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GIIN - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GIIN, May 2, 2016.

  1. GIIN

    GIIN Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Our boutonnière featured in Brides UK September issue!

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  2. GIIN

    GIIN Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Enjoy free international shipping on entire order from now through Sept 30 with code GIIN1.
    Experience the comfort of our Sewn-Free undershirts and boxer briefs.
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  3. GIIN

    GIIN Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    So thrilled to see some lady fans! Boutonnières are not just for guys, y’all!

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  4. GIIN

    GIIN Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Check out this blog post by Lingo Luxe Bespoke in Canada. Their CEO shares some same views on men's undergarments, and we are featured simply because they love our products. This is not a paid feature, we only provided the imagery. That makes it super special and refreshing! :-D

    https://www.lingoluxe.com/blogs/news/behind-every-great-shirt-is-a-great-undershirt

    Behind Every Great Shirt is a Great Undershirt

    Posted on October 24 2018

    Most shirts look best without an undershirt. Yet, this most practical invention has a very fundamental purpose: to provide a defensive layer between your body and your more expensive clothing. A good undershirt can offer personal comfort, absorb any perspiration and protect against sweat and deodorant stains, and help you control your temperature. This means more infrequent washings, preserving the integrity of your shirt fabric. These are all good reasons to invest in quality undershirts. Here are some of Lingo Luxe’s top undershirt tips because behind every great shirt is a great undershirt.

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    Fit Matters

    Fit matters for undershirts. If your undershirt is too large it will add bulk to your frame. Instead it should skim the body, not sit away. A V-neck style that cuts away from your collar and tie knot can also reduce bulk. V-necks are also preferable if you are wearing a shirt with the top button undone as it won’t peek through, ruining the silhouette.

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    Consider the Colour

    While many men reach for white undershirts (as it’s a colour that we associate with undershirts), white can shine through a light-coloured shirt and make its presence obvious and interfere with the overall aesthetic. If possible, we recommend finding an undershirt in tan or nude that most closely matches your skin tone to reduce its visibility.

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    The Right Fabrics

    We recommend you consider lightweight cotton alternatives such as natural fibres or blends like modal or tencel which will breathe like cotton but are finer than most cotton knits. Spandex or lycra blends are advisable as they will allow you to sport a slimmer cut without feeling restricted. T-shirts are not appropriate undershirts as they are not designed to be worn underneath a fitted shirt and often are made of a bulky cotton knit. They are also usually not long enough to comfortably tuck into your trousers.

    Hide the Undershirt

    One of the worst style mistakes you can commit is to show your undershirt when you wear your shirt unbuttoned or when the lines show underneath your dress shirt. Think seasonally – if you wear summer shirts with thin fabric, be smart with tones since there is always a chance it will show through, whereas winter shirts will almost always hide the lines of a well-constructed undershirt.

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    Final Thoughts

    The maxim out of sight, out of mind can also be applied to undershirts. The unseen undershirt is crucial. Undershirts are all about comfort and helping you maintain your better pieces of clothing. All you have to do is avoid the above styling faux pas.

    Thank you Giin for providing imagery for this blog post! Click on the photos for direct links to the featured style or visit Giin to browse available styles

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    Are there any plans to have the boxer briefs with a fly?
     

  6. GIIN

    GIIN Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hey @MorzoW, thank you for your excellent question.

    Not trying to start a debate on "over the fence" or "through the gate" guys, pants are getting more fitted and slimmer than they used to be. A fly requires layers of fabric, which do not always fit well. We believe the flyless styles give a much cleaner look and better aesthetics.

    Our boxer briefs are constructed with a contour pouch, and all seams are fully bonded with Bemis technology. Many of our clients had commented that the pouch gives a more flattering presentation of the area, and the seams around it offer excellent support in order to keep things in place. ;)

    So... that's why we currently do not have plans making them with a fly and we appreciate for your interest!

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  7. GIIN

    GIIN Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    "The way it supports, you've never felt anything like it."

    Read this fantastic candid review of our Sewn Free Boxer Briefs!
    https://journal.styleforum.net/giin-elevated-essentials-boxer-briefs-review/

    GIIN ELEVATED ESSENTIALS – BOXER BRIEFS REVIEW
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    “The way it supports, you’ve never felt anything like it.”

    Frank and I were chatting during l’ora dell’ aperitivo in Florence at the StyleForum Maker Space. It was the final evening before the final day, when vendors leave the Pitti booths after the sun sets and talk shop with those they’ve met throughout the day over a cup of something viscous. Frank’s company, Giin, is perhaps better known for their lapel hole object d’arte flowers, but his side gig – men’s underwear and undershirts – intrigued me, since I’ve never given either one more than a passing thought.

    “Sell it to me,” I challenged, to which he said the opening line. “You see how I’m cupping this glass of chardonnay? That’s the kind of support I’m talking about. It’s there, but natural.” I was a little incredulous – natural wouldn’t describe anything I’ve tried that’s made for down there. Frank must have read my face because he immediately responded with another angle: “You can wash and wear them the next day.”

    Now that was something that struck a chord with me. The practical usefulness of something that could withstand a sweaty, pick-and-shovel day in the field and be ready for tomorrow might prove applicable for vacation as well. “All right,” I nodded. “I’ll take a pair and put them to the test at work. Then I’ll take them on my next vacation in Turkey. We’ll see how they perform.”

    He chuckled. “I’ve already tested them in Singapore. If they can handle those summers, Turkey will be a cakewalk.”

    Frank ended up sending me a week’s worth, “just in case,” he writes, which I tell my wife in the event that she refuses to touch a person who hasn’t changed their underwear after a day. The fabric is fantastically soft, made from a mix of high twist cotton, polyester, and Lycra that Frank says took extensive trial and error to perfect. I put them on in preparation for running power in the crawl space in the Tenderloin’s Salerno Hotel lobby – a sweatbox if there ever was one – and the first thing I notice is the second-skin snugness. Boxers, these ain’t, but after a few minutes, they stretched to the point where I didn’t notice any snugness, and – perhaps disconcertingly – I didn’t notice them at all, meaning I had to remind myself that I’m actually wearing underwear. Part of the reason is the fabric, some magical hybrid of high-twist cotton, polyester, and lycra that is featherweight and silky smooth that was developed in-house. Also, there is a not a single stitch anywhere; instead, the seams are bonded with a thermoplastic film called Bemis that Frank swears by. “Throw them in the dryer if you want,” he challenged. “The fabric will wear out before the adhesive does.” The result is a low-profile non-abrasive pair of chonies that you forget about almost as soon as you put them on.

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    Up in the stuffy 100-year-old crawlspace, I twisted, contorted, and twisted my day pulling MC home runs over ductwork, underwater pipes, and carefully stepping on black iron supports, and not once did the underwear bind, ride up, or fall down. At home, I finished the daylight with a perspire pool of a Shawn T workout, hopped in the shower and per Frank’s instructions, washed with soap and water, hung to dry overnight, and put on a new pair.

    The next day I did the exact same thing – work and workout – except instead of grabbing a new pair, I reached for yesterday’s and did the sniff test. To my amazement, they smelled not just clean, but laundered. No trace of yesterday’s funk at all. Nonetheless, since my olfactory senses have been dulled from years of construction inhalation, I handed them to my bloodhound-nosed wife for confirmation. She took a pair of tongs, held them six inches from her face, and took a deep breath. Her eyes widened.

    “Impressive. If anything…” she pursed her lips. “I smell a hint of EO body wash.” And with her blessing, they were green-lit for Turkey.

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    Bringing underwear on vacation is always a gamble: what if you’re nowhere near a place to do your laundry? You’re better off throwing them in a nuclear waste disposal and buying a new pair than risk repacking them and spreading the odor to the rest of your luggage. But if Giin underwear is truly wash-and-wear…

    In short, the underwear wasn’t compatible with the whirlwind ten-day Turkey tour. We did have a shower every night, but since we departed for a different city every morning, there wasn’t enough time for the underwear to completely dry in the hotel before repacking them. However, we bookended our trip with several days before and after in Istanbul, and had three straight days on a boat; in these instances, the every-other-day rotation worked fine. Not surprisingly, the fabric handled the Turkish heat with aplomb, never once feeling clammy or uncomfortable. Additionally, they come in mid-grey and nude, giving them ninja levels of invisibility underneath white pants or shorts. Because even if your aloha shirt is shamelessly crass, at least your unmentionables are modest.

    I don’t know of any other real-life stress test to put Giin underwear under, but I’ll bet that they can take whatever can be thrown at them. More than that, they are easily the most there-yet-not-there pair I own, equally comfortable and imperceptible. Just wash, allow to dry for 24 hours, and you’re good to go.

    And if you’re wondering about support, just think of Frank holding a glass of chardonnay.

    Read the review of GIIN’s seamless undershirts here.

    You can purchase GIIN’s underwear on the official website.

    Check out the Official Affiliate Thread and join the discussion on the forum.
     
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