Thursday, October 23, 2014

Croota Review - Sprinkles! (Part 1 of 2)

I've told UMan about that I don't wear boxer briefs often - I prefer to have underwear that is fun, revealing, tight fitting and even daring. You don't often find these qualities in a boxer brief but, I was pleasantly surprised with what came across my underwear drawer recently. I was given the chance to review two new Croota products, both of which are boxer briefs. One is a trunk style and the other is a more traditional length. 

So, here's the first review. For the second review, keep your eye out for the All The Pattern review (coming soon).

First up is Sprinkles!

I'm actually really in love with the Sprinkles pair because they automatically popped out. The concept is something I've never thought about, kind of like a combo of a polka dot with a retro twist. I can't get over the name too, it just sounds fun! I had no idea what two pairs I was getting so it was a surprise that these were included. I immediately decided these were first to put on. I got the grey pair (I am modeling above) which has a simple white band, contour pouch and a short leg. The stitching on the legs gives the trunks a classic feel and paired with the colorful sprinkles pattern is really fun and nostalgic. So these definitely fit in the category of fun and flashy.

The sizing for the sprinkles pair I got is 27-29, small which worked nicely for me (I'm about a 27). I do appreciate having a sizing that goes below 28 because it is so difficult to find something that is tight fitting enough to not get too big through the day. Not many brands do go to a 27 or even a 26 and it definitely makes a difference. They fit me nicely in the waist, the junk and butt area.  The legs fit a little big in back right beneath the butt though. I suspect this is simply for comfort while walking or for shape while sitting as well as me being a 27, the smaller end of the sizing. The pouch is seamed on the sides and once down the middle to slightly contour, though the trunks hold everything comfortably snug. 

Croota uses a simple fabric blend of cotton with an elastane for stretch, so there isn't anything really special for these in that department but this works as an advantage. These are definitely not meant to be anything kinky or daring so a simple fabric choice is good for comfort and to get guys to try out something different in their comfort zone.
I've worn these to work, school, and to lounge at home and found it was comfortable, moveable and functional. They do, as I mentioned, have a little more room (as you can see in the picture above) in the legs so watch for bunching under slimmer pants. This is certainly where my love for jocks and thongs comes from, I simply don't like fabric that feels like it doesn't need to be there. 

I really wish they would make some more colors of this style. I love nice neutral tones with pops of color, it's fun and different but also realistic for the average guy too. I could also really see these in an inverted color scheme like bright pink with chocolate sprinkles or white, grey and black. There's definitely a lot of potential for this boxer brief.

MY RATING: 8.25 (out of 10)
Recommended for: Comfort and showing off (whatever that may be ;) )


Stay tuned for the next part where I will review the All That Pattern boxer brief.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

$12 Tuesday at Baskit

As you may know, for the past several weeks Baskit has been running a special on Tuesday - $12 Tuesday they're calling it. We thought today was definitely worth posting because, well these images are just so darn yummy!

The deal is, today only get the Just /b/ Trunk (which comes in a variety of colors) for only $12. It normally sells for $24, so that's a whopping 50% off! And these shots of model Nelson Marin aren't too bad either, hump day came a little early this week ;)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Trick or Treat Halloween Surprise from International Jock

Who wants to bag some extra Halloween fun this fall? Here's a frightfully sweet offer you can't refuse. This is our favorite sale of the year and it doesn't last long. Right now, every order at International Jock will receive a FREE surprise gift! It might be a sexy pair of underwear or swimwear,  a jockstrap, a handsome T-shirt -- they're giving out all sorts of TREATS to help spice up your underwear drawer. There's no minimum order size and no limit to how many different orders you place; you'll receive a gift every time! But hurry: just like the "good house" on the block when Trick-or-Treating, quantities are limited, so don't limp along at a zombie's pace. Haunt around at International Jock, make an order, and a FREE gift will follow you home.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mckillop's Reopening Sale!

If you're a fan of Mckillop you may have noticed that they've been having trouble with their website recently. Well they've made some upgrades, and are back with a better site that is more stable than ever. To celebrate, and thank you for their patience, they're offering 50% off everything this weekend! You read that right, 50% off! That's an unbeatable deal. Use coupon code 'crash' to take advantage. The deal ends Monday at midnight, so stock up!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Pumpkin Undies from aussieBum

Just in time for Halloween, aussieBum has launched a limited edition line of undies to celebrate the occasion. The cheeky Jack the Pumpkin line comes in both briefs and hipster trunks

The custom illustrated print shows funny-faced pumpkins and bats on a bright green background. Who wouldn't want these in their pants? Buy now because quantities are limited! 

Saturday, October 04, 2014

CIN-2 Grip Jock Review

CIN-2 is hands down one of my favorite brands so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I decided to review their Core Grip Jockstrap

This jock doesn’t look very similar to other styles, it has a different strap design and the pouch is contoured with side seams as opposed to a central seam found on many other styles of underwear. I find this front seam can be unflattering or distracting but these side seams flatter while also providing the same if not superior pouch contour and support as other brands.

This jock was definitely designed with the active guy in mind, it wicks away moisture and provides great support. The straps connect to the front pouch and I find this helps in keeping everything in the right place for the day. The downside to the fabric is that you can’t use a fabric softener while washing so you do require some extra care for this Jock.

While it is obvious this was made for the active guy, I’ve worn these for many different reasons. They’re great for warm summer days, running, and I’ve even worn these underneath a full suit on an active day. So consider this no matter your lifestyle.

An added bonus about this jock is that the Grip line is an ongoing collection by CIN-2, it is redone every once in a while in more colors keeping you up to date with new looks but the same quality. If you enjoy working out in style, you are going to have luck with this being available in many colors including a new season of colors that was just recently released. 

If you aren’t much of a jock kind of guy the Grip line is also available in other styles offering more coverage. This jock leaves very little to the imagination but the waist moves easily and adjusts nicely. 

MY RATING: 9.25 (out of 10)
Recommended for: Comfortable (and stylish) working out. 

VALUE: 8.5 They are a little expensive, but worth it in my opinion. 

40% OFF at His Jock

This weekend only receive 40% off EVERYTHING at His Jock with coupon code 'Oktoberfest'. Including the latest fall collection from Papi (shown above). Don't miss this awesome opportunity to stock up for less.  

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Nick Jonas Drops Trou in Flaunt Magazine

Jonas Brother Nick has been causing quite a stir with his latest photos from Flaunt magazine.  The hunky celeb drops trou and grabs his crotch à la Marky Mark in his latest spread. Woof.

What do you think, hot or not?  Sound off below. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bryan Hawn's 'All About That (b)ASS"

The ever sexy Bryan Hawn is at it again with his latest parody video to 'All About that Bass' in which he flaunts all his assets. Hawn is looking oh-so-good in those sexy undies, especially loving him in those Abercrombie briefs. This video will leave you all about that ASS, enjoy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

End of an Era - Equmen

With the recent passing of their Founder and Managing Director Gavin Jones, Equmen is saying farewell. Known for the innovations in supportive undergear that helps your body breath well maintaining good posture, this company will be missed.

If you haven't tried them yet or want to stock up, now is the time! They're clearing out their warehouse at 80% off. You can even stock up big with discounts on special multi-packs. Their briefs are some of my favorite for working out, check out our review here

Friday, September 19, 2014

Modus Vivendi On Sale at DapperMan + Extra $10

Today through Sept 23 DapperMan is having a huge sale on Modus Vivendi underwear, they have a great selection to choose from. Not familiar with DapperMan? It's a member's only daily deal site similar to GILT. If you haven't signed up yet, you can use our exclusive link to save $10 off your first purchase in addition to the already great savings. Go check it out now!

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Levi's at International Jock

Levi's has just released a new line of underwear now available at International Jock. The line is classic Americana with a modern flair, perfect for wearing under your classic American jeans -- Levi's. They line comes in trunk and brief fit in several neutral solids with the iconic Levi's red tab logo on the waistband. They're simple and chic.