I’m bringing you another Fem Friday post today. Charlie is a brand that has everything form swimwear, leather and now garters. The Bianco series is a bit of a mix of classic and a dash feminine design. Check out the collection.
Charlie does some really great pictures for their lines. This picture features the new Stallion series. Features 18 Harness and Accessory Styles in Gold and Antique Silver Hardware. Limited Stock Available.
Back in Stock – The Charlie by Matthew Zink Rouge Underwear Series. Exclusively at charelibymz.com. Wear something out of your comfort zone and go for it.
Charlie is a brand that keeps coming up on our podcasts and from you guys. They have always had a unique photography style that is retro and fun. This is the Charlie by Matthew Zink Pro Series Underwear. Featuring the Pro Thong
So many guys are loving the Charlie Swim thongs. They have been gaining a steady fan base. They are pricier than normal gear but many say they are worth it, what do you think?
Introducing the NEW Gold Label Swim Series. Now available in Swim Thong, Sport Brief, Body Brief, Lifeguard Brief and Square Cut Brief styles. Exclusively at Charliebymz.com
One company that does amazing pics lately is Charlie, they are pricy but have a loyal following of guys out there. We hope you enjoy the pic.
Looking for a new swim thong/ Just released is the NEW Scarf Swim Series. Featuring the Swim Thong in Sunset Scarf. Exclusively at http://charliebymz.com.
If you would have told me that CharlieZ was going to come out with a Leather line I wouldn’t have believed you. But they have released a while new leather collection. It’s not really too far fetched thinking of how the brand has progressed the last few years. And it’s done very much in the style of CharlieZ
The new collection has underwear, harnesses and more. The underwear has three different styles, the jock, thong and brief. I really love this collection from them and glad to see a ‘mainstream’ brand embrace leather as fashion.
I love this line, it’s got a mix of the fetish and the classic design. It’s like CharlieZ studied the classic looks of the jock and made it into something new with leather. Plus, they are using different color leathers than black. I personally love brown leather in harnesses and gear. It’s pretty rare to find. But Charlie uses it along with white and red. I definitely tip my had to them.
Leather gear is never cheap. The undies start around $85 and the other gear goes up from there. But, good quality gear is always pricey when dealing with leather. If you want to start a collection buy good stuff and spend the money on it.
Check out the entire Leather collection at the CharlieZ site.
REVIEW – FITNESS JOCKSTRAP by CHARLIE by MZ
by the Jockstrap Junkie
Rating: 9.8/10 (Average of the ratings below)
Daily Fit: 10/10
Daily Performance: 9/10
Pros: Silky smooth finish, the pouch is form fitting but has ample stretch, simple color scheme
Cons: Overpriced, double lined pouch doesn’t let jewels breathe well, website claims made in Italy but jockstrap tag shows the country of manufacture to be Bosnia Erzegovina (minor factoid; however, if you’re going to taut something on the website, make sure it’s accurate)
Recommendation: No regrets on this purchase, although the pocketbook squealed a bit. The Charlie Fitness Microfiber Jockstrap is a jock that will be worn regularly from my collection and has a great fit and feel. If you have the extra cash, splurge.
One of the things I’m changing up in my underwear drawer is to try some new brands in 2019. Charlie by MZ is a brand that I”m brand new to and thought Charlie would be a brand to start broadening my underwear horizons. I purchased the Fitness Jockstrap Black Microfiber, and was a bit anxious about the purchase as $38 is the most I’ve ever paid for a jockstrap but also really wanting to try something new.
To give the Charlie jockstrap a proper review, I did put this jockstrap into the weekly rotation for the past eight weeks. The Charlie jockstrap experienced sleep, cardio, lifting, daily wear, and just lounging around. Microfiber/Spandex construction has a fantastic feel as it’s very smooth and the pouch has a nice snug feel, but the spandex gives some nice stretch when necessary. Double layered microfiber pouches don’t breathe well, which is why I don’t recommend wearing it for cardio; unless, you want the jewels to be soggy from sweat. However, I did like this jock for lifting, making sure it was worn on at least one leg day. One of the nice attributes to the microfiber pouch is that the jewels don’t flop around, but don’t feel constrained either.
As mentioned before, this Charlie jockstrap has a double lined, center seam, microfiber pouch with a composition of 90% nylon and 10% spandex. The waistband is 1-5/8” wide, and the leg straps are 3/4” wide. The leg straps and waistband don’t roll, which is always a positive and the leg straps don’t dig into your ass. I would classify this as a traditional cut where the leg straps on the side of the hips. The construction is excellent, and I put it on par with C-IN2, aussieBum, and Pump.
I purchased a Large which corresponds accurately in Charlie’s size chart, and it fits perfect. Since this is my first Charlie purchase, I don’t have any basis for consistency in their sizing like I do in other brands. Over the two months of wear, no stretching or deforming, and that’s a positive.
Although I rated the Charlie jockstrap with a 9.8 rating, I’m mixed on a full recommendation for this jockstrap. Purely on the quality aspects, it performs as advertised; however, the price is too high when compared to other brands. So, if you have $38 to spend, by all means, get the Charlie by MZ Microfiber Jockstrap; if your budget doesn’t allow for the splurge, catch some sales of several of the other mainline brands, and you’ll be equally satisfied.
PAIR: Charlie by MZ Fitness Microfiber Jockstrap
COLORS: dark grey, grey, black, and white. Each main color has some different waistband/legstrap contrast options including black or white
FABRIC: 90% nylon; 10% spandex
SIZES: Extra Small thru Extra Large; 28” – 35”
Height & Weight: 5’9” (175 cm) – 195 lbs. (88.5 kg)
Jean Waist Size: 33”-34” (83 cm – 86 cm)
Build: Athletic, squats are an addiction, abs are hibernating
Jewels: Enough to polish, not enough to brag
Looking for some new and fun swimwear this year? The Charlie Sports Fitness Brief has a 1 1/2″ black embossed elastic waistband. Front lined. Charlie is not cheap, it retails for $120
Photos. Adrian C. Martin (instagram.com/adriancmartinphoto)
Model: Karim Gasmi (instagram.com/k_gasmi)
Underwear: Charlie by MZ (www.charliebymz.com)
Location: Maspalomas dunes, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
There is a new brand that has blown up on Instagram and that brand is Charlie by Matthew Zink. I have seen it all over the social media. They show amazing pics they take and of their customers in their swimwear. The first thing is that this is a luxury swimwear brand, meaning you won’t find this at your local department store or much priced under $100. That being said its an amazing line for men, and yes he had women’s wear too!
The brand is the brain child of Matthew Zink who was the Design Director of Victoria’s Secret Swimwear. He created this line for men and women who want a elite swimwear experience. He has said the line is a to the decadence of the late 70’s and early 80’s. But swimwear is not all they sell, Charlie released a line of men’s underwear as well. Like the swimwear its luxury priced at $38 a pair. But in the world of underwear it’s not super expensive.
This year they have released the 2015 collection. They state it this way on the site “The 2015 Collection is #FOREVERCHARLIE. Rooted in simplicity and Charlie’s signature timeless aesthetic, Charliefans can look forward to one of the brand’s most iconic collections including to date. The pallette is filled with trademark color saturation, sensual metallics, strong black and white, scarves, zags, and even some new animal prints.”
I will say probably my favorite thing on the site is the Noir Collection. It’s a line of basic, yet classic, black swimwear. It ranges from a string bikini (as they call it a sport brief) to swim shorts. Over the last year the length of men’s swimwear is coming higher up the leg. Gone are the days of over the knee shorts. Charlie is being a leader in this trend having all shorter length shorts in this line.
The underwear line is very classic. There are not bright colors or prints like the swimwear. If he’s drawing on the late 70’s and early 80’s I think it shows up in this line. The two different collections are the Charlie and Grecian line. Both have similar cuts but the Grecian has an Grecian inspired waistband. I reminds me of the tighty whites of the era. There are just two colors, black and white and three styles sport brief, classic brief and trunk.
Lastly is the swimwear collection called Resort 2015 on their site. They use very fun colors. The colors aren’t super bright and garish. But they fit very well in with the line. Matthew used some really great prints and stripes in the swimwear. Prints are one of my favorite things right now and I love the ones they picked out to use this year. Swimwear should make a statement about you and not something you pick up off the rack. Just like your clothes you wear daily your swimwear should reflect more of your personality. If you wear Charlie you won’t have to worry about not showing your style! The swimwear comes in a Foil Brief (smaller Bikini), Lifeguard Brief (medium sized), Square Cut Brief (fuller cut), Trainer (with split site), Vintage Soccer Short (traditional swim short) and Resort Short (button on the front).
If you’re in the market for something different and high quality then you need to check out Charlie by Matthew Zink. You can find them at the Charlie Site and be warned the swimwear ranges from $120-295 and the underwear is $38 for each pair. Make sure you follow them on all their social media accounts they share a lot of amazing fan photos!