So I got this in the mail at work the other day, two fashion items… the first a very fine jersey shirt in Heather Grey. The second item, the same very fine heather grey jersey, and a chambray garter… on men’s trunks! The “package” also had a handwitten letter which stated that until December, I will be only one of ten guys in the city of Hong Kong wearing these around. If you’re one of the ten, ie the other nine, please let me know what you think! (Image Above via theWanderlister Instagram)
Well, for the sake of variety, and NOT losing any readers… let me attach this photo I got of an actual Model wearing the shirt and men’s briefs. (Instead of me doing my “outfit posts” for you all.)
The brand is called UNDER. If the name sounds familiar, as it did to me, it’s because UNDER has been available in all the best small boutiques in the best cities… like Assembly New York, Folk Clothing and Number Six London in the UK, and Graanmaarkt13 in Antwerp, for example. The model above is wearing what I got, the Walter Grey Marl Jersey Trunk and the Becker Grey Marl Jersey V Tee.
I wore my trunks over the weekend, and my advice is… get one size smaller than you think you are, as I received, because the tailored chambray garter is supposed to fit snuggly around your waist while the rest is comfily snug. I do expect this to stretch over time. I’ve never worn anything like this before, it was comfort, yet I felt… “Free” as well. Below the model wears the Parker Boxer in INK.
Other favorite pieces of mine… the Wendel Granddad and Irving Long Johns in Polka Dot.
The Baxter Granddad in Triangle.
The Donald Union Suit in Striped Waffle.
Outrageous. Outrageously cool. The brainchild of UNDER is actually guy named Kieron Hurley, whose career was built within the UK’s independent music industry. His label was the first to sign Jamiroquai and The Brand New Heavies in the 90s through his Acid Jazz Records line. He also had a night club which some of you may know, The Blue Note Club on Hoxton Square.
The UNDER line was created in London and crafted in Portugal. The concept is underwear or basic guys clothes made of the most premium quality cotton waffle, mixed jersey, fine chambray, and light twill. Finishing touches include corozo nut buttons, cork badges, and the form fit cut.
Love the chambray garter on all the trunks and briefs. They’re the best part about these Chuck Briefs below.(The Walter Trunks, the ones I got, ont the other hand, are defined by a blue chambray fly.)
And everyone needs a robe on a Sunday Morning, right? This is the Cornelius Robe in Triangle print.
The S/S 2013 collection of UNDER will be available at Lane Crawford in December. I promise you gents, you’ve never worn anything like this. It’s quite liberating.
WEAR UNDER Underwear