Andrew Christian Guide
Andrew Christian Guide
When you think of sexy, skimpy, color-forward pieces shown off by even prettier models, you think of Andrew Christian. This titan of the men’s underwear industry has cornered the market in luxury lingerie for men and is one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry for several years running.
So, what does Andrew Christian have to offer and to what does the brand owe its success? Here’s what you need to know.
Who Is Andrew Christian?
Andrew Christian has been in the men's underwear game since 1997, when he launched his self-named underwear brand in Los Angeles. Christian is all about creating high-quality, edgy, sexy designs for men of all backgrounds to enjoy.
His clothing goes above and beyond the normal call of underwear, sometimes even lifting above and beyond! He works with innovative technology such as bamboo fiber and baby thermal to create pieces that look and feel good and have a minimal environmental impact.
He’s also been known to dabble in the political, like when he introduced the Obama Underwear project in his line, for which $1 per pair sold was sent to the Obama presidential campaign.
Andrew Christian as a Company
Today, Andrew Christian is reputed as one of the most lively, cutting-edge companies in men’s underwear. They’ve been featured by major news outlets like Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe, among others, for their raunchy designs and marketing campaigns as well as their consistent support of causes they believe in.
The company was recently featured on the popular drag competition series “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “The Millionaire Matchmaker With Patti Stranger.” Beyond this, they’ve shown support for pride and equality movements across the US and beyond, including major donations to such charities as:
- The Trevor Project
- Human Rights Campaign
- ILGA Europe
- The Equality Project
- The Phoenix Center
- The SPCA
Andrew Christian has proudly donated more than $100,000 to some fantastically worthy causes.
The company currently has retail locations across the world. They have more than 400 locations in the United States and Canada, as well as more than 100 European locations and more than 100 locations across Asia, Africa, South America, and Australia. They also recently opened a factory store in Glendale, CA, where customers have the occasional chance to meet their models, lovingly called Trophy Boys.
Andrew Christian’s Men's Underwear Lineup
The Andrew Christian Men’s lineup is comprised of three sections: briefs, boxer briefs and leggings, and jockstraps and thongs. Most of the line comes in sizes XS to XL, which is a fairly decent range. Still, some styles are restricted by supply to standard sizes only.
Across these three lines are different collections, including Almost Naked and Show It. New designs that show off the company’s signature sexy style drop regularly.
The briefs collection from Andrew Christian keeps true to its name with a limited if stylish selection. This line tends toward skimpier, more shapely cuts across the high top of the thigh, all of which show some cheek in a range of fabrics from standard cotton to mesh and fishnets. One of the latest additions to this lineup is the Show It collection with package-enhancement technology in the front pouch.
Boxer Briefs and Leggings
The boxer briefs collection from Andrew Christian is a little more practical than the briefs, with more covering cuts closer to what most companies label as trunks than full-length boxer briefs. These boxer briefs are decidedly sexy but in a more conservative way, covering the entire bottom and more of the front. They again come in a variety of materials and have options for enhancement built in.
This line also includes slightly more unusual items, though, including a polyester bodysuit with a deep V that exposes the chest and upper stomach and sport leggings with the same enhancing technology as the underwear.
Jockstraps and Thongs
The jockstraps and thongs collection from Andrew Christian is where the company really shines in terms of sexy, extra, interesting designs. Not only do they have classic cotton thongs and jocks for everyday wear, but they also have designs with harness-like straps, rings, tassels, sequins, studs, mesh, fishnets, and even chains.
There are designs that playfully mimic sports jerseys and jeans as well as skimpy thong bodysuits made of mesh. This line is clearly designed for the bold, more adventurous wearer. All of the pieces match well with their accessory offerings to create complete lingerie outfits for men.
Andrew Christian Men’s Swimwear
The Andrew Christian men’s swimwear line is split into three categories: bikinis, square cuts, and swim shorts. Like the underwear lineup, most patterns come in XS to XL, though there are a few patterns that are restricted to small, medium, and large only.
The bikini lineup is similar to their thong lines, with skimpy, revealing designs in fun colors and patterns including string bikini bottoms, mesh designs, and metallic fabrics. The square cuts are slightly less revealing, cut just at the top of the thigh and covering the backside in more detail than the bikinis. They come in similar colors and fabrics, with added classic color block patterns. The swim shorts are the most conservative of the lineup, coming down slightly lower on the thigh than the square cuts and providing the most coverage. They are cut with some front support and come in more classic swimwear designs as well as a few fun metallic patterns.
Other Andrew Christian Options
Andrew Christian offers far more than just underwear and swimwear. Their other collections include harnesses, tops, bottoms, outerwear, and adult novelty toys. They also carry a range of accessories including:
- Skincare products like their detoxifying face wash, eye cream, moisturizer, and exfoliant
- Cosmetics products like their Muscle Dust glitter body gel, eyeshadow palettes, brow gel, and bronzer
- Jewelry including bracelets, necklaces, and chokers with bright, colorful, and suggestive designs designed to complement their underwear lineup
- Pride flags featuring both the inclusive rainbow flag and a classic rainbow flag with the Andrew Christian label
- Smaller collections such as headwear, fans, bags, socks, sandals, cups, and stickers
Andrew Christian also sells calendars with red-hot images of many of their most popular models, twelve months of the year.
Other Andrew Christian Options
Skincare products like their detoxifying face wash, eye cream, moisturizer, and exfoliant
Cosmetics products like their Muscle Dust glitter body gel, eyeshadow palettes, brow gel, and bronzer
Jewelry including bracelets, necklaces, and chokers with bright, colorful, and suggestive designs to match their underwear lineup
Pride flags featuring both the inclusive rainbow flag and a classic rainbow flag with the Andrew Christian label
Smaller collections such as headwear, fans, bags, socks, sandals, cups, and stickers
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