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A few weeks ago I brought you some pics of the upcoming range by Papi called “United”.
The Papi United range is the featured collection for Hispanic Heritage month. The range includes a number trunk styles, color-blocked in the flag colors of Latin countries.
Did you know that the U.S has the world’s fifth-largest Spanish-speaking population, after Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Columbia?
And did you know that Argentina and Spain are among the most progressive countries when it comes to gay rights? Both countries have legalized same-sex marriages, giving gay couples the same marital rights as heterosexuals, including adoption and inheritance rights.
That’s something to celebrate.
Whenever underwear brands, and clothing brands in general, use their products to raise awareness about a certain issue or cause, we all gotta do what we can to help out.
With that said, let’s take a look at the Papi United Trunk.
|Style and look||The Papi United trunk is a classic trunk cut with legs ending on the upper thighs. Classic is also a proper description of the overall look. The 1,5 inch wide waistband and double layered standard-sized pouch won’t raise any eyebrows.
In fact this is a good thing. Every man should own a pair of nice-quality, classic-cut underwear for purposes when profile-enhancing or other creative underwear cuts just aren’t appropriate.
Still, this trunk is available in an array of festive Hispanic colors so don’t worry about looking boring. Finally, the thick rubber Papi logo stitched to the front of the waistband does give this trunk a hint of class.
|Suitable for?||The trunk is made from 90 % Polyester and 10 % Spandex, which is a fabric composition similar to those used for many swim briefs. That makes this trunk highly breathable and ideal for sports purposes like running or going to the gym. The fabric feels incredibly soft and light-weight and I had no problem wearing it for work an entire day.|
|Fit and quality?||The fit was just fine, especially due to the amazing stretch capabilities of the Polyester/Spandex mix. I wore a size M for a size 32/33 inch waist. No need to size up or down. I’ve washed the trunk a few times now and it retains its color, size, and fit perfectly. This is rarely an issue with these types of fabrics.|
|Is the price right?||The Papi United Trunk is US $20. It’s on par with other Papi ranges where trunks normally are between $18 and $20. Judging from the production quality, though, this trunk can easily compete with trunks in the $25-30 category. Conclusion: Good value for money.|
|Best thing about it?||There’s something about this fabric composition that really works. If you’re not a complete cotton junkie you should come to like this trunk. Who doesn’t want underwear that’s breathable and built to resist shrinkage and color fading?|
|Overall grade||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
The Papi United Trunk has been a pleasant acquaintance. A safe and classic cut trunk made from great fabrics that pays tribute to the Hispanic communities all over the world. What’s not to like?
|Buy it here||http://papiinc.com|
And the Papi guys has gone crazy with flag underwear this time – a trend we’ve seen blossom this spring and summer.
This new Papi collection is the brand’s own contribution to Hispanic Heritage month.
What a contribution :)
I really like how some underwear manufacturers use the opportunity to video tape their photo shoots. The underwear models are posing like crazy for a million different photos so why not capture them on video and post it on Youtube for the world to see?
Besides the general hotness of the male underwear models, which in itself is appealing to many, the videos offer a great opportunity for us regular guys to get a live impression of how a specific brand or style looks in real life as opposed to the Photoshopped versions we see in all the online men’s underwear stores.
I found a pair of classic videos by Papi and Aussiebum from two such steaming photo shoots allowing us mere mortals to get a glimpse of a day in the life of a hot male underwear model. Of course, it’s not all glamor, cocktails, and exotic locations, but still, who wouldn’t to walk a day in these guys’ shoes :)
The videos feature some nice briefs and trunks. By the way, the Papi briefs shown in the video highly resemble those worn by Robbie Williams in one of his infamous music video.
Have a nice day, guys!
And if you want more, check out my other blog post featuring a Papi underwear photo shoot video.
In my book, the defining characteristics of Papi Underwear are the brand’s many daring low-rise styles, both within the briefs and trunks categories, as well as the wide choice of fabrics, including mesh, nylon/spandex, and of course the usual cotton blends.
Papi is a proud producer of thong underwear for men
As was the case with the 2(x)ist underwear fashion show, Papi dares to publicly show even the more controversial styles, including thongs. And I have to say that even though I am not usually a big fan of thongs, there’s something about the styles shown in the video below. Maybe it’s the wide waistbands that make the thongs less skimpy to look at? Well, it could also be the fact the underwear models, who are wearing them, are fitter than greek gods :)
If you like great print or color designs for your underwear, don’t go for Papi.
When it comes to underwear design characteristics, like color and prints, I can’t really point to any major strengths or weaknesses. Papi experiments with both print designs and basic colors, but excels at neither, in my opinion. But then again, that doesn’t matter because many of their underwear styles don’t need a clever print pattern of bright colors to look great on your body.
Another positive point to make is that Papi underwear is reasonably priced with a pair of nice-quality briefs setting you back around $16.
Robbie Williams in Papi briefs
Before we get to the fashion show video, I’d like to mention a fun fact about Papi underwear. If any of you guys are Robbie Williams fans, you may have noticed that in the video for the track “Come Undone”, Robbie is actually wearing little more than a white pair of Papi briefs. Thank god we have British celebs like him and David Beckham to promote nice-looking mens briefs :)
Watch both the Papi underwear fashion video and the video for Come Undone below.