Fighting the Flop Factor, One Pair at a Time

It’s no secret that I love my husband.  And I share with you often how active he is.  But there are things that I don’t think of on a regular basis when trying to do my best to take care of him.  One of those things just so happens to be skivvies,  Yes I’m going to go “there” in this tale so bear with me as I try to keep this clean.  Y’all know I have the mind of a 12-year-old-boy so I’m going to do the best I can (but seriously, don’t be surprised if I slip now and then).
So you’re wondering what brought us to today’s topic, right?  My friends over at Collective Bias introduced me to a new product launch for #MaLoUnderwear and at first I steered clear of the conversation (because of that whole potty mind thing).  But the 12-year-old boy in me couldn’t resist and so HE joined in and we both had fun with it.  
Then the opportunity presented itself to Make Over My Man with the help of this new underwear line inspired by the one and only Mario Lopez.  Initially I thought to myself, “Self…B doesn’t need a makeover, he’s perfect just the way he is!”.  Even his wardrobe is since I buy everything for him anyway.  But then ah ha, the light bulb went off and I realized I had neglected him in one very important way….the flop factor!  That’s right, I buy him boxers because that’s what I like, but how was that working out for him during all of his work outs?  Those boxers surely weren’t protecting “the boys” with all of that jumping and running around!  And there will be no tighty whities in this house.  Seriously, he might need support but why not just stick him in Superman Underoos and let him play out in the parking lot with his trucks like my 3 year old?  SEX-SAY (not)!  So what’s the solution?  How do I keep him in boxers but still protect the jewels?  
Well I had an idea and I pitched it to them (for the record, the 12-year-old boy actually pitched it and it was FUNNY).  They approved it and here’s where our story really begins.

B belongs to a boxing gym as I told you in a post a few weeks back, and he works out at least 4 times per week there.  He runs about 3 nights a week, and he is constantly doing push ups, sit ups and the like around here.  

And he’s a (goofy, won’t take a serious picture) Pipefitter by day.  This means he stays dirty half of his life and he sure moves around a lot on the job.  

So why am I sharing this with you?  He jumps, runs, ducks, bobs, and weaves a lot.  And what do we think “the boys” are doing while he’s doing all of that?  Probably pretty much the same, and I can’t have that!  Since I want him “protected” but still fashionable, #MaLoUnderwear seemed liked the perfect fix to our dilemma.  

This is how he sits around as a general rule.  In his boxers…these are his “shorts”.  Let’s show him what underwear is really all about!  

While B napped and the girls played, Bubby and I took a little trip to Target in search of MaLo Underwear.  We wanted to get home before he headed to the gym.

It took a little searching because it was NOT very prominently placed in the store, but we found the MaLo Underwear we’d been searching for.

They had plenty to choose from but I chose these skull and snake trunks because this is B’s style.  I also picked up some colored MaLo tanks while we were there.  You can see our entire shopping experience in my Google+ Album.

Bubby and I scurried home with B’s skivvies and our timing was impeccable!  He’s like clockwork and I was finally on time for something in my life.

Ran in, heard him in the shower, and saw his gym clothes laid out on the counter.  Oh but I had different plans for him!

Bye bye flop factor boxers, hello handsome!  I had made the switch before he could get out of the shower, get dressed, and leave for the gym.  But he did catch me in the act!

Bow-chicka-wow-wow!  He didn’t look pleased but he had no choice.  I had made the switch and he always wears whatever I buy for him.  So he got ready for the gym wearing his new #MaLoUnderwear.  Together we combated the flop factor and B will be able to work out in peace, comfortably.

He didn’t thank me, he didn’t complain, and he sure as heck didn’t let me take an after picture.  BOO!  I will assure you that if he had asked me how his butt looked in those #MaLoUnderwear, he would have liked the answer!

Now for the record, he will neither confirm nor deny the lack of said flop factor in his daily activities and work outs, but he continues to wear whatever I lay out for him so I’m not complaining.

So what about you?  Does your man need a mini makeover?  Is he active and after reading this, you too are worried about the flop factor?  I highly recommend that you check out the new MaLo Underwear (inspired by none other than Mario Lopez for the record) available at Target.  You’ll both get a smile out of the switch!

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and MaLo. All opinions, photos, and ideas are entirely my own as if you didn’t know! #CBias #SocialFabric

About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. I’m cracking up over this one. Heading out this weekend to purchase some for my guy and not sure what he’s going to think. I will definitely have to snap a before and after picture… but I’m pretty sure he’ll be nixing my posting them anywhere. I hate his undies so I’m kind of excited to see him in something different.

  2. Megalith says:

    Sound like I need to check these out so I can protect “the boys” also.

  3. clgossett says:

    Of course you should…they need to be protected. 😉

  4. clgossett says:

    Good luck with the swap. I think you’ll be pleased!

  5. Oh Christy, you crack me up! LOL at you ambushing your husband in the shower. What a good sport!

  6. clgossett says:

    He was not pleased with the ambush and he was dang sick and tired of me following him around with a camera by then. Eh…he’ll get over it!

  7. Did is just too funny. Loved the face while in the shower. Great post!

  8. clgossett says:

    Thanks…this was a fun swap for sure!

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