As summer nears here on the northern hemisphere, it also means that winter is coming for those of you well below Equator.
I guess that’s why GUB favorite, Teamm8, just shared this chilling video… Remember, these guys are headquartered in Australia.
Directed and produced by New Yorkers, Victor Jeffreys II and CK Swett, these Brooklyn-based artists communicate their enthusiasm for life through film, sculpture, dance, speech, performance, song, short stories, and knock-em-down-drag-em-out parties with their friends.
“The guys produced a couple of audio versions for us but we love this fun voice message one the most … i think it’s brilliant!“, said Michal Nicolas, Director/Owner of teamm8.
Well, we love the video since it features our favorite Teamm8 undie, the Signature brief.
Here at GUB we love innovative undie videos – if you are a budding underwear video artist, feel free to send us your stuff. We’d be happy to share your videos with thousands of undie fans from around the world.
Howdy underwear fans! My name is Lee and I am the newest reviewer here at GUB. Apparently I am going to be the thong guy – it seems that no one else here is a thong fan like I am so I guess I get the job :)
While they will be my main focus, trust me – I plan on reviewing more than JUST thongs!
In my inaugural review here at GUB I will be looking at a line of thongs from a company that might be new to many of you, Arroyman International.
This small but personal underwear store is located in Santiago, Chile. For those of us unwilling to travel so far for a sexy pair of undies, they have a convenient website that allows us to order and have it shipped here.
Their stock encompasses a wide variety of styles, from the above mentioned thongs and jocks to briefs, runners, gym and swimwear. They have more traditional items (check out the Buns Bikini in Glossy Wet-look Steel) as well as more extreme styles that are not for the faint of heart (Bulge Bud Micro-Thong in Turquoise Lace anyone?).
While the website is not as slick and professional as some of the more major players out there, the owner (Manuel – not just the owner but the primary model as well) is very friendly. Spend a little time browsing the store, register, add items to your online wishlist and he will send a friendly email asking if you have any questions or need any assistance.
Since the items do come from Chile, shipping is equivalent or a little higher than what you would pay for similar items from the US, and you might have to wait slightly longer – think Super Saver Shipping (it took 3 ½ weeks for me to get my order in Colorado). Get on their mailing list for regular discounts and sales, which often cover the cost of shipping, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.
I would have to say that one of the best things about Arroyman is the value for money. I found that in my most recent order I spent a bit more than I originally expected because I knew that I would get some really great items which were WELL worth the wait! To give you an example – when informed of a recent 15% off sale, I went to the site and spent just under $60 including shipping and got 6 items – 3 thongs, 1 brief, 1 jock and 1 “Bad Boy”, a jock / brief hybrid. I would challenge you to find such value elsewhere!
So let’s get down to the review. I chose to review the Traditional Thong for several reasons: 1 – I already had one, so I knew how it would hold up in the long run, and I had just ordered 2 more. 2 – This is a good “entry-level” thong for those of you who might be new to the thong game, but is still a good thong for the more experienced thong-wearers. And 3 – well, just look at these pictures – it looks really good!
Check out my review after the break.
|Style and look?||The Traditional Thong is exactly that – a straightforward traditional thong. What makes it stand out is the comfortable fabric and the overall way it flatters you. While not going to extremes of a micro-thong, or an enhancer, it cradles your package in a soft stretchy fabric that gives you a bit of a lift without being stand-out obvious under regular clothes.
The website shows that the fabric is either microfiber or tactel, but from the label it is 80% Polyamide / 20% Elastane. Whatever it’s made of it’s sleek without being slick, soft without being delicate and stretchy without being too loose. I would probably not provide you with a lot of support were you to wear it to the gym, but that is not what it’s intended for. It is also available in a variety of colors: black, white, blue, and red.
|Suitable for?||Most thongs are only good for a few hours; many cannot be worn all day without feeling it. This one on the other had is so comfortable, you might forget you are wearing a thong! Wear it under work clothes to feel a little sexier, out on a special date for a secret surprise, or for that night out on the town under jeans.|
|Fit and quality?||The small fit me (a 30 in waist) comfortably, not to tight or too loose. Pouch size was more than adequate without being baggy – the stretch of the fabric allows for some leeway here. The back was also the perfect width – other thongs are too narrow (so called “butt floss”) and can pinch or chafe after a day’s wear, but this one stands out for being the opposite of those. It also was at the perfect height on your waist – not too low or too high-waisted. Anticipate sizes listed on the site to be accurate to what your size is.
Quality is also good – you can immediately tell these are not mass produced, but they definitely do not have that homemade feel about them. I have had one pair for over a year with regular wear / washing and it has withstood the test of time with seams remaining intact (even though despite instructions to the contrary, I machine wash AND dry them!).
|Is the price right?||Absolutely – thongs of this quality are usually a little higher priced (figure in the $20 range) and this one came below that average at $10 – $11, depending on color choice.|
|Best thing about it?||The comfort. If you are tempted to try a thong, this is one that you will probably enjoy. And if you are a regular thonger then this could be one that you will want to stock up on! Once you get used to it, check out some of the other styles and see if they don’t catch your interest.|
|Overall grade||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Overall I give the Arroyman Traditional Thong 4 out of 5 stars due to the level of comfort, the value, the look, and the quality. Give them a try, you’ll be glad you did!
|Buy it here||www.zungas.cl/comersus/dolar/|
It’s been too long since we’ve looked into some new ranges here on Guys’ Underwear Blog (well, two days but who’s counting).
But have no fear – Kenneth Cole’s new range is here! And it’s just become available to all UK undie fans.
Based in NYC, Kenneth Cole is isn’t – per say – a new brand. However, those of you in the UK will soon have access to the new KC men’s underwear range, adding to his already extensive fashion range.
The new underwear collection, consisting of standard boxer brief cuts, features bold stripes and block colors as well as geometric cube and psychedelic polka dot prints.
In the UK, the collection is completely exclusive to House of Fraser.
The price of this new collection will range between £15-£18 in the UK.
(And is it just me or does the underwear model used for these pics look freakishly thin??)
One more week until Easter, which means the next major holiday (not counting Mothers Day) to look forward to is Memorial Day the unofficial yet traditional beginning of summer. Woo hoo!
I know you guys are probably all tired of me going on about summer but it just makes me so happy. Not that I had a bad winter where I live. But good things to look forward to and the Guys’ Underwear Blog has some pretty exciting things ahead too.
Maybe some of them will make the report next week, come back and find out. But let’s see what has been going on this week:
Florida’s Underwear Ban
Florida State Senator Gary Siplin, who has said he’s tired of seeing underwear “that’s nasty and dirty”, has succeeded with passing his law banning the sagging of pants to show underwear or body parts in all central Florida Schools. Violators will get verbal warnings, calls to parents, and ultimately a 30 day suspension. The battles politicians choose to fight…
The Marine’s New Underwear
The United States Military will soon be shipping a new form of armor over to the battle lines, armored underwear! Apparently despite a large number of injuries to the groin areas of soldiers, there has not been a specific garment made to protect these men, and women, from shell blasts in the thigh, groin and glute regions. The new underwear is made to protect yet also will be antimicrobial, and breathable. British troops have already been using these undergarments for some time now (pictured above) and American troops have been asking for them so congrats men on the new undies! Every Marine in Afghanistan should be receiving a pair soon.
Show Off The Dancing Undies
Maksim Chmerkovskiy of Dancing with the Stars was recently on Access Hollywood. Kit Hoover, the female host, said she loved the fact that he let just a peek of his underwear stick out the top of his pants. She then stood him up and pulled his underwear up to show the Calvin Klein waist band. He then told her next time pull the pants down not the underwear up. He would be arrested for that in Florida.
What Would Your Mother Do?
That is the name of a new line of underwear. Seriously. The line is geared at teenage girls, sorry boys, and is hoping to encourage abstinence. The underwear including tees contains slogans such as “Zip It”, “Not Tonight”, “Dream On” and yes “What Would Your Mother Do?”. So by making girls underwear fun with messages young girls will be pulling their pants off to show boys WWYMD is making a change. Despite my sarcasm I really do think helping teens not to engage in sex too young is a good idea.
Real World Homophobe
Dustin Zito, “Spencer” from the porn site Fratpad, was asked about how he would feel about a new gay room mate on the show Real World (Yeah, I didn’t know they still made that show either). He said that he wouldn’t want one because a gay man would always be sniffing his underwear. As opposed to his fratpad straight room mates who ran around playing naked and jacking off together. He has been kicked out of the house.
The “Undie Classic”
On April 8th 150 students ran around their campus in their underwear. Not as a prank but for Good Will. The fraternity at UCF donated the clothes they wore and then ran. The total weight of donated clothes was over 1,000 pounds! This was the second annual “Undie Classic”, let’s hope it spreads to other college fraternities.
Japans $61 Jean Undies
These Japan made boxer briefs really really look like short short tight, tight denim jeans. It’s good to see the country is still putting out some cool products for us. They come at $61, yet shipping is included. If you want a pair go to www.japantrendshop.com and support Japan. Maybe I can get them to give me a pair to review!?
The Chinese Ministry of Defense has told all of it’s reservists to pack their underwear. A letter to reservists stated that they should expect to participate in 24 hour maneuvers and drills and they should expect to get dirty. The Reserve Command will be providing them with a week’s worth of underwear but they were told they could bring extra “disposable” underwear. So don’t take your $40 Gregg Hommes, make a trip to Wal-Mart.
THE WEEK IN UNDERWEAR CRIME:
A Special Education Teacher at a school in Missouri is in quite a bit of trouble after his inspection of students’ underwear. Apparently, he found some fecal material on the floor (poop) and wanted to know who did it. So he had every student remove their underwear so he could find the culprit. The teacher had the 6 children go to the bathroom for this so they did not expose themselves to him at anytime. One mother stated “I’m livid, absolutely freaking livid”. The teacher will not be returning.
A homeless man in Detroit left a duffel bag outside of a local TV station, WDIV-TV Chanel 4. This began a massive panic and evacuation of not just the building but the whole area for blocks. The fire department and police departments were there and it was a whole hullabaloo. When the bag was opened what was inside? Underwear and cans.
A 25 year old man in Casper, Wyoming has been arrested after he was found outside a Boys & Girls Club only in his underwear. The misdemeanor charge was not because he was in underwear but because after yelling at employees and even trying to get on a school bus he attracted too much attention. The police showed up and found marijuana, mushrooms, acid and ecstasy in his underwear (not euphemisms). He is facing 6 months in jail.
Trailers, Arson and Underwear
A 65 year old man has been charged with arson at a Florida trailer park. A witness saw the man standing in nothing but his underwear outside a broken window just watching the home burn down. The house was a total loss with damages at $10,000 (must not have been a luxury trailer).
This week we only had one underwear check on Saturday and you men had some hot undies on: Homme, several CK’s, Under Armour, Cleaver, Armani, OBOY, and 2xist. Good choices men, keep us informed.
And remember to ask your friends!
PICTURE OF THE WEEK:
This week we have a picture to remind you to do your Spring Cleaning! I love this picture, however it kind of looks like this guy needs a little help with his laundry and cleaning. I have no idea how he ended up on top of the dryer back to the washer and it looks like the undies may be coming off. I would love to hear your stories for the picture of the week. Leave a comment.
Impetus men’s underwear has been off our radar for a while, but with their recent promotion photos and behind-the-scenes video they’ve clawed their way back into our minds.
They didn’t make it easy, though. We received an e-mail from their PR agency and it was all in Spanish which we – sadly – don’t speak a word off.
The pictures, however, spoke for themselves. We really think Impetus has managed to reinvent themselves with their latest 2011 range called HOT, which takes inspiration from India and Marrakech (we learned from Google Translate).
A typical pair of Impetus briefs will set you back USD $29.
Enjoy the pics and the video, guys – and check out the entire collection at www.impetusunderwear.com.
While hordes of men’s underwear fans around the world are still recovering from the Jockey underwear model star disappointment that is Tim Tebow, the otherwise renowned undies brand just got regained some plus points in our book with their latest promotion video.
When it comes to Jockey, though, we can’t stay disappointed too long. After all, this is the company that invented the modern brief!
Anyway, Jockey Underwear recently celebrated 135 years in the industry with its first stunning International Catwalk show at the Hospital Club in London.
Members of Europe’s fashion elite and media were in attendance to watch the brand head back to its roots, showcasing heritage pieces from when the company began in 1876, right through to a preview of some of Jockey’s most stylish collections for A/W 2011.
My guess is we won’t be seeing Tim wearing any of these “stylish” collections, either.
Jockey, go for someone like Michael Phelps next time. He’s got what it takes to beat the Nadals and Ronaldos out there.
Happy Friday, guys!
We thought we’d kick off the weekend with some more amazing photos and video footage from the 2011 Singapore Men’s Fashion Week.
This time around we’ll be looking into Punto Blanco, a brand that hasn’t really received much attention here on Guys’ Underwear Blog over the last year.
Looking at all these gorgeous styles, though, it’s obvious that we should keep an eye out for PB in the future.
Not sure the strings of Christmas lights will be catching on, though… even on underwear models, LOL.
Have a great weekend!
We thought this was a fun little story for those of you guys who’re following 90210…
Next week’s episode of 90210 (Monday 4/18) promises plenty of “revealing” heat when Teddy (Trevor Donovan) is reunited with an old crush, Tripp Wallison (Alan Ritchson, Smallville).
Luckily for viewers, Mr. Ritchson is no stranger to the sexy game, given his career as a men’s underwear model.
Judging by these photos – courtesy of International Jock – we (and Teddy) have a lot to look forward to. Jocks, briefs, swim trunks, Alan Ritchson has sported them all.
The question remains: which will he be wearing (or removing?) on next week’s episode?
When I first saw a picture of this underwear collection I was instantly reminded of a Mad TV skit about Balls Out Jeans.
The skit makes reference to the fact that women walk around with their breasts hanging out and asks “Hey guys, are you tired of women showing off their junk while you can’t say a thing? Wouldn‘t it be great to walk around the street with your junk hanging out?” It then goes on to introduce a new pair of jeans where men‘s balls hang out.
The whole thing is a joke but in a satirical way makes a point. So upon seeing this collection I wondered, is this a joke? But it’s as real as it gets and it’s great.
Good Devil’s Ballz Out underwear has a strategically placed hole located perfectly between your legs allowing your testicles to hang out. Just like the satirical, yet unreal, Balls Out Jeans of Mad TV, the Ballz Out collection from Good Devil is a man-empowering product.
A man’s testicles are the symbol of his masculinity, his power and all that define him as male. Your penis is more of a sex symbol and sensuous while at times being thought of as vulgar for that reason.
Your balls on the other hand are more of a sign of power, bravery and what makes a guy a guy. So the displaying of the balls without the penis really brings to light your masculine features and everything that makes you a man.
There is nothing more masculine than your balls. They look these undies give takes a little getting used to, it is kind of weird, but at the same time it’s hard to take your eyes off a guys balls so prominently displayed.
If you ever wear these in front of anyone you will with out a doubt be the center of attention, and you probably will keep that attention as long as you are visible.
But the Ballz Out feature of this collection goes beyond it’s male-empowering look, it can be quite useful. If you are a guy who feels his balls get hot easily, this underwear can be very cooling.
Or if you, like me, are a man who like to position his penis upward or away from his balls so that it doesn’t lay over them this underwear could be the answer.
Let’s face it, most of the time your underwear isn’t seen anyway so the practicality of the design is important. If you long for free swaying balls cooling in the breeze while still having support for your dangling penis Good Devil has your answer.
The Ballz Out collection comes in a bikini, boxer (square cut) and a thong each in white, turquoise, pink, black or red giving you a great selection of options.
I tried two selections a red bikini and a pink boxer. The boxer wore well, I felt comfortable and in place all day with out any problem.
The same went for the Bikini, it was comfortable and didn’t ride or chaff even after a full day of wear. I admit I was apprehensive about ever purchasing underwear like this so now was my opportunity to get some of my questions answered first hand.
First of all, would underwear like this be comfortable? Yes, I was actually surprised that I was comfortable. The fabric is %93 polyester giving the underwear a stability and nice sheen, yet it also is 7 % spandex allowing it to move and mold to you body while retaining it’s shape.
And there is a nice sized pouch to contain your penis without it feeling smashed. Of course the comfort level also may depend on what pants you’re wearing, I was in basketball type shorts with every wear I don’t know if I would want to wear these with denim jeans.
Second, will your balls stay in place? Again yes, I worried that if the room temperature would drop a little I would find myself slipping back inside the underwear or somewhere out of place to great discomfort or even pain. However, that never happened, my testicles remained in place outside the underwear.
Third, could I wear this all day? Well I did, and as I mentioned earlier I never felt uncomfortable. This may depend on what you’re doing, too, if you were running or involved in some high athletic activity and you happen to have a pendulous nut sac you may not want them swinging around the whole time.
I do admit as ridiculous an item as I originally thought this collection was I kind of liked them. They may be an acquired taste and I’m sure not everyone is going to love them but they make a statement and they were comfortable, kept me cool, and were fun.
I found myself constantly touching my balls all day, you may want to watch that at times it may not be appropriate. So like they sing in the Mad TV skit, in the tune of who let the dogs out, “Who’s got their balls out?!”
|Style and look?||The basic style is very traditional in cut and look. Then you have the hole where your balls hang out, that gives this a novel and fun look, yet at the same time hyper-masculine. I don’t see this becoming a new trend anytime soon in the world of fashion, yet it is different and original.|
|Suitable for?||Show and novelty. And although it is perfectly suitable for everyday wear I doubt that’s what many guys would use it for. It’s a great pair to wear for fun to a party with the guys or to show off to friends. It’s an entertaining pair of undies to own.|
|Fit and quality?||The fit was great. Both pairs conformed to my body perfectly, the pouch contained me comfortably and the hole my testicles hung out of was not tight but was very comfortable. The quality was good and I machine washed and dried both, although it’s recommended to hand wash and air dry, and both came out in great condition.|
|Is the price right?||The Ballz Out Thong goes for $23.10, The bikini goes for $24.20, And the boxer goes for $26.95 which is a standard price for Good Devil underwear or any other similar undies. Although it is hard to put a price on underwear like this which is unlike other underpants.|
|Best thing about it?||Your balls hang out, that’s what this is all about. Whether you’re doing it for the fun of it, as a gag or because you really want your balls out, either for comfort or coolness, that is the best and probably only reason you will buy these. A great bonus, however, is that they are actually comfortable and you could wear them anytime if you want to.|
|Overall grade||★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Good Devil’s Ballz Out underwear collection scores a whopping three stars for giving us a pair of underwear that makes a statement, is fun and at the same time is wearable and comfortable. I say that again because I have seen novelty or sexy underwear that is all about the look but you would not wear it any longer then you had to. So again I shout “Who’s got their balls out?!”
|Buy it here||www.skivviesmensunderwear.com|
Hello Underwear fanatics! It has been a great week as the weather warms up and things are getting more summer-like, exciting. Plus America still has a functioning Government! Woo Hoo!
And the best part is I have been able to “test” a crap load of new underwear and swim wear for you guys, it’s a hard job but someone has to do it. So look for those reviews out soon. But let’s get down to the news, here’s what’s going on:
The Undie Awards!
HerRoom.com and HisRoom.com are sponsoring the 5th annual Undies Awards for the best in men’s and women’s underwear. PLEASE go to www.theundies.com and cast your vote for Favorite boxer, brief, boxer brief, thong, and t-shirt. Voting is open now through April 30th.
The BUCK Party is Back!
Daniel Nardicio, known as the “Willy Wonka” of queer New York (whatever that means), has revived his Buck Spring Fling party hosted by a real live porn star. This party is all about the young and beautiful, under 28 get a discount as do guys in jock straps. And wearing just your underwear is required to get in. Too bad by the time you have read this you will have missed it. Next time men! If you went send me stories.
The Drew University, mid-Manhattan NY, Feminist Union has celebrated a week of sex. Highlighting the importance of underwear in this they had were able to decorate a pair of men’s or women’s underwear. What a fun class!
Underwear Party; The Album
The Ultramods, an independent punk duo, have recoded an entire album using Apple’s GarageBand app for the iPad, in just two weeks. Gone may be the days of hard working recording artists and big studios. But the good thing is the album is named “Underwear Party”. That may be the best album name I’ve heard of in a long time.
Jocks for Japan
Kate Kelly, of Bradford UK, has launched a campaign called “Jocks for Japan”, created to help supply fresh underwear for the men and women who have been victims of the horrible disasters in Japan. “A pair of knickers is something everyone can afford to give” said Kelly. People can do OK without a change of outerwear, but they need to change their underwear when they can. Through April 16th those of you in Saltaire can take brand new underwear to Vicars Café in Victoria Road, just north of Bradford or contact The Vine Church in Bradford.
Cavalli Takes Cannes
Designer Roberto Cavalli has opened a new boutique in Cannes, France, offering over 2,000 square feet of shopping pleasure. And of course we care because you can go there for the latest in his men’s underwear. Cavalli said he wants each person who enters his store to “ totally fulfill their dreams and desires”. OK, show me the undies!
Raid in Shanghai
A gay bar was raided early Sunday morning, the third, and 60 patrons were detained for about 12 hours. The reason? The city had received word that a male go-go dancer was doing a pornographic dance, in that he wore transparent underwear. Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1997 and the gay community has been gaining confidence despite slight harassment. This was a reminder that this kind of discrimination still exists there and that homosexuality is still a taboo issue in China. Most who were detained did nothing wrong other than just being at the wrong pace at the wrong time.
Saudi Arabi Bans Underwear!
It’s not as bad as it sounds. The country inspected the incoming men’s underwear and noticed that they had an “odd” shape and plastic in areas where the genitals would be. So the deemed them unfit and told dealers that the merchandise had to be returned. The odd low quality underwear will probably end up on local corner stores in America, ugh!
Robert Pattinson in 30’s Era Underwear
For the movie ‘Waters Elephants” Pattinson wore 1930’s styled underwear in order to get into character. Robert stars as a vet opposite Reese Witherspoon and apparently the director has paid great detail to authenticity on the set, even dictating what underwear should be worn. No word as to whether or not the underwear will be seen in the movie.
Giggle Berries makes Men’s Underwear Affordable
Giggleberries‘ online store has noticed the trend that as a gender men have finally noticed the appeal of wearing aesthetically pleasing underwear. Thus the increase in sales of designer and fashion underwear. So they are spreading the word to men as a major seller in the UK. YES! All men need appealing underwear.
WEEK IN UNDERWEAR CRIME:
No Saggy Pants in Florida
Many locals in the state of Florida have created laws making it illegal for one to “sag” their pants down exposing their underwear. Now a senator, Gary Siplin, has started a movement toward a state wide law keeping children from showing their underwear or butt cracks in school. The bill is now moving to the house. I agree this is a bad fad, however I wouldn’t want it to spread to adult men not being able to show off high quality underwear in style. Plus, making it illegal will just make this fad’s popularity last longer.
This week our readers had on a great array of underwear, I won’t do the list I have been due to it’s large volume but it looks like square cuts, trunks and boxer briefs were the pic starting the week off and ended with briefs towards the end and finally on the weekend some guys just going commando. And great quality of underwear men, good job.
This week we asked what you wear under your Board Shorts and had great response, once again over 300 votes. I’m surprised that nothing was the top with 181 votes, then underwear with 38 votes and Speedos or swimwear with 31. I didn’t realize so many men had so little going on down there that they didn’t need support, hehe, Just kidding guys, I guess it’s the “shrinkage” factor. Next week we have a great question for you regarding what kind of underwear you want to see men in, so join us on Facebook and cast your vote. Let’s shoot for 600 this week it’s a great question! Go to: www.facebook.com/guysunderwearblog
PICTURE OF THE WEEK:
It’s baseball season! And that means a lot of underwear watching: protective cup adjustments, visible jock strap lines, butt patting and of course locker room interview “slip ups”. And of course the game itself. So here is a preview of the season to come, a salute to the boys of summer.