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More underwear movie news!
We’d like to share with you a new fashion film by Italian underwear and beachwear brand D.HEDRAL that launched a couple of weeks ago.
La Sirena, a love story shot by Daniel Jaems on the sandy beaches of Barbados, stars former Scottish international rugby player Thom Evans and Brazilian model Paolla Rahmeier exploring the fragility of love.
The film celebrates D.HEDRAL’s flagship store launch this month at 38 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London (previously the M.A.C Cosmetics store).
FYI, D.HEDRAL briefs typically start at around $53 USD, and you can check them out here:
Enjoy the pics and video.
Independent film director Rob Williams is as prolific a filmmaker as the Croota brand of men’s underwear is about releasing new ranges! And in his highly anticipated seventh film, “Out To Kill,” which recently wrapped filming in Tampa, FL, he prominently featured Croota underwear and swim wear on some Adonis-like model/actors.
And we’ve got the behind the scenes pics – see below!
The trio of characters that don Croota swim wear in this poolside scene are Lee Williams, Christopher John Cutillo and Nicolas Burgos.
“Out To Kill” is a gay murder mystery about a private investigator who wrangles himself into investigating the murder of one of his hot new neighbors when he moves into a beautiful Tampa loft complex. More information on the film and other Guest House Films productions can be found at www.guesthousefilms.com.
Croota’s featured low-cut swim wear includes its “Surfers Paradise” range in both dark purple and beige, and the hipster-cut “Austar,” which is available in khaki and white. Each range of swim trunks is made of 85% nylon and 15% spandex, which combine for a UPF 50, fade-resistant fabric. Each range retails for $24.50 USD, and all are available at www.croota.com.
Looking for a vintage Greek look for underwear drawer? Check out the new Twin line by Modus Vivendi.
As is the case with aussieBum, we have been long-time followers of Modus Vivendi, because they are the best at combining commercial underwear with authentic artistic and historic touches.
The new range – Twin – is an obvious example of this approach.
The new line of undies is influenced by plenty of new concepts and ideas, including black and white briefs and boxers with a special asymmetric cut which allows them to be combined with their “other half” to create a unique pair of underwear.
You will also find a restyle of one of the oldest forms of male underwear: the traditional Indian Langot, which Modus Vivendi has redesigned, creating a sexy loincloth of the finest fabric. Though artsy and distinctive, this range is relaxed, stylish and fiercely individual.
For reference, a Twin Mini Brief is $28.74 USD and you can check out the entire collection over at e-modusvivendi.com.
Enjoy the pics!
Modus Vivendi announces it’s most adventurous and dark line yet. And of course we bring you the goodies!
The new line, Thelear (a Greek word meaning something enticing that is offered to someone who hesitates) presents radical fashion inspired by gothic and underground imagery. All the items are black and made of the highest quality materials.
In addition to some restocked items, such as latex and leather briefs, boxers, jockstraps and shorts, you will find new T-shirts and hoodies, as well as some exciting (i.e. erotic) additions. This new line celebrates the underground, leather and latex culture and infuses symbols rarely used by other designers into popular male fashion.
We’re so excited about this!
This month a brand new all men’s underwear magazine, Men Underwear, was published for the first time. We flipped through it, and it’s so professionally done for a startup project.
The magazine intends to help you decide which brands to look at and follow. From the Essentials, available at any department stores, to the Most Unique available in early-adopters stores, and of course all the Trendiest brands of the season.
You will find underwear brands from anywhere here: North and South America, Asia, Europe and Australia. They are worn by a sexy underwear model trio: Jose, Andrew and Shayan and photographed by the amazing Jorge Freire.
In terms of brands you’ll see all your and our favorites, including 2(x)ist, aussieBum, Timoteo, ES Collection, PUMP! and many more. But also a number of up-and-coming brands have found their way into the magzine. We applaud that.
And it’s not just underwear, there’s a swim wear section in there, too. Click here to view the current issue of Men Underwear.
Here’s a taste of what to expect…
A few days ago, hundreds of people have stripped to their undies in Times Square in an attempt to set a new record for the largest number of people wearing only their precious underwear.
The event was held in honor of National Underwear Day (Aug. 5) and hosted by the excellent underwear store, FreshPair.com.
The goal was to get enough participants to break the previous Guinness World Record for “Largest Gathering Of People In Their Underwear” which is currently held by Salt Lake City (go figure) with 2,270 people.
Unfortunately, only 779 people turned up in Manhattan and thus the record remains in Salt Lake. We gotta give these guys points for the effort, though. And hopefully this is not the last time they attempt this.
Enjoy the pics.
It’s not porn, but it’s close: New ES Collection video introducing innovative SUNNY TATTOO swim wear
I actually had my doubts about posting this video since it is not until the 1:45 mark that the actual new swim wear style is introduced. But hey, if you like a little soft-core action, do look through the first bit, too. Remember, we’re not a porn site here at GUB (hopefully, the new Internet censors in the UK will agree!).
Anyway, once you get passed all the naked skin, there’s actually a pretty innovative dimension to this new swim range by ES Collection: SUNNY TATTOO. In fact, ES Collection has patented the Sunny Tattoo swimwear, which is made by Solar Tattoo, a transparent fabric that allows the sun’s rays pass through the garment and let cool shapes form on the skin.
Of course you should always take care not to overdue your tanning, but we do think this is quite a funny gimmick for beachaholics like ourselves.
Available as booth briefs and trunks, the Sunny Tattoo swim wear starts at $53 USD and you can get them over at www.escollection.es.
Enjoy the video.
Do you remember those Folgers Coffee commercials where they set up a hidden camera in a high-end restaurant and recorded diners’ reactions when they were told that the coffee they were enjoying was not the premium coffee they were expecting, but instead the discount brand, Folgers? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Gtb1kElRk). In other words, the diners were paying more for supposedly gourmet coffee that tasted the same as the instant coffee they could buy in the supermarket at a much lower price.
I had a Folgers experience in connection with trying two styles of briefs from Emporio Armani’s collection — the Jersey Mesh Stretch Cotton Brief (at $69, the gourmet coffee) and the Stretch Cotton Hip Brief (at $21, the Folgers coffee). Like the diners in the Folgers Coffee commercial, if someone switched my $69 Jersey Mesh Stretch Cotton Brief with my $21 Stretch Cotton Hip Brief, I’m not sure that I’d be able to tell the difference.
The two styles share many features in common. What I liked best about them was that they felt more mature than a lot of the other low-cut briefs. Both are made of good quality, smooth cotton blends: the Jersey Mesh Stretch Cotton Brief is made of 62% cotton, 26% nylon and 9% elastane; the Stretch Cotton Hip Brief is made of 56% cotton, 39% nylon and 5% elastane. Both are designed by Emporio Armani in Italy; both feature the Emporio Armani logo prominently on the waistband; both have flattering full-back coverage.
According to the descriptions online, both have contoured front pouches although the Jersey Mesh Stretch Cotton Brief has a contoured pouch with a “center support dart” while the Stretch Cotton Hip Brief has a “center support seam.” I’m not quite sure what is the difference, but the pouch on the Jersey Mesh Stretch Cotton Brief felt a little awkward and I needed to adjust a couple of times during the day.
The Jersey Mesh Stretch Cotton Brief features two distinct details: (1) two mesh panels on both sides of the front pouch that look sort of cool; and (2) an Emporio Armani waistband logo with a slightly rubberized texture. Although the side measurements are noted to be a half inch shorter on the Stretch Cotton Hip Brief (2-1/2″), I didn’t notice a difference until I read the descriptions on the internationaljock.com website.
On the whole, my impression of the Stretch Cotton Hip Brief was positive. It is mature, masculine and comfortable. While it is not my favorite style in my underwear drawer, I felt good wearing them to work and hanging out with friends, and I’d definitely wear them again. With respect to the Jersey Mesh Stretch Cotton Brief, the $69 price was the most remarkable thing about it. Although it was the most expensive brief that I’ve ever worn, I could not identify any unique feature that would justify such a high price and I didn’t enjoy wearing the Jersey Mesh Stretch Cotton Brief any more than the Stretch Cotton Hip Brief. For $69, I’d suggest buying three Stretch Cotton Hip Briefs for $63 and spending the remaining $6 on a big jar of Folgers Coffee.
|What||Stretch Cotton Hip Brief||Jersey Mesh Stretch Brief|
|Style and look?||Sophisticated and masculine, low-cut brief.||Same.|
|Suitable for?||Every day and for guys that enjoy wearing low-cut briefs with a more polished, mature look.||Same.|
|Fit and quality?||Fairly low-cut with full coverage in the back; good-quality cotton/synthetic blend.||Same, although the front pouch is a little awkward.|
|Is the price right?||$21 seems fair for a handsome brief produced by a high-end brand.||Nothing whatsoever justifies the $69 price.|
|Best thing about it?||Good quality, low-cut brief with a sophisticated, mature twist.||Same.|
|Buy it here||www.internationaljock.com||www.internationaljock.com|
Stretch Cotton Hip Brief
Jersey Mesh Stretch Brief
Wearing the Tulio Shotgun Mesh Bikini was the first time that I’ve ever felt that my underwear needed underwear. The pictures of the Tulio Shotgun Mesh Bikini on the internationaljock.com website are very clear — the mesh features a very open weave, kind of like a hammock, and the model is covering himself in the front — however, until I tried them on, I didn’t realize that the openings in the mesh would be so big that my scrotum would physically poke through the fabric.
Further, unless positioned just so (downwards), the head of my dick felt like it was half in the underwear and half out. After an initial adjustment period, though, I found the briefs to be rather comfortable, especially when worn under shorts, because on a hot, humid, Washington, DC summer day — the open-weave mesh enhanced the relief provided by a breeze or a well air-conditioned room.
The Tulio Shotgun Mesh Bikini briefs are made of a 48% viscose, 36% polyamide, 16% elastane blend that is soft and rather stretchy with a nice snap (hence, the name “shotgun”), and the mesh itself gives the briefs a distinct texture that I liked a lot. Although the styling is definitely unique, the fit is consistent with other Tulio collections: fairly low cut, with 4-inch side seams; full coverage in the back; and a very large, contoured pouch.
I still can’t tell if I love the way that they look in the front, but I think that the backside of the briefs is flattering. Tulio’s Shotgun collection also features a trunk and a thong made of the same open-weave mesh material.
Although the provocative and revealing mesh is undoubtedly the Shotgun Mesh Bikini’s most distinct attribute, what I liked best about wearing them was that they evoked a sense of playfulness. When I first put them on and checked myself out in the mirror, I laughed because the open-weave mesh was so over the top.
I wore them the other day in preparation for writing this review, just tooling around town on my bike and running errands, and every time I felt a breeze or entered an air conditioned shop, I smiled a little because because the cool air reminded that these R-rated bikini briefs were supporting me under my shorts.
Given the large front pouch, however, I avoided wearing them under loose-fitting workout shorts or anything similar. The Tulio Shotgun Mesh Bikini briefs are not going to be my every day, go-to underwear, but I’m glad that they’re in my underwear drawer when I’m in a good mood and ready to mix it up.
|Style and look?||Revealing, open-weave mesh bikini briefs.|
|Suitable for?||Special occasions (hot dates, underwear parties) but they can be worn around town or running errands.|
|Fit and quality?||Fairly low-cut with full coverage in the back; good quality microfiber blend.|
|Is the price right?||$24.00 is a fair price if you are particularly drawn to the brief, but a little high if you are just looking to experiment with a new material.|
|Best thing about it?||This unexpected addition to your underwear drawer is great when you want to mix things up from the routine.|
|Buy it here||www.internationaljock.com|
It’s friday and thus it’s time to gather some underwear inspiration for the weekend. And we found some high-end underwear photos that will suit that need just perfectly.
Photographer Andres Ramirez recently shared with us a set of photos from a photo shoot featuring male underwear model, Juan Jesus Ortiz, an attractive model of Madrid, Spain, 28, who obliviously was a perfect choice for this artsy shoot with his apparant virility and sensuality.
One thing is the model, another – and more importantly – is the featured undies, which ALL are on our favorite list, including Andrew Christian, Barcode Berlin, Modus Vivendi, Punto Blanko and Todd Sanfield.