30 March 2012

The Colour of Spring/Summer 2012

Wow - this lovely weather and the lighter evenings can mean only one thing – it’s officially Spring! With spring comes new styles and new colours, and when it comes to clothing design and the men’s underwear arena it's no different. We’ve already identified one key colour trend for underwear for men this spring and it’s bright, eye-catching turquoise.

Having scoured a number of online men’s designer underwear websites, we can see turquoise throughout their recent boxer shorts and men’s brief collections. Here are just a few of the turquoise styles we’ve come across:

The designer brand Joe Snyder have a dazzling pair of boxer shorts in their latest collection. The Joe Snyder Launch Boxer has been specially designed to offer extra support and enhance the look of your private parts while the bright turquoise colour will make a bold style statement. These boxer shorts are available to buy from online store BodyExposed.co.uk.

Figleaves, who are renowned for their underwear collections, have also added turquoise to their spring offering. The Real Colour Two Pack features two pairs of classically styled boxer shorts which both incorporate bright turquoise. The first pair are plain turquoise and have contrasting black piping detail. The second pair included in the pack combine wide turquoise stripes with black ones for a modern yet fashionable look.

The designer brand Nils Bohner which is available to buy at Dead Good Undies online store has combined the latest colour trend with their mini pant collection to create the Light Blue Nils Bohner Mini Pant. These uniquely styled men’s underwear blends the line between men’s briefs and boxer shorts to create the mini pant which has the comfort of boxer shorts but the support of briefs. The light blue (we think its more turquoise) is a fabulous shade for the coming spring and summer.

We’ve found plenty more online men’s underwear stores with designer brands featuring the bold turquoise colour scheme so why not invest in a pair today to brighten up your underwear collection.

29 March 2012

3 Key Mens Underwear Styles

When it comes to men’s underwear, there are three key styles which are most popular with men today. In this week’s blog we’ll give you a little insight into what these three styles are so you can choose which will be best for you, and your lifestyle.

The first style of men’s underwear is men’s briefs. Briefs are quite traditional in style and can be identified by the simple elastic waistband which usually sits on the waist itself. They generally have a Y design, so can sometimes be referred to as Y-fronts, and offer good support for everything ‘downstairs’.
Within the men’s brief style are three sub-styles and these relate to exactly where the waistband is. In ‘full-cut’ briefs, the elastic sits at the waist and the briefs will offer full bottom coverage. ‘Low-rise’ briefs generally sit about three inches below the waist, making them ideal for wearing under low rise trousers and jeans. The final style is ‘mid-rise’ which generally sit about two inches below the waist.
A number of designer brands offer men’s briefs including Dolce and Gabbana, Sloggi and Calvin Klein.

Boxer Shorts
The second style, and probably the most popular style of men’s underwear worn today are boxer shorts. Boxer shorts are typically the loosest style of underwear for men and offer most coverage with the boxer shorts extending part way down the thigh and offering full bottom coverage.
Although they offer good coverage, they offer very little support and are not ideal for physical activities such as sports or going to the gym. There is more choice in boxer shorts designs than there are in briefs with a wide choice of plain and patterned styles. The designer men’s underwear brand Calvin Klein offer a great range of both plain and patterned styles and are available from a wide range of online stores.

The third popular men’s underwear style today are trunks. These are generally a variation on boxer shorts and offer a tighter fit and shorter legs offering less coverage but a little more support.
Again there are a number of designer underwear brands who offer trunks including Calvin Klein Underwear and Jockey which are widely available in all mens underwear online stores.