We Love The Red Hot Calendar 2017

The Red Hot Calendar 2017

Here at BANG+STRIKE, we love a good red head, and it seems like we’re not alone. The Red Hot Calendar has been going strong for a couple of years now, and they’ve just released a new addition to the Red Hot range. Red Hot EXPOSED! That’s right, some of our favourite red heads, in the buff, posing for a calendar.

The Red Hot Calendar 2017

January- Lukas Bo. February- Scott Henry

The calendar is a collaboration between photographer Thomas Knights and British designer Elliott James Frieze, and the project itself originally launched with a view to challenge the stereotypical image of the redheaded male, with exhibitions in London, New York, Amsterdam, Sydney and Berlin. The project began as a Kickstarter, and raised nearly £40,000. It was so successful and brought a lot of attention to the male models. In fact, one of our BANG+STRIKE models’ careers was kickstarted off the back of his shoot with the calendar!

The Red Hot Calendar 2017

March- Tom Peers

Throughout history, redheads have been given a bit of a bum deal, and even now children are often teased for their gorgeous red locks. According to the history books, redheads were accused of liaising with the devil due to their ‘fiery’ locks and redheaded women were often burnt at the stake for being witches- harsh! And, although many women now choose to hit the bottle to get flame haired locks, it isn’t necessarily the case for men. After seeing these images though, we can imagine it’s all going to change. Models, sportsmen, actors and musicians are all involved and all look as though they’ve stepped out of a Greek legend!

Who’s Your Favourite From The Red Hot Calendar 2017?

New Hugo Boss Men’s Underwear & Loungewear

Hugo Boss Men’s Underwear & Loungewear

With the weather being so chilly in the Winter, it’s inevitable we’re going to be layering up. From thick underwear and tees to long line thermal leggings and more, often warm can result in being less than fashionable. Have no fear however as Hugo Boss have released a new line of warm, comfortable and stylish pieces for the Winter months! So, what has the designer brand brought to BANG+STRIKE this season?…

Hugo Boss Men’s Underwear & Loungewear

These Hugo Boss Micro+ performance boxers are ideal for keeping your package covered and warm! They are particularly great for sporting activities, and would be ideal for those who brave the cold to run this Winter. These boxers are designed with breathable mesh insert panels, a tagless waistband for comfort, moisture management fabric to keep you dry and ergonomic seams for a closer fit! What could be better than that for sporty underwear?

Hugo Boss Men’s Underwear & Loungewear

The Hugo Boss charcoal and blue plaid boxer shorts are the ideal pair for when you’re slobbing around. The soft combed cotton is comfortable, and the stretchy elastic waistband allows for lots of flexibility and movement- even if it’s only to get up to find the remote!

Another fantastic multipack available at BANG+STRIKE! The Hugo Boss three pack of cotton stretch briefs will make sure you’re covered over the weekend while staying stylish and comfortable. They will even do well on a night out, should you decide to venture out of your Netflix & Chill zone. In the pack, you will find a black and magenta, black and light blue and black and navy pair.

Hugo Boss Men’s Underwear & Loungewear

If you’re looking for a quality pair of lounge pants that will see you through Winter and beyond, then look no further than these Hugo Boss lounge pants. These are comfortable and lightweight, and will keep you warm on the chilliest of mornings. The charcoal grey colour of the fabric looks great with all manner of other colours too and would make a great present for someone this Christmas!

The Coolmax trunks are perfect for the sporting types and are part of a new development from Hugo Boss. The CoolMax Cotton+ range of underwear has superior moisture mangement, which basically means they will keep you fresh and dry all day long. A navy and blue branded elastic wasitband with a micro stripe navy and white stretch body and a dual layer pouch that has been framed with a navy insert

Hugo Boss Men’s Underwear & Loungewear

Want pyjama pants, longjohns or lounge pants? Hugo Boss have some awesome styles. From plaid to cotton stretch, they are perfect both on their own and under jeans for extra warmth and comfort this Season! So, if you’ve never tried a pair of long johns, we’d highly recommend you to- they’re skintight, lightweight, durable and breathable, and will keep everything tight and toasty!

Hugo Boss Men’s Underwear & Loungewear

This Hugo Boss tracksuit is the ultimate in luxurious sportswear! The lounge pants are tailored and cuffed to the hem to provide a great fit and the matching zip up jacket is just as comfortable. It will fare well at home, in the gym or even on casual days out and about. The branding is visible, but subtle, meaning you can make a style statement without going overboard!

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The Addicted CREAMY Campaign For Spring 2017

The Addicted CREAMY Campaign For Spring 2017

A new season and another new hot campaign from Addicted Underwear! This season, they’ve serving up some serious style and we’re loving each and every piece. The campaign is entitled ‘Creamy’, and it features some pretty buff male models named Pau, Arnau and David. And what a great threesome they make!  The campaign is shot by Danniel Rojas who has taken a very simplistic route for this season. Addicted in the past have been well known for visual and vibrant backgrounds, in campaigns such as “Bubbly” and “Soaked & Loaded“. So, what does the Addicted Creamy Collection contain I hear you cry? Let’s dive straight in, you ready?…

The Addicted CREAMY Campaign For Spring 2017

The push up collection. These sporty and athletic styles are perfect for those who like something stylish yet fresh for their underwear collection. Perfect for the gym, they range is made from 80% polyamide, 15% cotton and 5% spandex, which means it’s stretchy and durable and will retain it’s shape after many a workout and wash! What’s even better, is that the styles come in part of a multipack. So you’ll receive a navy, white and black style of the same garment. Bargain!!

The Addicted CREAMY Campaign For Spring 2017

The Addicted Contrast Mesh Bottomless Brief is a low rise brief in red and white with a vibrant green waistband. They’re made from 73% cotton, 20% polyamide and 7% elastane, which makes them super stretchy! The back is open, as in literally open, which is perfect for when you’re feeling festively frisky!!

The Addicted Chains Digital Print Brief is bold, daring and perfect for the man who likes a spot of glamour to his underwear! The black polyester fabric features an all over gold chain print and a thick black waistband with the Addicted branding in stark white.

The Addicted CREAMY Campaign For Spring 2017

The Mesh Royal range is stylish and sporty. The pieces are made from a bright blue mesh fabric that is ergonomically designed to be flexible, durable and breathable- perfect for the athletic types. The boxers, briefs and jocks are all built with comfort in mind, with thick yet stretchy waistbands and straps. The inclusion of a fully functioning fly is a nice touch, as is the neon patch!

The Addicted CREAMY Campaign For Spring 2017

The Addicted basic jockstrap is part of the Essential Underwear collection and is a must have for any jock lover, or even those who just want to delve into the world of the jock. They are made from a soft material consisting of 95% cotton and 5% spandex and are perfect for any time of day! They come as individuals, in red or navy, or as part of a multipack in white, light blue and black.

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Introducing The Emporio Armani Active Training Collection

Introducing The Emporio Armani Active Training Collection

Why wait for New Year’s Day to create your resolution list? There’s no time like the present to start working on your goals, and it’s likely that one or two of your goals include some kind of fitness or health improvements. We have the perfect collection for you to look good while you’re working out, whether it be in a gym or on a pavement. Give it up for the Emporio Armani Active Training Collection!…

Introducing The Emporio Armani Active Training Collection

The collection includes some awesome pieces, like briefs, boxers, jockstraps, shorts and thongs. So far, so good, but what makes this collection really shine is the design process that went into it. The designers at Emporio Armani took a look at the current offering of sportswear on the market and combined some key ingredients to make a super powered collection. Style, comfort and quality!

Introducing The Emporio Armani Active Training Collection

The range is made from a fast drying and moisture wicking fabric that has a micro mesh quality. This ensures maximum comfort when working out as it reduces irritation and potential chaffing due to excess moisture- sweat to you and I as well as allows the material to ‘breathe’ and further adapts to the temperature of your body and begins to cool it down.

Introducing The Emporio Armani Active Training Collection

The pieces also all feature the iconic Emporio Armani branding, whether it be on the waistband or to the hip in the form of the brand name, the initials or the infamous Armani eagle. According to Armani, the eagle symbolises strength, quality, excellence and feat, something that the house has woven into their own history, reflected throughout their run.

Introducing The Emporio Armani Active Training Collection

Within the Emporio Armani Active Training Collection, some of the key pieces include a shaped pouch that features an internal soft pad for maximum protection and freedom of movement whilst boosting the appearance of your package!

We’ve shot the collection on our very own Oliver Bailey, who we feel embodies the brand to a tee- both Emporio Armani and BANG+STRIKE.

Introducing The Emporio Armani Active Training Collection

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Take A Look At The New Season PUMP! Underwear

Take A Look At The New Season PUMP! Underwear

Are you looking for stylish, comfortable and athletic underwear styles? Maybe you want to invest in some pieces for your brand new 2017 gym wardrobe, or maybe you’re feeling generous and are on the look out for the perfect Christmas present. Whatever your underwear buying motives may be, we have just the collection for you- introducing, the new season collection from Canadian brand PUMP! underwear.

Take A Look At The New Season PUMP! Underwear

The pieces in the new ranges are sporty, fresh and vibrant. They will work both inside and outside of the gym, and are designed with the wearer in mind. The Touchdown Mesh Trunk are made from 64% nylon, 19% cotton and 17% spandex which provides a more supportive fit and greater shape retention- perfect for working out! The cut is square and the waistband sits low across the hips, which provides a modern aesthetic and there is a fully functioning fly as well as ribbed elastic to the legs, ergonomically designed for extra movement and comfort.

Take A Look At The New Season PUMP! Underwear

The Aguamarina is the perfect pair for a brief lover! Made from a soft turquoise sports mesh and cotton material, it’s bright, youthful and is the ideal colour for Spring.  The pouch has a full contoured fit and due to the mesh material, will ensure there’s enough breathability to stay fresh all day long. We love the contrasting binding and waistband with bold PUMP! writing- you’ll certainly make a splash with Aguamarina.

Take A Look At The New Season PUMP! Underwear

The Reflex Sports brief is another fantastic piece for men who prefer less fabric than a boxer. If you haven’t wore briefs since you were young, we’d really recommend you trying a pair out. They’ve come a long way! And even if you don’t look like a male model in them, they’re comfortable and practical so it’s a win-win really. This style is also made from a breathable mesh, and the colour palette and contrasting binding reminds us of American sports!

Take A Look At The New Season PUMP! Underwear

The Uppercut Sports brief is an athletic style with a fashionable twist! These are low rise briefs and include a durable and comfortable black mesh body and cotton contoured pouch. There is large branding on the stretchy elastic waistband, and the legs around bound with stretchy elastic too, ensuring the brief stays exactly where it needs to be throughout any activity or workout.

Take A Look At The New Season PUMP! Underwear

The Uppercut also comes in a mesh jock style, and again is fresh, athletic and practical. Much like the brief, the jock’s popularity has increased dramatically over the last decade, and it’s become as much of an underwear choice as the boxer and briefs! Perfect for sports, a jockstrap is airy, roomy and comfortable while still being supportive, ensuring that everything stays in place!

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