Every year I love seeing what Broadway Bares does for their production. This year, one of the underwear/swimwear people was back at it doing costumes. Matthew from MWear makes some of the amazing designs for the show. This year his brand MWear was in the set called Ground Crew. It’s awesome to see! If you haven’t donated to this amazing organization you should.
Have you been looking for that perfect camo pair of swimwear? We just may have found it at MWear! If you haven’t heard of MWear you are missing out. They are a small company out of NYC and make some of the most amazing gear.
I have a thong from MWear but not swimwear, It’s something I def want to try. This is the first of three new pairs they are releasing. Camo is one of those things that isn’t going away. Each year we see amazing new camo gear. This is my favorite of this year. The Dick Camo Swim Brief just is fun. It also has a
Check out this pair:
Pair: MWear Dick Camo Swim Brief
Fabric: 83% Poly 17% Spandex
Sizes: X-Small – XXX-Large
Tomorrow MWear has a one day sale you get $10 off any orders! This includes custom orders! But wait there is more! There are a few new styles as well. Go shop MWearNYC.com
Have you wanted to try some of the amazing MwearNYC? But couldn’t find their online store, well your wait is over! Starting TODAY, the M-Wear site is up and open for business. You heard me right! One pair that I have from them is the Pride thong. Which is one of the best thongs I have ever worn!
A great thing about MwearNYC is they make underwear for all guys. That means all shapes, sizes, and colors. Plus the amazing eye for color and design of Matthew the incredible owner and designer. Make sure you head over to the M-Wear site to get some awesome undies!
I hope to have Mwear on a podcast soon as well!
BTW – the PRIDE Jockstrap is 50% OFF for the month of June (6/1-6/30) to celebrate Pride month.
M-Wear furnished the Pride Thong for review. Opinions posted in this review is the author’s own opinions
Rating: 9.4/10 (Average of the ratings below)
- Daily Fit: 9/10
- Sizing: 9/10
- Construction: 10/10
- Styling: 10/10
- Daily Performance: 9/10
- Amazing fabric that felt great all day against my skin
- A pouch that is one of the best on the market
- Construction that is top notch
- You may not like if you’re not a thong guy
- For me personally, the strap in the back could have been smaller.
UNB Tim recommendation: If you are looking to try a thong, I recommend M-Wear. If you love thongs I definitely recommend M-Wear for your thong drawer. One of the best thongs I ever wore. The rainbow print made me really happy. Matthew knows how to design amazing thongs.
Let me start this by saying I am not the biggest thong guy on UNB. Our resident thong guys are Bottom Drawer, UnderwearDude and The Thongged Ginger. Each of these guys wears them all the time. I wear them on occasion, but I’m not opposed to wearing them. I have a few in my collection.
M-Wear approached me about trying the Pride thong. I was excited because Matthew at M-Wear makes all the thongs himself. He does fittings and makes custom pieces as well. But, the thong I received is more of an off the rack rather than a custom job for me. Others out there have raved about the M-Wear thongs. I’m looking at you Spaceman (aka Sixfootfiveguy) and Eric Alden.
When I took these out of the envelope. I was a little nervous that it maybe too big. Now I”m a big guy but I didn’t think I was as big as this thong looked. Ok, either it wasn’t as big as I thought or I am that big. Because it fits spot on. The waist was perfect. It was not too tight or too loose. The string in the back was nice. It could have been smaller but that’s my personal taste. It never annoyed me throughout my wearing.
Let’s talk about the perfect part of this thong. The pouch. It’s freaking amazing. Hands down one of the top thong pouches I have ever worn. Just the way it fits and lifts your goods is amazing. It’s not the kind of enhancing pouch that will show off everything to everyone. But more of a supportive pouch that is perfect to wear in any instance. Work, hanging out, working out and anything else you can think of.
Not being a regular thong guy, I decided to wear this half the day. Some pairs I put in a “just in case” time that if it’s not going well I have an opportunity to take it off. This time, I will say, it got half a day but not because it annoyed me. It was worn out in the southern heat under shorts. Thongs are great for super humid and hot summer days. It gave me some airflow in my shorts. A few times while out doing errands. I wondered if anyone saw my thong above my shorts. If they did they got a show.
The fabric felt amazing in this pair. The print was, of course, a rainbow print to honor pride. Which is super fun. And don’t worry you don’t have to be gay to wear this pair. You can show your support for the LGBTQ community by wearing it. As much of a master of sewing Matthew is his eye for fabric and detail is top notch.
Sizing is one thing I didn’t have an issue with. Being an XL currently. (I would say I hope to go down, but I’ve been saying it for months.) Fit really well. Like I said above I thought it maybe too big but fits me really well. If you have questions on the thongs sizing make sure you ask Matthew. He will gladly help you out. And get you the perfect thong.
Being a not regular thong guy, this pair was one of the best thongs ever. The print was super fun and I loved how it made me feel while wearing it. It gave me a bit of a sexy feeling all day I was wearing it. It’s definitely in the top 5 if not top 3 thongs of all time in my book. Now I want to get a custom fit thong from M-Wear. I think that would be even better.
PAIR: Pride Thong
COLORS: Pride Colors
FABRIC: Spandex Blend
COST: Check with M-Wear for availability
FURNISHED BY: M-Wear
Where to buy: M-Wear Twitter
We got the chance to talk to M-Wear. The Thonged Ginger conducted this interview.
How long have you been making thongs and underwear? What made you start to make it?
I’ve been making them inconsistently for about 5 years. Only in the last 6 months have I spent a significant amount of time trying to perfect underwear patterns to look and operate the way I like them to. I’m still working on a brief to offer customers hopefully in mid-2017.
I started making underwear for strip/burlesque shows in NYC and that’s where I realized I LOVED making men’s underwear.
What made you decide to pursue making undies for the burlesque/strip shows?
My “real” job is costume design for theatre in NYC and there have been several shows I’ve been involved in that required custom men’s underwear for any number of reasons.
Thongs have really taken off with all kinds of men, gay/straight, married/single, what made you start your own custom Thong/underwear business? Why do custom over a ready to wear line?
Working on burlesque/strip shows for several years, where I’ve had to fit each dancer’s underwear individually, I realized that guys really love to have underwear that fits them specifically-especially when they didn’t know it was possible. I give my customers the option of pairing their thong with whatever size pouch they feel that they need. If there’s a guy who says the waist is a tiny bit tight or the thong strap is a little loose, I’ll make notes and adjust it for the next time they order. For guys that live-in Manhattan, I offer the option of a complimentary initial fitting. This lets them try on the underwear before it’s complete so I can adjust the waist, thong strap, and pouch to fit their body and then I forever know what fits them for future orders.
Not only do they get to customize their thong sizing, but they have complete control of the fabric. If they want half the pouch to be one color/fabric and the other side to be different, then that’s what they get. My library of colors, prints, and sparkle is endless!
Since I’m still very new to selling my work, custom orders are easier to accommodate than a ready-to-wear line because I don’t have to worry about making a bunch of underwear that may not sell or fit. Eventually, I may have a ready-to-wear line in addition to my custom work, but for now it’s just made-to-order.
Where do you want this venture to take you? Do you want a full-time gig making men’s underwear or more of a hobby? Have you considered a brand name?
The brand name is “M Wear NYC”. I’ve constantly been thinking about where I want this to go and it all depends on how well I do. A lot of brands start out with a business loan to get their momentum going at the beginning. I’m really trying to take it slow and make sure this specific type of company is something worth investing before I make a bold move like that. If it works out, I’d love to make it my career but for now I guess you could say it’s more of a hobby that I get paid for.
How does your custom-made underwear process work? How does a guy order?
Well, the business is literally just a few months old and since I’m doing it on the side of my normal design job, it’s a pretty straight forward process. New customers, who I don’t personally know, reach out to me via a direct message on either Twitter or Instagram with an inquiry. From there, I’ll explain briefly how it works-I let the customer know the fabric selection process which is still literally just sending photos of fabric swatch cards to them while ensuring them that if there is something specific they have in mind (pink and blue zebra print, for example) that the sky is the limit and I can always get follow up photos from my distributor. From there we discuss fit. I ask what size they tend to wear in other underwear brands and try to base it off of that while allowing them to go up or down in pouch size based on what they think they need. This process can get much more precise if the customer lives in Manhattan since I can do an initial fitting.
If someone was to visit NYC could they arrange a meeting with you as well?
Absolutely! An in-person fitting is the ideal situation because the underwear can be totally custom in every way (fit, fabric, etc.). If someone knows they are traveling to NYC, I’d love to schedule a complimentary fitting with the purchase of a thong or jockstrap.
I have seen that you are traveling to Chicago, are there any other cities you plan on visiting? Have you had several requests to do custom fittings when you get there?
Yeah, I’m in Chicago Jan 26-29 and I already have four fittings scheduled and am hoping to get some more on the calendar for that weekend. No other cities on the radar yet, but it’s still early. I’m definitely updating my Twitter followers as I schedule trips. I’m hoping to get a Boston trip scheduled at some point this year.
I know you said you want to introduce a brief, any other styles you want to eventually come out with as well?
Hopefully a couple different brief options and a singlet. In the distant future, hopefully some fetish wear.
What has your general clientele been? UNB_Tim believes more straight men are catching onto the thong craze, do you agree?
So far, it’s been mostly gay men. I’ve had a couple straight men express interest, but no orders yet. I imagine that would change once I’ve made my website active. The reason I’ve had most of the clientele I’ve had is because at the beginning I reached out to gay porn stars, go-go dancers, etc. as a way of fast, maximum exposure (see what I did there?). Also, it may be more of a hassle for straight men to think about making creative decisions about their underwear versus just picking out something ready-to-wear (which I hope to make an option once my website goes live).
Why do you think straight men are less creative with their underwear decisions?
I target more to gay men, because that’s who wear them in a more public way. I imagine that straight men wear something more for their partner and less for social media to see. Although, I am certain there are straight men who wear them more publicly. As time goes on, I really hope to target straight men in addition to gay men.
Let me ask about you, where are you from?
I’m a southern boy. Born in Charleston and raised in Arkansas. I lived in Chicago for most of 2015 and now thankfully live in Harlem, NYC.
What made you decide to stay or leave?
I had to go where the work was. As a costume designer for theatre, my chances of getting constant work are greater if I’m in NYC.
Do you have any other hobbies?
Besides making sexy men’s underwear, I enjoy going to the gym, cooking (and eating), playing with my dog, and traveling.
Do you like to watch sports? Favorite teams?
I’m sorry, what is a “sport”? Haha! I enjoy watching college football if I can attend the game but watching sports on TV is not the slightest bit interesting to me. My favorite team is my alma mater, the Arkansas State University Red Wolves.
Favorite movies, tv shows, Netflix?
I rarely watch tv. It makes me feel like I’m wasting my life. If I’m watching TV, it’s 1 of 3 shows: The Barefoot Contessa, Will and Grace reruns, or more recently, The Big Bang Theory.
Anything else you want people to know about you or your brand?
I am so thankful for all the retweets and shout outs on social media from my customers! I get giddy every time I get a notification. The reason I’m taking this venture slow is
because I want to make sure I’m able to do business fairly and efficiently and I want every step of my customer’s experience to be simple, but exciting! I mean, underwear that’s made for ONLY YOUR PACKAGE should be exciting!
What are the ways our readers can contact you?
Right now, I can be contacted via Twitter Direct Messages (@m_wearunderwear). I hope to have a website together by the end of 2017.