Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
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
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
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.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
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).
Overall, I give the Jameswinston Co. Brand NEON Trunk a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
COMFORT -- 9.5 (out of 10)
STYLE -- 10 (out of 10)
QUALITY -- 10 (out of 10)
VALUE -- 10 (out of 10)
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
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
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.
Friday, November 16, 2007
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!
Monday, November 12, 2007
*Note: Photo is NOT from the Armani shoot.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
*Note: This post has been edited as of 11/12/07 due to factual errors.