28 April 2011

In the Style of Alexander McQueen...

April was the month that hosted one of the world’s major designer clothing shows - Singapore Fashion Week 2011. Lots of top menswear designers flaunted their latest collections but one designer stood out in particular when it came to men’s underwear.

Without a shadow of a doubt, Alexander McQueen stole the show when it came to designer underwear. Opting to move away from the traditional male models sauntering down the catwalk in designer boxer shorts and men’s briefs, McQueen instead opted to make a real show out of this latest underwear collection. Obviously male models clad in designer boxer shorts were still a vital part of the show but the top hats they wore and the walking canes they twirled really bought an unexpected dimension to the show, not to mention the pulled up ankle socks and smart shoes! The boxer shorts themselves were a lot less striking as the main colour seemed to be grey. However a pair of red boxer shorts featuring stark white polka dots were spotted along with a pair of pale pink briefs.

Alexander McQueen wasn’t the only designer to cause raised eyebrows at the show though. Renowned for their funky and retro designs, 2xist combined vibrant colours with wacky superhero antics, complete with 80s style sweat bands! In keeping with their theatrics, the boxer shorts and men’s briefs were equally as extravagant with vivid blues being teamed with striking yellows, whilst burnt oranges were combined with deep purples.

Finally Spanish underwear brand Punto Blanco also had people commenting under their breaths as they combined sleek, clean, crisp underwear designs with leather jackets, military boots and fairy lights of all things. It really does show that anything goes in the underwear arena this season.

22 April 2011

Pink Pants

Canadian pop star Justin Beiber was recently spotted flashing his pink underwear at the cameras. Now it takes a very secure seventeen year old to firstly wear such a non-masculine colour, and secondly to let them be seen in public – even if it was purely accidental. But we believe that this simple flash of colour by Bieber will lead to a whole generation of youngsters wearing pink pants. With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at which designer men’s underwear brands have included pink within their collections.

We didn’t have to look far. Firstly, Bjorn Borg is well known for their funky boxer shorts and men’s briefs. Within their collection, pink is featured heavily. Their black boxer shorts feature a bright pink waistband with purple branding to give an otherwise non-descript pair of shorts a modern edgy feel. The Raspberry Rose Bjorn Borg boxer shorts are predominantly pink and feature black animal print for a wild look.

Oiler and Boiler are a designer boxer short brand who are also not shy of using vibrant pink. They have a completely fuschia pair of shorts for those looking for full on colour. Otherwise one of their ‘deckchair’ inspired designs feature bold fuschia strips.

Retro themed brand Luis and Juke have a funky pair of boxer shorts which features a bright pink background in the Pink Baubles pair. They too have a completely pink pair of boxer shorts, as well as a black pair featuring a neon pink waistband for those looking for just a flash of colour.

Finally well known designer mens underwear brand Calvin Klein, have a great deal of pink throughout their collections. Whether you’re looking for just a splash of pink on a waistband and trim or a full-colour look, they’re collection really embraces pink.

15 April 2011

Kenneth Cole - New York Underwear

The collection in brief… Fashion forward designer Kenneth Cole launches men’s underwear exclusively in the UK, adding to his already extensive fashion range.

The contemporary and stylish underwear collection features bold stripes and block colours as well as geometric cube and psychedelic polka dot prints. Drawing inspiration from the theme of the ready to wear main collection Global Landscape, the range draws on earthy tones that offer a unique aesthetic.

The selection of sophisticated colours from fatigue greens to cobalt blues and spicy saffrons provide a distinctive collection of tailored and sporty boxer designs. Kenneth Cole’s statement underwear is made from super-soft cotton with elastic detailing designed for comfort.

The edgy black waistbands embossed with the Kenneth Cole logo create a modern and stylish look. Every man wants to look and feel their best, Kenneth Cole underwear is for the modern man who demands unique design, trend-led styles and exceptional comfort.

Retailing for between £15 - £18 the collection is completely exclusive to House of Fraser and will be available to buy across the UK in selected stores only.

12 April 2011

Jockey Underwear celebrates 135 years!

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 the Autumn/Winter 2011 season.

08 April 2011

When it comes to men’s underwear, Trim is In

Many designer underwear brands have just launched their spring/summer collections and it appears that trim is in for the men’s underwear market. For those not in the know, trim is simply underwear detailing and can incorporate waistbands and piping detail. The colours range from contemporary black and white trims to more vibrant shades with in-trend colours including pinks, greens and bright blues.

Calvin Klein underwear is a pioneer brand in the trim stakes this season. Their more contemporary styled boxer shorts are featuring lime green waistbands whilst vibrant pink underwear features azure blue piping for added intensity – just take a look at the CK One underwear collection. D&G also have trim as a main theme within their spring collection. Waist bands feature strips in bold blues whilst trim detailing ranges from contemporary black trim on white boxer shorts to more colourful shades picking up the vivid spring colours.

Designer underwear brand Diesel incorporate trim into their latest designs; however they have opted for a more subtle white trim on vibrant background shades such as neon pink and feisty green.

Emporio Armani add their weight behind the trim trend with thick waistbands complementing trim colourings in shades such as bright pink whilst their infamous black boxer shorts still feature stark white waistbands and matching piping detail for a classical look.

Designer men’s underwear brand, 2(x)ist underwear, have added a contrast black trim to their classic white boxers creating a very sophisticated look.

And, it’s not just the big designer labels going with the trim trend. The young, organic underwear brand Babygod has also used flashes of coloured trim in their designs to add a bold statement to their briefs. They have opted to use 2 vivid colours, orange and aquamarine, which are spring-fresh colours but offer an alternative to the brighter shades being used by the other designer underwear brands.