Eduardo Fermin is a men’s fashion and physique portrait photographer located in Manhattan, New York City.
According to Eduardo’s website, he is from Venezuela, where he studied cinematography and worked in a theater for ten years. Eduardo was first a cook and waiter in New York City. Interested in his new city, he began taking photos with a cell phone.
Philip Fusco, a longtime model, had a photo shoot with Eduardo. In a session that Men and Underwear Blog featured, Phil modeled Walking Jack underwear. (More photos of Phil are posted on Eduardo’s website.)
In an article with Fashionably Male blog, Phil discussed his Christmas-based photo shoot with Eduardo.
Phil posted a photo-shoot behind-the-scenes video on his YouTube channel.
Travis Maverick, a fitness model, went to New York for a photo shoot with Eduardo.
Carlos Gabriel Rodriguez
Carlos Gabriel Rodriguez is a model from Venezuela.
Nick Boisseau, a fitness model, had a photo shoot with Eduardo. (More photos are posted on Eduardo’s website.)
Baxter Linn is a cinematographer, actor, bodybuilder, and model who lives in New England.
Matt Ortel, a personal trainer living in New York, had a photo session with Eduardo.
Eduardo also composes his model photos using the beautiful City of New York as a backdrop. One location is at Times Square. (Note: I wrote a previous blog about Calvin Klein’s underwear billboards in this area.)
Eric Guilmette, a fashion model and fitness coach who lives in California, posed for Eduardo in New York.
Bathtub Photo Shoots
One of Eduardo’s signature photo styles is a model in a tub filled with white liquid. The white background creates brilliant images.
Eduardo’s photos are great and I wish him and his models great success. Have you enjoyed the models in this post? Is there another photo shoot that I missed? Please let me know in the comment section on through e-mail.
The desire today is to express one’s individuality through clothing. This desire extends to underwear. Many brands focus on creating basic, everyday men’s underwear, sold in department stores and online. It can get confusing to know that these brands are available, so I have tried to collect the brands into one post for your convenience.
Notably, Tommy Hilfiger brand has professional tennis player Rafael Nadal as a model for its clothing. The brand had US$9.2 billion in retail sales (2019).
Tommy Hilfiger brand underwear comes in solid colors or with printed designs.
Photos of Josh Riquelme by Photographer Peter Rock.
Franco Mayorga, Argentina
Franco Mayorga (aka Kito Shelby) is a football player, model, and personal trainer who lives in Argentina, South America.
Moschino is a clothing brand based in Italy. The brand sells briefs and boxer briefs at a higher price point.
Bang and Strike
Bang and Strike started in 2006 as a retailer of men’s underwear. In 2019, the organization decided to focus on selling its stock of men’s basic underwear.
The focus of the brand is “to create a brand that had a familiar yet modern feel and that was uncomplicated, clean cut and aspirational. Underwear for guys that appreciate low key style.”
Stance started in 2009 with selling socks with vibrant colors and designs. Later, the brand offered boxer briefs and other clothing for sale. The brand offers two types of boxer briefs, one with an internal pouch (the “Wholester) and the boxer brief. The brand calls the fabric used to make its boxer briefs the “butter blend,” 66 percent modal, 26 percent lyocell, and 8 percent elastane.
Hanesbrands, Inc., owns three brands: Hanes, Champion, and Bonds (in Australia). The company started in 1901. The company notes that it manufactures 70 percent of the clothes it sells. The brand offers boxer briefs, boxer shorts, and briefs.
Jockey started in 1876 and is based in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The brand’s underwear is sold in major department stores. The brand has a wide selection of underwear, from boxer briefs to thongs.
Fruit of the Loom
The Fruit of the Loom brand started in 1851. The company focused on producing textiles in Rhode Island. Later, the brand made underwear and other clothing. The company protected the brand name under trademark in 1871. The Berkshire Hathaway Group acquired the brand in 2002.
Muchachomalo is a brand based in the Netherlands. The brand name translates to “bad boy” in Spanish. The idea for the brand is to place art based on life and feelings on the underwear, suggesting that the bad boy wears underwear to be shown. The brand has solid colors for sale.
The brand sells boxer briefs and trunks for men.
Pair of Thieves
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Pair of Thieves is an e-commerce underwear brand. However, the brand’s underwear has a presence in the brick-and-mortar world through being sold at Target stores.
The brand offers mostly boxer briefs and trunks. Briefs and boxer shorts are available but have fewer options. The patterns range from one-color fabric to more vibrant designs.
The brand has three founders, Cash Warren, Alan Stuart, and David Ehrenberg. The goal of the brand is to offer well-made basics (socks, underwear, t-shirts, and loungewear) that can handle whatever the owner does. For every order, the brand contributes clothing to those who experience homelessness.
The brand offers boxer briefs with a wide selection of designs. (The company sells socks as well.)
How often to change underwear?
Daily. Underwear and socks should be washed after each wearing.
How often should guys replace underwear?
Deyan Dimitrov, CEO of Laundryheap, has some top tips on when to replace items – not just for cleanliness, but also to get the best out of them.
He told Metro.co.uk: ‘Generally speaking, and this applies to any garment, how often you replace your underwear will depend on how many pieces you have in your rotation, how well made they are.
‘How well you care for them is also key. Don’t throw items away simply because you’ve read that they need replacing every year. You’ll save yourself a lot more money in the long run.’
Avoiding Fashion Waste: Recycling Used Underwear
The World Economic Forum encourages the recycling of washed, used underwear to address the issue of textile waste.
“What do you do with your unwanted underwear? Chances are you throw them away.
Now a clothing company in Philadelphia, US, says it’s time to stop casting our undergarments aside. About 5 million kilogrammes of unwanted underwear ends up in landfill sites across the US every day, according to The Big Favorite.
It says it’s bringing circularity to underwear – “the one category remaining that can’t be donated or resold” – by encouraging customers to return their old undies to the company for recycling instead of throwing them away.”
The market for men’s underwear is huge, with many brands available for purchase. Do you have a favorite brand? Write about it in the comments.
Andrew C. Morrill is a Texan who lives in New York City (like Josh Riquelme). Andrew was based in Hong Kong and London, United Kingdom for a few years. He has been in the modeling industry for over a decade.
Andrew is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified Personal Trainer.
Athletegy New York
Andrew is a co-owner of a New York-based athletic clothing brand, Athletegy New York.
I reviewed the Athletegy website while updating another blog post. I decided to purchase a pair of shorts and a t-shirt for a review. The sizing for the Quad Short runs from small to extra-large. I could not determine which size would fit me. I sent a question to the customer service about this. I received a reply from Andrew.
After reading Andrew’s email, I decided to try on the extra-large. I would guess the extra large would fit waists measuring 36-40 inches. I note that there is the brand offers a 14-day try-on period, so you could buy two sizes and return the one that does not fit. Also, I selected the large size for the Ace Tee.
The price for the clothing is on the high side (58 U.S. dollars for the Quad Short and the same price for the Ace Tee). The price is comparable to the pricing of other high-end workout shorts and t-shirts.
In addition, I have been a follower of Andrew’s social media, so I expect that (1) I am helping a small business with owners with whom I am familiar and (2) that I can communicate with them about purchase-related issues.
Inside is a white bag that contains the clothing that I ordered (wrapped in white tissue paper), a postcard (with a thank-you message from Andrew and Michael (a nice touch that is appreciated). As discussed earlier, there is a return label if the clothes do not fit.
The t-shirt fits well. The fabric is soft to the touch and is lightweight.
The shorts are mid-thigh on me. There is also a mesh material toward the top of the back of the shorts. I am guessing this feature is to allow better air circulation for runners. The shorts’ inner stitching and overall construction are neat and well done, as expected for the price point.
I used them for a home workout, which included deadlifts and dumbbell squats—the clothes allowed for a full range of motion during the training.
The clothes are well made and perform as advertised. In addition, you get to communicate with the owners who thank you for your business (a sadly rare business behavior). The price point is higher; however, the clothing should have a long life with high-quality and durable materials.
The brand explained that the brand will be adding more products for sale. I review them to see if I see other items I would buy.
Andrew spoke with Willpower Magazine for an interview. Andrew discusses his start in fitness with school sports. Andrew started weight training in college. Over time, Andrew worked with a number of personal trainers; he felt he learned the exercises best when he taught himself.
Andrew’s notable muscle group is his thighs. He explained in the interview that he initially did not like having big thighs.
As a young man, I hated my muscular legs because they made it difficult to fit into clothes. It’s funny because now I think they are my best physical asset.
A lot of body development is accepting who and what you are and recognizing your own assets.