What underwear suits each occasion?

With last night’s chill hitting the eastern states of Australia it’s fair to say that winter is here! It’s only June too but it sure is cold. Winter is often a mental challenge for us sun loving Australian’s with eating crap, drinking alone and long binges on Netflix being the recipe for survival.

But as we bunker down and prepare for a long winter, what are the best pairs of underwear which will assist us in our mood and help us feel better about ourselves. Whether it be that warm feeling when your relaxing with a movie (or book) or you need some motivation to feel a little sexy and go outside, the underwear you chose will assist you!

This week, we’ll be starting with men and next week we’ll look to what women can wear to help them out.

I’m fat, lazy and disgusting but love it

A cold winters day can lead to a dark room, laptop and a pack of starburst on the side of the bed (yes, I know all too well). While you bathe in your own filth you are sunk with a feeling of deep satisfaction and contentment. So what will suit your needs during this time of self gratitude?

Loose Knit Boxers – Loose and long these cotton boxers from Mitch Dowd will have you feeling like your wearing nothing at all. They will even keep your legs warm during toilet breaks. Perfect for a day in!

I could go a beer

Sometimes it’s cold and your struggling for motivation. Go out? Save money and stay in? What to do! When you need that motivation to go out and fill your need for a beer, its hope you have your long leg trunks on. The Tradie Long leg trunks will keep you warm under your jeans, they won’t ride up your leg as you go out and they’re so comfy they’ll give you the confidence to enjoy yourself!

Boys, Boys, Boys

You’re ready for a big one, it’s time to go out and show your face. A classic pair of briefs or trunks can never serve you wrong! The Tradie Hipster Trunks are great because they give you a little bit of room to move, some flexibility on the dance floor.

 I feel lucky

When you feel lucky, it’s time to throw on the male g-string or jockstrap. Back yourself in, give yourself a point of difference. Feel sexy, confident and see what happens!

June 21, 2018

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Pub Talk – Short or long leg trunks?

There are many classic debates that always come down to personal preference. Godfather one or two? Did Adnan do it or not? New Stars Wars series or old? In the underwear industry there are many traditional debates which still never have a clear winner. For men, it’s trunks, briefs or boxers? For women, it’s G-string’s or boy leg?

Since the early 2000’s, the popularity of trunks has ceased the debate as to boxers, briefs or trunks. Trunks have really taken over the male market as men no longer believe that boxers will help the tree grow more nuts. That myth has subsided, and Trunks have taken over. However, a new debate has enraged in the male underwear market. That is, what is the better trunk? Short classic trunks or long leg trunks?

This week, we’ll look at the long leg trunk and why people are thinking they are the real deal.

The long leg trunk

Long leg trunks have long been associated with sports. The trunk is most popular for bike riders and athletes who are looking for a pair that will not ride and give them the necessary support to go 100%. It has been the transition of the long leg trunks from a sports pair to an everyday pair that has sparked this debate. Companies like Tradie and Mitch Dowd have done a great job at recreating the athlete trunk to something that can be worn every day. In fact, even the latest Bonds ad is of Dustin Martin in a pair of long leg trunks. This is perhaps the greatest indication of just how popular long leg trunks have become.

No more wedgies

The main argument for long leg trunk lovers is the fact that long leg trunks don’t ride. Contrary to what you would think, the extra length reduces the trunks chance of riding. Instead, the trunk extends past the ride zone so it doesn’t get caught on your pants and ride up.

No chafing with long leg

The other benefit of a long leg trunk that doesn’t ride is the fact it prevents the chances of chafing. The trunk doesn’t ride up so thus, it doesn’t rub against the skin and cause irritation. Further, if you get a good pair like the Tradie No Chafe Long Leg Trunks than you’ll get a breathable pair that will further reduce the chance of chafing.

With its booming popularity it must be said the Long Leg Trunks are the real deal. They are comfortable, they breathe well and look good. But more importantly, they don’t ride or wedge. Short trunks get caught on a chair or always move around and find themselves being picked out constantly. So with the no ride and no chafe philosophy, we at UnderMyPants are on the long leg train!

 

 

June 11, 2018

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What’s under your pants – Why it’s important for the government to know

Apparently smuggling drugs in cakes is no longer a thing in jails. Instead, inmates have turned to underwear and socks to bring in their ‘goods’. This latest trend has seen the NSW government ban inmates from receiving underwear or socks in the mail.

How are intimates being used to smuggle drugs into jail?

Authorities have found that drugs have been sewn into the lining of the underwear and socks. The briefs straps or elastic bands on our socks and underwear were being unpinned, packed with illegals and sewn back up. Once concealed, the underwear or socks were sent as gifts to inmates. Although it’s highly illegal and wrong, this demonstrates how socks and underwear are always the best gift. Even when in jail, a fresh set will cheer you up. You really can never go wrong!

Is the ban fair?

Although you could be thinking, ‘yeah this is fair enough!’. I want to point out the big brother aspect to this. Surely, items get inspected before they come into the jail? Surely, the authorities can just check the lining? how many pairs of underwear and socks are coming in?

As an underwear and sock enthusiasts, it’s important to us that even those serving time have the right to receive, choose and wear underwear and socks they love. Wearing their favourite pair of underwear could give them the slightest bit of happiness and hope within a bad environment, how do you feel when you put on a brand new pair of underwear or socks?

It’s a vanilla situation  

Perhaps the worst part of the decision by the NSW government was the decision that inmates need to wear the same prison-issued socks and underwear. How sad that is. The Orwell in me will say it starts with the prisons and ends with our society. Imagine if we all wore the same underwear and socks? It would be very vanilla, almost like prison?

Hopefully our governments are more proactive in checking our mailed goods to ensure sewn drugs are taken out. Fingers crossed our inmates will soon be allowed to receive their favourite intimates again!

References:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-28/prisoners-banned-from-getting-underwear-and-socks-as-gifts/9706934

May 17, 2018

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Si Pantalone, more than a comedy act

Have you ever wondered where your underwear comes from? Here at UnderMyPants we want to provide some answers and delve deeper into the questions that have always been wondered, yet never answered. Earlier this year we did a blog on why we wear underwear? This blog answered the questions about the purpose of underwear. This week, we look at the history of underwear. Where did it come from, why is it called underwear and much more!

The name

As all good legends and myths, the story of ‘underwear’ starts with an Italian comic named Pantalone. This legend of the industry has his name sketched in history as he performed a comic act and wore ‘pants’ under his clothes. These pants would go all the way to his ankles and showing these off to the crowd were part of his comedy routine. As such, underwear became known as ‘pants’.

It wasn’t until the 19th century, were underwear was renamed to ‘underwear’. The English called them pants, and they were soon known as underwear as they were worn under clothes. Originally, they started as underpants (this name continues in some countries) and slowly moved to underwear.

Different eras of underwear

The ancient Egyptians were not only building pyramids and taking over the world but they were also wearing loincloths. These were one of the first documented pairs of underwear. However, this was only sometimes. I can imagine in that heat and with all the building they were doing, sometimes you’d like to just freeball. Let it all out, you know? The Romans, not to be outdone, were the first full time wearing civilianization to wear underwear. Perhaps that was Julius Cesar trick to getting a delicious salad named after himself?

During the middle ages men wore linen shorts as underwear, while, women didn’t wear any ‘knickers’ until the 19th century. Prior to that, women simply wore corsets underneath their dresses.

Fun Fact

The bra was invented by Mary Phelps Jacob who used two handkerchiefs joined by ribbon. What a resourceful women and what an impact she has had on society!

Through the ages

From the 19th century through to the 20th century, underwear became shorter and more of a fashion item. As companies like Jockey, Triumph and Bonds appeared, they had designers who would shorten the corsets and long leg underwear and make them more visually appealing. Second fun fact, companies like Jockey, Triumph and Bonds have been around for over 130 years! They are staples in our lives and continue to create underwear that supports us all.

Underwear is a fascinating concept and one which has been around through ages. Starting with a joker in Italy and ending with fashion icons like CK. Underwear will continue to play a role in our lives and is something we at UnderMyPants are passionate about.

 

April 15, 2018

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Are the Japanese setting another trend?

Japan has long been a country of global importance. They have played a significant part in our world, whether it be Sumo wrestlers, hello kitty, sushi or the much loved Pokemon, Japan has given us a lot of varieties of things to enjoy. Most recently Japan has been spreading their influence into fashion with Uniqlo and A Bathing Ape creating fashion items for all.

Now it seems the Japanese have started a new trend. One which is very typical Japanese and one which may or may not spread to Western worlds.

Wear it small and wear it low

Similar but different to the rap craze of the 90’s, Japanese are now wearing their underwear super low. As low as you can go so it only covers the essentials. On top of this, Japanese women are wearing smaller sized underwear. The fashion trend is a combination of super small underwear that is worn extremely low on your body.

This is a vast difference to the high waisted underwear fashion that is trending back in Western Worlds. As we go higher and longer, the Japanese are going shorter and smaller.

Why the trend?

Perhaps a Japanese socialite saw miniature homes and got inspired by what she can downsize in her wardrobe. Perhaps? But, this trend has come out of the necessity to show your cuddles. By wearing smaller and low underwear the Japanese can show off their cuddly delicate curves.

Whose behind this?

In any new social phenomena there’s always someone behind it. The underwear company Predator Rat’s has created the underwear and bras that barely cover your bum or support your bosom.

Our only concern is how do people walk around or integrate in everyday activities? Wont your underwear fall off your legs if you are walking? How tight must they be to sit half way on your body and how much do you need to waddle to keep your underwear up?

There seems to be to many questions and looks of discomfort for us. But if we’re wrong, see below!

Interested?

If your keen or think this is a cool new trend, please get in touch with UnderMyPants. Although our new innovations (which we’re working on) are completely different to this trend, UnderMyPants would hate to not service our customers needs. So got a craving for small? why not reach out! help@undermypants.com

Reference:

http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/02/next-hot-trend-japan-super-low-rise-underwear-7281032/

https://sputniknews.com/viral/201802051061366683-super-small-underwear-japan/

Credit for images is to the above two websites*

February 6, 2018

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Retro items that are still classics in the Underwear industry

All industries have retro items that people associate as classics to that industry. A few that come to mind are the MG green cars or Volkswagen beetles for the car industry. Apple have their old colourful desktops and in a sporting sense there’s short shorts for AFL players and fluro sports wear for the gym industry.

The beauty of most of these items is that they inspire us to fall in love with the industry. They are the corner stone of the industry and people still, years later use and reinvigorate these classics. There are thousands of classic cars on our roads, fluro sport wear is back in fashion and apple fanatics maintain and use all types of old products.

Interestingly, the underwear industry has their own renaissance period. UnderMyPants never thought about it when launching but boxer shorts are still highly popular. Now, innovations have occurred in the boxer shorts range but who would of thought that people still wear cotton or silk boxers? We were surprised to uncover the market needs for boxers and since stocking all varieties of boxer shorts, we can now say that boxers are one of UnderMyPants highest sellers.

This week we’re going to pay homage to one of the classic designs that built the underwear industry.

The ‘new boxers’.
Mitch Dowd started with designer boxers and they continue to be a staple of their range. Each year, the artist Mitch, releases some funky designs. Coming in all sorts of patterns, drawings and colours, boxers can now be more then just a classic to wear item. Instead, they can be a fashion item that you can confidently wear around town!

The other innovation to come into boxers is the Mitch Dowd Stretch Boxers. These stretch boxers are made to be worn with skinny jeans. Unfortunately, one issue with boxers is that they scrunch up on your leg and are hard to wear with tight clothing. We’ll now with Mitch Dowd Stretch Boxers you can wear your boxers under anything you want!

The Knit Boxer
Perhaps the biggest surprise to us is the desire of the old baggy knit boxer. The knit boxer is still a desired piece. Long leg, room to move and classic cotton, the knit boxer is for those who still believe that briefs reduce your sperm count.

Silky smooth and still delicious

The 90’s was packed with fun designed silk boxers. Cartoon characters or rude words were the epitome of what a boy should wear out and what a dad should receive as a present. Interestingly, silk boxers are still appealing and still worn. Whether a bed item or fashion piece we don’t know but there still in demand!

The undying classic
Checkered cotton boxers are the classic that will never go away. The classic car of the underwear industry, men will be wearing this style of boxers well into the future. They are known, unwavering and have enough runs on the board that any boxer enthusiast can support and debate the cotton boxers place in the underwear world.

January 31, 2018

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The latest from the Underwear Industry

In this weeks blog we look at what’s been in happening in the underwear industry and with UnderMyPants.

Summer is the time we flaunt our undies. Its so warm and we feel so comfortable who really wants to put pants on while waking up in the morning or going to get the paper. Watering the veggie garden in the morning? These menial tasks in the Australian summer just lend themselves to wearing only undies.

This summer two fun runs have taken this great mentality and formalized it with a fun run. The Cancer Council held a fun run in underwear in Adelaide. The run was 2.3km and raised over $143,000 for Bowl Cancer. The event had great support with the Bachelors Matty J, Miss Universe Australia Olivia Rogers and Adelaide radio presenter Amos Gill all getting involved. We’d also like to say a big good on you to Mitch Dowd you supplied the running underwear for the 1,600 participants.

Coming in February is the cupid fun run which is held across 17 locations in Australia. Being held on Valentines day weekend, the cupid run is a 1.5km fun run raising money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation Australia. You can choose to either dress up or dress down, it’s up to you! If you and your partner are free this Valentines weekend, make sure you go to the site and get involved – http://www.cupidsundierun.com.au/.

Other undie news

Prince Harry asked the former president of the United States whether his a boxers or briefs man. Unfortunately, Obama wasn’t open to divulging his underwear preference. However, I am glad that he didn’t do so as there would have been many articles and studies that would link Obama’s underwear choice to being a great leader. I can see the headline now ‘Giving yourself more room with boxers leads to being a better Millennial leader’.

Nordstorm did the unthinkable for any online retailer. They sent an old pair of G-strings to a customer. Thinking that she would get her new pair of jeans, Christine Evans opened her package to find an old, dirty worn G-String. After calling customer service she was only offered a replacement pair of jeans… As the customer put it ‘that’s not good enough’. Perhaps Nordstorm should read our last article on delivery great customer service.

And lastly, a French startup restarted a scary debate. Just what damage are our smart phones doing while we leave them in our pockets? They believe they are doing a lot of damage and to combat the radiation they launched a pair of boxers that have a silver fiber lay mixed with cotton to protect your private parts. Costing about $45 USD per boxer, these pairs could literally save your boys.

As for UnderMyPants. We just met with a branding agency and are looking forward to future design changes. We are constantly reflecting on our performance and we’re hungry to constantly improve and we know our design needs further improvement. Aside from that we are looking at two further countries to expand to. We have ambitious expansion plans as we truly believe UnderMyPants has something special to offer the world. Watch this space!

January 17, 2018

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Tips for gifting underwear and socks this Christmas.

Christmas is meant to be the season for family and food. But for men, it’s more than that. It’s the season we replenish our intimates. We pray that Mum, Aunty Jo or Nana will be smart enough to buy new underwear and socks for us. But, often we don’t know what’s coming our way. One year it’s Bonds underwear, the next it was some Bamboo underwear. There’s zero consistency. So we thought this year we’d give some advice on what type of underwear fits the different personalities out there.

For those quirky characters
Our Mitch Dowd pack offers Mitch Dowd underwear and funky crew socks that are sure to impress anyone with a bit of personality. The Mitch Dowd Trunks come in Bamboo and Cotton and they have some great designs. The Bamboo Trunks come in pineapple, flamingo and cactus designs to name a few, the Mitch Dowd socks are even cooler. They have bears, dogs, stripes, dots, you name it they have it. So if you have a son with some quirky characteristics and know he’d rock some colour, the Mitch Dowd pack is for you. Oh, and these are popular with environmentally conscious people as the underwear and socks adheres to the world’s best practice (ethical farming and production).

The vanilla man and high school lad
The Bonds Pack is our go to for the everyday Australian. For those who are in high school and like to wear their pants under their hips and show off the thick BONDS elastic band or for those who simply can’t wear anything else. Bonds underwear is an Australian staple for a reason. The Bonds Trunks are a symbol of cool and comfort. The Bonds socks are often underrated but very comfortable and also, quite cool. They are basic in design but you know what you get with Bonds. So if you have an everyday son who doesn’t want to reinvent the wheel, then the Bonds Pack is for him.

The Tradie’s
If you are gifting for a Tradie then look no further, we have made it so easy for you with our Tradie Pack. It’s Tradie by name and brand. Coming with Tradie underwear and socks this pack is made for practicality. The Tradie Socks are crew socks are made for onsite use and give a great tradie sock tan. Their underwear is a common staple in our society is practical enough for work yet cool enough for the weekend. What Tradie wouldn’t want a new supply of everyday underwear and socks?

The twins
This article is written about men. We haven’t explored generalizing women’s personalities and matching them to our brands as we will do this next week. But if you have a set of twins, boy and girl then our couples pack is for you. It’s cheaper than the individual pack and gives you the flexibility to order both men and women’s underwear and socks. Available in all the above brands, UnderMyPants Couples packs are a cost effective way for you to tick off both your boy and girl.

UnderMyPants also offers lots more brands that covers many more personalities. We have the Myer snobs covered with our Mojo and Mossman packs. We have the modern male covered with Underworks and the Australian lad covered with Tuffy. Whatever you pick you can’t go wrong. Giving out underwear and socks is the perfect gift for anyone and getting it from UnderMyPants covers you for more than just one Christmas (we’re a subscription service!).

 

December 7, 2017

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Client Review – Underworks

I’ll preface this by apologising. Our blogs have been all over the shop lately talking about business lessons to global trends, we’ve lacked the humorous underwear stories we’re all craving. Unfortunately, this week is no different, but if you’re looking for some tales of old gross underwear then check out – https://undermypants.com/undermypants-tradie-comp/. If you haven’t noticed already we’ve been launching a competition surrounding your oldest pair of underwear. So make sure you check it out and submit your details if you want to win!

This week, I’d like to bring up the tale of an old Australian classic that has been brought back from the grave. Recently, we were meeting with the owners of Tradie and Underworks. In our discussions we uncovered that Underworks used to be one of the highest selling female ranges in Australia. It was an Aussie classic which was ripped out of our hearts when Kmart decided to go solo.

This conversation all started by our own curiosity as to why underworks was so popular with females. Hearing this story made total sense and we’ve since decided to write a blog reviewing the Underworks brand and product.

The brand:

Underworks has been brought back to our shelves. It has recently gone through a rebranding and looks like it is positioned for the young adult. Someone who cares about their appearance and wants good quality items with a known brand at a reasonable price. They sponsored the Bachelorette and clearly want to reengage with the female market.

The range:

Underworks have a nice range of items, we will discuss them below. For those wondering their products come in three distinct categories – Black, Assorted (Black, Grey and white) and Prints (animal spots and strip prints in blue and pinks). Their sizes cover all from 8 to 18 (depending on the product) and the price is amazing considering they are all cotton products.

Underworks bikini briefs

The classic bikini brief is an essential for any women. These Underworks bikini briefs are no different. They come in the classic cut, they are made of stretch cotton and come in sizes 8 to 16.

Underworks boyleg briefs

One of the most popular items in the Underworks range, the Underworks boyleg briefs are comfy and luxurious. These boyleg briefs are perfect for a Sunday at home or sexy enough to be worn on a cheeky night out. Made out of cotton they are sure to last you!

Underworks full briefs

The Underworks full briefs range and the Underworks hi-cut range are both available in sizes 8-18. This variety of sizing fits the style and is another example of how Underworks knows their customer. The full brief pair are made for home and slouching around and getting these in a larger size range gives you the flexibility you need to wear these!

Underworks hi-cut briefs

If the Underworks full briefs are too high for you then why not get something with some cut it in? Protect yourself from the wedge and wear a pair that are comfy enough to be worn in the house and outside. The underworks hi-cut briefs are sure to impress!

Short and sharp. This blog is made to give you a run down on the different sizes, colours and types of underwear that you can get in your favourite brand – Underworks.

November 23, 2017

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Global underwear trends

There are things in our community which we are all told we must follow. For the most part, we all do a good job, well at least we try to. We all try and brush our teeth twice a day, drink lots of water and of course change our underwear and socks daily. The problem with these tasks is that the consequences aren’t bad enough for us to stick to. Do you really need to brush your teeth twice a day? Can’t you wear socks more then once, they wont smell straight away?

We’ll we’re no sticklers to the rule. We even support those who stick it to the man. But we’ve done some research on how as a global population were tracking for sticking to the underwear and socks rules. It turns out we’re doing way worse then even we could believe. So sit back and find out the shocking facts of how gross we really are!

Wearing underwear for two days?

The UK or motherland as it can be known to us Australian’s is leading the world in global disgustingness for men’s underwear. One in four, 25% of men in the UK wear underwear for two days before changing them. Now, we understand that you might be able to reverse your underwear if your camping, or you’ve lucked out on a mid week sleep over and need to get to work. But come on, 25% of all men wear underwear two days in a row? That can’t be good…. There’s sweat build up, moisture in old underwear that can lead to chaffing and not to mention all the bacteria that can spawn from wet, hot and dirty conditions.

We’re not all Tom Cruises

As many people like to tell a start up subscription underwear business (yes that’s what UnderMyPants does), Tom Cruise would be our perfect customer. Apparently the wild and whacky A-lister refuses to wear nothing but new underwear and wears a fresh pair of CK’s everyday. A good customer yes, good role model, perhaps not?

But, even worse than the UK is the ever wanting to lead but constantly failing us USA. In America, 18 per cent of men and 10 percent of women don’t wash their underwear at all… Now, they’re not getting fresh sets from UnderMyPants or Calvin Klein so I’m not sure what they’re using. There either bare backing it or just wearing gross unwashed undies. Either way, Donald Trump needs to address his hyenine issue.

You’ll never guess hygiene leaders

According to MSN, globally 18-24 year old’s are the most hygienic. They wash their underwear the most and wear a fresh set everyday. You never would have guessed it, with underwear companies constantly pushing the 18-24 year old market given we believe they need the most sets. Turns out they have it under control. Also turns out UnderMyPants needs a new target market, thanks MSN.

Throw out your pairs once a year

The Good Housekeeping Institute has revealed that washing your underwear in hot washes, with washing detergent can kill up to a million bacteria. However, this still leaves 10,000 bacteria on your undies! To avoid anything bad happening to you, the GHI recommends that you replace your underwear annually. Thanks for the support GHI, subscription underwear is surely the answer to filling your health requirements?

References:

https://au.be.yahoo.com/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/a/37848230/this-is-how-often-you-should-be-buying-new-underwear/

November 14, 2017

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