Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tony S. Interview

1. Age: 38 

2. Where are you from?  Sweet Valley, PA – residing now in NJ

3. Current occupation? Corporate Drone

4. Favorite current pop song? “I Love It!” by Icona Pop

5. Favorite superhero?  Wonder Woman

6. What’s your biggest pet peeve or “no-no” when it comes to men’s fashion? 

This is an easy one – Crocs, no wait Capris or most recently espadrilles.

 7. Which do you prefer: boxers, briefs, or boxer briefs? Why?

Briefs for sure, boxers & boxer briefs are nice to sleep in but way too uncomfortable under clothes. 

8. Do you favor any underwear brands? If so, which and why? 

Calvin Klein and Papi are my go to’s for everyday, but as far as “special occasion” brands I definitely think Andrew Christian has paved the way for sexy undies for guys.

9. What would someone find if they went through your underwear drawer? 

Way too many pairs of undies – I never want to run out of clean drawers!

10.You get a natural wedgie in public – how do you handle it?

I stick my hand in my pocket and pull it down from the hip seam, discretely of course.

11. You can judge a man by his underwear – agree or disagree?

Well I would say you can tell a lot about a man from his underwear – from my unscientific studies straight guys opt for boxers or Hanes / FTL where gay guys are much more apt to be wearing something more risqué  and more uncommon brands. I believe your choice in underwear is a direct reflection on your personality. i.e. Conservative guys would normally wear conservative drawers.

12. Do you have any funny or memorable underwear stories? 

Memorable more than funny I assume – it was Jim Palmer’s Jockey ads in Sports Illustrated back in the late 80’s that made me start to realize I was gay.

13. GQ wrote an article a few months ago stating that “tighty-whities” are stylish now. How do you feel about tighty-whities, & do you agree with GQ?

Tighty whities have always been stylish in my opinion so yes I agree depending on the fit.  I mean those older high waisted droopy briefs that everyone’s Dad / Grampa used to wear – not so much.

14. Words to live by? 

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ― Einstein – try something new!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Brendan Dean Interview

I'm thrilled to publish this weeks interview with Brendan Dean. Mr. Dean is a model that has done numerous photo-shoots. He's an extremely nice man, and kindly provided some photos of him modeling underwear which can be found at the end of the interview. I highly recommend you guys like his Facebook page and follow him on his Twitter and keep up with him!

1. Age: 22

2. Where are you from? The Midwest

3. Favorite superhero? 

I don’t really have one, so I’m going to have to go with all the people that deal with depression and push through it. Because fighting yourself and the demons you create is the hardest thing to do in the world.

4. If you weren’t a model, what other career(s) would you pursue?

I love writing. I have several blogs and try to post as frequently as possible.  

5. Who or what inspired your appreciation for fitness and health? Have you always been fit?

Early on I found that the outlet for mental suffering is physical pain. Of course I keep it in a positive manner (working out). I love pushing my limits in the gym or when I go out for a run and of course seeing results is a great feeling.

6. Who or what inspired you to become a model? 

I started to really get into bodybuilding so I created a body space to keep up with people with similar interests and a photographer came along and showed me the steps to get into it, and now here I am.

7. What would you say is the toughest aspect of being a model?

There’s a lot of competition and you have to be okay with accepting rejection because not everyone is going to want to shoot you. You are also constantly being judged so there’s a lot of pressure that goes with it.

8. What’s been the most rewarding experience as a model?

Getting to meet great photographers and definitely traveling to different places.

9. What is your favorite way to stay in shape?

I hit the gym 5-6 days a week and do cardio every day. If there’s no gym I just do body weight workouts pushups, sit ups, etc.

10. Can you also tell me about what your regular diet looks like? Do you have a guilty pleasure when it comes to sweets or junk food?

I eat a lot of chicken and vegetables. I also drink a lot of coffee. I try not to go out that much and eat because the foods are filled with GMO’s and MSG. I do however go out and eat out from time to time, but if I do I do double the workout to burn off the garbage I just ate. When I go out to eat I try to get the lesser of two evils.

11. What is your biggest pet peeve at the gym?

When people put their towels on equipment that they're not using.  

12. What’s the most interesting health/fitness tip or fact you’ve come across? 

That men are only supposed to consume 9 teaspoons, or 150 calories of none natural occurring sugar a day.

13. Which do you prefer: boxers, briefs, or boxer briefs? Why?

Boxers because it gives you more room, but briefs are nice because then you don’t have to adjust yourself if you get a boner. LOL 

14. Do you favor any underwear brands? If so, which and why?

Calvin Klein. I really like the waistband styles they have, they're also really comfortable.

15. What would someone find if they went through your underwear drawer?

Just underwear, I don’t hide anything.

16. You get a natural wedgie in public – how do you handle it?

I’d just play it off or head to the restroom if it was bothering me that much haha.

17. Do you have any funny or memorable underwear stories? 

Tried to give a kid in high school a wedgie and he wasn’t wearing any underwear which was pretty awkward.

 Also had a friend who sharted at a pizza hut, Dude had to ditch his boxers, left them in pizza hut’s bathroom for the cleaning crew to deal with haha. To top it off the pizza closed down a few weeks later.

18. GQ wrote an article a few months ago stating that “tighty-whities” are stylish now. How do you feel about tighty-whities, & do you agree with GQ?

I don’t wear them unless it’s for a photo shoot. If people wear them it’s whatever I don’t judge.

19. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Death is the only wise adviser that we have. Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong and you're about to be annihilated, turn to your death and ask if that is so. Your death will tell you that you're wrong; that nothing really matters outside its touch. Your death will tell you, 'I haven't touched you yet.

You say you need help. Help for what? You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Jon M. Interview

I'm excited to announce a new line of interviews to this blog: everyday guys! There will still be interviews posted each Sunday with professional models/actors etc. but these new interviews are set to focus more on underwear, and anyone that wants to can participate! These interviews will be slightly more anonymous, as I believe that adds to the idea of the everyday man. If you would like to be interviewed for this new feature, drop me a line at and I'll set you up with some more information!

I'm excited to publish my interview with Jon M. as my first interview for this feature. 

1. Age: 29

2. Where are you from? Canada

3. Current occupation? Graphic Designer/Creative Director

4. Favorite current pop song? Slow Down by Selena Gomez

5. Which do you prefer: boxers, briefs, or boxer briefs? Why?

I actually prefer trunks. I just think they fit me better and look better on me

6. Has your current preference always been your underwear preference? If not, what’d you switch from, and what made you change?

No when I was younger I used to wear boxers, then in high school I switched to boxer briefs and a couple years ago I went to trunks. I recently discovered jockstraps so I've been wearing those as well now. I don't know if anything made me change, I guess it was just a natural progression lol.

7. Do you favor any underwear brands? If so, which and why?

I really like Diesel, Armani Exchange and of course Nasty Pig. I think they just fit better and are made with excellent material and feels great on.

8. What would someone find if they went through your underwear drawer?

I've included a picture of it :P

9. You get a natural wedgie in public – how do you handle it?

Depends if I'm out in public or not. If I am I just leave it. It doesn't really bother me much.

10. You can judge a man by his underwear – agree or disagree?

I totally agree.

11. Do you have a lucky or favorite pair of underwear? If so, what color/style?

My favorite has to be my first jockstrap from Nasty Pig. It's blue, my favorite colour

12. Do you have any funny or memorable underwear stories?

Not that I can recall

13. GQ wrote an article a few months ago stating that “tighty-whities” are stylish now. How do you feel about tighty-whities, & do you agree with GQ?

I recently bought a pair of Armani Exchange tight whities. I love them and I think they look so hot on guys. Especially built muscle boys

14. Words to live by?

Fuck what everything else thinks and live your life how you want to live it.

I wish my underwear drawer was as neat as Jon's!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Andrew Crabtree Interview

Hey guys, I'm happy to publish this weeks interview with Andrew Crabtree. Mr. Crabtree is a writer and actor, and is definitely one of the most down-to-Earth people I've talked to. I highly recommend you guys check out his site where he shares some of his past memorable experiences (spoiler alert: they're entertaining and amusing!) and take a look at his Twitter and follow him!

1. Age: 26

2. Hometown: Perrysburg, Ohio.

3. Favorite movie: There are too many movies (many I haven't see) to be able to claim a favorite.

4. Who or what inspired you to become involved in acting?

I've always loved storytelling and I've loved the idea of creating something that I could share with people. I did one play in sixth grade and one my senior year of high school. But then when I got to college, there was a student theatre group where I was able to be involved with telling stories to an audience of people every single quarter. The collaborative process of creating theatre and the ultimate pay off of being able to share the story with an audience was an addiction that I haven’t been able to shake.

5. Can you elaborate on your writing process? Where’s your favorite place to write and where do you draw inspiration from when writing?

That’s sweet of you to assume there’s a “process.” 

My writing process varies greatly. Nine times outta ten it involves me hunched awkwardly over my laptop, headphones plugged in, blocking out the outside world with, drinking lots of coffee and banging my head against the wall. Can't say that I have a favorite place to write although I am extraordinarily picky. I write almost exclusively at my house or at my office. I'll occasionally head off to my local coffee shop's outdoor patio but I'm far too easily distracted so it's not always a great idea.

"Inspiration" is sort of an odd thing to analyze. Since it's such an unplanned phenomenon most of the time, it's incredibly difficult to know where it comes from. Often it's from a TV show, a movie or a play that brings out a certain emotion in you. Sometimes it's from something you experience in your own life. Sometimes your friend complains about their job or their significant other. Sometimes there is something in the news that tips you off. Or you'll hear a cool story on a podcast that sets the brain going. The biggest thing for me is to be a sponge. Talk to people. Listen. Observe what's going on and notice how you feel about it. “Write what you know” is suffocating to me. I’d prefer something more like “Know as much as possible so that you can actually write something interesting.” 

6. What has been your most rewarding experience as a producer and director?

Tough to say. For arguments sake, I would say the work we did on Carrie: The Artist ( was a pretty wonderful experience. My girlfriend (Emma) and I just really wanted to "make something" and so I wrote a short script that we workshopped together through long rehearsals. After which, I brought in my two roommates (both wicked smart, talented folks) and one evening we shot it at Emma's apartment. Spent $0 and took us a couple of hours. But then, most importantly, people watched it and they reacted to it. People understood the character and what she was going through and they connected with the story that we were telling. That was really powerful and touching. That something we made on a whim for no money touched people and connected with them in that way. Reminds you what’s important in stories. Something honesty goes a long further than something expensive. 

7. What have you learned about yourself as an actor?

Oh Lord… how much time ya got? 

I'll try and keep it simple. The main thing I've learned about myself is that I work best when I'm able to strip everything away and relax into the character. I have a tendency to just add add add and add onto a character. To give them so much stuff. To TRY so incredibly hard. It’s my nature. Which is great…. in theory. But when you watch an actor who is "trying" you can tell. And it's painful to watch. My best work has come from when I have the time in rehearsal and am able to strip down the character and the story to it's simplest and most honest elements. Nothing extra. Nothing superfluous. Just honest. A director whom I've worked with many times (the lovely Michael Matthews) has a saying that has always stuck with me, "Say what you mean… and mean what you say." That's all acting is. The second you're doing more than that, you're doing too much and the audience is going to notice.

8. What would you say is the toughest aspect of being an actor?

Honestly? The professional aspects. The sheer numbers, odds and luck involved. There are countless actors that are immensely talented who aren't getting work and there are plenty of sub-par actors who are working tons. That's not anybody's fault. That's just the way the numbers go. More than most any profession I know, so very much of it is out of your hands.

9. In your resume you have that you are a licensed ice-skating and hockey coach. How long have you been involved in these sports, and what do you find most satisfying about coaching?

I'm also an experienced Zamboni driver, for what it's worth. Will that ever be relevant enough to get me a gig? Probably not. But hell, it's a conversation starter.

I started ice skating and playing hockey when I was five years old. My brother and I both. My parents had season tickets to a local college's hockey team (who were quite good) and from a young age we became quite obsessed. We didn't understand that most kids weren’t getting up at 5AM to get ready for hockey practice. We thought that was just the norm. I played hockey competitively until I graduated high school. At which point I played pickup hockey off and on for a few years following. 
Coaching is wonderful for all the stereotypical reasons that you’ve heard a million times. “It's nice to work with people.”  “It's nice to teach someone something new.” “It’s nice to give back”   BUT -- here’s the one that coaches leave out -- 
It's nice that someone is turning to you and saying "Hey, you're smart. You know something about this subject. I do not. Could you please show me?" That does a lot for your self-esteem. Even though… "Yeah, we're all in it for the kids." Sure you are… 

For me, the most interesting part was teaching people how to ice skate specifically. It's one thing to teach someone how to throw a football. Or how to swing a bat. But teaching someone how to ice skate is like re-teaching them how to walk. It's legitimately frightening for a lot of people. Understandably so. It's scary to forgo the comforts of being able to stand or walk as you like. People give you a lot of responsibility during an ice skating lesson but - once they get it, and you see them flying around the rink, they're having a blast and you know that you've given them an ability that they're going to be able to hold on to for a very long time. That's a truly wonderful feeling.

10. You also have an expressive list of sports you’re experienced in: what is your favorite sport and why?

As with the movie question, I'm not big on "favorites". But, for the sake of argument, I think I would pick hockey. It's got speed, finesse, and just enough violence to keep things interesting. There's also something about it, I don't know if it's the cold, the rundown rinks, the early mornings or what, but there's a certain sense of community with playing hockey. 
It's hard to be too arrogantly individualistic when you're carrying twenty pounds of gear in ten degree weather at six in the morning.

11. Which do you prefer: boxers, briefs, or boxer briefs? Why?

Boxer briefs. No question. A friend of mine once referred to them as "the underwear that gives you a hug". Not too free flowing to get bunched up and cause trouble and not too tight to be constraining and… well… cause trouble. 
If Goldilocks would've gotten into Papa Bear's underwear drawer, she would've tried on boxer briefs last and said "these are just right…." and then been arrested for being a total creeper.

12. Do you favor any underwear brands? If so, which and why?

Nah. Honestly, I go inexpensive. I hate doing laundry so I like to have as may pairs in my drawer as possible. Keep it simple. Fruit of the Loom. Hanes. Easy peasy.

13. What would someone find if they went through your underwear drawer?

Welp. Not to be anticlimactic but…. underwear. Pretty much only that. 

Also maybe an ancient watch that I inherited that doesn't fit me and hasn't worked in about two decades. And a pair of cuff links that I wore one time in high school.

14. Do you have any funny or memorable underwear stories? 

Lets be honest -- if somebody has any underwear story, wouldn't it automatically count as "funny or memorable” just on principal? I vote that it would.

That said, I don't know if I have any underwear stories. I had a swimsuit fall off while waterskiing once (  If that counts. 

In lieu of an underwear story, this could be filed as an "underwear tidbit": Of the last four plays that I've done in Los Angeles, three of them have had my character gallivanting in only his underwear. Bad luck? Coincidence? Or type casting? You be the judge…

15. GQ wrote an article a few months ago stating that “tighty-whities” are stylish now. How do you feel about tighty-whities, & do you agree with GQ?

 First and foremost, I am incredibly disconnected with what is considered "stylish" or, dare I say "hip." But even if I was, I don't think that it would extend into my "intimates," if you will. 
I love a good pair of brightly colored socks or maybe some cool stripes or argyles but when it comes to underwear, I keep fashion out of it. 
GQ knows what they're talking about so if they say it's stylish… they're probably right. I just don't need to have anything to do with it.

16. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about?

That no one knows about? No. I'm not the type of guy to keep a talent all to myself. Although, I am pretty darn good at throwing food up into the air and catching it in my mouth. So… if you need a guy for that… you let me know.