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Presenting part 6 in the series by Daniel Milijkovic, designer for the men’s underwear brand Obviously, on the 10 things that make men’s underwear comfortable
Part Six: Seperation
Welcome to the active man’s worst nightmare – chafing
I had always thought it was a horrible word, and wondered where it came from and exactly what it meant.
So I looked it up; Wikipedia had it listed as a nautical term describing the ‘process of wear on a line or sail caused by constant rubbing against a hard, usually metallic, surface’ – ouch!
Dictionary.com has a big closer to the mark listing chafing as ‘to wear or abrade by rubbing’, or ‘to make sore by rubbing’. Now I know your cringing.
Back to the point of this article: separation. Most guys chafe between the the thighs or between their testicles and their inner thighs (sorry for the imagery there). Runners, cyclist, sportsmen alike know full well that there is no way you can concentrate on the game, the race or whatever the task at hand might be when you’re chafing yourself raw down below.
The obvious solution is to eliminate the contact between the thighs and this has been achieved by the introduction of the fitted boxer shorts, which provide a layer of fabric that separates the skin and avoids the rubbing. Chaffing between the testicles and thighs are a bit harder to solve but there are a number of ways that it can be done. The first is to wear underwear that lifts your genitals up and away from between your thighs. Traditional briefs will do this as well as a number of new pouch designs that lift and project and enhance your package.
The other option was the approach we took when designing Obviously underwear and that was to encase your genitals in fabric, providing full separation from any rubbing between the thighs, while still allowing your bits to hang downwards as nature intended. This design eliminates any possibility of chafing and allows you to get on with your day – what ever you choose to do with it.
Are you finding hard to find money for new undies in your budget? If so Wyzman‘s sales rack is for you. You can save up to 50% off select styles. Some great styles are part of the sale and you’ll be stylish in your new undies
Fresh Pair has the new redesigned C-IN2 Basics line in stock. YOu can chose from many of the classic styles that C-IN2 has; the trunk, briefs and boxer brief. They are the traditional stylings in traditional colors. You can wear these anywhere!
UnderGear has some great new sheer styles in stock now. You can get styles from briefs, jocks and thongs. They are some very sexy and fun underwear you can wear for that special person or just ot feel sexy under your work or regular clothes.
They are continuing thier sale of $20 off orders $75 and $30 off orders $120 or more. Use code U9B102 before April 6th
Below the Belt has a $30 off orders $120 or more. You need to use code spend120 at check out. This sale ends April 2nd! so hurry and get you some great gear
We got some great information about Ristefsky Macheda and we wanted to share it with you:
Made from a breathable, body-conforming stretch fabric (95% cotton/5% Elastane), the Dare briefs are available in primary red, yellow, blue and sharp black. The signature 1 1/2 inch microfiber elastic logo waistband and stark white trim, gives the collection a stylish, tailored look.
Ristefsky Macheda – the title of the company combines the last names of designers Stephen Ristefsky and Vincent Macheda – is heralded for its classic, distinguished designs. Its Dare collection may appear to some to be Ristefsky Macheda’s first foray into the fun-derwear industry, however, the designers are quick to correct the misconception.
“Ristefsky Macheda is a fashion label that incorporates strict elements of fashion into our collections,” explained Vincent Macheda at the unveiling of the line in New York. “We have never used gimmicky or cute prints in our collections, nor will we. The Dare brief represents confidence and individuality, without compromising the classic Ristefsky Macheda style.”
“The bold colors are meant to send a message of strength to men that we need not be fearful in this economic downturn,” continued Stephen Ristefsky. “It is our hope that when putting on and taking off the Dare brief, it will remind men that life is meant to be colorful. Even in dark times, there is always room for brightness.”
Ristefsky Macheda was born out of a vision to make underwear a fashion accessory, rather than simply a necessity for men. Ristefsky Macheda designs are high end yet affordable and wearable. Each garment reflects Ristefsky Macheda’s motto: “The Art of Living”. Ristefsky Macheda has attracted the attention of buyers from all over the globe, and is a favorite of professional sportsmen, musicians, business leaders and designers.
WildmanT has some new things that are new and hot. They have new enhancing styles, that includ the breifs pictured above. And also they have limited edition skull swimsuits. And lastly the suspension for wearing under your undies. Head over and check them out!
Dead Good Undies has some great sales on Bjorn Borg and HOM Couture. Bjorn Borg is 20% off and HOM Couture is 15% off. Also they have some great new styles of Bruno Banani, just in time for summer!
Here is an important announcment about shipping:
From April 1st 2009 the following shipping and handling changes will come into effect due to increased costs.
Airsure Europe: £6 (approx €6) for orders under £50, orders over £50 remain free shipping
Airsure: USA, Canada, Brazil, Hong Kong, Iceland, Monaco, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland £8 (approx €9 , $11) for orders under £50, orders over £50 remain free shipping.
Royal Mail international signed for: £8 (approx €9 , $11) for orders under £50, orders over £50 remain free shipping.
UK Royal Mail 1st class signed for: £2.50 for orders under £30, orders over £30 remain free delivery plus free upgrade to Royal Mail next working day special delivery on orders over £80
UK Royal Mail next working day special delivery: Remains at it’s current price of £5