Archive for the ‘Jockstrap’ Category
One of the most challenging things about buying underwear is choosing the right size. For me, a 2xist or CK small fits just right, but if I wear something a little more adventurous, like Delio Dietz or Gregg Homme, I’ll choose a medium. When I am not familiar with a brand, however, picking a size can be a crapshoot — especially if I cannot return!
One of the newer brands to hit the market, Envy Mens Wear seeks to resolve that dilemma by collapsing five size choices (XS, S, M, L, XL) into three (S/M, M/L, L/XL). It’s a clever idea. In theory, the S/M would fit like a medium that tends to run a little small; the M/L would fit like a medium that tends to run a little large; and so forth. For guys like me who are often on the fence about sizing, the Envy size model removes the guesswork.
It’s a clever concept, but does it work in practice? I tried three styles, which I review below, to find out. The answer is yes and no. It works in the sense that I had no trouble picking a size — I did not have to think about whether to choose a small or a medium; I just picked the Envy small/medium. In practice, however, none of the three styles fit as I expected them to. S/M didn’t feel like a smallish medium. If felt like a medium, if not a larger medium.
One more thing about Envy Mens Wear: the company is a bit of an enigma. Its website, envymenswear.com, features an extensive catalog of almost 70 styles – ranging from understated to gaudy (check out the red sequin thong!) – but tells us nothing about the company. Further, the website does not provide basic information about (a) price or (b) the fabrications of its many styles. Instead, I relied on the packaging to learn about the company. It appears that the underwear is made in China and is imported by a company headquartered in the Miami Design District called The Next Adventure LLC. The company shares an address with a women’s lingerie boutique called Baci, and you can purchase Envy underwear on Baci’s website, which is how I learned the prices mentioned in my reviews. You can also purchase Envy underwear fro a number of Australian websites.
The styles under review
In terms of the three styles, I tried the Logo Elastic, Low-Rise Jock; the Black and White Microfiber Trunk; and the Logo Sport Trunk.
The Logo Elastic, Low-Rise Jock is made of a comfortable 95% cotton/5% spandex blend and features the brand name, ENVY, printed on the waistband. Of the three styles, the size problem was the most notable here. This jock felt like a medium or even a large. Is there anything particularly distinctive or exciting about them? Not really. The black straps provide a nice contrast to the white pouch and waistband; overall, however, it looked and felt like any “fashion jockstrap” that you can buy most places.
Logo Elastic, Low-Rise Jock
|Style and look?||Fashion jockstrap.|
|Suitable for?||Most environments where you might feel comfortable wearing a jockstrap – working out, hot date, underwear party, brunch.|
|Fit and quality?||The small/medium skewed toward the medium/large; the cotton/spandex blend was soft and comfortable.|
|Is the price right?||$24.99 is pretty consistent with the prices charged by competitors for similar styles.|
|Best thing about it?||The black straps give this otherwise non-descript fashion jockstrap a distinct look.|
|Buy it here||www.lingerieinc.com.au
Black and White Microfiber Trunk
The Black and White Microfiber Trunk was definitely the most notable selection. It features a unique 95% nylon/5% spandex blend that had a distinct pattern – almost Zebra-like – and a texture that was new to me. The S/M distinction was less pronounced here, likely due to the stretch of the microfiber material. The cut was a little different from what I am used to wearing, as well. The trunks sat low on my hips and sort of dipped in the back, which gave them a unique look. Although I didn’t particularly respond to the Black and White Microfiber Trunk, I give Envy credit for bringing something new to the table with this style.
|Style and look?||Low-rise trunk featuring a distinct black and white pattern.|
|Suitable for?||Any environment – the office, hanging out, dinner, the gym.|
|Fit and quality?||Comfortable fit with a unique dip in the back.|
|Is the price right?||$22.99 seems reasonable given the material and styling|
|Best thing about it?||The unique texture of the fabric.|
|Buy it here||www.lingerieinc.com.au
The Logo Sport Trunk
The Logo Sport Trunk features a “cute,” sporty look, which is well suited for a gay cruise. It is made of a 90% polyester/10% spandex blend that felt a bit like swimwear, and features branding that is supposed to resemble the logo of a sports team. I tried the blue trunks, which featured a Team ENVY shield printed in silver on the right thigh. (Each color features a different logo.) With respect to the fit, I thought that the Logo Sport Trunk was fairly comfortable. The trunk sat low on my hips and the front pouch gave me a little lift.
|Style and look?||Athletic-inspired trunks.|
|Suitable for?||You can wear these anywhere.|
|Fit and quality?||Low-rise trunk with a lift in the pouch.|
|Is the price right?||$22.99 is around the same price as similar athletic-inspired trunks.|
|Best thing about it?||The youthful spirit of the design.|
|Buy it here||www.lingerieinc.com.au
We would like to introduce you guys to a new skilled underwear photographer that we will be following in the future.
His name is Armando Adajar and he is a professional photographer based in San Diego, California. He has completed a specialized program in visual arts, digital photography and also studied fashion photography at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
His photography focuses on men’s fitness, men’s underwear, and men’s swimwear. Just recently, he teamed up with 15 local and international brands of underwear/swimwear which his models used during the shoot.
And we have pics from that shoot for you below!
We’ve long been fans of the Greek men’s underwear brand, Modus Vivendi.
With all this attention the brand is getting, we thought you guys would like to gaze your eyes on the latest set of photos released by the unique European underwear maker.
Modus Vivendi’s new campaign is called Dreamland. Igniting images of men, idols and heroes that fascinate and excite, Dreamland presents some of the world’s most coveted male characters, and invites you to become one of them.
The campaign starts with the Wild West which features the all new, denim inspired Denim Look briefs, boxers and jocks. They all feature a sexy lace up front with PVC fabric panels, metal eyelets and cords ending in metal aglets with each item having a different mixture of design details that make it really special.
We love N2N Bodywear!
We’ve featured them countless times here on GUB so we know that you all are well aware of this awesome American underwear super brand.
Last week the N2N guys released a new video featuring some behind-the-scenes action from one of their latest photo shoot which featured many of their current 2014 designs.
Of course we wouldn’t want you guys to miss that. So here it is in all its glory.
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.
Enjoy the pics, guys!
Mr. Ramirez is underwear photographer royalty here at GUB! As you will know if you check out our site regularly.
And if you like what you see below, you should check out the entire category we have dedicated to his work here on the site.
To celebrate the arrival of the weekend, we have gathered a bunch of his latest shots from a recent shoot in Madrid featuring the Greek God-like male underwear model, Christian Lopez.
We won’t bore you with more words but simply leave you with these pictures. Enjoy your weekend, guys!
PS. Go to www.andres-ramirez.com to find out more about this wonderful photographer.
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.
Every now and then you guys send us pics of yourselves in your underwear – and we are happy to share them with the world!
When we received this gem in our firstname.lastname@example.org inbox yesterday, we couldn’t wait to show it to you.
Meet “Cam” who, like us, is an avid fan of ES Collection underwear. And from the looks of things Cam is all about showing off so much skin that the nationwide British porn filter might block this blog post.
But we don’t complain, why wouldn’t you show off when you have a physique like Cam’s?
If you’re interested, Cam seems to be wearing the uN009 Modal Bottomless Brief from ES Collection, which retails at around $53 USD over at www.escollection.es.
We hope to be bringing you more pics from Cam soon!
Ahh, Greece – 12 points!
Modus Vivendi has just released the pictures from the new campaign called “Take a walk on the wild side”. The campaign features the new Safari Line which is comprised of luxurious leopard print viscose fabric briefs, long boxers, jockstraps, tank tops, shorts and the limited edition leopard printed linen shirt.
The whole line can be found here:
The dark-themed animalistic shoot was made by Dimitris Skoulos, a world class photographer whose work has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Elle and Close Up among many others.
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.