This is going to be an unusual review for two reasons: 1) it’s the first review I’ve ever written (for anything… ever), and 2) the review concerns a pair of underwear that is more likely to be found at a Target than from the specialty retailers online. So bear with me. Hopefully Tim and the gang won’t beat me up and take my lunch money on my first day.
I’ll start with the facts. The pair I’m reviewing is the Jockey “Cuffed Trunk” (insert party favor noise here). There is nothing exotic about these. It’s everything you would expect from a trunk style boxer brief in terms of cut, fit, and materials. Jockey offers this pair in three colors; hibiscus, olive, and blue indigo. The material is a blend; 48% cotton/48% modal/ 4% spandex.
To test these out I wore them to work. My job straddles the fence between white collar and blue collar. I spend about half of my day pointing and clicking but the rest is usually spent outdoors wearing coveralls and a hard hat. Being on my feet and performing physical tasks puts all of my clothes through a proverbial gauntlet (hence the coveralls). So finding a comfortable pair of underwear that can hold up over 12 hours is like finding a unicorn.
Sizing of this pair is consistent with domestic (U.S.) size charts. My waist is roughly 32″ but depending on the brand of underwear I wear either a small or a medium. In this case I chose small and it worked just fine. It was very comfortable, not too snug at all. I think their choice of materials is partially responsible. The cotton/modal blend is very soft, but strikes a good balance between comfort and support.
The thing that most impressed me about this pair was that it looked and felt really good over the entire workday. It’s very common that a pair of underwear will accomplish only one of these. Either it will be very comfortable but look like a train wreck by the end of the day, or it will look great but feel awful after a few hours. Let me tell you how much I enjoy having to adjust my underwear at a work site (insert sound of crickets here).
This pair remained stable over my entire workday. By ‘stable’ I mean that it did not droop, sag, or wander into places it shouldn’t have. As far as the pair looking good, I am going mostly by the feedback from my fiance. She really enjoys seeing me in these as her loiter time in the bathroom while I shave has increased by roughly 800%. Jockey has chosen some colors and contrast stitching that are just far enough from mainstream to make them visually appealing without being flamboyant. I picture the scenario in which I have a job-related accident and have to be resuscitated by EMTs. Do I want my co-workers to see me wearing a pink thong while being defibrillated? Not really. But not worry, these will send the message that you’re a man dammit… but you might listen to Annie Lennox occasionally.
As far as drawbacks, it’s hard to pick apart a pair that I enjoy as much as these. I am, however, going to knock them down a notch by mentioning that the construction of this pair is roughly equivalent to any other chain store bought pair of underwear. They’re fine, but not great. I fully expect that sometime in the next few months the first visible frayed end of a seam or waistband elastic will rear its ugly head.
I MUST mention here that I bought this pair at the price of 2 for $12 from the Jockey website. I’ve owned enough ‘fancy’ underwear to know that other brands who shall remain nameless would easily charge double for an equivalent pair.
To sum things up:
Very comfortable material and level of support
‘dimensionally stable’ even with moderate physical activity
Your significant other will suddenly look at you as if you’re the guy from those ‘Old Spice’ commercials
For what you get, these are dirt cheap
Don’t expect these to hold up forever. Mass produced just like most of our clothes.
Today’s Brief Distraction is from Jockey. I don’t think we have ever had a Brief Distraction from them before. I saw this on Facebook and thought why not add it! This is the Jockey Urban Mesh Brief. What do you think of our first ever Jockey picture?
One of the most controversial announcements in the world of men’s underwear was when Jockey announced Tim Tebow was going to be their spokesperson. Our Facebook page lit up with tons of comments. Most were saying that they would never buy Jockey until he was no longer spokes person.
The Hollywood Reporter ran a post this week that Tim has refused to strip down for Jockey. That meaning he would not be photographed just in his underwear. Jockey claims that the sales since Tebow took over have increased. However, can you sell underwear without actually being photographed in the brand?
Jockey is no stranger to hiring athletes to promote their undies. The first I remember is Jim Palmer. He was a pitcher for the Baltimore Oriels in the 70’s/80’s. His ads just about always featured him in bikini briefs. Which is one of the reasons I got bikinis back in the day. He was not shy and his ads became iconic in the world of men’s underwear.
Flash forward about 30 years. Today we have two “celebrities” with their own underwear lines. They are David Beckham and Mario Lopez, both we have covered here before. Neither one has been shy to strip down. David Beckham has promoted many underwear companies. He is no stranger to being shot in just his undies.
Mario Lopez is a new comer to the world of underwear. He has promoted his brand on his show “Extra.” This coverage showed him at the photo shoot and talking about the new line. The most recent was when Ellen made him drop his pants on his show, and then Ellen stripped him down (See our post featuring the Mario/Ellen Video).
Neither of these guys is being shy about showing off their brands. This got me thinking, if you hire someone to be a spokesperson for and Underwear Company, should they be required to strip down? Should Tebow keep his endorsement? What do you think?
It is my opinion that if I hire someone to be my spokesperson, I want him to be shot in the undies. Not just talk about them and be shot in T-shirts.
Jockey Underwear celebrated 135 years in the industry with its first stunning International Catwalk show at the Hospital Club in London on Thursday 24th March 2011.
Members of Europe’s fashion elite and media were in attendance to watch the brand head back to its roots, showcasing heritage pieces from when the company began in 1876, right through to a preview of some of Jockey’s most stylish collections for A/W 2011.
They are in magazines and they are on billboards. When you think about it, at one point in time, they were how we knew there were new brands or designs in the stores…at least for those that weren’t able to get to the store often.
Being back in the woods, I depended on magazine ads for updates on my fetish/interest/motivation and for whatever other purpose it served. The coolest thing wasn’t the brands being featured, but rather the new designs being created. It was awesome to see all the color choices.
I used to sit at my grandmother’s house and look through all the magazines she had in the living room. Most of them were the Ladies Home Journal. To be a women’s publication, they had a good bit of men’s underwear advertisements.
Let’s look at that last statement. Why would a company like Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, or Jockey advertise in a woman’s magazine? That’s because for many husbands, their wives are the ones buying the underwear. “Go to the store and pick me up a pack of underwear, will ya?” I can hear it now.
There will always be the best ads that stick into your memories. Jim Palmer has to be one of the best underwear models in my honest opinion. I know, there have been many that some would say have been even better. But, right now, I can’t find the one I really loved. The guy was hairy and burly. I dreamed that he would jump out the ad into my living room.
Either buff, hairy, skinny, or just altogether “godly”, we pay attention and we buy the product. We are in a time now where there are professional athletes all over the place agreeing to take part in the underwear business. Hey, there is great money in it. I would love to get one paycheck written to David Beckham from Armani for sitting there in a pair of their briefs. To be honest, I would love to be the pair of briefs on him, hugging him in all the right areas.
I would love to hear which underwear ads affected you the most. Which ones got your motor running or convinced you to go purchase those briefs or boxers advertised. The future of underwear advertising is not clear, but the stage has been set for greatness and more photographic innovation.
Dead Good Undies has some really great undies on sale. The ones ending soon are the Unico and Jockey sales! If you buy a pack of HOM Hipsters you can get free socks! Then lastly check out the new Bruno Banani! You can see some of the new collection including the body suit! But one last thing is check out the clearance section!
We reported this on the Facebook page but here’s the official announcement. The question is will he do underwear ads like Jim Palmer did back in the day? We will see..
Jockey International, Inc. today announced that pro football quarterback Tim Tebow has agreed to a multi-year contract in which Tebow will serve as a Jockey spokesperson beginning in July, 2010.
“Tim is a highly gifted athlete with a positive attitude and an admirable character,” remarked Jockey Chairman and CEO Debra S. Waller. “We at Jockey see a very bright future with Tim, and believe that he is an excellent representative for the brand. Tim is genuine, smart and driven and those qualities align well with Jockey. We look forward to building a long and collaborative relationship with him in the coming years.”
“I’m excited to represent the Jockey brand and to work with such an innovative company,” said Tebow. “I’ve long been a fan and consumer of Jockey, and think they make a quality product with a great fit. I’m looking forward to a great relationship with such a respectable company.”
Tebow will work with several of Jockey’s lines, including the Jockey® “Staycool” collection, which launches in spring 2011. Tebow will be featured in Jockey’s catalog, TV and print advertisements and on jockey.com. Jockey and Tebow will also collaborate on unique content for social media platforms.
Tim Tebow was a first round NFL draft pick in 2010. In college he won two national championships and was the first ever sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. He also was a two-time winner of the Maxwell Award as the nation’s top college football player, as well as the winner of the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s best college quarterback, and the James E. Sullivan Award as the nation’s most outstanding amateur athlete in any sport.
Summer’s coming and so we’ve brought out a couple of new designs to celebrate. There’s a great new Pink Camo Boxer Brief for the guys and since the girls have been asking, we’ve made some girls ones too. Look out for the Black Newsprint Boxer too. So many of you have been asking, so here it is. We’ve included the Pink Camo as part of our Camo Special Offer, so you can get the Grey and the Pink for just £25.50. Log on to www.dirtyfukkerunderwear.com and check out these great new designs. Have a great weekend from all the team at Dirty Fukker Underwear.
NuWear has the brand new Rufskin. Rufskin has some really great style they have come out with. The lines are underwear, swimwear and workout/athletic wear. The athletic wear includes running tights and singlets. There is something out there for everyone with Rufskin
Ginch Gonch is giving you 15% off for mother’s day! I can think of no other way to do then buy yourself the brand new I Love Bacon Briefs/Trunks! Who said you had to give it all to your mother! I know I would buy a few things for myself as well. Just make sure to use code iloveumom at check out!
Timoteo is giving you 10% off the Warehouse sale going on now! You can save up to 80% off certain styles! You can save big, just make sure you used code addditional10 at check out!
Cityboyz Fashions has the new Clever line. They have just recieved the new styles and its the perfect time to stock up on Clever, if they are your favorite brands. Cleaver has some great designs and colors that I really love. If you are not familiar with them go check out the entire line.
Andrew Christian is having a HUGE SALE. You can save 25% off all Andrew Christian. This includes underwear, swimwear and active wear. We have reviewed some and I highly recommend the Almost Naked line. You can’t go wrong with any of those. Just use code25SITEWIDE0510
DT Clothes is giving you a buy one pair get one free sale! So if you have wanted to try DT underwear now is the time to do it. You can get some of the great styles including some great prints! Check out the line
FreshPair.com has extended their sitewide savings! You can save $10 off orders $75 or more with code spring10, $25 off orders $175 or more with code spring25 and $50 off order $275 or more with spring50. This ends tomorrow so show early!
James Tudor is at it again, giving you 20% off everything on their site. They have some really fun and great undies. We have reviewed a few of them and they have always scored high! So if you want to try them out do it now! Just make sure you use cod JTFMMC20, ends May 16th
Dead Good Undies now has the Olaf Benz Mini line that includes a brief, brazillian brief, pant and swim pant. When you buy 3 pairs of jockey you get a free beach towel. But that’s not all they have the Obviously line in stock as well and check out all the reviews on the site. We agree they are awesome, but don’t take our word try them yourself. Lastly they have new mark downs on some of your favorite styles.
UnderGear wants you to wear clean underwear on Mothers Day. They are giving you 25% off your order through May 9th. If you are going to see mom let her know you got clean underwear from UnderGear. To get the sale use momsday at check out
NuWear is giving you 25% off Andrew Christian this weekend! They have the entire AC on sale and you can get some of your favorite styles! Just go to their site and its already taken off for you!
Top Drawers has Popular Columbian designer Gigo has just shipped us a bunch of their new Hot Colours collection. Featuring super-saturated colours in hot pink, orange, blue, green, yellow and purple – these cheerful undies in low-rise stretch cotton are the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring! We’ve also received the some great new sheer styles from Montreal’s Gregg Homme, men’s swimsuits from Diesel, Gregg 3G and Jocko, cutting-edge new styles from N2N Bodywear and some gorgeous new styles from the fantabulous Clever collection for 2010. Were currently running a Spring Shipping Special – with most orders to North America under/up-to $150 shipping for only $9.95 and orders overseas to Europe and Aisia under/up-to $100 for $19.95! Stock-up and save until the end of May.
Give yourself “The Timoteo Boost” by wearing the new SPORT fashion underwear collection from Timoteo. Sporting any style within the super comfortable collection will “boost” your confidence in any situation by providing an “all natural lift”. This is a super low rise brief that is cut closer to a European Fit than the standard American brief… perfect for all your favorite low rise jeans and pants and sportswear. Plus the Brand New, Sporty Timoteo logo waist band. Pre-Order yours today from His Trunks and expect them to ship by 5/10/10. These jocks are available in three colors for $22.
Erogenos has the great new exist Surf Collection, which feature vibrant color combination’s in the 2xist’s signature no-show brief and trunk. They also have the new sheer Rufskin collection. They are super soft sheer fabrics with unique design element. They now have the BodyTech line as well as new Andrew Christian Swimwear.
DT Clothes is having a sale on its DT Ultra collection 09. They have the DT Underwear, The Orginal Vac-Pac Undies. Check out all the really fun designs they have out now!
Below the Belt has Ristefsky Macheda underwear for $15. The full range of Ristefsky Macheda underwear have been reduced to just $15. All sizes available at time of newsletter, a choice of 8 colours. Order now and don’t miss out!
Skiveiz has some rand new styles for spring: They include: Puma, Pikante, Andrew Christian Shock Jock, and Skiviez Boast! These are just a few of the great pairs they have at Skiviez!
NuWear is having a Private Structure sale! You can save 40% off 28 styles. Limited quantity are available so make sure you order it early! Or you will miss out on some great color combination’s!
Below the Belt has an Andrew Christian Combo offer. For $49.99 (AUS) you can get yourself this Andrew Christian Special Combo Offer. It includes 1 each of the Pro Lifeguard trunk in Black and Almost Naked Jock. Stock is limited so be quick to take advantage of this offer while available.
Save 10% off your next order at Mensuas. Use promotion code 10mar at checkout and save on all regular priced items. Sale is good on new orders placed at Mensuas and is not valid on PPU Underwear.
Audace is giving you 30-50% off selected Calvin Klein styles. The supplies are limited! If you don’t see a size you want email them! This has been a popular sale and make sure you get yours soon or they could all be gone.
Jockboy Locker is giving you $5 off your next order, Just enter code RELAUNCH at check out, but the offer ends March 12h. Right now you can save on Ginch Gonch and new items from C-IN2.
Wyzman has the new 2010 Clever Underwear Collection. Check out the entire new line. It’s a really fun and colorful collection. So if you’re big into color then you need to check out this line! It’s really amazing!
UnderGear is letting you Take $15 off your order of $75 or more or $25 off your order of $100 or more. Just make sure you use Promo Code UGA301 at check out. This offer expires March 8th.
Dead Good Undies has some great new undies. Maybe you need some of the darker side of undies and you need to check out the new 18 styles from Gregg Homme! Or maybe you want some Jockey and you buy 3 Jockey USA Concept and get a free Jockey towel. Lastly you can get some Sloggi for men, that aren’t just for basics, you can get the silky smooth Splendido Briefs and hip shorts.
Look good in C-IN2, When you spend $50 at the C-IN2U sotre you get free shipping. Canadian shipping starts at $7.05 and international at $12.95. So you can shop and get some great shipping prices.
Global Guys Gear is doing a Clearance sale. Stand clear because prices are following. Everything is 30%. Stock is limited so stay clear and use code leasesale at check out! Sale ends at Midnight March 31st!
Cocksox has a new pair out (Look this week for more details) and its the Cocksox classic with a twist its’ red on red. Also check out the CX Active sports thong for the active guy. You can get free shipping and no code is necessary! So go check it out!
10 Percent.com is giving you 20% off when you purchase three or more items. The Brands you can choose from are Baskit, Andrew Christian, Timoteo, N2N Bodywear and Rufskin. The sale ends March 9th.
Cityboyz Fashions is giving you 25% off Tribe Swimwear. Tribe Underwear and Swimwear has quickly earned a reputation for its innovative and stylish designs. Valid through Tuesday March 9th 2010.
Deadgoodundies men’s underwear would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and our Christmas present to you this year is 20% off ANY order between the 25th & 28th December.
Just enter the coupon code of “XMAS2009″ into the coupon section in your basket and it will deduct 20% off your order (ex shipping)
Coupon Terms & Conditions
1. Coupon expires midnight 28th December (GMT)
2. Coupon cannot be applied retrospectively to previous purchases
3. Santa Claus can’t use the coupon as Mrs Santa has already bought him some undies
Merry Christmas from Adam at deadgoodundies.com and all the staff.