Archive for the ‘Undie Awards’ Category
As has become tradition this time of year, the brilliant underwear pros over at HisRoom have now revealed the winners of their much-anticipated Men’s Undie Awards.
The 2013 Undie Award winners are no shocker, though, as we see well-known brands claim titles in almost all categories which include briefs, boxers, thongs, trunks, and this year’s newcomer: Shapewear which – sadly – replaces the jockstrap category. What’s up with that?? You don’t replace jocks with shapewear, guys. Hopefully this category will be back again next year.
Anyway, the winning brands include brands such as Obviously, Calvin Klein (which win for best thong AND best brief with the Body Hip Brief style, and we couldn’t agree more with this choice!) as well as 2(x)ist.
See the winners in the video below and skip to the 0:27 mark to see the undies.
It’s that time of the year when the good folks over at HisRoom reveal the winners of their much-hyped Men’s Undie Awards.
The 2012 Undie Award winners reveal some of the most popular briefs, boxers, thongs, trunks, and jockstraps in the mainstream underwear market today. Over the past month, the Undie Awards received an overwhelming 40,000 votes from women and men of all shapes and sizes!
See the winners in the video below and read more about each style below.
Favorite Boxers – Woven:
Polo Ralph Lauren 3 Pack Woven Boxer P299 – Whether you’re stocking up on more of your favorite classic white Polo boxers, or are looking to add a shot of something different to your rotation, these fantastic 3 pack woven boxer options will not disappoint. Made of lightweight and soft, woven, 100% Cotton fabric.
Favorite Boxers – Knit:
2xist Loose Knit Boxer 0100703 – This classic knit boxer is made of soft ringspun combed cotton for soft comfort against the skin and provides a more relaxed, easy fit. Made of 100% knit cotton fabric.
Favorite Boxer Brief:
Hanes Comfort Soft Waistband Boxer Brief 4 Pack 7460P4 – Hanes trademark ComfortSoft waistband boxer briefs in a convenient 4 pack at a great price. The longer legs stay in place and the 100% Cotton fabric ensures all day comfort.
Emporio Armani Stretch Cotton Trunk 110852 – Single-pack stretch cotton trunk offers an enhanced slimmer fit, with updated silhouettes. Made of a 95% Cotton, 5% Elastane blend.
2xist Contour Pouch Brief 0100303 – Seamless sides and back make this brief extremely low-profile under clothes. Sits comfortably at hips. Made of 100% knit cotton fabric.
Calvin Klein Body Thong U1708 – Excellent standard thong from Calvin Klein. Made with pure 100% Cotton to accentuate your attributes.
Under Armour Performance Jock with Cup Pocket 10000271 – Lightweight and silky Heatgear body is engineered for breathability and moisture transport away from body. Pouch is made of Under Armour’s signature 80% Polyester, 20% Elastane fabric blend.
June don’t go! It’s too soon!
Well, it’s the last week of June. I hope you men have been able to get out and enjoy the summer and maybe even have some outside in underwear time. Being Gay Pride month you can always get to a local Pride event and strip down to undies and it’s totally acceptable. That’s the best part about these festivals.
Here in Colorado Springs we have our Pride next month, July 16 – 17, so if you haven’t made it to one yet come visit ours. I will be working at a booth and may end up in undies Sunday, plus I hear this year we will have Manview underwear sporting and selling their underwear. Woo Hoo! I am excited. OK, but enough about that lets see what’s happening this week in underwear:
The Undie Awards
Underwear aficionados from all over the world have made their votes as have underwear fans including many of us. Here are some of the results. For full results and details, check out Jay’s post from last week or go to www.theundies.com. Congratulations to all the winners!
FAVORITE BRIEF: Munsingwear Full Rise Pouch Classic White Brief (2 time winner)
FAVORITE BOXER BRIEF: Obviously For Men Low Rise Boxer Brief
FAVORITE TRUNK: Calvin Klein Steel Micro Low Rise Trunk
FAVORITE THONG: Calvin Klein Body Thong
FAVORITE JOCK STRAP: UnderArmour Performance Jock with Cup Pocket
More Underwear Awards
Colorado based company, 4th Amendment Wear, won a Gold Lion award from the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for their underwear with messages hidden in them that are only visible via airport TSA screenings. The messages contain freedom messages in protest of the invasive security, basically calling attention to the fourth amendment.
Ryan Reynolds Made Stuntman Wear Underwear to Support His Huge…
I think the title says it all. Watch the video.
Taylor Lautner to Model Underwear
The Philipines Star is reporting that designer Bench out of Manila has secured Twilight star Taylor Lautner as an endorser. It seems like a great move for a guy who has worked as hard as he has to get the body needed for his role as a werewolf.
Free Clothes For The Stripped
Cloting designer, Desigual, gave free clothing to the first 100 people who showed up out side their London store Friday. People began to line up Thursday night for the free clothes. This same Spanish designer has ran this at stores in Amsterdam, Stockholm and Berlin. Why doesn’t this happen here!
Strip Victory Lap
Austin Hubbard, the latest in his family to take on the world of car racing ,just won the “World of Outlaws Late Model Series”. So how did he celebrate? He stripped off his clothes and took a victory lap in his undies! Of course he had long underwear on but I still like the idea.
One local Jail in Tennessee is switching underwear. They used to provide underwear that cost $1.50 for inmates, but that was too costly so they’ve swapped. They now have an orange stretchy one size fits all unisex brief which costs .50 cents each. The undies should last 50 wears and the inmates still have tho option of bringing their own underwear… Is it just me or do you want a pair too?
Jock Strap Duty
A Host at CBS All Sports radio station 93.7 KDKA-FM is on underwear duty. He bet that if the Pittsburg Pirates got their record above 500, something they haven’t done since 1999, he would wash their jock straps. Well after a few wins the team made it and he is on underwear duty. Why don’t I make bets like that? Denver if any of your teams needs a Jock manager, I am here!
Superman Loses his Underwear!
DC Comics is going to relaunch the Superman series starting with Action Comics # 1. However, they are making a few adjustments, one they are taking away his red underpants! More like outer pants. They are putting him in a solid blue and at times even jeans. I think they should have kept the red underpants and lost the blue suit! I don’t know why they want to redo the classics I think it’s a bad move.
WEEK IN UNDERWEAR CRIME
Bradley Voyken, a 21 year old man hiding from several warrants, was found at an apartment in downtown Kelowna, near Toronto Canada. When police arrived he jumped out the window and fled in just his underwear. The police chased him through yards and neighborhoods and finally caught him in a closet at another home. He was still just in his boxers.
Jersey School Yeller
A man in New Jersey ran into an Elementary School and began to scream and yell that he was being chased by men with guns. He was only wearing his underwear. It turns out the men he was talking about were the Police who were called to a scene where he was making a disturbance. He has been taken in for psychiatric evaluation. Well technically he was telling the truth.
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
In the spirit of “Gay Pride” month I found this great picture to share. As I mentioned earlier, Pride events are great places for viewing and showing off underwear. And if you haven’t already voted, go vote for your choice of Julys “Fan Picture of the Month” and submit your picture for August by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. July and Augusts winner will receive a pair of 2xist Neons! Happy Pride Month to one and all, gay or straight be proud of who you are and flaunt them underpants men!
Every year we here at GUB look forward to HisRoom‘s prestigious UndieAwards – mostly because it’s a good chance for us underwear enthusiasts to get an idea about what other guys think is their favorite styles and brands.
More than 40,000 men and women cast their vote, so these awards really provide useful insight into contemporary mainstream underwear fashion.
The winners of this year’s vote has just been announced, and I am not too surprised to see stylish brands such as Calvin Klein, UnderArmour, and Obviously take home wins in catories such as boxers, boxer briefs, jockstraps, thongs, and trunks.
But I am – quite frankly – extremely surprised that the winning brief was the Munsingwear Full Rise Pouch Classic White Brief!
I mean, just look at it! That’s just not a sexy pair of briefs!
What on Earth made the voters go for such a diaper-like full cut brief?? I just don’t get it. Past winners in this category include much more stylish choices such as the C-in2 Bamboo Mesh Slider Brief and the 2(x)ist Contour Pouch Brief.
I guess it must be extremely comfortable to wear… But who am I to judge, this is obviously what a lot of guys prefer – we gotta respect that.
Instead, let’s quickly move on to some of the other categories with winners that are easier on the eye, hehe.
The winning boxer brief was the Obviously For Men Low Rise Boxer Brief. A good choice, I think. Obviously really is one of the pioneers within pouch design and innovation.
In the thong category, the winning style was an oldie but goldie – the Calvin Klein Body Thong. It comes from CK’s extremely succesful Body range which has been a hit with quality conscious men for years.
Personally, the CK Body Hip Brief is one of my favorite briefs of all time.
Finally there is the winning thong, and this year the voters have – once again – chosen the UnderArmour Performance Jock. This is the third year in a row that UnderArmour takes home the trophy in this category.
I can’t say that I am too surprised. I know that it is a go-to style for many guys for athletic purposes. It’s no coincidence that we see many pros wearing UnderArmour, too.
All in all, I think the winning styles fit well with the current trends – EXCEPT that Munsingwear brief. To me that’s a miss, guys. If this is what you’re wearing, you seriously need to explore new underwear horizons.
With that said, don’t forget to pay HisRoom a visit.
Once again, they’ve done a great job with the UndieAwards.
Now, here’s video presentations of all the winning styles in the men’s underwear category.
For each of the categories HisRoom’s panel of expert judges selects a favorite style. But the overall winner is chosen by popular vote on Undie Award website.
To see some of last year’s winners, check out these posts
- Men’s brief of the year, 2009: C-in2 Bamboo Mesh Slider Brief and Mansilk Silk Satin Knit Mini Brief
- Jockstrap of the year, 2009: Bike Performance Cotton Strap Supporter and Under Armour Performance Jock
- Men’s boxer brief of the year, 2009: Diesel Breddox Trunk and UnerArmour Boxer Jock
Just this week the 2010 winners were announced. So without further ado, here’s the judges’ choices and overall winners of the 2010 Undie Awards in the categories briefs, boxer briefs, and trunks.
You can check out the rest of the winners at the Undie Award website.
Men’s boxer brief of the year, judges pic: Under Armour Performance Boxer Jock
Here’s what the judges said about their choice for boxer brief of the year: “Made of lightweight and silky Heatgear fabric that is engineered for breathability. Under Armour’s signature Moisture Transport System and temperature regulation give athletes a cool, dry fit while the anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor-causing microbes. This underwear recovers its shape and fits exactly how you want it to while the compression fit keeps your muscles focused.”
Men’s boxer brief of the year, overall winner: Obviously For Men Chromatic Full Cut Boxer PBB-CH
HisRoom made the following comment on the win by Obviously: “Made to be the solution to any and all underwear problems. It’s basically the only underwear you need. The anatomical pouch prevents sticking and constriction and the seamless back prevents ride-up. This full-cut boxer is made of an ultra-lightweight and soft blend of modal and spandex for soft comfort and a stretch fit.”
Men’s brief of the year, judges pic: Perofil Cotton & Comfort Fresh Midi Brief
Here’s what the judges said about their choice for brief of the year: “Made of 1×1 ribbed cotton with long-staple fibers for luxurious softness, lightweight breathability and incredible comfort. The 2-ply contour seam pouch provides improved profile and support. The plush-backed elastic waistband with shadow stripe features the “Perofil” logo. Made in Italy, this brief is flyless.”
Men’s brief of the year, overall winner: 2xist Contour Pouch Brief
HisRoom made the following comment on the win by 2(x)ist: “Extremely comfortable brief made of 100 percent combed cotton in a 1 by 1 knit for an incredibly soft feel against your skin. The curve of the front seam on this brief was designed using very precise measurements for a superior fit and well-made design. The additional flatlock stitching and binding accentuate and enhance the gentlemen’s package.”
I couldn’t find the official Undie Award video for the 2xist Contour Pouch brief on Youtube.
However, you can see it on HisRoom’s own website.
Until I find the official video, you’ll have to settle for this :)
Men’s trunk of the year, judges pic: Emporio Armani Stretch Cotton Trunk
Here’s what the judges said about their choice for trunk of the year: “Offers an enhanced slimmer fit with an updated silhouette for today’s man. Made of a cotton/spandex jersey knit, this trunk features a soft finish, making it ideal for everyday wear. The seamed contour pouch offers an improved profile and superior support while the dual-back seams on the rear of the trunk provide a very comfortable fit.”
Men’s trunk of the year, overall winner: Calvin Klein Steel Micro Low Rise Trunk
HisRoom made the following comment on the win by Calvin Klein: “Designed to celebrate Calvin Klein’s 25th anniversary of creating stylish men’s underwear. This is a sexy, low-rise trunk with a short inseam to wear with tight hipster pants. Made from an unbelievably soft stretch microfiber, this Calvin Klein trunk features a wide microfiber logo waistband in lustrous metallic silver. The classic lines and double-layer paneled pouch make this trunk a modern classic and an instant favorite.”
You can get all the winning styles at HisRoom.com.
See which which styles won the categories boxer shorts, thong, and jockstrap on the official Undie Award website.
Every year since 2007, online men’s underwear store, HisRoom.com, has put men’s underwear to the test and made you guys, the real experts, vote for the best styles in the categories Jockstrap, Brief, Boxer Brief, and Thong. The Undie Awards takes place in June so it’ll be a few more months until we get to see who will take down the prestigious awards in 2010.
Until then, however, we can enjoy the 2009 winners, and today and the next three days I bring you high quality video footage the winning styles as well as the judges’ selections in each of the four men’s underwear categories. Actually the categories also included boxer shorts, but this isn’t really the focus of Guys’ Underwear Blog, so go instead to the Undie Awards website to check that category out.
In each category a people’s favorite as well as judges’ favorite were chosen.
By the way, if you’re shopping for jockstraps, I recommend visiting Jockstrap Central.
Jockstrap Judges Selection of the year 2009: Under Armour Performance Jock with Cup Pocket
In their evaluation of the Under Amour Performance Jock, the Judges said, “all of the performance capabilities and quality you’ve come to expect from Under Armour have been applied to this jock strap. It’s lightweight, is made of wicking and ventilation engineered fabric with four-way stretch, has a compression fit, and almost in spite of everything it looks great as well. If you need just one jock, let this be the one”.
It’s clear that the judges view the jockstrap style as primarily aimed for athletic purposes, which they should. However, almost every top tier men’s underwear manufacturer has at least one fashion jockstrap style in their collections. So if you’re looking for a comfortable jockstrap for everyday use, you should be careful choosing the Under Armour Performance Jock. This jockstrap is meant for sports activities and will not be too comfortable to wear all day long, especially with a cup inserted.
That said, I agree with the judges that the Under Armour Performance Jock looks great and is made from a superb fabric blend consisting of 80% Polyester and 20% Elastane for the pouch, which is excellent for ventilation, and a strong waistband consisting of 53% Stretch Nylon, 26% polyester, 20% elastane.
The Under Armour Performance Jock with Cup Pocket can be yours for $15.
Jockstrap the year 2009, overall winner: Bike Performance Cotton Strap Supporter
You guys voted, and the award for best jockstrap 2009 went to the the Bike Performance Cotton Strap Supporter – a long time classic from a maybe one of the most famous jockstrap brands in the world with an age old history. The Bike Company actually invented the jockstrap in 1874!
No doubt that their many, many years of experience have earned this performance underwear brand the experience it takes to produce top-quality, award-winning jockstrap designs.
HisRoom noted that, “the Bike Performance Cotton Strap Supporter is a good jock at a great price. Whether you’re an everyday-wearer, or would just like more support and free movement for sports activities, this jock does the job. Price certainly makes it an attractive buy for customers, but the fact that an athletic company produces it sets it apart from other standard jocks. The cotton-construction and moisture-wicking properties of the fabric pouch meet and exceed the needs of the average jock customer.”
The fabric composition is somewhat difference from the Under Armour jockstrap with the pouch being made from 55% nylon, 25% rubber, and 20% cotton. The Bike Performance Cotton Strap Supporter will do the job of wicking moisture from your body, but whether it will do it better than the Under Armour jockstrap I am not sure.
This jockstrap will probably feel more comfortable to wear for an entire day since it’s not cup-based and contains 20 % cotton.
The Bike Performance Cotton Strap Supporter has most other jockstraps beat when it comes to price setting you back no more than $5!
Needless to say, you can get both styles at HisRoom.