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Got an email today from Jack Adams – which meant I have news I must share with you. They’ve taken their innovative Army Fly Jock Brief (a jock… a brief… with a fly!) and kicked it out in a nice, bright orange. The brief is hot. The model is hotter. See for yourself.
From their info:
The Jack Adams Army Fly Jock Brief takes the brief/jock hybrid design to the next level with an unprecedented functional fly and a spacious front pouch. The design gives roomy support unlike any other jock brief while also providing access at the same time. Once men try the Jack Adams Army Fly Jock Brief with its body forming fit and traditional jockstrap waistband, they’ll find themselves needing several pair as it is great for daily wear and athletic wear.
- Functional Fly
- Brief/Jock Hybrid Design
- Body Forming Fit
- Contouring Roomy Front Pouch
- Traditional Jockstrap Waistband
- Made of 90% Cotton and 10% Spandex
- SRP: $25.00
The kind folks at Baskit sent over some pictures I just had to share. He’s a new model I’m not familiar with – but he looks pretty good in his Baskit Light briefs and boxer briefs! I love that he’s not overly “modelish” but looks like a guy who could pop into a party at your house any day now. Feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think. More model pics?
Details on the underwear and the shoot are below the pics. Enjoy!
Model: Cary Farrow IV
Stylist: Rick Guzman
Photographer: Troy Wise
Style: Baskit Light*
Description: Just like the name implies, our Light collection is made from Cotton Jersey fabric, making it a perfect fit for warm climates.
Available: Baskitwear Web Site
Materials: 100% cotton jersey
Colors: Charcoal Grey, Midnight blue, Ivy Green, Red
Cuts: Jock, Brief, Trunk and Yoga tee
Courtesy of the folks at Baskit: Model Adam Von Rothfelder in Baskit Luxe by Thomas Synnamon
Aussiebum is sponsoring the Manly Sea Eagles rugby team. DNA Australia has the scoop – and the boys of the team seem to be pretty happy about it, judging from the picture. The Aussiebum logo will be plastered all over the back of the players’ shorts. Should make for great branding. Love it!
Check out their video over at DNA magazine for more.
Ok, so that may be a bit misleading but being born in the 70′s and having my formative years in the 80′s I can really appreciate what they’re doing with their new 70′s and 80′s ranges of underwear.
From their press release:
The 70s inspiration comes from guys who weren’t afraid of body and facial hair that was prevalent in movies and advertising at the time. The muted orange and racing green colors common in that decade also inspired the look of the 70s range. 80s inspiration was derived from bold pinks and blues matted against black that help the colors pop, which was common in advertising and clothing during the second-to-last decade of the last century.
“The later decades of the Twentieth Century saw some rather tumultuous, though amazing and incredibly fun times,” says 2wink Australia co-owner Carl McNeill. “We’re celebrating the feverish 70s and the sexy 80s with some hot new underwear ranges in colors that we think many guys can relate to.”
One thing I love, love, love is that they cast the models to be a reflection of the times. Their 70′s model has body hair in all the right places and isn’t afraid to flaunt it; while their 80′s model is more smooth, refined and reminiscent of the over-produced 80′s. And both are hot in their own right (and show off the underwear quite well!)
Both are priced in the low to mid $20′s and can be found at their web site: www.2wink.com.au
I’ve recently been back in contact with 2wink Australia and wow – they’ve been up to some amazing things. The first I have to share is their “Walkabout” range of underwear. It’s so cool that they’re getting back to their heritage and commissioned an Aboriginal artist to create this new range of underwear. I was in Australia in 2005 and have a wonderful piece of Aboriginal art myself entitled “Welcome Friends.” Check out the pictures below:
From the press release; The underwear range, which celebrates the Aboriginal Australian culture features footprints walking across the waistband. It was designed by Aboriginal artist Peter Mulchay of Queensland, and symbolizes the Aboriginal culture’s rite of passage for adolescent young men.
“We’re proud of our Australian history,” says 2wink Australia co-owner Carl McNeill. “And we wanted to create a range of underwear celebrating the diversity of such history while also incorporating cultural elements that are around today. We also brought on popular fitness model Lee Stram who has helped to create an incredible buzz about the Walkabout range.”
You can get them in low-rise briefs and trunks at 2wink.com.au both in black for a hot, sexy, masculine look. They’ll run ~$22 depending on conversion and they offer FREE worldwide shipping. Can’t beat it.
Just before Christmas I got an email from Joel Primus (pictured below, modeling his underwear) from Naked™ asking if I’d like to try their Naked Boxer Brief. I was intrigued and after a little Googling was REALLY intrigued. After reading some background on their story, I checked out the product.
From the product description:
You will love your Naked Boxer Brief ®. This premium, seamless garment is impeccably tailored in Canada with soft-to-the-touch Italian Microfiber, spun on a 40 gauge machine with distilled water from the Italian Alps. As this smooth and light-weight garment lies gently against your skin, the sensation is like you’re wearing nothing at all. Reviewed as being in the top 1% in the world in terms of quality, you will feel comfortable, sexy and look forward to wearing your Naked Underwear®.
Did you catch that? “The sensation is like you’re wearing nothing at all.”
I enjoy wearing a jock or thong under jeans or khakis when I go out. It’s the closest I really get to being naked under my clothes. But I love the feeling of the denim or cotton on my skin. So this product had me interested.
After discussion about sizing (I have a 33″ waist so I’m a medium sometimes and a large in other brands) Joel recommended “medium” and sent my 1 pair of black boxer briefs and 1 pair of black briefs that arrived about a week later.
After a cold wash (as instructed) I first wore the boxer briefs under a full suit to a “best dressed” benefit for a non profit. I was impressed.
My first thought was “where’s the waistband?” There is, of course, SOMETHING there to hold them up but I’m not entirely sure how it works, to be honest. It’s thin – and almost as if there is no waistband at all. It doesn’t have a tremendous amount of stretch to it, but it doesn’t need to. The resulting effect is a feeling of, well, nothing on your waist. No waistband pinching. No elastic twisting. Just fabric. It was quite amazing.
The second thing I noticed was how soft and almost non-existent the fabric felt. In the front, I had plenty of support and knew I was wearing underwear. But on my butt, it felt like I wasn’t wearing anything. It was almost the EXACT sensation of wearing a jock or thong under a suit (which honestly, I never do).
In addition to feeling supported, there was ample room in the front. One of my big pet peeves is underwear with no package room. The Naked Boxer Brief did NOT have that problem. They were also comfortable snug around the leg and fit perfectly around the back. Honestly, the most comfortable boxer brief I’ve ever worn.
The other remarkable thing was that after 6 hours of moving around at an event – including a 30 minute drive each way – they hadn’t budged. They didn’t ride up. They didn’t bunch up. The waist didn’t sag or droop. Nothing. They stayed EXACTLY where I put them. It was remarkable. The material was not only comfortable but also VERY breathable. I stayed cool, comfortable and dry wearing the boxer brief.
If I had one complaint, and I have to dig for this, it would be that the styling is very simple. While this makes them quite elegant – and they look GOOD on you (as evidenced by the model pictures accompanying this post), I like a bit of variety in my color and style. It’s possible they’ll come out with more (white is now an option) and honestly, this is just nitpicking.
Repeating the Results
I wore the boxer brief 2 more times – once under jeans and once under a suit – and had the exact same experience. Wearing the brief was also good, but honestly, I wasn’t AS impressed. For some reason I seemed to sweat more when wearing the brief. The boxer brief breathed fine and I was good but the 2 times I wore the brief it didn’t seem to breathe as well.
In short, this is some of the most amazing underwear this underwear geek has ever worn. I’m actually heading to their web site now to buy 4 more pair and make the boxer briefs my standard under suits at work. They’re just that amazing.
My verdict (all out of 10):
- Fit: 10
- Material: 10
- Comfort: 9
- Style: 8
- Wearability: 10
Where to Buy
You can get your very own Naked Boxer Briefs (or Briefs) direct from their company store.
I was fortunate enough to hear from Joel Primus who invented the Naked® line of underwear. He offered to send a brief and boxer brief for me to review. I’ve worn each 3 times now over the last few weeks and will be publishing the review later this week.
- Did I love them?
- How was it to wear underwear with quite literally no waistband?
- Do you really feel like you’re wearing nothing at all as the name implies?
Find out before the end of the week!