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For those of you who enjoy the many pictures FU e=fu8 pictures we’ve shared over the years, you’ll be happy with this new batch of pics we recently received from the New York-based brand.
As true New Yorkers, the brand got on the Jitney and took off to the posh beaches in the Hamptons. Modeling the by now world-famous classic FU square-cut brief is the pale, classic beauty that is Darius Goodworth. He was photographed by the excellent Vaughn Stewart, the work of whom we’ve featured here on GUB before.
For newbies, FU undies come in a number of different cuts including classic briefs, boxer briefs, bikini briefs and trunks, with a regular pair of briefs starting at $28.88 USD.
And here’s a little bit of underwear production education for you…
FU e=fu8 Underwear is made in the Garment District, Manhattan, NYC. The factory tells us that it takes less time to sew a woman’s skirt, than it does to make a pair of FU e=fu8 Underwear. They can make about 5 to 6 female skirts in the time it takes to sew 2 pairs of FU e=fu8. Remember that the next time you have a pair on.
The specifics, it takes 5 different types of sewing machines to make each pair, because of the various and different stitching involved. Each pair needs to be carefully sewn so that the curves are aligned so it fits the male body like a glove, otherwise it can rub you the wrong way (no pun intended).
To the novice, little time is required to sew together a pair of briefs, trunks; but it actually takes 20 to 25 minutes to make each pair because of the precision involved; the piping on the underwear that needs to be added, the sewing & reinforcement need to secure the crotch area, so you do not find yourself having a “wardrobe malfunction” as you are going about your daily routine.
There we go. Now enjoy the pics and have a great weekend.
Last week Jeff reviewed a number of items from the Nils Bohner men’s underwear collection. And he liked what he saw (and wore!).
We wanted to dig up some more inspiring photos featuring this up-and-coming German underwear brand. Who knows, before we know it they could be the new AUDI brand of the underwear fashion industry.
The pictures feature a bunch of cuts which will satisfy fans of trunks/briefs/square cuts, and indeed everyone who loves a proper pair of low-rise underwear.
I think we’ve mentioned this before, but there’s something quite stylish about the mythologically-looking waistbands. They seem to be inspired by Greek frieze art. We truly appreciate subtle artistic references like that in men’s underwear.
Nils Bohner (love that name) sell for about $26-$33 USD and you can get a fair selection over at the German web shop www.underwear-city.de.
Enjoy the pics.
Fu, the founder of the underwear label with the most scientific-sounding name in the business, FU e=fu8, just sent us a couple of fresh pics – and we’re dying to show them to you.
And speaking of dying…
Fu had a fun suggestion for how to spice up your underwear wardrobe for Easter – without having to buy new underwear.
Those white FU e=fu8′s can easily be dyed in colors matching all the colorful gorgeous Easter eggs that we see popping up these days. What a fun way to customize your undies at a low cost, huh? We should try that.
Anyway, remember to check out the entire Fu e=fu8 collection over at fuunderwear.com.
Enjoy the pics!
Sometimes all you want is some nice, inspiring photos of guys in underwear you haven’t seen before.
We just received some fine new pictures featuring men’s underwear from British brand, Aware Soho.
It’s been a few months since we last did a posting about this gorgeous London-based underwear brand, so these news pics are long overdue.
We like the colors and design of this 80s inspired collection! Specifically, there’s something about that white/yellow square cut… As a cut it has a real retro feel to it. Could the square cut be making a comeback?
Aware Soho briefs are usually around $27 USD.
See more and shop over at www.awaresoho.com.
Hello underwear lovers! We have another great brand of underwear to introduce you to. You may already be aware of them they have quite an international following already.
Pull-In is a brand specializing in underwear, but also offers a variety of other clothing and accessories for men, women and children. They have a very fun urban feel to them. They definitely bring out the lighter side of underwear fashion for men with a sense of humor and an aching for fun.
The Pull-In brand mainly focuses on a boxer/brief styled boxer or the “shorty” which is not too much different but more like a square cut. They also offer a brief or “slip” in several designs.
The boxer comes in 134 designs! Some come in solids, some in comic or superheroes, and some in sports teams or almost any other fun print. So you have a huge selection to choose from. This is great underwear for any man to have to bring out his personality.
I have the Fashion Neon Shorty, so that’s what I am reviewing. There are differences in the waistband, coloring and prints as well as the style; however, they have the same kind of basic design.
The print on the fashion neon is very exuberant giving you the impression of a classic 50’s drive in. It has three standard fluorescent lights; one green, one blue and one red/pink. And spread throughout the print is the occasional green noen open sign.
The material is an 85% polyester 15% Lycra blend making it very smooth, glossy and comfortable. You can also get some styles in cotton or jacquard. The waist band is an inch and a half black elastic with “pull-in” in a large subtle pink bold font with “underwear” written in a small font underneath.
On the sides of the logo are candy canes also in the same subtle pink. The stitching along the seams matches the pink in the lettering.
Since I had never worn Pull-In’s before I was very excited to try them out. The material is great and feels very silky against your skin.
They wear well, I wore them all day and gave them some pretty good use and they handled well. I love the way they look and give you that playful youthful look. The waist band is comfortable and also has a fun presence to it.
The undies are designed without much contouring. The front and back actually don’t look much different. There is no pouch so at times I did have a little slipping around going on, requiring some adjustments.
But overall the stretchiness of the fabric makes up for any lack of detailing in contour. Pull-In brand underwear is a great addition to your collection and great for days when you need a little fun in your pants.
Not that any of you need help with that.
|Style and look?||The look and style are geared to give you a young and festive look. The smooth material really brings out the bright colors and sleek attitude. The logo and surrounding décor on the waist band will show you off as a man who has style but isn’t snobby about it.|
|Suitable for?||Everyday underwear. It’s also great for any day you need a pick me up or an extra reason to smile. I would also recommend these undies for showing off. They’re great for an underwear party or other underwear event.|
|Fit and quality?||The fit is good. It could use a pouch for added support, but the material offers plenty of comfort. If you are a boxer guy you will love the feel. It’s not too restrictive and very free flowing. The quality is also very good; you will have these undies for a long time to come.|
|Is the price right?||The Pull-In Shorty comes at $39.99. That is a little expensive; however, for the quality and look you get it’s not too bad.|
|Best thing about it?||It’s funky, fun and fresh! Although there are other companies offering this kind of design I don’t see a lot with this variety or this smooth silky fabric. It is a very unique look and design.|
Pull-In get three stars for their Shorty undies. Although I didn’t try the boxer, brief or slip I am sure they all live up to this same quality and fab look. I am happy to have added this shorty to my collection and look forward to seeing where Pull-In takes us in the future. They are definitely a company to watch out for.
For today’s inspirational photos I am following up on yesterday’s raving review of the PIPE Unbeaten, Gold-Square Cut Brief.
You see, the Unbeaten Square Cut Brief collection by Pipe is quite broad, offering a number of color designs.
And they all feature that amazing gloss, elastic bands – with a discrete, yet noticeable lift effect – printed around the front pouch, over the upper thigh, and across the butt.
Take a look.
A few weeks ago, men’s underwear innovator, PIPE, sent me a bunch of samples from their recent Unbeaten collection. Last week I finally found the time to properly try on the different cuts, including today’s item – the Gold-Square Cut Brief.
When you first unwrap this pair of squarecuts/trunks, it becomes apparent that PIPE has put a lot of effort into this collection. Honestly, and without exaggerating, I can say that this range is unlike anything I have seen before.
And it’s all down to one little discrete detail – one that makes a world of difference.
Want to know what it is? I’ll tell you in my review below.
First of all, let’s have a look at what we’re dealing with here.
|Style and look||From afar the PIPE Unbeaten, Gold-Square Cut Brief is traditionally looking trunk cut. It comes with quite a wide 2 inch waistband, giving it a very masculine look. Only one small minus. The waistband consists of an elastic band loosely wrapped in a cotton fabric tube. This means that the elastic band can twist and spin within the cotton wrapping, which to me is a tad annoying.
BUT, and this is a big but, this doesn’t subtract from the overall look and feel of this trunk. Especially, this slight flaw is massively outweighed by the cut’s defining detail, a number black gloss, elastic bands printed around the front pouch, in an arch over the upper thigh, and across the butt.
These lines do an excellent job exaggerating not only an illusion, but also very real feeling, of enhancement and lift. This effect is truly amazing to me, and the best thing is that you are not in any way annoyed by the elastic bands, since they are only printed on the outside of the trunk.
|Suitable for?||Due to its 93 % cotton, 7 % Spandex fabric composition, the PIPE Unbeaten Gold-Square Cut Brief is a perfect choice for everyday wear. The lift and enhancement features also make the trunk a suitable choice for fun nights out, even for guys who are not usually into enhancement underwear. The effect is subtle but noticeable – your package will be looking impressive, but grossly over-sized.|
|Fit and quality?||The trunk had plenty of stretch so the fit was fine. Notice that I wore a size L for a 32/33 inch waist. Make sure to follow the washing instructions as this trunk is best off being hand-washed.|
|Is the price right?||The PIPE Unbeaten, Gold-Square Cut Brief is US $26 in PIPE’s own web store. I think the price is absolutely fair since we are talking about a pretty innovating take on men’s enhancement underwear.|
|Best thing about it?||There can be no doubt. The printed, elastic, rubber-like bands are subtle details when looking at the trunk – but put it on and these bands come to life and add that extra oomph which underwear enthusiasts like myself crave once in a while. Well done!|
|Overall grade||★ ★ ★ ★ ★
In spite of my concerns about the waistband design, the lift and and enhancement features of the Unbeaten Gold-Square Cut Brief have me pulling out the top grade for this trunk. I wear a lot of good underwear, but I reserve the top grades for the truly innovative underwear. This is one such pair.
|Buy it here||www.pipeunderwear.com
This is the second post in my mini series about the autumn/winter collection by Aware Soho.
If you missed the first four Aware promo videos, check them out first.
Today’s videos give you backstage footage from the photo shoot of a few of Aware’s many men’s underwear ranges.
Shot by photographer Joseph Sinclair, the underwear models (twins no less) show off the Marines range in black and green (square cuts), the bright green Rocky line (brief and square cut), and the Tyson range in purple and white (trunks).
Aware underwear typically ranges between US $27 and $30.
Check it out at www.awaresoho.com
Have fun this weekend, guys!
Undergear is one of the top online shops (and brands) when it comes to men’s underwear.
Undergear is also one of those brands/web shops that do a brilliant job doing PR stunts and capture them on video.
Anyway, now Undergear is out with a preview video featuring footage of the shoot for their 2010 spring catalog featuring models Ben Pamies, Tyler Lough, Scott Herman, Paul Marron, James Guardino, Anton Antipov, and Michael G… So all sorts of treats in there…briefs, trunks, boxer briefs, square cuts – you name it, they’ve got it.
Also, don’ miss the behind the scenes video of UnderGear’s men’s swim wear photo shoot for their 2010 catalog.
Specifically, it was the video footage and still photos from the 2010 underwear fashion show by UW that caught my eye. I’ve gathered a selection of the best pics as well as the fashion video below. I also included the 2009 UW underwear fashion show video as it shows off more of their men’s underwear styles.
I’ve been trying to dig up some info on UW, and especially their men’s underwear collection, but even a fairly persistent effort on Google (including some very amusing Portuguese-to-English Google translations) didn’t give much of a result. So if any of you guys have some info on UW, please share it in the comments.
The UW men’s underwear styles look really high-end, and I’d love to get some more info in terms of fabric blends, colors, styles, and so on. Once I get it, I’ll share it with you here on the blog.
The styles included in the videos include briefs, square cuts, boxer briefs, trunks, long underwear, and boxer shorts.
Don’t forget to watch the UW behind-the-scenes pictures, as well :)