I admit that I have high expectations when it comes to aussieBum. Over the years I’ve become a fan of many of their underwear and swimwear styles, their quality construction and even their fun marketing. And they regularly develop new styles that grab my attention.
The new style I’m reviewing today is the PocketJockit, which is a low-rise brief that has a pocket sewn on the outside of the pouch. It comes in four colors – red, white, blue and purple – and is made of a soft and comfortable fabric that’s 89% Pima Cotton and 11% Elastane. The waistband is black, but has the brand name written in the main color of the underwear.
So what did I think when the package of PocketJockit briefs arrived? Well, I tried them on and instantly liked how they felt. They’re comfortable all-around, offering enough room in the pouch and back, while providing low-rise sex appeal. The design also made my pouch look more impressive. I really like cotton, so I have the peace of mind knowing that the fabric is quite breathable and will remain comfortable all day. And finally, I liked that that the label is sewn on all four sides into the rear of the waistband, so it never itches.
Did you notice that I haven’t mentioned what I thought of the pocket yet? At first I didn’t know what to make of it. The briefs are great for everyday use, whether or not you want to store anything in the pocket. So I started thinking “Well, what would I want to store there?” The pocket goes almost all the way down to the base of the crotch, so you can store a bunch of things rather comfortably. But here’s the short list of feasible uses that I came up with:
- If you’re wearing pants that don’t have pockets or if you’re at an underwear party, you can store money, a key, and ID in the pocket.
- When you travel, the pocket is a safe place to store extra money. Just don’t try to store your passport there. I tried and found that it was too big. :)
All in all, these briefs met the high expectations I have from aussieBum. I’ll wear them as everyday briefs and don’t think I’ll get much use out of the pocket…but it’s nice to have the option of using it just in case.
|Style and look?||Low-rise briefs with a pocket in the front. The pocket isn’t very noticeable, but it gives you the option to store money, ID or a key there.|
|Suitable for?||Suitable for everyday wear whether or not you use the pocket.|
|Fit and quality?||High quality fabric and construction. If you’re in between sizes, opt for the larger size.|
|Is the price right?||The briefs are $25.44, which is a bit on the high side. BUT…aussieBum offers FREE shipping to the U.S.|
|Best thing about it?||It’s a great brief that gives you the option of storing items in a pocket.|
Another great addition to the aussieBum range of underwear!
|Buy them here||www.aussiebum.com|
Apparently, as long as you’re a major athletic super star (and not shaking your booty too violently) YouTube will refrain from blocking your videos.
Case in question: Mr. Beckham’s much-hyped Super Bowl video ad featuring his new H&M Bodywear range (a less offensive way of saying underwear).
The video sees Beckham pose in boxer shorts, boxer briefs, and regular briefs while looking confident in that angry/serious model kind-of-way. You can see the video below. There’s even a behind-the-scenes clip as well.
Carried by low-price retailer, H&M, the new Beckham undies are quite cheap. In the U.S., a pair of briefs is just $12.95.
Look out for our official review of the Beckham Bodywear range in a few weeks’ time.
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.
Today we introduce you to a new underwear brand that we have yet to cover here at Guys’ Underwear Blog: Activeman. The brand was recently introduced over at Jockstrap Central – and it caught out interest.
Activeman is best known for it’s affordable traditional jockstraps. But it actually offers a much wider selection.
Now, if you wanna skip to the hot picture set, simply scroll down and enjoy the looks of male underwear model, Draven Torres. Don’t you just love those tattoos?
Take their Liberty Trunk, for instance. It is constructed of one of our favorite fabrics: Modal. Modal is a processed bio-based textile made from the beech tree. In many ways, a modal acts like cotton but with the advantages of rayon. It’s soft, smooth and breathes well. It is cool to the touch and very absorbent with a resistance to shrinkage. Modal is also less likely to fade or to form pills as a result of friction and stays soft through repeated washings. Of course, our favorite feature of modal is simply it’s stretchability and it’s nature to expand adapting to anything that may pop up!
The Activeman Sports Brief is constructed of a sturdy but stretchy cotton with a touch of Elastane. The fully formed and roomy ergonomic 3d pouch ensures the utmost in comfort for a guy. And though it has no lift functionality per say, the pictures below don’t lie: This underwear will make the most of your bulge.
As for price, Activeman is extremely affordable. The Liberty Trunk is only $14.95 and comes in both white and black. The Sports Brief is only $12.95 and comes in black, white and grey. If you’re looking for the perfect everyday underwear that’s totally affordable, stylish, comfortable and built to last then we think we’ve found it for you with the newly launched Activeman Underwear now at Jockstrap Central.
It’s almost here! Our very first GUB Grind extravaganza! Am I implying a second? Who knows.
But now this Saturday February 11th, 2012 at Club Q in Colorado Springs will be the GUB Grind Underwear Party! Come join us in your best, hottest undies. We have over 50 pairs of underwear and other great prizes to be won; including Adam Coussins’ autographed underwear.
You will also have a chance to get your GUB Tank Tops sporting the phrase “Show Me Your Underwear” (as seen in the picture).
We will have 5 fashion shows showcasing several high quality brands of the best in men’s underwear. We will also have a game show on stage you can be a part of entitled “Nut Huts and Butt Huggers” where you can will some great, fun and a few ridiculous prizes.
The event will be hosted by Valdamar, associate editor of the Guys Underwear Blog and CiCi D’Ore. At midnight, for our women’s underwear lovers, we will also have a live womans underwear contest, so ladies come out in your best underwear as well.
All proceeds are going toward the Colorado Springs Pride Center. It’s going to be a blast!
See you Saturday at the GUB Grind.
8:00 – Silent Auction: Great chance to get some new undies (Ends after last Fashion Show)
10:00 – The Swanky Fashion Show: Featuring the 2xist Tux Collection
10:30 – The JOCK Fashion Show: Featuring underwear from Mens Underwear and Swimwear
11:00 – The Valentines Fashion Show: Featuring the style of Jake Joseph
11:30 – The Wet-N-Wild Fashion Show: Featuring the fashion of TRIBE
12:00 – The Womens Underwear Contest: Show us what you got ladies!
12:00 – The TOUCH Fashion Show: Featuring the brand new 2xist TOUCH collection
12:15 (after last show) – Silent Auction will be closed.
In between all shows the club will be filled with the beats of DJ Kyree Mist and the floor will be open for dancing!
Also the “Nut Hut & Butt Huggers” Game Show will take place following each Fashion Show.
Thanks to our AMAZING sponsors: 2xist, Mens Underwear and Swimwear, Jake Joseph, TRIBE, Maclovia, Natalie Lynn Models, Club Q and more! Complete coverage will be shared next week. Keep on the look out for some awesome pictures and videos.