I think we all understand that different occasions call for different underwear. I often wear Hanro when I want to look polished and Gregg Homme when I’m feeling a little dirty. When I am in a rush, 2xist is a no-brainer and, when I’m in weekend mode, I’ll often reach for John Sievers. The choice goes beyond how any of these briefs fit, look or feel, though. As corny as it may seem, I have some sort of emotional connection with them.
When I tried on two new styles from an Australian company, Marcuse, I didn’t really feel much of anything. I can describe the products: the Marcuse Ultra Brief and the Marcuse Ultra Boxer; both are made of good quality cotton with a small amount of spandex; the styling is attractive, with solid colors, contrast piping and a subtle logo on the waistband. The Ultra Brief is uncomfortably low, especially in the back, and did not seem to mold to my body. The pouch also felt really small. The cut of the Ultra Boxer actually resembled that of a traditional brief and, in contrast to its bikini counterpart, was comfortable to wear to work and while working out. Beyond the facts, though, there wasn’t much feeling. Although the Ultra Boxer and Ultra Brief have good features, for whatever reason, I just did not respond to them.
The best analogy I could think of is an unremarkable first date. The date may be nice and attractive, and have many good qualities, but for whatever reason, I don’t feel much of a connection. Wearing the Marcuse styles was like one of those first dates. Although the Ultra Brief and Ultra Boxer are “fine,” I do not imagine taking the time to get to know them better.
|Style and look?||Very low cut bikini brief and trunk-style underwear with subtle, mature styling.|
|Suitable for?||The Ultra Boxer would be comfortable in most environments — going out, at work or at the gym; the Ultra Brief is suitable for the office or another environment where you are not particularly active.|
|Fit and quality?||Low-cut; good quality 95% cotton/5% elastane blend. The Ultra Brief fit nicely, but the pouch on the Ultra Brief is too small and is cut unreasonably low in the back.|
|Is the price right?||The Ultra Boxer costs AU$19.95 ($18.90 U.S. dollars) and the Ultra Brief costs AU$17.95 ($17 U.S. dollars), which seems reasonable given the fabric and styling.|
|Best thing about it?||Handsome styling.|
|Overall grade||Ultra Brief ★★☆☆☆
Ultra Boxer ★★★☆☆
|Buy it here||www.marcuse.com.au|
FU is back on GUB!
A great time was had by all and club goers got a chance to see the various FU e=fu8 Underwear videos projected onto the big club screens, as well as live, in the flesh on the models and dancers.
Ahh, good times – we wish could have been there. Reminds us of the time we hosted our own GUB Grind underwear party.
Don’t forget, you can shop for FU undies over at FUunderwear.com.
Enjoy the pics.