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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|
It’s been a while since we’ve had a look at some fresh new underwear brands. And just today an e-mail popped into our inbox letting us know about a new Scandinavian underwear brand, Alexander COBB®. Based out of Copenhagen, Denmark, this brand shares roots with interesting Danish men’s underwear makers, such as JBS – the brand that recently teamed up with soccer super star, Christiano Ronaldo, to form the very successful sub-brand, CR7.
Now, however, there’s new guy in town. So what is this Alexander COBB brand all about? (Feel free to skip to the video and pictures below).
The Alexander COBB® men’s underwear collection comes in a range of body hugging boxers and boy leg cuts in a wide range of colors and patterns. The European quality waist band of each pair features the Alexander COBB logo and is padded for added comfort. The undies seem luxurious and appropriate for wardrobes of every contemporary guy from boyish trendsetter to the more confident and sophisticated man.
In terms of fabric we are looking at a blend of cotton and elastin in a range contemporary cuts in a number of limited edition prints. Each Alexander COBB® garment carries the signature of the Scandinavian designer who is known for his award-winning style and patterns are the patterns are exclusive to his collection, so you will not find them anywhere else.
The symbol for Alexander COBB® is the Koi – Japanese for carp and homophone for affection or love. Koi represents love and friendship and is synonymous with different elements in the collection – color, symbols, style and cut.
The Alexander COBB® men’s underwear range includes slip ones, trunks, boxer shorts and boxer long, and comes in 4 sizes (S, M, L, and XL). Each pair is made with designer quality elastic band, 92 percent cotton, and 8 percent Lycra.
A pair of average Alexander COBB briefs (called “slip” on their website) will set you back approximately $21 USD. Check out the entire range over at webshop.alexandercobb.com.
Enjoy the video and pics, guys.
Jake Joseph has previously been named brief of the year by you guys, the followers of GUB. It truly is one of our all time favorite brands.
Now Jake is spearheading a fascinating initiative on Kickstarter.
His underwear products are retailing around 36 bucks. With your help, the company will be able to place a much larger order to bring you jj underwear at the best price. Depending on which reward you choose, a pair can be delivered to you from 14-21 dollars. The brand will also be able to introduce the ZenSho Collective.
Go help support this great Kickstarter project here.
We recently received a bunch of new photos featuring some of the underwear maker’s latest ranges – which as always carry their signature look of very little fabric.
The masuline model, DW Chase (photographer is Cedric Terrel) is actually an excellent choice for such skimpy underwear. He succeeds in making it look less scary to wear those tiny undies, which include styles such as a c-string, the lateral thong, the rift bikini, the kini and the invisible trunk.
Head over to www.petitq.net to see more and find a retailer near you.
Have a great weekend, guys!
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.