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A naked butler is a popular type of entertainment used at hen parties and for corporate entertainment. It was introduced into the UK in the early 2000s and is now popular across the USA, Australia and Canada.
The standard attire for a naked butler is only an apron or trunks, cuffs, detachable collar and bow tie. It is seen as a more conservative entertainment option to hiring a male stripper for a Bachelorette party as it can be suitable for a broader range of guests.
In this case the apron will be replaced with smart black trousers. This option may be more commonly used during corporate entertainment where the attire needs to be smarter and the exposing of a butlers naked bottom is not appropriate.
In popular culture
Naked butlers have become a popular gimmick on television shows in the UK.
- Naked butlers in the press (article by the bbc about second jobs helping people make ends meet)
- Naked butlers on TV (article by the Daily Mail demonstrating the wide reach and popularity of naked butlers in the media)
- The Truth About Male Strippers (covers naked butlering) - Story by the Independent
- Naked butler loses job after hit and run (story made headline news, covered here by the Telegraph)