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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!  Can I get a "trick or treat"?  Stay safe this evening, wherever it may find you.

Just wanted to share this quick eye candy with you today from artist Paul Richmond.  This painting is called "In Hot Pursuit" and it stars Jesse Archer.  Enjoy! 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bum Chums on My Bum - A Review

Hey boys, it's been a while since I've done a review.  Today I want to share with you some of my favorite briefs as of late. The briefs in question come from Bum Chums, a relatively new British brand.  I profiled them in January, and one point that I'd like to highlight again here is that unlike many other brands, Bum Chums doesn't farm out their manufacturing but instead makes everything locally in Yorkshire, England. This really makes a difference.  

I tried out the Fruity hip briefs in blue-berry.  They also come in a couple other bright, vibrant colors like cherry red, pink peach, lemon lush, and plum purple.  The fit and fabric of these are the two main reasons I love these briefs so much.  They are what is known as a hip brief.  They hit you right on the hip.  They're not too high and not too low.  The leg cut outs are higher than a fuller rise brief.  The pouch space is ample but not too much that it's baggy.  Same goes for the bum.  I have a rather small bum but the fabric still contours to my curves without sagging.  But it will also stretch to accomodate more of a bubble butt.  The briefs fit true to size.  They really kept the modern man in mind when cutting this patten. 

These briefs are super comfy and great for a variety of activities as well as just everyday wear.  The fabric is thicker than most briefs, but it actually works very well.  I feel well covered by these and the weight of the fabric is nice.  But they're not too weighty and they still breathe well in the summer. The entire front actually has a double layer, which helps the brief keep its shape and hold all your goods in place.  The feel of the fabric is due to the unique nylon/elastane/lycra blend that they use.  They've created a really unique fabric unlike any I've seen before, and it really works.  The waistband is likewise thicker than usual to match, but is oh-so-soft.  The interior tag is basically a sticker stuck to the waistband.  It falls off in the wash, but I recommend just removing it right away (I think you're supposed to actually).  The leg bands are perfect; I never even notice them.  In fact I really don't notice these briefs at all other than the fact that I feel supported and not flopping around all day.  

As for the style?  Like I said they're far from a classic cut.  They're really made for the modern man to work with modern clothes (like low-rise jeans).  The style really comes from the unique hip cut of these.  And the fun colors don't hurt.  They're very stylish but understated, I think any man would feel comfortable wearing these.  

These undies are very high quality.  I've had mine for almost a year now (this review is long overdue, sorry) and they're just like the day I got them.  Seriously.  And these are one of my go-to briefs too, so they do get a fair amount of wear.  For around $26 USD a pop these are well worth it.  Get them! 

Overall, I give the Bum Chums Hip Brief a total score of 8.5 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Awesome modern hip fit.  Perfect for the modern man. 
COMFORT -- 9 (out of 10) - I don't even notice they're there.  
STYLE -- 8 (out of 10) - The style comes from the unique cut.  Modern.  Colorful. 
QUALITY -- 10 (out of 10) - Like the day I got them after a year of wear.  
VALUE -- 9 (out of 10) - Well priced, especially for the quality.  Get them!


Bjorn Borg on GILT today

Hey boys, just thought I'd let you know that GILT just launched a Bjorn Borg sale today.  If you don't know what GILT is you really should.  It's a great member's only flash sale site where you can get designer brands at a fraction of the cost (not just underwear).  If you don't already have an account you can sign up for one for free with our exclusive invitation link.  

As for the Bjorn Borg sale, they have some great offerings.  They have trunks, boxers, briefs, and even some long johns for those cold winter days ahead!  So go check it out now.  The sale lasts for the next day, but act fast because the good sizes will go fast! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ginch Gonch - Live Like a Kid!

Kasey is a new contributor to the site.  Please give him a warm welcome and feedback.
Do you own, and actually wear, boxers that feature a print of SpongeBob SquarePants, a strategically placed elephant trunk, or a douchey saying like “Place lips here?” If so, please burn them and delete my number if you have it.

Kasey in Crotch Rocket briefs.
Clearly, you wear these atrocities because you have a sense of humor. I commend you for that. Aside from obscene amounts of wealth and a home in Manhattan, a solid sense of humor is the main thing I look for in a man. But the manifestation of that sense of humor can make or break the situation.

If you want to wear something under your skinny jeans that makes you chuckle to yourself knowing what lies beneath, I have a two-word suggestion for you to replace those “Who’s your Papa?” Smurf boxers – Ginch Gonch.

Kasey flashing his I Love Paris undies.
This Montreal-based company has been around for almost 10 years now and they have perfected the combination of humor and sexuality. Tongue-in-cheek designs printed on comfortable, fitted, and durable briefs, boxer-briefs, and more.  According to their website, “[Ginch Gonch] was the first of its kind to successfully combine humor and sexuality with funky, fashion-forward designs, and has completely reinvented the underwear industry through the unconventional ways it sets the trend for the rear end.” Hear, hear!

Indeed, with design titles such as “Wiener Eater,” “Crotch Rocket,” and “Eyeful Tower,” as well as the option of a fantastic low-rise fit, this company allows you to have a childlike laugh while still feeling like your boys and your buns are supported and sexy.

I Love TV briefs.
Their recent “I Love…” collection is wonderful (though disappointingly devoid of jockstraps) and has only left me with baited breath to find out what’s coming next! This collection has something for everyone: I love London, I love Paris, I love Tokyo, I love Bacon, etc. (I currently own all of the aforementioned designs as my way of manifesting the man who will have homes in each of those locations and feed me bacon every morning.)

So to recap: Bounce the boxers and give in to Ginch Gonch. Look good, feel good, and live like a kid!

Smooches, pooches. Thanks for reading!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

No Tricks at Deal By Ethan, Only Treats!

No tricks here, only treats!

It's going to be Halloween soon. Some people are already going to parties this weekend. We hope you have a great one lined up!

Before or after partying or right during the busy period if you're not going out, use coupon code HALLOWEEN15 and save a further 15% sitewide at Deal By Ethan until 31 October 2012 only! 

It can be used on existing sale items even. But of course, this is not for actual delivery before Halloween :)

Use the code as many times as you like until 31 October 2012. While stock lasts. Limited time promotion.

Marek + Richard - Halloween Eye Candy

Marek + Richard is a great underwear company that makes some really unique and sexy undies.  They just sent me these hot Halloween images and I thought I'd share them with you.  Enjoy! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Eye Candy

It's getting to be that time again and I know I'm getting in the mood for some trick or treating fun!  Well I just thought I'd share this fun painting by one of my favorite artists Paul Richmond

This piece is called "The Bondage Breaker" and I just thought it was sexy and so fitting for the season.  Paul truly is great at what he does, he creates a fabulous image that you can keep looking at forever.  There's so many great details to captivate the eye, like this amazing Halloween-themed tattoo.  

Be sure to check out Paul Richmond's website to see more of his work.  You can also buy prints.  Enjoy!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

HUGE Halloween Sale at Cocksox

Cocksox is having a HUGE Halloween sale from now until the 31st.  Everything is 20% off, no exclusions.  No tricks, just treats!  Yum!  So go stock up now. 

Free Treat With Your Order

Every year for as long as I can remember International Jock has participated in Trick-or-Treat with a free treat thrown in to every purchase.  Well this year is no different, they're at it again.  Just place an order and a free item will be thrown in.  You can't choose the item, but it will be in your size.  You can often get some great swag.  The products they throw in are usually samples, overstocks, items from photo shoots, or other such things. Definitely worth the gamble.  But something you like and get something free!  Who doesn't like a good surprise in their pants?  This is on for a limited time, so place your order soon!  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review of Undz Briefs

A while back we asked you to submit applications to be MUB interns.  Today we bring you the first of our interns, Georgia Dude.  Here's what he has to say about himself in his own words "I’m 23 and a recent college graduate now living my life-long dream as a teacher. I teach high school English to the current generation of over-tested students. Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve had a fascination with underwear. I determined long ago that when I got my first “real” job I would actually start building a real underwear collection. I’ve been a faithful MUB follower since I was in college. In fact, I even had the fortune once of winning a MUB contest where I won a pair of Piada briefs, which were my first pair of designer underwear. I’m extremely excited to come aboard the great staff at Men’s Underwear Blog!"  Please let us know what you think of his first review!  And stay tuned for more from our new interns! 

Canada is not often a name that we associate with quality underwear (or with underwear at all, for that matter). The Undz (pronounced undeez) brand is a relatively new name on the market. Earlier this year, in my never-ending quest for new and exciting underwear, I stumbled across this great brand of underwear. Founded in 2010 in Montreal, the Undz brand believes that “you shouldn't have to take out a loan in an effort to fulfill your trendy underwear collection desires.”

As a recent college graduate and new to the workforce with limited funds, I can completely appreciate this belief. The Undz brand comes in two styles – briefs and boxers, which are more like trunks. If you’re looking for a way to add some color to your underwear drawer, then Undz is a great choice for you. The brand has a variety of fun colors, ranging from plain white, black, and gray, to pink, green, blue, and purple in their more traditional styles. Recently, the brand has added the “fluffy soft waistband” model to its boxer/trunk selection, which comes in newer, more exciting colors than their traditional models. What’s more, the color holds after continuous wear and washing.

Harkening to their belief that quality underwear should be affordable, the price of this underwear ranges from just $5 for the classic briefs to $10 for the “fluffy soft waistband,” with other price options between. And for just $1.99 processing and $5.99 for shipping across the US and Canada regardless of order size, it’s affordable to shop this brand. As far as fit goes, the Undz brand is made really well. Don’t just take my word for it, though. I have a friend who is dedicated to the 2(x)ist brand; I urged him to order some of the Undz briefs, and he now is a firm believer in Undz and even compares them to the 2(x)ist briefs.

From personal experience, these underwear are great for extended wear. The brand seems to stay true to size; I am a small (28-30), and their small fits me perfectly. They fit snugly (but not constrictively) at the waist and have the perfect amount of fabric, so it’s not too tight nor does it have too much fabric where it would bind. The briefs do not appear to have much of a pouch. In fact, my friend who is dedicated to the 2Xist brand was hesitant to try them simply because they lack an obvious pouch. But as he has learned, there is adequate room in the briefs. The briefs are better than most for all-day comfort because they stay in place. Wherever they are in the morning, they will be there in the afternoon. And what’s better than a pair of underwear that doesn’t ride up over the course of the day?!

Overall, I give the Undz brand brief a 10 based on the following scale:
Fit – 10 (out of 10) Snug fit without being constrictive
Comfort – 10 (out of 10) Great for extended wear. No extra fabric, so they don’t bunch up. Smooth fabric blend helps repeal sweat. Ample room.
Style – 10 (out of 10) Distinct, simple, and clean look.
Quality – 10 (out of 10) Very well made.
Value – 10 (out of 10) Very affordable and will last for a while, so worth the investment.

-Georgia Dude

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2(x)ist at GILT Today!

Today GILT launched their 2(x)ist sale.  You can get yourself some great new, colorful trunks and briefs from 2(x)ist for a fraction of the cost.  They're for sale in 3 packs from $29 (that's about $10 a pair).  The sale is on for the next 5 days, but act fast cause stock is usually limited, and popular sizes go fast.

What's GILT you say?  It's a members only online sale site.  Not a member?  Don't worry.  Sign up with our exclusive link to get instant access and a free account.  

Monday, October 22, 2012

2xist Colour 50% off Sale

For a limited time only, 2(x)ist brand is having a 50% off sale on its Colour line. Supplies are limited, and so is the sale. So head on over to 2(x)ist and get your colour on! (Oh, and keep in mind that 2xist offers free Standard Shipping to orders of $50 or more!)

-Georgia Dude

PS. Stay tuned for new posts from our sexy new contributor Georgia Dude

Friday, October 19, 2012

Bluefly now on The Daily Hookup!

Today I want to share with you a new sale, Blue Fly is now available at the Daily Hookup.  Blue Fly has a great selection of men's underwear right now, including undies from D&G and 2(x)ist.  And you can get it now at half off Blue Fly prices.  All you have to do is go over to The Daily Hookup and buy the deal.  Get $150 to spend at Blue Fly for only $75.  And you don't have to just buy undies, Blue Fly has lots of other great designer clothes for sale.  What have you got to lose?  Don't wait, the sale ends in 5 days!  Just thought I'd share the deal.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Seeing and Being Seen

Do you have issues with being seen in your underwear?

Of course there's the discussion that could be had about saggers. You know the type; I saw them in the mall yesterday. Their pants are riding so low you can almost see light between their pants and their drawers. There must be someone who thinks that's sexy - for the life of me I can't see why.

But I've noticed that a lot of guys have problems with being seen in their underwear. Even more so when getting into and out of their undies. I know of guys who don't like going to the doctor, because he might see their undies, or worse (personally, I'm fine with it). In changing rooms or when sharing hotel rooms, some guys go out of their way not to be seen in a state of undress. To me, that's a hassle. Just do your thing and keep moving. That said, I do choose my undies more carefully when I'm sharing a room with other guys. Don't want my friends to get the wrong idea by my choice of undies.

Then there's the paradox of the guys who fastidiously cover up when in street clothes, but when they put on swim trunks - even boardies - the shorts ride down almost til the bush is peeking out.

This past week, I ran a 5k, and it was 35F when we started. That got me thinking about the idea of running tights. Do I want to be seen in skin-tight pants? Does one wear undies under them? Should one wear shorts over them? I ended up running in a pair of long-johns with my running shorts over.

On the other hand, I bet some of you have a bit of exhibitionist/voyeur streak. Do you like to show off, or keep things hidden? How much do you let show? Who do you let see?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Free Jockstraps!

From now until Wednesday, October 17th (midnight EST) if your product total is $40 or more, Jockstrap Central will throw in a free jockstrap. While supplies last, the free jockstrap will be one of their Omtex Gym Supports (If they run out, you'll still get a free jock, just not one of those.) On the last step of your checkout (the invoice page) you'll be asked to choose your size and color preference.

If you don't own one already, Omtex jockstraps are both durable and comfortable and are perfect for either sports or as everyday underwear and based on all the feedback, customers love them.

Think about it this way: Buy just one CellBlock 13 wrestling singlet, two Nasty Pig Jocks, three Activeman Liberty Modal Trunks or any combination of items totalling $40 or more and you'll get a free jockstrap included with your order.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Something a Little Different... A Short Story and Book

Hey boys.  Today I want to tell you about something a little different.  I want to tell you about a new book.  Jeffrey Hartinger is a young writer in New York City and he's just written a book that I think some of you might enjoy.  The book is entitled "The Generation Y Handbook" and it basically is a compilation of essays, funny stories, and reflections on what it means to navigate the world of relationships, dates, flings, sex, and one night stands ... all with funny and insightful commentary from Jeffrey.  You can purchase the book on Amazon.  Below is a brief excerpt from it.  Warning, it is a bit risqué.  Enjoy.  Oh and if you're wondering, Jeffrey wears boxer briefs as his go-to style.  He prefers to keep it simple with black or grey ones from Lucky brand.  

The Night I was Kicked Out of A Threesome In Los Angeles
I told myself the only time I would have a threesome was during college. I also told myself I wouldn’t eat a large pizza alone in complete darkness after a long night out, but life is complicated and sometimes, things don’t go according to plan.

My sophomore year at Canisius College, I was hooking up with a French foreign exchange student named Vincent. He was aptly named “French Fuck Buddy.”

He was a very handsome and smart guy, but things didn’t work out for a variety of reasons, such as his annoying need to have French subtitles on during every fucking movie we watched and the fact he was moving thousands of miles away from Buffalo after the semester was over. Oh, and he had a boyfriend.

To be honest, I was a little embarrassed when I told one of my good friends that I had a threesome with Vincent and another classmate. “Well, I wouldn’t really consider it a threesome,” I said. “Vincent and I just had sex with the same person. At the same time.”

It sounded better in my head when I thought about it. Alright, alright. I had a threesome. And since I went to a small Catholic college where nobody could keep their mouths shut, a majority of the school knew of my little tryst, too.

In a way, even though I regretted it a tad bit in college, I feel that it taught me a lot about what I am comfortable with in regard to my sex life. And thankfully, it helped prepare me for the embarrassment that happened to me a few months ago in West Hollywood.

Do you know that awkward moment where you are kicked out of a threesome because you start a debate about ethics while foreplay is coming to a close? I do and it ain’t cute.

“What? I’m not having anal sex with you. What do you think I am; some kind of slut or something?” I said.

“Uh, well, you are having a threesome with two guys you just met. Although slut is kind of a harsh word.” Participant Number One replied.

This was true. But, in all honestly, it wasn’t really a threesome. It was three gay guys fooling around. They, of course, were hot, Hispanic, muscular, and in a relationship with each other.

I kept telling myself that if I took off my glasses and squinted, I could pretend it was Ricky Martin and his hot lover. This turned into a daydream mid-hookup that involved the three of us living happily ever after and starring in a gay, reality show version of Big Love entitled, “Papi, Papi, and Jeff.”

Once I snapped out of my little fantasy, the reality of the situation set in.

After I refused to have anal sex with the Spanish duo, it turned into a mild argument.

“What did you expect was going to happen?” Participant Number Two demanded.

“To be honest? I forgot to go grocery shopping and I wanted to crash on your couch and eat some of your food. I suppose that’s not still an option?” I questioned.

“You’re a piece of work. I think it’s time for you to leave.”

Leave? It was close to 5AM, I had no cash for a cab, and a few weeks earlier, I saw a few prostitutes of West Hollywood walking barefoot in an alley on broken glass in what I assumed was some sort of street walker initiation ceremony. I was scared.

Pretty Woman is still a pretty popular movie, but the working girls of L.A. County are nothing like the character of Julia Roberts, at least in my opinion.

I gathered up my stuff from the floor; my wine stained polo, my credit card, belt, and shoes. As I made my way towards the door, I turned to the anal obsessed divas; I was going to have the last word. Although I was being kicked to the curb for not having sex with them, I knew I had something that wanted. They still wanted to bang me.

“I hope this has taught you two a valuable lesson,” I said, “Because, truth be told, I was willing to have anal sex with you.” I lied. “And let’s just say that my asshole is so tight that if you put a piece of coal in it, it would turn into a diamond within a few seconds.”

I walked out the door, down the hall to the elevator, and began what I now consider my most epic walk of shame to date.

 ~Jeffrey Hartinger, The Generation Y Handbook

Monday, October 08, 2012

Something Blue...

What's your favorite color? Now look in your underwear drawer.... Do you notice a trend? My favorite color is blue along with more than half of the guys out there. I like the color blue because it's a cool color that makes you feel relaxed. I am a very relaxed boy anyway but blues are also great to express yourself. My shoes for instance, I have three pairs of converse that are three different shades of blue, my sheets blue, my phone case is blue, my computer case is blue, my car is blue... the list goes on... But, what about my undies?

Looking from my desk into my undies drawer I see a trend of mine is buying blue undies. Since it is my favorite color I tend to buy more of them because I know I would love the color. At least 2/3 of my undies have blue in them. Now when I go shopping for undies I am trying to get different colors that stand out, like pink. I just want my undies drawer to be more fun! I can't wear blue all the time! This is a blue safeTguard that I just got to fuel my new obsession with jocks. It came in so many colors and as always I ended up getting blue.... So next time you are out looking for undies try getting a different color. I know I will!


Saturday, October 06, 2012

What are you Wearing Under Your Underwear?

If you answered nothing, you should think again.  Gone is the day when you just had to think about the underwear you are wearing, now you should think about how your profile looks in and out of underwear.  The are lots of great tools to help you out.  Top among them are male enhancers from Hardwear (link NSFW)  These stunning enhancers are the new state of the art must have item for men everywhere. Boasting male rings for every occasion, from rock solid wood to rock star bulges that will get you the attention you crave. Right now Hardwear is having a sale... Save $10 storewide when you get your gear on with exclusive coupon code MUB1012.  Discover the world's best cockrings right now.

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Friday, October 05, 2012

Hipstripes at The Daily Hookup

Hey boys, I want to tell you about today's deal at The Daily Hookup.  I've told you about this deal site before and today they have another underwear line on sale.  This time it's Hipstripes.  Now I must be honest, I've never heard of this line before, which is amazing because I've heard of most brands, and this brand looks great!  The line is a take-off on caution tape with fun, suggestive slogans emblazoned across the waistband like "wide load", "heavy equipment", "caution protruding objects", etc. The brand comes in boxerbriefs that run for $30 a pop.  The Daily Hookup, however, is offering $30 credit for only $15, so that's a pair of undies half price!  You can't miss this deal!  So go ahead and check out Hipstripes now, and when you're ready to buy head on over to The Daily Hookup and they'll hook you up

Thursday, October 04, 2012

New Gregg Homme at Topdrawers

Topdrawers has just received a new shipment of Gregg Homme from Montreal. The shipment included low-rise trunks, briefs, thongs and body-flattering tank tops. With ultra-light stretch fabrics, deep low-rise cuts and cutting-edge designs Gregg Homme is one of the best-selling designers at Topdrawers - and it is always a bit of an event to see what awesome new styles they have in store for us!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Fall Sale at Jockstrap Central

Step into fall with something new from Jockstrap Central for 10% off.  No coupon code necessary.  Offer good from now until the 9th. 

Monday, October 01, 2012

Want Free Undies from Undergear?

Want some free undies?  The first 100 entries will win a free pair of Undergear's Contour Prive Bikinis in your choice of color and size.  All you have to do to win is go to their Facebook page and enter.  Complete rules and details are also on the Facebook page.