Friday, September 28, 2012

Weight Loss and My Undies

So... It’s been a long time since I’ve written for MUB, but here I am again. I am a married, straight guy who also happens to appreciate good men’s undergarments. Does that make me weird? I don’t know. Most people would probably say so, but who cares? They’re my undies, and no one but my wife gets a vote on them.

Anyhow, in the last few months I have started working toward losing weight and achieving a healthy body shape/state. My overall goal is to lose 50lbs, to get me to 185ish. So far, I’ve lost 19lbs, and I’m trucking right along. No fancy system or diet - just eating less, eating better things, and getting off my butt regularly to do stuff. Mostly running, which I’m still trying not to hate.

What does this have to do with underwear, you ask? Well, one of the big factors in wanting to lose weight is my own vanity. I want to look good in my clothes (and out of them). Being almost halfway to my goal, something I have noticed is that my undies fit better and look better. Nothing miraculous, like growing an inch, like some claim will happen. But there’s less fat, which means that I hang more nicely, which means that I fill out a pouch more nicely. Also, there’s less flab on my ass, which means that my undies look nicer and don’t ride up so badly. And my muffin-top (every undie-man’s horror) is shrinking bit by bit.

Yesterday, I wore a pair of trunks that I hadn’t worn in awhile because they were too tight. Well, guess what? They are still stretched a bit, but they now fit decently!

By the time I’m down to my goal weight, I’ll be down into a smaller size, so I’ll need new undies. UMan says that if you readers like my stuff, he might help me get some new drawers. ;) I haven’t picked out any “goal” pairs to strive for, yet. So for you readers - post in the comments your suggestions for specific pairs you think I should aim for.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Energy Collection from Baskit at Jockstrap Central


Baskit has just launched a new collection called Energy now available at Jockstrap Central.  Baskit is famous for their comfort first underwear, their superb use of hi-tech fabrics and their heightened sense of style. Baskit Energy Jocks and JockBriefs include all those qualities and more. 

Starting with the fabric, Baskit has used a stunningly soft 4 way stretch fabric (for fit and expansion where needed) designed to wick moisture while under the hottest of circumstances. 


Energy Jock: A traditional jock, both front and back with a contoured pouch with contrasting high-density overlock stitching mostly as a design element. The one inch wide leg straps are made of Baskit's signature plushed elastic for support and comfort. 

Energy JockBrief: A perfect melding of a brief and jockstrap. While the front is like a typical brief, Contrasting high density overlock stitching not only creating a nice design element but also defining the actual contoured pouch of the garment. The back is essentially a brief fabric back with the ass cut out of it giving it the same great view you'd expect from a jockstrap. 

Finally, the waistband of both the jock and jockbrief features a heavy duty soft and plushed 1 3/4 inch elastic with large repeating Baskit logo throughout. The jock comes in black, riviera blue, super white and gold and the jockbrief comes in black, super white and gold. Both are available now from Jockstrap Central.  And be sure to check out their model Santos as he puts all seven styles through their paces. Also Jockstrap Central informs us that Baskit is discontinuing this particular line, so once they're gone, they're gone for good.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

20% Off at Pacific Jock

From now until September 29th, Pacific Jock is offering 20% off most items.  All you have to do is enter coupon code "AUT12".  This is a great chance to get some of the brand new Rufskin collection for an unbeatable price.  And if you're like me you need some warmer (less skimpy) undies for fall.  So head on over now and stock up on a great new fall wardrobe.

DC Rearders: Live Fashion Show by Universal Gear


Tomorrow Thursday the 27th, Universal Gear is hosting a fashion show at their DC store in Logan Circle.  So if you're in the DC area this is the perfect chance for you to see some of the hottest new underwear styles on the runway.  

The show is sponsored by Timoteo and Andrew Christian and will also be featuring 2(x)ist and C-in2. There will be gift give-aways, an open bar, and of course, hot models! The best part however, is that a portion of the sales for the day will be donated to SMYAL - a local Washington DC non-profit that is dedicated to assisting LGBT youth in the area. 

Doors for the even are at 7 and the show is at 8. To go send your RSVP to RSVP@UNIVERSALGEAR.com.  And be sure to stick around for the after party at MOVA.  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Join Our Team!

Do you love underwear?  Do you love blogging?  Do you like free stuff?  If this describes you then you might be the perfect fit to join our team.

Men's Underwear Blog is looking for enthusiastic guys who love underwear to contribute content to our site. 

EDIT 10/6/12: Submissions are closed.  Stay tuned to see posts from our new contributors!

Qualifications:
  • English speaking.
  • Must have superior writing skills.
  • Have a passion for underwear.
  • Must be able to produce at least 3 posts a week.
  • Must live in the US with a computer and internet access.
  • You should be 18+.
  • Preferably you are comfortable posting photos of yourself in underwear.
  • Communications or English majors preferred, but all applications will be considered.   
  • A US mailing address where you can securely receive free samples.  
What you'll get:
  • Free underwear to review in your size.
  • Can be considered an internship for class credit. 
  • Be a part of a fun team.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Bragging rights.
If you're interested please send us an email to underwearblog-at-gmail.com with the subject line "MUB Intern".  In the email please include:
  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Your underwear/waist size
  • What's your favorite pair of underwear and why you like it (pics are good too)
  • Tell us why you'd be a good fit and a little bit about yourself
  • A brief writing sample or link to a personal blog.
I know it sounds like a lot but it really isn't. 

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis.  We are looking to add up to 3 qualified writers.

Good luck!

Monday, September 24, 2012

25% off Timoteo Hero at UnderBriefs

Save 25% on all Timoteo Hero products at UnderBriefs through September 29. Now's your chance to get that jock brief, jock strap, or soccer jock you've wanted for a long time. The Hero collection is inspired by athletes and has a very fun, sporty look to it.  So if you're a sportsman or just like to be sporty, these are a great option for you.  But you better hurry, supplies are limited!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

20 Years of Topdrawers - 20% Off!


Celebrate Topdrawers' Anniversary with 20% Off Everything All Weekend: Having started two decades ago a small local mens shop in Vancouver, Canada they never imagined that the arrival of the internet would one day enable them to serve the entire globe. 

The market for men's underwear has grown immensely since they started.  Topdrawers was one of the first websites to sell men's underwear online and they're very grateful to their loyal customers for continued support: so this weekend they are having their first-ever 20% Off Everything in-store and on the Topdrawers website, all weekend long from now until the 23rd.  20 years in any business is impressive, and I'm honored to say that we at MUB have had the chance to work with such a great company for part of that time.  So please go and help celebrate 20 years of Topdrawers by buying some new undies at 20% off! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Andrew Christian on the Prowl for Hotties Like You!


Andrew Christian is on the hunt for the hottest young model in the world! If you are 18 to 21 and think you have what it takes to be the next big underwear model, send a shirtless photo to marketing@andrewchristian.com If you have Andrew Christian underwear on…even better! They will choose the semi-finalists and post your picture on their Facebook page, where their fans will help decide a winner. The winner will receive $1200 cash prize and be flown to Los Angeles to star in a photo and video campaign.  Think you have what it takes?  Enter to win. 

And from now until September 22, get 17% off all styles on Andrew Christian's site by entering coupon code "17SEPT12" at checkout. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

SHORT NOTICE: Jockstrap Central Anniversary Sale!


We can't believe Jockstrap Central has been jockstrapping the world for seven years now - and it's all because of their loyal fans and customers like you that they made it to today. As a thank you, they are offering a 15% off discount code good until the end of today.

Until Tuesday, September 18th at midnight, enter discount code "sevenyears" (without the quotes) in the coupon box on your shopping cart page then click the Add Coupon button to register the code and get 15% off everything in your shopping cart and everything you place in there afterward.  Enjoy!  And congratulations to Jockstrap Central on 7 years of business! 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New Singlet Jock Available at Jockstrap Central


Check out this exciting new singlet jock from CellBlock 13 now available at Jockstrap Central.  Ask yourself, "what's hotter than a guy in a wrestling singlet?", if you answered "a singlet with the ass cut-out" then this singlet is perfect for you. These wrestlers-with-a-twist are made of super high-quality nylon and spandex that's tight enough to cling to your body yet stretchy enough to perfectly put your package on display.

Of course, CellBlock 13 improves on this already phenomenal piece of kit by cutting out a convenient hole from the backside for double the pleasure. Whether you are shoulders to the mat with your crotch thrust to the heavens or you are face down and your ass up in the air, this brings a "hole" new meaning to this spectator sport.

These sexy singlets come in an array of fun colors: red, blue, yellow, and black and run for $50 a pop.  Jockstrap Central has done a phenomenal job with the shoot as always, so you'll definitely want to check them out, if just for the eye candy.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Red Sale at MaleBasics

MaleBasics was channeling their Anna Wintour and declared red Red the color of the season.  So to celebrate they are offering $5 off all their red items.  But this sale is secret, so to take advantage use coupon code "MBRED" at checkout.  Sale good from now until September 17. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

New C-IN2 Collection - Grip


For fashion week C-IN2 has launched a new collection entitled Grip.  Finally a true High Performance Moisture Transport product, made with the comfort of cotton. In past years, high performance textiles were made only of polyester fibers. Simple math: the more polyester, the greater the performance. More simple math: 100% polyester garments feel 0% nice against the skin.

That was then, and GRIP is now. C-IN2 utilizes a special treatment on the inner layer of cotton that transfers perspiration to the outside of the garment. C-IN2 keeps a tight GRIP on dry throughout your athletic activities...or whatever makes you sweat.  Sound sweet right?  Looking forward to seeing how these promises work in action. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Collection: Jock Series from 2EROS

Australian company 2EROS has released a new line of underwear called the Jock Series. The collection is inspired by the amazing fabric. It's made from 'Tactel' (a type of Nylon) with wicking and elastane. This treatment to the fabric allows sweat to be pushed away from the skin, keeping you drier for longer and you will definitely love how soft it will feel. This introduces the sports theme. Its got an all-star feel to the color palette. The waistband is inspired by the stripes on the Union Jack, taking elements from the Australian national flag, and featuring the logo as the star in the middle. Plus we have subtly embossed the 2EROS logo repetitively on the blue strip.  It comes in brief, trunk, and jockstrap styles in red, white, and blue.  The collection retails for between $25 - $35. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Free Jockstrap at Jockstrap Central

From now until Wednesday, September 12th (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 Wolf Athletic Supporters (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. 

Wolf jockstraps are phenomenal and if you don't have one already, this is a great chance to get one to "try" out. We're sure you'll be hooked! If you already have one, now's the time to stock up.

Behind the Scenes of the New Modus Vivendi Campaign

Modus Vivendi is known for their edgy underwear collections.  To me their line seems very rugged and manly and inspired by the ancients, like gladiators and the Greeks.  But at the same time it is very forward looking.  The upcoming campaign and collection is called Retro Greece, and today Modus Vivendi is giving you a sneak peek at what went on behind the scenes.  I'm loving the new collection.  There are definitely some looks in there that I can't wait to try out.  Enjoy and be sure to let us know what you think!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Zac Efron Strips Down for "Paperboy"

Here on MUB Zac Efron has been no stranger, there have been numerous underwear sightings of Zefron.  But this time he's intentionally flaunting his undies in the upcoming film "Paperboy", and they're briefs!  In an interview with The Advocate, Efron reveals that he helped pick out those now infamous briefs: 
A: Matthew McConaughey, your Paperboy costar, helped design his thong for Magic Mike. Did you help select your white briefs?
ZE: I did, yeah. It’s a period movie, so there weren’t really a lot of choices. Initially, I wondered if my character would even wear underwear at all. But that would’ve been a very different movie.

Read more from Efron in the full interview here.  

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Ron Chereskin is Back!


Everyone loves a good comeback!  This fall Ron Chereskin is re-launching his iconic line.  Using his eye for color, along with his sense of style, Ron has created an amazing, bright and playful combination of yarn-dyed prints in a variety of styles.  The collection is available now from Undergear and ranges in price from $17 - $20. 

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Friday, September 07, 2012

$15 Jocks at Marek Richard Extended!

Marek Richard is having a Jockstrap sale - all jocks $15.  The sale was supposed to only last through today, but due to popular demand they have extended it through the next week!  So if you missed out, you still have another week to get your $15 jocks. 

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Video: Straight Boy Underwear Crisis

Do you know someone who is having a "straight boy underwear crisis"? You know, where all the guy wears is baggy, worn-out undies that are not flattering or sexy and should've been thrown out years ago. It might be time for an upgrade or intervention. If this sounds familiar, watch this video and then help upgrade your friend to something better. As Davey Wavey tells us, "Wearing a sexy pair of underwear totally adds pep to your step and gives you a sparkle in your eyes", and I couldn't say it better.  Your friend may be reluctant at first to trying something sexy, but he'll love the result.  He doesn't have to try a thong, just something that fits and is flattering (and isn't falling to pieces). 

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

New Style from AC: Brief Jock

Today I wanted to introduce you to a new style from Andrew Christian, the brief jock.  This sexy little number is part of the Almost Naked line and is oh-so-soft.  With its sexy gold waistband and straps, this hot new style is sure to turn heads.  

The pouch of this jock is anatomically correct and has extra room in front, just where you need it the most. When you slip into these, your package falls naturally into the super soft snuggle pocket to create a truly enjoyable and unique wearing experience. Made from super soft rayon (made from bamboo) and spandex, it will retain it's shape while making you feel good. And the fit is great for all body types.  

This sexy number comes in black, blue, and white and retails for $19 at Andrew Christian.


Guest Review: M-N Briefs


Today I'd like to introduce you to an enthusiastic new guest contributor Tantalus.  If all goes well and you like what he has to say, I'm hoping to make him a permanent part of the MUB team!  Please let us know your thoughts.  ~UMan

Uman previously reviewed M-N’s line of trunks.  As you might remember from the review, the trunks are cut high enough that they almost look like a longer brief.

Tantalus in M-N briefs.
Their briefs, however, are a good deal shorter.  As far as the fit goes, the angle in the back is much more severe than the trunks leading to an accentuated butt.  The inner thigh cut is still rather conservative.  Men with ample junk: This design is practically made for you.  The design has a pouch in the front and enough fabric around it on the inner thighs so that you won’t hang out the sides.

Comfort-wise, these briefs have a feel very similar to their trunk counterparts.  The fabric is the same: a cotton-elastane blend that stretches nicely without digging into your skin.  They stay reasonably close to your skin even after a full day’s wear, a welcome change from some cheaper band fabric. In short, the basics on this underwear all function well.

The style of this range hasn’t changed too much. The specific style I’ve been wearing, Street Squares (Pictured), has a vertical stripe-seam on the pouch.  All of the briefs also have a seam directly down the center of the brief’s backside (a key difference from the trunks) that does a great job breaking up the print in an edgy way.  It makes whoever is checking out your backside think, “Wait, what? I gotta look again!”  Finally, there’s some interesting double-stitching going on in the thigh elastic; the creators of this line clearly paid attention to every detail.

The briefs are extremely well made and tend to last, much like the trunks. Everything fits tightly, and each stitch and seam fits extremely well with the overall design and enhances the cut.  The elastic is durable and lasts. Men with junk in the trunk, though, beware – you might have to make some adjustments throughout the day.

TANTALUS' RATING:
Overall, I give the M-N Azure Range Brief a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 8 (out of 10) - Brief, severely cut in the back. 
COMFORT -- 9 (out of 10) - Soft and smooth fabric.  Ample pouch keeps everything in place. 
STYLE -- 10 (out of 10) - Distinct and edgy look.
QUALITY -- 10 (out of 10) - Well made. Great attention to detail. 
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10) - Slightly expensive, but worth the investment.

**********9

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The Daily Hookup: The Man Underneath


I've already introduced you guys to The Daily Hookup . The site curates sales for stylish men by stylish men. Today they're launching a special deal for The Man Underneath. Pay $25 for $50 worth of undies, that's a 50% savings! The sale will be going for the next 12 days, so act fast. You must be a member of The Daily Hookup to buy this deal, but signing up is free!  The Man Underneath stocks brands like Emporio Armani, Calvin Klein, Frank Dandy, Todd and Terry, and more. There's definitely something there for everyone, and with their underwear categorized by "moods" it will be easy to find what you're looking for. So head on over to The Daily Hookup and check it out!