Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Celebrity Brand: Rated M

Actor Mario Lopez of Saved by the Bell and Dancing with the Stars fame has recently launched his own collection of underwear.  The brand is called Rated M and is for "Manful men and their very special guests" according to the tagline.  There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of information available on this brand.  But from what I gather, there's a collection available through Mario's own site here.  This collection includes trunks, briefs, singlets, and much more in basic cuts and solid colors.  The collection looks like it would make a great foundation for dancing and rehearsals.  It allows movement while providing comfort.  There also appears to be a more limited collection available exclusively at Freshpair.  The difference here I believe is the colors and the waistband. UPDATE 12/29/11: I've spoken with the folks at Freshpair, and actually the entire collection is exclusively available at Freshpair.  The Rated M site is just a preview of the rest of the line that will be available at Freshpair.  Currently just the "elementary line" is available, the rest will be available over the next few months.

This is just another in a whole slew of celebrity lines out there. Although it appears that this collection has been carefully crafted and engineered to give you the comfort you deserve.  We're working on getting our hands on a pair or two, and as soon as we do we'll get back to you with our full report on how they fit and feel. 

25% off at UnderBriefs End of Year Sale!

UnderBriefs' annual End of Year sale just started! Now through January 8, save 25% on Baskit, Cocksox, Clever, Diesel, Gregg Homme, Joe Snyder, PPU, Sweat, and selected Todd & Terry products . This is a great chance to stock up on your favorite brands for 2012! And as if that's not enough, save 25% on all Calvin Klein men's underwear until January 2! UnderBriefs offers free shipping to customers in the US and Canada and has inexpensive shipping rates for its customers in other countries.

DealByEthan Boxing Day Sale

From now until the end of the year (midnight Dec 31), get 15% off at DealByEthan using coupon code "Box15".  No minimum purchase.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Big Boys Pants Does Skimpy Thongs Well - A Review

Today I'd like to take the opportunity to give you my take on one of my favorite thongs.  While I often do wear thongs, it seems that I personally have never actually reviewed a thong (the closest I came was Croota's second skin bikini).  So today I'd like to review a true thong from Big Boys Pants.

Now I must preface this review by saying that when I discuss things such as the comfort I am comparing it to other thongs I have tried.  You must understand, of course, that wearing a thong is a completely different experience than other types of underwear, so my comments are based on the fact that I am already generally comfortable having a string up my ass (for lack of better explanation).

The Big Boys line in general is very reminiscent of the Obviously brand.  The basic concept is to have a more roomy pouch to allow your junk to hang more freely and naturally.  My general feeling on these concepts is that it basically results in a rather baggy looking pouch that is not all that flattering to the wearer.  However, I feel that this idea actually does work really well with a thong.  Often the problem with thongs is that there is not adequate room for your junk if you are more endowed or when you get an erection.  There is just a thin strip of cloth and nowhere to go.  But with this thong from Big Boys the pouch is bigger and there is somewhere to go.  The pouch also fits well when you are not erect so there is no awkward extra fabric dangling there.  Also instead of just being a strip of fabric as with most thongs, this pouch is cut in a more pouch shape to conform to the shape of your anatomy comfortably.  As with all thongs, you have to be careful not to pull the waistband up too high and to wear it at a comfortable level.

As for the comfort.  This mostly falls under the fit as I have already described.  But in addition to the comfortable cut, this thong is also made of an incredibly soft and comfortable modal fabric.  This fabric is responsible for the comfort in the cut is as well because it easily and comfortable stretches as needed.  The wide waistband (wider than most thongs) sits flat and stays put, making for a very comfortable wearing experience throughout the day. I rarely find myself needing to adjust this thong, it moves with you as you sit and stand so you don't ever get that uncomfortable tightness in the pouch that can occur with thongs.  I do notice that I'm wearing the thong (that's kind of how thongs work), but it's not uncomfortable. 

In terms of style, these are pretty basic and plain.  But the cut is so daring that you really don't need too much else going on.  The thong comes in 5 solid colors (I tried steel) with complimenting waistbands.  I do like the look of the grey waistbands better than the white as I feel the white ones look a little cheap. I do also wish that there were more color options, and some more colors that are not as bright; the cut is flashy enough. 

Quality-wise these undies are exceptionally well-made.  I've worn these numerous times and they hold up great in the wash while the colors remain brilliant.  I would not, however, recommend machine drying them due to the fabric content.  I feel that it would probably pill.  At £13.95 (about $20 USD), these certainly aren't the cheapest thongs.  But they also aren't the most expensive.  I think you'll definitely get your money's worth as they last well and are some of the comfiest thongs out there that I've tried. 

MY RATING:
Overall, I give the Big Boys Pants Thong a total score of 8 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Anatomical pouch.  Wide waistband.
COMFORT -- 9 (out of 10) - Pouch accommodates all sizes.  Moves with you. 
STYLE -- 6 (out of 10) - Basic.  Wish there were more color options. 
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Exceptionally well-made.
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10) - Moderately priced.  Will get your money's worth. 

**********8

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Perfect Package


Here's hoping you got the perfect Christmas package.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone.  I hope today brings you lots of joy with you and yours.  Here's a little eye candy to brighten your day.  Enjoy. 


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Sorry for the delayed guide, but better late than never right?  And there are after all 12 days of Christmas, so while there may not be time everywhere to order in time for the first day, you can still make it before the end. Buying underwear for someone is a very personal matter. Especially for guys, because (as much as I'd like to argue otherwise) they don't get new underwear all that often, so when they do it's important that it works for them and their body. That being said, many guys have a strong preference for what style (boxers, briefs, trunks, etc) of underwear they wear. Some don't care that much or may be happy with a number of different styles, but others care a lot. So make sure you know your man well before buying. Also, it is very important for you to make sure you know your man's size. What he wears in pants may not be the same as his underwear, so make sure you check. Also, snooping in his underwear drawer may not tell you the completely correct size as it's possible he may have some old undies lying around that no longer fit or never fit. If you aren't going to ask him outright, make sure you look at a pair that you know fits him well. It's important you get the right size because most places won't let you return it.

That being said, underwear is a great gift for the holidays and many people love to give and receive it! So once you've figured out what style and size of underwear your man needs, there's still a whole lot to choose from. I've broken it down for you based on the personality/type of man who might like to wear each pair. Use this holiday underwear buying guide as a jumping off point for what to get your man. While some of these undies may seem a little expensive to you, you're paying for quality so they're worth it.

This year I have a great list for you, I believe I've only mentioned one of these brands before.  So in addition to being a great gifting guide, this is also a good guide of some new brands to try for yourself.  

For the Classic Man:
Naked boxerbriefs.
  • This category is for the guy who likes to keep it simple.  He's not opposed to something with style, but he likes his comfort first.    
  • Undz is a newer brand on the scene.  They are very basic but still funky and stylish.  Also, one of my favorite parts of them is they don't cost a lot ($4.99 a piece).  So if your man needs lots of new undies, this is perfect.  I personally really like their briefs.
  • Another brand that I'm really loving lately is Naked.  They make very simple yet comfortable undies.  When I wear these I feel like I'm, well naked.  They truly feel like you're wearing nothing.  I personally really like their boxerbrief fit (shown).   
 For the Lover/Boyfriend:
Body Aware Curacao briefs.
  • This category is for that special guy in your life - or just that guy you know will appreciate sexy undies.  But as I've mentioned before: know your guy; not all guys like sexy undies.
  • I brand that has recently come to my attention is TBJON.  They specialize in really sexy undies meant for your sexy activities.  I really love their thongs.  The lyte and kol styles are great.
  • A new brand that makes some pretty sexy undies is Mckillop.  They only make jockstraps and pouches (jockstraps without straps).  I really dig their colorful power jocks - currently on sale for $15.  
  • And finally, a really sexy line is Body Aware, which has recently come to my attention.  There's an exhaustive catalog - they've really got something sexy for everybody.  Personally I really dig the Curacao briefs (shown).  But there's a ton to search through there, so go check it out!
 The Fun Guy:
Marek+Richard Underdog brief.
  • This category is for the guy who likes to have fun.  He's adventurous and not afraid to take risks.  That goes for his fashion choices as well.  He's daring and confident in his appearance.
  • A new brand hailing from the UK is Bum-Chums. These undies are really fun and colorful. They have bright colors in their Fruity collection and metallic fabrics in their Celestial collection. These undies are for the guy that loves to have fun in (with) his pants choice. 
  • A new-comer on the scene is Marek+Richard.  The company was founded earlier this year by two young fashion designers who met while studying at school together.  I really love their fun new take on things.  Especially loving their underdog brief (shown) that combines mesh and cotton jersey for a very unique, runway look. Also they're currently having a sale. 
The Fashionable Guy:
  • This category is for the guy that's all about style.  He's all about refinement but also isn't afraid to have a little fun with his fashion choices.  
  • My first selection comes from Spanish brand XTG Extreme Game, a clothing brand specializing in daring designs.  I really love the subtle refinement that this brand brings to many of their undies.  I really love their blackletter brief.  It's a really fun fabric that is lightweight and semi-transparent.  Very fashionable and refined. 
  • While far from new, I'm always a fan of DT Clothes (formerly known as DT Jocks).  They have some really fun and funky asymmetric undies that are very fashion-forward in my opinion.  
So there you have it folks, those are my suggestions for what to get your man this holiday season.  Happy shopping!  

          Tuesday, December 13, 2011

          Everything is $5.99 at MaleBasics Outlet!

          MaleBasics is having an inventory clearance sale.  Everything in their outlet is $5.99 - that's an amazing deal as some of that stuff in there retails for as much as $40 and more!  Sizes and quantities are limited, so act fast!  I'm told that this sale will be going until Friday, or until supplies last. 

          Friday, December 09, 2011

          Super Hero Briefs from DIESEL

          DC Comics and DIESEL have joined forces to bring to you super hero undies!  The range includes four unique boxers inspired by four comic book heroes: Batman, Joker, the Flash, and the Green Lantern.  Like the superheroes themselves, each of these undies features a special, unique power. The Batman boxer, for instance, will reveal a secret armor all over the more you wash and wear it.  The Flash print contains a thermo-sensitive print that will change and move as you wear it, reacting to your body heat.  The Green Lantern print has a florescent treatment on it, with a special print being visible after it is exposed to light. And finally, the Joker print features a photo-print acid effect.  

          These boxers are for spring/summer 2012, but it appears that at least the Joker print is already available online at DIESEL's site for $34.  I think, though, my favorite design is the Batman one. 

          Thursday, December 08, 2011

          Emporio Armani on GILT

          Emporio Armani is available today on GILT.  They have lots of trunks and briefs available from the high-end fashion label.  Some of their deals are better than others, but the best deal is probably a 3-pack of briefs for $27.  You can't really beat that. 

          GILT is a member's only site.  If you're not already a member, use this exclusive link to join on us. 

          Andrew Christian Holiday Video with Ronnie Kroell released


          A couple days ago we gave you a sneak peek at an upcoming holiday video from Andrew Christian with hot model Ronnie Kroell.  Well here it is folks, what you've all been waiting for.  It's a little campy and over the top, but it sure is fun to see hunky Kroell strut around in his AC undies. 

          Monday, December 05, 2011

          Eye Candy: Ronnie Kroell for Andrew Christian


          Here's a little behind the scenes look from Twitter at an upcoming Christmas campaign for Andrew Christian that will feature Make Me A Supermodel's Ronnie Kroell.  I can't wait to see the full teaser video.  For more behind the scenes looks at Andrew Christian, be sure to check out their blog.  Enjoy!

          Thursday, December 01, 2011

          New Brand: Undz.org

          Undz.org is a relatively new Canadian-based site founded by Bertrand Dore.  The brand is developed around the concept of making stylish men's underwear that is affordable.  Now many brands say this, but when Undz set out on this mission they really meant it.  You can purchase a pair of Undz for just $4.99!!  That's right, I didn't forget a 1 or a 0, that's 5 bucks.  For any of you who shop underwear you know that's a great deal.  Heck, cheap brands like Hanes and Fruit of the Loom are about that price.  

          What's the catch?  While it's only slight.  In order to purchase Undz online you have to order at least 5 pairs and pay for shipping.  But with shipping (only $5.99), five pairs only costs you about $33.  And you could easily spend that much on just one pair of designer undies.  

          I've had the chance to try these out and I'm quite impressed with them.  The fabric is good quality and holds up well in the wash and the fit is nice and comfy.  I do wish that they had more colors and prints, but what they have is a great start and they're continually expanding.  Also the shipping was insanely fast: mine arrived just a day after placing my order.  I couldn't believe it. 

          So if you're looking for some new undies but you think you're gonna have to go with the bargain brands at Target, take a look at Undz and try them instead. 

          Friday, November 25, 2011

          25% off and FREE Shipping at the Man Underneath

          Relatively new site The Man Underneath is offering 25% off everything plus free shipping using coupon code "TMU25THANKS".  The Man Underneath is a site that is organized in categories based on mood/function.  So you can shop for things like work, sex, sport, or lounge. 

          20-60% off at Wyzman

          Wyzman's Black Friday sale is 20-60% off (based on style).  Prices marked on site to reflect discount. 

          Up to 40% off at PIPE

          PIPE is having a tiered Pre-Cyber Monday sale going on from now until the end of the month.  First off shipping is free.  And then, based on how much you spend, you can get up to 40% off your purchase (see above for coupon codes). 

          30% off at AlphaMaleUndies

          AlphaMaleUndies is having a Black Friday Sale going from now through Sunday (that's three days).  30% off using coupon code "black30". 

          20% off at HisTrunks

          For their Black Friday sale His Trunks is offering 20% off everything from now until 11/27 using coupon code "black".  Be sure to check back on Monday for additional Cyber Monday sales.

          20% off at JockstrapCentral!

          JockstrapCentral got their sales started a little early (yesterday at noon in fact), but don't worry - you can still save 20% off EVERYTHING from now until midnight tonight.  And they ship internationally!  No promo code needed. 

          Friday, November 11, 2011

          Happy 11-11-11 Sale by DealByEthan

          Today is your lucky day.  It's not every day that it's 11-11-11.  In fact that's only gonna happen once in your lifetime.  So take advantage of it and enjoy the day.  Also check out Deal By Ethan's $11 off sale.  Just spend $44 or more and enter coupon code 111111 at checkout to save $11 off your purchase.  And since most everything on the site is on sale right now this can end up adding up to a huge savings to you.  And happy lucky day!

          Wednesday, November 02, 2011

          Hanro on GILT

          Upscale Swiss underwear and loungewear label Hanro is currently available on GILT for the next 36 hours.  Known for their exceptional quality that usually comes at high prices, you can pick up a pair of boxer briefs, like the teak boxer briefs (shown) for only $25 a pair, instead of the normal $50.    GILT also has Hanro undershirts and pajama pants available for purchase today as well. 

          What's GILT?  GILT is a member's only site that specializes in flash-sales of designer goods.  If you're not already a member, click this exclusive link to get a membership through MUB.  Happy shopping! 

          Monday, October 31, 2011

          Round-up of Halloween Deals... Act Now


          In addition to International Jock's annual treat giveaway, which we posted about yesterday.  This year there's a lot of Halloween deals going on.  But act now cause a lot of them end today.  Cocksox is  having a big sale - 20% off from now through WEDNESDAY!  Use coupon code 'treat' at checkout. 


          At Under Gear you can save 15% off your order using promo code U1TED at checkout.  Today is the last day for this.  Bare Necessities also has a deal ending today (extended until) tomorrow 11/1/11 - 25% off your order using promo code "FRIEND".  


          Here's one I really like.  This is the Trick or Treat special from Jockstrap Central.  It's just what it sounds like, you can get a trick or a treat.  enter coupon code "treat" at checkout and they'll throw in a free jock or undies.  Or use code "trick" at checkout and you'll get 10% off your order.  Your choice.  Also ends today.


          Wyzman is taking a page from IJ's book and giving away a free gift with every purchase.  Just make a purchase and you'll get something free. Ends today.

          DGU is having 10% off the entire store with coupon code WOOPS10 at checkout.  Ends today. 



          Sunday, October 30, 2011

          Free Treat with Every Order from International Jock

          Too old to go door-to-door but still yearning for some neighborly Halloween swag? Then head on over to International Jock! Right now, for every order you place, your friends at International Jock will send you a complimentary Halloween treat. They're giving away jocks, shirts, men's underwear, men's swimwear -- all sorts of treats to get you those tricks you're really craving. There's no minimum order size and no limit to how many different orders you place; you will receive a gift every single time. However, the only trick is this: just like the "good house" on the block, this promotion is limited to the quantity of supplies on hand, so you'll need to act fast!

          Friday, October 14, 2011

          Luis & Juke Trunks Reviewed

          A while back I mentioned a new brand called Luis & Juke that specializes in fun, fashionable underwear for men.  The designs are inspired by 1950s American rock and roll with bright colors and fun prints.  Today I'd like to tell you about their Stevie Trunk, I tried mine in Singin' the Blues, but they're available in many more fun colors

          Starting with the fit, these are what I would call a generous fit.  I've got to say they're much more coverage than the underwear I normally wear (especially since I've recently been on a briefs roll).  That's not to say strictly that more coverage is a bad thing, it's just not what I'm personally used to.  The legs hit mid thigh and the back coverage is ample.  I definitely feel like everything is kept in place and under control with these on; no fear of falling out.  The pouch has a functional fly and is well rounded to accommodate your junk.  The ass has seams set to the far sides, which leads me to believe that these would comfortably stretch and conform to those who have more junk in the trunk.  Just a word to the wise, when I first got these they were a little too large for me (granted I'm in between sizes).  But due to the cotton content I was able to shrink them down in the dryer to a more comfy size (although technically you are supposed to line dry these). 

          These undies are very comfy.  As I said I feel like everything is held together comfortably in them with no fear of falling out.  The modest coverage makes these great undies for knocking around the house in while the patterns available make them fun and stylish (more on that later).  The waistband is a little wider than most (about 1.5x the size of the average one).  The inside of the waistband is soft and smooth and doesn't cut.  All the seams are flat stitched, making for a smooth and comfy fit all around.  The legbands are a thin elastic that is tight enough to keep things in place but not too tight to detract from the comfort.  And like most comfy undies these days, the tag is printed on the inside, so no itchiness going on there.  And again like many comfy undies, these guys are 95% cotton, 5% elastane (for shape).

          I really like the style of these trunks, in fact the style is what makes them.  They're a great comfy, go-go to pair for days when you just need that comfort.  But the style is what makes me want to put them on and feel excited about wearing them.  The pair that I tried is a fun blue and yellow striped pattern, you can definitely see the rock inspiration.  They also have tons of other great, bright prints available, all with that 1950s vibe.  If pattern isn't your thing, they also just have plain colors. 

          As for the quality and value?  These undies are great quality.  They hold up well to multiple washes and dries!  The stitching is well done and the fabric is well made.  At £10.95 at Rockola (that's about $17), they're a steal. 

          MY RATING:
          Overall, I give the Luis and Juke Stevie Trunks a total score of 8.5 based on the following criteria:
          FIT -- 8 (out of 10) - Generous coverage. Mid-thigh, higher waist. For me they were a little large but can be shrunk to size.
          COMFORT -- 8 (out of 10) - Very comfy, go-to pair. 
          STYLE -- 9 (out of 10) - The style is fun and exciting.  1950s flair!
          QUALITY -- 8 (out of 10) - Well made. Holds up to the washer and dryer.
          VALUE -- 9 (out of 10) -Much less expensive than a lot of what we talk about here on MUB.  Good buy for stylish and comfy go-to pair. 

          **********8.5

          Thursday, October 13, 2011

          7 Deadly Sins Series from Andrew Christian


          This Halloween season, Andrew Christian is bringing you a hot new video series featuring the 7 Deadly Sins, and what else? Andrew Christian underwear.  The first of the series Wrath came out yesterday (watch below).  They will be launching the videos throughout the month with the next one due out later today.  So keep watching.

          Thursday, October 06, 2011

          Michael Kors Launching New Men's Underwear Collection Soon

          It seems that everyone who is anyone in fashion has to have an underwear at some point, it's like the sign that you've arrived.  Kind of like how it seems that ever celebrity and their mother has to launch a fragrance line.  Anyway, top American fashion designer Michael Kors, known mostly for his women's handbags, shoes, and of course his prominent role as judge on Project Runway, is now branching into the men's underwear world.  The collection is very basic and consists of briefs, boxer briefs, and boxer shorts as well as an assortment of different undershirts.  All the styles come in three colors: black, white, and powder blue.  Nothing very original or outside the box.  It seems that Kors is aiming to get in with the other department store staples like Calvin Klein, Hilfiger, and more recently 2(x)ist.  The question is will he be able to do it?  His new collection is very basic and far from innovative in my opinion.  I feel that the type of man he's marketing towards won't be so willing to branch out and try a new brand -- the guy who I think would buy his brand is certainly not an underwear connoisseur and thus probably has his brand that he sticks with year after year.  If I was in the market for basic underwear I certainly would branch out and try a brand new brand.  It will be interesting to see how Michael Kors fares against more established brands in the same category like Calvin Klein.  The line also comes in two and three packs, which gives you an idea of the target market.  The new collection is available for pre-order or Kors website for between $26 - $34.  It should be available in department stores like Nordstrom, Macy's and Bloomingdale's soon.  Below is a teaser commercial for the new line.

          Wednesday, October 05, 2011

          50% off 2Eros - Today Only at HisTrunks!

          Don't miss out on this chance to get some great quality underwear from 2Eros for 50% off!  This deal is only good for today, so it's not gonna last and is exclusively at HisTrunks.  Use coupon code 2eros at checkout.  This code is good on all stock of 2Eros, nothing is held back!

          Monday, September 26, 2011

          Equmen on Sale at Gilt (Again)!

          I just wanted to give you all a heads up that high-end performance underwear line Equmen has just gone on sale at GILT again today.  As of now they have all the styles that Equmen makes from briefs to long trunks as well as socks and undershirts in a variety of colors and sizes.  The sale is only on for a day (through tomorrow 9/27).  If you don't know what Equmen is, read my review here.  I'm quite partial to their briefs, they're my go-to for working out.  If you don't know what GILT is, it's a members only website that sells discounted designer clothing.  If you aren't a member, use this link for an exclusive MUB sign-up.  Happy shopping!

          Sunday, September 25, 2011

          M-N Reviewed

          Earlier this year I introduced you to a new brand called M-N hailing from Mauritius.  Today I'd like to take the opportunity to review one of the products from the AZURE range, specifically their trunks.  For the purpose of this review I tried the Cherub trunk in blue

          Starting with the fit, it is rather unique.  It is billed as a trunk, but the legs are not quite as long as standard trunks are.  In fact, when I was putting these on today for review I was debating whether they were technically trunks or briefs - the fit is somewhere in between.  From the front, the legs angle up a bit from the pouch as would briefs.  But from the back it is clear that these are trunks and not briefs as the fabric is cut more straight across as opposed to the more curved shape of briefs.  The rise is what I would bill as low-rise, but it is a nice comfortable low-rise that gives you the confidence that everything will stay put all day long.  

          Moving on to comfort, the cotton elastane blend makes for a very soft fabric.  The pouch has enough room that you don't feel squashed.  But on the inside around the pouch there is an elastic band of the same material as the legbands that holds everything in place.  Now this is not like a enhancing strap or sling, it is completely attached to the interior of the pouch.  Rather it is there to ensure that the sides of the pouch stay tight and close to your body so that all the goods stay in place, while still allowing for a roomy pouch that is comfortable.  I think this is a really smart way of putting together a pouch, there is nothing artificial looking or feeling about it, it's just smart sewing/pattern making.  The waistband is thin and sits close to the body.  Made of soft elastic, I have no complaints about the waistband or legbands.  They all do their jobs well.

          The style of this range is where it's really at.  As I explained in my brand profile, the AZURE range is the "fun range" of M-N's underwear.  It comes in a number of fun prints/patterns and colors.  Just sticking to the cherub trunks that I tried,  I really like the logo waistband with a metallic silver logo against a black background - it really makes for a classy and distinguished look above jeans.  The pattern is screen printed black silhouettes against a blue background making for a very crisp look.  You may ask why these are called cherub trunks, well there is a large cherub printed across the back.  And because the back has no seams, it makes for a perfect canvas for such a print.  The style of these undies makes them very unique, they aren't like anything anyone else is offering on the market.  

          These trunks are very well made.  I actually have a number of pairs, and all of them show great attention to detail both in the design process and in the manufacturing process.  There are no loose seams or threads.  Everything is done perfectly.  The high quality is sure to last for a very long time.  Also, the fabric is printed in a special process that does not fade or get funky after washing, it is a part of the fabric.  At £32 (~$50 USD) they're rather expensive.  But for something so well made and so unique I think they're worth the investment for a pair or two. 

           MY RATING:
          Overall, I give the M-N Azure Range Trunk a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
          FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Cross between brief and trunk.  Roomy pouch holds everything in place. 
          COMFORT -- 9 (out of 10) - Soft, comfy fabric. 
          STYLE -- 10 (out of 10) - Unique and fun look.  Won't find it anywhere else. 
          QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Well made. Great attention to detail. 
          VALUE -- 7 (out of 10) - On the expensive side but a good investment. 

          **********9

          Friday, September 23, 2011

          Project Runway Undies


          Ever wonder what your favorite Project Runway hosts have on underneath?  Well then this is the perfect video for you, in it the crew discusses what they wear underneath.  Michael Kors says he wears boxerbriefs... black ones apparently.  While Tim Gunn on the other hand can't make boxerbriefs work saying they ride up too much.  Gunn prefers to go with the classic brief.  Heidi keeps plugging the virtue of tight speedos on men, does this say anything about her husband Seal? 

          Tuesday, September 20, 2011

          Glee Guys in Undies

          With the Season 3 premiere of popular TV show Glee tonight, I thought it appropriate to highlight some of the undies seen on some of the Glee guys throughout last season.  Above Artie and Finn can be seen wearing basic white boxer shorts while Mike wears tight, but rather ill-fitting grey boxerbriefs.  Although to be fair, this is the way Zizes imagines her audience in undies, so it may not be exactly what they're wearing.  Earlier in the same episode though, we see Mike sporting some stylish looking Calvin Klein's when he flashes his abs. 
          Puck and Sam though are the real surprises.  Puck is sporting some rather cute Star Wars briefs (click on the images to enlarge)- too bad he holds his guitar in front the entire time.  Would love to know where he got them.  
          And Sam is wearing some sort of black trunks that look like they have a sort of Western cowboy holster thing going on.  
          And of course let's not forget Sam's infamous gold shorts when he plays Rocky.  
          So there you have it, a round-up of the Glee guys in their undies.  And if you're a "Gleek", don't forget to tune in tonight!

          Friday, September 09, 2011

          Game, Set, Match, Popduds!

          Popduds has just launched a new, and limited edition tennis brief.  As always these briefs are screen printed with original art work.  And as a special MUB exclusive, you can get free shipping on your order of the new tennis briefs and anything else from Popduds, all you have to do is enter "MUB-SEPT" at checkout.  This code is good for the rest of the month.  Don't know much about Popduds?  Check out our review

          Thursday, September 08, 2011

          New Brand - FU e=fu8

          If you think this new brand looks like some cryptic formula, well it is!  It's a formula to some hot new undies!  FU e=fu8 is a new brand that launched this June and was created by founder Fu (yes, that is his real name). 

          According to Fu, e=fu8 is his own orgasmic, exclusive, trademarked formula for the pleasure principle. "Life is short; Maximize your pleasure principle."

          Fu created this brand because he wanted to make undies that are made well, fun, luxurious, and stylish.  After all, he reasons, undergear should be luxury since it is the foundation to getting dressed - the first item you put on and the last item you take off.  

          The current collection comes in pure white with royal blue lettering on the waistband for a nautical and streamlined look and feel.  It comes in briefs and boxerbriefs style and they are all made in Manhattan's Garment District.  More colors and cuts are coming in the near future, so stay tuned for updates on those.  In the meantime, enjoy these hot, exclusive images of Fu e=fu8 undies and check out their website