Monday, August 29, 2011

New MaleBasics Lingerie - Sexier than Ever

MaleBasics has just launched a whole new line-up of new sexy undies for men that are sexier than ever.  Products include this microthong v-string (shown) with a sexy and unexpected lacey waistband.  These products really stretch the boundaries of men's underwear by implementing some of the popular trends in female underwear.  Who says men can't wear lace too?  So go ahead and check them out now

Saturday, August 27, 2011

New CORE from 2EROS

Hip underwear brand 2EROS has just launched their latest collection called CORE.  The idea is that it should act as a core for your wardrobe - a good core underwear collection is based on three factors according to 2EROS: comfort, texture, and look.  They believe that they have done just that with this new collection by creating their most comfortable everyday underwear yet. This cut will hug and cover all the necessary bits, but sits low on the waist. They also have chosen the most soft cotton blended with bamboo to give you strength, stretch and breathability.  The collection is available in 3 CORE colors: blue, red, and yellow (also the primary colors).  And it is availble in sizes xs - xl.  The material is an interesting blend of cotton, bamboo, and spandex.  They are available now as briefs for $22.95 a pair. 


Friday, August 26, 2011

Eye Candy - First Look at Rafael Nadal for Armani

This just in: sexy new pics of tennis hunk Rafael Nadal modelling for Armani.  The new campaign for Emporio Armani will feature Nadal as the face (and bulge) of Armani underwear (much like David Beckham was in the past).  These are just the first of many more to come, enjoy!

Question of the Day:  What are your thoughts on the trend of sports players becoming underwear models?  First Beckham, now Nadal?  In your opinion, how do they compare?  

Monday, August 22, 2011

Like Wearing a Second Skin... Croota Review

Croota is yet another new men's underwear brand hailing from down under... it seems lots of undies are coming from Australia these days.  They really know how to make them.  Today I'm going to be reviewing the Croota Second Skin Bikini, which is really a thong.  

The fit of these undies is difficult to describe.  On first inspection they seem to be a thong, but they're not quite as stringy as a thong.  There's a little more coverage to them.  In fact, Croota bills them as a legless t-back bikini.  But that's not very descriptive either.  Basically the back triangle is a little larger than what you normally get with thongs, thus making the strap that goes between your legs a little thicker and less likely to wedge itself up your ass in uncomfortable ways.  But there is no coverage on the sides other than the waistband.  The entire contraption is low-rise with a fairly small-sized pouch.  

As far as comfort goes, as I previously mentioned the pouch is on the small side.  It does a good job of holding things when everything is in its normal state, but otherwise forget it.  However, I honestly didn't have too many problems with this once I got them on.  I really enjoy the widened t-back, because my biggest complaint with thongs in general is that I occasionally need to pull them down as they ride up through the day.  But the wider back seems to hold this bikini/thong in place better and I only found myself having to adjust once or twice during the day.  One judge of comfortable underwear is if you notice you're wearing it, and with these I barely even realized I was wearing anything during the day they were so light and comfortable.  It was like being naked, or wearing a second skin. 

The style says sexy, but doesn't scream sexy like many other skimpy undies.  It is sexy, but it doesn't take itself so seriously - it's a little fun.  I really enjoy the printed waistband in lieu of a logo waistband.  The pair I tried had a leopard print, but they also come in plaid and striped prints.  I really enjoy the flair that Croota put into these undies.  

As far as the quality goes, the fabric is excellent and washes quite well with no fading or pilling on the body or waistband.  Depending on where you live you can get them from Croota for $17.90 or from Croota.us (the official US authorized retailer) for $17.90 as well.  While they're not very much fabric for the price, they are well made and make for great summer wear.  They are also a great alternative to your standard thong. 

In addition to this thong, Croota also makes lots of other great products.  So be sure to check them out at Croota.com and Croota.us - both great retail sources.  

MY RATING:
Overall, I give the Croota Second Skin Bikini/Thong a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Similar to a thong but with a larger triangle in back.  Small pouch. 
COMFORT -- 9 (out of 10) - Soft, comfy fabric.  Great for all-day wear. 
STYLE -- 9 (out of 10) - Sexy but fun.  
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Well made. Does not fade or pill. 
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10) - Expensive for something so small, but nice alternative to the standard thong.

**********9

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

So Sly... New Brand

Have you heard of Sly yet?  We have.  We discovered Sly a few months back when founder Dan Murray shot us an email.  And I must say, we've fallen in love with the brand (and his accent).

At just 20 years of age, Australian Dan Murray founded Sly (he founded it 3 years ago when he was 17).  This is partially why we love Sly so much, because we here at MUB are all around his age and thus can relate to all that he's going through to start his new brand.  While hailing from Australia, Sly has already expanded its presence into the South African, New Zealand, and American markets.

Sly's style is edgy with a bit of urban flair.  The line is based around boxerbriefs, and we always do love good boxerbriefs.  And what's more, he's hoping to fill a niche with his brand between the super high-end undies and the low-end.  He's offering high-end style at affordable prices.  And we must say we love this!

There are two different cuts, long boxers and short boxers and lots of different styles.  And as is becoming common place, the styles include a pocket on the leg that is useful as a condom pocket. 

Watch the following video to hear more about the brand from the owner himself and hear about his nomination for Australian Bachelor of the Year. And stay tuned for an exclusive interview with Dan and a review of Sly undies. 






Monday, August 15, 2011

DT Clothes - A Review

So it's been a bit since I've really had a chance to sit down and put some quality time into the site.  I do apologize, unfortunately all my exciting life opportunities of late have gotten in the way of my blogging.  I would like to say that I will be better, but I honestly don't know if that will be the case.  But I'll do my best.  Today I'd like to share with you a little review that is long overdue.  So I'm just going to go right into it with a review of DT  Clothes brand low-rise briefs

Now I had the chance to try this style in a couple different prints, unfortunately the prints that I tried are no longer available online.  So I just choose some prints that I like from the site to illustrate this review.  

Starting with the fit, as the style suggests these briefs are low-rise.  Now there are of course degrees of low-rise, and I would describe these as a comfortable low-rise.  These briefs definitely have minimal coverage, but not so much so that they are uncomfortable to wear.  The back completely covers your ass and the goods in the front are also kept under control.  The sides are high rise, with not much more than an inch of fabric (in addition to the waistband) at the smallest point.  This makes for a very minimal appearance.  They are well fitted throughout, keeping you snug but not too snug.  

As for the comfort.  They are made of 95% cotton with 5% lycra.  This makes for a very comfy feel that will also hold its shape.  The pouch is double-lined for extra comfort and support.  Despite the minimal fit, these briefs stay in place very well and thus are comfortable to wear the entire day.  The full coverage back is also a welcome feature of these low-rise undies.  This waistband is thin and soft and doesn't cut. The minimal fit/coverage is also perfect for hot, summer days.

Now as far as the style goes, these things come in a fantastic array of prints and colors.  They are fun and funky as well as fashionable.  The fit is very stylish and the fabrics are unique and stylish.  These are some of my favorite undies to wear just because they are so fun and unique.  One of my favorite parts is that many of the styles implement brightly colored waistbands with matching colored legbands.  But if color is not your thing, this style is also made in plain black and plain white (listed under the DT Black collection).  So there really is something for everyone.  

These undies are well made and at $33 AUD ($34 USD) they're a little pricey, but worth the investment.  Like I said, they're unique and colorful and they are comfy and last well.  I've washed these things numerous times and they still fit great and the print hasn't faded.  They're worth the investment for a unique pair of undies that no one else will have. 





MY RATING:
Overall, I give the DT Clothes Low-Rise Briefs a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Low-rise, minimal coverage.  Small coverage on side.  Fitted pouch and butt.
COMFORT -- 9 (out of 10) - Soft, comfy fabric.  Great for all-day wear. 
STYLE -- 10 (out of 10) -Fun and funky.  Unique.  No one else will have these. 
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Well made. Does not fade.  Holds shape. 
VALUE -- 7 (out of 10) - Pricey, but a good investment for something so unique. 

**********9

Friday, August 12, 2011

Summer Swimwear Savings

This weekend only save 15% off your purchase of swimwear at Bodyjock Co.  No coupon codes necessary, discounts immediately applied.  And for those of you who spend more than $100 bucks (which is super easy to do with nice swimwear), you'll get free shipping. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Athlete Jock - A New Classic

Over the past couple of years a new style has been born that is a hybrid of jockstrap and brief, I've been calling it the jockstrap brief.  It is basically a jockstrap but with the straps made of the same, continuous brief fabric.  Baskit started this trend with their ribbed jockbrief.  Timoteo took it last year and remade it with their sport collection.  And now Timoteo is doing it again and reworking their own style and, as they phrase it, updating a classic.  This new Athlete Jock, as they're calling it, is available in a number of brief colors such as turquoise and fuchsia as well as yellow and camouflage. 

I still haven't had the chance to try this style.  But the new title for the style, athlete jock, leads me to believe that they are really pushing for these to become sports underwear.  Not having tried it, I can't say how well this would work.  But I'd be willing to give it a go. What's your take on this?  Have you worn this for sports? What's your experience?