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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Brief Boys Review E=FU8 Pleasure X8 Cut

The Pleasure X8 Cut
FU e=fu8 Underwear

Avg. $88 US

Brief Boys Mitchell and Patton review the Pleasure X8 Cut from e=fu8 Underwear, the brief that “Adam would have worn when banished from the Garden of Eden.” Stitched by hand in New York City, the Pleasure 8X Cut “feels like a perpetual caress.”

Mitchell: From a visual standpoint, this is a beautiful pair of underwear. The combination of the white fabric and the royal purple trim is a stylish contrast, and you might find people lingering on the waistband to try to read the equation.

Patton: To the eighth power indeed. They are gorgeous, and even the shape is unique. The designer calls it a cross between a low-rise brief and boyshorts, but it’s really just a very short trunk.

M: They’re definitely low-rise—possibly the most extreme low-rise article of clothing I’ve worn in a long time. If you’re looking for a pair of briefs to wear under your girlfriend’s ultra-low-rise skinny jeans, look no further.

P: That does belie some problems, however. Not the least of which being what your girlfriend doesn’t have but your boyfriend certainly does. There wasn’t a lot of room in here. I felt mashed up against myself throughout the entire day.

M: There isn’t that much pouch space is there? I think that’s just what you have to expect from a pair like this, though. You have to give up a little modesty. My pet peeve was the waistband material—the elastic was very coarse and scratchy, and I really wouldn’t have minded how low-rise these were if the waistband wasn’t riding the base of my shaft all day. I guess I expected higher quality materials from a brief with such a hefty price tag.

P: Agreed. I felt like a lot of adjusting was necessary, and this is probably why. I kept playing the “do I cover my ass or my pubes?” game. Which can be a fun game—just not at work, or when you’re at the chiropractor.

M: It’s a shame, too. I really loved the TLC that went into these. Each pair of e=fu8 is made by hand in New York. But from a production standpoint, they’re still a little rough around the edges. This pair was only worn twice and already one of the seams began to separate.

P: That is frustrating, I agree, because overall they really are sexy. Despite the lack of room—or possibly because of—they imbue an unexpected sensuality. Throughout the day I was very aware of how I felt, how others perceived me, etc. Even the non-functional fly adds to that allure—it feels like everything could just tumble out at any second, but it’s quite secure. It’s the kind of brief that makes you want to bend over and pick something off the floor.

M: Nothing wrong with that.

P: I certainly didn’t think so.

 FIT /  Average
 COMFORT /  Average
 STYLE /  Excellent
 QUALITY /  Good
 VALUE /  Poor

 BOTTOM LINE /  If you have the cash and prefer to support underwear handmade in the US, go for it.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Style Alert: Sexy Mesh Briefs from Go Softwear

I just stumbled across these hot new briefs from Go Softwear.  This new collection is called the "B Erotic Mesh Collection".  These hot new colors are a really nice update to the collection and are a unique take on mesh underwear.  The vibrant colors are fresh and fun; perfect for spring!  The tease brief (shown) offers a brief hint at the goods underneath with a mesh panel across the middle.  Available for around $23 from Go Softwear.  Check them out today! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Life Brand Bikini Briefs Reviewed

Today I'll be reviewing a brand and style that I've worn for years. Life Brand's Bikini Briefs were the first pair of non-traditional briefs in my collection. I remember browsing through the underwear aisle at my local Walmart. (That's right, Walmart). This brand awakened me to the world of underwear outside of tighty whities and the high school mandatory boxers. Imagine my shock when I saw such little fabric in an underwear choice. Even after several years, I still wear these bikinis from time to time. They are made out of a very comfortable cotton. They are great for lounging around. I would not, however, recommend them for exercise or any sort of strenuous activity. They are very durable and hold up to wash after wash. I have had my pack of Life Bikini Briefs for around 5 years at this point, and they still look like they did the day I bought them.

Life Brand's Bikini Briefs come in a 5-pair pack.  They can be found on the men's underwear aisle in most (if not all) Walmart stores.  Each pack comes in an array of colors. (My pack came in blue, light blue, navy, orange/red, and white).

Perhaps the most notable feature of these bikinis is the affordability of them. You can get a 5-pair pack of Life Bikini Briefs for roughly $10. That's $10 for 5 pairs, not $10 per pair.  The affordability of these underwear is perfect for the person who is just beginning to explore the world of underwear. They don't put much of a dent in the wallet and allow for experimentation with underwear choice without breaking the bank.

As far as fit goes, I wish that Life would take a little more care in that area. Their sizes don't really seem to be true to typical sizes. They run quite tight, but going up a size would be too large. I am normally a size small or medium, depending on the brand/style/etc. These bikinis are quite interesting in that there is very little fabric in the front (not much of a forgiving pouch; it doesn't hide anything or leave anything to the imagination), but there seems to be an excess of fabric in the rear. As you can see from the picture, they tend to bunch up in the rear from time to time. Additionally, the strings can become too snug after wearing them continuously.

Overall, I give the Life Bikini Briefs an 8 based on the following criteria:
Price: 10 out of 10 - you can't beat 5 pairs for $10
Fit: 7 out of 10  - could benefit from more accurate sizing and fabric cut
Comfort: 7 out of 10 - need more of a pouch, bunches up, strings become snug

-GeorgiaDude @georgiadudemub

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Socks and Undies from Ben Sherman on GILT today!

Famed British designer Ben Sherman is available on GILT today.  They have a great selection of colorful socks and underwear (trunks and boxerbriefs only).  They're selling the socks in 6-packs and the undies in 2-packs - and they're all on sale at great prices.  

If you're unfamiliar with GILT, it's a member's only flash sale website.  Not a member?  No worries, you can sign up now by clicking on our exclusive link.  I know I'm gonna grab myself a couple pairs! 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Babcock on my Cock - A Review

Today I'd like to tell you about a new brand and give you a little review.  Babcock Bodywear was started by a guy who, as he tells me, has a bit of an underwear fetish (don't we all?).  So he toured some factories of other companies and then went back to Hawaii (where he lives) and took some design classes.  After spending months designing he was able to realize what is now Babcock Bodywear.  They launched last summer with four main designs: boxerbriefs, briefs, jockstrap, and polyester/mesh briefs.  They are currently only available online, but are hoping to be in stores with more styles later this year!  Today I'm reviewing the polyester briefs - I have them in black with green.  

The polyester briefs are basically big-holed mesh briefs.  Think basketball/athletic short type material but with even larger holes. The fabric reads as mostly opaque with sort of small polka dots throughout, which are actually holes. While this certainly isn't an original idea, I like the panache that Babcock has with the styling of these briefs.  Instead of just doing a simple black elastic trim on these, they've chosen to do a colorful green trim with a colorful white and pink waistband (there are other fun color combos as well).  It makes them a lot fresher and sportier.  They feel sporty while not seeming like something you'd actually wear for sports.  These briefs come in four fun color combos!

The fit is pretty average.  They're just your standard brief.  I feel that the leg holes might be cut a little too large (especially in the smaller size I wear) - they're meant for someone with much larger thighs than I have.  While this didn't happen, I felt as though I might fall out the leg holes at any moment.  So I definitely wouldn't recommend these for something where you need a lot of support, but they're fine for daily wear.  While the pouch is not lined, it has a functioning double-layered fly which serves a double purpose for modesty (the overlapping fabric makes it so that your manhood at least appears covered).  

Now I know what you're thinking. Polyester briefs?  Those must be itchy.  Not at all in fact.  They did a really great job with the fabric selection both for style and comfort.  I didn't even realize these were polyester when I had them on until I went and read the site and label.  The fabric is super lightweight, I had to check a couple times throughout the day to see if I still had them on.  With the lightweight fabric and the holes I feel like these may become a go-to pair of briefs for me this summer.  They'll be perfect to wear on those hot sticky days under a nice pair of shorts (lots of ventilation). 

As for the value?  The quality is great with lots of higher end detailing.  But the $19 price point isn't ridiculous compared to some of the competition.  I'd say these are definitely worth your investment for a fun, sporty pair of undies for knocking around in this summer.  

Overall, I give the Babcock Bodywear Polyester Briefs a total score of 8 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 8 (out of 10) - Basic fit. Large leg holes, afraid I might fall out.
COMFORT -- 8 (out of 10) - Great, lightweight fabric perfect for summer wear. Fit issues.
STYLE -- 10 (out of 10) - Stylish and sporty take on the mesh brief.
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Good materials, held up well.
VALUE -- 9 (out of 10) - Well priced for the quality and detailing.
 ********** 8

Sunday, April 14, 2013

No T No Shade - Andrew Christian on RuPaul

In case you boys missed it, a couple weeks back Andrew Christian was prominently featured on RuPaul's Drag Race.  Even if you aren't a diehard "Drag Racer" this show is not to be missed. Andrew Christian himself appears on the show to announce the mini-challenge.  You won't have to wait long to see lots of hot models drop their trousers to reveal their Andrew Christian undies.  You can watch the show above or on Logo TV's website.  Enjoy!  

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Jocks from Nasty Pig at UnderBriefs

Who doesn't love all the sexy jocks from Nasty Pig.  They have a great selection of new jocks now available at UnderBriefs.  The new Covert jock strap collection is now in stock.  It is sexy and striped and is available in red, black, and yellow.  Stock up now for summer fun! UnderBriefs also offers free shipping on US orders.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

New Brand Alert: Ken Wroy

Ken Wroy is a trendy new men's underwear line.  Founded by Vasumathi Soundararajan, who has a background in fashion design, the collection is inspired by New York city's spirit of being bold, stylish and electrifying- which comes through in the funky designs and colors of the trunks. The collection has 7 designs for the 7 days and moods of the week. 

Vasumathi tells us they launched in New York as a response to popular anecdotes. Too many (men and women) reported that their partners wore cool clothes and classy suits, but when that came off? Oh Horror! The men's underwear choices were so drab and predictable. They wanted to "fix" that by breaking up the monotony of boring men's undies. Now honestly we've heard this before, so it will be interesting to see what Ken Wroy brings that others haven't.

We think Ken Wroy has made a great start with their fun, funky prints.  And we've got our hands on a pair and they are quite comfy, with oh-so-soft fabric.  We are excited to see more from Ken Wroy soon.  We think a brief is in order as we are often partial to that fit.  

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Awesome Spring Sale at HisTrunks

Check out this awesome spring sale at HisTrunks on all Geovanny underwear now through April 30th.  Get 20% off your purchase using coupon code "SPRING".  What's not too love about this sexy brand? It's the perfect foundation for your spring wardrobe!