Model Alex C. in underwear by Wood, shot by Armando Adajar.
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This is the latest in a series of posts by The Underwear Expert.
You always hear people say “you get what you pay for,” and it’s usually true, even when it comes to men’s underwear. But the Comfortable Boxers Co.—founded in 2014—is all about giving you more for your money. Founder Mike Madrid believes men have been overpaying for quality underwear. That’s why underwear designed by the Comfortable Boxers Co. is made from super soft modal and always sold at a friendly price less than 50% of luxury brand prices.
Underwear by the Comfortable Boxers Co. is exclusively sold online and goes directly to you after it’s purchased. By cutting out additional costs for marketing and retail stores, the brand’s products are able to be sold for $14.95 a pair, every time. But this price is only guaranteed if the brand’s Kickstarter is successfully funded.
Model Tyler Bartel sure seems to love his Comfortable Boxer Co. boxer briefs. Photographer Jerrad Matthew lends his talented eye for the brand’s first official campaign. Tyler loses his pants and his shirt and finds himself in a concrete spillway. All three boxer briefs he models look comfortable and casual, but stylish enough to come off as confident and handsome. Of course, Tyler’s body helps a little.
The rugged urban backdrop brings out the clean masculine fashion of the brand’s underwear. And maybe it’s just us, but we’re picking up on something “bad boy” in Tyler’s sex appeal. When your underwear speaks for itself, it lets your confidence do all the talking.
You can see more of this photo shoot on The Underwear Expert.
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A reader contacted me on Grindr on Sunday morning to say:
I skipped Broadway Bares last year after getting reamed for taking photos at a Solo Strips, but returned Sunday for Broadway Bares 25: Top Bottoms of Burlesque, the silver-anniversary installment of Jerry Mitchell's unfortunately-still-necessary AIDS charity show that rounds up as many hot and talented chorus boys and girls from Broadway and Broadway-adjacent (and a few who just have roommates on Broadway) to put on a one-night only, two-times only, razzle-dazzle-'em-at-any-cost show.
I decided to go back because I missed the good time and knew the dancers always seem to like having photos to share, people affiliated with the show “like” them on Instagram, etc. Where we stood, everyone around us had their phones out. I think the rule about photos is a misguided fear that it will bite into the show's revenues. In reality, since it's a show that happens once a year, seeing photos from it just encourages people to come the following year, and/or to seek out the merch. I have had a lot of readers say they now travel in for the show thanks to the photos I've posted. So hopefully it helps.
You would think this year's title would mean it was going to be 100% up my alley (I am the original ASSMAN), but I found it to have no more or less tail than past editions, save for its hilariously sexy opening—the curtain lifted to just above waist-level to reveal a bevy of dimpled booties peeking out at the crowd. It was not unlike waving a turkey at a bunch of starving bums on Thanksgiving and saucily asking, “White meat or dark?”
Directed by Jerry Mitchell and Nick Kenkel, who choreographed it with Laya Barak, Jim Cooney, Armando Farfan Jr., Peter Gregus, Ryan Lyons, Brice Mousset, Rachelle Rak, Michael Lee Scott, Kellen Stancil and Sidney Erik Wright, the show loosely followed the travails of a wannabe played by Nick Adams, he of the Mario Lopez-threatening biceps.
Adams starts out too shy to be a stripper, but luckily falls in with the wrong crowd and everything works (and comes) out in the end.
Along the way, the show included 11 tight numbers (it felt super fast this go-round, and I hated the Hammerstein venue as compared to the more spacious and now vanished Roseland), often takes on classic show tunes, always ending with a little more nudity than you might encounter in a locker room.
“Take It from the Top” was a sterling opener starring Harvey Fierstein and Callan Bergmann, a one-time Mr. Broadway, the latter of which as a great opener. Bergmann's were choice cheeks to inaugurate a buns-hun show, and he was one of the performers who really shone this year.