Archive for the ‘bikini’ Category
From machinery to mineral fuel and electronics to automobiles, German engineering is in high demand around the world. While not the largest export in volume, one of Germany’s best, however, is its underwear. I recently tried styles from two brands influenced by German engineering, Manstore and Olaf Benz, both of which are sold on deadgoodundies.com. (Although I’ve seen some pieces from Olaf Benz on American websites, Deadgoodundies carries a much broader selection.) True – there are plenty of briefs from the United States and other countries, made of distinct fabrics and featuring distinct styling, there is something about the German engineering in these briefs that set them apart.
This will be a two-part review starting with the MANstore Retro brief. We will post the Olaf Benz review same time next week. So check back in next Thursday to get our thoughts on this brief as well.
Although the brand name, Manstore, makes me think of a website where I have to confirm that I’m over 18 before I enter, it is actually a well established underwear line. Their offerings, however, are definitely adult rated. I tried one of its tamer styles, the Manstore Retro Brief. The brief features retro styling with contrast piping around the waistband and seams, but the low-rise cut is particularly modern. The brief also features full coverage in the back. The combination of the retro and the modern is very flattering. I wish, however, that the pouch were a little more contoured and comfortable.
The brief is made of a 92% polyester/8% elastane blend that felt a little more rubbery than I would have preferred; although the brief is very light and thin and featured sort of a cool sheen, it didn’t feel completely soft against my skin for some reason. Also, the color – brown with tan contrast – wasn’t my favorite. That said, I liked that there was no pretense behind the synthetic fabric other than the sexy look and feel.
|Style and look?||Low cut brief featuring unique retro styling and a distinct fabric.|
|Suitable for?||Relaxed environments; date nights; being seen.|
|Fit and quality?||Low-cut with a comfortable pouch; good quality polyester/elastane blend|
|Is the price right?||Approximately $41.77 which seems a little high.|
|Best thing about it?||The retro styling updated with a modern cut and fabric.|
|Buy it here||www.deadgoodundies.com|
N2N Bodywear is a long-standing favorite of ours when it comes to the American underwear market. Over the year the cheeky brand has been a permanent top 3 contender, fending off other huge fashion brands – in our humble opinion.
Today we’re lucky enough to bring you a set of photos featuring
Greek gods male underwear models, Tony Gracci and TJ Foley. The photo set below was produced by the super pro team over at Island Male Graphics. You should definitely go check out their site.
If you’re loving the undies below or just want to know more about our Los Angeles-based favorite, head over to www.n2nbodywear.com to see more. If you hurry you can still save up to 60 % on selected N2N undies as their New Years sale is coming to an end.
Enjoy the pics, guys!
Let’s gear up for the weekend by feasting our eyes on these newest introductions by GUB favorite, N2N Bodywear.
Made of 90% rayon / 10% spandex for great softness and stretch, the American underwear maker offers their brand new Vintage Underwear in seven different styles, including a jockstrap, g-string, slingshot, bikini, brief, trunk and boxer, each designed with an enhance contour pouch for added support and fit. Every piece is individually pigment dyed for a unique vintage look and feel.
And just before we move on to the pictures, here’s the basic information you need to get your hands on these hotties: A Vintage brief is $23 USD and you can get that and the entire range of other Vintage cuts over at www.n2nbodywear.com.
Have a great weekend, guys – and enjoy the pics.
We have featured the exquisite work of photographer, Andres Ramirez, in the past to the delight of all of you guys, we’re sure. He really does amazing working with just a pair of sexy underwear and a camera (and of course a hot model).
And so it is, too, this time around. But then, little can go wrong when you have a male underwear model like David Chamero to grace your canvas. And we in particular approve of this breath-taking photo shoot seeing how it features some of our absolute top brands, including 2WINK Australia, aussieBum, Gregg Homme and Modus Vivendi.
The endless string of photos below includes undies styles to suit every taste, including briefs, bikini briefs, jockstraps, and trunks.
If you want to learn more about the work of Andres Ramirez, go to www.andres-ramirez.com.
And now we’ll shut up and let you guys enjoy the photos.
Our friends over at DeadGoodUndies.com have put together this awesome video preview of the new seasonal collection from HOM men’s underwear along with existing ranges of swimwear and underwear from the likes of Bruno Banani, Doreanse and Ergowear.
We’ re quite excited about the new HOM styles – really, this brand is probably one of the best in the world when it comes to bikini style briefs.
We have to say, this is one of the more interestingly produced behind-the-scenes styled underwear videos in a while, mainly due to the high level of production quality, but also the inclusion of many high def closeups makes this video recommendable.
Final day of Diëtz reviews! Today I look closer at the smallest of the three bikinis: The KOMFORTMOON!
Smallest. Komfortmoon Mini Slip.
While all of Dietz’s bikinis are small, the Komfortmoon Mini Slip takes “small” to another level. With its narrow pouch and tiny waistband, Dietz stripped down the bikini to its bare minimum, leaving as little as possible uncovered at the front, although there is decent coverage in the back. They are quite possibly the smallest bikini briefs I’ve ever seen, let alone tried on and curiosity prompted me to choose them.
The cut certainly took some getting used to. The slim front pouch does not leave much room and requires some careful arrangement. Although the website claims that they give you an “amazing front bulge,” I found that they were constricting. They are okay around the house for a little while, but I was not comfortable walking around in them and didn’t even venture to wear them under my clothes.
The fabric itself is 84% polyamide/16% elastane and smooth to the touch, but, frankly, I couldn’t even think about the fabric when I had them on since the cut felt so unusual. The Komfortmoon Mini Slip is definitely for a distinct guy who is going for a distinct look and may already be used to such a distinct cut. If you are going for “distinct,” though, this tiny bikini will not disappoint at all.
|Style and look?||Tiny bikini briefs with a slim pouch.|
|Suitable for?||Getting noticed.|
|Fit and quality?||Very distinct cut although small front pouch is a challenge; stretchy microfiber fabric feels like good quality.|
|Is the price right?||It might be worth $18 just to see what they are like to wear.|
|Best thing about it?||Dietz elevated underwear to an “experience”.|
|Buy it here||www.deliodietz.com|
Today I continue my reviews of three bikini briefs offered by diëtz. Today we go even smaller than yesterday’s PILA bikini brief!
Smaller. Milano Bikini
While Dietz might have named this style the “Milano Bikini,” the bright turquoise color made me think that the Miami Bikini might have been a better name. Bold, brief and beachy, I think that prerequisites for wearing them are a deep, dark tan and a Brazilian passport.
While I liked the novelty of the look and the overall cut of the briefs was sexy without bordering on the absurd, I had mixed feelings about wearing them. The fabric was very silky and felt almost a little feminine. The elastic in the waistband and around the leg openings provided the snap of a Speedo that I like when I put them on, but during the day, that elastic was noticeably tense and a little uncomfortable.
Then again, these bikinis are not for the guy who has “comfort” at the front of his mind!
|Style and look?||Bikini briefs.|
|Suitable for?||Any place you want to get noticed (but not arrested): underwear parties, hot dates, nights in.|
|Fit and quality?||Small cut; sort of a silky.|
|Is the price right?||If you’re looking to get noticed, then the $18 will be money well spent.|
|Best thing about it?||The bold styling.|
|Buy it here||www.deliodietz.com|
This week I test drove three bikini briefs offered by diëtz, a company and online store that appears to have adopted a less is more approach to their underwear design. Diëtz, which claims to have its roots in Europe and Brazil (although its underwear is manufactured in Mexico), offers a variety of styles, primarily in solid colors — some which recall a cool, subtle, Euro aesthetic and others which evoke the heat of a Brazilian beach.
All of the styles were made of microfiber blends and all were eye-catching in their own way. And all were small.
For those interested in buying, if you are between sizes, definitely go with the size up.
Over the next three days I will publish a mini review of each style, starting with th Pila Bikini.
Small. Pila Bikini.
These bikinis provide the look and feel of a small bikini brief, which I like, and do so without looking too provocative. They are made of a fabric blend which sort of has a texture like a mesh, but is more comfortable and feels a little more substantial.
The styling is superb — solid steel gray with distinct, yet subtle red stitching. No big labels and, given their small cut, there’s no room to print anything on the waistband. I liked these a lot when I first put them on, so I tested their versatility by wearing them in different environments.
Of course, they looked and felt great just hanging out at home. Then, I wore them to work. Although it took a minute or two to get used to the distinct cut of the back, I found that they were comfortable enough to wear all day. Working out? Not so great. Given that they have high leg openings and a rather small back, they just didn’t move comfortably with my body. (But as most readers of this blog know, different situations call for different underwear.)
It’s challenging to find bikini briefs that feel good and can exhibit sexiness in a subtle way — Dietz’s Pila Bikini offers just that.
|Style and look?||Bikini briefs.|
|Suitable for?||Every day, nights in, nights out, hot dates.|
|Fit and quality?||Small cut; 93% polyamide/7% elastane blend with a distinct texture.|
|Is the price right?||$18 is very reasonable for well-styled designer underwear.|
|Best thing about it?||The tasteful and sexy look and feel.|
|Buy it here||www.deliodietz.com|
Call it an impulse buy, but when I saw these Black Unicorn briefs on a hanger in a store, I was intrigued. I had never heard of the brand and, even doing a quick Internet search on my phone while in the store, I couldn’t find any information. They are bikini style briefs in a subtle slate color — sexy but not tacky. No big print on the waist band; just a small logo on a tag on the side.
As you can relate, I was excited to try them on when I got home.
These briefs did not disappoint at all. They have all of the elements of the sexiest underwear, but there are no tricks or gimmicks with these. The sides are narrow (1-1/2”); the fabric (an 80% polyamide/20% elastane blend) has a slight sheen to it; the fit hugs the body kind of like a speedo. Just good quality, sexy men’s bikini briefs. While I usually wear them on a day when I am feeling a little bold, I’ve also worn them to work and found them to be comfortable.
The biggest problem with them? I cannot find them anywhere! I’ve searched on the Internet and in retail stores, but it’s been impossible to locate these Black Unicorn briefs. And, of course, when I returned to the store to purchase another pair, they were out of stock. So, if you see them, buy them.
|Style and look?||Bikini brief|
|Suitable for?||Hot dates, nights out, underwear party; but suitable for everyday wear.|
|Fit and quality?||Fairly tight fit; probably best suited for a narrower build.|
|Is the price right?||The cost was $30 which seemed reasonable given the quality of the material and the price of similar underwear.|
|Best thing about it?||The styling: sexy but not tacky or gimmicky.|
|Buy it here||We can’t find an online store that carries them. If you find out, let us know at email@example.com|
Anyway, today we have an amazing video clip which takes you behind the scenes of that very photo shoot that brought us those sizzling promo pics.
It’s actually quite cool since the clip allows you to get an idea of the roomy pouch design the Agacio highlights as one its defining features. You can obviously tell that nothing is squashed when wearing these babies.
In case you were wondering, Agacio is available as briefs, sport/bikini briefs, trunks/boxer briefs, jockstrap, and thong. Briefs start at around $20 USD.
Go to www.mensuas.com to see the entire collection.
Enjoy the video guys.