Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
- Send me a great question via email that will inspire a great blog entry or blog debate.
- Send me a photo of you or a friend (ask their permission) in underwear with one of two themes: Underwear in the City, or Summer Underwear. Use your creativity.
- Write a quality comment on a post (but make sure you say that you are entering the Freshpair Giveaway).
Friday, July 27, 2007
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007
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Sunday, July 22, 2007
UB: What inspired you to start creating men's underwear?
UB: What underwear are you wearing right now?
UB: What inspires you to create the individual designs?
UB: You started as a one-man operation filling all the orders yourself, is that still the case?
UB: Where do you find all the great fabrics that you use for your underwear?
DW: I hunt all over for them. I've ordered fabric from NYC and LA, but also order from online stores all over the country. I even hit the local Seattle fabric stores and buy up anything the looks like fun. I'm really hoping that in the coming year I will be able to have some fabric custom knitted for me. There's some fabrics that I'd love to have, but just can't find.....like the red plaid I mentioned earlier.
UB: What prompted you do the fun contrasting pattern on the inside of the pouch?
DW: That all started with a joke, actually. I was making underwear sample for a friend to try out and lined the pouch with a fun fabric, and realized what a great detail it was. It's in every single pair from the very first too this day.
UB: How did you decide on a pattern for the underwear? And why did you decide to go with trunks, why not briefs or boxer shorts?
UB: Are there any plans to create briefs or boxer shorts in the future?
UB: What do you mean by the "all-in-one" styles of men's underwear?
DW: By all in one, I mean the style that is like the underwear and a tank top all connected into one garment, with buttons or snaps down the front. Sort of like a long underwear union suit.
UB: All your underwear is limited edition. How limited are they?
DW: It varies widely. I've been trying to buy at least enough fabric to make 30 pair of a style. It's difficult to put the very limited edition styles up on my website, so not many of them make it. Currently, the truly limited editions are carried in one my retailers in Seattle, Fancy+Pants (www.pantsunderpants.com). They carry some styles that only have 3 pairs, one per size. On the high end, I can make as many as 100 pair of some styles. It's definitely a balancing act, keeping the quantities small enough that they are unique, but having enough fabric that I can make a profit off of the business. The reason many underwear lines can sell so cheaply is that they manufacture styles in large quantities, and I'm at a total disadvantage in this area.
UB: Do you always wear your own brand of underwear, or do you wear other brands as well (if yes, what are they)?
DW: I really only wear my own undies anymore. Not out of disliking all the other brands, but I just have a lot of samples that I get to keep.
UB: Besides websites, where can we find your products?
DW: Currently, I'm mostly in Seattle retailers: Fancy+Pants, Retail Therapy on Capitol Hill in Seattle and then a store called Apartment 3, in Los Angeles, CA. I'm about ready to do a new photo shoot and make a big push to get into more retailers all over the nation. Right now, its definitely spreading word of mouth, so it's a slow build.
UB: What are your goals in creating men's underwear? How do you want men to feel when they put on your underwear?
DW: I want them to feel sexy and fun. Underwear is such a personal item, and no matter what you're wearing on the outside, you can wear whatever fun, colorful, crazy undies you want and no one will know.
UB: Who is your target market?
DW: I really think the market for people looking for fun underwear defines itself. I have clients that cut across a full spectrum of classes, ages, body types. I think my product is for anyone that wants to have fun underwear.
UB: Are there plans to expand further into men's clothing (you already have some T-shirts)?
DW: I do have some tshirts, but they are more a sideline and not a focus of my line. I really want to rework my tank tops and expand my line a little with the styles I mentioned earlier. Since I am a small business still, I think my big goal is to establish myself and do this one product really great. After I've done that, I can then start focusing on other items and have the energy to really pour into perfecting them.
So there you have it! I'm interested to know what you think about Danial Webster Design. Any follow-up questions?
Saturday, July 21, 2007
You may have noticed an absence of guest posts from dik. Our apologies for that, but as the title suggests, we’ve been busy working out the logistics of running a company such as dik undergarments. Everyone always says you don’t know what you’re about to get yourself into, and to a point that is true when you travel down a new road, but, I think a certain amount of it has been expected.
We’ve been running around like crazy, making sure that we’ve covered every possible angle. If I were to be honest, I’d say we haven’t. But in that vein, I think we’ve done very well at adapting to what we’ve come across. The first hurdle was actually receiving the garments. Although it happens every day all over the world, we’d never imported anything from Hong Kong. It was shipped via air to New York, and then trucked to Toronto.
At that point we had our first taste of customs. Because we’re new, and have never imported sizable quantities of product, we were searched. Due to the hard work of our import/export team member, it was taken care of quickly. Next was storing the product. That’s pretty easy. What made it difficult was organizing all the product! Obviously being new, we aren’t all high-tech yet with automated tracking systems, but, we have organized everything so that if you place an order, we can have it pulled and packaged on the same day. I think that’s pretty good.
Of course there are other challenges, especially when it comes to importing and exporting to and from different countries. We have massive support from the underwear lovers of the USA (thank you), but it becomes tricky shipping goods to the USA that have been manufactured in China. Again, lots of hard work and quick communication are allowing us to work through these hurdles.
None of these issues have slowed us down at all. We’re still moving ahead at full speed and are feverishly working on getting all the orders completed that we’ve received. If you’re still waiting, our extreme apologies! The response has been fantastic and caught us off guard, so thank you for your patience. It will be worth it!
There will be more posts to come. And as always, please stay tuned to Men's Underwear Blog to see the latest dik news.
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Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Paulo's the latest hunky model to join the Jockstrap Central hunk club. He's from Lisbon, Portugal but luckily for us, he was visiting Toronto for a few weeks. We we're driving up the street and there he was, hanging out in front of the local coffee shop talking to friends. Jamming on the brakes (and almost causing an accident) we jumped out of the car to hand Paulo a business card.Now, you have to realize that approaching people this way rarely works as they just pass you off as being some creepy pervert that wants to get into their pants, but we explained to him that in fact we wanted him to get into our pants - well, underwear to be exact. He took the card, went home to check out the website, and immediately gave us a call. Within a few days he was decked out in Nasty Pig and working the camera.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
If you're looking for undershirts, then head on over to Topdrawers.com. They have several brands and styles on sale, from the basic C-IN2 Crew-Neck, to a great Micro-fiber from Ted Baker.
Finally, Malestrom.com is having a great weekly sale on many of their 2(x)ist items. If you have never tried 2(x)ist then you are missing out, let me tell you they make only the most comfortable underwear.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Koalaswim.com has suits that fit perfectly into both of these categories so that’s the brand to start with. Koalaswim is known for their outrages fetish suits, and their tiny swim suits that are always fun to look at and even more fun to wear.
So this next one also comes from Koalaswim.com, and it is my favorite tanning suit. The Micro Sport Swimmers Pouch, is exactly what the name says, it’s a micro pouch to hold your junk, and nothing else. This suit has a great design, and fits right around the base of the dick to cover the dick and balls. The Pouch is made of lyrca so its great for swimming and beach going, but I wouldn’t recommended you do much swimming in it. The best part of this suit is it allows you to get an all over tan, but keeps the penis and sensitive skin around it from burning. Just watch out for sand up your butt! Get this one at Koalaswim.com for $21.00 (US).
The next suit comes from the guys at Rufskin, this one is a great denim suit called Scout. This low-cut bikini has a great ring right one the hip, and has a great cut in the front, and shows off a little skin in the back. The scout is available at Undergear.com and sells for $53.00 (US).
Tulio has a great suit that gives no back coverage, and very little in the front. I’ve never been a big fan of showing off my hairy butt in public, but after I saw this one, I’m rethinking that. This suit is pretty dang sexy, instead of straps holding the front and the back together this one has chains and metal rings. The Chain Side Bikini from Tulio comes in several colors, and can be found on NuWear.com. Guys, this is one I want you to check out, and it only costs a hot $29.00.
If you’re looking for a suit that has full coverage, but won’t leave you with tan lines that everyone will see, check out the Low Rise swim briefs from Marc Ouest. These come several designs, and colors from one with a thong back, to one with a really nice sunset design. I can assure you, you will have fun in these suits and you’ll want to wear them to the beach, to the pool, or even as underwear. I found these at MarcOuest.com and the prices range from $24.00-$40.00.My final suit comes from Aussie Bum, this one will only work if you’re wet, so get a float and get out in the water. The Wonder Jock swim briefs are not your average swimsuits for more than one reason, first, this suit has the wonder-jock technology, and these suits become sexier and sheerer the wetter they get. So leave your inhibitions behind, flaunt your stuff and get these puppies wet. These came from Aussiebum.com and sell for around $30.00. For a great tan I would recommend getting the white.
Okay guys, so there you have it, my picks for getting great tan lines. But with these perfect lines comes some responsibilities, these are simple but they are so very important to become fully sexy. First off, if you’re tanning in public in any of these suits you gotta do some shaving, no one wants to see a dude in a bikini if he is covered in hair. So get a good razor and give that hair down there a good wack, I’m not saying shave it all, but keep it trimmed, I always leave a little stubble, cause what girl (or guy) doesn’t like their man to be a little ruff around the edges. And finally, if you haven’t got a base tan, don’t head to the beach just yet, wait till you get a little sun, so strip off those clothes you’re wearing, yeah I mean all of them (hey man, the briefs have gotta go too) and head out to the back yard, and get a little tan (everywhere.)
So there you have it, summer is already in full swing, so get out there, and get a good bake.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Currently Wearing: Nothing but my Jockey Elance Bikini Briefs and a smile
I'm gonna keep this installment of Unzipped pretty short since it's the first one, but first let me tell you about some of the posts I'm working on for the next two weeks. The first story is about tanlines, I know we all hate having them and I know I hate seeing a girl, or a guy with bad ones, so I've got my top picks for suits that will either leave you with great sexy tanlines or none at all. Another story I've got is "Designer Underwear, is it worth it and whats so special about it." And the one I'm looking most foward to, "Me and My First Thong," so I've never worn one, but I'm about to give one a try, who knows if I'll be a convert or not, let me know which brand you think I should try. I've also got a few swimwear and jock reveiws in the works, and a profile on the Marc Ouest collection. So see you guys next week.
PS- The pic is of my N2N swim briefs, that I'm in love with.