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May 23, 2006 Model Search

modelsearch.jpgUniversal Gear is looking for male product models for our online store.

If you are 5’9” to 6’1”, tanned and have an excellent muscular defined shape please send at least one face and one full body shot to for consideration.

--Must live in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

--Must be available for a 2-3 hour shoot per week.

--Product models are compensated with gift cards good at any of our stores.

May 15, 2006

Swim season hits Chicago

SP_010a.jpgSP_009a.jpgTo celebrate the end of a long winter and the arrival of warm weather, our Chicago store decided to have a SWIM PARTY. On April 7th they set the stage and gathered the customers for a great evening of cocktails, shopping and swimwear. Partnering with local hot spot minibar to keep the party going after the in-store event, our guys in Chicago pushed the limits and showcased this seasons best swimwear -- from Andrew Christian, Blueman and Universal Swim -- on models from minibar.

More pictures from this fantastic event.


May 08, 2006

Boxers or briefs?

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We’ve come a long way since this question made its now infamous nationally televised debut. 14 years later the men’s underwear market has gone way beyond boxers and briefs. Oh yes, we have entered into the era of the menifist movement -- a time when men are free to care about what they wear, how it looks and how it makes them feel.

Men’s basics have become anything but. Fits now include the brief, trunk, boxer brief, boxer, thong and every kind of hybrid in-between. Cotton maybe the fabric of our lives but it certainly is not the only option in undergarments. Technical fabrics like 2(x)ist Flash or Calvin Klein Pro Mesh work to wick away moisture while Play’s pima cotton provides ultra soft comfort. And color? Forget about it... brands like DT Underwear and Ginch Gonch have added a plethora of colors and prints to match any personality or outfit.

Still looking for more options? Here is a clip from an interview I did with NBC, outlining some of the other options out there for men’s underwear.

So just say no to the same old, same old. Experiment and try something different. Join the revolution!

-- Chord