Now that I have my first few posts out of the way, I thought I’d take a break from talking about specific underwear selections and instead, share my story.
My passion for underwear goes back to my youth….the 80’s and 90’s. In those days we didn’t have the luxury of pulling out our phones, tablets, or laptops and searching for sites like Cockpit Undies. Instead we had to patiently wait for catalogs to arrive in the mail each season. I can recall my excitement each time a new catalog arrived because it not only meant new pictures of men's underwear, it also meant that my mom would throw out the old catalog and I’d be able to get my hands on it and save the men's underwear pages. I can still remember the day the Frederick’s of Hollywood catalog arrived. I’m not sure how it ended up in our mailbox, but I’m forever grateful. The men's underwear was a HUGE difference from the typical stuff in the Sears and JCPenney catalogs!
My underwear collection growing up was small and practical. It reflected everyone but me….it was either things my parents picked out, or underwear I wore to fit in with everyone else. This means I had a lot of old-school tighty whities, boxers, and boxer briefs….none of which you’ll find in my collection today. My eye was always drawn to more colorful, bold, tight, and skimpy gear….briefs, bikinis, thongs, and jocks. As I ventured out on my own as an adult and began to discover myself more, my collection began to grow and included nearly every style of underwear. For whatever reasons, I felt that skimpier gear said something about me, I’m not exactly sure what, but I didn’t want it to say anything. So I ended up throwing out a lot of REALLY great gear, a lot of it that is no longer made today. (I don’t have a lot of regrets in life, but that is one of them).
Growing older gives us more wisdom and today in my older and wiser years, I wear what I want because it makes me look and feel good. I’ve lost track of how many pairs of underwear I own and have had to get creative with storing it all (that’s a story for another post). I’m always curious to try new styles, colors, patterns, textures, etc. It seems that designers are always coming up with new things to try (aka new things for me to buy). This summer I have been into more bold, neon colors as well as fabrics with a bit more bling or sparkle. Now that I think about it, I guess underwear does say something about me. It’s a reflection of who I am and my interests and tastes. My collection is all over the board and that’s a fair description of my life in general. I don’t like being placed into boxes or generalizations, which is why my underwear style is so eclectic.
Today I feel lucky to be able to share my passion with you through this blog. I'm glad you're along for the ride and I hope that my blogs can help inspire you to break out of your comfort zone and try some new undies. There are so many options out there, it can be overwhelming. That's why I'm here to help!
So that’s a little about me, tell me YOUR story. Do you have an underwear collection? How did your interest begin? Are you just here doing some shopping and stumbled upon this blog and wondering who is this crazy guy? No matter what, thank you for reading and entertaining me for a few minutes of your day. Now go buy some more cute undies!