Archive for the ‘Croota’ Category
Croota‘s underwear comes with an expiration date “BEST BEFORE: marriage”. Sorry married guys I guess you’ll have to find a different pair.
Of course this philosophy is set to show that these undergarments have a fun unbridled and uncommitted attitude which really sets free that exuberant single man even in married guys.
Croota has made it their aim to make underwear fun and to help men get away from the boring old undies of the past. We have looked at two examples up close recently and now our third is probably the most unique; the Croota Cats Light Trunk.
This trunk looks like a very small pair of running shorts and not much like underwear at all, it even has pockets. I love underwear with pockets.
The trunk fits like a small pair of shorts, a little loose yet there is some elastane in the polyester to give it a snug quality as well.
The trunk is made with a fairly flat look in that there isn’t a pouch nor any dimension to the back it’s just two flat pieces of material sewn together. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing “flat” as in boring about this trunk.
The flat quality allows your body to press out and shape the underwear. The black is trimmed with gold and the white is trimmed in red making the trunk really pop.
The area in between the legs connecting front and back is made with a sheer mesh stretch material really allowing your lower region to breathe. And the elastic waist band is super soft and almost hidden behind the outer material. The band sticks up just a millimeter or two giving the look that you are wearing a pair of white undies beneath these shorts.
The brand “Croota” is written across the upper left back in a colorful mosaic type style reminiscent of 90’s pop art. This is a very unique and fun pair of underwear.
I was infatuated with this hipster from the time I saw it on Croota’s website. When it arrived I was pretty excited to try it out. At first I was a little disappointed by its flat front since I am a big fan of support and pouches. But honestly after wearing it I never noticed much of a difference from underwear with a pouched front.
I wore the hipster for a long full day and never felt like I had to adjust myself or that I was unsupported down there – it was really very comfortable. Putting on the underwear it did look like I was going to wear a very skimpy pair of running shorts and almost was like I had shorts on under my pants, although it didn’t feel that way once I was dressed.
And even though I never used the pockets I love the fact that they’re there just in case and it makes the shorts perfect for an adventurous day out when I feel brave enough to show them off.
The mesh part in between the legs is not only cooling to your groin area it’s also pretty fun. It shows just a hint of the base of your butt crack and the bottom of your scrotum as it act’s like a little hidden window to what’s inside.
After washing the hipster, which it handled well, I wore them again and once more they were a lot of fun to have on! They are a great pair of underwear for any man and an amazing pair of shorts for guys who dare to flaunt what they have going on!
Way to go Croota!
|Style and look?||The style and look are very original and very sexy in an athletic manly way which is just yummy. The material is 94% polyester and 6% elastane so it has a nice shimmer drawing attention to your form while being flexible enough to mold to your body. It’s unique and really gets attention.|
|Suitable for?||Casual wear, lounging around the house and maybe even at the park. It’s comfortable enough to wear all day anywhere. It is great for hot summer days in the outdoors and underwear parties, since it has a pocket to hold your stuff. Great overall for any occasion.|
|Fit and quality?||The quality is great, after several washes and wears it still looks new and is ready to go again. The fit is also good, it’s not too tight nor is it too lose. And even though it is pouchless you have the room and support you need from your undies.|
|Is the price right?||You can buy it from Croota for $19.50 and free shipping. That is a great deal, I love free shipping it‘s hard enough for my head to add the regular prices together much less thinking about shipping prices to add in. I would honestly have expected this pair to go for higher so it is a terrific deal.|
|Best thing about it?||The look. I love the athletic angle it conveys and the fact that it can double as regular shorts. Well not quite “regular” but passable as outer wear. I love original underwear concepts and Croota did it with this one.|
|Overall grade||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Croota scores a four star rating with the Cats Light Hipster! It is definitely a pair that you will want to ad to your collection and show off to your friends, loves and fellow underwear lovers. Thank you for the Hipster Croota!
|Buy it here||www.croota.us|
‘SAVE THE AS5’ is Crootas campaign specifically aimed to increase men’s motivation to wear saucy underwear. And they definitely have done that with the Blue Tang Hipster.
I like how its not referred to as a trunk, a brief nor a boxer but a “hipster”. I think we may have a new category of underwear here.
And that’s a perfect name for it because it rides low on your hips and really draws all the attention to that area. The style and sauciness of this pair of underwear will without doubt make you a focal point of attention.
I love the denim-like coloring and look and the fact that Croota has used polyester in its cotton/spandex blend, which you do not see very often, to give the hipster a sheen gloss that really highlights your man curves.
The “U” pouch design in front brings your man parts to full attention and doesn’t leave any doubt that they are there.
I like the lighter blue star pattern and Croota name on the waist band as it makes it a little more subtle since most of the eyes attention is on the red trim around the groin and lower butt, and the big Croota lettering on the back. However, it gives the hipster a neon cowboy type glamour.
This undergarment is very fun, manly and sexy, a great addition to any underwear collection.
I received the hipster and was impressed from the start by the quality look and feel of the fabric and construction. I wore the underwear for a full day of work and just running around and it met the challenges I put it through.
I even wore it to the gym and to my yoga class and it gave me the support I needed on those occasions. The only issue I had was that there wasn’t a lot of room in the pouch area and I seemed to need to adjust myself so as to fit properly.
I am a guy who like to arrange himself in an upward position and the waistband is pretty much right above the pubic area so there is not a lot of room for you to go.
However, if you are a guy who enjoys laying yourself down over your testicles, this may not be an issue. In any case it really was not that bad and I think it was worth it for the hot style and look this hipster brings you.
The quality on this garment is terrific as well. I machine-washed and dried it and it came out as good as new. Even after several wears and washings it maintained its shape, quality brightness of color and shimmering sauciness.
I love my hipster and would definitely buy another one.
|Style and look?||The style of this Hipster is extraordinary! It has an almost denim-type color and appearance which gives it a fun cool suave attitude and the low cut really make it sexy. The red stitching accents the underwear in the right spots really drawing attention to the lower curvature of your physique.
And the light lettering and stars in the waist band give it a subtle pizzazz, yet still containing a brand quality statement. And finally the large Croota lettering across the butt shout out the standpoint of fun, sex appeal and freedom Croota is making.
|Suitable for?||Showing off anywhere. This underwear is good for any occasion and everyday wear, however it definitely is a pair that you will want to be seen in. Great for underwear nights and parties and for showing your fun sexy side on a date. When it comes to extended wear or long days the underwear can be a little snug due to it’s low waistband so there’s not much room to “expand” upward.|
|Fit and quality?||The excellence of this garment is well-stated and the stitching and overall composition are done with a quality that will last. It is a close-fitting undergarment. It is designed to hug your hips and lower regions very snuggly. The material is very comfortable 85% cotton, 10% polyester, and 5% spandex. The front pouch is made in a “U” shape fashion although not real spacious and with the low waistband there is not a lot of room for your manhood to grow.|
|Is the price right?||At Croota‘s website it runs $18.90 with free shipping which is great! I would expect to pay $20 to $30 for a pair of underwear like this, plus shipping. I love free shipping! I recently dealt with a horrible online store where shipping was almost 50%! Now this is a real deal from Croota.|
|Best thing about it?||It looks amazing! The 10% polyester adds a shimmer to the denim look and really highlights the silhouette of your body. The red outline contrasts beautifully with the blue and the stars in the waistband give it a Hollywood kind of glamor. This is definitely a pair of underwear you will want to show off.|
|Overall grade||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Croota has created a winner here and I think they accomplished their mission in giving men a choice of underwear that is fun and more flattering than a loose baggy boxer. This hipster has a manly style that can readily be embraced by the guys who don’t normally go for a hipper kind of underwear. I am certain they will help several men welcome style into their pants and underwear drawers with this Blue Tang Hipster!
|Buy it here||www.croota.com|
First off, today our thoughts are with the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami… We hope for the best. -Jay
Hello underwear enthusiasts!
Today all I have to say is “Go Croota or Go Home!” The underwear designed in Australia has come to America. Croota is working at getting men away from saggy, boring ugly underwear and into fun more form fitting skivvies.
Today we are going to look at the Croota Surfers Paradise Bikini Brief.
The brief takes the classic look of men’s underwear and really makes it fun. The waist is lower than a standard brief and the elastic waist band is a little wider at 2 inches.
And the brand name Croota appears once on the band centered in the front with “Surfers Paradise” written in smaller lettering following it to the left.
I love this as I think it adds an element of precision to the design and looks great since sometime the waist band is all people see of your underwear.
And the best thing about the waist band, NO TAGS! The material and care information are printed on the inside of the back, I love this concept.
The color combination is awesome, being navy with a blue/lime strips through the waist band trimmed in white, or grayish blue with a red/light blue strips through the waist band and trimmed again in white.
The look definitely gives you some exuberance. The front has an adequate pouch not too big nor too small big just right and although it has the trim of a fly front it doesn’t have one. I never use the fly anyway myself.
And on the front right hip there are three small paleographic type drawings of guys carrying surf boards over their heads. I love how it’s subtly placed to front side.
The back is like the front, neither too big nor too small but fits great. Also on the back is a small drawing of a surfer, some waves, another guy surfing, and a signature like lettering of Croota.
And around this in small fonts it has written in the creed “One’s persistence must not subside until his deed is complete or until his final breathe has exited the physical body. Then, and only then, is he entitled to the designation.”
At first I thought this was a temporary sticker-like thing on the brief, but it’s part of the design. I don’t know if I like it or not since it’s too hard to read unless very close up, of course maybe you want people putting their face up to your butt to read your underwear.
The overall look and quality of this brief is terrific.
I wore the Surfers Paradise for a nice long full day of activity, washed it and wore it again.
It is a very comfortable brief, I never had any issue with chaffing, riding, bulging, nor with it losing its shape and getting stretched out. I felt supported and kept in place as well, even when I was at the gym working out.
The brief washed well, too, even after several washings it kept its color as if new and the drawings and writing on the hip and back never peeled nor faded.
This is a very fun and cool looking brief, it unquestionably carries the spirit of a Surfer Dude without being a bulgy baggy boxer. It also works for skaters!
|Style and look?||The material is 95% cotton and 5% spandex and a great blend for underwear so as to keep the shape all day long while maintaining breath ability and comfort. The brief looks great and has a fun sleek style that gives any man in it an active adventurous quality while also adding a touch of sex appeal.|
|Suitable for?||Everything. It works as everyday underwear in that it is comfortable and supportive. The pouch keeps you in place even through activity so you can wear it for athletic purpose. And it looks great so you could wear it to show off on a date night or even underwear parties.|
|Fit and quality?||The brief fit me perfectly and like all good underwear I didn’t even know it was there plus I didn’t need to spend half the day adjusting myself. The quality is wonderful, this is a pair of underwear you will have in your collection a long time.|
|Is the price right?||The cost for this brief is $18.50 and with free shipping this is a GREAT deal for the quality of the garment you’re receiving. I have seen similar stylish briefs go for prices in the thirties.|
|Best thing about it?||It’s fun and a pair of underwear you can get use out of. And I have to say the wide elastic waist band with the brand name front and center really draw attention to it’s personality. And there’s no tag! So the back doesn’t itch.|
|Overall grade||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Over all this is a great pair of underwear every man could use in his collection. It says cool and that you’re a guy with a personality who is fun to be around. It’s comfortable and supportive and fulfills everything you want underwear to fulfill. It’s definitely a brief you’ll want!
|Buy it here||www.croota.us|
Who’s Valdamar? I’m Braxton! Braxton was my “pen name” for a while since I had been writing for another blog under Valdamar.
However, I’ve decided it’s time to drop the facade and be who I am; Valdamar. So hopefully none of you guys are too confused, I would be but it doesn’t take much to confuse me. Well that out of the way we have a great week’s worth of stories to share, even one with a cat who’s an underwear fan!
UPDATE: Naked Cowboy
Last week it was reported that the Naked Cowboy was suing the Bold and the Beautiful for stealing his character. Well, no new news on that yet, however, I did find out he has sued before.
Once there was a “Naked Cowgirl” who apparently liked to flip the bird as her character, so our Cowboy sued her because that would look negatively on his character the Cowboy. And he has even sued the Mars Company for having one of their M&M’s dressed in his likeness.
I also found out he makes an estimated $5,000 an hour in addition to all the marketing around this persona of his. He is big time, folks. Robert Burck (the Naked Cowboy) does all he can to protect his character, trademark and image. So you’ve been warned, do not wear a white hat underwear and boots!
National Underwear Day in Brazil… Or not?
During February Brazil has it’s national underwear day. This is the day when Brazil’s underwear models and undie lovers strut through the streets only in underwear. However, February is about to end and it hasn’t happened! It’s not on the calendar nor is it in anyone’s plans. What the heck happened, Brazil?!
Underwear sledding in Germany
17,000 spectators showed up to watch 26 men and women, even a 70 year old man, compete in an all underwear toboggan race in Germany. The winner took home 1,000 euros. I would have taken this champ home!
Nixon Caught in Underwear
No not president Nixon. In the land of Underwear, Australia, Ricky Nixon, AFL (Australia Football League, Australian rules rugby) player – now manager – has been caught in his underwear. A 17 year old girl turned in a video showing the two together, Nixon in his underwear, and claimed he had an inappropriate relationship with her. He denied this strongly, however, later admitted only to “inappropriate dealings” with the teen. Oh that’s much better.
New Undies Every 20 Minutes
Mike Cvik, 6’9” NHL official (referee), packs plenty of underwear when he travels. Now the 48 year old isn’t afraid of having accidents as he changes his underwear inbetween each period. He says working on ice you need to stay dry and fresh so at the start of every period he has on fresh sparkling clean undies, now at the end of the period I don’t know. If Cvik’s underwear collection is anything like mine he can afford to change skivvies every 20 minutes and have plenty of clean under pants to spare.
Flash Underwear for Free Tickets
Some rethinking is being done to attract people to the Edinburgh Fil Festival in Scotland. One idea being considered is to give free tickets to people who flash their underwear at the ticket booth. Now it wouldn’t be any underwear it would be special “branded” underwear. I don’t know if they would be made special for the festival of if it would be a sponsoring brand. Hmmm maybe BawBags? Awesome undies with a great slogan “May Contain Nuts”!
Croota Comes to America
Exquisite Imports out of Alexandria Virginia has announced that they have become an official importer of Croota, an Australian underwear brand focusing on fun cuts, colors and comfort. The undies will run about $18.50 a pair and bundles of 3 for $50. We will have some reviews of Croota underwear out soon, and check out our earlier posting on the company.
Week in Underwear Crime:
Underwear Cat Burglar
We often hear of people who steal underwear from other people. And in some weird way we can kind of understand, as awful as it is. However in one California neighborhood people have been missing underwear from their clothes line for some time now. The culprit was finally caught… it was a CAT! Dusty the klepto cat has stolen over 600 items over the past three years. In addition to underwear he’s stolen shoes, towels and toys. Reports indicate he is not remorseful and has no intention of stopping.
A 23 year old man in El Cajon, California, was arrested after jumping off a trolley, where he reportedly had licked several women’s hand bags, and ran around a Toyota dealership in just his underwear. He was apparently under the influence of drugs. The severity of this I can’t determine until I get a picture.
Not Just For Smuggling Budgies Anymore
The term “Budgie Smugglers” has become famous for men’s bikini swimwear but a man in New Zealand used his underwear to smuggle geckos and skinks! I’d like to see that Geico commercial. Animal trafficking has become, and has been, a big problem. One guy in Thailand was caught at the airport with three large suitcases containing 143 different turtles and tortoises! What the heck! I am always fascinated, yet somewhat ashamed, of what men are willing to smuggle in their underwear.
PICTURE OF THE WEEK:
This week our picture takes the prize for no reason other than WOW! In my writing I come across hundreds of underwear pictures a day it seems like. Most of them are hot, yet seem to contain the exact same guy cut out of the mold over and over again.
But once in a while I see a picture that stands out and I can not take my eyes off of, and that happened when I saw this. And sorry, but I know nothing about the picture. If you know who this is or why it was taken please share. Suddenly I have the urge to wear my white CK’s.
The guys over at Croota.us sent us so many great pics featuring their latest collections that we had to split them up into two posts.
If you missed the first batch, and if you want to know about what Croota underwear for men is all about, don’t forget to check out the introductory post.
In this set of photos you can get a first hand impression of Croota’s design philosophy when it comes to cuts like trunks, thongs, and briefs.
Once you’ve finished drooling over the photos below, head over to www.croota.us and get those handy value bundles!
As Braxton pointed out in his weekly review there can little doubt that Australia is the fashion epicenter within the world of men’s underwear.
How the land down under manages to foster one hot new high-end brand after another is beyond me. It must be something in the water…
Today I want to direct your attention to Croota. This is no newcomer, though. Actually, this brand has existed since 2007, which makes it a dinosaur in men’s underwear years.
True to its Australian origin, Croota is all about unique underwear designs with an emphasis on creativity, cut and color.
With Croota, one of the advantages of having been around for 4 years is the wide spectrum of styles that they offer. You can really mix up your underwear choices depending on your mood, maybe a hipster or bikini brief during the day, a thong or jockstrap for going out and a trunk for lounging around the house when you get home.
As you would expect from an Australian brand, Croota also designs and sells swimwear, hats and tank tops.
Its US-based retailer, Croota.us, is based in Alexandria, Virginia.
As most men’s underwear customers have grown accustomed to, Croota.us offers free shipping worldwide on any order and all products are the same price as Croota Ltd in Australia.
I also like the fact that Croota offers a bunch of bundle packages so that you can get 3 different pairs of underwear and save some of your hard-earned dollars.
A typical pair of Croota briefs will set you back a reasonable $18.50 and bundles of three pairs are around $50.
Check back in tomorrow when we post a another bunch of pictures of guys wearing Croota underwear and swimwear.
Go to www.croota.us for the entire Croota collection.