Friday, November 27, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Piado Underwear Giveaway!

EDIT 12/22/09: CONTEST NOW CLOSED. NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
As a way of kicking off the holiday shopping season, MUB and Piado will be giving away 10 pairs of Piado underwear in the next week. All you have to do to win is send an email to MUB (underwearblog-at-gmail.com) with the subject line "I want a pair". It is very important that you enter the subject line exactly as stated otherwise the automatic system may not count your entry. You don't have to do anything except for send an email. However, if you do send your size and address that will expedite the process if you win. Also remember, clever entries will receive stronger consideration. The entry period is one week and ends midnight EST 12/4/09. You may enter once per day. Entries become the property of MUB and Piado and may be used for publication. Good luck and happy shopping!

Piado: Review

Piado is a great new brand of underwear that focuses on underwear as style and fashion. Their products are eco-friendly with fabric made from a bamboo lycra blend (94% bamboo/6% lycra). Piado makes two styles, a boxerbrief and a brief. You can purchase Piado boxerbriefs at His Trunks for $24.

Today I'm going to be reviewing the boxerbrief from Piado. I own them in red although they come in an array of fun colors. I want to start by talking about the fit. These aren't your average boxerbriefs; they have a unique fit that I haven't seen before. When not being worn they look almost like a very full-rise pair of briefs - but once you put them on they are definitely not briefs. I would describe the fit as more of a trunk fit - the legs come to just above the package (depending on how large it is), but they do not cut up like briefs. Upon close inspection you realize that these boxerbriefs have quite minimal coverage - something I really like about them. They have no fly to make for a streamlined look. The streamlining continues on the back with minimal seams on either side of the butt. The waist is low-rise, but not unbearably so. It's not what your grandfather wore, but it's not scandalous by any stretch of the imagination. The fit is designed so that it fits you, but it doesn't squeeze you, it just gently conforms around your body in a very pleasing manner.

The bamboo cotton fabric is oh-so-soft and I really didn't even notice that I was wearing anything all day. They are very touchable and breathable and are a great illustration of the benefits of using natural fibers for your underwear. And, as is becoming standard, these undies are tagless so you won't have anything irritating your butt all day. The styling of these boxerbriefs is very modern with bold, bright colors. But the design is very simple so that even the most conservative man would feel comfortable wearing these. It has just enough detail to be fashionable while not going overboard. There is contrast piping around the legs and at the waistband. And the bold Piado waistband will be sure to be a conversation starter (if you choose to show it off).

Because of the low lycra percentage these undies do stretch out a little bit during the day - but it's nothing uncomfortable and nothing that a quick spin through the washer won't fix (although be careful you don't put them in for too long). At $24 a piece at His Trunks, these undies are worth the price. They are moderately expensive, but for the natural fibers and the fun, but not over the top, comfort it's money well spent.

MY RATING:
Overall, I give the Piado boxerbriefs a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 8 (out of 10) - Small and sexy, but can get a little loose during the day.
COMFORT -- 10 (out of 10) - Incredibly comfortable natural fibers make for superb comfort all day long.
STYLE -- 9 (out of 10) - Very edgy style, but still wearable.
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Stretch out a tad during the day, but easily shrink back to size.
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10) - Moderately priced, but worth it.

********** 9

25% off at Ginch Gonch

This Black Friday weekend get 25% off your purchase at Ginch Gonch by using coupon code "gobblegobble2009". Sale ends Sunday the 29th. This graphic came to me by email and I thought it was cute so I included it, sorry for the poor quality.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Hello everyone. I just wanted to wish you all a very happy Turkey Day. On this day of thanks, let's all be sure to take the time out from our busy lives to think about what it is that we are thankful for. I'm thankful for all of you who have continually supported MUB through the years and kept this thing running. You've encouraged me to make this blog the best and you call me out when I'm slacking. You guys are the best!

The photos with this piece are from a special Under Gear photo shoot with model Jason Vendryes shot by photographer Duc Nguyen. The underwear featured in the shoot is all Body Tech.
Question of the Day: What are YOU thankful for?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Save 20% at WildmanT

Get 20% off at WildmanT using coupon code Gobble at checkout. Turn heads this Thanksgiving with the ball lifter; your friends won't know what hit them!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

3 for 2 at Smuggling Duds

Smuggling Duds Stash Pants is currently running a fantastic deal where you can get 3 pairs of undies for the price of 2. It's good for any color combination, just specify what color you want free in the comments box at checkout. You'll save about $25 USD with this deal, so check it out now!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Exclusive: 10% off Modus Vivendi at Boomlads

Boomlads is offering Men's Underwear Blog readers an exclusive discount on Modus Vivendi underwear from now until the end of the month. Modus Vivendi is a fantastic new range of men's underwear. Boomlads has over 30 designs on their site that incorporate drawstrings, zippers, and other fun details. With inspiration from swimwear and high-end fashion, Modus Vivendi is different to the run-of-the-mill underwear, no crazy patterns, more classic, sexy designs with traditonal tailoring. Modus Vivendi regularly shows their designs on catwalks around the world. Boomlads exclusively has their entire line and it's going fast! And you can have it too with an exclusive discount from MUB, just enter 'MUB10 at checkout' for 10% off your purchase!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Undergear's Angels



Can't get enough of Halloween? Well check out Undergear's angels who took part in the Halloween parade in New York City. Models Ryan, Danny, and Alex sported fanciful black feather wings, mesh shirts, and of course Undergear gear in black. These boys really know how to work those bodies and wings and were among the most photographed people at the party. Enjoy!

50% off EVERYTHING at His Trunks

For a limited time His Trunks is offering 50% off everything in stock! This is HUGE! Everything has to go to make room for new stock so check it out. Use discount code 50 at checkout.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Range from aussieBum: Cottonsoft!

aussieBum has just released a new range of underwear called Cottonsoft. This new collection is all about the basics. It comes in brief and hipster styles in 3 basic solid colors: heather grey, white, and black. It sports a trendy, logo waistband and promises incredible comfort. Although this line is not nearly as fun and funky as some of aussieBum's other ranges, the difference here is the price point. The Cottonsoft collection is much more reasonable at $20 and $22 USD for the brief and hipster respectively. These new prices will ensure that everyone can get into some aussieBums. So you'll be getting the legendary aussieBum quality and attention to detail for a not-so-aussieBum price. These basic undies are sure to make a great stable to any man's underwear drawer. It's a win-win situation. Check it out!