We just reviewed the Big Boy Brief from WildmanT and now we got a chance to talk to him about the line
Can you tell us how you came to create the Big Boy Line?
I have a few friends who brag about their endowment and how regular underwear don’t fit (poor things) and they have been yapping in my ear for the past couple years….”When are you gonna make something that fits us big boys?” Plus, I have another friend who has big….balls…and he always complained that underwear was too tight for his balls and it was uncomfortable when he sat down or worked out. Plus, they always got sweaty against his legs. So I took the two ideas and made a strapless pouch first. It was a waist band with a big pouch in front and nothing else. It was roomy, supportive and held the “boys” up and comfortable for my big balled friend. So I put it on Amazon to test it out and it sold like crazy. Then I decided there was a market for generously endowed and I made an entire line around “The Big Boy Pouch”!
What styles did you offer in the initial release and why did you choose those styles?
Hmmmm….years ago I had a small website that sold underwear. Not my brand, other underwear brands. WildmanT wasn’t really formed until the accidental and joke product The Ball Lifter was created. I was photographing a model in their underwear for the site but the bulge was not pronounced enough. Stuffing his underwear looked too fake and a cockring didn’t lift his pouch enough. His balls hung low dragging down the whole package with it. So I jokingly said, “If you could just lift your balls and hold it there, the photo would look great!” Well the joke turned into me utilizing some elastic and pinning it to his waist band. It worked great and looked amazing in the photo. The model said he wanted one for everyday. I laughed and continued with the shoot. After the shoot, I sat down to make a prototype…again as a joke. I thought it would funny if I put it online and showed the model. Plus my mother (sweet old conservative lady) worked for me and I thought it would embarrass her too! Well the joke was on me. Somehow it went viral and two companies in Japan bought a crazy amount of them and the ball enhancing craze had begun. From that point, I started creating Ball Lifters, Protruders, Max Cock-Rings and eventually underwear and swimwear with built-in Ball Lifter built in. I became the Ball Lifter company.
You mentioned to me earlier in the week “It was nice to finally make something exactly the way I wanted it made without compromise” What did you mean by that?
When I started off, I didn’t know what I was really doing and I had no industrial machines. Most of my designs were designed around my limitations. Then when I got big enough to use manufacturers, each manufacture had their own limitations and the designs always got changed just a little bit. Sometimes the factory had to change the colors or fabric type and sometimes they just couldn’t get the patterns right. I always liked the final product (or I would never have approved them) but I never got “exactly” what I was shooting for. This year, we started our own manufacturing here in Florida. And for the first time, I get to make exactly what I want. I have all the right machines, I buy the fabrics and elastics myself and I teach my employees exactly how to sew them. It seems silly but after seven years my final product is exactly like the prototype! Go USA!
The pouch, I will admit is pretty darn amazing, how did you come up with the design? I will admit when I saw it I was a little skeptical but after wearing it, WOW!
I just tried over and over to create a pocket of fabric that would go over your junk but not slip off. Once I got something that was roomy and comfortable yet you didn’t slip out of, I designed everything else around it.
Did you design this line for a specific guy or all guys?
Two people and they would kill me if I gave their names. John Jackson and Tad Ground! (Tim laughs!!!!)
It has been on sale for a few weeks, what has been the feedback you are getting on the line?
I released it on Black Friday. It was a difficult time to release a new product. People are shopping for others, not themselves. Underwear is a difficult present to buy for someone else. And stores previously stocked up on merchandise to prepare for the holiday season so I was not too hopeful. I thought I would get some Black Friday traction just because of the sale aspect. Although I was correct about stores not buying right at Christmas time, I was floored with my sales with the direct customer. We sold more than we ever sold in a week’s time and all of the sales were for the new Big Boy Pouch line. I was amazed…..and freaked out because we ran low on stock
Currently it’s just available in black, are you going to expand the line into other colors?
I really liked releasing all black at one time. It had a more powerful visual impact. I thought of releasing the exact line in a new color every few months….but it turns out, the fabric that I love love love only comes in black and whiteL We may do the white but most likely we will do a whole new fabric all together when I find something else that I love love love againJ
For someone who’s never bought WildmanT underwear what advice do you give them before buying the Big Boy line?
One leg at a time??? Not meant as a floatation device?? Seriously…it’s pretty straight forward. If you are looking for a roomy pouch, you will love this line. It’s big, it’s roomy and it supports unlike other pouches. People buy one to try it and turn around the following week and order five or six pair. And to quote one savy customer “I’m telling you I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pair. OMG I don’t know how you did it but damn”
That quote is from yours truly! That is from the email I sent after I wore the pair. Its amazing!