While the photo above is not from JJ Suspenders, I figured such a dapper image might give you pause to take a closer look at this post which is really my way of saying “Thank You” to JJ Suspenders.
Below you can see the surprise gift that was mailed to me last week. While I don’t have any pants that have suspender buttons sewn into them, Sergio does and this will look fantastic on him. If you don’t own suspenders, check out JJ Suspenders’ “Style Guide” on everything from selecting the right size to choosing the best form and style for your personality.JJ Suspenders come in a variety of styles and colors and are available for purchase online with free shipping available for orders of $50 or more.
Just in time for the holiday season, Modus Vivendi has released their Glamour Line inspired by the Glam rock style invented in the 70s in the UK. Regardless of the inspiration, the collection contains so many sequins you can make the case that they are festive enough to wear at December’s Underbear party at The Alley.
Modus Vivendi Glamour Line
While the Glamour tanktop and low cut brief shown above aren’t my personal style, a magician on the next Atlantis Cruise or their ‘helper’ might love it.
My aesthetic runs more to the Modus Vivendi Dali line (specifically their boxers) shown below. BTW, I’m a medium – just in case you wanted to send me a pair. I prefer strong graphic prints to sequins for my underwear.
Boston-based sneaker company, Converse, have shared their new LGBTQ-inspired collection “Yes to All” in honor of Pride Month. Proceeds raised from sales of the limited edition collection will go to It Gets Better and The Happy Hippie Foundation, both of which support the mission to create and inspire positive outcomes in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
To see the full collection and to buy one of sneakers and / or t-shirts visit:
Yes To All
Have you seen Diesel’s new ad campaign, Make Love Not Walls? The campaign launched on Valentine’s Day is all about tearing down the mental and physical walls that separate us so we can come together in the name of unity and love. Much thanks to Sergio for sharing this with me.
I posted this last year but thought it worth reposting again. The Underwear Expert Blog asked their handsome style report, Jared North, to try on a variety of underwear types and colors based on traditions from different countries. Most of these traditions are meant to bring success, health or a better love life in the New Year. Which tradition will you be following when you slip on your underwear Saturday night?
The photo above of Paul Revesz by Ted Sun wearing a Garçon Model swimsuit may make you wish you hadn’t eaten quite as much turkey but there is plenty of time to work that off unlike the Black Friday sale going on at Garçon Model.
Do a little shopping for yourself, your boyfriend or me (I like their Dodge Briefs) and take an extra 30% as a special gift from the Garçon team when you use promo code BLACK30.
Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
On view November 19, 2016 to March 12, 2017
The Peabody Essex Museum (P.E.M.) in Salem has an exhibit for all you fashionistas and shoe fanatics with their latest exhibit, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain.
According to the exhibit’s webpage, you can “explore the creativity of footwear from around the globe through more than 300 pairs of shoes, ranging from elaborate vintage designs to those by contemporary makers.”
The exhibit cannot but help remind me of this YouTube classic.
Did you happen to see this video, Top 10 Decade Defining Fashion Trends of the 1990s? If you grew up in that decade you’ll likely remember (and possibly wince) at the memory of several of these trends that you may have fallen victim to.
Modus Vivendi has been on a tear lately, and their most recent Rainbow Line shot in Cuba was hard for me (and I’m assuming you as well) to overlook.
The new color blocking swimwear line is available in eight different color combinations that are made from fast drying, high quality material. The classic brief cuts have cleverly designed backs to accentuate the positive (so to speak).
Like what you see and want to place an order? Check out Modus Vivendi.
In Boston, we don’t believe in using our R’s. Merchandise including t shirts, tanks and towels for sale at Watchout! Designs trunk show is next week on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Tremont 647 in the South End. The fun starts at 6:00 pm. For more information check out their event page on Facebook here.
Watchout! Design Trunk Show, June 2 at 6PM at Tremont 647
Check out some of this year’s designs shared below. If you do not live nearby or cannot attend the trunk show on Thursday, June 2nd, reach out to the designer James Bishai through his design company Facebook page here.
Earlier this spring the provocative underwear / male fashion line, Modus Vivendi, released their new bathing suit line.
While I’m not in any kind of shape to think about bathing suits, many will be hitting the beaches and pools regularly when Memorial Day Weekend officially kicks off the 2016 summer season. Modus Vivendi Neon line includes briefs, Brazil cut boxers, boxer briefs and boxer shorts in three vibrant colors including neon aqua, neon fuchsia and neon yellow.
I’ll just live vicariously through the images. Below are some of my favorites. All the photos were taken in Northern Greece and featured model, Sotiris Thomaidis by P2Photography. You can see the full line of the 2016 swimwear collection here and you can purchase these items in the US at International Jock.
If you like what you see you may also want to check out their towel line. I’ll settle for appreciating the ad campaign like this seductive photo.
Modus Vivendi is one of my favorite design labels for underwear, swimwear and accessories. The European label has been on a tear lately introducing a series of new collections this year and along with those products come tantalizing photos. Recognizing the appeal of their campaigns Modus Vivendi has also released videos of some of their favorite photo shoots like the one I’ve included from their new “Hole Line” which was shot in the streets of Madrid by Joan Crisol.
Like these videos? Peruse their other photo shoot videos for some of their most popular new lines of underwear, swimwear and accessories here.
Back in December I wrote a post and included an infographic about gay men’s underwear preferences that had been created and shared by The Underwear Expert blog, which you can read here.
Earlier this month HuffingtonPost published an article after teaming up with AskMen who surveyed 650 men about their underwear preferences. Below is the infographic that they compiled based on their research.
Interestingly, there was a difference in preference with The Underwear Expert blog that focused on gay men sharing that they preferred briefs (27%) and boxer briefs (22%) to the AskMen / HuffingtonPost survey which found that the overwhelming number of men buy boxer briefs (58%).
Designed by Iris van Herpen and Neri Oxman, printed by Stratasys, Anthozoa Cape and Skirt, Voltage Haute Couture Collection, 2013. Object Connex multiple-materials; 3-D printed. Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council. © M. Zoeter x Iris van Herpen. Photography by Ronald Stoops.
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston has a new exhibit that opened this past weekend that you may want to check out called #techstyle.
The exhibit is about technology innovations that are inspiring designers, influencing the future of fashion and the way people interacting with their clothing. The exhibition draws on the MFA’s collection of contemporary fashion and accessories, and features key pieces from innovators in the field including a digitally-printed dress from Alexander McQueen’s Plato’s Atlantis collection (Spring/Summer 2010/2011) and Iris van Herpen’s 3-D printed dress (2013) produced in collaboration with MIT designer and assistant professor Neri Oxman. You will experience the cutting edge of hi-tech fashion with special commissions created by CuteCircuit, Hussein Chalayan, Kate Goldsworthy, and Somerville-based Nervous System.
More information about #techstyle, here.