International Jock

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Undergear Swimsuits

Well, it's summer. For a lot of us, that means swimming is going to be a popular activity for the next few months. So I've checked out many different sites to find a new swimsuit, but it appears that has what I'm looking for. They've got it all: from the boring everyday trunks to squarecuts and thongs. And I really wish I knew how to add a picture (but as I said before I'm not very good with computers), but you'll just have to remember these ones, and go to the site and check them out. [EDIT: Blue added a photo]

I'm specifically into the bikini/brief style swimwear. I think the Surfscape Bikini looks kinda cool, although I'm not sure if I'd want a picture of a surfer on my butt. Anyways you have to check out at least their whole selection of bikini swimwear, then check out whatever you want. I wish bikini swimwear was popular in the U.S. so that we wouldn't be put down all the time for what we wear, but that's life.

Question: Do you swim with underwear underneath your swimsuit? What kind (briefs, boxers, etc.)?

Monday, June 27, 2005


I forgot to tell everyone that I was on vacation (or maybe I didn't, I can't remember). But I'm back and will start posting again in a day or two, I don't have the time right now.

Friday, June 24, 2005


FROM BLUE: This article was sent to me by e-mail by a reader. He has requested that his name be withheld.

"Being a sagger isn't always easy. If you ask a sagger why they show their boxers, I bet most of them would say they don't know, or were even not aware that they were showing them particularly, just that its how they dress. Just walking down the street showing boxers immediately labels you in terms of how you are perceived by the viewer. Depending on the depth of the sag and the clothing chosen, as well as personal appearance, you may viewed alternately as a disgusting, slovenly slacker with no social morality, or the coolest guy on the face of the planet. Let's face it, some guys can carry off a deep sag and wear it brilliantly, others are best left not trying it. Alot depends on the boxers you choose. This in mind, and armed with the knowledge that boxers are but one tool in a male's arsenal of clothing, we can devise a way to use boxers to their fullest advantage by coordinating them with other pieces of clothing for maximum effect.
The image above illustrates a guy who has used his brain to use boxers very well. Let's examine further. The use of blue jeans is good one. Blue jeans have the casual look yet are easily accessorized with any number of fashionable belts. The range of jeans available today is almost unending, and guys who intentionally wear jeans low will find jeans available with lower pockets and lower seams so that the functions of the jeans are still accessible even under a long shirt. The belt is simple and elegant with a center of focus. All too often, a good sag is completely ruined or lost by the use of overly studded belts or other detracting additions. Someone who wears overpowering belts or other heavy accessories probably has their own reasons for doing so. If you asked them why they do it, this time you would probably get an answer and it might not be very nice. Certainly it would have little to do with boxers or sagging. In our example above, the belt is used jointly with the right pair of jeans to hold the jeans in the place the wearer wishes but also allowing the guy to casually put his hands in the pockets and push the jeans lower should this be wanted. The new position would then also be held in place by the belt.
In this example, the guy has chosen a long white sleeveless shirt, called a wife-beater colloquially. This has many advantages. It is very light material, so it is very suitable for being outside in hot weather. Its long, so you can have low jeans but still have some of the boxers covered. Its thin, so that his curves and muscles may be seen by those who care to, while still being under cover to those who don't care to. Thin material also lets people who are interested see through it to see how much of the boxers are under fabric, perhaps what brand they are or style, without them being truly on display. This gives the illusion of the boxers being showed maybe 1/4 when in fact the jeans may actually be sitting at 1/2 or more. If the guy found himself in a situation such as the beach, or skateboard park, somewhere among friends or where entertainment is more tolerated, he could easily remove the shirt and put it in his pocket and carry off a fairly nice belted sag complimented with a physique that will draw people to look at it. If he returned to something more controlled, such as shopping in a mall, the shirt can be easily reworn. He has a necklace in keeping with current style, and his hats are all multifunctional. The skull cap for skating and the ball cap on top for hanging out. In fact the two together is something I have not seen before, but to me it just makes him look versatile and sporty. I am drawn to think he might be a skater, even with no board shown. The boxers themselves are of a simple pattern and masculine color. We cannot see if there is a lettered waistband from this image, however if there was a passerby could notice it through the shirt fabric. The absence of a noticeable waistband does not label him a fashion nobody. Instead, it simply reaffirms that a person can look great and socially in reason at all times using boxers without necessarily spending a lot of money on a designer pair and by using common articles of clothing any male is likely to have or can obtain cheaply. This example is socially within reason. This person could walk into nearly any social situation and be appropriately dressed with the versatility to adjust further if need be. His appearance is neat and clean, not slovenly or unkempt. Although I would never suggest someone become something they are not just for appearance sake, I do think it is important to realize how powerful a tool boxers are and that used correctly this power can serve one well."
-Name Withheld by Request

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Believe it or not... Hanes are actually decent again!

I'm a "dept. store" kind of guy. I buy all my clothes at local retailers. Which means that I sometimes have to go as far as 10 miles to get to nearest Kohls so I can get a pack of Jockey underwear. So I thought, for a change, I would buy some Hanes fashion boxer-briefs.

If you've ever worn Hanes before, you probably thought they were just crap. And they used to be, with their briefs stretching out so far that you'd be able to wear them if you gained 50 pounds. Let me tell you, these are much, much better.

Since I'm technically challenged, here's how to get to the picture of the underwear I am talking about. Go to, then click on Men, then Underwear. Scroll down a ways, and you'll see Hanes Ribbed Boxer Briefs.

Now I don't really care much for the "ribbed" style, but that doesn't bother me much.

You can get a pack of four of these for about $8-$10. They are very comfortable to lounge around in, or whatever you're doing.

Some other Hanes products I've tried include their low-rise and bikini briefs. The low-rise are only different because they dont form an upside down U on both sides, they just kind of diagonally rise up and then there's the back side. The low-rise are a bit too tight and your stuff gets no room at all. But then again I have a 31 waist, and I bought these at 28-30's because at that time I was borderline 30-31. The bikini briefs are, if anything else, more comfortable and revealing. In my opinion, I wouldn't want to be wearing Hanes bikini briefs... there are better brands out there.

So there you have it, Hanes is back and actually doing a decent job!

Question: Do you walk around your house in your underwear? What kind of underwear, and do you wear anything else with it (such as a t-shirt)?

Friday, June 17, 2005

Standing up for what you believe in!

This post is on behalf of a lot of people, and I'm guessing it's a bit different than what anyone expected for my first post. A lot of guys have the same problem as they go through high school or college: They just don't have the confidence to wear what they want to.

So what am I trying to say? Many people are wearing boxers when they don't even want to. They'd rather be wearing something else such as the many varieties of underwear shown on this site. So here are a few tips to help you stand up for what you believe in.

Just wear it! I was nervous this year too as I would wear my briefs (and later in the year, my low-rise briefs) to gym class. The truth is, nobody should be looking at you change anyway! If they do comment, tell them you aren't afraid to wear what's comfortable rather than what "the trend" is. Also, you can wear a slightly longer t-shirt to cover up your undies if you're afraid of others seeing them. Change your pants first, and then switch the shirt. This should prevent anyone from seeing what you wear. A final suggestion (And my least favorite idea) is to wear boxers over the underwear you want to wear. I would only recommend this if you wear something like a thong. Otherwise don't be afraid to show it off!

So, the point of this message? Wear what you want to. Don't be afraid of what others say. You're brave enough to wear what you want to unlike the rest of them. I honestly think that if we all wore what we wanted to, there wouldn't be many people wearing boxers at all.

Question: What specific underwear is your favorite? Give the brand name, the style, etc.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Welcome Snipy!

Hello everyone. We have a new posting member. Yup that's snipy. You can find his e-mail in the sidebar along with mine and Torrent's e-mail addresses. Please give him a warm welcome. We're all looking forward to your first post! :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

DTJocks brief

DT Jocks is a fairly new brand that makes really stylish briefs and boxer briefs. I personally think they are cool and they might actually make me wear some briefs (*hint hint* I wear small if anyone wants to buy me some). I don't know if they'd actually fit me because the pouches on briefs in my waistsize are never big enough for me (not to brag but it's just true). But hey I'd try these. They have a really unique looking front. And they're low-rise and nice and out of sight. Briefs seem to be becoming popular again along with boxer briefs (I'll talk about that another day). I guess guys just really like having support and such. I thought that these were just really unique because they're low-rise and low-cut, in fact here's the quote from their website about them: "The DT Jocks label was established in Australia July 2003. DT Jocks are classically styled men's briefs with a modern twist. DT Jocks low-rise + boxer briefs feature……

100% Cotton.
Functional fly opening.
Box cut…..short through the crotch and wide through the side.
Unique colours, designs, patterns and prints.
Accurate sizing.
Quality, comfort and style."

So they basically have a really cool looking, but functioning fly. A really unique cut in the crotch and low rise so they don't show above your pants. But with briefs like these you'll be eager to get your pants off and show them off. In fact I think these just might work for me. You can find them online at

Poll of the day:
How supportive do you like your underwear and does the support preference vary depending on what you're doing?