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Friday, July 30, 2010

SHORT NOTICE: Win a Week's Worth of Underwear + 25% off at Equmen

Equmen recently received a heartfelt review about how their undergarments were able to change a man's life by giving him the support he needed and improving his posture.  Have you had a similar experience?  Well if you have, send it in to Equmen.  If they like your story the best, you could win a week's worth of underwear (7 pairs).  Two runners up will each receive two pairs.  But you must act quickly because this only last until the end of the month of July (sorry for the late notice).  For more details on the contest, check out this page. Also, if you just can't wait to try out Equmen, you can order 5 or more pairs and use coupon code "UNDERWEAR" to get 25% off your purchase.  This code is also good through the end of July. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fun Video

Just ran across this video on You Tube and thought you guys might get a kick out of it. As they say in the song, "A man should wear what he wants to wear."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Core-Point Clearance Sale - Save 60%

Our friends over at Core-Point just alerted me to the fact that they are having a giant clearance sale to make room for new stock.  With promo code 'ublog10' you can save 60% off your entire purchase at Core-Point.  So now is a great time to stock up!  Offer valid through the end of the month.  If you're unfamiliar with Core-Point, read my review

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Enhanced Enhancing - Cocksox, a Review

Cocksox is known for their profile enhancing underwear designs.  A few years ago when Cocksox first came out, I reviewed their briefs.  My biggest complaints were that they did not adequately hold everything in place when aroused and they often rode down, requiring lots of adjustments throughout the day.  

Today I am going to review the Cocksox trunk with new waistband.  I tried them in white.  

The first thing I want to discuss with these is the enhancing component.  I think this is the most successful implementation of Cocksox's enhancing technology yet.  Because it is part of a trunk instead of something skimpier, there is enough fabric to hold everything in place no matter what your state of arousal is.  In previous versions, the pouch was such that it often separated from the body in such a way that support was lost.  

Now the question is, does it really enhance? I will admit, the results are not as drastic as some of Cocksox's other gear.  Instead what this trunk does is it basically collects your manhood in front of you and just sort of holds it in place.  Other Cocksox styles that I've tried hold things out at almost a 90 degree angle, whereas this trunk holds it out at a slightly smaller angle.  This makes for less drastic enhancement, but honestly some of the other stuff was almost too much.  

As Cocksox promotes on their website, these trunks are truly quite versatile.  They offer enough support so that they can be worn for running.  But they're also perfect to wear just during the day.  The Supplex/Lycra blend fabric dries really quickly which is great for an active lifestyle or washing on the go.  

The cut of these trunks is nice. They hit in the perfect place mid-thigh so that they won't ride up, but they're also not going to show underneath your running shorts.  The rise is such that they are perfect for wear with low-rise or mid-rise jeans.  The supplex/lycra fabric is lightweight and thin.  Perfect for hot summer days.  I honestly forget I'm wearing these, they really are like a second skin.  The back is seamless for a nice, smooth look under tight clothing. 

These trunks have a waistband, which is unusual for Cocksox gear.  I really like this addition as it is very stylish looking and also holds the underwear in place and prevents them from riding down.  I really like the use of the blue accent color for the lettering on the white waistband, it adds a little panache.  The waistband is flat-stitched to the rest of the undies to minimize the bulk and increase their comfort.  There are no elastic legbands, but just a simple folding over at the bottom of the legs suffices.  This makes for a comfortable fit while keeping the legs from riding up.  These trunks are stylish in a reserved way.  They are a very current, modern fit but the basic white makes them look very classic.  

These trunks are exceptional quality.  I've had these for quite a while and they have gone through the wash numerous times.  Often with synthetic fabrics you start to get a lot of "pilling" after repeated washes.  But I have not had any problems with that.  They also have kept their crisp white color in both the body of the underwear and the waistband.  I have experienced a little bit of stretching out at the bottom of the legs, but after a wash they snap back into shape. 

At about $30 USD a piece, these are not cheap.  But I've gotten a lot of great wear out of mine and expect a lot more to come.  These things will definitely last you.  They are versatile and can be worn for athletic purposes - $30 is a great price for something that is so versatile.  And if you get them today (7/18/10), Cocksox is still having their Cocksox day sale so you can save 20%. 

Overall, I give the Cocksox Trunk with new Waistband a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Stylish, modern fit.  Hits mid-thigh.  Improved enhancing pouch. 
COMFORT -- 9 (out of 10) - Thin, lightweight material perfect for summer.  Like a second skin.
STYLE -- 8 (out of 10) - Reserved style.  Stylish waistband and cut. 
QUALITY -- 10 (out of 10) - No pilling or fading after repeated washes. Holds up well. 
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10) - Expensive but versatile. 


Friday, July 16, 2010

Underwear Answers: What to Wear Under White Pants

A question that I am often asked during the summertime is what to wear under white pants to avoid visible lines. Personally, the only white pants that I have are white jeans so it's never really an issue for me as they are not see through. Today, I was asked the question again on Formspring. If you haven't checked out my Formspring yet, it's a great place to ask me questions about everything underwear.

Below is the question along with my answer:

I have some white pants and I'm looking for some flesh-tone boxer-briefs to wear under them (I'm a white guy). Any advice where these can be found? Do they even make them?? I'm having no luck!

Sloggi Trunks from the front.
It is a common misconception that one must wear flesh/nude colored underwear with white pants. This is not necessarily required. It depends on how tight the pants/shorts are. If they aren't too transparent you can get away with wearing other things.

Jameswinston Co. used to make some great flesh colored underwear, unfortunately the company is no longer in business so I'm not sure what their selection will be like. You might be able to find some remainders at other sites.

The key to underwear with white pants/shorts is actually the cut of the underwear, not the color. As long as you wear something that has a longer silhouette than the tight part of the pants (aka the butt) you should be fine. So I would recommend wearing boxerbriefs or trunks with your white pants (as you suggested). I personally tend to wear just a simple white boxerbrief (preferably with no seams on the butt). This makes it so that there are no "panty lines" since the only seams are lower on the thigh and therefore past where they are visible through the pants.

Depending on the thickness of the pants you may be able to get away with some other colors besides white. Do some experimenting (at home with a trusty mirror or friend) and see what it looks like.
Sloggi Trunks from behind.

Now if you're still set on wearing flesh colored underwear, Sloggi has a great selection of flesh colored underwear that you can find at DGU. It comes in both trunk and brief styles. The trunk is perfect for this purpose as it does not have any seams on the rear.

Also HOM makes a great flesh-colored trunk which might also be of interest to you.

As I said, however, you are not strictly limited to flesh colored underwear when wearing white pants. It really depends on the tightness of the pants and their transparency/thickness. Do some experimentation to see what works best with your white pants. Good luck!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Brief Video History of Men's Underwear

This fantastic clip is from the BBC One show and documents the progress of underwear from loincloth to longjohns, and from briefs to boxer shorts.  Thanks to the guys at Dead Good Undies for finding this and sharing it. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

C-In2 Liquidation Sale at Audace

Our advertiser Audace is having a C-In2 liquidation sale.  All C-In2 underwear is only $8.33 a piece!  That's a huge deal.  The sale is going on until everything's gone, but quantities may be limited so you should act fast for the best selection!  Go check it out now! 

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cocksox Pays Tribute to Spain + 20% off

Congratulations to Spain on their winnings in the World Cup. Cocksox model Tristan gets into full celebration with his celebratory uniform. In fact, Cocksox has devoted a whole gallery on their site in tribute to Spain. Also (below) be sure to check out Tristan in the hot new Crown Jewels Mesh thong from Cocksox. It features a black mesh body with gleaming gold trim.

Cocksox is also currently celebrating Cocksox Day honoring their birthday. Their fourth birthday was July 10, so in celebration they are offering 20% off their entire range until the 18th of July. Now that's what I call a celebration!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

$10 Jockstraps from Ginch Gonch

Ginch Gonch is having a special pride promo on all jockstraps.  They are normally $22 each, but now they are only $10 each.  And if you order 3 you can get them for $25 with promo-code PRIDE.  So if you play your cards right, you can get three brand new jockstraps for just a little more than the price of one.  What a deal!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day everyone!  I hope you are celebrating with BBQs, picnics, fireworks, and flag-inspired undies.  I know I am!  Today I'm wearing my Stateside Pouch from Kiniki (shown above).  For a picture of me, follow me on Twitter (@umanmub)