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Today we welcome guest blogger, Holly from Underwearunlimited.co.uk, to GUB. With our recent fascination with men’s underwear statistics, we liked the idea of Holly’s list with 7 fun facts about the world of underwear that you most likely didn’t know. Que Holly!
We all wear underwear, don’t we? If you don’t you really should, as in some places around the world it is illegal. Did you also know that the US revealed that 9% of men in America have underwear that is at least 10 years old?
Underwear is fun and there are hundreds of facts out there about this intimate garment of clothing, many of which we can put money on you not knowing. Whilst many of these underwear facts are sure to never pop up on your favorite television quiz show, there will come a time in your life when interesting facts about underwear will be appropriate at the dinner table.
For example, did you know that Agent Provocateur and Puma underwear use porn references in their advertising to get people talking (maybe this isn’t a fact for the dinner table)? When that time arises, you will thank us for our infinite underwear knowledge.
Find below 7 facts you didn’t know about underwear.
1. In Brazil, you are expected to always wear brand new underwear on New Year’s Eve.
2. In the US, consumers spend more than $13 billion on underwear and lingerie every single year.
3. You can buy edible underwear in almost any flavor you like, with some made from sweets and others from chocolate (yes, chocolate that melts!)
4. Around 85% of men do not use the opening in their underwear to urinate, instead opting to simply pull the underwear down slightly.
5. When packing to go abroad, underwear is the most common thing which we forget to pack, leading to a trip to a clothing store.
6. You can buy boxers shorts from designer UNDER with two solid gold buttons on the front. They cost around £100.
7. In Thailand it is illegal to go commando and wear no underwear, despite the heat, and you can be arrested for it.
Do you know any other interesting facts about underwear? Have you got any fun underwear stories to tell us? Be sure to let us know!
We have funny, kind of different post to share with you all today. It’s an interesting infographic showing the impact of the recession on the underwear industry.
Did you know that when the United States was hit by the recession in 2009 men’s underwear sales slumped? According to Alan Greenspan, men’s underwear, which is a relatively stable market in apparel, can be a strong indicator of economic health.
When the economy slumps, sales slump, but when the economy improves, sales increase and stabilize. Yet, British women’s lingerie sales rose 50% when the global recession struck (weird, huh). In the inforgraphic below you can read more about the oddities of the underwear market and even feast your eyes on some record-breaking underwear.
But before you go on to the infographic, we have to ask…
PS. you can check out many more of our interesting underwear polls here.
View full image at ABC Underwear
Today we have a special treat for you today in the shape of a guest post by the good folks over at Underwear Unlimited. They’ve put together an awesome set of tips to guys who want to make smart underwear choices this summer.
So, listen up guys. We can all learn something from this.
By Underwear Unlimited
Uncomfortable underwear over the summer period has reached pandemic levels, with unconfirmed reports that some men have naively started resorting to ‘commando’ tactics.
Summer and underwear have never been a happy combination for many suffering men. However, there are some essential survival techniques that can help you through this difficult period.
Survival Tip #1: Put your boxers away
Boxer shorts allow for poor circulation around the area of your crotch, whilst this can prove to feel cosy and warm during the cooler months, boxers are a big no-no over the summer period.
Not only is cotton a high-quality, attractive fabric; it also allows your skin to breathe easily – allowing excellent air circulation and keeping you feeling fresh and cool where it matters most.
Survival Tip #3: Briefs and thongs can do no wrong
Briefs and thongs minimise the amount of material that can stick to your skin whilst also keeping everything in place, as well as importantly sweat levels at a minimum.
No matter how appealing it may seem, do NOT go commando. You are jeopardizing the respect of your peers and also your own dignity, by risking exposure of unsightly damp patches most likely to be caused by sweat. Also, contrary to common belief, commando has been shown to increase sweat levels around the crotch, due to the ‘clammier’ materials touching your skin.
By following these simple survival techniques, you can make it through this summer in comfort with your dignity intact. Ensure you share these essential tips with friends to leave no man in discomfort this summer.
If you are looking for underwear to prevent summer despair, you can find the essential equipment you need at UnderwearUnlimited.co.uk, a leading online supplier of designer underwear for men.
Please give a warm welcome to our newest guest blogger by the name of “E”.
In today’s post E shares with us some of his favorite undies that all have in common that they are made from modal – one of our favorite underwear fabrics.
If you’re new to this seductive and soft fabric type, this is the perfect starters guide!
As an undie enthusiast I have various undies; thongs, briefs, jocks, trunks and like two pairs of non sexy boxers. Most are made of cotton, some nylon. But nothing, I mean nothing, beats a pair or modal fabric undies covering my ass and my “boys”.
One of my favorites is the Sports Brief by Obviously – as seen below. Obviously predominately makes most of their underwear with Modal, which means they are my favorite brand. The sports brief is especially dear to heart because it’s perfect.
I enjoy feeling sexy underneath my jeans and button down shirt when I’m working for 14 hours a day, but I also I need to be comfortable and the briefs provide that. If I have a date set up they get as excited – as I do – when they see me drop down to those briefs.
Here is why: The Pouch fits your dick like a glove it puts it center stage. The pouch hangs as low as you do, or as high. It’s perfect the waistband feels great as well and sits low on your waist so it shows off your body perfectly and gets your date excited just by looking at you. The brief is not only sexy but comfortable I wear at work when I’m at the gym working up a sweat. It’s perfect.
My next favorite pair is from Calvin Klein X Boxer Brief. When I don’t feel like wearing a brief these Calvin klein Boxer briefs are the next thing. These boxers are pretty long covering to the very beginning of my thighs. But the beautiful thing about these is it doesn’t ride up your thigh like most boxer briefs or gather in the crotch area. No picking out.
Again because it’s made of Modal you still feel sexy underneath your suit and if you get excited at work it keeps your excitement concealed. These don’t shrink either when you wash them. They come in bright colors so when your pants sag low they show off your asset and you can match with your outfit.
You can’t go wrong with anything made by 2(x)ist. When the company decided to start making undies made of Modal I was as happy as a child on Christmas morning.
My pair of 2xist briefs are again comfortable and sexy. I’ve worn them to the gym, work and of course when entertaining. They keep your junk in one place and dry.
All the above-mentioned modal undies can be bought over at Guys Underwear Favorite, International Jock.
Andrew Christian‘s latest promotion video, Pink Paradise – which you can watch below – has been removed by YouTube for reasons that border on homophobia.
Yes, it’s raunchy. But as Andrew Christian’s open letter to YouTube (below) explains, far raunchier heterosexual videos continue stay live on the world’s largest video sharing site.
To us, this is a nasty example of double standards. Sadly, such examples of discrimination regularly occur in mainstream media. 2(x)ist were the victims of similar censorship back in 2010 – something that we also spoke up against.
Read Andrew Christian’s letter and then tell us:
Open Letter To YouTube From Andrew Christian Inc.:
Your removal of our video “Pink Paradise” and two week block of the Andrew Christian YouTube account has left us feeling unsettled.
There are thousands of videos that target the heterosexual audience currently on YouTube that show blatant female nudity and sexual scenarios with millions of views. (The video links below are examples of the double standard.)
Our video was meant to be a fun way to feature our new line of underwear. We’re disappointed and confused about its removal for inappropriate content when there are hundreds of thousands of videos featuring overtly sexual female imagery. We are a company that only produces menswear, and it feels unfair that our ads are held to different standards for featuring the male body.
There is no doubt in our mind that there would be no issue if the exact same video was posted with female models instead of male. Are you being homophobic or is it something else?
All we request is for our account to be unblocked, and the “Pink Paradise” video to be restored with its original view count so we may continue to regard YouTube as a fair and balanced outlet for reaching our audience.
Click here to see the extensive list of heterosexual video clips featuring raunchy contents and near-nudity, yet they stay live on Youtube.
It’s time for another underwear news update! The last one of 2011. It was a great year and the blog has definitely grown thanks to you, our readers. Did you know that you guys have viewed more than 1 MILLION pages here on GUB over the last 12 months? That’s awesome!
We have a lot to look forward to in 2012. Some really great stuff for the site is coming! To begin let’s jump right into our first update:
The GUB Grind!
The GUB Grind, an amazing Underwear Party, will be held on Saturday February 11th at Club Q in Colorado Springs! It will feature a silent auction, a raffle and a live underwear fashion show where we will be auctioning the underwear right off the model!
We will also have some live entertainment and dancing all night, in our underwear of course. We will be featuring the underwear of 2xist, Jake Joseph, Maclovia, Mensuas, and Tribe.
Models from the Natalie Lynn modeling agency out of Denver will be here to work the runway, as will the Mile High Gay Guy Drew Wilson. The event will be hosted by myself, Valdamar, and co hosted by C.C. De’Ore one of the best entertainers Colorado has to offer.
We also have super hot underwear model Adam Coussins (pictured above) donating his underwear (signed) and autographed pictures to be auctioned off. In between our events which will last all night we will open the dance floor to the beats of DJ Kyree.
It’s going to be amazing so get your butts to Colorado Springs February 11th, 2012 for the hottest Underwear Party in the West!
Please take a moment to visit our event sponsors:
- Adam Coussins model profile
No More Swimming in Underwear
Dubai’s beaches have a new ordinance which makes it obligatory to wear proper swimwear while on the beach. They have had issues with people swimming in just underwear, which becomes transparent, or swimming fully clothed. Now beach patron must wear an actual swim suit. As a lifeguard at a pool I must say I like this new law, although sometime wet undies aint too bad.
Crotchless Panties for 7 Year Olds!
What the heck! Right here my home state too! Watch the video, it says it all.
A New World Record in Underwear, Literally
57 people in the Canary Wharf district of London set a new world record for the most people to be in a single pair of underwear. Obviously not a normal pair of undies here. But some of the participates had on some nice undies themselves.
Sperm Cooling Underwear
STUD, the baby making underwear, has designed a pair of undies that will keep your sperm cooler, thus helping to increase your fertility chances. These undies are designed with cool mesh material around your sperm producing areas, namely your testicles. These undies will run you about $60. But a much more styling option to them baggy boxers: www.studbriefs.com.
Mario Lopez Underwear Line
So Mr.Lopez former Saved By The Bell star, a title he will never out-live, has designed a new line of mens underwear. And good for him for being willing to be the model as well. He looks great. The underwear on the other hand have been getting mixed reviews. Some guys say they look like they would have been in fashion back in the 70’s. Personally I don’t know, I think Mario should send us a pair to review.
Underwear Under Toupee
Nilesh Ramlal Bari, a 28 year old man in Mumbai, stuffed his toupee with underwear. Why? He wanted to be a policeman, unfortunately he is only 165cm and they have a limit which is 168cm. So he is too short, so to pass the exam he came up with this little trick. It didn’t work and instead his little stunt make the newspaper and our international blog.
Honk If You Think I’m Sexy
A teenage boy was standing out in the street in Fairfield Connecticut in his underwear holding a sign that said “Honk if you think I’m sexy”. And of course he had a friend video taping the whole thing. It should be on YouTube soon.
Robert Downey Jr Flashes His Underwear
On his red carpet walk for the new Sherlock Holmes movie Robert made a little fashion faux pas. He tucked his shirt into his underwear as opposed to over his underwear and into his pants. So we got to see his red Calvin Klein’s. Of course Klein may have paid him to do that.
Will Tebow Win You Underwear?
Jockey announced that if Tim Tebow, who has yet to pose in Jockeys, and the Broncos win the Super Bowl they will give away a million dollars in underwear and to one winner $15,000 (Since Tebow is number 15). Jockey should have bet more, they probably won’t have to pay. But if they do win Woo Hoo! (Above is a pic of Tebow in underwear, not Jockeys, GASP)
PICTURE OF THE WEEK:
In honor of Christmas I found it only fitting to showcase a nice tree with some beautiful gifts underneath. Hamid, Nick and Trent, three of the models from the Natalie Lynn modeling agency who will be working the runway at the GUB Grind!
This also is a GUB Original picture featuring underwear generously donated to us by 2xist. Hamid is in the white Military Sport Brief . Nick is in a green Military No-Show Trunk. And Trent is in a green Military Square-Neck Tank. I love the Military Collection from 2xist! I will have a review coming out soon on this line. Thank you 2xist, Natalie Lynn, Hamid, Nick and Trent and a Merry Christmas to all of you!
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That’s right, I dropped “Weekly”. Who am I kidding, we all know my punctuality with this report has not been weekly recently. I will do my VERY best to keep you up on the biggest happenings in the underwear world. I promise, I just don’t promise it will happen every week.
This week has been great for us here at the GUB. We released our first original photo, and damn was it hot! I have another shoot with that model on the 20th, plus I have three other hot models scheduled for shoots this week.
In addition to the amazing undies supplied by AussieBum I just received some great underwear from Skivvies. HOT! Ok enough about that, let’s get to the news:
We hit one thousand likes on our Facebook page this week! Woo Hoo! And for those of you who haven’t kept up with our Facebook community I promised that if we hit 1,000 likes by Thanksgiving I would post a picture of myself in underwear. So here is one picture. One with my face will be added to Facebook later this week.
At the time that seemed like an almost impossible feat, but you guys did it with over a week to spare! Now I guess I have to live up to my word. So if you want to see it, “like” our face book page and stay tuned! (Above is me with my underwear collection).
Underwear Market Report
Above is a chart showing the trend in underwear sales for 2011. Underwear has long been considered an indicator of how the market is doing. In particularly men’s underwear. The theory is that men only buy new underwear when they have extra money. Of course that doesn’t go for us here. It is good to see the price of cotton has gone down. KEY: Blue-BAL cotton, Red – HBI Hanes, Green WRC Warnaco (Group that includes Calvin Klein), Yellow – LTD Limited Brands (Group that includes Victoria’s Secret), Brown – MFB Maidenform Brands.
Should We Wear Eco-Friendly Underwear?
According to a post on Care2.com, we should consider it. Why? Basically it goes back to cotton, organic versus conventionally grown cotton. Cotton covers 2.5 percent of the world’s cultivated land and uses 16 to 25 percent of the worlds pesticides. Cotton uses more chemical products in production than any other agricultural product. So organic methods can help reduce this pollution. And organic undies can help.
Tebow Underwear Billboard
Jockey is going to put up a billboard in Denver featuring Tim Tebow now that he actually is being used by the Broncos. So what will he be wearing? A pair of jeans, and a baggy T-shirt!!! Sorry but I have to say, WORST UNDERWEAR BILLBOARD EVER! We love you Jockey, but get Tebow in underwear or get a new spokesperson.
Medford, New Jersey Mayor Chris Myers, a Republican, says that he won’t resign, but didn’t deny allegations that he paid for gay sex while visiting California last October.
Nor will he confirm or deny a picture (Above) that appears to be him wearing blue Calvin Klein underwear, which was posted on the gay website Rentboy.com. Good for him!
A movie entitled “Hair Rules” was shown at the Houston Comedy Film Festival. The movie is about a man, named Bruce, trying to become an underwear model. Well you know Bruce, we would love to have you model for us at the GUB.
Underwear Bang Bang
A 20–year-old man wound up sleeping it off at the Barrie police station, in Ontario Canada, Saturday morning (October 22) after he showed up in his underwear at a home around 7:30 a.m. and began banging on the door. The people at the residence didn’t know the man, police say, a student from South River. He was charged with causing a disturbance and has a future court date. Why can’t underwear clad 20 year old come bang on my door?
Legally Required Underwear
David Jones, of the UK, has been sentenced to underwear. He has spent a year in jail of accounts of indecent exposure. He flashed several women in a Alfreton Library. Part of his departing agreement is that he MUST wear underwear when he goes out in public. I wonder if he’s allowed to have a fly front?
On night in Mesa Arizona a couple came home to find a burglar in their home. The wife spotted the 23 year old man and the husband pursued him. Joshua Randall, the burglar, struck the husband with a bronze candle and even bit off a piece of his ear! Somehow during the struggle Randall lost his pants and had to flee the scene in his underwear. It’s always good to depants any man who enters your home.
Depantsed by Police
Joseph Knight of Tennessee was arrested by the local police. While they were trying to verify his identity he bolted and ran while still handcuffed. A struggle ensued and Knight got away but somehow lost his pants in the mayhem. How did the police get his pants but lose him?
An Ear In Inmates Underwear!
Yes you read that right. A man being processed at a Greek prison had an ear hidden in the crotch of his underwear. He told authorities it was a sheep’s ear and that he normally wore it around his neck but didn’t want it taken from him so he hid it. The authorities can not figure out if it really is a sheep’s ear or a human’s. Wow.
Robbed and left in Underwear
A man, in Walterboro South Carolina, was left standing in his underwear late on Friday night after men reportedly approached him at an intersection and took his shirt, pants and shoes. According to an incident report, the man was walking down the Street when an unknown man in a Buick pulled up beside him and three men jumped out of the car. The victim told investigators the three men surrounded him, pulled a knife and stuck it to his side. They then reportedly demanded he take off all his clothes, well almost all. They also took his wallet containing $235. But at least he kept his underwear.
PICTURE OF THE WEEK:
Here it is! The official picture for the GUB Grind! It’s one of our favorite GUB models, Adam Coussins, posing for the cameras over at deadgoodundies.com. We thank them for donating this picture and allowing us to use it in publicizing the event. Hope you enjoy!
Boo! It’s almost Halloween. Don’t forget your underwear costume for your after party costume party. Or why not just go out in the underwear as a costume? Next Saturday the 29th if you’re in Colorado Springs you can see me in nothing but a tiger print bikini. I will be working a face/body painting fund-raiser. If you’re good I may post pics. Anyway I hope you have a very safe and fun Halloween.
Now let’s see what’s going on:
GUB NEWS: The GUB Gallery
Have you seen our new picture gallery? It’s awesome! We have some great images from the wonderful brands and companies who sponsor our site as well as your fan pictures. And big news! We are teaming up with MusclePix to start bringing you original photo’s produced just for our web page! Look for that soon. And if you want to be a part of our fan gallery send your picture to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
GUB NEWS: GUB Grind
We are throwing a huge underwear party! It won’t be until February, but we’re leaking out more information. Be there and you can win some great underwear, or buy it right off one of our hot models at the live auction. And yes, you get to pull them off! We will also have a silent auction where you can pick up some great undies. Hot Model Adam Coussins is going to donate several pairs of his underwear, as well as signed pictures. Tribe underwear, Jake Joseph, Ristefsky Macheda and Mensuas are also going to contribute. Plus there is going to be live underwear entertainment and plenty of men and women clad only in underwear. It’s going to ROCK! So where will it be?… Stay tuned.
Underwear Bomber Trial Starts
I hate the fact that this man has ruined the good name of underwear. A beautiful garment meant to support and protect our most valuable parts used to conceal a bomb! That was his crime. He pleaded guilty by the way. Years of build-up to a pretty uneventful climax. He will most likely get a life sentence, which will happen in January.
Logan Lerman Gets Ellen Underwear
One of the stars of the Three Musketeers, I guess that’s being done again, Logan Lerman was on the Ellen show and received a pair of Ellen underwear. When do I get to review Ellen underwear! Give me a pair Ellen! I love you!
Janko Tipsarevic in Underwear
We have another tennis player to join the ranks of underwear model! Janko has become the face, or crotch, of Extreme Intimo’s underwear. I think he should model undies more often!
Don’t Show Your Underwear in Arkansas
Helena Arkansas has passed an ordinance that prohibits the displaying of underwear in public. Assistant Police Chief Ronald Scott says the display of under clothing in public creates an unnecessary distraction to others and sometimes provokes a disruptive or violent response. “These garments of clothing are to worn next to the skin while being fully covered by other articles of clothing,” commented Chief Uless Wallace. “Purposely, knowingly, or recklessly displaying these garments could cost a $100 fine,” added Scott. The states of Tennessee and Mississippi have similar ordinances with fines up to $500! DAMN! What happened to the land of the free?
Marci Kleins Weird Problem
Marci Klein, daughter of Calvin Klein, said in a recent interview “Every time I go to bed with some guy, I’m looking at my dad’s name on their underwear.” Does that happen a lot?
Jim Leylands Lucky Underwear
Jim Leyland, the manager of the Detroit Tigers, revealed that during last month’s 12 game winning streak he didn’t change his underwear. A lot of athletes don’t change their underwear if they win. I guess the advantage of losing is having clean underwear and not getting a rash, fungus or gangrene on your crotch.
No More Sexy Underwear Billboards
According to Scotland’s Daily Record, billboards and public advertisements featuring sexual themes, raunchy poses or barely clothed people will be outlawed. The regulations will be even higher for areas within 100 yards of a school. The issue was brought up concerning an underwear billboard featuring Eva Herzigoba in underwear next to the phrase “Hello Boys”, for Wonderbra. This will effect our underwear clad men as well. To what extent this will be pushed I don’t know. Sorry guys in Scotland.
City Council Candidate at an Underwear Party! GASP
Hayes Edward Ricks who served on the Laurel, Maryland, City Council from 1980 to 1988 is now running again unopposed. But shock has hit the area as photo’s of him at an underwear party have turned up! They were found posted on his own face book page. Apparently he didn’t think anyone would care. He has since removed them. WHO CARES! I think we are holding some of our public officials to inhuman standards of “morality”. Do you really want people in office who are so out of touch with our reality they think underwear is taboo and offensive? Show us your undies Ed! I think he should come to the GUB Grind!
Man in Underwear Hit by Car
In San Antonio a 27 year old man ran out into the street and was hit by a car. It may shock you, but apparently he was found to be under the influence of drugs. Am I the only sober guy who runs around outside in underwear?
THE WEEK IN UNDERWEAR CRIME:
Urban Outfitters Underwear Dilemma
The retailer, one of my favorites, has been selling underwear and socks in the theme of Native America and has labeled them “Navajo”. Apparently, this has been seen as not politically correct. What’s more, it’s actually illegal for companies to imply that their products might be made by Native Americans when they aren’t, according to the Federal Indian Arts and Crafts act of 1990. Jezebel reports that the Attorney General of the Navajo Nation wrote to Urban Outfitters months ago asking them to stop selling the items in question, but is still waiting for a response. I aint saying a thing.
Identified by His Underwear
14 year old Antonio Kliess of Florida was interrupted during a car break-in at a parking lot. Once discovered he fled. Witnesses saw his saggy pants falling and saw his red boxers. You know how funny it is to watch saggers walk because it looks like they crapped their pants, and have to keep one hand on their pants at all times? I bet this was a hilarious scene. Anyway, they found him later and he was identified because of his red boxers. I guess the witnesses were underwear fans.
20 students in San Marcos Texas are facing misdemeanor charges after forcing new members to strip to their underwear and drink alcohol. The problem was some of the ones forces to drink were underage. As hot as underwear hazing may sound, it must be done responsibly people!
PICTURE OF THE WEEK:
This week we have a great picture and a great idea for your Halloween costume. How about going as a cuddly teddy bear? I this outfit you are sure to get a lot of attention. And a lot of hugs! I would hug him. Happy Halloween men!
Today’s item is no exception. It’s an interview with one of their lead male underwear models, motorcycle enthusiast Kody Courdan.
And if after reading the interview you’re lusting for underwear like that worn by Kody in the pictures below you’re in luck.
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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!