Saturday, August 15, 2015

Reactions to Andrew Christian Underwear

Love it or hate it Andrew Christian underwear has made a big splash in the men's underwear world since it's inception in 2001. The brand has evolved from a small indy brand out of Hollywood to a multi-million dollar global company. So obviously they're doing something right. With this evolution, so too have the styles that Andrew Christian offers - every season they get bolder and more out there, targeting a mostly gay audience. So it begs the question, what do straight men think of Andrew Christian underwear? Would they wear it? This video finds the answer.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Keep Cool this Summer with HappySacs

The dog days of summer are upon us, but that doesn't mean you have to suffer. Beat the heat in your pants with HappySacs.

Even when wearing the best underwear money can buy, as men we've all experienced the need to adjust ourselves. Many of us have also experienced the discomfort that can come from a sweaty sac. HappySacs is a new brand that looks to solve these problems. Launched by Christian Smith through crowdfunding, the HappySac is a pouch for your scrotum designed to be worn under your underwear.

HappySacs come in three sizes (small, medium, and large) and should fit most guys. Fun fact I learned while doing some research for this post, it turns out most testicles are roughly the same size, the variation is actually in the size (length) of the scrotal sack. 

HappySacs also come in a couple different prints as well as black and white. There are two lines of HappySacs, the original and the ColdSac. The ColdSac is designed to keep you even more cool, for those extra sticky situations.

I've had the opportunity to try out the HappySacs myself, and I have to say this product is truly perfect for those extra hot days (or if you live somewhere where it's always hot). My only real complaint is that the three sizes aren't quite enough to encompass all the variation in scrotum size, but hopefully as they grow they'll be able to make more sizes.

If you ever complain of sticky bits, then these are for you

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Let American-Made Underwear Support You

Celebrate America and support U.S. businesses and jobs at International Jock during their “Made in USA” Sale! Every American-made brand is 25% off in celebration of the 4th of July. Your underwear says a lot about you, but did you think to check the label? Where your underwear is made makes a big difference, and what better time than Independence Day to buy local? 

International Jock carries brands from all over the world but has always made a point to seek out and support U.S. manufacturers. With hot-selling men’s clothing brands like Go Softwear, Pistol Pete, N2N Bodywear, Sauvage, Rufskin and LA Sporting Club, International Jock’s “Made in USA” sale makes it easier than ever to support companies that keep their workers employed right here in the USA. 

So head on over to the International Jock “Made in USA” Sale and remember: when you pull on your favorite American underwear you’re supporting more than what’s between your legs.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

50 Shades of May at Cocksox

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Cocksox invites you to upgrade your underwear and swimwear collections with their Fifty Shades of May sale. They’ve selected fifty color combinations across some of their most cherished styles and prices are 30-50% off. 

Looking your best will cost a bit less, so now is the time to surrender your inhibitions. The sensual fabrics unequivocally prove Cocksox to be the best underwear and swimwear a man could get. 

Whatever your desire Cocksox aims to please with their enhancing designs. But don’t get tied up as stock levels are as skimpy as the attire itself. 

The full spectrum of Cocksox underwear cuts are featured in this sale. Whether you need new boxers, briefs or something a bit more tantalizing, you are bound to have your demands fulfilled. 

With so much gratification to be had, where would you explore first? How about the original – dare we say, legendary – CX01 Brief, which can be exclusively yours in Lime, Risky Red or Gold. 

The swimwear selections epitomizes everything Cocksox stands for. The sporty CX79 Boy Leg Swim Briefs in vibrant colors sits alongside mischievous sexy cuts like the CX22 Swim Thong

With these irresistible prices there is only one place to shop - it’s time to upgrade your wardrobe. Cocksox will show you how...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cazwell Goes Commando, Launches Underwear Line - Exclusive Interview

Cazwell is a well-known rapper known for his songs with gay themes and sexy videos. He recently launched a line of underwear called Ice Cream Truck after his hit single with the same name. The line is a collaboration with designer Geoffrey Mac. We had the chance to sit down with Cazwell to discuss the collection, his underwear preferences, and what's next for the rapper. Check out the exclusive interview below.

MUB: Hello Cazwell, how are you? 
Cazwell: Good, thanks!

MUB: I'm a long-time fan and follower of your music. Let's get down to business and ask what we all want to know, what underwear are you wearing right now? 
C: Well today is long overdue laundry day so I’m actually free ballin’ right now in a pair of basketball shorts. But my whites are in the dryer, so I should have a fresh pair soon :)

MUB: Besides your own line, what would we find in your underwear drawer? Do you have a favorite style? Favorite brand?
C: I honestly have never have been a designer underwear kind of guy. I usually just run to Macy’s and grab a pack of Tommy’s or Calvin boxer briefs. I used to be strictly boxers kind of guy. It wasn’t until last year that I moved up to boxer briefs, lol.

MUB: What prompted you to start this line? What was the inspiration, besides the song of course? 
C: We were originally looking at sportswear. We wanted to do some basketball shorts and matching tanks, but then I said let’s just start with one simple product. I always wanted to get into the underwear business, and I did a lot of research with underwear buyers. We bounced back and forth with a bunch of names for it but landed on Ice Cream Truck because I’m associated with that video more than any other and it gave us the opportunity to work with a theme.

MUB: How involved were you in the design process? 
C: Very. I love working with Geoffrey Mac. They involved me in every step. It took a long time to figure it out. The things you think are simple like finding the right kind of elastic band to print the design on is actually extremely tedious, and there is a lot of testing involved but we finally got it right.

MUB: Will we be seeing you in "Ice Cream Truck"? 
C: Absolutely!! I’m planning the new ad campaign now. You’ll also see some new models. I'm excited about it!

MUB: It looks like the line is selling like hot cakes, or should we say hot pants? Do you have plans for expanding the line? Will you be making other styles like briefs or jockstraps? Or playing off of other slogans or songs of yours? 
C: You know I’m already thinking about that! LOL. The next step is dropping a bathing suit for the summer along with the next batch of underwear. This line obviously just started, but I hope to move into jockstraps and boxer shorts.

MUB: What's next for you? 
C: Right now I’m casting models for my next couple of videos so if you know of any, send them my way. And YES, they will be wearing Ice Cream Truck underwear…LOL!

Monday, April 13, 2015

JOR '80s Jockstrap Review

JOR is a brand that I didn't know all too much about until recently. They are a Colombian based underwear company, but have their products sold through many different places online. Most of their underwear are simple and basic styles, but they use many colors and color combinations that most companies wouldn't. The jockstrap I will be reviewing I purchased at MensUnderwearStore .

I own a few jockstraps, and I decided to give this one a try. I wear jockstraps mostly when working out, but sometimes I do like to wear them under normal everyday clothes. It's kind of a sexy secret, that only I know about.

JOR '80s Jock Strap 

Once I got this jockstrap, I was so excited to wear it, that I wore it out the next day. I had never really worn a jockstrap under jeans before, but it is definitely a feeling that I could get used to. There's a sense of freedom to it that I had never felt before.   

MensUnderwearStore carries a number of different colors, and prints of this jockstrap, but I chose to go with the pink waistband and black and white striped pouch. The pink is a very vibrant color, somewhat of a cross between highlighter pink, and bubblegum pink. 

The fabric of this is great. It is a 96% Polyester /4% Spandex blend. It is much stretchier than other jockstraps that I have. But it isn't too stretchy that it will lose it's elasticity quickly. With the spandex blend in it, it gives you somewhat of a "natural hang" in the pouch, while still supporting everything. 
I am normally a small in most company's sizing, and this one is no different. The only downside to these that I would say is that the straps that go around the back are just the tiniest bit too long. I do think part of this can be contributed to my lack of "junk in the trunk".  

The straps sit in a good place in the back, and don't seem to move around too much during movement. The elastic is just the right amount of tight. It is tight to your body, so it won't slide around, but it isn't too tight, to squeeze you too much. I have had other jockstraps where the waistband in the back likes to rise up, but these don't seem to do that. I have worn and washed these a number of times, and don't see any signs of wear on them. I would definitely recommend these for working out, wearing around the house, or everyday wear. They are super breathable, and very comfortable. 

Overall, I would give this jockstrap a solid 8.5/10. 

FIT: 8/10
COMFORT: 9.1/10
STYLE: 7.9/10
QUALITY: 8.5/10
VALUE: 7/10  


Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Max's Underpants Episode 1

Ever dream of being a male underwear model? Well in this cheeky web series, underwear model Max Emerson explains the art of underwear modeling and gives a few pointers.

This is episode one, check out Max's YouTube channel for more episodes in the series.

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.