Today’s Brief Distraction is from the Sobe Men’s Show. This is part of the Mundo Unico collection that was showcased. We posted the pics also on our facebook. There is no way we can run all pics but we hope you enjoy!
Winter is around the corner. I know certain parts of the US and Europe are already feeling the bite of winter. So, it’s time to start thinking of underwear to keep you warm. If you are like me Long Johns have always been something that you dread to wear. I say this because they never fit well and always felt like I was wearing another pair of pants under my jeans. My solution to this was to wear running tights as opposed to long johns. While this is not ideal it fit better and kept me warm.
We now flash forward a few years and long johns have started to be fashionable. Companies are starting to pay attention to them and making them with a better fit and in colors/patterns. There are pairs you could easily wear as loungewear with out anyone knowing they were long Johns. Here are a few pairs to check out:
Mundo Unico – Do you want something that fits great but is classic in styling. Check out the Long John 96101101. They will keep their shape and keep you warm at the same time. Available in Black, Navy and White. Made from 93% cotton/7% Spandex. The pair retails for $45 on the Mundo Unico Store Site.
2(X)ist – Maybe you want just a little flair in your long johns, check out the Tartan Long Johns. 2(X)ist has almost traditional pair, I say traditional because it has a fly front. But the pair is not traditional because of the great tartan waistband. It is available in white and black, with a fly front. Made from 100% cotton. Available for $30 from the 2(X)ist website.
MaleBasics – If you want a performance pair of long johns then the MaleBasics Microfiber long johns are just the ticket. These feature a “special uplift technology. Made out of 78% nylon and 12% spandex, so they will move with you through out the day or what ever activity you are going! Colors Available are Black, and White and cost $42. Find these on the MaleBasics Site.
Narciso – Narciso maybe a company you may not know to well. They are based out of Argentina. Their take on underwear is very interesting. They call the long johns “Long Boxers.” These long boxers are full of stripes. It is ranges from subtle to wild! These are some long johns you wouldn’t mind the world seeing. Finding them maybe harder but Erogenos has a few pairs for $42.
Timoteo – We all know Timoteo makes really great undies, but did you know he just released new long johns in his Sport 2.0 collection? These long johns have the Sport 2.0 waistband and a pouch in an accent color. The main colors are Black, White and Blue. Made out of 96% cotton and 4% spandex. Available online for $36
Frank Dandy – If you are looking for something WILD then you need to check out Frank Dandy. They have solid long johns but the ones to check out are the Cavalaras (skill and day of the dead looking), Jaguar animal print (on a solid orange background), and Comic Square (a quilt/patchwork pair in two colors). These are def not your fathers long johns! These have to be seen! Made out of 95 % Combed Cotton / 5 % Elastane. Available online for $59.
These are only a few pairs of long johns. There are many more being released. If you have a favorite pair leave a comment here. We can’t cover them all but think one of these will be perfect for you!
To celebrate the kick-off of the 7th Annual LudaDay Weekend festivities, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges hosted an invite-only dinner for 50 close friends and business associates to express appreciation for their support of the Atlanta community. The dinner was held at Frank Ski’s Restaurant & Lounge and a number of celebrity guests turned up including: Actress KeKe Palmer, actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, Actor Larentz Tate, NBA player Kenyon Martin, NBA player Josh Powell, music producer/reality TV star Stevie J., Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed, Eudoxie, and many more.
Ladies and Gentlemen, today I have a very nice pair of underwear to discuss with you. It is the 7” Short Boxer Numeral 2. I received them in Blue, and was intrigued by the design elements before trying it on. This sexy pair of undies is made out of a 84% Nylon, 16% Spandex blend. The main part of the boxer is blue, with an orange UNICO logo waistband. Not part of the “construction” elements of the boxer are these two sleek black piping lines that run around the hips from front to back, only stopping at the pouch.
The initial putting on of the underwear was verging on heavenly. The material is so rich and breath through the fabric feels great. The seams where the piping hit across the butt almost make it feel like there are sexy cutouts back there. Legs fit very nicely on this pair, hugging without squishing, and the un-elasticized hems put a very nice leg line at the bottom.
Now, today, I had to go in to the circus studio and train,. Which usually starts with stretching, including the greatest underwear tester of all time…SPLITS! Splits are the event where good underwear construction and GREAT underwear construction separate. While I was in the split, it felt like I was wearing nothing, which is not a common feeling with boxer-style underwear in high mobility activities. The big wonder was whether I’d have to readjust everything once I stood back up, and I can tell you, this pair needed NO adjustments. I even did them without pants on at home, just to see what it looked like after the splits, and they looked sexy, sure the legs rode up a little bit, but they didn’t CURL up, which is important, and they only made the “centerpiece” look better.
In terms of maintenance, the underwear label specifies hang dry, but I found that after putting it through the dryer with everything else I own (I use medium heat, cause my life involves a lot of spandex, with the circus and all), it looks perfectly fresh and fine.
The biggest thing to know is that I’m a 34” waist, usually getting a Large or Medium in most brands, I was given an XL in Mundo Unico sizing, and it fit great. So definitely check their sizing before you buy.
Fit – 4.75
Materials – 5
Construction – 5
Look – 4
Daily Wear – 5
Overall *OUT of 5* – 4.75
This pair was furnished by the Mundo Unico Store
From the start, my attitude towards these “boxers” (trunks) wasn’t great, but the truly disappointing thing was that my attitude wasn’t changed once I got them on. I’m not a huge fan of trunks any longer, and these are a little bit bigger than the standard trunk. They are made of 78% nylon and 22% spandex. They come in just one color, navy and feature Unico’s “Suspensor Pouch.” My pair was an XL, which fit me a bit larger than I’d like, but on the whole, I just don’t think Unico underwear fits me well.
I wore this pair for almost an entire Saturday and I was pretty busy throughout the day. The material is Lycra but seemed much too thick and did not wick sweat away as well as I thought it might when I got them on. The overall construction is good, with the patented “upside-down Y-seam” in the back. I would say that if you’re a boxer brief kind of guy, this would more than meet your expectations.
The boxer briefs are navy and feature a silvery logo waistband which provides a nice flare of style. The other thing this boxer brief to keep its style from being incredibly boring is a unique textured pattern in the material itself. Still, it is fairly bland style-wise and isn’t likely to blow you or your partner away with any “wow” factor. The fit seems to be held hostage by the construction and materials used. As soon as I got this pair on, I felt like I was wearing cycling shorts, not boxer briefs as the legs were extremely awkward fitting, and I think this made the “Suspensor Pouch” not as functional as it claims to be, either. My package felt cramped and uncomfortable, and I don’t feel like I was getting much support, as I was getting smashed.
In the end, I am kind of bummed. I don’t know if Mundo Unico and my body or body type just don’t gel together like they should or what, but I am disappointed to have to write such a negative review. I think if you’re a smaller framed guy who likes to wear bigger trunks that border on the boxer brief style, you should give it a try, but if you’re my size (6’4″ 225) and you like your trunks or boxer briefs, there are plenty of better options out there for you.
Fit – 2
Materials – 4
Construction – 4
Look – 3
Daily Wear – 3
Overall *Out of 5* – 3
These were furnished for review by Mundo Unico Store
It’s been a while since we got a set of Unico to review here at UNB. We received 5 pairs and hope to have more soon. The pair I got to review is the Boxer Medium Traje. You may ask, what pair is that? Well it’s a medium length boxer brief. If you are a long time reader you know how much I don’t like boxer briefs. However, Unico is one of those companies that I love their boxer briefs. They are form fitting and have a great pouch. The sizing for Unico is usualy a size larger.
I wore this pair to work. Granted had this been any other Boxer Brief, I would have worn it on a weekend, as not to risk the potential riding up or bunching. However, since I know Unico so well I knew it would be a great pair for the day. It really moved and fit nice. I really, REALLY love the pouch. It gives really great support through out the day. The only down side would be, since it was so HOT here, maybe a cotton blend would have been better. However that is a minor complain.
The boxer is made very well. One thing that I loved was the silver waistband. I am big on waistband and love it when a company pays attention to them. Next, as I mentioned was the pouch. It really fit well and gave me the support I love. Lastly, it’s made out of 93% Nylon and 7% spandex, which made it fell great!
There were furnished by Mundo Unico Store for review. They can be purchased for $31.00