If you are reading this blog, then you also subscribe to the philosophy that underwear should be fun. You aren’t the kind of guy who just buys tighty whities, but something that expresses your personality. This includes color, fit and style. The new Cabana collection is one “inspired by the tropics.” Which means you can expect bright bold colors.
I personally love that color is making a come back big time this year! I’m not talking the usual suspects, rather really bright colors such as oranges, purples and yellows. This collection really is for the guy who wants to wear something that will let you express himself through his underwear.
The colors in this collection are: White, Purple Horizon Stripe, Classic Blue Stripe, Lake, Bright Purple Stripe, Bright Purple, Scott Red Stripe, Shocking Pink, Orange, Cabana Stripe and Radiant Pink Horizon Stripe. To see these colors you need to go to the 2(X)ist website and see them all. If you have a chance to go to a store, I suggest that over web shopping. This is said because these are the kind of undies that pictures will not do justice.
The next thing I love is the striped waistband. They accent the stripe or solid fabric of the undies. Waistbands are often the most over looked part of a pair of underwear. The waist band literally tops off the underwear. It can add to the appeal or really turn me off. If the waistband looks like an afterthought I usually won’t like the pair over all. The Cabana, waistband, you can tell, is one area that 2(X)ist really paid attention to and wanted to make a statement.
One last thing you maybe asking is what styles are these available in? The two styles are the No-Show Brief and No-Show Trunk. The brief retails for $18 and the Trunk is $24. Since these are from 2(X)ist the fit and sizing will be standard and you won’t get any surprises. These are mandatory for any color lover! Find these and more at the 2(x)ist website!
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Today’s Brief Distraction is from Jockstrap Central featuring the Baskit America Jock! This is their model Trent. He has done the last three shoots for them!
It’s cold weather and you know what that means, right? Layers. Once that first chill hits my spine I start wearing thermals all the time. Most of my thermals are the waffle cotton kind from Kmart. They aren’t the most well designed pieces of clothing but they sure keep me warm. The fit is always a little off because the crotch is too low. The calves are too tight and with my hairy legs it just becomes really itchy. I spend all day pulling the waistband up. Even though they are considered long underwear I still feel like I meed to wear underwear underneath because they don’t give me the support I need to be comfortable. So even though I am warm, I am often substituting warmth for comfort wearing these long johns.
Malebasics to the rescue. Kind of..The Malebasics Microfiber Long John offers everything a guy needs in a long john. This garment offers complete comfort. They use one of the softest fabrics, Microfiber (Nylon 78% Spandex 12%), I was so relaxed in them all day. The only issue I had was that these long johns is that they aren’t for those days when its freezing out. These are perfect for a cool fall or spring day. They aren’t really for the dead of winter. The main reason is because its made of Microfiber. You have probably heard of Microfiber is often used for athletic wear because the material wicks moisture away from the body, keeping the wearer cool and dry. Microfiber is also very elastic, making it suitable for undergarments. I found the material really comfortable but I wasn’t as warm as I would have wanted.
The design is really exceptional. This is basically cut like a really comfortable brief. The pouch is lifts you up and out. Really shows off a bulge nicely. Usually, like I said before, a long john squashes you flat. I never felt like I needed to wear another pair of underwear underneath. It was so nice and soft on my body. It was so comfortable that I even slept in them. I never needed to readjust myself. In fact, I actually forgot what I was wearing under my jeans at one point because I was so comfortable. I have hairy legs and often get itchy with tight materials around my calves. These long johns are cut to hug you until about the knee. The design is then loose around your lower legs with an elastic bottom at the ankle. At first I thought that the looseness was strange and then I realize its exactly what I needed. The design is like a modified sweat pant that hugs and supports you in all the best areas. I got the pair in white which is slightly transparent but I didn’t mind. I will definitely be picking up the black pair as well from their site. With spring coming I still like to wear layers when the cool night NYC breeze hits me. These long johns will definitely be a regular in my underwear collection.
And maybe Malebasics will offer them in more colors soon? Gray? Nude? Red? Blue? Yellow? Please. Thank you.
- great fit.
- soft fabric
- all day comfort
- not as warm as I expected
- only two colors available.
- Fit 5
- Materials 5
- Construction 5
- Look 5
- Daily Wear 5
- Overall 5
This pair was furnished by Malebasics and is available for $44.10 at their site.
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Baskit’s taking care of your basket with their latest stylish, inventive and oh so comfortable jocks now at Jockstrap Central. Here’s the details:
America Sport Jock
A perfect blend of fashion forward style with form and function. The America Jock is all of that and more and the best part is they’re made in USA! It’s an innovative take on the jock with a unique brief front and jockstrap-with-a-twist back with a whole lot of styling through contrasting paneling with the added bonus of comfort and support.
Created by the originator of the jock brief style and inspired by the classic shorts worn by boxers sparing in the ring, the Active Jock Brief is nothing short of awesome. It has a brief front and a jockstrap back, and if that weren’t stylish enough, contrasting red stitching and piping lift this jock to new heights.
As with all Baskit, both these jock designs are super comfortable and well made. They come in three color variations: cement grey, navy blue and super white.
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Today’s Brief Distraction is from C-IN2. They have some amazing new undies coming your way in the next few months. I got a chance to meet up with them at Magic and think you guys will love it! In the mean time enjoy their new model!
I am just back from Vegas and Magic/Curve, which was a very busy, yet productive week. I met with many brands we report on such as PPU, Pikante, Timoteo, N2N Bodywear, Baskit, Cocksox and more! While there I also came across a few new brands that are doing some really cool things in the world of undies! One thing I saw was modal/cashmere underwear. Which were so soft and it would be an amazing pair of underwear! But that is only the tip of the iceberg!
There are some trends happening in men’s underwear this season. The first, in the spring we can expect to see pastels. The blues, pinks and yellows will be big across a few brands. The next trend is Neon/Day Glow. The 80′s are back, well in undies. This is wide spread across many more new collections. It is both in solids and accent colors. Lastly, creative waistbands. Companies are redesigning them, doing new things with them and more!
Magic is where almost all the companies were this year. In years past it was almost evenly divided between Magic and Curve. This year I met with only 3 companies at Curve and over 30 at Magic. So more men’s brands are moving to Magic.
I wanted to tweet and Facebook from the floor to get questions and feedback but the service was so terrible I could barely get a text out at times. Its important for our readers to give us feedback and feel like you are part of the process. Next Magic we want to take more questions from our readers. I will make posts for each brand we will be meeting with and you can post questions in the comments ore email us!
There are plenty of more trends happening per brand but I thought I would go over the few ranging across all brands. I am looking forward to sharing all the brands I saw. You guys will love some of the regular brands we cover and may just find a new favorite!
Today’s Brief Distraction is from PPU! This is part of the new lifestyle pictures from the just released new collection. I will have plenty about this and more brands in the next few weeks!
Not all $12 Tuesdays are briefs or boxers, this week it’s the Light Yoga Cut V Neck. I know we have many readers who like to match undies and t-shirts and this pair is perfect. It’s made out of 100% cotton and is available in four colors. If you want a pair of undies make sure you check out the specials page on the Baskit site for more pairs on sale