Archive for the ‘Sloggi’ Category
Let me start by using a sentence that should make you want to read further…I LOVE THESE HIPSTERS. Most American guys have probably never heard of Sloggi, but it’s actually one of the top selling underwear brands in the world. Although it’s not available in any stores in the U.S., there are a few European websites where we can buy the brand. And trust me, this is a brand you’ll want to learn more about.
One of their newest ranges of underwear is the Superfine Hipster. When I received a pair to review, I looked at the box and thought “if these look half as good on me as they do on the model, I’m sure I’ll love them”. So then I tried them on and was truly impressed by the fit and feel…and yes, I think they look great on me.
So what differentiates these hipsters from others? I love how Sloggi developed a thin, light-weight cotton fabric (85% cotton / 15% elastane) that’s both comfortable and durable. And they used the fabric, along with a ½ inch thick waistband, to design a quality hipster that offers masculine sex appeal – hugging the body to support the crotch as well as the backside while always staying in place. So the overall effect is a hipster that helps make you look and feel your best.
Because of the versatility of this underwear, you can feel confident wearing them whether you’re going on a date or heading to the gym. You can even wear them under fairly tight clothing without worrying about underwear lines. I really don’t think these hipsters can be improved. Great job Sloggi!
|Style and look?||A hipster (available in black or white) that offers masculine sex appeal.|
|Suitable for?||Suitable for everyday wear.|
|Fit and quality?||Form-fitting comfort and quality construction.|
|Is the price right?||They’re well priced at approximately $20.|
|Best thing about it?||If I had to pick just one aspect, it would be the fit.|
|Buy it here||www.deadgoodundies.com|
So, British newspaper, the Sun, recently ran a fun little article, testing performance underwear men in a quite unusual way…
They summoned a bunch of fit male models and teamed up with Thorpe Park to send send the models on Britain’s most extreme new rollercoaster, The Swarm, in just athletic undies.
G forces beyond your wildest dreams along with terrifying twists and turns — proven to have the same effect on the body as a game of high-impact sport — it was the ideal setting for an extreme underwear test.
And the models took no less than 3 turns!
See it pictured below.
Other high-scoring undies included the Nike Pro Combat Shorts and Lonsdale Men’s Trunks. Go here to read the entire article over at www.thesun.co.uk.
When will they be doing this test at Six Flags??
Sloggi for men is still mostly a European brand, but I see no reason why it shouldn’t be big in the U.S. (or the rest of the world for that matter), too.
Sloggi is Europe’s best selling underwear brand of all time, having shipped more than 1 billion pairs. The brand has been around for 33 years and was – and probably still is – best known for its basic women’s underwear ranges.
Still, a vast collection of men’s Sloggi underwear has become available over the last decade. The collections are mostly in the basic category, but the designs are sophisticated and quality is high.
That is a combination which equals high value for money, guys.
The selection of cuts and fabric types is also impressive, covering everything from sports briefs to boxer briefs in fabrics that range from from your ordinary cotton to highly breathable polyester blends as well as lightweight modal.
Check out our guide to the best Men’s Sloggi briefs if you want to know more.
However, Sloggi is well-known for their multipacks, so discounts are easy to come by.
Searching the web I found www.deadgoodundies.com to have the widest selection of men’s Sloggi underwear. I bought all our own Sloggi undies from this site with no problems.
So, guys, think outside the box and try something different the next time you’re looking to expand your collection of basic undies.
Enjoy the pics!
So, I received this e-mail from a follower of the Guys’ Underwear Blog, and it got me wondering; is the classic sport brief on its way out in favor of more modern designs?
Here’s what Edwin wrote:
I’ve always liked sport briefs, particularly the ones by Calvin Klein. The U1060′s with their thick, soft waistband provided the feel and look of a jockstrap in the front, while maintaining the characteristics of a brief in the back. I only bought 2 of those at the time and was amazed at how quickly they sold out.
I had similar experiences with the U4152, which had the ribbed cotton look and a thinner, less comfortable waistband. After about a year or so, I couldn’t find them for sale anymore. The latest examples are the U2745 with its characteristic red stripe on top of the waistband, and the superior U1683, arguably the most comfortable of them all. Both of them are out of stock, everywhere. You can still find some on eBay but most of them are in size Small.
Currently, Calvin Klein has no sports briefs for sale. None. Apparently, no other brand has anything comparable, except for 2(x)ist’s Sliq sport brief which has a very thin waistband and is less comfortable than most of the comparable Calvin Klein products were. Do you happen to know why this style of men’s underwear seems to be all-but-dead? I find this development interesting.
Here’s what I think…
It is true that some of the huge mainstream brands like CK seem to have abandoned the classic sport brief (tanga) cut. Their reasons for doing so could be many; lack of sales, tough market, fashion changes etc. I speculate that guys who used to buy the classic CK sport briefs have now turned to brands such as 2(x)ist, N2N, Magic Silk, and Sloggi.
I don’t think, though, we’ll ever see the sport brief vanish completely. It’s a very distinct cut and one enjoyed by many guys, especially for sports purposes, obviously.
Judging from my sports underwear poll from last summer it doesn’t seem like guys in great numbers are about to drop the traditional sport brief (or the jockstrap) in favor of, for example, the compression short.
And in fact, just yesterday, N2N revealed a stunning new sport brief as part of their 2011 underwear range launch.
So, guys, take a good look at the sport briefs below the poll and share your opinion: