Archive for the ‘Boxer shorts’ Category
If you’re a regular follower of GUB, you will know that we are not tremendous fans of the old-fashioned boxer shorts. To sum up our views on this particular style of underwear, we typically find it too baggy, unflattering, and unsupportive. There – we’ve said it. We are briefs/trunks/boxer briefs guys at the heart.
However, once in a while an underwear brand manages to come up with a – dare we say it – interestingly new spin on the old boxer short. And so was the case when we came across Croota‘s new range of boxer shorts called “Traveller”.
Now, you might claim that Croota aren’t exactly reinventing the boxer short with the Traveller range, but the print designs are fresh and the bold, attention-grabbing waistbands are a breath of fresh air. Combined with Croota’s traditional low-rise cut and the noticably longer, slimmer leg of this style, the Traveller boxer provides just a bit more definition and flexibility.
So there you have it – a pair of boxer shorts that we don’t hate. That’s an achievement in itself :)
Croota’s “Traveller” boxers retail for $21.90 USD, and are available at www.croota.com.
Modus Vivendi continue to dominate the airwaves here on GUB as we clear the stage for their all new Painter underwear collection celebrating colour, fashion and summer. Don’t forget to also check out yesterday’s post featuring the Shepard underwear range.
The Painter in the pictures below is male underwear model, Iraklis Kozas.
One of the new items from this line is the Eighties Bodywear. This wrestling singlet (/mankini) is inspired by 80s fashion with a design that features a slim v-shape front and back for extra freedom during workouts. An extra “quick release” feature with two press studs at the bottom of the garment can save you vital seconds in the changing room – or anywhere else where a quick release is needed…
Modus Vivendi has added this sexy wrestling singlet to its range of activewear by popular demand.
The line also includes the sexy C-through, Plain Mini Brief, Bon Bon Mini Brief ranges and the masculine Front Pocket briefs and boxers which are among the best selling underwear of the brand.
Briefs from this line will typically set you back a reasonable $25 USD. You can check out the entire Painter line over at e-modusvivendi.com.
Enjoy the pics guys!
I don’t know what took me so long to finally order a pair of Bluebuck underwear. About a year ago, I found their website and read about how they developed eco-conscious, quality products that look great and feel good. It sounded and looked like a fantastic combination to me – appealing products manufactured in a sustainable way – so I made a mental note to review them one day. And now I find myself sitting at my computer, drinking my morning coffee and wearing a pair of Bluebuck Ben Cohen Boxers.
Bluebuck is an English brand, started in 2010, that uses organic cotton in their lines of briefs, trunks and boxers. To demonstrate the rugged appeal of the brand, their site has several photos of a guy wearing Bluebucks in the outdoors…camping, chopping wood, swimming and just relaxing confidently in his underwear. Because the model doesn’t look too different from your everyday guy (not intimidatingly handsome), it’s probably easy for most of us guys to think “I could see myself wearing that”.
Although I prefer to wear trunks and briefs, I was curious to try their boxers because they looked much more fitted that your usual pair of boxers. Now, the Bluebuck briefs, trunks and boxers also come in a Ben Cohen Special Edition (yep, Ben Cohen the rugby player), where every purchase benefits the anti-bullying work of the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation. So I went ahead and ordered a pair of Ben Cohen Boxers.
What are they like? They’re really comfortable and I like that they’re similar in length and fit to trunks. So there’s a good balance of freedom and containment and the overall look is flattering. Distinguishing features include a 2-button fly and a striped waistband with an antler logo on the front. It bears mentioning that the organic cotton is somewhat thicker than usual, which makes these a good choice except on the hottest days of summer. Great job Bluebuck.
|Style and look?||An organic cotton boxer that looks and feels similar to a trunk.|
|Suitable for?||Suitable for everyday wear except on very hot days.|
|Fit and quality?||The fit is just a little looser than a trunk. Durable material and stitching.|
|Is the price right?||These sell for about $33 on U.S. sites, which is about right for the quality fabric and stitching.|
|Best thing about it?||The superb comfort.|
|Buy it here||www.bluebuck.net
Christmas is almost here – and as promised, here’s the second batch of photos and video from Modus Vivendi‘s velvet underwear range – “Tailor”.
The Tailor line is a new line of unique loungewear, all made of soft velvet. It is a line inspired by retro athletic wear.
Check out the retro athletic shorts, the sleeveless velvet jacket with hood, or the soft velvet dressing gown among many other items, new or some of your favorites back in stock. Black velvet if you please, indeed!
The model posing as the tailor for this campaign is Sotiris Thomaidis.
FYI, a pair of Modus Vivendi Tailor briefs is 34.66 USD. Get them over at e-modusvivend.com.
Enjoy the video and pics, guys!
It’s been a while since we’ve introduced you guys some new underwear brands…
So, today, let’s look at something new! Enter: Violet Cowboy.
VC is an all American brand – proudly designed and produced in the USA. The patriotic undies are available as loose boxer briefs, made from 100% Baby Rib Cotton, regularly cut with no fly.
The boxer briefs come with two distinct print designs: Lefty Loosey and Righty Tighty. This is so that you can a pair of undies to reflect your political stance. And what better timing to show your true colors than in these presidential election times.
On another note, from the looks of things the Violet Cowoy boxer briefs do seem like proper everyday underwear for most guys. They cost $27 USD and you can get them over at www.violetcowboy.com.
Enjoy the pics.
UPDATE: The guys over at Five Bamboo were kind enough to offer you guys an exclusive discount for their undies. Take 15 % off your next Bamboo order by entering the code BamGUB at checkout. You’re welcome! (The code is good through June 16th).
Meet Five Bamboo. They’re an environmentally friendly apparel company based out of Seattle that offers a range of clothing made from…drum roll…organic bamboo! Why bamboo? Well, it’s a soft fabric that can be processed in a more environmentally sustainable way than cotton. And fortunately for us, Five Bamboo decided to take this fabric and use it for their Bamboxers line of men’s underwear.
For this review I tried the Bamboxer Briefs and the Bamboxers. Both are made from material that is 94% Nomo Clean Bamboo Lyocel and 6% Elastane (for a little stretch). I had never worn clothing made from bamboo before, so I was curious to see what it was like.
Bamboxer Briefs: This pair of underwear turned me into a fan of bamboo. I found them to be even more comfortable than cotton and I liked the idea that they were produced in a way that’s not harmful to the planet. They’re well-made, have a flattering cut and provide the right level of support all over. Because of the mid-thigh length, the legs can ride up somewhat, but this is typical of all boxer briefs. For the fan of the boxer brief style, you can’t go wrong with these.
A distinctive design element of Bamboxer Briefs is that they have side seams that curve diagonally up. This provides more of a contoured look and is indicative of the high level of thought that the designers took with these boxer briefs. Another cool aspect is that they’re available in 8 fun colors. For underwear that’s comfortable and practical enough to wear every day, this is a big plus. And finally, I should mention that they’re well-priced at just $17 a pair!
Bamboxers: Bamboxers are the roomier cousin of Bamboxer Briefs. They’re made with the same soft, comfortable fabric and have a length that goes down to about mid-thigh. They also have a button in the fly to make certain that it stays closed when you need it to be. Available in 9 colors and priced at $17, these are a great choice for fans of boxer-style underwear. Personally, I prefer to sleep in boxers, so these are a very welcome addition to my underwear drawer.
After wearing these two styles of underwear, I’m not only a fan of Five Bamboo, but also of bamboo fabric. I now hope that Five Bamboo will develop a trunk version of their underwear to round out the collection.
|Style and look?||Boxer brief style and boxer style. Both look like cotton, but are even more comfortable.|
|Suitable for?||Suitable for everyday wear.|
|Fit and quality?||They fit well, are constructed well and are made from quality materials.|
|Is the price right?||The quality materials and craftsmanship make them durable and comfortable.|
|Best thing about it?||At $17 USD, they’re very well-priced.|
|Buy it here||www.fivebamboo.com|
Happy Valentine’s Day guys!
We hope you get to spend it with someone special – while wearing some special underwear.
Perhaps you should consider putting on undies like the ones worn by the aussieBum underwear model in the video below? Or maybe you’ve already purchased a pair of those fascinating PocketJockit briefs that we liked so much?
If nothing else, we hope the video comes close to a preview of the end of your Valentine’s Day.
Enjoy the vid and remember to head over to www.aussieBum.com to check out their killer undies.
South African BONE WEAR is now launching a range of what they brand as “short sleepwear”. Well, we may be deceived, but these babies look an awful lot like regular boxer shorts to us.
Not that we mind, though, it can just be a bit confusing when brands decide to make up alternative names for styles.
Anyway, you guys know that we are more brief men here at Guys’ Underwear Blog, but as most underwear fans we like to mix it up once in a while.
Hence, we present you with a few photos of BONE WEAR’s new boxer shorts. These are perfect for guys who like wide freedom of movement down below – in and out of bed.
The new Short Sleepwear is $19.50 USD and can be purchased over at www.bonewear.com.
So, this is fun!
The guys over at Julianna Rae recently compiled a fascinating infographic over various statistics about the underwear habits and preferences of American men and women.
We bet you’ll find some of these statistics quite surprising – maybe even shocking!
First off, the question of boxers vs. briefs has been around as long as underwear has existed. NoW, there’s an interesting new take on this old discussion:
According to pollwizard.com, 63 % of men and women prefer briefs on men!
We like those statistics! Hurray. We prefer briefs on men, too.
And actually, it fits quite well with our own men’s underwear preference poll which more than 2,400 guys have taken part in.
Our poll shows that 33 % of men prefer to wear briefs. In second place come boxer briefs with 29 %. Just 12,50 % of men prefer traditional boxers. That’s even less than thongs (13 %).
But that’s not all. Julianna Rae reveals many more amusing underwear stats.
Like, 25 % of American men own underwear that’s more than 5 years old. 11 % own underwear that’s more than 10 years old!!
If you fall into either of those categories, it’s seriously time to invest in some new undies…
And what do you wear to bed? Well, apparently most of us wear nothing at all (44 %) while just 31 % wear underwear. Wow.
See more revealing statistics below or go to Julianna Rae for even more info.
A few days ago, N2N Bodywear had their yearly Erotic Fashion Show at Micky’s in West Hollywood. Here, some of the hottest male underwear models showed off N2N underwear, loungewear, activewear and eroticwear.
The video just came out, and that’s quite lucky for all us unfortunate souls who are not blessed with an address in sunny California. For it is FILLED with gorgeous undies. 6 minutes and 42 seconds of one sexy pair of N2N underwear after another.
Seriously, sometimes I forget how many hot styles the Los Angeles-based men’s underwear brand has under its name. And they’re all represented in the video: Briefs, bikni briefs, sport briefs, singlets, jockstraps, boxers, trunks.
You MUST check out the video below.
Some of my favorite styles in the clip below include – naturally – the briefs, but I’m also strangely fascinated by those low-rise jammer-type runner pants. By the way, the runner pants range between $38 and $46 USD.
Also, if you’re a N2N fan, you should check out their current clearance sale where you can get selected styles for as little as $10 USD.
Go to www.n2nbodywear.com to shop and see more pictures.
But first, feast your eyes on the 2011 N2N fashion show video.