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Monday, March 29, 2010

Baskit Winners Part 4

Today we are featuring Baskit contest winner Eric K. from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is the winner for 2/7/10 and also the winner of the $50 Baskit gift card. His winning entry shows him sporting red Timoteo briefs, but he also showed off some aussieBums, Cocksox, and others throughout the course of the contest. One of the things that we really liked about his photos is that he shot them with himself on top of a big pile of underwear - he has quite a collection.
Here's him in Timoteo (the winning entry):

Here's some other entries he submitted throughout the contest (he's wearing a thong under the aussieBum mesh so we can keep it PG-13):

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Exclusive Contest: Win A Pair!

In honor of our fifth anniversary, MUB is pairing up with Wickedelic Lingerie to bring you an exclusive contest. Wickedlic is a British-based underwear company specializing in sexy underwear for men and women. They have a broad selection that will sure to have something to please everyone. They have everything from barely there, sheer thongs to more full-coverage boxers. They also stock fetish-wear and other items to get your groove on. So be sure to check them out.

As for the contest: One winner will be chosen to win an item of their choice from Wickedlic's fantastic collection of men's underwear. The contest will run from now until midnight April 30 GMT. All you have to do to enter is head over to Wickedelic's website and fill out this simple form. You may only enter once through the duration period. Winner will be chosen at random and will be notified at the email address provided (so be sure to enter it accurately). Wickedelic and MUB reserve the rights to change the details of this contest at any point for any reason.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Review: Tribe is at the Top

What a joy it is to wear great underwear. This is, after all, why I write about it. Tribe Underwear is an example of some truly great underwear. In fact, their trunk brief earns a perfect score from me. Jameswinston Co. is the only other brand to earn a perfect score from my drawers, and since they are no longer in business it's fair to say that Tribe offers some of the best underwear out on the market today. Need I say anymore? Well I guess you would like to know for what reasons I give the Tribe trunk brief such high ratings. (For more information about the brand read my brand profile). For the purpose of review I am wearing Tribe's trunk brief in cobblestone print.

Tribe just knows how to make underwear that works. This is the type of underwear that every man wants to wear. The trunk brief is a cross between a trunk and a brief as the name implies. When you look at it you realize it's not quite a trunk as it doesn't really have any legs, but then again it's not really a brief because the sides don't go up. The sides come down to just above the pouch area, but they go pretty much straight across like a trunk and do not dip up like a brief. The coverage is quite minimal.

Like most underwear of this design there is no fly. Instead, there is a well constructed pouch. It's not too roomy as some are, but it has enough room to allow your junk to stay comfortable. And if the superb shape of the pouch isn't enough to make you comfy, then the super-soft lining inside the pouch will be. Many pouches are lined these days, but none quite like this. Usually they just use the same fabric as the rest of the underwear. But with these undies Tribe uses a different fabric that is ultra soft and they make sure to face the softest part in towards your manhood.

The construction involves minimal seams with one seam up the middle of the back, one on either side of the pouch, and one down the middle of the pouch. There is no visible branded waistband elastic, rather the waist is made by rolling the top fabric over a thin elastic strip. This makes for a very sleek, streamlined appearance that fits nicely under your pants. The waistband is also just as comfy as the rest of the underwear as it is made of the same fabric and there are no issues with cutting as it simply moves with the fabric. On this particular pair, there is no ostentatious branding on the outside (as is a big trend). On some pairs, there is however a small, classy logo centered above the pouch.

While the cut is fairly simple and basic, it is edgy enough to show that you have style. And the fabrics that these come in are just fantastic! I personally really love the cobblestone print that I have, but there are many other great fabrics to suit anyone's personality ranging from more daring, sheer prints to more minimal, opaque ones.

As for the quality of these undies? It is just superb. Really, you already know that I gave them a perfect score, need I say more? These trunk briefs are well crafted with great attention to every detail. I have washed them many times and they are just as good as new. They vary in price based on the fabric (some fabrics are on sale right now) and prices are in AUD which means a good conversion for US buyers. But really, no matter the cost these are a great investment because they are simply superb and will last.

I just want to end this by saying that every time I wash my underwear (when you have as many pairs as I do, it's not that often), these are always one of the first I want to wear again once they're clean. That's saying quite a lot coming from me.

EDIT 3/24/10: As a special to sweeten the deal, Tribe would like to offer all MUB readers 25% off their purchase for the next week using coupon code MUB025 at checkout. Also, if you order 3 or more pairs they'll throw in a special wash bag, which is great for keeping your Tribe underwear (and any underwear for that matter) in top shop.

Overall, I give the Tribe Trunk Brief a total score of 10 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 10 (out of 10) - Fits like a glove. Unique and edgy cut.
COMFORT -- 10 (out of 10) - Moves with you, does not ride up. Super soft pouch interior.
STYLE -- 10 (out of 10) - Edgy cut; fantastic fabrics.
QUALITY -- 10 (out of 10) - Like new after many washes.
VALUE -- 10 (out of 10) - Well made, worth the investment

********** 10

Monday, March 22, 2010

Baskit Winners Part 3

Today's featured winner is Derrick P. from Tucson, AZ. He won the Baskit contest on 2/6/10, although he submitted a lot of other great photos throughout the contest. The first two photos are his winning entries, and the rest are some other great ones that he sent in. We really liked these photos because he's daring with his underwear choices and willing to show off what he's got. He also has an artistic eye.

Here's the winning photos of Derrick in a Priape jockstrap.

Here are some extra photos of him sporting some CK, Rufskin, and C-In2:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

MUB is five!

The month of March marks our 5th anniversary. Thank you to all our loyal readers for the dedication throughout these years. We will be having a few exciting things coming up later this month and next in honor of our 5 years.

In our next year, what would you like to see more of?

Late Notice: His Trunks Contest

His Trunks is running a Best Bum contest. All you have to do is submit a photo of your bum in undies and you could win a pair of underwear from His Trunks. Sorry for the late notice but the contest ends today at 3:01 PDT - that gives you a little less than 4 hours to get your entry in. So if you have any photos of yourself in undies lying around, submit them! There are not a ton of entries right now, so your chances of winning are good.

Friday, March 19, 2010

New Brand: Tu Felix Austria

Tu Felix Austria is an up-and-comer on the men's underwear scene. Hailing from Austria, Tu Felix Austria incorporates traditional design into their underwear and other clothing. Their underwear is inspired by traditional men's lederhosen with a two sided fly and traditional embroidered details. They come in short trunk and long trunk styles. True to their traditional nature, they only come in brown. They have a logo waistband that is partially covered in the front. In essence, they are embellished basic trunks with a slightly reworked fly.

The mission of the brand is to be contemporary, fun, fast, and real while always maintaining a link to Austrian history and tradition. I think the design of this underwear has accomplished that.

These fun undies will add that extra something to any man's wardrobe, but are simple enough that even the most basic-loving man will want to wear them.

I have had the opportunity to try out a couple pairs, so be on the lookout for my review.

Ginch Gonch Winner

Congratulations to John L. from Columbus, Ohio. He is the winner of our Ginch Gonch I LOVE LONDON contest and will be receiving..... He sent a number of entries. Here are some of his best:
  • I love London because I can pose with my favorite celebrities at Madame Tussaud's.
  • I love London because riding the Tube is so exciting. You can pop anywhere in the city!
  • I love London because I could look at the crown jewels all day long.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Baskit Winners Part 2

Pictured above is the Baskit Contest winner for 2/5/10, Andrew L. from San Francisco, California. He is wearing a pair of super small 2(x)ist briefs. We just loved the contrast in this photo of the small, skimpy briefs against his firm, rugged legs and boots.

Tiger Turns Three

This month marks Tiger Underwear's third anniversary. Staying in business for three years in the men's underwear world is quite a feat, especially with all the numerous competing brands continually popping up. So congratulations to Tiger Underwear for making it this far and may they have many more great years ahead of them.

Tiger just released some new multi-colored undies. My favorite is the red and blue ones with white contrast piping, so be sure to check those out. They have also shot some new promotional photos that have a different feel to them, so be sure to check those out as well.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Baskit Contest Winners

Here's the list of the winners of the Baskit contest. Each won a pair of Baskit underwear. Eric K. was also the winner of the $50 Baskit gift card. Today and over the next few days, we will be posting the winning entries (photos) that got these guys their new undies. We'll also be posting some of the runners up. Enjoy!

2/4/10: Trevor K. from Ontario, Canada (pictured)
2/5/10: Andrew L. from San Francisco, CA
2/6/10: Derrick P. from Tucson, AZ
2/7/10: Eric K. from Sioux Falls, SD
2/8/10: Andre O. from India
2/9/10: John T. from New York
2/10/10: Ned K. from Fort Wayne, IN

The photo to the left is of Trevor K. from Ontario. He was the winner for February 4th. He's sporting red Timoteo briefs in this photo.

Monday, March 08, 2010

New Collection: aussieBum Banana

Australian underwear giant aussieBum just released a brand new concept in men's underwear: underwear made from banana fiber. The new line, aptly called banana, features brief and trunk styles in white with a green and yellow waistband. With the increasing eco-consciousness of today's world, banana fiber underwear is yet another way you can go green. It is a sustainable material and promises to be ultra comfortable. So check it out!

Monday, March 01, 2010

I've got Todger on my Todger: A Review

Todger is a new brand of men's underwear based in Paris, France. The brand is all about simplicity and sex-appeal while being appealing to a broad spectrum of men. For today's review I'm going to discuss the Low Crotch style (or brief style).

While these briefs are very simple in design, there are a few details that add a bit of flare and set them apart from the rest of the crowd making these anything but your basic briefs. These briefs, as well as other Todger styles, feature bias-cut and bias-seams along the side. This signature feature while looking edgy, also helps enhance the shape of the brief while worn. The briefs are all solid colored with matching waistband and elastic details and a simple, contrast logo off-set on the left side of the waistband. The fabric is a ribbed, cotton/lycra blend - as is becoming the norm in men's underwear today. The lycra allows the cotton to maintain its shape better after repeated washes. These briefs also include a special bamboo fabric insert on the inside to give extra comfort to the wearer.

The ribbing in the fabric allows the briefs to conform perfectly to your body and your every move. The ribbing is also small enough so that it does not detract from the brief and make it too heavy to wear - it is a nice, light, ribbed fabric that is very comfortable to wear. No matter how much I move around during the day I do not notice any pulling or stretching in these briefs; I feel completely unrestrained. At the same time, though, these briefs stay perfectly fitted to the body and do not stretch out of place with movement.

These briefs are nice and lightweight and have that barely-there feel to them. You won't even remember you're wearing them until you go to take off your pants - and that's a good thing!

Another fun feature on these briefs is the fly. While I am not generally a very big fan of flies on underwear (especially briefs) because they tend to add unneeded bulk and are generally not very functional, the fly on these is quite fun. The fly has two holes for exit, one on the top and one on the right side. While this fly still isn't very functional, and I wouldn't really recommend using it as it may stretch out the brief, it adds a bit of visual interest to the pouch area.

These briefs come in three solid colors: black, white, and navy. I personally like all three colors and they are all great for different moods and occasions. They can be purchased from Todger for $20 Euros, that's about $27 USD. That makes them a little pricey, especially right now with the conversion the way it is. But honestly they are totally worth it. These briefs are sure to fit due to the ribbing that will stretch in all the right ways, and they are so comfy that you won't even remember you have anything on. So go get some Todger! (And I mean that in all senses of the term.)

Overall, I give the Todger Low Crotch (brief) a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Form-fitting. Ribbed fabric conforms to your body and moves.
COMFORT -- 9 (out of 10) - Very light-weight fabric. Feels like it's barely there.
STYLE -- 10 (out of 10) - Basic but with flare.
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Good quality. Holds up well in the laundry.
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10) - Expensive, especially with the current USD to Euro conversions.

********** 9