Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another Winning Entry

Today I'd like to share with you Todd H.'s winning entry from the aussieBum My Favorite Day Contest.  He's from Indianapolis, Indiana.  Here's what he says about why it's his favorite pair:  "This pair is my favorite because of the bright and contrasting colors.  Think it gives a nice broader look to my small frame and goes well with my skin complexion.  Not only are they comfortable but they fit nicely in all the right areas.  Plus, it is one of many different brands that I own people have said they liked the best on me so far." 

So without any further ado, here's Todd in his bright orange Baskit brand briefs:



And in case you're interested, here he is sporting the pair from aussieBum that he won:  

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Sales Round-Up

So today we bring you some further deals for Cyber Monday.  Many of the Black Friday deals are still going on, so we will not repeat those.  These are only new deals that have not already been mentioned in the Black Friday posting:
  • 2eros - From now until Christmas Eve get 15% off your purchase using coupon code '2erosfestive'. 
  • Ginch Gonch - Holiday blow-out sale up to 70% off from now until December 31st.  No coupon code. 
  • Timoteo - Free shipping from now until the end of November with coupon code 'NOVSHIP'. 
  • PIPE - Two-day sale (until Tuesday) with 50% off everything!  Use coupon code 'cyperpipe'. 
  • Nuwear - 25% off everything plus free shipping.  Today only. 
  • His Trunks - 25% off with coupon code 'CM'.  All orders will get a free gift with purchase.  Today only. 
  • Undergear - 20% off your entire purchase plus free shipping.  Through the end of the month with coupon code UGVA.
  • Schultz - 20% off everything this week only.  Use coupon code 'e20'. 
  • International Jock - 25% off 2(x)ist plus big savings on Diesel, Speedo, and more!  
  • Core-Point - 50% off with promo code 'NOEL10'.  Good until December 24th.  

Saturday, November 27, 2010

2(x)ist on Sale at Gilt

Gilt Group is an invitation only website where you can get great deals on designer clothing.  If you don't have a subscription already, click here to gain exclusive access to their sales.  Right now, they are having some great deals on 2(x)ist brand underwear for men.  You have to sign up though to get in. They are selling three-packs for about the price of one normally-priced pair.  This is a great way to stock-up and save.  But you have to act quickly because styles and sizes go quickly. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Sales Round-Up

Hope you all had a wonderful day of thanks. With all the retail frenzy that goes on on Black Friday it's only appropriate that some of that should stretch into the cyber world. Of course there's Cyber Monday, but some sales have started early this year. Here's my round-up of some of the best sales on the web.  I'll try to update if any more things come up during the day.  Good luck and happy shopping. 
  • Undergear - Free shipping plus 15% off using coupon code "UGTS".  Good until November 29th. 
  • His Trunks - 35% off using coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY".  Spend $75 or more to get a special gift!  Today only.  
  • Jockstrap Central - 20% site-wide with coupon code "FRIDAY".  Today only. 
  • Pacific Jock - 20% off site-wide plus free world shipping.  Use coupon code "promo20".  
  • Piado - 40% off everything.  Use coupon code "PIADOBLACK".  Today only.  
  • Male Basics - 25% off.  Plus free shipping.  No code needed.  Through Monday. 
  • Wyzman - 20 - 60% off everything. 
  • Cocksox - 20% off everything with promo code "sport".  Good through December 4th. 
  • Bare Necessities - $10 off a $75 or more purchase.  Through November 30th.  
Be sure to stay tuned for another sales round-up on Cyber Monday.  

    Saturday, November 20, 2010

    My Favorite Day Contest Winners!

    The aussieBum My Favorite Day Contest winners have been chosen and notified.  Winners should be receiving their prizes shortly if they haven't already.  For those of you who are wondering, here are the winners.  We will be posting the winning entries gradually over the next week or so. Today is Eric K.'s winning entry.  He's from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and is sporting an N2N thong.  It is his favorite pair because "it is sooo comfortable AND sexy.  I am always just a little bit turned on when wearing them because they are so skimpy and if anyone actually knew what I was wearing under my clothes they would be shocked."
     

    Here's the complete list of winners:
    • Armando C. from California
    • Arturo O. from San Antonia, Texas (shown here)
    • Todd H. from Indianapolis, Indiana (shown here)
    • Dereck R. from New Jersey (shown here)
    • Trevor K. from Ontario, Canada (shown here)
    • Eric K. from Sioux Falls, South Dakota (shown above)
    Congratulations guys!  You deserved it!  And for those of you who didn't win or forgot to enter, don't worry.  We have a couple great contests coming up for you later this month and next so be on the look out for those!

    EDIT 11/25/10: Here's Eric K. in the aussieBum's he won.

    Friday, November 19, 2010

    I Love My RibbedTee - A Review

    RibbedTee is a little different than what I normally talk about on here.  As the name suggests, RibbedTee makes men's undershirts.  Now you might say, "undershirts, big deal, they're all the same, right?"  Wrong, they're not all created equal.  RibbedTee undershirts are the first undershirts that I've seen that implement ribbed fabric into undershirt styles other than an A-shirt (also known as a muscle shirt, or tank).  I've always liked the feel of the ribbed fabric on A-shirts but found that they really had no purpose since they had no sleeves and that's where you want the most protection from sweat for your clothes.  Come into the picture, RibbedTee.  They sell crew-neck and v-neck undershirts in black, grey, and white made out of ribbed fabric.  For today's review I'm going to talk about their v-neck.  

    Now I want to start out this review by saying I'm not an undershirt guy.  I really don't wear them that much, I only wear them on dressy occasions.  So having a great undershirt really wasn't a big deal for me since I don't have to wear them that often.  But these undershirts have truly changed the way I think about undershirts.  The fit of these things is awesome.  The ribbed fabric allows them to conform perfectly to your body.  It's fitted enough that you aren't going to get any uncomfortable and unsightly bunching, but it's loose enough that you don't feel squeezed.  They are made just long enough that you can tuck them in without worry of them pulling out, but if you don't want to tuck you don't have a ton of fabric hanging out either.  The v-neck has just the right amount of dip that it doesn't stick up above your shirt in an unsightly way (especially useful if you want to leave the top button undone, but don't want your undershirt to show).  But it's not too low that all your chest hair is hanging out.  The shoulders fit right on the money and the arms are just enough to cover your pits and collect sweat, but they are short enough that they won't stick out from under a t-shirt. 

    These shirts are super comfy.  Made of 100% cotton they feel great against the skin.  The ribbing is not too thick so it doesn't add any extra bulk or weight to them.  They're just the right amount of ribbing.  The collar stays flat all day and doesn't roll.  It's also made of the same fabric as the rest of the shirt so it just blends in seamlessly.  Same goes for the armbands and waistband.  The style of these is pretty basic.  They come in three plain colors: black, grey, and white.  But really you don't need much more than that.  I think it would be great if they came in some brighter colors.  But then again, these are undershirts, you probably don't want to draw attention to them. They're basic, but they get the job done. 

    These things are highly durable.  They stay the same shape and feel after many washes.  In fact, they're so great that I wear them on more than just dressy occasions now.  These undershirts from RibbedTee have truly changed the way I think about undershirts.  I used to be content with just wearing sub-par Hanes A-shirts whenever the occasion arose, but now I wear these well fitted shirts as often as possible.  In fact, I wish I had more!  These really are a worthwhile investment and a steal for only $18.50 for a two-pack.  Sure Hanes is gonna cost you less, but these will last you much longer and will feel much better.

    MY RATING:
    Overall, I give the RibbedTee V-Neck Undershirt a total score of 9.5 based on the following criteria:
    FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Ribbing provides a custom fit that is just right. 
    COMFORT -- 9 (out of 10) - Super comfortable.  I want to wear them all the time!
    STYLE -- 8 (out of 10) - Basic but does the job.  I wish they came in bright colors. 
    QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Holds up fantastically after repeated washes.  
    VALUE -- 10 (out of 10) - Excellent value.  Worth the investment. 


    **********9.5

    PIPE Fashion Show Today

    If you happen to be in the Miami area, why not head over to Mova Lounge tonight for a fashion show from PIPE Underwear.  There's no cover and there will be underwear giveaways tonight!  And if you do go, be sure to let us know how it is! 

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    'Tis Almost The Season

    It's starting to get to be that time of year again where all the holidays fall one after another.  Thanksgiving is next week, and before you know it BAM it will be the end of the year.  So why not start getting ready a little early with these Christmas undies from Unico.  They are available exclusively through Dead Good Undies and come in red mesh for a festive look.  The waistband, instead of saying Unico, says "Merry Christmas".  They come in both brief and trunk styles.  And cost about $20 USD.  So get your holiday underwear shopping done a little early this year, it will be one less thing you'll have to worry about later. 

    Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    New Stonemen Styles Released


    One of our favorite brands at MUB Stonemen has just launched some new designs that promise to be better than ever.  While walking around Byron Bay in Australia, the folks at Stonemen ran across a guy who airbrushes surf boards.  They commissioned him to paint up some new beach-inspired prints for the Stonemen collection.  He came up with two great new designs - one a red sunset, and the other an ocean theme with hibiscus flowers.  These prints are special though, unlike most underwear with patterns, these prints wrap all the way around the undies in a continuous print with no breaks.  It's really quite fantastic looking.  The print is done using water-based ink (instead of plastic, as is done with most underwear), so the fabric breathes better and feels smoother.  The fabric weight is also a little lighter than previous Stonemen styles, which was my primary complaint before.  All in all these promise to be great pairs of undies.  So whether you're celebrating summer at the beach Down Under, or are in a winter in a colder climate - these undies will give you the perfect beach look to help you stay warm.  I have a couple pairs to try and so far they look great, so stay tuned for my review.  But in the meantime, Stonemen would like you to try out these undies for 10% off using an exclusive MUB coupon code "MUBTEN".  

    Monday, November 08, 2010

    Not Quite Commando, but K'Mando - New Brand

    K'Mando Sport is a new brand of underwear that is being touted as the next best thing to going commando.  There are those of us who like to go commando (granted if you're one of them you're probably not reading this blog) but sometimes that's not always practical, this is where K'Mando comes in.  K'Mando is basically a sock for your cock; it covers all your bits with as little coverage as possible.  But it's a little more complicated than that.  This pouch has a padded under-collar to help keep you supported and lifted forward.  It also features an adjustable snap closure so that it fits perfectly around your junk and stays on.  This "sock" has three separate compartments to hold all your parts in place (one each for your balls and another for your shaft).  K'Mando has a seamless front for extra comfort and to prevent unsightly seams showing through your pants.  K'Mando currently comes in four colors: white, black, gray, and nude (for a more authentic commando appearance).  I have a few pairs that I've been sent to try, but I can't quite figure out how to put them on and fit everything in comfortably.  It looks like it should be really easy, but trust me it's not.  Once I figure it out though, I'll wear them for a day or two and let you know my thoughts in a review.  In the meantime, you can  get K'Mando from Skivvies and His Trunks for about $20. 

    Sunday, November 07, 2010

    LAST CHANCE to Enter the My Favorite Day Contest

    Today is the last day to send in your photos and comments to win a pair of the new My Day collection from aussieBum.  Entries will be accepted until Midnight (EST) tonight.  So get them in now! 

    Saturday, November 06, 2010

    Got my Mojo Covered Downunder - A Review

    Mojo Downunder is another brand that hails from Australia.  Adam Rakowski, a plumber, wanted to design this brand because he was sick of all the awful underwear out there and wanted to create something that was comfortable.  The team at Mojo is so confident you'll love these that they've offered a 100% money-back guarantee if you don't think they're the most comfortable things ever.  And they warn, they may cause a rise in your mojo.  Mojo comes in briefs, boxer shorts, hipster trunks, and long trunks as well as a variety of undershirts.  All styles come in four colors: white, grey, black and blue.  Today I'm going to review the hipster trunks in blue. 

    Well I gotta be honest, my first impression of these things is "there's a lot of fabric".  There really is.  A lot more than I'm used to having between my legs.  Usually I wear pretty skimpy, fitted things.  So these are a bit of change for me.  Also, the size chart recommends that the size small is good for sizes 30" - 31", but I'm most definitely a 28".  But the folks at Mojo told me it should be ok.  That being said, it is a little difficult for me to critique the fit.  But I'm going to anyway.  Like I said, there's a lot of fabric here.  Most trunks that I'm used to have the legs come just to the bottom of the pouch, but these legs extend a good inch and a half past the crotch.  They're also rather high rise.  When I pull them up tight they peek out above my low-rise jeans.  All around they are quite roomy.  The legs fit nice and snug.  But the pouch and crotch area is a little looser than I'm used to.  I imagine that if I had a larger butt or larger thighs, they might fit a little tighter.  The back, however, is surprisingly well fitted.  But I find that due to the looseness, I have to keep pulling these up a bit during the day to keep them tight the way I want them. 

    Fit problems aside, these things actually are quite comfortable.  This may actually be because they are so loose and therefore aren't constraining.  They are 92% cotton and 8% spandex.  So they are super soft and comfy.  The elastic waist is super soft and smooth and doesn't cut like some do.  They're a good pair for just knocking around in. But they're not going to give you a ton of support (even though they are supposed to be tight-fitting).  Considering that these seem to be very sporty looking and promoted as underwear for sports, that's not a good thing.

    As for the style of these, I simply love this color of blue!  Combined with the silver, semi-metallic waistband these are super sexy.  They have a logo across the waistband and also down the side of the left leg to add a little flair.  The right leg has a 'dom pouch', short for condom pouch.  Where you can store something for a little protection in the bedroom or just an extra house key for safe keeping. 

    Let's talk quality.  These things are good quality.  I've had this pair for about a year now and they're as bright and brilliant as the day I got them.  That's really saying something, especially for such a bright, saturated color as this blue is.  No signs of fading at all.  The waistband is also in great condition after all that time.  But these are a little pricey at $37 AUD (about $37 USD), especially with all the fit problems considered.  So even though they're nice and comfy for knocking around in, they might not be worth it.  



    ** Please be aware that most of my complaints are about fit, which may be alleviated by having the correct size (Mojo Downunder does not make my size).**
    MY RATING:
    Overall, I give the Mojo Downunder Hipster Trunks a total score of 6.5 based on the following criteria:
    FIT -- 5 (out of 10) - Not well fitted in the pouch and crotch.  Too loose. 
    COMFORT -- 8 (out of 10) - Very comfortable.  Great for hanging around. 
    STYLE -- 7 (out of 10) - Splashy waistband and logo leg.  Condom pocket. 
    QUALITY -- 8 (out of 10) - Colors retain brilliance after lots of washings. 
    VALUE -- 6 (out of 10) - Expensive for something that doesn't fit well. 


    **********6.5

    Aubrey Huff Shows Off His Rally Thong


    Free agent Aubrey Huff helped lead the San Francisco Giants to victory in the World Series, all thanks to his thong.  He started wearing a red thong under his uniform on August 30 to help keep loosen up the team and keep the atmosphere light.  It seems to have worked.  Huff's thong of choice is a red Papi studded thong.  You can get one from Papi for $14.  In his speech after winning, Huff pulls his thong out of his pants à la Zoolander (without taking off his pants).  Showing his skimpy, red Papis for the world to see!  So whether it was the thong or just talent, Aubrey Huff pulled it off to lead the Giants to a win.  As you can see from the video, Huff's thong sure rallied the crowd!


    Question of the day:  What are your thoughts on thong underwear for men?  Would you wear it?  Do you wear it?  What about seeing famous athletes wearing it?

    Thursday, November 04, 2010

    Freshpair Exclusive: 2(x)ist Maximize Collection

    2(x)ist has just released a new collection called the Maximize collection.  As its name suggest, it maximizes your profile to make the most of what you've got.  But where it's different is that it doesn't use any straps or slings to do this.  It's an all natural profile booster that simply makes the most of what you've already got using the fabric to do so.  From the looks of it, these undies remind me of the anatomical pouch that Obviously offers.  This whole thing is about using comfort to maximize your profile.  The Maximize collection is available exclusively from Freshpair online and comes in both trunk and brief styles in black and white.  The fabric is a smooth, silky spandex/modal blend that will be sure to maximize your comfort.  They are topped with a sleek, platinum logo waistband.  These things are soft and sexy in an understated way.  They look to be a great go-to pair.  The trunks retail for $29 and the briefs go for $24.  I should be getting some pairs to try soon so stay tuned for a review. 

    Wednesday, November 03, 2010

    Eye Candy: Timoteo Army Photos

    What with the elections and all yesterday, now is the perfect time to be feeling a little patriotic.  So what better way to show your support than a military-themed photo shoot in underwear?  These new shots show model Joe Pace sporting some of the new Timoteo army classic jocks



    Tuesday, November 02, 2010

    Chilling with the Underwear Addict in a Cool Silk Thong.

    Mansilk Silk Thong
    UMan says: Today I'm pleased to announce that Tony from Underwear-Addict will be joining us as a contributor.  Today he's going to tell you why he likes to wear skimpy silk thongs when it's cold outside.  

    Underwear Addict believes that it’s what’s below the surface that counts and below his type-A personality surface, Underwear Addict loves to wear a comfortable silk thong to help him stay focused on his outer world.

    For those long days at the underwear office, there’s nothing like the refreshing cool feel of an icy silk thong. While Underwear Addict’s upper body works, his lower body takes a vacation.

    To give the underwear public an idea of what also lies beneath the Underwear Addict’s brain, I sat down with him and asked him some questions.

    Interview Chick: Hi Underwear Addict. I’m so glad you could fit us into your schedule.
    Underwear Addict: I live by the same way I choose the material for my underwear – flexibility.
    Interview Chick: Is Underwear Addict your real name?
    Underwear Addict: No, my parents, friends, and business associates call me Tony.
    Interview Chick: Then so will I. Tony, this question has been sticking in my crack uh, her, craw. Why underwear?
    Underwear Addict: Well, it’s the first thing I put on in the morning and the last thing I take off at night. Underwear is like a second skin. It should energize you during the day, not drag you down like so many types of mens underwear can.
    Interview Chick: And Tony, what is your favorite underwear style and blend?
    Underwear Addict: A silk thong. I love how the cold silk feels against my skin. It’s kind of refreshing, like when you touch cold metal. I love that feeling against my skin.
    Interview Chick: So, for you, men’s underwear should quench your skin like a tall glass of water on the rocks. Pun intended. And to quench your skin's thirst, you slip into a cold refreshing silk thong.
    Underwear Addict: That’s exactly right. When I’m wearing a silk thong, I know I have the comfort and support I need during a long day at the office or a night out on the town. A silk thong is comfortably sexy and should only be seen when it’s supposed to be seen, if you know what I mean.

    There’s a saying in the underwear biz. – Crotch comfort is skin deep. My crotch is always comfy when it’s riding with a pair of silk thong underwear.
    Interview Chick: Thank you, Tony. Really enjoyed mincing materials with you. If you’d like to hang with the Underwear Addict or you simply love mens thong underwear, visit www.underwear-addict.com.

    Monday, November 01, 2010

    25% off Everything at Pacific Jock

    Pacific Jock is having a huge re-launch sale of 25% off your entire order.  All you have to do is enter the promo code 'PAJ25' at checkout.  Unlike most sales, Pacific Jock is offering this 25% off items already on sale, so there are some great steals going on right now.  This really is a great deal and is only good through November 4th so you'll have to act fast.  If you haven't been to Pacific Jock in a while, it's definitely worth checking out again.  They just re-launched their site with a brand new look.  It's a lot sleeker and it's much easier to find your favorite brand.  So head on over to Pacific Jock and get 25% off everything (including stuff already on sale)!