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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gold Toe to Launch Underwear Line

The famed maker of Gold Toe socks is now expanding into the men's underwear market just in time for back-to-school.  The new line will be debuting in national chain and department stores, Gold Toe Stores, and at

“Now is the time to launch Gold Toe underwear because consumers are returning to trusted brands,” said Steve Lineberger, chief executive officer of GoldToeMoretz. “New Gold Toe underwear draws from Gold Toe’s nearly 90-year legacy of delivering lasting quality and reliable fit. We are excited to provide consumers a great value in both socks and underwear.”

The Gold Toe underwear collection will consist of six styles: three tops (crew neck, v-neck and athletic tank); and three bottoms (brief, boxer brief and woven boxer). The collection will offer white, black and grey heather color choices, with woven boxers available in assorted patterns and plaids. All styles are constructed of super-soft, 100% combed cotton fabric that is preshrunk for better fit.

The new styles look to be quite basic - perfect staples for the average man's wardrobe.  Here at MUB we're looking forward to trying out the new styles to see how they fit. and feel  So stay on the lookout for a review. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Celebrate Your Pride with Joe Snyder

June is National Pride month as declared by Bill Clinton and reaffirmed by Barack Obama earlier this month.  Pride festivals are taking place all across the country.  To help you celebrate and show your Pride, Joe Snyder has released an extensive line of underwear in rainbow colors available now at Dead Good Undies.  The collection includes an array of different styles from full coverage trunks to skimpy thongs and everything in between.  Whatever you're comfortable wearing, he has it.  These are the perfect way to show your pride at a pride parade or just to wear underneath to show that special someone. So head on over to DGU to check out their great selection of rainbow pride underwear from Joe Snyder. 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Obviously Sinuous - A Review

The bikini brief is a great choice for the summer.  Also known as the sports brief or tanga, the bikini brief allows for airflow and movement - perfect for sports and hot summer days.  Today I'm going to review Obviously's version of the bikini brief from their Sinuous collection

These bikini briefs are fitted true to size.  They are an ultra low-rise that is just barely decent.  The trick to these is that there is no fabric sides to the undies, they are just a strip of fabric that stretches from front to back.  The sides are completely open with just a waistband running across.  This means that the pouch makes up the entire front of the undies.  The back is what I would call a three-quarters coverage, it is not quite full coverage but it still covers.  The pouch is what Obviously calls "anatomically correct".  Basically what this means is it is a separate pocket that allows your manhood to hang freely as nature intended.  No pulling it tight against the rest of your body.  On other styles of underwear, like the boxerbrief, I found this pocket to be a little too disconnected and made it a little hard to fit comfortably in some pants.  But since this special pouch makes up most of the front, it still holds you close enough to the body to give support while letting you hang free at the same time.  

The fabric used in the sinuous collection is oh-so-soft and smooth.  It is really comfortable to wear.  It conforms to your body in just the right ways for a snug fit that isn't too tight.  The waistband is very soft, you don't even know it's there.  And the legbands?  Well they are non-existent so there is no discomfort there. The minimal coverage of this underwear and the soft fabric makes these a perfect choice for daily wear, especially in the summer. 

These undies are not for the self-conscious, but they could definitely flatter those with a less-than-perfect body.  The cut is fashion-forward and daring.  There is a stylish screen-print swirl pattern on the butt of the underwear.  They come in three bright colors (lime green, teal, and charcoal) that are not for the faint of heart. They are very flashy and bold, while still remaining modest and covering all your man parts.  If your friends see these, they'll know you have style.  

As for the quality of these undies, I am surprisingly impressed.  My past experience with Obviously (and as many of you have pointed out as well) has been that the quality of the fabric is a little flimsy and doesn't hold up well after multiple washings.  But they seem to have remedied these problems with their latest lines.  Are they worth it?  The Obviously bikini briefs normally retail for around $26, but they are currently on sale for $18.  With the quality and style of these things, I'd say they're a good bargain even at 26 bucks.  But for 18?  You'd be a fool not to pass these up. 

Overall, I give the Obviously Sinuous Bikini Brief a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Low-rise, minimal coverage.  Anatomically correct pouch. 
COMFORT -- 10 (out of 10) - Soft fabric.  Minimal coverage makes them perfect summer wear. 
STYLE -- 9 (out of 10) - Screams style. 
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Well made.  Much better than previous versions. 
VALUE -- 9 (out of 10) - Good value, and the sale makes them an even better deal. 


Friday, June 18, 2010

World Cup Stars take it off for Vanity Fair

Famous celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz traveled the world to photograph soccer stars to grace the cover of Vanity Fair's June issue. The World Cup stars wear their flags in underwear form, and very little else for the camera.

Brands like Emporio Armani, Burberry, Gigo and Calvin Klein are getting into the World Cup spirit with country-themed underwear. So now every World Cup fan can show who he truly supports with his underwear.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Cocksox Goes Punk

That's right guys.  Cocksox just launched their new color, Punk.  They could've called it pink, but really that's not nearly as fun.  The new Punk (pink) color is here by popular demand and is available in select styles like the classic Cocksox brief and thong. 

Question of the day:
What are your thoughts on wearing the color pink?  What about pink underwear?

$5 Surprise Underwear from His Trunks

His Trunks is having a special deal going on right now.  Pay them $5 and they'll give you a surprise pair of underwear or swimwear.  What's the catch?  In exchange for the 5 bucks you get a great pair of underwear, but you don't get to choose what it is.  What you get is a surprise, but who doesn't like surprises?  However, you do get to choose the size and the style.  Why are they doing this?  Well, like many underwear stores, His Trunks gets a lot of samples for photo shoots, etc. and they need to get rid of them to make room.  So think of it like their spring cleaning right into your underwear drawer. What you get is going to be quality, they have all sorts of great brands up for grabs like 2(x)ist, Andrew Christian, Baskit, Bone Wear, Cocksox, Ginch Gonch, Go Softwear, Elementos, Iqoniq, Joe Snyder, Klen Laundry, Pipe, Private Structure, Score, Sweat, Teamm8, and WildManT.  Check it out now!  

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Super Hero - A Review

aussieBum has long been one of the leading brands out there, they are always remaining on top of the game with fun, innovative styles.  Today I want to review a pair that I've had for a while that is worth mentioning.  The Hero line features bold, cartoon prints inspired by cartoon heroes.  They come in briefs and hipsters with many different characters on them, including: Wolfman, Hunter, Exterminator, and Oceanman.  Today's review features the Oceanman Hero brief.

The fit of these briefs is mid-rise and provides modest coverage.  They fit snugly throughout, but not too tight.  The pouch has just the right amount of room so you don't feel too restricted by it.

The fabric is a polyester and spandex blend, which is surprisingly comfortable.  The fabric is so soft and smooth, you don't even realize that it's made out of artificial fibers.  One of my favorite features of this brief is the leg bands.  They are much wider than most bands making for an incredibly comfortable fit.  They hold the briefs in place as they should and prevent things from popping out, but they don't hug too tightly.  These are a really great, go-to pair of briefs.

These things scream fun!  With the bold cartoon prints they help unleash the inner child in you.  The graphic prints are perfectly cut out and placed so that none of the design is cut off.  The waistband is much more subdued than most aussieBum waistbands with a white on white logo.  This allows the focus to be on the graphic print and not the brand on the waist.  I really love the colors of the oceanman briefs and the way the blues and the greens are mixed together.  There is also a great sense of movement in the print.  It is well drawn. 

The quality of these is great.  The fabric and the band hold up well after many washes.  Because of the fabric content, they don't stretch out at all.  The flat-stitching adds to the comfort and does not fall apart.  At $30 USD a pair, these run on the expensive side, but for such high quality you'll get your money's worth.  Besides, these fun prints could be a great conversation starter.

Overall, I give the aussieBum Hero Brief a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Mid-rise.  Perfect amount of roominess, not too tight. 
COMFORT -- 10 (out of 10) - Incredibly comfortable, especially for an artificial fabric.  Legbands are the best. 
STYLE -- 9 (out of 10) - Bold, conversation starter. 
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Good quality. 
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10) - Expensive, but will last well. 


Wednesday, June 02, 2010

aussieBum Hunk Launched + New Video

The latest aussieBum line Hunk is now launched with a hot, new video.  The line was previously entitled Spunk as MUB reported here, but was deemed too raunchy and renamed Hunk.  The Hunk range has old-school style written all over it.  The main body of the underwear is white with contrast stitching in blue, red, and indigo with a matching waistband.  The look of the line is very timeless and doesn't give in to trends.  It fits in as easily today as it would have a decade ago.  And its timelessness will be sure to take you into the next decade as well.  It currently comes in two styles, a brief and a jockstrap. It is likely though that aussieBum may extend the line to include more styles.  The brief is available for $16 USD and the jock runs around $14.  And with aussieBum you know they are going to be quality, so the price is good for how well they will last you.  You might want to stock up!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

New Model Justin Deeley at International Jock

Justin Deeley, 24, is the newest model at International Jock. This hunk grew up in Kentucky, but is pursuing his modeling career in LA. He is signed with Nous Model Mangement where his career has been flourishing. In addition to shooting underwear and swimwear for International Jock, he has done work for Perry Ellis. He played football in college and enjoys playing the guitar in his spare time. I really love how fluid his movements and poses are in his photos. Check out International Jock for more photos of this hot hunk.