Male Fitness Model: Franco, Argentina

Male Fitness Model: Franco, Argentina

Introduction

Franco (aka Marco Maxxx) is a male fitness model, MMA athlete (Tae Kwon Do black belt x3 Pan American champion, Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt), and content creator. Marco lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Marco is studying to be a lawyer. He is also a father.

Marco’s birth date is 18-May, which makes him a Taurus.

Interviews

Infobae

Marco had another interview with Infobae, a Spanish-language publication. His parents are attorneys and his brother is a Roman Catholic priest. Marco will get a law degree.

Es Jueves Santo y no hay un alma en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Marco baja a abrir la puerta, sonríe a la distancia y saluda con un abrazo. Tiene 22 años y acaba de llegar de Gualeguaychú, donde nació y donde está a punto de terminar la carrera de Derecho. Es hijo de abogados y es, además, hermano de un sacerdote de la Iglesia Católica. Tiene un jean negro, una remera blanca y una tonada cálida y, a simple vista, podría ser solo eso: una pieza más de un tradicional rompecabezas familiar.

Gisele Sousa Dias, Infobae

(How to translate a website, via Google Translate.)

News Digitales

Marco had an interview with News Digitales in Argentina (en Español). The following section asks what his childhood dream was. Marco discusses his participation in martial arts.

(How to translate a website, via Google Translate.)

ND: – ¿A qué te dedicabas antes y cuál era tu sueño de chico?

MM: – No hablaría del pasado como un “antes” porque nunca dejé de hacer lo que me gusta y elijo. Hago artes marciales desde que tengo siete años, y mi sueño era ser campeón argentino. Lo logré a los 12 años, y luego de eso, cinco veces más. Estuve en la selección cuatro años y logré tres campeonatos panamericanos consecutivos representando a Argentina: en Paraguay 2014, Argentina 2016, y Brasil 2018. Ahora estoy estudiando abogacía, estoy en quinto año. Planeo recibirme el año que viene.

Agustin Rey, News Digitales

(Franco’s friend, Kito Shelby, also had an interview with the same reporter.)

Photo Shoots

Florence, Italy

Marco’s first photo shoot. The photographer was Pablo Lonardi.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Conclusion

Marco has a whole life pursuing the activities he loves. I wish him well. What is the favorite thing that you learned about Marco? Let me know in the comment section.

Mens Underwear (2022): Shortys Apparel

Mens Underwear (2022): Shortys Apparel

Table of Contents

Introduction

Jordan Morello is an online fitness coach, social media personality, cookbook author, and apparel brand owner, Shortys Apparel.

Jordan’s social media pages are on his link page.

What does Shortys Apparel Sell?

Shortys Apparel sells–

Jordan models his clothing while doing his workouts or other content.

Why Shortys Apparel?

Shortys Apparel is a brand to consider because you work with the owner directly.

In one of his videos, Jordan showed the room in his house where he stores his product for sales. He also shows where he packages an order for customers.

It is also good to see Jordan wear Shortys clothing as he does his day or workout tasks.

Jordan Morello’s leg-day workout. Shorts, Shortys Apparel’s Hammocks (boxer briefs).
Jordan Morello tries on his brand’s clothing.

Fabric Composition of Shortys Apparel Underwear

Shortys calls its boxer briefs “Hammocks.” The fabric composition of Shortys boxer briefs is 95 percent Modal and 5 percent Spandex.

Benefits of Modal

Benefits of Spandex

  • Elasticity

If you are interested in the fabrics used in making men’s underwear, see a link located in another blog post.

See a separate post for a mention of Jason Hoeung, the owner of 2Eros and Supawear in Australia, who made a video explaining the features of modal and elastane in men’s underwear.

Colors of Shortys Apparel’s Boxer Briefs

At the time of this post, the colors for sale are white and navy blue. Jordan announced on a YouTube post that Shorty’s would add three colors: light blue, coral (light red), and grey.

The brand added new underwear in June 2022.

My Order

I placed an order for four Hammocks boxer briefs after Shortys Apparel released the new colors. Ordering from the website (built with Shopify) was straightforward. I received my order within three days.

The underwear is made in China. The fabric is silky smooth and stretchy, which Jordan demonstrated in his try-on videos.

Photo Shoot with Photographer Stevan Reyes

Jordan announced in a YouTube video that Shortys will be expanding its product offerings.

To capture images of the new products, Jordan had a photo shoot in a cabin (The Love Lodge Lithia) with Florida Photographer Stevan Reyes.

Jordan by Photographer Stevan Reyes.

Note: Jordan and Stevan released The Adonis Project on December 25, 2021. The first round of the joint project ended in January 2022. You can sign up for updates on the next release.

Photo by Stevan Reyes.

Photos of Shortys Hammocks Boxer Briefs

Conclusion

What color of Shortys boxer briefs was your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

Mens Underwear for Workouts

Mens Underwear for Workouts

Introduction

You made plans to start an exercise program to improve your health. You want to prepare your gym bag by packing clothes that will support your exercise goals. One of the clothes is underwear. This blog post will assist you in selecting the best underwear for exercise.

Styles available are briefs, boxer briefs, and trunks.

Best Fabrics for Mens Workout Underwear

The Underwear Expert blog has a list of the fabrics used to make underwear. Of those fabrics, cotton, polyester, nylon, spandex, and modal are the best for working out.

There is a disadvantage to the use of polyester: It is one of the largest textile contributors to pollution.

Fashion YouTuber Marcel Floruss reviews several trunks that he uses for his workouts.

YouTuber Marcel Floruss
YouTuber and Personal Trainer Bremen Menelli.

Jason Hoeung on Underwear Fabrics

In addition, Jason Hoeung, the founder of 2Eros and Supawear, based in Australia, posted a video on Youtube that explains the fabric his brands use in underwear.

FabricFabric Qualities
CottonNatural fabric, eco friendly
BambooNatural fabric, eco friendly
ModalSmooth feel, luxurious
PolyesterPerformance and allows vibrant colors for prints.
TactelPerformance, luxurious

Brands

Underwear brands offer workout underwear styles with varying fabric compositions.

Adam Smith

Adam Smith, based in New York, released its sports collection. This collection offers the following underwear styles: short trunks (or boxer briefs), long trunks, workout trunks, and mesh combo trunks. (The collection is also available through the Men and Underwear Shop.)

Adam Smith Sports Collection StyleSizesFabric Composition
Short TrunksS, M, L, XL90 percent polyester, 10 percent elastane
Long TrunksS, M, L, XL90 percent polyester, 10 percent elastane
Workout TrunksS, M, L, XL93 percent polyester, 7 percent elastane
Mesh Combo TrunksS, M, L, XL93 percent polyester, 7 percent elastane

The brand explained that its trunks’ fabric is has a soft hand, is responsive during exercise, and has a purity and anti-bacterial finish.

Size Chart

Adam Smith size chart for its sports collection underwear.

Photo Shoot with Patrick Toechterle and Louis C. Photography

The Adam Smith brand had a photo shoot in London, UK, with male fitness model Patrick Toechterle and Photographer Louis C.

Patrick is an online trainer and social media personality on Instagram and TikTok. He lives in the United Kingdom.

A Men’s Health magazine article featured Patrick for his viral TikTok exercise post (on exercises to prepare for intimate activity).

Louis C. is a fitness and fashion photographer based in the United Kingdom and Cyprus.

Short Trunks

Long Trunks

Workout Trunks
Mesh Combo Trunks

Shortys Apparel

Shortys Apparel is a men’s workout clothing brand based in the United States. Jordan Morello, an online fitness coach and social media personality, owns the brand.

The brand sells a boxer brief called “Hammocks.” Jordan wears the boxer briefs and other Shortys Apparel clothing while performing his follow-along workouts on YouTube.

Read more about Shortys Apparel on a separate blog post.

Photo by Stevan Reyes.
Jordan Morello works out. Shorts, Hammocks by Shortys Apparel.

Conclusion

I wish you well on your workout goals. I hope that this blog has been helpful to you in your search for comfortable, hard-working workout underwear. What workout underwear brand and style is your favorite? Let me know in the comment section (or through e-mail).

NYC Male Model: Kyle Ehrensberger

NYC Male Model: Kyle Ehrensberger

Introduction

Kyle Ehrensberger is a male model and aspiring actor in New York City. Kyle is 6 feet tall (1.83 meters) and has an athletic background in U.S. football.

He is also a college graduate, with a major in corporate security.

Relaxing

Management

Kyle is represented by Joe Flowers Talent.

Photo Shoots

Eduardo Fermin

The blog has a post on New York City Photographer Eduardo Fermin. Kyle had a photo shoot session with Eduardo in New York City and in a studio environment.

Michael A. Downs

Kyle traveled to Miami Beach, Florida, to have a photo session with Photographer Michael A. Downs.

Kevin D. Hoover

Kevin Hoover is a New York City-based photographer.

Check out an article in DNA, a magazine, which features an interview with Kevin and Kyle as well as additional photos from the photo session.

Balthier Corfi

Balthier Corfi is a New York City-based photographer.

Gustavo Mirabile

Gustavo Mirabile is a photographer based in New York City.

Conclusion

Based on the number of photo shoots Kyle has had, he is finding his way in modeling. I wish him well.

Is there a photograph that is your favorite? Tell me which one in the comments.

NYC Portrait Photographer: Eduardo Fermin

NYC Portrait Photographer: Eduardo Fermin

Model Photo Shoots

Introduction

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.

Eduardo’s Social Media Channels

Website | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube |

Portfolio

Eduardo has a portfolio of models for whom he has created photographs (headshots, studio, and fashion). Eduardo also creates landscape photographs.

I am a fan of his photos which have the City of New York as part of the background.

Photo Sessions

Josh Riquelme

Josh Riquelme, a fitness model from upstate New York, who moved to New York City, had a photo session with Eduardo.

See more photos on Eduardo’s website.

Christian Rodriguez

Christian, a fitness model based in New York City, had a photo shoot with Eduardo. (Read more about falls from the fire escape in New York City.)

Christian, suffered multiple fractures after falling (nearly six stories) from a fire escape in New York City on September 11, 2021. (He has recovered from his injuries.)

Blake Bartizal

Blake Bartizal, a personal trainer and a YouTuber, had a photo session with Eduardo in Miami, Florida. Blake holds an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.

See more photos from this photo shoot on Eduardo’s website.

Braxton Van Alst

Braxton Van Alst is a forklift operator,Army Reservist, and model from Massachusetts. The Heights Agency is his modeling agency.

Frankie Lucarelli

Fashion model, actor, singer, and YouTuber Frankie Lucarelli has a photo session with Eduardo.

Darren Jacob

Darren Jacob is a fitness model from Austin, Texas. (His modeling agency, The Heights Agency.)

Nate Winter

Nate Winter is a fashion model. Nate’s photo session had the beautiful City of New York as the background.

Jake Hilburn

Jake Hilburn, a fashion model, had a photo session with Eduardo. In this set of photos, Eduardo used light and shadow to showcase Jake’s physique and face.

Briefs, Calvin Klein.

Savar Aktamov

Savar Aktamov, a male fitness model, had a photo shoot with Eduardo in New York City. See more photos of Savar on Eduardo’s website.

Totallyrico

The model named Totallyrico had a photo session with Eduardo. See more photos of Totallyrico on Eduardo’s website.

Philip Fusco

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

Travis Maverick, a fitness model, went to New York for a photo shoot with Eduardo.

Travis Maverick. Briefs, Calvin Klein.

Carlos Gabriel Rodriguez

Carlos Gabriel Rodriguez is a model from Venezuela.

Carlos Gabriel Rodriguez

Nick Norman

Nick Norman is a fitness enthusiast, lacrosse player, and fashion model based in New York City (like Josh Riquelme and Andrew Morrill). Nick had a photo session with Eduardo. (More photos are posted on Eduardo’s website.)

Kyle Ehrensberger

Kyle Ehrensberger is an actor and a model based in New York City.

More photos are posted on Eduardo’s website.

Nick Boisseau

Nick Boisseau, a fitness model, had a photo shoot with Eduardo. (More photos are posted on Eduardo’s website.)

Baxter Linn

Baxter Linn is a cinematographer, actor, bodybuilder, and model who lives in New England.

Matt Ortel

Matt Ortel, a personal trainer living in New York, had a photo session with Eduardo.

Eduardo and NYC Street Photography

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.)

Andres Miguel Escobar at Times Square.

Eric Guilmette

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.

Conclusion

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.

Men’s Underwear 2022: Walking Jack’s Bluebird Collection

Men’s Underwear 2022: Walking Jack’s Bluebird Collection

Introduction

Walking Jack is an underwear brand based in Greece. The underwear is designed in Greece and made in Portugal. The brand applies a modern take on classic men’s underwear. The Bluebird is available in the following styles: trunk, brief, and solid brief.

I am a fan of blue and the underwear looks great. I am interested in trying on a pair of the trunk style. (See another post with my personal review.)

Stathis Kapa

Stathis Kapa is a fitness model from Greece. In 2022, he modeled Walking Jack’s Bluebird Collection briefs.

Find more posts about Stathis at Men and Underwear Blog.

Bluebird Collection Photo Campaign

Walking Jack had a photo shoot for its Bluebird Collection. The model was Roger Zacha, a physiotherapy student in the Netherlands. The photographer was Louis C. The photos were taken in Cyprus.

Walking Jack’s Bluebird Collection

Walking Jack’s Bluebird Collection offers an all-blue design, with a fabric composition of 95 percent cotton and 5 percent Elastane. Also, underwear in the Bluebird Collection offers a longer waistband and a lined pouch.

The underwear is suitable for the gym and daily wear, an indication that the underwear can be worn to work and school as well as to a workout (gym or at home).

Size Chart

Walking Jack has a wide variety of sizes from Small (27-29 in or 70-75 cm) to XXL (36-39 in or 91-99 cm).

Shipping

Walking Jack delivers worldwide. I live in the United States. According to Walking Jack’s website, I would be in zone 4. The shipping fee would be 6.50 euros (registered post) for an expected delivery time of 10 to 14 business days or 20 euros for an expected delivery time of 2 to 4 business days. As I use the U.S. dollar, there is an international currency exchange element.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery can be affected. Walking Jack provides a delivery advisory for customers to review.

Conclusion

The Bluebird Collection is a great new addition to Walking Jack’s product lineup. The shade of blue selected for the collection is on point.

If you are looking for something new to add to your wardrobe, consider the Bluebird Collection.

Times Square, New York City, and Calvin Klein

Times Square, New York City, and Calvin Klein

The Influence of CK on Underwear Advertising and Social Media Influencers

Introduction

Fitness model and personal trainer Kyle Hynick posted some photographs from his photoshoot with New York-based Photographer Jade Young seemingly in Times Square in New York City. The backdrop had people there who appeared not to be looking at a dude posing for photographs in his Calvin Klein underwear. The people essentially appeared to be fully engaged in doing tourist things. Initially, I thought that the background of Times Square was a creation of photo editing.

My thought was not correct. A commentator on Kyle’s photos stated that the commenter viewed Kyle’s photoshoot in person. I was immediately intrigued. Of course, physique competitors seek the limelight and can pose their well-trained and dieted physiques on stage in front of an audience. Posing a physique on a public stage is just a matter of scale.

I discovered that another model, Tyson Dayley, a WBFF pro fitness model, also had a photoshoot in Times Square. In his photos and video that he posted on Instagram, however, the people in the background also were taking photos of Tyson. People were sitting close by.

Times Square, Manhattan, New York City. What draws Photographer Jade Young there? Why a male in underwear appears to be an unsurprising sight? I did a quick Internet search on the history of Times Square to find out.

Times Square: from Gritty to Upscale Tourist Destination and Corporate Location

Times Square, a tourist destination and business area, was once home to adult films and gritty culture. There is a blog post on the history and transformation of Times Square at the Times Square District Management Association website.

Times Square and Calvin Klein Underwear

In Photographer Jade Young’s photos in Times Square, at times the models wear Calvin Klein underwear. There is a connection between Calvin Klein underwear and Times Square: the billboard ads for the underwear brand made history there.

In 1982, Calvin Klein had a billboard ad with Olympic athlete Tom Hintnaus in Times Square. The photographer was Bruce Weber. According to a New York Times article, the billboard ad stopped traffic.

Since then, Calvin Klein ads pushed underwear advertising forward, including the next model, Mark Wahlberg. Following Mark Wahlberg, other models became famous after being featured in a Calvin Klein underwear ad. (See also another article on CK models becoming actors.) The New York Times published another article about another former Calvin Klein model, Antonio Sabato, Jr.

Also in Times Square, is a guy who has made a lot of money walking around Times Square in cowboy boots and underwear, the “Naked Cowboy“. Freshpair’s National Underwear Day, August 5, had a runway show in Times Square.

Jade Young and Times Square Photoshoots

When the Calvin Klein ads first appeared, high-speed Internet or social media sites did not exist. But that history seems to have had some influence on fitness models and influencers, who often feature underwear or men’s clothing brands in their social media posts.

In addition, there are more underwear brands in the market. Still, Calvin Klein, now part of PVH Corporation, remains a strong market player in underwear.

Jade Young now also takes photoshoots in Times Square with men in underwear in person rather than in a billboard photograph. I think the transition also humanizes the model as you could interact with the model and the photographer and perhaps even get an autograph. Formerly, you only could look up at a huge billboard ad.

Jade Young and Kyle Hynick

Kyle Hynick, featured on this blog, posted several photos from Times Square.

Jade Young and Tyson Dayley

Tyson Dayley, a pro fitness model and fitness influencer, also posted photos and videos taken in Times Square.

A Sidenote-Calvin Klein in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Michael Hallenbeck, an NYC-area photographer had a photo shoot (2018) with fitness model Nick Sandell in Hell’s Kitchen.

Hallenbeck captured images of Sandell posing around Manhattan in a pair of Calvin Klein boxer briefs.

Conclusion

When I looked at Jade Young’s photos of models in Times Square, I did not expect that it would lead to a blog post. But the notion of posing in public so openly was an attention grabber. When doing research and finding articles that traced a story, my old journalistic love for a story was reawakened. I could not resist.

How interesting that a Calvin Klein ad pushed the mainstream culture forward as well as developed many new underwear brands. Despite that, Calvin Klein remains a market force.

If you notice any Instagram posts with other fitness models in Times Square, please leave a comment with the link.

Mens Fitness Models: Richard Duchon

Mens Fitness Models: Richard Duchon

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Richard’s social media: Instagram | YouTube | Beacons |

Introduction

Richard Duchon, who was born in Austria, moved to the Netherlands when he was younger and still lives there. Richard is a law student as well as a fitness model, fitness YouTuber, and online trainer. His birthdate is October 8 (Libra).

Currently, he is sponsored by the fitness brand, Gymshark.

After the closure of gyms worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, several fitness YouTubers created at-home workouts. In writing another blog post on these home workouts, I found some of Richard’s videos on YouTube.

In the time before the pandemic, Richard did several gym workouts, which demonstrate his body-part split routine, which I will also cover in this blog post.