Friday, November 30, 2007

New from Diesel



Diesel has just recently launched a new line of men's underwear. This is the new metallic stud line. The waistband features the Diesel logo in metallic studs and contrast metallic top-stitching throughout. The Diesel undies come in briefs and trunks in red, white, and black. They retail for about $35 and $38 respectively. Metallic detailing is a trend that we are seeing more and more throughout men's world. This trend is very hot, and is definitely on the rise (stay tuned for a post about this trend). Meanwhile, check out the new collection from Diesel. You can get this new Diesel collection from International Jock, Skiviez, and many other fine underwear retailers.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Kat has been let out of the bag....

Flapkat is now available for purchase at Flapkat's website. Also, as an added bonus, they are offering free international shipping on your purchase, so don't let shipping charges prevent you from getting some Flapkat. In case you haven't heard about them, read the previous entries. Or else, you can read the following statement from Flapkat:

Flapkat is a new London based men’s underwear brand. Richard Houlston the designer of Flapkat Underwear decided to give a new sense of fun to the wearer using patriotic colours of the British Union flag. With flapkat being a new venture everything had to be perfect with all the styles being made to the highest standards with an amazing cut with a front pouch emphasising the male form and maximising comfort for the wearer.

The products initially comprise of four styles, two briefs and two boxer briefs. Flapkat underwear is made from high quality shape retaining cotton/lycra fabric and all have a double sided functioning fly perfect for left or right handed men. The underwear has a wide striking elastic logo waistband plus leg accent and front detail piping in red and blue.

The initial images of Flapkat include British London based model David White and a play on the words of the Flapkat name. Photo’s named “Kat got the cream”, “Kat amongst the pigeons”, and “Unleash the beast” feature in the initial product photos.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

N2N on sale at Jock Boy Locker

Get 10% off all N2N at Jock Boy Locker from now until this Friday (the 30th). No coupon code necessary, the mark downs are already reflected in the store.

25% off at Undergear

Get 25% off at Undergear when you order 5 or more items. This is good from now until December 2nd. So you can buy a few pairs for friends as holiday gifts and keep a couple for yourself as well! Use promo code U7W25A.

International Jock Holiday Sale!

The folks at International Jock are putting on an incredible holiday sale. They are offering 25% off all (and they mean all) 2(x)ist underwear. This includes the highly popular new Carbon Series, 2(x)ist Bold, Varsity and Basics. Shop now for the best selection of briefs, low-rise briefs, trunks, boxer briefs, t-shirts and tank tops. This deal ends December 9th!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Coming soon from Jockey...



Jockey has teamed up with Urban Outfitters (a popular, trendy clothing store that specializes in urban-style clothing) to bring you some new briefs. The briefs are retro '70s inspired and come in three packs. There are three different three packs with different color combinations. The three-packs are in corresponding colors with contrast banding and a comfort logo waistband, all packaged in the signature plastic tube. Stay tuned for a review.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Cyber Monday at Mensuas

Today is Cyber Monday. In honor of the occasion, Mensuas is offering 15% off today only. Just use promotion code cyber7 at checkout and your order will reflect the savings. Also, Mensuas is still offering free shipping through the end of the month (on orders over $25).

Saturday, November 24, 2007

MaleBasics Sale extended

The MaleBasics sale has been extended until the end of the day on Sunday (it was originally slated to end yesterday). So take advantage of this extra time to get some new undies with coupon code "thanks".

Friday, November 23, 2007

New JM at Wyzman

Check out the new JM items at Wyzman. The new arrivals are all black with refined, classy looks. The new collection has an air of sophistication.

Grigio Perla now at International Jock

Ever since Daniel Craig (shown below in case you don't remember) emerged from the sea wearing a pair of Grigio Perla swim trunks in last year's James Bond flick Casino Royale, underwear retailers and blogs sites have been receiving numerous inquiries as to where La Perla can be purchased. Finally we have an answer, International Jock! They currently have a wide variety of luxurious Griogio Perla underwear in stock, with swimwear arriving early next Spring.

MaleBasics contest photos...


As promised, here are some of the MaleBasics contest submissions. If you still haven't entered, do it now. Today is your last chance!

Jameswinston Co's Xmas Bonanza - Prize Draw[ers]

Once again, Jameswinston is giving away lots of great undies! As you know from my recent review, these undies are truly great! I just love them and can't get enough of them. All the contest nitty-gritty is below (the image). But basically, you just enter to win by filling out your information on the contact form on Jameswinston's website before December 1. Good luck guys! When you fill out their contact form, be sure to let them know that you heard about the contest from UB.

All federal, state, provincial, local, or other jurisdictional laws and regulations apply. This contest is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. To be eligible you must 1) State why you would like to win Jameswinston Co. underwear and 2) Complete the entire mailing list entry (on ‘contact us’ page on website) and agree to be added to our newsletter and any paper email list. We do not share this information with other companies. Your information will be used to send you information about Jameswinston Co. products and promotions only.

1st Prize: 20 pairs of underwear ( 4 New Retros/ 3 Hipsters/ 4 NEON and NINE Retro Trunk) i.e. all the colors worth over $600 (inc. postage)


2nd Prize: 10 Pairs of underwear – (2 Retro, 2 Hipster / 1 NEON and 5 Retro Trunk – size/ colors of your choice. Worth almost $300 (inc.postage)

3rd Prize: 5 pairs of underwear:- 1 Retro / Hipster / Neon/ Classic Rib and Retro Trunk – Size / colors of your choice. Worth almost $150 dollars (inc. postage).

Odds of winning based on number of entries received during contest period and not exchangeable for cash.

Contest period: Friday Nov 16th 2007 12:01:00 am Pacific Time – Saturday 1st Dec 2007 11:59:00 pm Pacific Time. Entries received after this deadline, for whatever reason, will not be entered into the draw. No exceptions will be made. Draw will be held on early Sunday 2nd Dec 2007 and the winner will be notified via email and appear on the three participating blogsites later that day.

One entry per person, per email address. Multiple entries by the same person or address will void entry into the giveaway. The draw cannot be entered by anyone who has taken part in previous Jameswinston underwear giveaways. This is open to everyone worldwide, excluding employees and direct family of Jameswinston Co. who are not eligible to win.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER GIVEAWAY.

aussieBum: free shipping

Get free shipping at aussieBum from now until December 19 with coupon code "Bonus".

Skiviez: Cheap Undies

Skiviez has lots of great deals going on, including the above: all C-In2 swimwear $10; all Skiviez brand undies $5, and all Kyle brand underwear $9. Check out their sale section for more.

Bare Necessities: 25% off Jockey

Although this sale lasts much longer than today (it goes until 1/1/08), you can still take advantage of 25% off select Jockey at Bare Necessities.

Freshpair: up to 75% off

Shop Freshpair's pre-holiday clearance section and get up to 75% off!

MaleBasics: up to 20%

Save up to 20% on select items at MaleBasics when you use coupon code "thanks".

Mensuas: 20% and free shipping

Now through the end of the day tomorrow, get 20% off your purchase at Mensuas. Also if you are in the US or Canada and your purchase exceeds $25, you get free shipping! Use coupon code tday8.

Undergear: Free shipping

Four days left for free shipping on any order at Undergear. Use coupon code U7WFRB.

Wyzman: free shipping and 15% off

Today only, get 15% off your purchase of $50 or more as well as free shipping at Wyzman. Just use promo code "thanks".

Black Friday Sales

Today, "Black Friday", is the biggest shopping day of the year. It is no different online. There are lots of special deals and sales going on. So over the next few posts I will do my best to let you know about all of them. In order to view them all, just click here.

Ginch Gonch turns 3!

Ginch Gonch is now three years old! In honor of their birthday they are having a 24 hour long sale that only lasts for the remainder of today (so as of now, there are only 9 hours remaining). Basically, they are offering the Brand New Jungle Fever collection at a special price AND, if you order it today, you will be t part of the first group to receive the products. So act now, and act fast. They have already sold out of some of the products!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to take this Thanksgiving day off to think about what we are thankful for. Let us all know what you are thankful for in the comments section, it can be underwear related or otherwise. I want to start by telling you that I am thankful for you, all my dedicated readers, who have made this blog such a huge success. Thanks!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Jameswinston NEON, a review

There are two things that I have to say before I launch into this review: first, this review (along with many others) is long overdue, I'm very sorry for that and hopefully I'll be getting back into the whole reviewing mindset; second, my first review of a Jameswinston product got a perfect score, so that's a very high standard for Jameswinston to live up to.

Jameswinston set the bar very high for themselves when they first launched about a year ago. Their styles and looks for their products are very unique and fun, the NEON is no different. The NEON has funky styling and fun colors that just scream "wear me!" I love the look of these, and they make a statement no matter when and where you wear them. These are very aptly labelled "the party pant"because they really would be great at a party, and for many other occasions.

In terms of the cut, it is quite skimpy and takes a bit of getting used to. There is virtually no inseam (maybe about half an inch) so the legs are even with the crotch. The waist is very low-rise with a wide waistband of the same material as the rest of the trunk. This makes for a very diminutive brief that just covers the essentials. The way in which the waistband is made also allows for a very streamlined look when under tight fitting pants (or outside of pants). The folks at Jameswinston pay exceptional attention to minute details. All the seams perfectly fit with the styling and look of the undies and the unique labels on the waistband help create the Jameswinston image.

In terms of the fit, it is quite tight; in other words the fabric fits very snugly against the body. I personally like this feeling because it makes me feel supported, but it is all a matter of personal preference. My only real issue is that the fabric does not stretch very much, therefore when you sit and bend over the briefs tend to ride down and thus one must occasionally pull them back into place.

These undies at first appear to be basic, but they are actually anything but that. However, they are a unique twist on the basic so they could be used for any situation when one would normally wear basics (or fun stuff). The unique twist on basic styling really makes these undies versatile and appropriate for any situation.

Overall, these trunks are great! My only complaint is that they don't stay in place when moving (so they would be very inappropriate for sports). But I would not have them compromise the excellent cut in order to prevent them from riding down. Thus I would not make any changes (except for maybe try more stretchy material for construction).

MY RATING:
Overall, I give the Jameswinston Co. Brand NEON Trunk a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9.5 (out of 10)
COMFORT -- 9.5 (out of 10)
STYLE -- 10 (out of 10)
QUALITY -- 10 (out of 10)
VALUE -- 10 (out of 10)

********** 9

Ginch Gonch Birthday Bash!!

Ginch Gonch has lots of fun things in store for their big birthday bash in 72 hours! So stay tuned!! Also, check out their newly designed website.

Thanksgiving Savings at Mensuas

The leaves are falling and so are the prices at Mensuas...

Now through November 23, 2007 they are offering 15% off all orders placed at Mensuas.com. Use promotion code 'tday07' at check out and save.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

User Photos: Undyboy


Here's some user pics from UB reader Undyboy. He's really rocking these Andrew Christian trunks. If you are interested in seeing more pics from Undyboy, just let us know, he's promised to take more.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Jock Boy Locker Relaunch

Jock Boy Locker has just been relaunched with a new and improved site design. Be sure to check that out. Also, they have a special relaunch sale going on until Thanksgiving. Get 10% off your purchase when you use coupon code "NewDesign". In addition to a new site design, they've added a clearance section and they promise to have new items arriving every month! So check out the new and improved Jock Boy Locker!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

aussieBum Succeeds in Breaking World Record!

Australian undie company aussieBum succeeded in breaking the world record for the largest pair of underwear [we reported on the making of the underwear here]. The massive red undies measure in at 15.9 metres (52.16 ft) wide and 10.55 metres (34.6 ft) high, with a waist circumference of 32 metres (105 ft), the mammoth underwear includes 300 metres of fabric (985 ft), 500 metres (1640.5 ft) of wide-width elastic, 5000 metres (16404 ft)of cotton, a 1.5 x 6 metre (5 x 19.6 ft) logo, and they weigh in at a whopping 180 kg! That completely smashes the previous record of 14.4 metres (47.2 ft) wide and 10.48 metres high. They undies were unveiled in true aussie fashion at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, an iconic location in Sydney, with models sporting the latest fashions from aussieBum. For more photos and information, check out the post on aussieBum's blog.

Ball Lifter Sale!

Get a Ball Lifter from WildmanT this holiday season for just $12!

An Open Letter from Jameswinston Co.

Dear Underwear Enthusiasts,

2007 has been an interesting ride for Jameswinston Co. and nothing less than the description 'roller coaster' will suffice. What with box manufacturers pulling out of supplying during our 'first' re-launch (April 2007). International editorial recognition from 15 magazines such as USA's well-regarded Instinct and Genre (as well as all the way from Canada, France and Holland). An imminent pending deal with one of the UK's largest internet lingerie retailers and finally being able to shortly leave the web designers who were so happy to rip us off during our naive start in October 2006.

Since then we've regularly received fantastic product reviews from all over the world and now feel we have a tiny foothold in the world of men's underwear. We won't be saying anything specific about our plans for early 2008 but expect even funkier/smaller pants, new designs, more ground-breaking marketing, our best fits yet and a real innovative development which have men worldwide thinking how they want to wear their underwear!

Finally, we'd like to thank everyone who has kept the faith with Jameswinston Co. in what has really been a 'find our feet' year. We'd like to think 2008 will be the year of the 'rugged 'J' and our opportunity to begin re-investing in the people who supported us from the very start.

Kind regards

Brian

Friday, November 16, 2007

Guest Review: Magic Silk Thong

Here is yet another guest review from Ryan. You can view his previous review here. Please continue to give as much feedback on his review as possible. Thanks!

Greetings, fellow underwear lovers.

It's been a little over a month since my first post, and since you all seemed to enjoy it, here I am again.

This month's selection via the Mensuas Underwear of the Month Club is a Magic Silk black silk thong. At first glance, it is a basic, plain black thong. However, the best feature, in my mind, of this thong is the fabric. This is the first Magic Silk product I have owned, and if they are all like this thong, I would definitely check out the rest of the line. I don't know if it is made from 100% silk, but the fabric is very smooth, soft, and shiny. It doesn't stretch hardly at all, but it holds me like a glove.

This thong has no waistband, just fabric seamed over a thin elastic. The result is a very tight-fitting, but not cutting, waist. The same goes for the legs. The back, while not g-string thin, is narrow enough so that I don't notice it most of the time. There is a seam under the pouch, presumably to form a better pouch, but it doesn't do much for me. This seems to be a well-made item, but I wouldn't challenge its durability too much.

Overall, I think this is a great thong for wearing out to a club, on a date, etc., but not as an all-day foundation garment. It will definitely win you points in the bedroom (my wife really likes it), but its perceived lack of durability keeps me from recommending it as an all-wear item. If you are looking for extra support/enhancement, this is not your thong. However, if you like the feel of silk and want a nice wrapping for your package, this thong is for you.

MY RATING: Overall, I give the Magic Silk Thong a total score of 8.5 because it isn't all that special, but it is a nice thong, and not bad for $12.50 based on the following criteria:
COMFORT -- 9(out of 10)
CONSTRUCTION -- 10 (out of 10)
DURABILITY -- 7 (out of 10)
SEX APPEAL-- 10 (out of 10)
VALUE --9 (out of 10)

Lately, I've been on this kick to find the best everyday-wear brief. So let's hear it, guys - what is your all-time favorite brief for regular wear?

Until next time, with UMan, Chandler, and all you underwear lovers - Rock Out with your Cock Out!

Thanksgiving Contest at MaleBasics

Hey guys, MaleBasics is having a Thanksgiving Contest in which you can win up to $50 in prizes. Just take a picture of what you are thankful for (MaleBasics theme or male underwear theme) and send it to the folks at MaleBasics at contest@malebasics.com. Also, be sure to include your name, email, and title of your photo. Photos must be submitted by November 23rd. For full contest details click here. Also, be sure to check this blog for some submissions as they come in (figure out what your competition might be).

Monday, November 12, 2007

CORRECTION: Jockstrap Central NOT IJ

I had originally said that the holiday discounts on jockstraps are being offering by International Jock. I was mistaken, it is actually being offered by Jockstrap Central [the post has since been updated]. I hurriedly but together that post and did not take the time to properly verify everything. Sorry about the mistake and I hope I have not caused you any confusion. And thanks for to Deuxsex for pointing out my error. If you ever catch something that you think is an error, be sure to let me know, I may be incorrect. Thanks!

Getting to Unzip You

Hey Guys! I've got a new idea. I'm always wanting feedback from you all, so I wanna see if this will work. So the idea is whenever you can relate to one of my Unzipped post, I want you to send me your pictures of you doing whatever relates to the topic. Please give me a caption to go along with it, and if I like it I'll have to post it. Sounds fun right? I also have another request for you guys, I'm running kinda low on topics for unzipped, so tell me what you want to discuss or wanna know and I'll see what I can do. One last thing, be sure to send your pics in from old unzipped post, we wanna see those too. Thanks!

Peace, Chandler

The Becks becomes the face of Emporio Armani

David Beckham will become the face (and package) of Emporio Armani underwear which Armani plans to launch in the US. Women's Wear Daily reports that Beckham shot the ad campaign in Los Angeles late last week with top fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The ads will debut in fashion magazines beginning with the January issues (meaning we'll be seeing photos next month). So be on the lookout for those.

*Note: Photo is NOT from the Armani shoot.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

New Store: Boy Wonder

Boy Wonder is a brand spankin' new online store based in New Zealand. They specialize in men's underwear and swimwear. BW currently stocks 2(x)ist, DT Clothes, Ginch Gonch, and Andrew Christian. They have a great selection for such a new store. The layout of their site is very modern and easy to navigate. This site will make shopping for that perfect pair a breeze.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

World's Largest Underwear


November 8, 2007 - aussieBum attempts to break the Guinness Book of World Records record for the largest pair of underwear. I'm not sure if they managed to do it or not, but here's a video about the making of the underwear. Enjoy!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Give a supportive gift...

Jock Strap Central suggests that you buy a jock for that special someone this season. One can never get started with their holiday gifts too early, especially since there are some great early bird specials. JSC gives you the option to gift wrap your purchase, and if you order before December 9th, you'll get 10% off your purchases using discount code XMAS2007 .
*Note: This post has been edited as of 11/12/07 due to factual errors.

$5 at Undergear

Get $5 shipping at Undergear until the 11th. Use coupon code U7V5B. I really like this particular pair of underwear shown in the promotional photo. It is such a stylish take on the traditional long john. You can buy it here.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

WildmanT Swimsuit Sale

With vacation season here, WildmanT is offering 15% of all their swimwear, both WildmanT and other brands. This sale has actually been going on for almost a month now, I just have not remembered to blog about it until now. But there is still time to act and get this deal until 11/11/07. Prices are already marked in store.

Celebrity Underwear Sighting: Shia LaBeouf

Another Disney Channel star has flashed us his underpants. Shia LaBeouf, star of Disturbia and Transformers, recently flashed his chest and revealed that he was wearing black Calvin Klein briefs or boxerbriefs. I've gotta say, at least this Disney star has a little more taste in the underwear department than his channel-sharer Zac Efron. This photo is from Shia's appearance on MTV's TRL (Total Request Live), I'm not sure exactly what the message on his chest ("I [heart] Hilary") is referring to, so if you know, please let us know.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Tops and Jocks on Sale at International Jock!

Check out International Jock's Tops and Jocks Sale for great discounts on fashion jockstraps, t-shirts, tank tops, muscle shirts, hard cups, swim jocks, and more! The supplies are limited, so act soon for best selection.

New Brand Notice: Stonemen

As a blog dedicated to keeping you in the loop about the latest and greatest in the men's underwear world, how can I pass up the chance to give you an exclusive alert of men's underwear coming your way in time for the holidays? This new line is called Stonemen (their site is not live yet) and is based in Bondi Beach Sydney, Australia. I don't know much more at this point, but the new brand is scheduled to come out this December. I will be sure to keep you posted about all the new developments. Remember, you heard it here first!