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We were so happy the other day when we heard from Jason Sutherland, the creator of Beyond Big Branding and cheeky men’s underwear brand, Piss and Vinegar.
It seems like eternity since we last heard some exciting news from these guys. Don’t forget, Piss and Vinegar was the talk of the town in the undies community at this time last year.
It’s good to see that they’re getting some PR again. We really like this brand, it deserves some attention.
Anyway, today’s pictures are taken from the June issue of V-Rag Magazine. They’re shot by photographer Kate McLaren, and the model is the talented Todd Johnston. Creative Direction by Jason Mccoll & Little Sisters.
FYI, a pair of Piss and Vinegar briefs are usually around $35 USD. Buy yours at www.beyondbigbranding.com.
Today I bring you an extended review of the P&V Super EHW Lad’s Dirty Boxer Brief.
With the Dirty range, Piss and Vinegar is sticking to the formula that has been working so well for them. Fabric, cut, and fit are all identical with their previous ranges, including the Love range – which I did. Love, that is :)
What set Piss and Vinegar apart from other brands is their attention to quality. All their underwear is made from soft and stretchy Pima Cotton and Lycra, which is a high-end fabric blend.
So my expectations for the Dirty range were high in terms of quality. But even more so, I was looking forward to find out what the new print designs were all about.
Let’s my start out by saying that Piss and Vinegar is no stranger to controversy. In the Love range, religious symbols and icons adorned the pouch and butt area of the underwear.
And the Dirty range is no exception! On these boxer briefs, P&V is mixing a super hero theme with cartoon characters engaged in comedic, homo-erotic poses! That’s right. Not for the shy, the closeted or the inhibited, my friends.
For guys into girls – don’t worry. There’s a heterosexual version available, too :)
With that, on with the review!
The Piss and Vinegar Super EHW Lad’s Dirty Boxer Brief (pause to breath!) is in fact more of a trunk cut when you put them on. Unworn, the sides of the boxer brief measure 7,5 inches including waistband. Granted, the sides will expand slightly when you put them on. Overall, the various features of the trunk are all properly put together. I would have called it a classic, no-frills trunk/boxer brief look if wasn’t so massively contrasted by the controversial cartoon drawings.
As is standard with Piss & Vinegar boxer briefs, the Dirty Boxer brief is equipped with a traditional fly pouch design. This kind of design always adds a certain old school masculine touch to a pair of underwear, I think. The Dirty boxer brief’s pouch space is generous, providing sufficient freedom of movement.
The backside of the Piss and Vinegar Super EHW Lad’s Dirty Boxer Brief (seriously, this is the longest name for a pair of underwear I’ve ever encountered) does a fine job covering everything up. No butt cracks here. The legs extend down to the upper thigh, stay firmly in place, and don’t ride up.
The backside has two discrete seams in the shape of a V. I’m not sure as to what effect they add, but they won’t bother you at all.
The red, white, yellow, and grayish blue colors combined with the aesthetically pleasing Piss & Vinegar logo provide a strong and colorful diagonal color blocking. It will look awesomely stylish popping up just above your jeans’ waistline.
The microfiber elastic waistband provides a proper fit that is neither too loose nor too tight. The waistband has a product information patch stitched on the inside rear of the briefs. As usual, the stitching is done so that you won’t notice it.
As mentioned, all Piss & Vinegar collections are made from a quite addictive and luxurious 95 % Pima Cotton and 5 % Lycra blend. I wore the boxer brief for an entire day, and it was delightful to wear.
Remember to to machine wash it cold, do not iron or bleach, and machine dry at low heat. This way the color and fit of your Piss and Vinegar Super EHW Lad’s Dirty Boxer Brief (try saying the name out loud quickly 10 times in a row – you will either fail or faint from lack of oxygen :)) should hold up nicely.
Color and print design
The key feature of the Dirty boxer brief has to be the print design. Piss and Vinegar underwear is all about self-expression. This particular boxer brief displays a superman-like character engaged in some very sizzling situations. Examples include “Sex-Ray Vision” and clothed analingus!
I kid you not. If someone catches a glimpse of you wearing these designs, you will get some major attention.
You gotta respect guys who go for this kind of statement underwear. It’s sarcastic, it’s fun, and it’s bold. I truly admire anyone who goes out and gets a pair of P&V Dirty boxer briefs.
How fun could it be to wear this boxer brief to the next No Pants Subway Ride??
I wore a US size M for 32/33 inch waist. The microfiber waistband and quality cotton blend ensured a great fit. There should be no need for you to size either up or down.
The Piss and Vinegar Super EHW Lad’s Dirty Boxer Brief is a high end product, but still, it’s reasonably priced at US $28. However, right now it’s on sale over at International Jock for just $22,40!
Also get it at Oboy.com.
What do YOU think of the Piss & Vinegar’s latest design??
As a teaser for my upcoming Piss & Vinegar reviews, I’d like to remind you guys of the bad boy men’s underwear brand’s latest collections.
Labeling the newest collections “Spectrum“, “Dirty“, and “Super EWH“, Jason Sutherland and his creative Piss & Vinegar team continue to spew funky men’s underwear with attitude.
Like their predecessors, the two new collections are based on a PIMA cotton fabric blend. And you don’t have to wait – the new styles are already out and available in a number of online shops, including wearitout.com.au, oboy.com, and – a Guys’ Underwear Blog favorite - International Jock (where I got the pics below).
Cuts available include boxer briefs and regular low-rise briefs. Prices range between US$25 and $30.
Can’t wait to try them out :)
Want more Piss & Vinegar content? Check out my review of the now classic Piss & Vinegar “I love” collection.
The review of the I Love Girls Boxer Brief is the subject of the last blog post (for now) in my series on men’s underwear brand, Piss & Vinegar.
Previously I reviewed the extremely satisfactory I Love Jesus brief, which I had nothing but good things to say about. And speaking of briefs, you shouldn’t miss my guide to three of the best Piss & Vinegar designs. There’s one for every man!
The I Love Girls is my choice of the day, but in terms of fabric, cut, fit, and price you could go for any of the boxer briefs in P&V’s portfolio as they are all made and cut the same way.
The I Love Girls boxer brief has somewhat shorter legs than your average boxer brief. In terms of cut I would rather say that this particular style is somewhere between a trunk style and a regular pair of boxer briefs. If you’re usually trunk man, you’ll love it. If you’re more of boxer brief guy, beware of the short legs.
For me, wearing it for an entire day was a delight.
Like all Piss and Vinegar cuts, The I Love Girls Boxer Brief comes with a traditional fly pouch design. As with the I Love Jesus briefs, I must emphasize the mature and masculine feeling this details adds to a pair of men’s underwear.
In terms of pouch size the space is generous, allowing for a perfect combination of support and freedom of movement. No lift effect or extra “leg room” in these babies, which makes the I Love Girls boxer brief perfect for everyday use.
The back covers your butt nicely, and the boxer brief isn’t too low rising so don’t fear revealing a crack when squatting. Unlike the I Love Jesus brief, the back design of the I Love Girls Boxer brief is covered in the same print design as the rest of the boxer brief. Anyone grabbing a sneak peek of the back of your I Love Girls underwear will certainly have a lot fun imagery to look at :)
The leg openings are made from a (not too) tight elastic stitching which means that the legs are less likely to ride up the leg.
Like its brief cousin, the Piss and Vinegar I Love Girls’ waistband design is clean and elegant. About 1,25 inches wide, the waistband is white with two thin red stripes at the bottom for emphasis and contrast.
Go to my review of the I Love Jesus Brief for my complete thoughts on the waistband design.
The microfiber elastic waistband has just the right amount of stretch so that the I love Girls boxer briefs won’t feel too loose nor too tight.
The waistband has a product information patch stitched on the inside rear of the briefs. However, the stitching is done so that you won’t notice it at all.
All items from the Piss & Vinegar collection, including the I Love Girls boxer brief, is made from a breathable, body-conforming stretch fabric (94% Su Pima cotton/6% Lycra/Spandex). I wore the boxer brief for an entire day, and it felt as comfortable as you could wish for.
If washed properly (cold wash), your Piss & Vinegar underwear (colors and fit) should hold up nicely.
Color and print design
The I Love Girls boxer brief is composed by a white base color with a multi color print design. The print design features cartoon images of girls in all shapes and colors as well as the statement “I ♥ Girls”. It’s fun and a little more innocent than the religious imagery on the I Love Jesus and Buddha styles.
I wore a US size M for 32” waist. The microfiber waistband and quality cotton blend ensured a great fit. There should be no need for you to size either up or down.
The Piss & Vinegar I Love Girls boxer brief is a luxury product available at an average price.
The boxer briefs are available at $25,50 at Skiviez. It’s win/win deal if you ask me :)
By the way, check out LazzyBum, Jason Sutherland’s (P&V creator) latest underwear adventure!
Piss and Vinegar is my latest men’s underwear brand obsession. Following up on yesterday’s review of the I Love Jesus Low Rise brief, today I am going to guide you to the three best low briefs from Piss and Vinegar’s growing collections.
Into boxer briefs? Check out me review of the Piss & Vinegar I love Girls boxer brief.
Why go for a low rise brief?
The traditional brief is still a safe choice for many men. But today, modern guys don’t want their underwear to end halfway up their stomachs. So, more and more men go for the so-called low rise cut. Rather than coming all the way up to the waist, low rise men’s underwear reach only to about hip level.
Now, there’s fine line between a pair of great-fitting, nice-quality low rise briefs – that will cover you up properly – and the ones that are simply too skimpy for my taste, revealing that ever-embarrassing butt crack.
I am happy to report that Piss and Vinegar low rise briefs fall into the first category. So guys, if you contemplating replacing that boring old tighty whitey, a pair of P&Vs may be a good place to start.
And today I’ll help you by pointing you to these three fine-looking items from Piss and Vinegar’s selection of low rise styles.
My main criterion for selecting these 3 briefs was that there should be something for every occasion. So if you go and get these briefs, you can be sure that you have something fun and comfortable to wear whether you’re going to work, chillin’ at home or going out clubbing :)
Here we go!
3. Piss and Vinegar Frisky Low Rise Briefs – Checkered Black
The checkered black “Frisky” low rise brief comes from Piss and Vinegar’s Limitless collection. If you’re a guy into the classic look and are looking for a stylish brief cut that’s not too controversial in terms of color and design, the Frisky brief is the choice for you.
The pima cotton/spandex fabric blend means that this brief is perfect for everyday wear. The fit is perfect and will keep your boys in place the entire day.
For the classic look, go for the Piss and Vinegar Frisky low rise brief.
2. Piss and Vinegar Refreshing Low Rise Briefs – Green
The Refreshing low rise brief is a highly modern-looking style. This is a perfect choice for guys who want to be dressed in the latest fashion within men’s underwear.
The lime green color is very much in line with the current color trends, which dictate bright colors like green, yellow, and blue. The Refreshing style is also taken from the Limitless collection by Piss and Vinegar.
Wear this great-looking green low rise brief for occasions where you get a chance to flash your underwear, like at the gym or a night on the town.
The Refreshing Piss and Vinegar brief is also $25,50 at Men’s Underwear Store.
1. Piss & Vinegar I Love Jesus Low Rise Brief
The I Love collection by Piss and Vinegar is my favorite. You can choose to love Buddha, Jesus, Boys, and Girls – and what’s cool about the briefs from this collection is that they really show off Piss and Vinegar’s strength when it comes to print designs. ‘Cause this is where P&V shines.
The designs are innovative and controversial and are bound to attract attention where ever you go. The colors are fresh and funky, and all in all these briefs are more than underwear. They’re a statement.
So, go make a statement – for just $25,50, ha ha :) Get them at Skivies.
By the way, check out LazzyBum, Jason Sutherland’s (P&V creator) latest underwear adventure!
Todd and Terry is the latest Australian offspring within men’s underwear fashion. I came across a post by UndieFan introducing the new underwear brand, and I was immediately intrigued by Todd and Terry’s print designs.
Scroll to the bottom of the post to see some examples of Todd and Terry’s very extensive men’s underwear collection, which includes briefs, trunks, boxer briefs, and boxer shorts ranging in price between $25 and $30.
I have to say, though, that the first thing I noticed about the Todd and Terry designs was the striking resemblance with American-based and current king of print design men’s underwear, Piss & Vinegar, as well as fellow print design powerhouse, Ginch Gonch (originally founded by Jason Sutherland, who then went on to create Piss & Vinegar).
If you like these brands, chances are you’ll also fall for Todd and Terry.
The Todd and Terry print designs DOES differ from those by Piss & Vinegar and Ginch Gonch in that they are lighter and simpler where especially the Piss & Vinegar prints are more detailed and sophisticated.
Also, Todd and Terry focus less on known motifs like recognizable objects or things, where both Piss & Vinegar and Ginch use well-known symbols, imagery, and visual metaphors in their designs.
Still, resemblance is evident. Take a look at the Todd and Terry waistband logo, for instance, where the font looks incredibly similar to Piss & Vinegar’s. Both brands also make use of two thin stripes to add emphasis and contrast to the waistband.
Well, you know what they say: Imitation (intended or unintended) is the highest form of flattery, and there should be no doubt that Todd and Terry underwear for men looks great. And here at Guys’ Underwear Blog I always celebrate the arrival of new and interesting men’s underwear brands.
So, welcome Todd & Terry, and all the best of luck to you :)
Piss and Vindegar and Ginch Gonch go head to head and both release an “I Love” men’s underwear collection. Awkward or clever? Intended or unintended?
UPDATE Feb. 28: Both the companies have replied to this post. Scrool down and see for yourself in the comments section.
Who cares, as long as they both got hot underwear ads, right? Ha!
Anyway, in this blog post I will take a look at the two underwear collections and determine which is the most “lovely”.
So, this is interesting. I stumbled upon a post by UndieFan about Piss and Vinegars new “I Love” collection. I was somewhat surprised as just a couple of days before Men’s Underwear Blog ran a post introducing the new collection by Ginch Gonch called…you guessed it…”I Love”.
What’s up with that? And the plot thickens once you consider that the founder of Ginch Gonch is the one who created Piss & Vinegar, where he is currently employed (his name is Jason Sutherland). Piss and Vinegar’s collection was released first (which they firmly underline in a comment to this post), and I checked – it’s true – Piss and Vinegar announced their collection long before (1st of November 2009, according to their comment below) Ginch Gonch made their I Love collection public.
Quite the drama in the world of men’s underwear :)
Anyway, this situation begs the question – which of the two underwear collections is the best? I know both brands in terms of quality and fit, but I haven’t tried these specific cuts on yet. I am still waiting for Piss & Vinegar and Ginch Gonch to send me some complementary samples (like that’s gonna happen…), so this review will be based on the video and image material I could find on the net.
As Piss & Vinegar came out with their collection first, I’ll start with them.
Piss and Vinegar “I Love” underwear for men
Piss & Vinegar comes out strong with 3 different print designs in the I Love series. Piss and Vinegar (as well as Ginch Gonch) does excellent print design (duh, they were designed by the same guy), and men looking for stylish underwear can choose to “love” either Jesus, Buddha, or Boys.
For the sake of of simplicity (and because I like them better) I will stick to the men’s low-rise briefs style in this review, even though the collection comes complete with styles including regular briefs, jockstraps, and boxer briefs.
I really like the design of the I Love underwear collection by Piss and Vinegar. The graphic design is calm, yet interesting, and the color choices are bold without being all over the place and thus provide nice contrasts.
Finally, the waistband isn’t over-sized but complement the design perfectly, and I can’t help but love (pun intended) the logo design. Though the phrase “Piss and Vinegar” is actually an age old saying (meaning something like full of youthful energy) it’s still somewhat controversial and this is nicely understated in the logo font choice. Brilliant!
Piss & Vinegar underwear is usually top quality and a great fit for everyday use, but the brand is upscale, no doubt. A pair of men’s briefs like the ones on the pictures above will set you back about $25,50. The Fabric of this collection is a blend consisting of 96% Pima Cotton, 4% Lycra-Spandex.
P&V actually did two raunchy video ads for this new collection, and you can see them at the bottom of the post. They are not really my cup of tea, mostly because they don’t show off the underwear…
Ginch Gonch “I Love” underwear for men
UndiesDrawer described Ginch Gonch’s I LOVE collection as incorporating various design styles such as neo pop art, gritty 1970s punk rock, 1950s commercial art, and Japanese-inspired cartoons – generally the collection is supposed to be a celebration of the things that make us happy.
Ginch Gonch goes all in with this collection offering 6 different print designs based on the following topics, Burgers, Bacon, Boys (where have we seen this before…), Girls, London, and Tokyo. Certainly, men into underwear will have plenty to choose from, and the mere fact that so many designs are offered must be praised.
As was the case with Piss and Vinegar, Ginch Gonch usually is proper quality and a great fit. So really, I can look only to differences in design and price here.
The sheer variety of the Ginch Gonch collection is a plus, but I just don’t think the print designs are as interesting to look at as with Piss and Vinegar. The color choices and graphic contrast are too understated and, well, a little boring.
One exception might be the I Love London style which actually manages to catch my eye with the use of British-inspired tartan-like print.
Also, I think the waistband seems a bit to wide for this collection, which make the Ginch Gonch low-rise briefs look almost like regular briefs.
The Ginch Gonch I Love collection introduces the boxer short style as a new addition to the traditional lineup consisting of briefs, low-rise briefs, and boxer briefs.
The fabric type is almost identical to that of Piss and Vinegar, a 95% cotton and 5% Lycra blend.
Piss and Vinegar vs. Ginch Gonch – Love underwear for men – the verdict!
Now, had Ginch Gonch been priced noticeably lower than Piss and Vinegar, the “Love” race could have been an overall tie, but when a pair of low-rise Ginch Gonch briefs clocks in at around $29, then the scale has to tip in favor of Piss and Vinegar.
Put shortly, the styles by P&V are more stylish and cheaper. And we mustn’t forget that Piss and Vinegar went to the trouble of doing some nice, though a little boring, ad videos.
Tell me what you think in the comments! Do you disagree?
Piss and Vinegar “I Love” videos
By the way, check out LazzyBum, Jason Sutherland’s (P&V creator) latest underwear adventure!