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Today’s item is no exception. It’s an interview with one of their lead male underwear models, motorcycle enthusiast Kody Courdan.
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Now, back to the interview with Kody Corduan, the very sexy and tough guy with a killer face and body. This guy is more than just looks though – he’s got a thing for motorcycles and is making his own mark in the competitive world of Hollywood.
BASKIT: What is your age and where you are from?
KODY: I’m 25 years old and I am from just outside Kody, South Carolina. I moved to California about five years ago.
BASKIT: What do you do for a living (aside from modeling)? What did you want to be when you were a kid?
KODY: Besides the occasional model gig, I’m also an actor. I shot two movies last year, still in post-production. “Messina High” which is a modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The other film is called “Brothers Sinclair” In addition to the movies, I’ve been in shows such as Dexter, 90210 and Eleventh Hour. My first big role was as Joey Travolta in film called “Accidents.”
BASKIT: You have some body art - can you give us a description of it and what it means to you?
KODY: Sure, when I was 18 I got a dragon on a grim reaper’s sickle on my left arm. I also have one on the inside of my right arm – a tattoo my father and I got, and on my left tricep I got a family tattoo with my stepbrother. They all have very personal meaning to me.
BASKIT: What’s the best way to spend a day off? Extra hours at the gym? On the beach? Hiking?
KODY: Riding my motorcycle. I do enjoy hiking and surfing as well, but nothing compares to riding the asphalt at 100 mph.
BASKIT: Were you familiar with Baskit before the modeling opportunity?
KODY: I was not, but now that I am wearing them, I got to say that I love the fit. And the colors are great for me.
BASKIT: Is there something thing you aren’t doing that you wish you were? A sport/skill you were never good at or just haven’t gotten around to learning yet?
KODY: Nah, I’m very happy with my life and where I am. I’m grateful to have what I have and be who I am.
BASKIT: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
KODY: Figure out for yourself what is true, don’t blindly follow the world.
BASKIT: On a random Saturday, what are you likely to be wearing?
KODY: Ha, um.. Jeans and a tee with underwear!
BASKIT: If you had a week on a beach and could only take three things with you what would they be (aside from clothes and money)?
KODY: Books, surfboard and a pillow.
BASKIT: Any other interest tidbits or pieces of information you’d want to share with the readers? Something nobody knows about you?
KODY: I’m a part of the Sons of God motorcycle club. Check it out!
What is your favorite pair of underwear? We all have that special pair. Although I know we Gubbers love all our underwear.
On this journey through our underwear drawer in search of that perfect pair we are going to go into the underwear collection of an underwear store keeper. And not just any store, a store that was in the running for “specialist retailer of the year” at the Drapers Ecommerce Awards (the UK’s top fashion industry trade magazine).
This as a store that has become the UK’s largest on-line underwear retailer! Yes we are talking about Dead Good Undies owner, Adam Davies. A man so associated with underwear he’s earned the nick name the “Pants Monkey”.
A note for some of you outside the UK, “pants” is a slang reference to underwear like “skivvies” or “undies”. Adam runs DGU with his partner who happens to also be his wife.
Adam’s role at Dead Good Undies is that of buyer, customer services, management of day to day running for the website and he’s the techy computer guy; because as he puts it “I’m a nerd at heart”.
So how did Adam end up here, and what are his favorite pair of undies? Lets find out.
Guys Underwear Blog: Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk to us, Pants Monkey, LOL. Adam, you used to manage a wine bar and restaurant in Shrewsbury. What was that like?
Adam Davies: Hard work, very hard work but ultimately quite rewarding. I used to start at 8am and not finish until around 3am most nights with about an hour’s break.
Pay was bad (don’t forget there is no automatic tipping in the UK!) Hours were bad, BUT I wouldn’t have changed it for the world. I often look back at my time there and remember how much fun it all was. And to be honest in a way it trained me for the role I play today, as customer service is very much what we are all about. So my skill set transferred over well. Plus that’s where I met the now Mrs Deadgoodundies, so a big bonus.
GUB: Did you ever have any underwear party’s there? LOL
AD: No but one time when I was a wee lad, and not long started at the wine bar, they did try and convince me that there was a naturist group having a meeting in the function room and that all staff were expected to be naked as well. So they knew I was going to volunteer.
Luckily it was only when I woke up in the morning that I realised it was April 1st so I walked in and the other staff were rushing around in their underwear and I was like “yeah, yeah, yeah nice one..”!
GUB: Dang! Was hoping we were going to hear about you naked, lol. How did you make the transition from bar manager to the underwear business?
AD: Well bit of a long story so I’ll cut it as short as I can. I’ve always been interested in computers from a very early age. I had my first computer, a Commodore Vic-20 from the age of 5 and I’m now 38. And whilst working at the restaurant I created their website after spending many a sleepless night working out how to code in html.
This was in the very infancy of the web, and we are talking Mosaic browser on Amiga OS, so it was all new and exciting. Because I had a lot of connections with local business from their owners coming into the restaurant, I had lots of other companies asking me to design and maintain websites for them.
In the end I had so much work from that, which was much better paid than the restaurant, I had to jack in the restaurant work, sadly after 14 years of service, and open up my own web design agency.
One of my first clients was Triumph International, owners of HOM and Sloggi, where I created their websites or maintained their existing sites; depending on the brand. From there though I could see a market and so our first site www.justhom.com was born which just sold HOM underwear.
After a couple of years it was obvious that we were limiting ourselves in stocking just the one brand, plus if anything went wrong with all our eggs in one basket, we would be up a creek without a paddle, so we decided to launch www.deadgoodundies.com, offering a much wider variety of products and brands whilst protecting ourselves at the same time.
GUB: Ok, I didn’t understand all that computer mumbo jumbo, lol. But it sounds like you are a wise business man. Tell us, what is Dead Good Undies?
AD: Great, I can write some marketing bullocks here. Deadgoodundies is a vision, you could even say a movement for educating your average man about the benefits of good quality, good looking underwear……… Naaahhh I’m only joking . Plain and simple it’s in the name, we provide dead good undies, dead being UK/Scouse slang for really good. For example; “Did you see the Captain America film? It was dead good!”
GUB: So it’s not a sexy zombie site? What’s the best part of owning Dead Good Undies?
AD: I have to say the best part of owning Deadgoodundies is the interaction with our customers. You can be having a really bad day for one reason or another and then get an email or phone call from a customer praising the business and how well we’ve performed for them. Everything else just drifts away and is replaced with pride. You can’t beat it.
GUB: And it’s not just you working over there, tell us about your business partner?
AD: Ahhh, you are talking about Jane, the rock upon which Deadgoodundies was built. Not only is she my business partner but also my wife of 10 years. She really is amazing and we couldn’t have reached where we are today if it weren’t for her.
Jane’s main duties are controlling the finances, dealing with invoices from our suppliers, helping me with the buying and lots more that would take too long to list. But includes all the bits that I would be rubbish doing.
As well as being partner in Deadgoodundies, Jane is a very well-known journalist and fashion editor. In fact I just heard she is presenting an award at the Underlines magazine Stars Awards. Underlines being the UK’s leading underwear fashion industry magazine.
One of the many things that impressed me about her when we first knew each other was that I was sitting on the sofa one day and the phone rang. It was the film Director Oliver Stone calling her back as she was interviewing him and I was stunned!!! That’s THE Ollie Stone!
GUB: Wow, no wonder you married her. So how do you feel about your wife working around all those beautiful men you have on your website? LOL
AD: Heheheh, no I’m cool with it, in fact she helps with the shoots sometimes and adjusts the products on the model if there’s a crease showing. I’m more worried about what she thinks of me as part of my job means I need to keep an eye on various underwear forums which means we will be sitting on the sofa at home in the evening watching TV and I’ll be using the laptop. Over my shoulder she can see some bloke with his meat and two veg hanging out of his underwear!
GUB: Can I come work for you? LOL. Alright let’s get to what we all want to know, what are your favorite pair of underwear?
AD: There are so many to choose from and some are my favorites because they suit a particular purpose at the time. But if I was going to pick an all time favorite it would be the Obviously for Men basics low rise hipster in black [see below].
GUB: Nice! What makes this pair (style) so special to you?
AD: I like them simply because they are so comfortable. Seriously I’ve never come across anything else like it. The fabric is so soft but stretchy, the anatomical pouch keeps everything exactly where it should be without compressing. If there is one downside to them, though, it is that if I do a willy waggle dance whilst wearing them, Jane gives me a look that says “grow up”. AND don’t try and tell me you don’t know what the willy waggle dance is…. every man has done it as some time or another, I just happen to do it more often than others heheheh.
GUB: Has there been any occasion or moment that this pair of underwear really proved to be “lucky”?
AD: Well I guess if I was going to have a lucky pair then it would have been my HOM Plume thong which is what I wore when I asked Jane to marry me. We were on holiday in Barbados and it was hot! Couldn’t get luckier than that!
GUB: How long have you had this pair?
AD: Eleven years and still as good as new.
GUB: If I wanted to buy your favorite underwear right off of you right now how much would I have to pay?
AD: You couldn’t, I wouldn’t sell them.
GUB: Then give me another one of your thongs! What kind of underwear does your wife like you to wear?
AD: Close fitting microfibre boxer briefs. Or rather they are the only ones she doesn’t raise an eyebrow at when I put my underwear on in the morning. She always complains I have more exciting fabrics and colors in my undies drawer than she has in hers these days.
GUB That’s a good sign for men these days! How many pairs of underwear do you own?
AD: About 20. You might expect an underwear retailer to own more but I rotate quite often with old ones, apart from a select few, so new ones go in and the old ones get laundered and taken to the textile recycling centre.
GUB: Ummm… Can I have them, lol. Just kidding. When you’re shopping for underwear what do you look for?
AD: Comfort is always a main consideration for me. Because I’ve gone from what used to be a very physically active job to essentially a desk job where I’m sitting down most of the day, my bum needs to be well looked after. So I could be wearing the weirdest looking underwear but as long as it’s comfortable then that’s fine by me.
GUB: What was the last pair you purchased?
AD: Wow!!! Ok, we are going back a long way here now, because of my job we get sent samples from the brands for wash and wear tests so I haven’t actually bought underwear since 2003. If I was going to guess what it would have been, just some cheap boxer briefs from somewhere like Top Man, a UK high street chain. But pre-2003 was “the time before underwear enlightenment” as I wouldn’t have known any better.
GUB: If there were anything you could change about the underwear industry, what would it be?
AD: Standardized sizing across brands…… everyone wants it. It’s such a pain when you get one brand where a size M is around 32” and then another brand it is 34” but they both call it a medium. As a retailer we of course put size guides up specific to the brand but not everyone reads them so it can cause a problem.
GUB: I understand that. As a reviewer it can be hard to describe a pair of underwear when every brand has a different name for that style. I always have to say “actually it’s a square cut” or “a brief”. Now that you and I are such good friends do I get a discount? Lol
AD: I’m sure we can work something out.
GUB: Thank you Adam.
Now, I know we all need to head to deadgoodundies.com and see what they are all about.
I will tell you this, one great thing about this site is not only do they sell underwear, they also have models come in and do photo shoots just for their store. That’s dedication to the trade.
Plus, if you like looking at men in underwear they have some amazing pictures! You might want to check out the Doreanse brand they carry. I hadn’t heard of it before but their products look really hot and the prices are great.
And on a side note I would like to thank Adam and Deadgoodundies for the support they are giving to the GUB Grind. More information on that to come. Have a great day Gubbers, and thanks for reading!
Apparently, Baskit had joined forces with social networking site Connexion.org to find the perfect ambassadors for their new image campaign that launched this month.
Over 200 Connexion members submitted pictures for consideration and members of the social networking site selected the two finalists through a series of eight rounds of voting, casting over 30,000 votes in an eight week period.
Hailing from the Nation’s Capital, meet Tim Baird, an all-American guy who proved he is more than just a pretty face and a super fit body. We mean, just look at his photos (below)!
The Baskit team was kind enough to share with us an interview with the brand’s newest face for a special look into his life and what he fills his baskit with….
See the interview below the pics.
Baskit What’s your age and where you are from, Tim?
Tim I’m 27 and right now I live and work in DC. I grew up in Cohasset, Massachusetts, a small town just south of Boston.
Baskit What do you do for a living (aside from modeling)? What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Tim I work full-time for a healthcare non-profit, but as a little kid I always wanted to be a professional soccer player.
Baskit What’s the best way to spend your day off? Extra hours at the gym? On the beach? Hiking?
Tim If I had a totally free day, which never happens, I’d sleep in, then with a little motivation I’d get to the gym and spend the rest of my afternoon by the pool or beach with some friends, music, food and drinks.
Baskit Were you familiar with Baskit before the model search and what drew you to it?
Tim Totally. I have a few pairs and modeled for a Baskit underwear show in DC. It’s sexy, great fitting underwear so entering the contest just made sense for me.
Baskit Is there something you aren’t doing that you wish you were? A sport/skill you were never good at or just haven’t gotten around to learning yet?
Tim I really want to learn how to surf. I need to get my ass to a beach where I can practice!
Baskit What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Tim Never take anything too seriously, including yourself!
Baskit On a random Saturday, what are you wearing?
Tim Shorts, a tank or v-neck and flip-flops. I’ll probably have some kind of necklace on, aviators if I haven’t lost them and Baskit’s, of course.
Baskit If you had a week on a beach and could only take three things with you what would they be (aside from clothes and money?)
Tim Tough question. Definitely music, a volleyball and a surfboard so I can finally pickup surfing!
Baskit Got any other interest tid-bits or pieces of information you’d want to share? Maybe something nobody knows about you?
Tim I speak Spanish, bummed around South America for a year, and have cut my own hair since I was 17.
Every man has his favorite pair of underwear, or at least type. The underwear you wear on special occasions for luck or just when you need to have that extra boost in morale or comfort.
That’s what this NEW segment on the Guys Underwear Blog is all about. We want to know which pair of underwear men have that special attachment to. For our very first interview I found the most beautiful man in the world! Ok, that may be a title that’s too subjective to hand out but I am giving it to Adam.
Adam Coussins is a professional model from Derby, England, now living in Nottingham. Adam looks like he was built to live solely in underwear. He’s one of them guys who is so beautiful that I just want to punch him in the face!
Of course, after talking to Adam I came to the conclusion he was way to nice of a man for me to do that to, plus he could probably kick my butt.
Funny thing is that he was so nice I began to doubt I was talking to the man in the pictures so I made him send me pictures holding a piece of paper that said “I love the GUB” on it to prove he was Adam Coussins, and being the exceedingly nice man that he is he sent pictures with no complaints.
So, then I felt like a complete ass! But I also found that Adam is a man that goes far beyond the pretty face and perfect body, he is a genuinely nice man who‘s aspirations are to work hard so that his family can be secure and happy with no worries and to do his part to help in curing diseases to make the world a better place.
So let’s find out what this “Mr.Perfect” has to say about his underwear. See lots of pictures Mr. Coussins in between the questions below!
Guys Underwear Blog: Adam, did you know that I think you’re the most beautiful man in the world?
Adam Coussins: Wow, that’s an amazing comment and I thank you for that. The world is a big place, I won’t let that comment go to my head at all. I don’t think I am, though, and never will (laughs). But thank you so much for your kind words.
GUB: So, how many underwear shoots have you done?
AC: I have worked for many brands. And as far as shoots I guess I’ve lost count (laughs). A few of the brands would be Unico, Sloggi, HOM, Jockey, Bruno, Banani and many more.
GUB: Well, you’ve done an amazing job. What was it that got you into modeling?
AC: Well I was spotted on Facebook by an agent that saw my holiday pictures and got me some gigs then it just snowballed from there. Its been a crazy few years and hasn’t stopped. It doesn’t seem real at times.
GUB: You know, I was discovered as an underwear writer on Facebook as well. So what was your first modeling job?
AC: I basically had to pose in trunks to show off my muscles and I was oiled up etc. The pictures came out nice and got me more jobs.
GUB: Do you ever get nervous or uncomfortable posing with little to no clothes?
AC: At times I do a little but mostly no. At the start of the journey I’d say yes for sure, but I’m comfortable now and enjoy it more.
GUB: So you’re an exhibitionist now (laughs), just kidding. So what do your family and friends think of your more “erotic” photos?
AC: Some think it’s cool and funny but I don’t really shout out about it at all. I’m doing well so I think they must see that and think “fair play to him“.
GUB: Well, I’m glad you’ve made this career move. As a straight man how do you feel about all your adoring gay fans?
AC: I don’t mind at all, you’re nothing without your fans and some people forget that at times. I’ve met many fans. gay, straight or even if they were an Alien, it makes no difference to me, its 2011 and the world’s changing, and we all need to be whatever we want to be.
GUB: Nice analogy (laughs). So, let’s get to the point, what is your favorite pair of underwear?
AC: I don’t have a specific pair, but at the moment I’m all over the Mundo Unico, I just like the brand I think they’re awesome, I really do. They’re so comfy and an awesome fit. And they come in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors. They should definitely be seen a lot more. But I am a boxers man myself, though.
GUB: Boxers? I’m crushed! (Laughs). Let’s stick to the Unico’s, do you have a large underwear collection?
AC: I own many pairs of underwear. Some given to me from shoots or my own. I collect them and keep them as memories of shoots. I have quite a few skimpy ones that I won’t use, but like I say, I keep them as mementos.
GUB: I think you should give me one as a memento of this interview (laughs). Has there been any occasion or moment that a pair of underwear really proved to be “lucky”?
AC: I have some Under Armour sports under shorts that I wear a lot and they make me win football games (laughs). They’re a tight fit and awesome to wear, I feel like a machine (laughs).
GUB: I love Under Armour! How long have you had this pair of “Luck Under Armour“?
AC: Three years I think. They’ve been very good to me, they have seen many many goals.
GUB: So if I wanted to buy those underwear off you right now how much would I have to pay?
AC: 50 pounds. That’s the figure I’ve gotten before and the one I like (Smirks). But you’re welcome to make me an offer. I would never turn down one million (laughs).
GUB: Ok, do you take credit card? (Laughs) You may be getting a lot of offers now, Adam. So, how many pairs of underwear do you own?
AC: 15 pairs I think.
GUB: We need to get you more! When you’re shopping for underwear what do you look for?
AC: Mainly the fit and comfort. Price is sometimes an issue, but I guess most people get used to a certain brand. I don’t get mine too skimpy, I have them tight but not too short.
GUB: What were the last pair you purchased?
AC: They were from deadgoodundies.com, I work for them so I get a fair price. The people that work there are great and it’s a pleasure to work for them plus I get a decent deal on underwear. They’ve been good to me.
GUB: If there were anything you could change about the underwear industry, what would it be?
AC: Well, I would like to make my own brand if possible but its a gamble whether it would sell. And also maybe an online shop. I think the industry is good but I have ideas how to make it greater. I think it can be a pain for some people to buy underwear and sometimes maybe embarrassing. But lets face it its an important part of clothing (Smiles).
GUB: I would definitely buy underwear from you! If you do get your own brand I want the exclusive on it. Being such an ambitious guy where do you see yourself in ten years?
AC: Hopefully a business man looking after my family and friends and living good. People seem to like me so hopefully they’ll see more of me. I’m flattered that I’m liked and hope to be around for a long long time. I want to die a legend if possible.
GUB: Sweet! One last thing, will you marry me?
AC: (Laughs) I think my girlfriend would have something to say about that. You’re very nice to ask, though, and I’m sure you would make a great husband (laughs). If you’re a good cook and cleaner that would be a bonus.
GUB: (Laughs) Thank you Adam it really has been a pleasure meeting you.
AC: Thank you so much for the interview, it means a great deal to me and I thank everyone that reads it.