As our readers may know, I am a big time brief guy, wearing them during most days. While this is true, I do also mix in an occasional trunk some days. This isn’t to say that I won’t try any pair (heck, I’m soon to lose my thong naievity). I’m picky when it comes to the undies that are in my daily rotation. You may now ask what drives me to wear the pairs that I do? What is the secret ingredient that make me fall in love with a particular pair of underwear? Guys, here it is, my personal perfect underwear formula:
Pouch: This may be most important. My underwear has to have a reasonable amount of up front to not only hold everything in place but to also allow the goods to breathe. I’m an active guy so finding a balance in this department is key. Therefore, I tend to favor briefs constructed with a large pouch.
Cut: This is mainly an aesthetic issue. I prefer low cut undies to limit how much fabric rides up above my jeans or pants throughout a given day. Ideally, I prefer a brief that has a moderately aggressive leg cut and a trunk that is short on the leg.
Fabric: This is a wildcard. While I enjoy 100% cotton undies, cotton blends and other fabric blends without fabric tend to inhabit most of my drawer. I really need my underwear to be breathable, flexible, and be able to wick away moisture during workouts. If the underwear can do this, then I’m stoked. If I ever was forced to pick an absolute favorite fabric, it has to be modal due to it’s smooth and sleek feel. That’s some exclusive “going out” underwear.
Waistband: There isn’t an ideal size of a waistband that suits me, but for some reason I am more drawn toward the brand labeled waistbands. Waistbands such as CK’s X line and 2xist’s Touch briefs. Waistbands such as these give off much more personality that simply an anonymous band. Functionality is also important and if a pair measures up in the three above areas and has a bland waistband, it will still probably end up in my daily rotation. Hey, I’m describing my perfect pair after all!
Color: This isn’t a major issue to me, but I still have preferences. I own some very bold colored underwear in deep purple, to turquoise, bright orange, and bold green. These are some of my favorite pairs too and are of a variety of cuts and fabrics. However there really is nothing like a classy white or black brief or trunk as a drawer staple. They give such a clean and put together look which I can’t really argue against.
Brand: My drawer right now is dominated by Calvin Klein, 2xist, and C-IN2, but I will literally wear undies made by any designer. I don’t have brand phobias. I love quality underwear. In time I hope to see what others have to offer.
Well everyone, there you have it. That’s my undie formula. Now the question is what is YOUR formula? Feel free to share and join the discussion by tweeting @UNBBlog, @UNBJon, or by hitting us up on Facebook! We love to hear from all guys about why they love their underwear. Share away!
Looking for some new swimwear? If so then Marcuse’s new collection would be great for you. This is the new Lure Suit. A black and white pattern suit. This would be perfect for our Swim Brief Challenge!
Are you a fan of something fun and metallic? The new Go Go Brief (8647) from Pikante is the perfect pair for you. This collection from Pikante is definitely a walk on the wild side. It’s so wild we can’t promote much on Facebook. I know many of our readers will love the collection. I know for a fact we have a few straight readers who will go crazy over some of these pairs!
The Go Go Brief is available in three metallic fabrics; Gold, Silver and Black. Each one has a snap off pouch. Which allows you easy access for those times when you want to have some fun. We know there are some out there who would never wear undies like this but for a whole set of guys this is fun and something exciting.
The back of this pair has a mesh panel at the top. It’s not a super see through mesh and doesn’t cover the entire back. Its only about the top third of the back. Gives you just enough of a peek. It also has similar snaps that you see on the pouch. It’s a lot of fun.
You maybe asking, “Would you wear this pair?” Honestly, I would give it a try. I think we all need to push ourselves and try something new. My biggest concern would be the pouch. Would it hold through the day? The material is a Polyester/Spandex blend so it should hold you in place and feel good.
If you’re up for something fun then definitely check this pair out. If you want something wilder, this new collection has even more you will like! These should be rolling out to retailers as we speak!
Date night underwear means different things to every guy. But we are curious as to what your go to style is? Do you have a favorite? Do you mix it up? Tell us about your date night undies. Leave a comment or send us a tweet about what your favorite is and why!
Are you curious about Magic/Curve, want to know about your favorite brand. I will be answering your questions this weekend Sunday from 7-8 PM we will be doing our first Twitter Chat. Just ask a question to @unbtim or @unbblog with hash tag #askunb and we’ll answer your question. But know this is not limited to Magic/Curve, you can ask us your underwear questions!
Tis the season for new undies! As we go through the next few weeks more and more undies will be released. While in Vegas I got to meet with Mundo Unico. Which happens to be one of my favorite brands of underwear. It was one of the first brands I bought back in the early 2000s.
I’m beginning to branch out into patterns. However I’m still not one for funky wild patterns. This I would say boarders on the funky and wild but there is something about the condor print that I just love. I think the first thing is it’s in my favorite color, green! More and more companies are making green undies! Which suits me just fine!
When I first saw the pair I thought it was eagles but its actually condors! It makes a great print. I don’t know why this pair just makes me smile. Made from a nylon/spandex blend it will move with you and has the amazing Mundo Unico pouch.
You can find this pair at the Mundo Unico site for $28. It also comes in two other colors, blue and orange. Also comes in a mid length boxer.