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You Can Tell A Lot About . . .

A person from his underwear. –Rachel Bilson

I don’t know if underwear is a taboo subject for those among us who are prudes. Quite frankly I couldn’t care less. Most of us wear them. All styles colloquially speaking from banana hammocks to butt floss. For the ones who go commando, I would find it inexcusable to hit a Taco Tuesday without some kind of . . . ahem . . . filter. But that’s an entirely different subject I have zero interest touching upon.

First and foremost, fit, fabric and function not only applies to what you wear for all to see. It also applies to what no one will see. Unless of course if it’s for someone special or it’s an underwear advertisement. Secondly let’s face it, most guys have no clue about underwear. Some of you are still wearing those gawd awful Fruit Of The Looms you wore after mommy made you ditch the Pampers. Some of you are wearing boxers which run up your leg and bunch up as if you have your board-shorts on underneath. And some of you, you hold on to them as if they were going to be some valuable heirloom complete with holes and . . . never mind. According to a poll conducted by GQ in late 2016, women overwhelmingly (was it really overwhelming?) chose the boxer brief at a 64.5% clip. Yeah, no tighty whities or banana hammocks braddah!

Underwear model
AIRism boxer brief

While there are plenty of companies who produce boxer briefs, I place my PB&H chop of approval on the AIRism Collection by Uniqlo . To put it in the most simplest way possible how good these are, I bought four pairs, then an additional 6. I ditched my old ones which were fairly new. The AIRism line has a standard boxer brief and what I call the magnum opus (pun intended), a mesh boxer brief. Both are made with the up-to-date technology the Japanese maker likes to use in their clothing line. There are other well known brands but you cannot beat the quality or the price for these boxer briefs ($9.90/2 for $7.90 each).

If it is possible to go commando without going commando, these boxer briefs make it happen. In my opinion, these are the most comfortable pair of underwear I have ever worn. How shameful. It took almost 50 years for me to find a pair of underwear that I fancy but I digress. The only issue I have with them and this is barely noticeable compared to what I used to wear, is the brief riding up my legs. Underwear that bunches up has the tendency to print around the upper quad. These don’t print and I’m not the proud owner of flamingo legs.

Because of the Dry technology, Cool Touch, self-deodorization, anti-microbial, and anti-odor features these boxer briefs provide, you won’t have to slam pounds of baby powder between your legs in anticipation of the dreaded swamp ass while sipping a bottle of wine with some 아름다운 소녀 at the vineyard this summer.

So do yourself a favor, invest in a pair and make your own decision. For a small investment, you have much to gain. And that’s what most people will enjoy, a huge return on a small investment. Plus, if you’re wearing tighty whities, she will most certainly be able to tell a lot about you! Until next time, jal ga!

*Music vibe: On My Wave-Jazzy Fact

How Do I Look?

Always looking fly, all day!  어제 새로 산 청바지 핏 look good on me! Swag 24 hours! -Beenzino

This, 어제 새로 산 청바지 핏 roughly translates to the fit on my new jeans I bought yesterday (look good on me!).   Denim jeans are a rock solid choice when building your clothing foundation.  They are a classic go to that can be dressed up and of course, dressed down.  Most importantly, it is necessary they look good on you!   While there are many different brands and many different styles, my personal favorites are dark indigo denim jeans and selvedge jeans.  While there is flexibility concerning jeans, in my humble opinion as well as others, the aforementioned is the way to go.  But as you are figuring out and experimenting, you will eventually settle on a style that suits your needs and a style you can call your own.

Dark indigo are prewashed and it is highly suggested one does not wash them often because the color will fade.  There are different ways to wash them.  My advice is to research and figure what is best for your jeans.  Selvedge jeans refers to the self-edge.  In the featured picture, you can see how clean the edge is on the Uniqlo and Gap 1969s.  The indigo jeans are Urban Pipelines from Kohl’s.  On standard jeans, the material isn’t tightened-up.  When one cuffs a standard jean, you’ll see what I am writing about.  It is strongly suggested one does not wash your selvedge jeans regularly.  But if you do, The Art Of Manliness has a video.  FYI, I paid $29.99 for the Uniqlos and $27.19 for the Gap 1969s both on Ebay.  The former runs around $50 & the latter runs over $100.  I saved close to $95.  The Urban Pipelines fit me perfect (I paid $9.99 for them thanks to coupon codes).  The shoes are by Allen Edmonds and Cole Haan.

Always take care of your clothing regardless of the price-point.  Think of your investment in clothing as an investment in your body.  You train hard, consume the proper nutrients and get the proper rest.  In other words, you take care of your body clothes. Now, the break on your jeans is a matter of personal preference.  I wear a 32 inseam juxtaposed to the 29/30 inseam I wear with dress pants and suit pants.  Obvious by the picture above, I indulge a cuff to show off not only the self-edge but the shoe.  The picture to the right, I am wearing Urban Pipelines cuffed.  I want you, the reader to observe the difference of cuffing selvedge and standard jeans.  With both styles of jeans, I am still showing off my shoes.  And hoping some yeppun yeoja sees them and likes them!  Remember what I said a woman notices first?  I digress.  Experiment!  Before purchasing jeans, try them on.  Cuff them.  Do they look good on you?  Or maybe you should try a pair with a shorter inseam so you can go with a slight break or no break sans the cuff?  Depending on the size of your legs in conjunction to your body, should you wear skinny, slim or straight fit?  Remember, at the end of the day, you are the one who has to be happy with your look and your respective purchases.  Once you find jeans that fit you perfect, the easy part is pairing them with a dress shirt, a t-shirt, a Henley, a waistcoat, a blazer, a sport coat and so on.  The versatility jeans afford you can be summed at quite simply as like being a kid in a candy store.  Jal ga!

 

*Featured picture: Jeans by Uniqlo, Gap and Urban Pipline