10 February 2012

Our Valentine’s Day Gift Buying Guide

Yes it’s that time of year again folks, Valentine’s Day – the time of year when everyone goes crazy for love and what better way to show it than with men’s designer underwear. However there are a number of things to watch out for when buying underwear for men, especially for Valentine’s Day so we’ve put together this handy gift buying guide.

1. Don’t Opt For Tacky
Although you may be faced with gimmicky boxer shorts featuring bold pink or red hearts on a black background (probably in some cheap faux satin finish), please don’t buy them for a loved one. You’re likely to find that the recipient will smile politely and wear them for the day, before banishing them to back of the underwear drawer never to be seen again. Instead opt for something a little more sophisticated such as FGL Slogan Hot Stuff Trunks available online at Figleaves. These trunk style boxer shorts feature bold pink trim for a hint of romance and have the slogan ‘hot stuff’ embellished across one leg. Although they’ve been designed for Valentine’s Day, these boxer shorts are likely to be worn throughout the year due to their superior styling.

2. Do Buy Designer
Although designer men’s underwear is a little pricier than the boxer shorts you find on the high street, it is well worth the money. Not only will the recipient be more appreciative of a designer label but they’ll also be able to enjoy them for longer due to the higher quality finish. You can never go wrong with timeless designer brands such as Calvin Klein Underwear, Ralph Lauren and Jockey. If you’re looking for something a little funky but still classic, why not try the Calvin Klein Neon Tag Trunk in White (with romantic pink trim) from Men’s Designer Clothes Online or the Calvin Klein Prostretch Fun Pride Trunk Boxer Shorts in Black (with rainbow striped waistband) from Whites and Smalls.

3. Do Get Money Off
Many men’s underwear websites offer discounts to encourage sales in the run up to Valentine’s Day so keep an eye out for promotional codes and price reductions...

01 February 2012

What We’re Looking Forward to in 2012

With the joys of Christmas and the New Year well and truly behind us now, it’s time we look ahead to the future and in particular to what 2012 will hold for us in terms of men’s designer underwear. Here’s what we’re looking forward to seeing in the year ahead…

More Stylish Shape Wear
Shape wear was a key factor in the styles of many designer mens underwear brands in 2011 but to be honest we’re still a little disappointed by the lack of inspired designs. We understand that shape wear has to be functional, holding in all those podgy bits and smoothing any lumps and bumps but come on guys, a splash of colour or a hint of pattern wouldn’t go amiss in the coming year. After all, not everyone wants to have the limited choice of black, white or nude.

More Patterns
We loved the inspired pattern designs from the likes of Luis and Juke and Calvin Klein underwear last year but this year we’re still hoping for more from these and other designer men’s underwear brands. We’d like to see more floral prints including everything from dainty designs through to 60s flower power and even Hawaiian prints would be great to see and we think these will be perfect for the coming spring season.

Revival of Colour
We know that designer brands will also have to cater for everyone’s taste and we understand this means producing more conventional boxer shorts in traditional black and white but we’re looking forward to seeing colour this coming year too. We’re hoping for a revival of retro colour combinations such as bright orange teamed with purple, moss green with pastel pink and those 70s browns and beiges would be great to see too.

So there you have it designer brands. We’ve thrown down the gauntlet of what we would like to see. Can you come up with the goods in the months ahead?