Thursday, August 20, 2009

Project Runway in Your Pants!

With the Season 6 premiere of hit TV show Project Runway tonight, I thought now would be the perfect time to talk about one of the new designers and his connection to the men's underwear world. Christopher Straub, a Minnesota native, is the man behind the men's underwear brand Cricket Syndicate. You may remember Cricket Syndicate from my review and profile in the past. If not, Cricket Syndicate specializes in creating underwear made from T-shirts. The front panel is cut from recycled t-shirts that Christopher has found. He also has a line (Cricket Clones) that are made from fabrics that he has specially designed. And if you have a t-shirt that you'd like made into undies for you or a loved one you can go the custom route and have a Cricket Custom made. Christopher started selling his underwear out of a bag in the back of bars, and now he's starring on Project Runway. He's come a long way and I'm looking forward to seeing where the future will take him.

3 comments:

Wil said...

I absolutely love Project Runway. It's not often I get to pick my favorite before I even see the show (it's tivo'd, get to watch it this weekend!) but he is totally my first pick now.

Anyone who designs underwear is ace in my book.

-Wil

I want underwear.

UMan said...

Haha. Not to spoil it but he won the first challenge!

Victor C said...

I LOVED Christopher's dress in the first challenge as well as Project Runway! Such an amazing show.

I just checked your review and I find the line really interesting. I've seen tutorials out there about how to sew underwear out of t-shirts, but I've never seen an actual line sort of based on this concept. I love your description of the feel after it ages. Sounds really comfy. :D

I hope Christopher does well in the next few episodes.

I want underwear bonus