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The Chivalrous Couple

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In early 2013, I was asked if I’d be interested in writing a column on lingerie from a man’s perspective. Apparently, they didn’t know who they were talking to! After accepting the assignment for one column, it quickly turned into a three part editorial titled, Lingerie: A Way of Life. After talking with women who had read the columns, I realized something. A lot of men aren’t familiar with traditional dating etiquette and chivalry, and the women are none the wiser. Due to the great response to my lingerie editorials, I decided to start The Chivalrous Life; offering a unique and refreshing perspective on romance, chivalry and lingerie through the eyes of a man.

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Lingerie Spotlight – Erogenos: Designer Men’s Underwear

Erogenos - Men's Designer Underwear

Erogenos – Men’s Designer Underwear

At The Chivalrous Life, my lovely bride and I have a blast working with lingerie companies for the Lingerie Spotlight. The designers will send my baby some gorgeous pieces from their line, she will wear them (and wear them well, I might add!), and likely work them into her fundamental lingerie regimen. Sometimes the pieces may even wind up making appearances at a photo shoot here-and-there. I then get to write all about it from both of our perspectives. Mine, of course, reflecting how the pieces look on her, and hers focusing on fit, function, aesthetics, comfort and how they make her feel. It does not suck to be me. No doubt, the Chivalrous Wife makes herself vulnerable for the benefit of our readers on a fairly regular basis by sharing her intimate apparel routine.

Owner and Founder of Erogenos, Kevin Burke

Owner and Founder of Erogenos, Kevin Burke

That said, we thought it’d be fun to turn the tables and delve into the world of men’s apparel. We are super excited to be working with a leading online retailer of men’s designer underwear for the very first time! This month’s Lingerie Spotlight shines on Erogenos. Founded in 1999 by Kevin Burkes, the seeds were originally sewn in Columbia. “In 1998, I was working in Bogota. I was introduced to Unico Underwear through a friend and we decided to open a small boutique selling the brand exclusively. That was successful, so when I returned to the U.S. the following year, I became Unico’s first distributor in the States and helped introduce their brand to the U.S. market.”

The Exceptional and Knowledgeable Team at Erogenos

The Exceptional and Knowledgeable Team at Erogenos

16 years later, Erogenos is going strong and leading the pack in their field. “As a one-stop-shop for men’s sexy and fashion-forward underwear, we’ve featured hundreds of brands from all over the world. Our goal is to provide amazing customer service while offering the best there is in men’s sexy underwear lines.” When I asked Kevin what his most popular lines are currently, he said Rufskin, Pump, Unico, CellBlock13, and Gregg Homme are all doing really well. Additionally, the company houses the brands Reymon, Papua and Palmacea exclusively.

As the majority of their demographic falls in the age range of 35-54, Erogenos sells a vast array of styles for all tastes. With high quality and fashion being their clients priority, they’ve got it all; from boxer briefs and lounge pants, to swim and athletic wear, to more revealing selections and erotic wear.

The Unico Vietnam Black Boxer Brief

The Unico Vietnam Black Boxer Brief

Now let me be candid and honest with you. For years I have opted for the commando lifestyle. I am a tall and slender man and I like to wear low-rise, snug, fitted and flared jeans. As such, there is little room for error, if ya catch my drift. As a professional musician, I have spent my fair share of time on a stage playing guitar with my shirt swung all the way open, or completely shirtless. The last thing I wanted was an underwear waistband showing, boxers bunching up, or something constricting my ‘goods’ in an effort to conceal them in my already tight jeans. In the past 7 years, I’ve started to work underwear back into my lifestyle for a few reasons. First, my lady always looks phenomenal in her choices and it’s quite the turn-on seeing her in them every day and on date nights when things heat up; perhaps she’d appreciate the same of me!* She totally does, by the way! With all the new designers out there, guys have options now. The second reason is that going commando can be inappropriate in certain situations, not unlike a woman going out sporting a thin, tight tank-top, sans bra. I will admit it’s been fun blending it into my regular fashion routine and coordinating with my attire. Having different cuts, colors and material options is definitely a big plus for me. It’s nice to have a selection that works for varied outfits and occasions.

The Unico India Short in Grey

The Unico India Short in Grey

For purposes of this column, Kevin graciously sent me a few items from Unico, Reymon, Male Power, and N2N. There were two selections from Unico: The Vietnam Black Boxer Briefs and the India Short Boxers in grey, both low-rise. The Vietnam Black Boxer Briefs have a gold waist band and a sheer black base with subtle black stripes. They also feature a ‘suspensor pouch,’ as Unico calls it, which provides a slight lift, support and comfort detailed with a center seam. With a 78/22 nylon/spandex blend, these are extremely comfortable and they look and feel sexy. The India Short Boxers have a silver waist band and a patterned grey print. Made of a slightly different material combo at 93/7 nylon/spandex blend, they also have the ‘suspensor pouch’ and are another great choice for comfort, function and tying in with the rest of your ensemble. The Vietnam Boxer Briefs, with more spandex and overall thinner material, have more give and a sexier feel on the body, whereas the India Short is a more practical piece. Both pieces leave nothing to be desired aesthetically. Unico has done a fantastic job combining sex appeal, luxury and purpose. These are a win with my wife and me both.

The Male Power Enhancer Bamboo Short in Teal

The Male Power Enhancer Bamboo Short in Teal

Next is the Bamboo Enhancer Short in teal from Male Power. These are boxer briefs made from all natural bamboo. What?! Did he say, “bamboo?” Yes, yes I did. Ironic, isn’t it? Wood to cover your wood! Sorry, I couldn’t resist. These are quite possibly my favorite pair; the wife too. The 95/5 bamboo/spandex blend is unbelievably soft and breathable. The cut and material married together makes for an incredible fit and a sexy feeling on the skin. The color is pretty sweet and they elicit the desired reaction from my gal.

The Reymon Striped Microfiber Boxer Briefs

The Reymon Striped Microfiber Boxer Briefs

From Reymon, one of Erogenos’ exclusive brands, I received a pair of striped microfiber boxer briefs. Again, another absolutely amazing piece. Who knew they made men’s underwear so comfortable?! Made of a sensationally soft 90/10 nylon/spandex blend, they are designed with flatlock stitching around the legs on the inside, down the inseam, and down the pouch on the outside. In blue and white stripes with a silver logo’d waist band, these are another favorite of mine. With the longer leg cut, they come down further on the quad and stay put without creeping up into the thigh area. A very pleasant wear and again, easy on the eyes I am told 🙂

The N2N Dream Lounge Pant

The N2N Dream Lounge Pant

 

As a big fan of soft and sexy lounge pants, I have a few pair in my wardrobe and am always looking for more. My girl has affectionately dubbed my lounge pants ‘sex pants.’ Why such a suggestive nick-name? A low rise, slight flare cut and the way the material falls on the male form can be quite telling. I asked Erogenos to send me the N2N Dream Lounge pant and let me tell ya, they are the creme-de-la-creme of ‘sex pants,’ and make a welcome and wonderful addition to my repertoire. The N2N Dream pant has a draw string and is extraordinarily soft and silk-like, creating an utterly sensual feeling against the body. A truly sexy lounge pant, the material is a 92/8 polyester/spandex blend and is somewhat weighty, causing it to settle gently on the extremity leaving nary a detail to the imagination. Another first-rate item available from Erogenos.

Erogenos has something for every man, every occasion and every need. All high quality and high fashion with stellar customer service and nearly 20 years in the business, they know what they’re doing. Guys, return the favor for your ladies! Give them a treat for their eyes and look and feel good doing it!

 

xo

Johnny

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