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You've got Male

2001-10-25 14:35:19+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Via Must See HTTP, an article on the International Male catalog, titled You've Got Male.

And then there's The Sock, an International Male legend -- a jock without the straps, for those not on the mailing list (unlike YOU). I was set to wear my Sock to the gym, to really give it a whirl during a much-anticipated cardio blowout...but the real blowout was happening in my pants, as my goodies kept falling out! Prompting me to ask aloud: "Who wears this stuff and WHERE?"

"Believe it or not, we're HUGE in the Midwest," Paulie told me. From the praries of the heartland to the bayous of the deep south, everyone is not in leather as the Gap would have you believe. They're in I.M.!

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:06+00 by: ebradway

IM, and their related catalog, UnderGear, has both some of the gayest clothes for men on the market. But UnderGear, as far as I can tell, is the only men's underwear manufacturer actually making something besides cotton boxes and hip-huggers. I also have a pair of their 'Sock' bike shorts for Yoga and 'Sock' tights for playing Ultimate Frisbee on cold days. Unlike most athletic shorts and tights, they actually have room for your 'package' and provide extra support. As far as the strapless jock goes, that has to be a myth. That's like claiming those stick-on bras from Frederick's actually provides support for women.

And the stuff about the models - I'm sure they keep the studio nice and toasty. I'd like to see some of the same models in the same clothes after dipping their toes in some ice water. Shrinkage!

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:07+00 by: TheBrad

I've often said that International Male could be, in addition to a mail order company, a great service organization for locating gay friends with whom you've lost touch. They certainly seem to know where we all are at any given moment. I've moved several times in the past fifteen years and on each occasion without fail, the first piece of non-forwarded mail I've received at my new address has been the International Male catalog. I've never sent them a change of address card and, actually, I don't recall having ever requested the catalog in the first place. Amazing!

(Purty pictures in that there underwear section, though.)

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:07+00 by: Dan Lyke

And before this I'd never heard of them, so unlike, say, FirstUSA, they seem to have their filtering tightened down pretty well.