Monday, February 23, 2015

NPH Strips to Skivvies at the Oscars

Did you miss the Oscars last night? Well then you missed out on some sexy man candy. Host Neil Patrick Harris stripped down to his tight, white briefs Sunday night for a stunt... who cares, Neil Patrick Harris stripped down to his briefs on live network television! And let's just say he's looking very toned and yummy. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Seven7 on sale at GILT

GILT is having another great underwear flash sale of Seven7 brand underwear. They have lots of great printed briefs and trunks available in two-packs for $15, what a deal! If you're not a member of GILT yet, you can sign up now using our exclusive sign-up link here. There's one day left on this fantastic sale so act fast!

Monday, February 09, 2015

Valentine's Sale at Big Boys

Our friends at Big Boys are having a great sale from now until Valentine's Day. Get 33% off multipacks (of 5 or more) in all styles to fit you or your guy's mood. Makes a great gift for you or that special someone this Valentine's Day. Also get free shipping!

Friday, January 30, 2015

New Brand Sheath + Review

So far I've reviewed some big names in underwear which happen to be some of my favourites. Now, I have for you a brand most of you won't be familiar with, Sheath. The pair I was sent is the Sheath 2.0 boxer brief.

Sheath has created a boxer brief with the active guy in mind. This is a very traditional cut and look for a boxer brief and while the design is simple the engineering and thought put into this boxer brief shows when you put it on. I did notice on the Sheath website that the boxer briefs are true and tested in some extremely active situations like mountain climbing, martial arts and yoga (and probably more).

Most guys are probably familiar with the pouch designs in active boxer briefs with the growth of the market all over North America. Sheath has created a pouch design that as you may guess is where the name Sheath comes from. It's a different design from 'keyholes' or lifting/enhancing pouches by a piece of fabric seen into the pouch that allows your stuff to sit into the pouch much like the lip of a cup [Uman says: reminds me a bit of the now-defunct brand Alio]. The fabric used is stretchable and lightweight enough to be comfortable and doesn't rely on any hardware or wiring inside the pouch to maintain shape. So this is a very gentle approach to underwear designed to separate and support your package. There is still some room for improvement in the pouch though, I found that as my package grew and shrunk in the cold weather that I would need to check and reposition myself.

The construction of the rest of the boxer brief is an obviously classic feel. A lot of modern underwear and pants for that matter have been lower rises including other athletic/active underwear. So this does stand out because of the higher rise. Other than the signature sheath pouch design and the higher rise, the construction is simplistic and minimalist. This includes the waistband which is a hidden fabric covered waistband with a small tag on the front that has the logo and brand Sheath. A great thing about this type of support in boxer briefs is the freedom a lot of guys are crazy about doesn't come with slipping out of one of the leg holes and for some this can happen constantly. So, if not for the construction for athletic needs, this is a great price for holding everything in place so you aren't slipping and falling out of your underwear.

If you aren't already familiar with my size, I am about a 26-28 waist and just under average height. So, when possible I try to go for the smallest size available from a retailer. The 1.0 is made in a boy's sizing 26-28 as the smallest size and the 2.0 is a 28-30. I was sent a 28-30 for this review and I was a little sad when I put these on that they were just a little big. I wasn't surprised but the higher rise did move and shift on me because of the sizing. Now, this is mostly just a heads up for the smaller guys who may be too small for these. But for every other guy who isn't a 28 these should fit great. Especially since the target audience for these boxer briefs is guys who have some more muscle, you should be fine to order the same size as your jeans. As for the leg size, these were perfect, not too tight and not to small and with a little stretch should stretch perfectly.

The fabric choice is also something most guys will be comfortable and at home with. This is a 95% cotton and 5% Elastane blend with average stretch. The 2.0 design was made to be more lightweight than the original design and as such will be more breathable and have a more natural/barely there feel. There isn't much to say about the fabric choice as it felt while I was wearing these because it is a simplistic blend. Throughout the day these moved with me and didn't require constant adjustment or shifting from moving but as I mentioned with the weather, I would slip once in a while.

Design is simple with the brand Sheath. I assume because the point of the underwear is to provide support to active people they've made a minimal design to keep the price for the consumer low and to allow for a lot of testing and designing newer designs. So, keeping all that in mind, as I mentioned before, we have a classic boxer brief that has a high rise and short length legs. This boxer brief does come in five colors (black, grey, white, blue and red) which is quite typical of many active wear brands.

It is worth mentioning that on the website there are close up pictures of the 2.0 design which shows a close up of the inside cup design and at the time of me writing this the 1.0 design is on sale.

UMan says: The folks at Sheath have generously extended a 20% off offer to MUB readers with coupon code MUB.

MY RATING:  6 (out of 10)
Recommended for: Active and bigger guys. 


Friday, January 23, 2015

Is Commando the New Trend? (NSFW)

Is going commando the new trend? Rick Owens sure seems to think so with his latest runway show for Fall/Winter 2015. The Paris Fashion Week show that is now the talk of the town featured male models in long, flowing garments wearing now pants, no underpants and with just a bit of penis peeking out as the models moved down the runway (some more than others). 

The provocative fashion show has lead people to use the hashtag #DickOwens and tongue-in-cheek captions like "just the tip" when talking about the show.

The question is, is this pure runway couture or is it sign of the future? Is it really reasonable to expect men to go commando with little coverage, and in the middle of winter at that? 

It's probably unlikely that we'll all just go commando tomorrow, I think underwear is here to stay. But these provocative styles from Rick Owens may play a new role in the underwear world with men's fashions that are more revealing so that your underwear becomes an integral and visible part of your outfit. 

What do you think? Sound off in the comments below.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Smuggling Duds January Sale

Get 25% off all online orders at Smuggling Duds this January with discount code – JAN15 

This includes multi-pack deals from the Stealth 2.0 3 pack to the International Collection 8 pack that already have up to 33% off! Offer ends at midnight 1/31/15. Get yours today! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Winter Clearance Sales

UMan says: I'd like to introduce you to our newest contributor, Michael. A 23-year-old recent college grad, who has been interested in mens underwear for quite some time now. He is very excited to be writing and expanding his already generous underwear collection. Here's his first post.   
Even though winter is just now getting underway in many parts of the U.S, many online retailers are already having "Winter Clearance" sales. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some basics, or even branch out of your comfort zone, without emptying your wallet.

Their winter clearance has a wide assortment of items, ranging from long underwear, to multi-packs, undershirts, and even some swimwear. Some of the items are up to 60% off. 

If you've always wanted to try out Andrew Christian, now would be a perfect time, with certain styles of underwear less than $13. Many clothing items ( shirts, shorts, etc) are 60%, and some are even 80% off. Also if you spend more than $100, you can get 25% off with code 100GET25OFF.  
Writer's pick: Color Vibe Sports Boxer  

Although it isn't necessarily "winter" clearance, Undergear's clearance section is still included here. They have many more options under $10, ranging from basics, to sporty, to the ultra scandalous. 
They also have free shipping everyday on all orders.  
Writer's Pick : Body Tech Team Mens Trunk 

Nasty Pig caters to a very specific market and is based out of Chelsea, NYC. With a very brand-specific style that carries through jockstraps, shirts, pants, and more. Their "Last Call" sale is a great chance to snatch up some awesome deals. They have free shipping on orders over $100. 
Writer's Pick: Crush Swim Trunk-Red 

A sale that is meant for you to stock up on basics, with Ringer Briefs, to their "Day of the Week Underwear", you are sure to find something. Many pairs are less than 8$, and Free Shipping.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sale at Charlie by MZ

Renowned swimwear company Charlie by MZ is having a phenomenal sale right now. If you're going on a cruise this January or just want to stock up for summer, now's the time to do it! 

They're offering up to 85% off their collection, plus an additional 25% off a $250+ purchase (use coupon code extra25). This sale is not to be missed for swimwear fanatics, it lasts from now until January 18.

Monday, December 15, 2014

2015 Holiday Gift Guide - Men's Underwear

Still looking for a holiday gift for that special someone? Why not upgrade his drawers this holiday season? Back in the day the standard Christmas gift was socks and underwear (albeit boring, plain undies). Why not continue that tradition, but bring it into the modern era with stylish undies for your man? Here's some of our favorites that stand out this year:

aussieBum has long been one of our favorites and this year is no different. Why not get your man some updated classics with aussieBum's Lockerboy range. 

Bawbags is a new favorite of ours. Their 'cool de sacs' range is perfect for the sportsman in your life who loves a good print. Also their funky patterned base layers will be sure to keep him warm this winter. 

Body Aware is a great option for the man who likes to be a little sexy. Get naughty with these sexy lace briefs

Cocksox is a perennial favorite. They've made lots of new products this year, one of our favorites is their new striped sports brief

Croota is definitely an underrated Australian brand. But that doesn't mean you should shy away. They have some great undies for your man, like their new Sprinkles trunk - perfect for the body and fashion-conscious man. 

Ken Wroy is a newer brand hailing from NYC that's really making a splash on the scene. We just love the variety of fun, bright prints. The fit of their briefs is superb! 

Mckillop wear should definitely be mentioned. This made-to-order brand offers a great selection of sexy basics. We love the way they play with opacity in their Bespoke collection

Obviously is another great for the guy who likes comfort and is maybe a little more endowed than average. Their collection is comfy and classic. While not new, their metallic collection is worth mentioning. 

Smuggling Duds is a fun brand to gift. For the guy that's jealous of all the stuff girls manage to carry in their bra, now men can do the same with these "stash pants". Check out their new super stealth range

Supawear always offers something fresh with their unique cuts and color combos. We are in love with their Diamond Dash range, great for the guy who is a little more adventurous with his wardrobe. 

Teamm8 is another brand worth noting. While seemingly simple, this collection is sexy. We endorse their bolt jock

2eros has done an awesome refresh of their collection this year. Their new vivid series is absolutely superb. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Get Ready to Shop - 2014 Cyber Monday Underwear Buying Guide

Black Friday is traditionally the day for big holiday savings. But now with online shopping, we also have the awesome sales day that is Cyber Monday. This year Cyber Monday falls on December 1, 2014.

We've put together a Cyber Monday buying guide for men's underwear. These deals below have been announced in advance so you can start planning your purchases.

We will be keeping this list up to date as more sale announcements come through. Let us know if we missed any sales or if you are having trouble with any of the deals.

2(x)ist: 30% off site-wide and $20 off purchases over $250.

Body Aware: 20% off entire purchase with code GOBBLE.

Bread and Boxers: 40% off basics and 20% off Lounge Collection.

C-In2: Additional 35% off items in last call. Coupon code CYBERMONDAY.

Calvin Klein: Up to 50% off select styles and free shipping.

Cocksox: 20% off sitewide. Free shipping within Australia and free international shipping over $100.

Giggleberries: 50% off Bruno Banani and other select brands. Free shipping.

Happy Socks: 40% off site-wide and free shipping.

His Jock: 40% off site-wide with code BLACKFRIDAY.

International Jock: Up to 50% off select styles plus free shipping!

Jockstrap Central: 15 - 50% off 150 items.

Jockstraps: 20% off with code FRIDAY.

Mr. Turk: 20% off $200, 25% off $400, and 30% off $600 or more site-wide.

Obviously: Up to 80% off. Free shipping over $80 AUD.

Pacific Jock: 30% off everything with code CYBER.

Rufskin: 20% off everything with code RUFNOIR.

Sunspel: 15% off site-wide and free standard shipping.

Teamm8: 30% off single packs site-wide with code UNDIE30.

Topdrawers: 30% off PUMP, Buffalo, and Teamm8. Plus free shipping on orders over $75.

Undergear: 35% off everything plus free shipping with code U4T108.

Wyzman: 25-60% off with code CYBERNL.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Emporio Armani Big Eagle Brief

Emporio Armani is one of those coveted brands that I had always hoped to one day own. However, for the longest time, I couldn’t bring myself to splurge the amount of money one of these pairs command. But one day I finally took the leap and this bright green pair of Emporio Armani Big Eagle printed briefs is the first Armani brief I have worn. As fate would have it, there has not been any Emporio Armani underwear reviewed on this blog and it is my pleasure to share with you my impressions of this bright green (I think officially it is called mint green) stretch cotton brief. It is also available in black, white, marine and mastic.

Let's start with the most obvious thing about the underwear: It has a rubberized Emporio Armani logo eagle on the hip. This raised design element looks amazing but doesn’t get uncomfortable. In daily wear you can barely tell there are these lines running on your underwear. So that’s not something you need to worry about. Speaking of comfort, there is no lifting or pushing out of your package in the front like in certain products that aim to enhance the bulge. Just ample room for your precious cargo to hang and be supported. This makes it very comfortable to wear for extended periods. You feel like you have nothing on. No complaints about the waistband whatsoever either.

Finally, I am also able to comment on long term performance of this underwear as well since it has gone through the cycle of wear and wash a few times. The one thing that was disappointing about something in this price range was that the fabric on the crotch shows a lot of pilling. Also known as bobble, these are small round balls of fibre which result from rubbing or abrasion. This makes the underwear look unsightly and old. As per my understanding of textiles, this is more prominent in fabrics made of shorter length fibre. So take that as you will about the quality of this $30 underwear.

Overall, I would give these Emporio Armani Big Eagle Briefs a total score of 7/10:

FIT: 7/10
STYLE: 8/10 (really depends on your feelings towards the green)
VALUE: 6/10

Monday, November 17, 2014

Andrew Christian Spree Brief Review

So, I have to completely honest. I just bought this pair of briefs today and could not help but put em on and write a review. I've become a very regular customer at this men's boutique here in Alberta, Canada and have been having a lot of fun with shopping and having access to a lot of different brands all under one roof. So this boutique always has a lot of Andrew Christian and for good reasons - it has a broad audience they make a lot of different color, style and fabric combos.

I first fell in love with Andrew Christian when turned 18 and went to my first adult convention where I happened upon a booth with some Andrew Christian for sale. I was immediately drawn to the thongs and had my friend help me pick out the right one. I like to think this is the point in my life where I became an underwear fanatic, this was the tipping point and as such, Andrew Christian has a really close place to my heart as the reason why I fell in love with underwear. I still compare the quality of all of my thongs to the first one I got from AC. Now, onto the review. I will be reviewing the Almost Naked Spree Brief (with Snuggle Pouch).

I want to start with the sizing first because this is the first time I have bought an extra small (26-28) from AC. I usually buy a 28-30 in most underwear because that is usually the smallest size available and the same has been true with AC until recently. I'm rather glad I did just to try out an extra small, but also because I have a small waist (about 27) and the fit of these as you can see is very low in the front. Even though I do have a small waist, my legs and butt aren't small. The leg holes are a little tighter and I can certainly feel that when I put them on at first in the morning but I don't have a problem with them being too constricting; they move with my body. You should consider buying a size bigger if you are a 28 waist to have some more leg and butt room. Of course you may not need to worry about this if you plan to wear these to be flirty and they are coming off quickly.

As for the fit, they can be summed up with tight and bright. I'm a huge fan of tight-fitting, so this really hit the mark for me. At times I did find myself adjusting the back by pulling it up onto my waist, it didn't feel too skimpy or ill-paired with my regular dress clothes though. I felt really naughty wearing something so lightweight, barely there, so low rise and flamboyant - but that's what really attracted me to these. I would be careful, however, about wearing them too long since they are such a tight fit on the legs. But as I previously mentioned, if you are aware of your size you shouldn't have to worry about that and can enjoy the tight and bright feel of these briefs.

The construction is probably the most intriguing part of these briefs and they are expertly designed. The construction is very specific and it really shows in three aspects of these briefs which are as follows:

  1. The waistline is not the typical elastic Andrew Christian logo style. Instead it is a simple single-color waistband that AC calls a crisscross band. The band dips down lower than an average brief showing some more skin in front.
  2.  The pouch is designed as (again I'm going with what AC calls it) a "snuggle pouch" which holds everything in place a little higher up and out from the body instead of tucked in. This added push up caught my attention and I did see a difference through my pants - these were doing what they were designed to do. 
  3. There is a well placed rear seam that is accents the butt and gives definition to each cheek. 
So overall, the construction is well done and some of the best I've seen.

The AC site shows some of their briefs in action on their models with a bounce test about how they fare for jiggling and moving and I have to agree from my own experience with what the videos show. There is virtually no moving/bouncing or discomfort when moving in these briefs, everything stays in place separate from the rest of the body. Even though these are not the most covering briefs, I would love to hear how these work for other guys at the gym. I haven't had a chance to wear to the gym yet but would like to see what others might think. These would actually be really fun to wear out or on stage at the bar because as AC site says, the neon colors will glow under black light. Perfect for under your white pants. ;)

The fabric is another thing to note about this brief. They come in three colors: white, royal and black. They are made in a cotton-spandex blend while the yellow is made in 100% polyester. This is done once in a while and keep in mind I am reviewing the cotton-spandex blend in blue/pink. Online this fabric does look almost velvety, and at first I was hesitant about that, but in person it is a lot softer. Both the body of the brief and the waistband are made from the same material, so it does all feel like one piece of fabric which is very comfortable down there.

My last comments about this brief is actually a con, and that is that these are a LIMITED EDITION brief and this will be the only time you can get it!! I recommend you get it while your size is still available. And one other thing, they are ~$27 on the AC website so also a little pricey but in my opinion, these are the kind of brief that you would want at least one of to try.

MY RATING: 9.6 (out of 10)
Recommended for: feeling naughty and flamboyant. 

VALUE: 8.5