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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thonging, Obviously - A Review

The Obviously Geometric Thong is quickly becoming my favorite thong! While some guys may be hesitant to try thongs because of the idea of having a piece of string running up the crack, this thong is one I'd recommend for anyone, from novice thong wearer to the experienced thong connoisseur. I am proud to review this thong for you today.

This thong has a very "cool" design. It is bedecked with the a geometric pattern on the pouch. This particular design is made up of an array of colors, including gray, black, white, and a cool baby blue. Across the black waistband closer to the left hip, the brand's namesake "Obviously" is prominently but tastefully displayed in the same baby blue. The designer does a very good job of pulling the color scheme together in a cohesive and artistic manner throughout. The string of the thong is wider than some I've worn, so there's not as much discomfort as with some strings.

Obviously has created one of the most comfortable thongs I have encountered. The waistband is hardly noticeable, even after a long day; whereas many thongs have waistbands that are too tight and that leave an impression in the skin after just a few hours, this waistband is snug without being too tight. What is probably the thing that distinguishes this thong from any other I've worn is the pouch; while most thongs have a "barely there" pouch with hardly any fabric, this thong has a considerably roomier pouch, which Obviously calls an "anatomical pouch.". Usually, in my experience, when you get hard in a thong, there's no way to stay inside the pouch. But this pouch seems to expand as I do. The thong is made of a Modal/Lycra blended fabric, and I must say that it is super soft and has a nice "airy" feel. The fabric also wicks away sweat from the groin to keep things nice and dry. 

As far as price goes, this thong is a little on the pricey side. At roughly $25 a pair, this thong may not be for the novice who is unsure as to whether he wants to try thongs or not. However, as a more seasoned thong wearer, I can honestly say that I can see paying this much for a thong this comfortable and stylish. 

Overall, I give the Obviously Geometric Thong a 9 out of 10 based on the following categories
Style = 10 (out of 10): very stylistic design with cool patterns and a good choice of colors
Fit = 10 (out of 10): anatomical pouch sets this thong above most others
Comfort = 10 (out of 10): very comfortable Modal/Lycra fabric blend
Value = 7 (out of 10): a bit on the pricey end, so not for the hesitant, but definitely worth the price for what you get

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Croota Review - Sprinkles! (Part 1 of 2)

I've told UMan about that I don't wear boxer briefs often - I prefer to have underwear that is fun, revealing, tight fitting and even daring. You don't often find these qualities in a boxer brief but, I was pleasantly surprised with what came across my underwear drawer recently. I was given the chance to review two new Croota products, both of which are boxer briefs. One is a trunk style and the other is a more traditional length. 

So, here's the first review. For the second review, keep your eye out for the All The Pattern review (coming soon).

First up is Sprinkles!

I'm actually really in love with the Sprinkles pair because they automatically popped out. The concept is something I've never thought about, kind of like a combo of a polka dot with a retro twist. I can't get over the name too, it just sounds fun! I had no idea what two pairs I was getting so it was a surprise that these were included. I immediately decided these were first to put on. I got the grey pair (I am modeling above) which has a simple white band, contour pouch and a short leg. The stitching on the legs gives the trunks a classic feel and paired with the colorful sprinkles pattern is really fun and nostalgic. So these definitely fit in the category of fun and flashy.

The sizing for the sprinkles pair I got is 27-29, small which worked nicely for me (I'm about a 27). I do appreciate having a sizing that goes below 28 because it is so difficult to find something that is tight fitting enough to not get too big through the day. Not many brands do go to a 27 or even a 26 and it definitely makes a difference. They fit me nicely in the waist, the junk and butt area.  The legs fit a little big in back right beneath the butt though. I suspect this is simply for comfort while walking or for shape while sitting as well as me being a 27, the smaller end of the sizing. The pouch is seamed on the sides and once down the middle to slightly contour, though the trunks hold everything comfortably snug. 

Croota uses a simple fabric blend of cotton with an elastane for stretch, so there isn't anything really special for these in that department but this works as an advantage. These are definitely not meant to be anything kinky or daring so a simple fabric choice is good for comfort and to get guys to try out something different in their comfort zone.
I've worn these to work, school, and to lounge at home and found it was comfortable, moveable and functional. They do, as I mentioned, have a little more room (as you can see in the picture above) in the legs so watch for bunching under slimmer pants. This is certainly where my love for jocks and thongs comes from, I simply don't like fabric that feels like it doesn't need to be there. 

I really wish they would make some more colors of this style. I love nice neutral tones with pops of color, it's fun and different but also realistic for the average guy too. I could also really see these in an inverted color scheme like bright pink with chocolate sprinkles or white, grey and black. There's definitely a lot of potential for this boxer brief.

MY RATING: 8.25 (out of 10)
Recommended for: Comfort and showing off (whatever that may be ;) )


Stay tuned for the next part where I will review the All That Pattern boxer brief.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

$12 Tuesday at Baskit

As you may know, for the past several weeks Baskit has been running a special on Tuesday - $12 Tuesday they're calling it. We thought today was definitely worth posting because, well these images are just so darn yummy!

The deal is, today only get the Just /b/ Trunk (which comes in a variety of colors) for only $12. It normally sells for $24, so that's a whopping 50% off! And these shots of model Nelson Marin aren't too bad either, hump day came a little early this week ;)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Trick or Treat Halloween Surprise from International Jock

Who wants to bag some extra Halloween fun this fall? Here's a frightfully sweet offer you can't refuse. This is our favorite sale of the year and it doesn't last long. Right now, every order at International Jock will receive a FREE surprise gift! It might be a sexy pair of underwear or swimwear,  a jockstrap, a handsome T-shirt -- they're giving out all sorts of TREATS to help spice up your underwear drawer. There's no minimum order size and no limit to how many different orders you place; you'll receive a gift every time! But hurry: just like the "good house" on the block when Trick-or-Treating, quantities are limited, so don't limp along at a zombie's pace. Haunt around at International Jock, make an order, and a FREE gift will follow you home.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mckillop's Reopening Sale!

If you're a fan of Mckillop you may have noticed that they've been having trouble with their website recently. Well they've made some upgrades, and are back with a better site that is more stable than ever. To celebrate, and thank you for their patience, they're offering 50% off everything this weekend! You read that right, 50% off! That's an unbeatable deal. Use coupon code 'crash' to take advantage. The deal ends Monday at midnight, so stock up!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Pumpkin Undies from aussieBum

Just in time for Halloween, aussieBum has launched a limited edition line of undies to celebrate the occasion. The cheeky Jack the Pumpkin line comes in both briefs and hipster trunks

The custom illustrated print shows funny-faced pumpkins and bats on a bright green background. Who wouldn't want these in their pants? Buy now because quantities are limited! 

Saturday, October 04, 2014

CIN-2 Grip Jock Review

CIN-2 is hands down one of my favorite brands so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I decided to review their Core Grip Jockstrap

This jock doesn’t look very similar to other styles, it has a different strap design and the pouch is contoured with side seams as opposed to a central seam found on many other styles of underwear. I find this front seam can be unflattering or distracting but these side seams flatter while also providing the same if not superior pouch contour and support as other brands.

This jock was definitely designed with the active guy in mind, it wicks away moisture and provides great support. The straps connect to the front pouch and I find this helps in keeping everything in the right place for the day. The downside to the fabric is that you can’t use a fabric softener while washing so you do require some extra care for this Jock.

While it is obvious this was made for the active guy, I’ve worn these for many different reasons. They’re great for warm summer days, running, and I’ve even worn these underneath a full suit on an active day. So consider this no matter your lifestyle.

An added bonus about this jock is that the Grip line is an ongoing collection by CIN-2, it is redone every once in a while in more colors keeping you up to date with new looks but the same quality. If you enjoy working out in style, you are going to have luck with this being available in many colors including a new season of colors that was just recently released. 

If you aren’t much of a jock kind of guy the Grip line is also available in other styles offering more coverage. This jock leaves very little to the imagination but the waist moves easily and adjusts nicely. 

MY RATING: 9.25 (out of 10)
Recommended for: Comfortable (and stylish) working out. 

VALUE: 8.5 They are a little expensive, but worth it in my opinion. 

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Nick Jonas Drops Trou in Flaunt Magazine

Jonas Brother Nick has been causing quite a stir with his latest photos from Flaunt magazine.  The hunky celeb drops trou and grabs his crotch à la Marky Mark in his latest spread. Woof.

What do you think, hot or not?  Sound off below.