Monday, February 26, 2007

Surprise: Fashionable Underwear for Sale at Target!

I like Target just as much as the next man, it's a great place to get a good deal. But when it comes to buying my underwear there, I have just written it off as not a good place. I've thought of it as cheap, lacking in quality, boring and not stylish. I've thought of them as just selling the generics (Hanes, FTL, etc.), nothing special. Well, in the past few weeks I've been browsing their underwear collection online, and I've got to say, they've changed it up quite a bit. I am very impressed. Yes it's still cheap (I don't know about the quality) but it's no longer boring and it has lots of style. Some of their best offerings are from Mossimo. They have some great briefs which remind me a lot of American Apparel's briefs (only they are even cheaper at Target). They also offer some great Mossimo boxerbriefs in a variety of prints and patterns: Scorpions, Camo, and my favorite one with a Monkey (shown). I cannot attest to the quality of any of these stylish drawers yet, but I can attest to the price. I doubt you will get anything with such style at a lower price; you seriously cannot beat $5.99 (the price for most of the stylish underwear at Target). So next time you are looking for some stylish underwear on a budget, hit up Target.com (I don't think that they offer most of the stylish stuff in stores).

Free C-in2 poster

Below the Belt is a great Australian underwear store that offers many fine brands such as C-in2, Ink'd, 2(x)ist, Bonds, Calvin Klein, Jocko, and more!

They are currently offering a really exclusive deal for all their customers. Buy any 3 C-in2 items at Below the Belt and get the latest C-in2 poster (shown on right) free! This hot poster will be a great addition to your wall be it at your dorm or in your bedroom. The poster will be automatically included with your order, but there are limited quantities available, so hurry and get yours while supplies last.

Below the Belt is the first to get this poster so you won't be able to find it anywhere else. Also they offer a great flat shipping rate of $10 AUD for 5 items to any location outside of Australia. That's a great shipping deal.

So take advantage of this offer while it lasts.

Oscars Underwear Exposure Correction

Yesterday I posted that no one dropped their pants at the Oscars, I was wrong! Yes, yes someone DID drop their pants (not completely) to expose a bit of their underwear. The man in question was none other than American Idol host Ryan Seacrest. Although I didn't see this live on TV I heard from a few reliable sources that while interviewing on the Red Carpet he was prompted to tell viewers his underwear of choice for the evening. Instead of simply telling viewers he exposed his waistband to the cameras. What was seen was white with gray text, most likely Calvin Klein. It is uncertain what style, boxerbriefs, briefs, thong? My guess would be boxerbriefs (he seems like a bb kind of guy). So I stand corrected about no underwear exposures at the Oscars. Calvin Klein is really popping up everywhere, who knows who will show theirs next.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Underwear Models at the Oscars

Tonight was the Academy Awards. No, no, no one dropped their pants. But there were (at least) two men present who are both men's underwear models, and both for Calvin Klein. The first is Mark Wahlberg (shown), who I'd like to mention as a rapper and on the cover of U.S.A. Weekend for today proudly flaunts his boxers (OK well the cover on USA Weekend was just a peek, but you could tell). The second is Djimon Hounsou (nominated for best supporting actor in "Blood Diamond"), a little unexpected, right? Well according to this New York Times article he will be the upcoming Calvin Klein Steel line in August. I have never heard of this line before, but I can't wait to find out what it's like, so I'll be on the look-out for that and be sure you all know about it when it comes out. Hounsou says that "Representing such an iconic American brand like Calvin Klein Underwear signifies to me that I have been accepted,”. It is true, CK has become an icon in the men's underwear world and in American culture in general. Just thought this was a timely piece.

Paypal Promotion!

Many, many underwear websites accept Paypal as a payment method, including UB advertiser Mensuas. Mensuas actually informed me of this great deal that Paypal is currently having for its users. To help kick-start your spring shopping paypal will give you $15 back on a purchase over $30 made with your Paypal account between now and March 31. In order to get this deal you have to register here, so do that now! So when shopping for underwear this spring (well that is until the end of March) look for the Paypal logo (shown) on sites and you could save as much as 50% off on your purchase courtesy of Paypal. If you don't currently have a Paypal account, get one, it is a great way to pay and this promotion is good for new users as well as old.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Buy and sell underwear at HunxTrunx

HunxTrunx is a fairly new site for buying and selling your underwear. It was recently brought to my attention by the owner and founder of the site. I asked him a little bit about why he started the site and what is goals for the site are. He responded that the site was born out of frustration. He had tried to sell some of his underwear and swim gear on ebay, but most of it was removed by them as being too provocative. He searched around and couldn't find any place that would allow guys to buy and sell their gear. He was just certain that there must be many other guys out there that would want to buy and sell gear so he thought, why not make his own site? And that's exactly what he decided to do. He sells quite a bit of his own gear on the site, but he also allows users to sell their own gear on their site or make exchanges (all for very low, set rates, read this page to learn about selling your gear at HunxTrunx). He contacted me because he thought that a lot of my users would be interested in selling their underwear and buying underwear from others. And I'd have to say, given that many readers have drawers bulging with underwear, I concur. So check out HunxTrunx and get some new gear for reasonable prices and sell some of your own (you can even do trades).

Friday, February 23, 2007

25%-40% off HOM

JustHom is having a great deal going on this weekend. Save 25%-40% off all new 3001 and Vintage Ranges. Act now, offer ends Monday! Click here to shop the sale.

New Jameswinston Model!

All of you are probably already aware of Jameswinston Co. if you have been reading UB for any period of time. I'm sure many of you have noticed that Jameswinston previously took a unique technique with their models by using a very industrial looking mannequin, but that is the case no longer. Jameswinston now has a full-fledged human model, and I've got to say, the shots look great. The model's name is Sasha Popovic. Sasha is not actually a model by profession, but he makes a great one. I'm sure we will be seeing a lot of the new model soon, especially with the new line coming out soon. The founder of Jameswinston has told me that they wish to have "...people to be able to identify this brand [Jameswinston] as the G-star or Diesel of men's underwear" just by their new photos and subsequent ad campaign. It's a very ambitious goal, but I have faith that they will be able to accomplish it. I'm sure that the shots will all be great and I can't wait to see them.

And as an added bonus aimed especially at UB readers, Jameswinston Co. will be extending their valentine's deal until the end of the weekend.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

15% off at Mensuas

Save 15% off all orders at Mensuas by using promotion code 'sale15' at checkout. This promotion code is valid until 2/28/07 and is not valid on previous orders.

25% off Punto Blanco and New Ginch Gonch

Wyzman is offering an unprecedented 25% off new Ginch Gonch styles as well as 25% off selected Punto Blanco styles. The sales are good for four days (until the 26th i believe) so hurry up!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

15% off at Undergear!

Get 15% off your order at Undergear when you buy five items. Offer going on now through February 25th. To redeem promotion enter 'UGBTAKEA' at checkout.

Monday, February 19, 2007

New Dolce and Gabbana Underwear!


Dolce and Gabbana is one of the top clothing designers out there. I have been a fan of their underwear for quite some time; ever since I first put on a pair. They are very comfortable and stylish, and while they are expensive they won't totally break the bank. Freshpair, one of my favorite sources for getting lots of variety in fashionable underwear, very recently changed their line-up of Dolce and Gabbana underwear. I liked what they offered before, but I really like what they have on offer now. They have the Bold Brando style brief (shown in white) and the Combat Corto Trunk (also shown). I really like both of these new styles and for different reasons. The Bold Brando brief is very flashy and in your face and I really like the bold new waistband design. The camo trunk is not as bold, but is still very stylish and unique. You'll be sure to get second looks while wearing (and showing) both of these new styles from Dolce and Gabbana.

(Product) Red underwear

I'm sure many of you are already aware of this, but just in case you are not I will give you some background. HIV/AIDS has been needlessly ravishing through Africa. Although there is no cure to HIV/AIDS there are ways to prevent it from spreading and to alleviate some of the pain it causes. (Product) Red is a campaign that was started to help AIDS victims in Africa. A percentage of all (Product) Red purchases is given to help AIDS. These products have spread range from credit cards to Armani jeans and Motorola razrs and everything else in between. These products also include a line of GAP boxers that help support the (Product) Red cause. The GAP line for product red has many different words that play off of the (Red) part of the campaign. Half of the profits from your $20 boxer will directly benefit AIDS sufferers in Africa. So next time you feel like buying something for yourself, also considering giving a little back. Make your next underwear purchase be a (Product) Red underwear purchase and help prevent AIDS in Africa. There are other ways to help too, but this is one of the easiest ways to help and it will make a big difference.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

James Bond spurs heightened underwear sales in the UK

According to this article at People UK "the Daniel Craig effect" has had a huge influence on sales in men's underwear. People are snapping up padded underwear so they or their men will look their best. According to David Walker-Smith, head of menswear at Selfridges in London's Oxford Street, "We've seen a 150 per cent increase in sales of men's underwear this month - and tellingly the best seller has been the package enhancing Aussiebum Patriot pant." Wow, that's quite an influence. I'm not sure how credible the source is, but it's something that I never thought about. It really is amazing how much influence celebrities have over the people who idolize them. It's really interesting how just a few images (shown) of a hunky celebrity in tight swimwear can cause such a surge in underwear purchases. It's something to think about.

New C-IN2 now at International Jock

Lots of new Spring colors from C-IN2 are now available at International Jock. Check them out.

DT Clothes review

DT Clothes has brought to you many fun printed drawers for quite a few years. In fact they have already had a name change (they were formerly known as DT Jocks). DT Clothes is a well established and avant-garde underwear company that in many ways is ahead of its time. For instance, they are the first and the only company to bring you fully customizable underwear in their create your own section. Recently they have redesigned their website to include a new design and new styles such as: jockstraps, x-front briefs, loose boxers (a compromise between boxer shorts and boxer briefs), lounge pants, shirts, fully customizable underwear, and even a women's line coming soon (although that will not be blogged about much here for obvious reasons). I have posted about DT Clothes many times, and finally I have the opportunity to sample their ware and review it here. So let's just jump right in.

I sampled the buzz jockstrap. Before I talk about how it felt and how it fit I just want to preface that with the fact that I have never before worn a jockstrap so I really don't have any prior experiences to compare it to. I am very jockstrap illiterate you might say, which you may find odd considering that I know so much about all other types of underwear. But everyone can learn more about things, even the experts (including underwear experts).

The jockstrap fit quite well, the straps fit on quite well and after an initial adjustment (i.e. putting it on) they did not need any re-adjusting throughout the day. I have heard people complain sometimes about the straps of a jock twisting up during the day, but these did not do that. My only complaint about the fit is that the straps were a little tight (they did stretch out a bit though after some wear), this may be that I have never worn one before, but I have noticed with other DT underwear that it fits a little small. So keep that in mind when buying, you may want to buy a size up.

The comfort was great, other than the initial getting used to a jock it was fine. It really is a nice feeling to be completely supported up front and completely free in the back. This jock also has a great feature that allows for great comfort. This feature is the fact that it has a decent sized pouch that allows for one to be flaccid or erect without pulling the straps or the pouch out of place, thus readjustments are never needed. According to Wikipedia (under the Fashion Jock section of Jockstrap), this style of pouch is known as flopper. This may be incorrect, but as I've said I'm jockstrap illiterate, so correct me if I'm wrong. The point is: the pouch not only allows for comfort while flaccid (if it only allowed for comfort while flaccid it would be called a microjock, or so I've read) but it also allows for comfort while erect. So two thumbs up on the comfort.

The style is what really sets this jockstrap apart. Most people may have the preconceived notion that jockstraps are only meant for sports. That is wrong. This truly is a fashion jock, I'm sure it would support just as well in sports as an athletic jock would, but it is really meant to be a fashion statement. The waistband is the normal width of most underwear and the leg straps are much thinner than those of athletic jocks. Also, as I previously mentioned, the pouch is large enough to be comfortable when accommodation is necessary. In fact, the way these look from the front (without seeing them from the back) they could easily be mistaken for a tanga or an athletic brief (the kind with no sides). Also, one of my favorite details of this jockstrap is a tiny logo tag on the center of the back of the waistband. This little detail really adds a lot to them, especially since the back of the waistband has a tendency (as all jockstraps have) to ride up over pants due to the fact that it is not held down in any way in the middle, and thus the logo detailing shows. DT clothes' jockstrap is really very stylish and will help bring an extra (and unexpected) punch to your underwear wardrobe.

Just like all other DT clothes underwear, this jock is of great quality and is well worth the price.

Overall, DT really gave me a great first experience wearing a jockstrap as daily underwear and it was so good that I would not hesitate to do it again.

MY RATING:
Overall, I give the DT Clothes buzz jockstrap a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10)
COMFORT -- 10 (out of 10)
STYLE -- 10 (out of 10)
QUALITY -- 10 (out of 10)
VALUE -- 9 (out of 10)
********** 9

BoxerBucks card with UB quote!

MUS has started sending out this card in orders to people who don't have a Boxer Bucks account. This card is really cool and uses a quote from UB from this post. The quote is "...check out Men's Underwear Store...! ...make sure you sign up for their ...Boxer-Bucks. It's free and will definitely be worth it if you buy a few items." I was just wondering how many new users to this blog were directed here by this card. If you were just leave a comment on this post.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sexy Bastard Underwear


Sexy Bastard makes some unique underwear for men created by Buckler. The look of their underwear is very bold and unique. These have a riveted back pocket and a crest sewn on. When you wear these people will think you are a sexy bastard. Since there's a back pocket you could easily wear just these (and nothing else) to a bar and keep your wallet in your underwear pocket. I really like the look of these, the styling is very bold and original. You can buy them at Universal Gear for $26.50 in red or white.

New aussieBum!

aussieBum just launched a new website and it looks fantastic! Great new, clean look for 2007! It's really easy and fun to navigate. They also launched two new lines. New wonder jock lines which I already blogged about here, and a new line called "Super Series". Each brief in this series is a fun color and each color correlates with a Super Hero power. The powers include: Ability, Force, Power, Incredible, Resistance, and Strength. Live like a hero and face any challenge in these new SUPER briefs. These feature a wide waistband and their smooth fabric is made from an Italian lycra-meryl blend for superior comfort, dryness and support. Each brief is only $17.78. So check them out.

President's Day Sale at Freshpair

Get up to 75% off on select styles during Freshpair's President's Day clearance sale. Click here to see what is on sale. Sale includes some 2(x)ist, C-In2, Wax, Hanro, and more!

Tulio Interview from MensUnderwearStore

The folks at MensUnderwearStore (MUS) have decided that it would be fun to share their interviews with designers with other blogs. Below is an excerpt of their interview with Tulio, to view the full interview go to their blog.

What’s next for Tulio?

Red is going to be like black was in the 90’s - it’s popular to wear bright colors now. I go to the remote beaches of the world to search for design ideas, and I see less and less black.

How do you define “sexy”?

Sexy is not about what you wear or what you put on your body, it’s who you are and how you feel.

Not everyone looks like a model. What are your suggestions for everyone else who wants to look good in their underwear?

It’s not about what you look like at all. Fashion and sex appeal mean wearing what makes you feel good. You don’t have to look like a model to look good in the clothes that you wear.

For the full interview, visit blog.mensunderwearstore.com.

Tulio really has some good things to say, especially the part about how you do not have to be a model to be sexy. This is very true and I think everyone can apply this to their lives.

Friday, February 16, 2007

2 for 1 at Just Hom

If you feel the need to stock up on some great looking underwear or swimwear at bargain prices then just pop over to the discount area at www.justhom.com and you can get any 2 items for the price of one - so not only are the underwear and swimwear already reduced in price in the bargin area but you are getting a 2 for 1 deal as well. This is a really great deal because not only do you get two for the price of one, but that is already off incredibly reduced prices. So head on over to Just Hom and stock up.

Cute American Apparel commercial


Here's a cute ad for the American Apparel baby briefs. It really is true, once you see them you'll never want to wear boxers again. They're so comfy, fashionable and very reasonably priced ($12 each). And they come in a ton of colors too (over 30 to be exact)! I just thought this ad was really cute, hope you enjoy it.

Free underwear from Andrew Christian!

AndrewChristian.com is giving away free Griffin Low Cut Boxer Underwear. To enter, simply join the AndrewChristian.com Mailing List. Anyone worldwide is eligible to enter (excluding company employees and direct family of employees). Sweepstakes ends Feb 28, 2007 11:59:00 PM Pacific Time. Read the Official Rules for more details.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Frank Dandy Superwear


Frank Dandy Superwear is a great line that I just ran across recently. I'm not sure how long they have been around, but their only current offering is the Winter 06/07 collection. Frank Dandy's motto is "expect the unexpected", and it really is true. If you drop your pants while wearing these people will be surprised (in a good way). The styling and attention to detail on this underwear is really fun. There's a lot of flowery and beachy patterns in the collection, but they are all very masculine. These are very unique underwear and I bet none of your friends will have seen anything like them before. You can purchase these duds online at Rustyvillage for about $25 a pair (price varies a bit by style). I'm really looking forward to trying some of these out, but I'd be very interested to hear what you think about them too.

RIPS and Mensuas deal

As you may have noticed, there are now ads on the blog. Currently there are ads for RIPS and Mensuas on the site, so why not check them out. I know some of you may not enjoy having ads, but really the financial support is greatly needed in order for me to keep this blog running and be able to put as much time into it as I do. I really appreciate all your support and I welcome your feedback on this. I am trying to make it so that the ads do not detract from the blog so I do not think there will be very many more than there currently are. If you would like to advertise here drop me an email.

Also, Mensuas is currently has a great deal going on that really ties together both the sponsors very well (and it's just a coincidence). This promotion is only available at Mensuas. The deal is... Buy any two RIPS items and get a RIPS Baseball Hat free with your order (while supplies last).

New JM underwear at Wyzman!

The new season of JM underwear is now available at Wyzman. Wyzman is continually a great source for finding the latest and greatest underwear out there for men. Just with a quick glance at this new line I'm really liking what I see.

Free Gift from Andrew Christian!

AndrewChristian.com is giving away a free wristband with each order on their website until the end of February. Any item purchased regardless of price is eligible to receive a free wristband. Simply add the wristband to your cart at checkout and then a color will be randomly selected and shipped with the order.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day - Feb. 14

Happy Valentine's Day.
Hope you've been following the count to this day. Click here to view all my selections (keep in mind they are in no particular ranked order and really aren't based on anything except for that they would make cool gifts). Also one last gift/tip for Valentine's day.
A little tip for your Valentine's evening or post-Valentine's fun:
The Bulge - The Bulge is a discreet, flexible-web insert that creates an impressive, realistic package enhancement in swimsuit or underwear. It fits securely over the penis like a codpiece, giving a guy greater visual proportions without anyone ever knowing his secret.The large head and thick shaft will cling discernibly to most fabrics, even when wet. The product's flexible material allows it to move naturally. Well suited for the pool, club or the locker room. The Bulge's poly-vinyl mesh material is waterproof and machine washable, and keeps its form with extended use.

Cocksox deal ends at midnight!

Cocksox has been offering FREE Air Mail shipping on all purchases. This deal ends at midnight tonight, so if you haven't already cashed in on this deal, do it now!

New Ginch Gonch Video!

The new Ginch Gonch video is here to go along with the new "Nice Guns" line. I am having trouble getting the video to embed, so just view it here. Also check out the new color for the basics line, green! And they have a brand new model, Rick, modeling them.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

New Releases from aussieBum!!

As you may remember I reviewed the aussieBum patriot a while back. My only main complaint was that it was only available in briefs and that it was too.. well patriotic. Well now aussieBum has continued their patriotic line and added more countries (Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, and Taiwan) as well as trunk styles for all countries. But they didn't stop there. They also added some new trunks and briefs that feature their fantastic wonder jock technology, but that aren't too patriotic. I am very happy with this new development. Go check it out, there really are no more excuses for not buying them, you'll love them!

Count to Valentine's - Day 13

-Brand: RIPS
-Style: Drawstring brief
-Who to give this to: Great for the conservative guy who likes a little something unique but still wants something classic. These briefs can be adjusted to be as tight or as loose as your man wants.
-Price: $17.00 at Freshpair
-Valentine's Spin: This brief is very versatile and looks good under pants or by itself. It can even be worn to the beach if you're daring (it is very similar to a speedo).

WildmanT

WildmanT has long been a great place to find men's underwear brands like Go Software and American Jock. I haven't blogged about them before, but now they are offering their own line of WildmanT branded underwear so I thought it was worth a mention. They currently have launched a jock and a bikini brief (shown) and they promise even more styles to come. They really look great in the teal green color and promise to be very comfortable. I will have to try them out and let you know. So check these fun things out. Also check out the site owner's blog for his musings on hot men in underwear. Also, another unique feature of the WildmanT site that I should mention is that they have a special gallery for photos of users in underwear they bought from the site, I've never seen this feature anywhere else.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Count to Valentine's - Day 12

-Brand: Polo Ralph Lauren
-Style: Stretch Cotton Trunk (2-pack)
-Who to give this to: These trunks exude class. Any man who loves high-end underwear and designer labels will love these Ralph Lauren trunks. Ralph Lauren isn't just an underwear designer, he is famous for all his other fashions. So even if your man isn't into the whole underwear scene, he will still recognize the quality and designer appeal of these undies.
-Price: $36.00 at Men's Underwear Store (be sure to sign up for an account to benefit from Boxer Bucks!)
-Valentine's Spin: Two for a reasonable price that will not break the bank, but with the designer name your man will think you did.

Pull-In Update

I just received an update from Pull-In by email that they will indeed be adding more articles to their store soon, as you may remember I was not sure in my previous post. But they assure me that more men's products will be added before the end of March.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

New Style from Ginch Gonch!



This brand new style from Ginch Gonch is called "Nice Guns". Very cute new line, and as you know I really love Ginch Gonch. So get your inches in these Ginches starting now. I'm so glad this line has finally launched, I've actually seen these photos before on many underwear sites because I guess GG released them to retailers a bit early. We'll I've been wondering for a while when they will come out, and now they're out. So go get 'em cowboy!

Count to Valentine's - Day 11



-Brand:
Papi (I cannot find an official website)
-Style: Modern Stretch Low Rise Red Brief
-Who to give this to: These briefs but the class in classy. I've just had the opportunity to try them out and they are silky soft (official review coming later). These briefs are perfect for the classy man or really anyone else who wants to be classy.
-Price: $22.00 at Mensuas
-Valentine's Spin: This silky fabric and this revealing style will look and feel great on your man.

2 for 1 on Gregg Homme at Wyzman!

Wyzman has been having a sale on Gregg Homme for a while. But now they are really serious about liquidating their stock to make room for the new. So now until Feb 12 (tomorrow, sorry for the late notice) you can buy one Gregg Homme item and get a second one (same item) for free! True you will get the same item, but it's a great way to stock up, especially if you like what you are buying.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Count to Valentine's - Day 10


-Brand: Ginch Gonch
-Style: Low-rise briefs
-Who to give this to: These briefs are classic and retro but also have a lot of sexy in them. They are super low-rise, so get them for the guy who likes his comfort and style but also is not afraid to show off.
-Price: $25.50 - $27.00 (shown - Devil Red, $25.50)
-Valentine's Spin: The softness of this fabric will feel great to him and you. You'll want to help him take them off.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Red and White Sale!

Malebasics is offering a special deal from now until February 13th. This deal is just in time for Valentine's Day. Save 15% off all regularly priced red and white underwear items! Act now to get it in time for Valentine's.

Dickies now available at International Jock

Dickies is one of those brands that is made for your average man. Brands like this are usually found at stores like Kohls and J.C. Penny's. But now International Jock is stocking Dickies. They have nice basic briefs and boxerbriefs. This is a nice way to stock up your wardrobe at $15.00 for a 2-pack or a 3-pack (depending on the colors). And the waistband is a nice touch to have sticking above your pants. So add a bit of basic to your underwear drawer, basic doesn't have to be boring, it's all about how you wear it.