative of Milwaukee
-Reality TV star
-Way to beat the fall chill
-Reason to drive in circles for a parking spot
-Place to raise your cholesterol
-Best holiday activities
-Place drink coffee and watch the world go by


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Contributing writers: Laurie Arendt, Kay Dahlke, Jordan DeChambre, Candace Doyle, Bob Gosman, Matt Hronick, JoAnn Petaschnick, Janet Raasch, Mary Lou Santovec, Amy Siewert Contributing photographers: Nathan Harrmann, Amy Siewert
Illustrations: Anjl Rodee