When did you first discover your love of undies?
It was some time during my adolescence, I think! You know when you get to that stage in your life that you need to find your own style, your own dress code. I was very frustrated at my y-fronts at that time and wanted to find something more sexy and a lot more interesting! I wanted to start putting my own style together from inside out and… the love of undies have just started to form!
What style was you favorite when you started to love underwear (boxer brief, brief, jock, thong or etc.)
I was a big fan of briefs in the beginning. I found them really flattering for my type of body and loved the way they fit me. I was a very “classic” type still and black was by far my favourite colour!
When you bought you first pair of underwear what brand and style was it?
I will never forget that day! I was in Milan with friends and went to the shops specifically to find a really nice pair of underwear. It was a pair of briefs by Roberto Cavalli. Very simple… all black… very elegant. That was a long long time ago and I still have it! It is in my “happy memories” drawer!
What influenced your underwear buying habits when you first started your passion (catalogues, internet or friends)
In the beginning it was mostly friends. We used to talk about clothes and underwear was a big part of it. It was mainly though what we could find in shops at home or other places we happen to visit. The Internet later on really opened my eyes!
Are there any brands you had to have when you started buying? Did you ever get a pair?
No, I cannot say there were. I got into the “habit” of buying literally every pair I liked. Sometimes I didn’t have money to take the bus back home but at least I had a very nice, new, pair of undies!
Did your first pair still influence the styles you wear today?
Today, no, not really, but it did influence my style for a very long time. I was a big fan of classic cut briefs for quite some time but then, when I started discovering alternative cuts, I was drawn into all types of underwear. Something different, like a cut I haven’t seen before, or an innovative combination of colours or fabrics, now certainly fascinates me more.
What is your favorite style today?
Would you believe it if I told you that I don’t have one anymore? LOL I think that every cut serves a purpose in a man’s outfit. I love wearing a pair of briefs if I go out running, a pair of boxer-briefs for the gym, a nice thong or jock when I am in a sexy mood and something very creative under a suit.
Who are your favorite brands now?
It is hard to tell and as an underwear blogger I probably shouldn’t tell. LOL There are certain brands I am really looking forward to see their next collections and others that keep on amaze me with their creativity. My biggest passion though is discovering new brands. I believe the next “best thing” in the underwear industry will come from them. Lets leave it there! LOL
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