Curbwear Underwear Launches at BANG+STRIKE

Curbwear Underwear Launches at BANG+STRIKE

We are all about the hottest new underwear here at BANG+STRIKE and love bringing only the best to you guys. From exclusive pieces only available here in the UK, to international up and coming brands, we have a wide array available for all different types and tastes. UK designed underwear brand Curbwear is the latest brand to land at BANG+STRIKE. Hailing from London, the brand features fun, well priced briefs, jocks and boxers with enhancing fits and sexy cuts. The pieces are also well known for their Chelsea button detail underwear and their Enhance range with its natural cut pouch- perfect for all manner of sports, both indoors and outdoors! So let’s take a look at what is available at BANG+STRIKE this season…

Curbwear Underwear Launches at BANG+STRIKE

The Curbwear STAR Brief is a low-rise cotton stretch brief featuring a narrow Curbwear branded waistband with contrasting black, orange and white paneling and large STAR motif on the front pouch designed to draw attention to what counts.

The Curbwear Enhance Classic Brief is a low cut cotton stretch brief with contrast trim and narrow elasticated waistband in popping orange with Curbwear branding. Each pair features Curbwear’s shaped Enhance pouch for a natural lift without the need for extra padding.

Curbwear Underwear Launches at BANG+STRIKE

The Curbwear Identity X Red Dom Jock is part of Curbwear’s sexier Identity X range. This red cotton stretch jock features a narrow contoured pouch designed to promote your package with a suggestive ‘Dominant’ slogan running around the elasticated waistband.

Curbwear Underwear Launches at BANG+STRIKE

The Curbwear Chelsea Button Brief is a low rise cotton stretch brief with contrast leg openings and stripes on the narrow elasticated waistband. They feature a button front fly and on the front left hip sits a Curbwear motif.

Curbwear Underwear Launches at BANG+STRIKE

The Curbwear Enhance X Brief is a super low rise brief constructed of a lightweight cotton stretch fabric. They feature a contoured pouch for a snug fit, Curbwear tab on the left hip and internal tear off label for added comfort. They come in 3 unique colourways as shown above. Which one is your favourite?! We’re loving those nautical stripes!

Want even more Curbwear in yo face? Take a look at their behind the scenes video below

Shop Curbwear now at BANG+STRIKE. 

Andrew Christian suffers big HIT to its social ranking

Andrew Christian suffers big HIT to its social ranking

Andrew Christian is one of THE hottest mens underwear brands at the moment. They are known for their loud and proud pieces from the silhouettes to the colours and patterns. There is plenty of style and plenty of sex in each and every collection, and its no wonder that it is one of our best selling brands. There is more to the Andrew Christian brand than meets the eye though, and they have beavering away in the background and the forefront of mens underwear, championing equality, pride and the right to wear awesome underwear each and every time. They also have a very loyal and vocal fanbase on social media. Often however, putting yourself out there to the public eye, comes with some drawbacks, and Andrew Christian is no different.

Andrew Christian suffers big HIT to its social ranking

On July 11, 2018, Twitter announced in a blog post they would be removing all “locked” accounts – those exhibiting suspicious or spammy behavior – from the service and warned that by doing a sweep of these accounts, many users would lose a pretty significant number of followers. One of the metrics that Craft tracks on companies is their social media engagement, and they put together a before and after the purge in a handy chart to to see which company Twitter accounts lost the most followers.
The table below from Craft shows the 25 companies with the highest number of lost followers:

Andrew Christian suffers big HIT to its social ranking

As you can see the guys over at AC lost a considerable amount of their following and finished at 5th place. While at first glance, this seems like quite a big (and bad) deal, it’s actually going to play well into the hands of the mens underwear giants. While spammy accounts, bots and inactive accounts do help to inflate social media following, and could possibly attract a wider audience, a clear out means that Andrew Christian can concentrate solely on their target audience, making meaningful connections and therefore have more meaningful engagements. Essentially, it’s a win situation for the brand, and as you would absolutely expect, they are styling it out like the pros that they are, by pushing out great pieces, and great content.

Andrew Christian suffers big HIT to its social ranking

So where did it all begin?

Andrew Christian first started his line, named of course after himself, in 1997. While he’s well known for his underwear and swimwear now, he first started out selling clothing for men in local boutiques. From here, his collections expanded into sportswear, swimwear and underwear. In 2006, the brand began to build it’s golden reputation, and the demand for quirky and kinky mens underwear was high, something that Andrew Christian was able to meet easily. His success was a far cry from his background.

He told Queerty that “I did grow up poor. Section 8 and all that. I ate government cheese. The high school I went to was quite affluent and I didn’t have the kind of money to wear all the designer clothes they were wearing, so I had to be a little inventive on how to look cool on a budget.”

Andrew Christian suffers big HIT to its social ranking

Andrew Christian ranges came thick and fast season upon season, each more daring than the next. The brand developed their now infamous “Hang Free” design pouch. It’s got a little bit of extra room up in the front to allow your package to hang as nature intended, yet still be safe, snug and protected! They also created jocks that had thick yet utterly comfortable and supportive straps, making Andrew Christian the perfect choice for both inside and outside of the gym.

Andrew Christian suffers big HIT to its social ranking

Not one to pigeon hole the brand as to just being all about the fashion, darling, in their 2007/2008 season they moved into politics with their Obama underwear, in which $1 from each sale was donated to Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign. Andrew Christian were lighting the underwear world on fire, and paved the way for many other brands to be bolder and brasher. Their colours got brighter, and their patterns got more intricate. We’ve seen neon brights, glow in the dark, cheeky slogans and so much more. Their sportswear and swimwear ranges are just as provocative, and in certain holiday destinations, Andrew Christian is one of THE only brands to be seen in!

 

Andrew Christian suffers big HIT to its social ranking

Of course, with underwear lines getting tongues wagging, it seemed only fit that their advertising campaigns grabbed just as much attention. Andrew Christian is known for flirty and fun campaigns, with some of the hottest mens models out there. In the latest summer 18 campaign seen in this post, the models chosen were Cory Zwierzynski, Arad, Dan Yates. And if you think that being surrounded by male models would be slightly intimidating, well you’d be correct. When asked by Queerty whether he’d date an underwear model, Christian replied

“I don’t think so. I see myself with a regular guy. I don’t want to feel bad about myself.  A guy with terrific body and then there’s me next to him!”

Well, we think you’re fab Andrew!!

You can get in on the action and buy Andrew Christian Summer 18 styles today. 

Introducing Frank Strachan & Crotch Magazine

Hi Frank, it’s nice to catch up with you! Tell us what you’ve been doing since we last interviewed you four years ago? 
Much of the same really! Im styling in the music industry, and publishing magazines of the men I meet on my travels.
 
You have a new venture out called Crotch Magazine. Tell us all about it- what’s the concept?
I had been making The  Most Beautiful Man In The World for a couple of years, and I felt the need to do something sexier, that celebrates provocative sexuality. I had cleaned up my Instagram – only following fashion and style accounts, but on the Beautiful Man Instagram I was being constantly bombarded with hot men and I wanted to produce an unashamed but beautiful celebration of them. Most other magazines are desperately trying to be taken seriously as a fashion title – I want to make a beautiful collectable portfolio of handsome sexy men in barely any clothes – just the best underwear and swimwear around. I’m so proud of it, its such a beautiful magazine, and the thickest we’ve ever made!
 
Where do you get the ideas and inspiration for Crotch Magazine?
I see things all the time, whilst I’m researching other things, in vintage magazines, online, and in life – in the gym or at the beach. Ive also got a great team of photographers and other stylists that send me ideas, and the boys themselves – listening to their ideas. A lot of the direction comes from the men themselves. I don’t want to put a fake persona onto a guy, I want to work with their sexual identity, and create striking images with them.
 
Who or what inspires you in life? Personally and professionally?
My friends, some of which are also creatives, but all are passionate about the work they do.
 
Who’s been your favourite person to work with at Crotch Magazine, and why?
The guys have all been wonderful. Its eye opening meeting the man behind the image sometimes. Chad Hunt has been an idol of mine for many years, he was wonderful to meet. Tim Kruger is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met, and so outrageously sexy in the flesh – even more so than his work would imply. Brandon Myers was probably the biggest shock, just so at ease and comfortable, I wasn’t expecting such an easy going guy.
 
Who would you love to shoot for Crotch Magazine?
We’re already working on the next issue, and chatting to some interesting people. As well as the Instagram stars and well known men, its very exciting finding lesser known guys, such as Roberto Ryan, our cover guy. He only had a couple of hundred followers when we met him, and shot him in my friends neighbours pool – he is so insanely hot.
 
Aside from Crotch, are you still doing styling? Who’s been your favourite person to work with over the past few years?
Putting together the Steps tour last year was brilliant, the first time a band have properly trusted me to direct the full show, costumes, screens, concepts, and then to get such great reviews. This year, I’m enjoying doing some work again with Kylie. I first worked with her team back in 2002, its like coming home to the best creative family – New York Pride was a highlight… I can’t wait for the Golden Tour!
 
If you could steal anyone’s style, who would it be?
Diego Barros. My gymspiration.
 
What’s your favourite style or trend for the Summer, and how can we replicate that?
I love the 70’s, denim shorts and knitted shirts, although in this insane heat, I’m running around town, in a vintage t-shirt, shorts and aviators. I grew a moustache for a friends party, but day to day thats a step too far for me!
 
If you could get your hands on someone and give them a complete makeover, who would you choose?
Celine Dion, she looks fabulous already, but I would love to work with her.
 
Last time we asked the Boxers vs Briefs questions, you were 100% confident in briefs. Any changes there?!
No change there, a jock for the gym and briefs for the rest of the time.
 
So, what’s next for you?

Finding beautiful sexually confident men, to photograph for issue 2!

Pick Up The Latest Copy Of Crotch Magazine Today

ADDICTED’s Latest Summer 18 Underwear Launches

ADDICTED’s Latest Summer 18 Underwear Launches

We ♥️ ADDICTED, and we ♥️ new releases. So it’s no surprise here that we are seriously ♥️ing their latest underwear launches. ADDICTED are well known for providing utterly comfortable and stylish mens underwear, and swimwear, and they have fast grown a fan base who wait with baited breath for their Summer releases. Their campaigns are usually full of tanned and toned muscly GODS who are modelling their newest pieces, and we are here for that. So, what’s new then for Summer 2018…

ADDICTED’s Latest Summer 18 Underwear Launches ADDICTED’s Latest Summer 18 Underwear Launches

MESH!

Yep, that’s right, ADDICTED are bringing mesh back in a big way. We are definitely fans of mesh here at BANG+STRIKE. There’s something so comfortable and cool about it. Not only is mesh breathable and flexible, but it’s certainly a representation of a lot of sporting outfits with mesh or perforations, like basketball jerseys, baseball shirts, and more.

ADDICTED’s Latest Summer 18 Underwear Launches

These limited edition mesh pieces are available in silver and gold and constructed of a lightweight and breathable microfibre fabric with laser cut micro mesh holes. Contrast black leg bindings and branding sits upon a thick metallic waistband. They are heat moulded for improved shape and comfort and will gently cup you in all the right places without being constrictive.

ADDICTED’s Latest Summer 18 Underwear Launches ADDICTED’s Latest Summer 18 Underwear Launches

If you’re looking for something a little bolder this Summer however then may we recommend these incredibly colourful cactus print pieces? Not only are the fun, fresh and bright, but they are comfortable too, meaning everything will stay exactly where you need it to this Summer- perfect for indoor or outdoor sports! These are so tropical and Summery, they’ll put a smile on anyone’s face.

The pieces are made from high stretch mesh featuring a unique cactus print with accompanying florals, and include a contrasting royal blue waistband with silicone AD logo on the centre front. The pieces have ADDICTED’s Push Up technology designed to enhance the size of your junk, and white binding around the pouches and the legs.

Shop ADDICTED’s Latest Summer 18 Underwear

New In: The 2eros Bondi Shorts

The 2eros Bondi Shorts

So Summer is in full swing and what a brilliant Summer we’re having so far! Whether you’re off on your holiday or catching some rays with your pals down the local, there’s a definite need for some Sun appropriate clothing, and boy do we have the perfect solution for you! One of the latest lines to hit the virtual shelves of BANG+STRIKE are the 2eros Bondi shorts.

Bondi is of course one of the most popular suburbs in Sydney, Australia and home to Bondi Beach, one of THE hottest places to visit down under. When the weather hots up, a plethora of thrill seekers and the athletic come together to enjoy some of the most daring waves you can surf on, and some of the best areas you can skate on too. It’s host to numerous festivals and events, and is generally synonymous with a fun and active lifestyle. Something 2eros has tried to cater for in their creation of the Bondi shorts.

We have a range of Bondi shorts available online now, so no matter what your colour preference is, you’re catered for. They are a staple to take away in your luggage this Summer due to their stylish and versatile nature. They are technically swim wear, although tailored to look a little more fashionable and perfect for your holiday adventures.

The 2eros Bondi Shorts

They are made from a quick dry nylon blend fabric, meaning you can take a dip in the pool or splash about in the sea, and as quick as you like they will be dry enough to head to the beach bar. You could even throw a shirt over you and head to the latest clubs or bars, wherever your destination is.

The 2eros Bondi Shorts

Due to the fact you can wear these shorts in the day, or the night, it means that you will save a ton of space in your suitcase, as you will be able to mix and match these shorts with all sorts of outfits and clothing. For those that like a splash of colour, we have colours like emerald and almond.

The 2eros Bondi Shorts

For those that prefer more neutral colours, there are Bondi shorts in classic black, and on trend navy. They all have the look of a tailored woven short but are made from a stretch swim wear fabric complete with diagonal side pockets, a faux fly detail, belt loops on the waistband and a back zip pocket.

The 2eros Bondi Shorts

Trust us, these will be the only things you’ll want to wear all Summer! The only decision you need to make is which colour is more you?

Shop all the 2eros Bondi Shorts today.