Archive for September, 2010
Malaysian-based, STUD Bodywear, made quite a splash in the Asian men’s underwear about a year ago, winning the CHIVAS Fantastique Men Award presented by the Malaysian International Fashion Alliance.
During the summer STUD made a successful move into the Australian market, following some exposure in DNA Magazine in June.
I haven’t been able to find any online stores carrying STUD, though.
Does anyone know where to get it? Have you tried any of their products? What did you think of it?
The 2(x)ist SLIQ range has been among the most hyped here on Guys’ Underwear Blog.
The story started way back in May when 2(x)ist had their SLIQ promotion pics rejected by magazines like Men’s Health and Details.
Then in August, short video teasers began seeping onto Youtube.
Full length videos, which marked the actual release of the SLIQ range, hit the web in early September.
So, what’s all the fuzz about, you ask?
Well, 2(x)ist is simply one of my all-time favorite underwear brands. Like few other they know how to put together men’s underwear ranges that are stylish, time-less, top-of-the-line production quality, a superb fit – and best of all – affordable.
Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that the 2(x)ist marketing team knows how to properly promote their products. These guys deliver the full package. Lots of great product images, all sorts of video clips, in-store happenings and live underwear fashion shows.
No wonder, then, that my expectations were high as a mountain when I received a sample of the SLIQ brief.
Want to know the verdict? Check out below my review below.
Besides the brief cut, the SLIQ range also includes a trunk, y-back thong, and sport brief.
|Style and look||2(x)ist has upped the sexy factor with this brief. It’s slightly more low-rise than some of their previous collection. The sides of the brief are also somewhat narrower than other 2(x)ist briefs, measuring about 2,5 inches at their narrowest (including waistband). I didn’t find the sides too narrow, though. The SLIQ brief can be characterized as low-rise / bikini hybrid cut.
This type of brief cut, allowing for maximum thigh exposure, has become a modern, timeless classic. And I get it. I think it’s an absolutely hot, yet simple, style that oozes masculinity and confidence.
The pouch design deserves a mention, as well. Like most of their other ranges, 2(x)ist has chosen a roomy contoured pouch design for the SLIQ brief. Luckily they haven’t gone overboard with the profile-enhancing features. The pouch has just enough lift and room to ensure a handsome profile while still preserving a high level of comfort for men of any sizes.
|Suitable for?||The SLIQ brief is made from a classic and soft 90 % Cotton and 10 % Spandex fabric mix. The waistband, made from micro-fiber, has plenty of stretch and feels equally soft and comfortable.
Put together, this makes the 2(x)ist SLIQ brief ideal for everyday wear. I wore it to work, but it would be a shame not to also wear them for nights out. These are the hot new item within men’s underwear – why not show them off if you get the chance.
|Fit and quality?||The fit was amazing, the best I’ve tried in ages. I checked out the user reviews over at skiviez.com – and they all say the same thing. 2(x)ist really know how to properly cut their underwear. I wore a size M for a size 32/33 inch waist and no problems at all. No muffin top or anything. Color fading after the first few washes was not a problem, either.|
|Is the price right?||The 2(x)ist SLIQ brief is available at ton of online stores, and most charge just US $16, which is an insanely good deal in my view. Most other briefs in this price range can’t match the production quality, design level, or brand power.
And with the economy still in the shitter, who doesn’t love a good bargain??
As this brief is perfect for everyday wear, you can easily get yourself two or three pairs.
|Best thing about it?||The bikini hybrid cut and the amazing fit is what swept me off my feet. It just looks and feels amazing, even on an average Joe body like mine. You gotta love underwear that’s made for real-life men and not just ripped underwear models.|
|Overall grade||★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I’m pulling out the top grade for the 2(x)ist SLIQ brief. I don’t that very often. Five star grades are for groundbreaking underwear only. 2(x)ist have outdone themselves with this brief and the SLIQ range in general. Design, cut, fit, price – you can’t put a finger on anything. In one word, perfect.
|Buy it here||www.skiviez.com
Tomorrow I’m going to post my review of the 2(x)ist SLIQ brief.
As a small teaser, I thought we could all stand to start our week with some brand new, high quality pictures of this latest 2(x)ist range. And why not through in a behind-the-scenes video teaser, as well, for good measures?
As for the pics, they were taken at a Los Angeles fundraising fashion show event hosted by Macy’s.
The video features some behind-the-scenes footage from a photo shoot for the 2xist SLIQ sport brief. Scroll down to see the video.
Enjoy and check back in tomorrow for my review of the SLIQ brief!
Teamm8 is at it again with a highly suggestive new video!
It’s only been a few weeks since their last raunchy, homo-erotic sexy video came out and attracted 20,000 views in a matter of days.
The new video is a staged audition. It features a buff and somewhat hesitant male underwear model being asked question by a (quite dominant) camera man, mixed with clips of the model – alone in bed – in erotic poses!
During the process of the audition the underwear model is instructed to remove his track pants and reveal his Teamm8 briefs.
The underwear model is played by Australian Model/personal trainer Ryan Keven Goodman and according to my sources, all his tattoos are totally real.
Once again, Teamm8 goes right to the edge. Respect.
And nice briefs, by the way. Remember that Teamm8 is till offering up 50 % discounts on their underwear at the moment. Check it out at www.teamm8.com.
With some help from men’s underwear store ETC… I found the pics below that I think show off the high end look and feel that the Frank Dandy brand has to it.
What do you guys think of Frank Dandy?
The Australians have done it again!
This country is simply light years ahead of competing nations when it comes men’s underwear. Not only in terms of the impressive and ever-growing number of brands, but especially when it comes to creativity, design, and quality.
Today’s case is debutant on Guys’ Underwear Blog: Mosmann Australia.
Mosmann Australia emerged in summer 2008 as a challenge to the mediocre men’s underwear market. Passionate about inspiring the uninspired fashion milieu, four friends with international design experience left their day jobs and set about creating a collection of men’s undies.
Mosmann underwear strives to be playful and comfortable; it reflects the relaxed yet urbane Australian lifestyle. Their motto is ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ and they heartedly shun the idea that you must look like Beckham to wear tightie whities. With thick waistbands, soft fabric and bold colors, your crown jewels never felt or looked better!
Hurray! Sounds great and I can’t wait to review items from their collection some time in the future.
A pair of Mosmann briefs is typically around US$27. Boxer briefs range from US $27 to $31.
Check out the full range of Mosmann underwear and purchase on-line at www.mosmann.com.au.
Everywhere I turn these days, new and exiting men’s underwear brands are popping up.
Like the very interesting New Zealand-based, Nüdel Mens Packaging.
In fact, Nüdel is a quite a cool concept… Every pair of Nüdel boxer briefs features a screen printed piece of art from a local up and coming artist. So when you purchase a pair of Nüdel, you are investing in the future of some very exciting home grown talent.
Only 250 pairs with each design are produced, so once they’ve all been purchased, that’s it!
For true underwear enthusiats this a great opportunity to get hold of underwear that no else will be wearing.
One pair of Nüdel boxer briefs is US$36.
Nüdel also has a couple of videos on Youtube including the sizzling hot one below. On the 28th August the Bedford in Christchurch came alive with hunky guys wearing the amazing underwear, parading down the 15 metre long catwalk.
Check it out!
Well, these guys act fast and already have a new video out.
This time it’s a classic behind-the-scenes video shot at a Dude Unlimited photo shoot.
The male underwear models show off trunks, briefs, and even a jockstrap. And Dude’s got some pretty nice and colorful print patterns!
Check it out.
Emporio Armani has found themselves a m-a-j-o-r attention magnet in soccer star turned male underwear model, Christiano Ronaldo.
Their latest video, which is in fact a promo for Aarmani Jeans, features Christiano Ronaldo walking around in a pair of black Armani briefs.
FYI, Armani briefs like the ones worn by Ronaldo are approximately US$20 at HisRoom.
The video has only been out for a few days, yet it has been viewed more than 600,000 times! It’s another score for Armani.
The video appears to have been shot at the same occation as the promo pictures which were released in June.
Following up on my review of the excellent Papi United Trunk, I thought we all could stand to see some more inspiring pics of guys wearing Papi underwear.
Or should I say guy, singular.
When writing the review I remembered a post I saw over at Metrovelvet.com featuring underwear hunk, Leonardo Corredor, modeling in various Papi cuts from their new fall 2010 line.
The photos were shot by the much talented Eitan Klein in the Mova Lounge in South Beach.