Britain's largest clothing retailer, Marks & Spencer, on Thursday announced plans for a new raunchy underwear range for men which includes sexy thongs and glittery pants.

The high street giant said other items in the Something for the Weekend collection include a pair of hipsters with the word Stud written in diamante stones down one leg.

The collection, which will hit shelves next month, follows the success of a limited edition Valentine's Day thong in February.