Archive for November, 2010
Recently I got in contact with American art professional, artist, and model, Michael Hinkle.
Besides his inspiring art work, Michael also does underwear modeling, and he has been kind enough to allow me to share some of his work with you guys.
The pics feature Michael wearing trunks and briefs by Calvin Klein and Timoteo.
Photographer Simon Le recently did a men’s underwear photo shoot for one of his upcoming projects.
And luckily, 2(x)ist underwear model / Aussie track-and-fielder, Ivan Scannell, shared the footage from the event!
The clip also features male underwear models, Stefan Brydon and Alexander Beal, wearing 2(x)ist ALL STAR underwear.
Once you’ve enjoyed the clip, do yourself a favor and check out Simon’s site – he does amazing work!
Boxer briefs – it’s been to long!
So I was happy when I came into contact with the guys over at UK-based Smuggling Duds.
Smuggling Duds is a men’s underwear brand that’s all about boxer briefs based on a modern cut with a wide waistband, splashy color designs, and a practical pocket to fit your iPod or condoms in.
All these modern features are combined with and a classic buttoned fly – a detail I haven’t seen in ages.
And there’s something about that buttoned fly… Could it make a comeback as a mainstream feature on boxer briefs across the industry?
Anyway, there’s no denying it, boxer briefs are in a constant battle with the regular brief when it comes to being the most popular mainstream men’s underwear cut.
Often, boxer briefs are a more forgiving cut than the regular brief. But be careful that it doesn’t get boring. Go for interesting colors, design patterns, or funky details to spice up your look.
Smuggling Duds could be a fine place to start judging from these photos.
FYI, one pair of Smuggling Duds boxer briefs is about US $28.
Get them here: www.smugglingduds.com.
aussieBum is at it again!
Sean Ashby recently went on national Australian TV with a bunch of underwear models to show off a string of aussieBum’s best-selling underwear and swim wear styles.
The clip below includes a near “wardrobe malfunction” when model Matt nearly revealed too much of himself when stripping from swim shorts to briefs!
Also, Sean Ashby gives a few underwear fashion tips!
Check it out.
Got any groovin’ plans this Friday?
Well, I thought I’d get you guys ready for the weekend with some brand new Groovin’ underwear shots.
Mayby you remember that I tried out a number of Groovin’ briefs and trunks earlier this year – and I liked them all!
A pair of Groovin’ briefs is very affordable at about US $17.
Take care and enjoy the weekend, guys!
It’s been a while since we’ve seen some inspiring new shots of guys in Baskit underwear.
I received the pics below yesterday, and they certainly show Baskit men’s underwear from it’s best side. The photos were shot by the skillful Frank Louis of Jack Mackenroth.
They reminded me of those cool Baskit photos shot by Hardcastle Photography back in February.
FYI, a pair of Baskit briefs is typically about US $18.
It’s been all about Modus Vivendi here on Guys’ Underwear Blog the last couple of days.
If you missed some of the gorgeous pictures I’ve been posting, check them out now
And today I’m wrapping it all up with a review of the Modus Vivendi Colorful Camouflage Brief.
Modus Vivendi has many, many different underwear collections to choose from, including an abundance of niche underwear styles with outstanding features and details.
For this review, though, I went for a more mainstream brief cut and cotton fabric blend, simply to show that Modus Vivendi actually also masters the type of underwear that guys wear the most.
The Modus Colorful Camouflage Brief hasn’t actually been released for sale yet, but in terms of cut and fabric composition it’s almost completely identical to the Vivendi TNT brief (shown in the first picture). The TNT brief is available over at www.e-modusvivendi.com for about US $23.
|Style and look||Like the Vivendi TNT brief, the Camouflage brief is a modern day classic; low-rise, non-skimpy with proper back coverage and a soft-feeling and sufficiently stretchy 1,5 inches wide waistband. When it comes to cut, then, the Camouflage brief is a safe and comfortable choice.
In terms of the camouflage print design, it certainly will be a colorful addition to your underwear drawer. B aware that camo prints go in and out of style very frequently. So should you grow tired of the camo look, do hold on to this brief because before you know, it’ll be a hot item once again. If you are more into solid colors, go for the Vivendi TNT or Strip briefs.
|Suitable for?||With its standard cut and 93 % cotton / 7 % Elastane fabric composition, the Colorful Camouflage brief is a perfect choice for everyday wear.
This is the kind of brief you can wear to work, to play, and to bed without having to ever readjust it. It stays perfectly in place whatever you’re sitting, walking or running.
The pouch is plentiful and roomy and kept my stuff nicely supported throughout the day.
|Fit and quality?||I have 32/33 inch the waist, and as usual I wore a size M, which was a perfect fit for me. I experienced no muffin top or tell tell waistband marks around my waist :)
I have to make a comment about the production quality which I find to be remarkable. The stitching is really well done, and stretch, fit and colors have not suffered at all after the first few washes like you sometimes see with lower quality underwear.
|Is the price right?||In general, European men’s underwear is more expensive than American and Australian brands. The weak dollar and higher production costs is a challenge for European brands.
An official price tag for the Camouflage brief is yet to published but I would suspect that it be priced similarly to the TNT brief, which is US $22. This is absolutely acceptable for a brief of this standard.
|Best thing about it?||The perfected fit and production quality has been a pleasure to experience. Combined with the fact that the Camouflage brief most likely will cost less than $25, makes for the perfect opportunity for you to get a hot European brief to make you stand out from your peers.
|Overall grade||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
I review a lot of standard cut briefs and it can be difficult for a brand to stand out with this style. Even though it comes in a number of splashy colors, the real value of the Modus Vivendi Colorful Camouflage brief lies in the superb production quality. If you haven’t already got a pair of European briefs, the Camouflage brief is a safe place to start.
|Buy it here||www.e-modusvivendi.com|
Maybe you noticed that juicy and highly suggestive Gregg Homme video that came out a couple of months ago, promoting their latest collections?
Well if you didn’t, you needn’t worry. I’ve got both that AND the newest addition for you to see right here.
The new Gregg Homme campaign takes the fans into a dark, empty parking lot in the middle of the night, in the naughtiest underground city north of the American border (Montreal — you’ve guessed it).
I gotta give it up for Gregg Homme, they’ve really stepped up their game when it comes to video promotion. At the moment, these guys and Teamm8 are seriously working the erotic, voyeuristic themes.
And it’s working, no doubt. GH’s fist video has already been viewed more than 67,000 times!
No doubt this second video will be just as successful.
Check out Gregg Homme’s new 2011 collections at www.gregg.ca.
Buy Gregg Homme underwear over at UnderBriefs. A typical pair of Gregg Homme briefs is US$32-35.
Today I bring you more outstanding pictures of fit guys showcasing an abundance of Modus Vivendi men’s underwear – my latest European obsession, this time out of Greece.
Greece is currently on the verge of bankruptcy, so what better way to support a country in need than to buy yourself a pair of high-quality Greek briefs, trunks, or boxer briefs? You’ll love them, trust me, and it’s good for the economy. In this way, we all win!
Check out all the cuts and buy yours at www.e-modusvivendi.com.
Don’t forget to also check out the first set of Modus Vivendi shots.
The next couple of days I’m going to introduce you to Modus Vivendi, a high-end Greek underwear and fashion brand.
Modus Vivendi – meaning “lifestyle”, or “way of life” – is a well-established men’s underwear brand in Europe and was founded by Greek fashion designer, Christos Bibitsos, some 22 years ago.
Besides the outstanding production quality I am impressed by Modus Vivendi’s design versatility when it comes to men’s underwear. You can get absolutely all types of cuts – from sheer and bold to traditional and classic – in all sorts of colors and fabric combinations.
In the briefs category alone there are 52 different products to choose from!
Even though Modus Vivendi is based in the euro zone their products can easily compete with Australia and the U.S. when it comes to price. Briefs range between US $20 and $27.
In a few days I’m reviewing a pair of Modus Vivendi briefs. Until then you can enjoy a bunch of Modus Vivendi underwear shots below. More will follow tomorrow.
All the products you see below can be bought from www.e-modusvivendi.com.