Sunday, May 30, 2010
Overall, I give the ES Collection Shields Brief a total score of 8 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Skimpy.
STYLE -- 9 (out of 10) - Very stylish. I wish they came in more varied prints.
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - High quality, will last you.
VALUE -- 6 (out of 10) - Quite expensive with the weak dollar. If you have the money, they're worth it.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
If you're thinking this store is just going to be a bunch of Andrew Christian gear, you're wrong. The store also features a number of hand-picked brands that compliment Andrew's design philosophy. Also, stay tuned because Andrew Christian will be opening two more stores in West Hollywood this summer!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
|CK Steel Thong|
Summer for me means one thing: time to haul out the thongs. Now, I live in the upper Midwest, so year-around thonging is pretty out of the question for me, especially during the nasty subzero winter months. So when May rolls around, I’m so ready to break out the flip-flops and skimpy underwear.
I think the thong is one of the most misunderstood male undergarments. Men I’ve interacted with think it is either not masculine or uncomfortable, but usually both. I’m writing to clear up those misconceptions and get you lovely readers to at least try one this summer (if you don’t wear them already).
True, thong underwear is not in the mainstream of typical male undergarments. However, take a quick jaunt through any major department store men’s underwear department and you’ll see them beside boxes of other cuts of underwear. It’s a reflection of the growing acceptance of this garment as a viable and enticing alternative to your usual boxers or briefs quandary. Additionally, they come in myriad styles and are made from a wide range of materials from cotton to microfiber, to the latest in eco-friendly fabrics. You can find a pair that will reflect your personal style and can be as masculine or crazy as you like.
Thong underwear, for my purposes, is divided into three distinct categories: thongs, y-backs, and g-strings. A thong has a thicker back which tapers into a triangle before it meets the waistband in the back. A g-string, on the other hand has a thinner back and remains the same width when it meets the back of the garment. The y-back is a hybrid, where the triangle in the back is actually a string on two sides of the triangle.
Wearing a thong is an experience in itself. I recommend easing into the garment; wear it for a couple of hours, then progress to half a day, and then try it for the entire day. You want to make sure you when you put it on that the pouch of the garment is situated to go as far back as it was designed to. The uncomfortable feeling begins when the string is too far in front. After a couple of minutes, it should feel like you’re wearing nothing at all if fitted correctly. This is the beauty of wearing a thong; you’ll have the freedom and breathability of wearing nothing, but the support you need for your boys up front.
Interested yet? Good.
1. The Calvin Klein Steel Thong. I highly recommend this thong for all the newbies out there. The CK brand is a familiar one to most guys and the fabric is very soft. The wide vanity waistband is stylish. Overall, the CK steel thong is a very approachable and wearable garment.
2. Obviously for Men Thongs (see above image). I’m wearing a version from the original line, but recent lines offer the same comfort, same comfortable, anatomical pouch and the same ultra thin material. Again, the thongs from Obviously are very masculine looking and very approachable.
1. N2N Bodywear Tropic String. The now discontinued tropic line featured a rayon blend that yielded an ultra light fabric that was supple, super stretchy, and soft all at once. This g-string is made exclusively of that material. Though, the back is super skimpy, the front features that infamous N2N pouch that provides enough coverage for your manjunk.
The N2N “Mojave” line is made from the same fabric but in different colors.
|N2N Waistband Y-Back|
1. N2N Signature Waistband Y-Back Thong. Stylish, cotton garment that features the y-back. The N2N Signature Waistband Y-Back Thong is again, a stylish garment that is both masculine and sexy.
So, men, I hope I’ve given you some food for thought and that you’ll join me in "thonging" this summer.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Overall, I give the Sweat Trunk a total score of 8 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - True to size. Unique seaming on the back. Roomy pouch.
STYLE -- 8 (out of 10) - Very masculine and traditional, but also stylish.
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Good after many washes. Legs stretch during the day.
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10) - Well made, a little pricey.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
|Click to enlarge.|
|Sport Jock from behind.|
Monday, May 03, 2010
And here's him in the Baskit brief he won:
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Overall, I give the BabyGod Organic Briefs a total score of 6.5 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 7 (out of 10) - Modest, full-cut fit. The pouch could fit better.
COMFORT -- 8 (out of 10) - These are quite comfy, go-to underwear. The organic cotton is not any more comfortable than regular cotton though.
STYLE -- 7 (out of 10) - Pretty basic, but with a small splash of color.
QUALITY -- 6 (out of 10) - Does not hold up after repeated washes, looses its shape a little.
VALUE -- 6 (out of 10) - Considering that the quality, they may not be worth the price.