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Today UNB turns 14. October 6th was the day I applied for the domain and made it official. Before this, I was on Blogger, and you had to know where you were going. A short project I wanted to do for six months turned out to be a significant part of my life and would go on to change my life entirely.

This is not a significant anniversary, next year, for the 15th, I want to do something BIG, but this year, I want to do something that looks back at the past, present, and future.

We have done some fantastic things over the past 14 years! Things that were super fun and others that were hard work but paid off in the end.

We had fun doing our guides; our Holiday Guides were the biggest we did all year long. We initially wanted to do four a year. Valentine’s Day, Swimwear, Back to School/Fall, and Holiday. We did one Valentine’s Day; the rest were swims and holidays.

The Holiday shoots were always long, but I think the guys had fun doing them. Our locations ranged from the City, mountains, a castle, and more! It’s a shame that we haven’t done one since 2018.

Swimwear Guides were smaller but a lot of fun. We have had several photographers over the years. The first was Seven Continents (Brian), then Ignacio Rivera Jr, and finally Taylor Campbell. I think scouting locations for this shoot was the hardest for me. I teamed up with Matt (who was in a few of our shoots), and he would handle all the locations. He had a new opportunity, and he jumped at it, and I would have too. It was down to the photographer and me to find locations. We shot at lakes and pools. My big idea to shoot in Hawaii never came to pass.

We did video reviews before social media got HUGE for underwear. These have been fun to do, and I know you guys enjoyed them. Video reviews are complicated when the guy isn’t local. There is still a place for them, but it requires a lot of planning. One funny thing is that we did a video review of the Baskit Just /b/ trunk by Alex, and we were fast approaching 1M views, I think we were around 775,000 views, and YouTube hit us with a “TOS Violation” and deleted the video. AARRRGGHH.

Magic & Curve were one of my favorite things. These trips gave me my love of Vegas! The first time I went was in Feb 2010. It was a 24-hour trip. It blew my mind; for the next six years, I would go every Feb/Aug to the shows. Over the years, Curve ended as a men’s show, and Magic became the show to go to.

At the start of the shows, I would host a Meet & Greet for any brand, store, or attendee who would want to come to hang out in a social setting. These were so much fun; some years, we had four people show up; in others, we had 20. No matter the turnout, it was still a lot of fun. A side note on the first one: Andrew from N2N, Scott (from Australia, formerly clone zone), and one other ended up at the 24-hour McDonald’s in the Luxor, and I didn’t get to bed till 4 am!

In 2016 I had some financial issues that caused me to cut back on going. I missed Feb 2016 through Feb 2017. When I returned, many brands were saving money and not going to Magic. Plus, one year, they put the underwear in a part of the show that wasn’t on the map and had very little traffic.

The last time I went was Aug 2021 after Covid. There was one brand at the official show and a few brands in suits. The heydays of the fantastic times in vegas are long gone. It’s so sad, it was like a reunion, and I got to catch up with some of the most amazing people in the industry.

UNB has gone through so many iterations, and the current one includes the Brief Talk Podcast. I have run a successful underwear blog and wondered if lightning would strike twice, and it has! The podcast has taken off and continues to grow.

The main show is a catch-all of the shows. It features interviews with brands, group shows, and topics such as spandex, lingerie, and more. It’s been so much fun to get all these guys together and have open and honest discussions about underwear.

Our most popular show by far is the Thong show. We get the most downloads, and it shows that you guys LOVE thongs. We will have more, but it’s a lot of work coordinating the schedule of the guys to get together. We are constantly working on the next show.

These shows have brought out the most feedback. Brief Tales are a way to hear a guy’s “origin story,” and it’s incredible how much we have in common! I don’t limit the show to just one kind of guy. I want as much diversity as we can get on it. These are my favorite shows because I get to talk to many guys about underwear. There is nothing better than hearing a guy share his passion and listening to it in his voice as he tells you things he hasn’t told many people. It’s like he’s sharing a part of himself he’s always wanted to share, and now he gets to do it with guys who get him and understand him.

WE HAVE MERCH! You know the “merch link is in bio.” It’s been interesting during the pandemic to rediscover my love of drawing and art. As a kid, I was always drawing or being crafty, and now I’m making some super fun things I want to share with everyone. It’s not a “Major Enterprise,” but it will grow in the next few years. The Merch is underwear related and sometimes not (usually showing my sense of humor). You can find our Merch at the UNB Store.

What does the Future hold for UNB? I wish I could spell out this detailed road map I have for the blog/podcast/store. But I don’t have one. I know what I want to do, but I go with the flow. The Brief Talk Podcast was fun to do again, but it turned into a big hit in underwear podcasts (that’s because I don’t think there are any other underwear podcasts, lol). Here are some things I want to do.

First, I want to grow the podcast into something bigger! We have been steadily increasing, and I have so many new show ideas after a recent podcast! I’m excited about these shows because I wanted to write a book but realized A. I am dyslexic and hate writing (ironic, I know), and B. I think a podcast would be much better than a book.

We need to venture into the world of video podcasting and doing video projects. We are working out a way to do this, and there are still a lot of guys who don’t want to show their faces or real names in the underwear world.

Video projects have been on the UNB Reader Survey for a few years. There are a few reasons that held me back. The first is the cost of the video. Luckily with new phones and equipment, those prices are falling. The second is finding guys to “collab” with, as they say. And Third, what exactly do I want to do in these projects?

One of my biggest dreams is to do an underwear documentary. I have one project in mind that I want to do. I’m in the process of writing a script and questions for interviews. And no, I haven’t asked the people involved, but I wanted a solid game plan before approaching them. However, I think it’s about time we start doing documentaries about men’s underwear. They just released the UnderGear documentary, but I think we could release them on YouTube and do a Patreon or Go Fund Me model to get them made. I want to do this, and most of you will also love the project I have in mind.

Ok, guys, I have rambled on enough. Thank you for making this 14-year journey so fucking amazing. I never expected to do this for so long, and I made many amazing friends through the blog. In my 10th year post, I thanked those who made the blog successful over the years. There are three people who I want to tip my cap for being there for me and being a part of my underwear family. The first two are Andy and Erik. They are my underwear brothers and have been there for me in good and evil. I have to think about my other underwear brother Stevie as well. I would not have continued this journey without you, boys. I love you and am so glad you are in my life!!!

Are you ready for a podcast that goes deep and talks many subjects? This brief tale featuring Scott AKA theepursuitofselflove on IG is one for you to check out. The podcast is just over an hour but it’s such a great convo you will get lost in the show. I think this show will make you think and walk away pondering a few questions. 

Scott also tells about the time he Thonged at Wet Republic in Vegas before the current trend of this past summer. It’s a great story. 

Follow Scott on IG – https://www.instagram.com/theepursuitofselflove/

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Our famous GRID collection is back after long months, ready for our Aussie summer. This year, the collection is bigger with 5 different colours and 3 new styles. We are introducing a square cut, very similar to the Brazilian sunga.

And what’s better than two Brazilian boys living in Sydney to model this swimwear line!


GRID swimwear collection: 

Town or a city? Going up? Going down? You keep avoiding obstacles. With all the decisions we have to make, life is already very busy.

Make your morning routine easier with our Urban collection. It’s the ideal decision, and you are equipped to face whatever the day brings. This collection features tailored pieces in carbon black or cotton white with a hint of our distinctive vermilion orange at the seams and on the thick waistband.

For everything you want to do today, Urban is a wise pick.

Urban is all you; it’s tried and true. Designed from quality, ultra-soft cotton that is 95% cotton and 5% elastane for consistently excellent fit.

Get the Urban Brief at the Baskit site today only

Candyman is releasing their fall line in phases. The second phase is out! Candyman keeps producing bright, daring collections that encourage joy and physical exultation every year. By promoting bold colors, Candyman can stand out in the world of fashion thanks to the glitz and excitement of the underwear collection. Candyman’s underwear collections are distinctive, attracting customers constantly looking for something fresh and exciting.

You can walk on the wild side and wear something unexpected under your jeans, khakis, or suit.

LPHA CHARLIE TACTICAL MESH JOCKSTRAPS

If your aim is to impress then slip on our new Alpha Charlie Tactical Jockstraps and give them a show. If it’s not the awesome color combinations, it’s the roomy pouch and your bulge filling it up. And if even that weren’t enough: The pouch is made of a micro-mesh and it’s partially see-through. If all that doesn’t draw their attention, then check their pulse.

As mentioned, the solid pouch is mesh and incredibly soft. It’s perfectly contoured and along with the stretch means it’s damn comfortable. The 2 inch wide waistband is black with a striking constrating color sports stripe running horizontally through it. Dead center is an Alpha Charlie logo also in that contrasting color.

Finally, extra-soft three-quarter inch contrasting leg straps keep everything in place and along with the waistband frame your butt to perfection.

Our hunky bearded Bulgarian model Evan returns to put these hot new jocks through their paces.

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ALPHA CHARLIE RESTOCK

Once again, we’ve had to restock our entire Alpha Charlie jockstrap collection. Luckily, we never have to wait long as Alpha Charlie is here in Toronto.

We’ve got close to 40 styles of AC jockstraps to choose from (and growing every week it seems). Everything from military inspired Basic Training jocks to modern day sports jocks they call Barracks. There’s even sexy camouflage jocks and a collection of neon mesh jock when you want to be noticed.

Be seen in something unique: Alpha Charlie is practically exclusive online at Jockstrap Central.

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Immense Pleasure!

MODUS VIVENDI Pleasure Line and “The Unapologetic” Campaign has landed to fascinate you, captivate you and above all: fulfil you with pleasure! No matter how conservative someone is, they definitely seek for some pleasure in life. That’s human nature. MODUS VIVENDI Pleasure Line is designed for those who desire some thrilling sensations and an intensified “workout challenge”.

The ultimate sexual satisfaction of your senses, could take you beyond imagination. Specially made lust-inspiring designs to satisfy your most thrilling sensations. It’s not just a thong, it’s the absolute Pleasure. Pleasure yourself with these thongs, satisfy your ultimate desires and go beyond lust and fetish fantasies. A total MUST-HAVE thong if you feel like to take your fetish desires to the most ultimate level you have ever desired. Now fantasies have gone to a total different dimension. Time to get a taste!

In a great variety of fabrics and colors, choose the one that inspires you the most; allow maximum exposure of the body and feel completely free. This new selection of super sexy underwear can offer you the sense of reassurance that none knows about your fantasies, till you decide to reveal your secrets.

MODUS VIVENDI Pleasure Line & “The Unapologetic” Campaign is online and you can check it out here. All thongs are available at €35.00 and you can discover them here.

Credits

Photographer: Panos Misailidis @panos.misailidis & p2photographygr / Campaign: The Unapologetic Campaign / Line: Pleasure Line  / Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

Clever Moda makes underwear that is traditional and classic to the bold and sensual. Clever just dropped a new collection that is the perfect mix of classic and bold. This new collection has some classic cuts and bold fun prints. It’s pretty much everything you would expect from Clever.

While this collection is not extremely large it makes up for it with some of the designs. It’s definitely worth checking out and picking up a few pairs. The new collection is 20% off with code Oct22 at the UNB Store till Tuesday.

We are joined by Jay aka justanotherboyhere_ on IG. He is our third out of the US guy to join us. He hails from the Netherlands and we talk about how he fell in love with undies and especially his love of jocks. It was a fun show and we will have a lot more with him soon. 

Follow Jay at: 

IG – https://www.instagram.com/justanotherboyhere_/

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We get guys asking us all the time where are some great places to thong for the first time. After years of doing the blog, having great thonger friends, and the Thong Podcast, I have compiled five public locations where you can wear a thong and not bat an eye. 

These five locations consist of nude or gay beaches and allow people to be themselves and not judge others. Thongs can feel free to relax and not worry about negative comments about wearing a thong in public. 

Haulover Beach – Miami

Located in metropolitan Miami, just north of Bal Harbour, Florida, Haulover is a nude beach run by the Miami Dade Parks and Recreation department. 

Each year, the Sunsplash guys head over to Haulover to partake in the beach’s sun and fun. We have had many guys tell us this is one place they felt comfortable thonging for the first time. 

Address: 10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154

Blacks Beach – San Diego 

Black’s beach is a nude beach located beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines on the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, San Diego, California. Getting to this beach is a bit of a hike, but from what guys have said about it, it’s well worth the trek. 

Black’s is similar to Haulover, a nude beach, but any swimwear goes here. JayinCa, who was on the podcast, got up the courage to thong here first. This is the beach he felt most comfortable. Dropping his shorts and allowing him to take his love of thongs to the next level. 

You also see so many pics on social media of guys in thongs on this beach. Even our own Erik goes here on a somewhat regular basis to thong! That makes this an excellent place to try a thong. 

Hollywood Beach – Chicago

Hollywood (Kathy Osterman (Hollywood) Beach) is a gay beach located at the northern end of Lincoln Park. This beach, unlike the other two, is not a nude beach. However, it’s known for guys wearing swim briefs and has recently become a great place to thong. 

Our on Chris goes here regularly in the summer and has spoken several times on how the number of thongers is growing. On the podcast with John, he took the plunge and went there for his first public thonging! The beach is welcoming to all.  

Las Vegas Casios – Las Vegas

When I mention Las Vegas, my favorite city, it may seem crazy that you can get away with thonging by the pool. But, we have had so many guys tell us they thonged in many of the hotel pools, and there were no problems. This would be a location for those who are a little bolder because there may not be any other male thongers around!  

Some of the places we know guys have thonged are: 

  • Flamingo
  • Luxor (Temptation Sundays)
  • Wet Republic
  • Caesars
  • Linq. 

I’m sure you can do more, but we have seen guys posting pics poolside or telling us they were thonged and had no issues. 

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast in Jalisco state. PV has become a very hot gay beach. This is an excellent option if you want to go out of the country and try thoning around no one you know! 

However, it’s not the cheapest option. But if you go during one of the Holiday weekends (Labor Day, Memorial Day, ETC), you will be surrounded by many guys thonging or in swim briefs. With that many guys wearing smaller swimwear, you will get lost in the crowd, and no one will point or make snide comments about a thong; you will fit in quite nicely. 

These are by no means the definitive locations for first-time thonging. I would welcome any suggestions you have for our readers. These five have come up over and over in the past. Please send us your suggestions or experiences thonging for the first time at any of these locations. 

We bet you’ve got a bit of a wild side.Almost everyone does.

So, strip down and show off your wild side in our WildStripes collection.

We set a fun multi-colored stripe pattern on unbleached premium cotton and spun in a little elastane to give it some stretch for superior fit and feel.

The brief, low-rise trunk and boxer brief are all trimmed in a cool blue hem and set below our signature logo waistband. Grab the matching tank top for lounging around in style too.

Get wild in WildStripes. Get the Wild Stripes Trunk for just $12 Today

JOR Is a brand that has really come on strong in the last few years. They were always around but they were just “ok.” In the last few. years they have brought their A-game and made such amazing prints, colors, and fabrics. This new collection keeps building on the previous collections with continuations of the EROS line and introduces new pairs.

One area I think that JOR is severely underestimated is in their Activewear. They make some really great runners, joggers, tanks and shirts. I don’t see a lot of it in the marketplace. They make traditional black but have made some amazing colors. However, I’d love to see their prints in activewear! Here are some of the new JOR for you to consider.