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Sydney designer Michal Nicolas is the creative mastermind behind the men’s sportswear label, teamm8. Launched four years ago, teamm8’s philosophy is inspired by Aussie sporting values of team spirit, determination, strength and masculinity for everyday champions. It’s available locally in retails shops and online at LaJock.com. If Nicolas looks familiar to you, it may be because before launching his fashion empire, he was a popular club performer known for his heartfelt ballads and infectious dance beats. His debut single, a cover of Billie Ray Martin’s “Your Loving Arms,” was remixed by DJ Wayne G and enjoyed global dancefloor success. While developing the album, Nicolas paid the bills working for retail clothing labels. It was on a showroom floor that his life’s dream changed from creating music to starting his own fashion label.

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PULP: Now that you’re a successful underwear designer, have you given up your music dreams? MICHAL NICOLAS: I’m a real believer in following your heart and four years ago I made the decision to take a break from my music and follow another one of my dreams, and that was to have my own mens sportswear label. Who knows? Maybe one day I’ll want to do both, but right now I’m putting all my energy into teamm8. Most guys refer to the brand as team-8, but the correct pronunciation is team-mate, correct? A lot of people get confused, but the name is in fact pronounced team-mate, as in a member of a team. Also ‘mate’ in Australia is used to describe a male buddy or a friend. Our name embodies everything about the brand: Australia, the sporting values, the masculinity and the unity. Is it true you started teamm8 from your living room? Yes! In the beginning, I operated and managed every facet singlehandedly. I had a website and two styles of underwear, that’s it. How did you grow so quickly? I was lucky to gain an international market almost instantly. Then, over the next few years, I introduced more underwear styles and then a basic swimwear line. When the swimwear line proved successful, I introduced a test athletic wear line. That’s when teamm8 began shaping into the lifestyle sportswear brand it is today. Do think the success of the Australian brand Aussiebum has helped your brand too? Aussiebum is an absolutely incredible success story and I have a lot of respect for them. What they are doing is fantastic and they have definitely put Australia on the world map as far as mens underwear and swimwear is concerned. I think Australia as a whole benefits from that, including us. Still, I think we do very different things when it comes to our products. What is teamm8 doing to distinguish itself from the rest of the athletic wear collections on the market today? We’re unleashing fashion forward and stylish athletic wear that takes guys from the gym to a lunch date or to just hanging around all day. The videos also get a lot of attention. I’d like to take all the credit for that myself but I can’t! I’m very fortunate to work with a lot of incredible photographers and filmmakers but most of the time I work with James Demitri who is just phenomenal. I love the way his brain works and his eye for sexy, yet tasteful imagery is brilliant.

Where do you find all the sexy models? We’re fortunate that due to our reputation, a lot of models want to work with us. Most of the time I don’t use professional models though because I like that rawness that comes with guys who don’t do it for a living. So our models come from all walks of life. For example our new model Matt, in the Power campaign, was an ex-French Foreign Legion recruit. I met him when he was shopping in our Sydney Studio and I thought he would be perfect for the campaign. Where did you shoot the images? We shot in a dingy, dilapidated basement and asked Matt to channel his days in the Legion to show us the power and strength he holds within. Is ‘Power’ the theme of your summer line? Yes, power is something all men want. June 22 - July 5, 2012 9


COVER teamm8 Are teamm8’s underwear rises lower than most briefs? We do keep a low rise to all our briefs, but not ridiculously low. Comfort is our number one design rule, and if the rise is too low then the brief is just not comfortable to wear all day. What kind of man is teamm8 catering to? The savvy, style conscious guy who has an interest in body image and fashion, but is not obsessed by it. He just wants to feel and look good in his own skin. I always say, ‘At teamm8, you are the star player, and we are your support team.’ How would describe the 2012 summer collection? Definitely our best yet. It’s bold, it’s wearable, and it’s versatile – we’re all very excited about it. The new underwear line is super sexy. We’ve gotten a little darker this season. We certainly noticed that. While most designers went for brighter summer colors, you chose darker, sinister shades.

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I love to play with color. I spend a lot of time trying combinations that feel, and look, fresh and exciting. For this season, I wanted colors that conveyed an even mix of strength and masculine vulnerability. What advantages does a smaller company like teamm8 have over the bigger brands? How is teamm8 using the advantages to its power? Smaller boutique companies like teamm8 enjoy the luxury of dancing to the beat of their own drum. Decisions are made and acted upon quickly. We’re not dragged down by big corporate influences and strategies. We also take big risks. teamm8 was founded on a huge risk. I believe you achieve nothing without playing life that way, and that’s exactly how we approach everything here at teamm8. You work hard, you enjoy the benefits.

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Olympic Underwear Sport Some Briefs by teamm8 Designed To Celebrate the Competing Nations of 2012



teamm8 pays tribute to the 2012 Olympic games with it’s new Nations collection of swim and underwear. Produced in striking colors that match the flags of some of the leading countries going for gold – including the USA, Australia and Great Britain – Nations takes the spirit of the summer games into the locker and bedrooms of everyday champions. “We first introduced Nations in 2008 as an underwear to celebrate the Olympic games in Beijing,” explains Michal Nicolas, teamm8’s founder and head designer. “For 2012, we’ve added swimwear. The entire range has become a staple of our brand and is now an important part of our story.” That story began in the living room of Nicolas’ home where with a simple website and two styles of underwear, he launched one of the fastest growing athletic wear collections on the market today. In addition to undies, teamm8 competes in swim, tees and fitness wear. They consistently come out on top by simply putting “play” back in the game. Michael Nicolas explains.

Most men call the brand “Team 8”, but isn’t the correct pronunciation Team Mate?

Michael Nicolas: A lot of people get confused but the name is in fact ‘team mate’, as in a fellow member of a team. In Australia, mate is the iconic word used to describe a male buddy or a friend. Everybody here uses it, even when addressing people they just met. I abbreviated it to ‘m8’. To me, the name embodied everything about the brand: Australian, the sporting values, the masculinity and the unity. What is the ideology of the brand?

We are for everyday champions; for active achievers who tackle life head on. I always say, ‘at teamm8, you are the star player and we are your support team’.

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Is it true you started from your living room?

I did! I launched with a website and two styles of underwear, that’s it. That was in 2008 and back then I operated and managed every facet singlehandedly. The brand grew almost instantaneously and over the next few years, I introduced more underwear styles and then a basic swim line. Now you have sweats and tees too.

I was hesitant to go into sportswear because I thought it was an overcrowded market, but I was floored by the reaction of our first athletic wear collection. We learned guys wanted stylish fitness wear that didn’t make them look like they were going to a club or running a marathon. What separates teamm8 from its competitors?

Quality and style. Our athletic wear is great for the gym, a lunch date, or for just hanging around in all day. Is there an advantage to being a smaller company?

Boutique brands enjoy the luxury of dancing to the beat of their own drum. Decisions are made and acted on quickly. We’re not dragged down by corporate influences and strategies. How would you describe the 2012 collection?

Our best yet. This collection remains true to our core design values yet with a little more fun and excitement, especially in the athletic and swimwear. The athletic collection has a slimmer cut than most gear out there.

A slimmer cut is more flattering on most guys. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of skin tight fits. There are very few guys who can or should wear them. But at the same time, I don’t think drowning in your clothes is flattering either.


What has been the response to teamm8’s Super Low Rise briefs? They’re one of our best sellers. They are so low!

players battling for it. This season, the pink Star Player brief is our best seller.

Many of teamm8’s briefs tend to be low. We do keep a low rise to all our briefs, but they’re not all so ridiculously low. Comfort is our number one design rule and if the rise is too low, we find the brief is not comfortable to wear all day. But with the success of the Super Low Rise collection, there’s no denying some guys like low.

We take big risks at teamm8, but that was how I founded the label, taking a huge risk. That and extremely hard work and dedication. But I believe you achieve nothing without playing life that way, and that’s exactly how we approach everything here at teamm8. You work hard, you enjoy the benefits.

What are some of the other best sellers?

Check out the 2012 collections on pages 38 45.Teamm8 Nations collection is available at LAJock.com.

We introduced the Star Player brief in 2009 and it was an instant hit. We couldn’t keep up with demand! We had football

Does teamm8 thrive on competition?

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Author: Benjamin Coleman Photo: Michal Nichols

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Mucha gente habla de “Team 8â€?, Âżpero no se pronuncia Team Mate? Michal Nicolas: Si, es cierto, “Team Mateâ€?, como un compaĂąero de un equipo. En Australia, Mate se usa para referirse a un amigo o compaĂąero. AquĂ­ todo el mundo lo dice asĂ­, incluso cuando les escribes. Se abrevia como “m8â€? (m eight). Para mĂ­, el nombre incluye todo sobre la marca: Australia, deportividad, masculinidad y unidad.

mercado ya estaba saturado, pero me asombrĂł la reacciĂłn de la primera colecciĂłn de ropa deportiva. Supimos de chicos que querĂ­an trabajar su cuerpo con estilo, no verse como si estuvieran yendo a un club o a corre la maratĂłn.

ÂżEs cierto que sus comienzos estĂĄn en su salĂłn Cierto, empecĂŠ con una web y un par de tipos de ropa interior. Fue en 2008, y en aquel entonces operaba y administraba yo solo todos los aspectos. La marca creciĂł casi de forma instantĂĄnea, y en los siguientes aĂąos aĂąadĂ­ mĂĄs estilos de ropa interior, y luego una lĂ­nea de baĂąo bĂĄsico.

¿Hay alguna ventaja en ser una pequeùa compaùía? Ser una marca con encanto, disfrutar del lujo a tu propio ritmo. Las decisiones se toman y se actúa de forma råpida, no nos dejamos arrastrar por inuencias o estrategias corporativas.

Ahora tambiĂŠn tienen sudaderas y camisetas. Era reacio a entrar en ropa deportiva, porque pensĂŠ que el



ÂżQuĂŠ diferencia a temm8 de sus competidores? Calidad y estilo. Nuestra ropa atlĂŠtica es genial para el gym, una cita para comer, o para estar cĂłmodo todo el dĂ­a.

ÂżCĂłmo describirĂ­as la colecciĂłn para el 2012? El mejor todavĂ­a. Esta colecciĂłn sigue siendo ďŹ el a nuestros valores fundamentales en el diseĂąo, pero con un toque

TEAMM8 RINDE TRIBUTO A LOS JUEGOS OLĂ?MPICOS DEL 2012 CON LA NUEVA COLECCIĂ“N DE LAS NACIONES EN BAĂ‘ADORES Y ROPA INTERIOR. HECHOS CON BRILLANTES COLORES QUE COINCIDEN CON LAS BANDERAS DE LOS PAĂ?SES LĂ?DERES QUE APUESTAN POR EL ORO – INCLUYENDO EE.UU. AUSTRALIA Y GRAN BRETAĂ‘A – LA COLECCIĂ“N ADOPTA EL ESPĂ?RITU DE LOS JUEGOS DE VERANO DENTRO DE LOS ARMARIOS Y DORMITORIOS DE CADA CAMPEĂ“N. “PRIMERO USAMOS LAS NACIONES EN 2008 EN LA ROPA INTERIOR COMO HOMENAJE PARA LOS JUEGOS OLĂ?MPICOS DE BEIJINGâ€?, EXPLICA MICHAL NICOLAS, FUNDADOR Y DISEĂ‘ADOR DE TEAMM8. “PARA 2012 HEMOS INCLUĂ?DO LOS BAĂ‘ADORES. LA COLECCIĂ“N ENTERA SE HA CONVERTIDO EN UN ELEMENTO BĂ SICO DE NUESTRA MARCA, Y ES AHORA PARTE IMPORTANTE DE NUESTRA HISTORIAâ€? TEAMM8 PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES WITH IT’S NEW NATIONS COLLECTION OF SWIM AND UNDERWEAR. PRODUCED IN STRIKING COLORS THAT MATCH THE FLAGS OF SOME OF THE LEADING COUNTRIES GOING FOR GOLD – INCLUDING THE USA, AUSTRALIA AND GREAT BRITAIN – NATIONS TAKES THE SPIRIT OF THE SUMMER GAMES INTO THE LOCKER AND BEDROOMS OF EVERYDAY CHAMPIONS. “WE FIRST INTRODUCED NATIONS IN 2008 AS AN UNDERWEAR TO CELEBRATE THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN BEIJING,â€? EXPLAINS MICHAL NICOLAS, TEAMM8’S FOUNDER AND HEAD DESIGNER. “FOR 2012, WE’VE ADDED SWIMWEAR. THE ENTIRE RANGE HAS BECOME A STAPLE OF OUR BRAND AND IS NOW AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR STORYâ€?




divertido y emocionante, especialmente en la ropa deportiva y de baĂąo. La colecciĂłn deportiva tiene un talla mĂĄs delgada que la mayorĂ­a de lo que hay. Un corte mĂĄs delgado es algo que favorece a la mayorĂ­a de los chicos. No se me malinterprete, no soy un fan de la ropa ajustada. Hay muy pocas personas que lo puedan llevar bien. No creo que ahogarse en su propia ropa favorezca tampoco. Muchos de los calzoncillos de la marca tienden a ser bajos. Mantenemos una lĂ­nea baja en todos nuestros calzoncillos, pero no tan baja para hacerlos ridĂ­culos. La comodidad es nuestra principal norma en el diseĂąo, y si los hacemos demasiado bajos, el resultado es que el calzoncillo no es cĂłmo para llevarlo durante todo el dĂ­a. Pero tras el ĂŠxito de la colecciĂłn Super Corte bajo, no hay dudas que a algunos chicos les gusta asĂ­. ÂżProsperarĂĄ teamm8 a pesar de la competencia? Asumimos muchos riesgos al fundar la marca. Eso, y un trabajo muy duro y mucha dedicaciĂłn. Pero creo que en la vida no se logra nada si no lo afrontas asĂ­, y eso es lo que hacemos aquĂ­ en teamm8. Si trabajas duro, disfrutas los beneďŹ cios. Q

Most men call the brand “Team 8â€?, but isn’t the correct pronunciation Team Mate? Michal Nicolas: A lot of people get confused but the name is in fact ‘team mate’, as in a fellow member of a team. In Australia, mate is the iconic word used to describe a male buddy or a friend. Everybody here uses it, even when addressing people they just met. I abbreviated it to ‘m8’. To me, the name embodied everything about the brand: Australian, the sporting values, the masculinity and the unity. Is it true you started from your living room? I did! I launched with a website and two styles of underwear, that’s it. That was in 2008 and back then I operated and managed every facet singlehandedly. The brand grew almost instantaneously and over the next few years, I introduced more underwear styles and then a basic swim line. Now you have sweats and tees too. I was hesitant to go into sportswear because I thought it was an overcrowded market but I was oored by the reaction of our ďŹ rst athletic wear collection. We learned guys wanted stylish ďŹ tness wear that didn’t make them look like they were going to a club or running a marathon. What separates teamm8 from its competitors? Quality and style. Our athletic wear is great for the gym, a lunch date, or for just hanging around in all day. Is there an advantage to being a smaller company? Boutique brands enjoy the luxury of dancing to the beat of their own drum. Decisions are made and acted on quickly. We’re not dragged down by corporate inuences and strategies. How would describe the 2012 collection? Our best yet. This collection remains true to our core design values yet with a little more fun and excitement, especially in the athletic and swimwear. The athletic collection has a slimmer cut than most gear out there. A slimmer cut is more attering on most guys. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of skin tight ďŹ ts. There are very few guys who can or should wear them. But at the same time, I don’t think drowning in your clothes is attering either. Many of teamm8’s briefs tend to be low. We do keep a low rise to all our briefs, but they’re not all so ridiculously low. Comfort is our number one design rule and if the rise is too low, we ďŹ nd the brief is not comfortable to wear all day. But with the success of the Super Low Rise collection, there’s no denying some guys like low.

Does teamm8 thrive on competition? We take big risks at teamm8, but that was how I founded the label, taking a huge risk. That and extremely hard work and dedication. But I believe you achieve nothing without playing life that way, and that’s exactly how we approach everything here at teamm8. You work hard, you enjoy the beneďŹ ts. Q

Die meisten Männer nennen die Marke “Team 8â€?, aber wäre die korrekte Aussprache nicht Team Mate? Michal Nicolas: Eine Menge Leute verwirrt dies aber der Name ist tatsächlich “team mateâ€? also Mitglied des Teams. In Australien ist „mate“ das bekannte Wort um einen Kumpel oder Freund zu beschreiben. Jeder hier benutzt es, sogar um Leute anzusprechen die er gerade getroffen hat. Ich habe es zu „m8“ verkĂźrzt. FĂźr mich verkĂśrpert der Name alles was mit der Marke zu tun hat. Australien, der Wert des Sports, Maskulinität und die Verbundenheit. Ist es wahr das Du von deinem Wohnzimmer aus angefangen hast? Stimmt! Ich habe einen Webseite mit zwei Unterwäsche Stilen angefangen und nichts sonst. Das war in 2008 und damals habe ich jeden Aspekt der Firma alleine gemacht. Die Marke ďŹ ng fast sofort an zu wachsen und innerhalb der nächsten Jahre habe ich weitere Stile im Bereich Unterwäsche dazugefĂźgt und dann eine Basisserie an Bademoden. Jetzt gibt es bei Dir auch Sweat- und T-shirts. Ich habe gezĂśgert mir den Bereich Sportswear zu erschlieĂ&#x;en, weil ich dachte das wäre ein schon Ăźberlaufener Markt, aber ich war fĂśrmlich erschlagen von der Reaktion auf unsere erste Kollektion im Bereich Athletik Sportswear. Wir fanden heraus, das Männer stilvolle Fitness Bekleidung mĂśchten, mit der sie nicht aussehen als rennen sie einen Marathon oder sind auf dem Weg in den Club. Was unterscheidet teamm8 von seinen Mitbewerbern? Qualität und Stil. Unsere Sportbekleidung ist groĂ&#x;artig fĂźrs Gym, eine Verabredung zum Mittagessen oder um den ganzen Tag darin abzuhängen. Ist es ein Vorteil eine kleine Firma zu sein? Boutique Marken genieĂ&#x;en den Luxus nach ihrem eigenen Rhythmus zu tanzen. Entscheidungen werden getroffen und schnell umgesetzt. Wir werden nicht durch Entscheidungen und Strategien eines Vorstandes behindert. Wie wĂźrdest Du die Kollektion 2012 beschreiben? Unsere bislang Beste. Diese Kollektion halt unserer Kernaussage im Bereich Design die Treue aber zeitgleich mit ein wenig mehr SpaĂ&#x; und Aufregung, besonders im Bereich Athletik und Bademoden Die Athletik Kollektion ist schmaler geschnitten als die meisten anderen auf dem Markt. Ein schmaler Schnitt steht den meisten Männern besser. Versteh mich bitte nicht falsch, ich bin kein Fan von Hauteng, es gibt nur wenige Männer die das tragen kĂśnnen oder sollten. Aber gleichzeitig denke ich auch nicht, dass es vorteilhaft ist in der eigenen Kleidung fĂśrmlich zu ertrinken. Viele der Teamm8 Slips sind tief geschnitten. Wir haben bei unseren Slips eine tiefe Taille aber nicht alle sind geradezu lächerlich tief. Bequemlichkeit ist unsere Hauptregel beim Design und wenn der Schnitt zu tief ist ďŹ nden wir, das sie nicht bequem genug sind, um den ganzen Tag getragen werden zu kĂśnnen. Aber nach dem Erfolg der Super Low Rise Kollektion lässt sich nicht abstreiten das einige Männer es gerne tief geschnitten haben. Wächst teamm8 an der Konkurrenz? Wir gehen bei teamm8 groĂ&#x;e Risiken ein aber das ist ja auch wie ich die Marke gegrĂźndet habe, mit einem groĂ&#x;en Risiko. Das und extrem harte Arbeit und Hingabe. Aber ich glaube, das man im Leben anders nicht erreicht und das ist genau wie wir hier alles angehen bei teamm8. Du arbeitest hart und genieĂ&#x;t den Erfolg. Q

TEAMM8 ZAHLT SEINEN TRIBUT AN DIE OLYMPISCHEN SPIELE 2010 MIT SEINER NEUEN KOLLEKTION “NATIONS COLLECTIONâ€? VON UNTER- UND BADEMODEN. PRODUZIERT IN DEN LEUCHTENDEN FARBEN DIE ZU DEN LANDESFAHNEN DER NATIONEN PASSEN DIE AUF DAS OLYMPIA GOLD ABZIELEN – INKLUSIVE DER USA, AUSTRALIEN UND GROSS BRITANNIEN- NATIONS BRINGT DEN GEIST DER SOMMERSPIELE IN DIE UMKLEIDERĂ„UME UND SCHLAFZIMMER DER TĂ„GLICHEN SIEGER. „ERSTMALIG FĂœHRTEN WIE DAS SEGMENT „NATIONS“ IM JAHR 2008 EIN UM DIE OLYMPISCHEN SPIELE IN BEIJING ZU FEIERN,“ ERKLĂ„RT MICHAEL NICOLAS, TEAMM8’S GRĂœNDER UND CHEFDESIGNER. „FĂœR 2012 HABEN WIR BADEMODEN MIT DAZU GENOMMEN. DIE GESAMTE LINIE WURDE ZUM HAUPTARTIKEL UND IST NUN EIN BEDEUTENDER TEIL UNSERER GESCHICHTE“

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teamm8 pays tribute to the 2012 Olympic games with it’s new Nations collection of swim and underwear. Produced in striking colors that match the flags of some of the leading countries going for gold – including the USA, Australia and Great Britain – Nations takes the spirit of the summer games into the locker and bedrooms of everyday champions. “We first introduced Nations in 2008 as an underwear to celebrate the Olympic games in Beijing,” explains Michal Nicolas, teamm8’s founder and head designer. “For 2012, we’ve added swimwear. The entire range has become a staple of our brand and is now an important part of our story.” That story began in the living room of Nicolas’ home where with a simple website and two styles of underwear, he launched one of the fastest growing athletic wear collections on the market today. In addition to undies, teamm8 competes in swim, tees and fitness wear. They consistently come out on top by simply putting “play” back in the game. Michael Nicolas explains. Men outside of Australia call the brand “Team 8”, but isn’t the correct pronunciation Team Mate? Michal Nicolas: A lot of people abroad get confused but the name is in fact ‘team mate’, as in a fellow member of a team. I abbreviated it to ‘m8’. To me, the name embodied everything about the brand: Australian, the sporting values, the masculinity and the unity.

What separates teamm8 from its competitors? Quality and style. Our athletic wear is great for the gym, a lunch date, or for just hanging around in all day. Is there an advantage to being a smaller company? Boutique brands enjoy the luxury of dancing to the beat of their own drum. Decisions are made and acted on quickly. We’re not dragged down by corporate influences and strategies. How would describe the 2012 collection? Our best yet. This collection remains true to our core design values yet with a little more fun and excitement, especially in the athletic and swimwear. The athletic collection has a slimmer cut than most gear out there. A slimmer cut is more flattering on most guys. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of skin tight fits. There are very few guys who can or should wear them. But at the same time, I don’t think drowning in your clothes is flattering either. What has been the response to teamm8’s Super Low Rise briefs? They’re one of our best sellers. They are so low! Many of teamm8’s briefs tend to be low. We do keep a low rise to all our briefs, but they’re not all so ridiculously low. Comfort is our number one design rule and if the rise is too low, we find the brief is not comfortable to wear all day. But with the success of the Super Low Rise collection, there’s no denying some guys like low. What are some of the other best sellers? We introduced the Star Player brief in 2009 and it was an instant hit. We couldn’t keep up with demand! We had football players battling for it. This season, the pink Star Player brief is our best seller.

Does teamm8 thrive on competition? We take big risks at teamm8, but that was how I founded the label, taking a huge risk. That and extremely hard work and dedication. But I believe you achieve nothing without playing life that way, and that’s What is the ideology of the brand? We are for everyday champions; for active achievers who exactly how we approach everything here at teamm8. You work hard, tackle life head on. I always say, ‘at teamm8, you are the star you enjoy the benefits. player and we are your support team’. Teamm8 Nations collection is available at LAJock.com Is it true you started from your living room? I did! I launched with a website and two styles of underwear, that’s it. That was in 2008 and back then I operated and managed every facet singlehandedly. The brand grew almost instantaneously and over the next few years, I introduced more underwear styles and then a basic swim line. Now you have sweats and tees too. I was hesitant to go into sportswear because I thought it was an overcrowded market but I was floored by the reaction of our first athletic wear collection. We learned guys wanted stylish fitness wear that didn’t make them look like they were going to a club or running a marathon.


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TEAMM8 SPORTSWEAR CELEBRATES 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES WITH LAUNCH OF ‘NATIONS’ COLLECTION teamm8, the athletic wear brand that draws inspiration from Aussie sporting values of team spirit, determination, strength and masculinity, pays tribute to the 2012 Olympic games this season with it’s new Nations collection. Produced in striking colors that match the flags of some of the leading nations going for gold – including the USA, Australia, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, and Brazil -­‐ Nation takes the spirit of the summer games from the arena into the locker and bedrooms of everyday champions. 24

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“We first introduced Nations in 2008 as an underwear to celebrate the Olympic games in Beijing,” explains Michal Nicolas, the founder and head designer at teamm8. “The range quickly became a staple and is today an important part of the teamm8 story. For 2012, we’re introducing swimwear to the Nations line, with a brand new cut and design inspired by the London games.” Michal Nicolas launched teamm8 from his living room in 2008 with a simple website and two styles of underwear. At the

time, he operated and managed every facet of the business on his own. That quickly changed as his designs acquired a nearly instantaneous following, especially in the USA. Today, the line has grown to include a wide range of underwear styles and a basic swimwear line. Most recently, the company introduced athletic wear. “Our customer wants stylish gear that makes them stand out from the crowd but doesn’t look like they’re going to a club or running a marathon,” says Nicolas. “Teamm8 offers fashion


forward clothing that guys can take from the gym to a lunch date, or just hang around in all day.” The company adheres to strict team rules. All gear must be timeless, stylish, of top-­‐ quality, versatile, sexy, athletic, masculine, and must project confidence. According to Nicolas, teamm8 produces ‘clothes guys wear, not clothes that wear guys.’ “The spring 2012 collection is our best yet,” he continues. “It remains true to the teamm8 core design values but with a little more fun and excitement.” In addition to its Nations line, teamm8 is introducing a new jock strap for Spring 2012, as well as new designs to its swim short line. “Many guys don’t feel comfortable in a swim brief but at the same time don’t want to be bogged down in long and shapeless trunks. Our solution is a fitted shorter-­‐

length trunk we call the swim short,” says Nicolas. For the daring, the company is also unveiling the teamm8 swim brief, a flattering square cut, in several new fantastic and vibrant colors. All include teamm8’s infamous detailing on the waistband. “We take big risks at teamm8, but that was how I founded the label, taking a huge risk,” concludes Michal Nicolas. “That and extremely hard work and dedication. I believe you achieve nothing without playing life that way, and that’s exactly how we approach everything here at teamm8. You work hard, you enjoy the benefits.” For a sneak peak at all of teamm8’s collection, visit www.teamm8.com. Teamm8 is available at Egoist 3706 N. Halsted 773-281-5137 www.egoistunderwear.com

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Leaner Meaner Workout Gear Party by: Sean Larkin nspired by the tight fitting, high performing uniforms worn by Rugby and American football players, many athletic wear designers are leaning things up this summer. They're doing away with the baggy sweats of yesteryear and presenting new formfitting gear. The results are sports tees and pants that not only play well, but look damn good on. Here are some of the season's favorites that are available now in stores. Timoteo Champion Pant: Perfect for lounging around the house or working out in fashion at the gym, the Timoteo Champion Pants feature contrast side stripes, straight cut legs, comfort stretch fabric, and functional side pockets. Its clever waistband is what most captured our attention and is sure to catch the attention of the handsome jock working out next to you. Fashioned after a boxing short waist-

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band, it adds just the right amount of stylish muscle to make these pants a real knockout. 100% midweight cotton fleece. $62.00/Timoteo.net ES Workout long pants: If anyone knows sexy, it is ES Collection. Their new Workout Long pants are for guys who have done the heavy lifting and now aim to show it off. The low-cut pants fit tight around the hips, accentuating all the important curves on a man. Most brilliantly, there are two roomy pockets for keys, a wallet, or more likely for those random hands that might want to slip in for a feel. These pants should come with directions: Just Add Sweat…because everything else is there, including a sophisticated embroidered shield on the upper left side. Made from 95% cotton and 5% elastan. $162/LAJock.com

Freedom Reigns Body Pump: Whether you're off to the gym or the ski slope, these Summer Games-inspired pant from Freedom Reigns will have athletes sporting Olympic-style this summer. They also double as long johns that are so comfortable; they can be worn as pajamas! Or better yet, wear them under your favorite workout shorts for that sexy layered look. Freedom Reigns gives you the versatility – or freedom – to wear sweats in the way that works best for you and your body. Also available as shorts. $55.00/LAJock.com

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Teamm8 Rider Sweat Pant: For the preppy athlete who aims to look sharp as he curls his dumbbells, Teamm8 presents its Rider Sweat Pant. It has been a particular standout among retailers this season because the pant can be dressed up or down. Slick yet super comfortable, with a tapered leg, these pants are just as suitable wearing out-and-about in the neighborhood as they are in the gym. Wear them with a tank or a collared shirt… both will work to give you that well coifed jock look. There are even two side pockets big enough to carry a small book in, you smarty. $79.00/LaJock.com

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teamm8 pays tribute to the 2012 Olympic games with it’s new Nations collection of swim and underwear. Produced in striking colors that match the flags of some of the leading countries going for gold – including the USA, Australia and Great Britain – Nations takes the spirit of the summer games into the locker and bedrooms of everyday champions. “We first introduced Nations in 2008 as an underwear to celebrate the Olympic games in Beijing,” explains Michal Nicolas, teamm8’s founder and head designer. “For 2012, we’ve added swimwear. The entire range has become a staple of our brand and is now an important part of our story.” That story began in the living room of Nicolas’ home where with a simple website and two styles of underwear, he launched one of the fastest growing athletic wear collections on the market today. In addition to undies, teamm8 competes in swim, tees and fitness wear. They consistently come out on top by simply putting “play” back in the game. Michael Nicolas explains. March 30, 2012

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Is there an advantage to being a smaller company? Boutique brands enjoy the luxury of dancing to the beat of their own drum. Decisions are made and acted on quickly. We’re not dragged down by corporate influences and strategies. How would describe the 2012 collection? Our best yet. This collection remains true to our core design values yet with a little more fun and excitement, especially in the athletic and swimwear. The athletic collection has a slimmer cut than most gear out there. A slimmer cut is more flattering on most guys. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of skin tight fits. There are very few guys who can or should wear them. But at the same time, I don’t think drowning in your clothes is flattering either.

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ink briefs, for decades the butt of jokes and the joke of butts, has, in the last year, turned into a serious business. Jockey was the first to report that sales of their colored Y-front briefs rocketed by an average of 60% last year – with the baby pink pairs selling more than any other. In all their goofy glory, briefs in bright colors including pink, are undermining the classic white brief’s long-held domination below-the-belt. In fact, while sales of traditional briefs have been down for the last few years, non traditional styles in boxer briefs, bikinis and thong styles have all been way up. It’s not just gay men buying them either. Straight men (and the girlfriend and wives who buy for their men) are buying them at higher rates than ever. However, it is gay men (and celebs like Justin Beiber and Ashton Kutcher) who are the more-daring consumers of new styles – willing to experiment with the newest styles before they become trends. Pink’s popularity makes sense. Pink brightens and warms up pale skin tones. It also contrasts nicely with darker skin. But Nir Zilberman, founder of the online underwear retailer, LAJock.com, thinks the recession may be a factor. 'When the economy’s gloomy, shoppers tend to make small, often unconscious, decisions in their consumer habits and buying fun pink briefs helps lighten their mood and brighten their day.' Here are some of the hot new styles that are tickling men pink this season.

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Teamm8 Nations brief The Teamm8 Nations brief ensures guys look their best from the locker room to the field with its lean cut and fly front. Made of soft, stretchy cotton with 5% Elastane, the gear feels great against the skin and offers a supportive fit. The vibrant green against white waistband and piping adds a fun edge to the collection that celebrates the leading nations of the world. The Green brief is available for team BRASIL, team MEXICO and team ITALY. Team of your choice is emblazoned proudly on the briefs bottom. $29.00/LAJock.com


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In Tribute To The Olympic Games In 2012 Swimwear & Underwear Company teamm8 Introduces Their Nations Collection. Athleticwear brand teamm8 which draws inspiration from American sporting values of team spirit, determination, strength and masculinity, pays tribute to the 2012 Olympic Games this season with it’s new Nations Collection. Produced in striking colors that match the flags of some of the leading nations going for gold – including the USA, Australia, UK,Spain, Italy, and Brazil, the Nations Collection takes the spirit of the summer games from the arena into the locker and bedrooms of everyday champions. “Nations was first introduced in 2008 as an underwear to celebrate the Olympic Games in Beijing,” explains Michal Nicolas, the founder and head designer at teamm8. “The range quickly became a staple and is today an important part of the teamm8 story.” “For 2012, teamm8 introducing swimwear to the Nations line, with a brand new cut and design inspired by the London Games.” Michal Nicolas launched teamm8 from his living room with a simple website and two styles of underwear. At the time, he operated and managed every facet of the business on his own. That quickly changed as his designs acquired a nearly instantaneous following, especially in the USA. Today, the line has grown to include a wide range of underwear styles, basic swimwear line and a recent athleticwear collection.

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PINK SWEET BRIEFS TO SAVOR THIS VALENTINEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DAY

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing less sexy than a pair of overstretched tighty whities on a dude. But if you check below the belts of most fellas, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ďŹ nd briefs well past their expiration date.

Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because the average guy alternates between the same ten pairs of drawers. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ ve weeks worth of sweating, stretching and being sat on each year. Factor in about sixty wash cycles, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a miracle theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still in one piece. Except in many cases, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not. Holes, stains and droopy elastic abound beneath most guysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; jeans. They not only look awful, they rob guys of comfort and oftentimes something worse â&#x20AC;&#x201C; action! Because who knows when Cupidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrow may strike? One brief encounter may just lead to another. So for all you fellas whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been hanging onto some roughed up skivvies, do yourself a favor and trade those drab drawers in for something a little fresher â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and pinker - this Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. Here are some of our favorites, available now at LaJock.com.


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TEAMM8 Teamm8 has become an international favorite with its classic cuts, masculine aesthetics and brightly colored menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fashion. Inspired by Aussie athletes, their 2012 collection makes every man feel and look like a sports champion. $32 - $39 LaJock.com


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! K PIN Romantic and intimate, underwear is the ideal Valentine gift. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re buying underwear for that special man in your life, here are tips to keep in mind.

THINK COMFORTABLE: When it comes to menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s underwear, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about comfort. Find out what kind of underwear your man likes to wear, whether it is boxer shorts, briefs or boxer briefs. Once you know what kind of underwear he ďŹ nds comfortable, you can start shopping for something special to give him as a Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day gift. THINK INDULGENT: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s underwear used to only come in basic cotton. Not anymore! Briefs comes in a wide variety of luxury fabrics, including bamboo, lycra, and the combination favored by most, cotton/ elastane. THINK NOVELTY: One of the best ways to buy menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s underwear as a romantic Valentine gift is to look for novelty undergarments for men. A pair of fun briefs printed with hearts, kisses or roses is perfect for Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, and designer underwear in shades of pink or red make great romantic gifts.

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teamm8 pays tribute to the 2012 Olympic games with it’s new Nations collection of swim and underwear. Produced in striking colors that match the flags of some of the leading countries going for gold – including the USA, Australia and Great Britain – Nations takes the spirit of the summer games into the locker and bedrooms of everyday champions. “We first introduced Nations in 2008 as an underwear to celebrate the Olympic games in Beijing,” explains Michal Nicolas, teamm8’s founder and head designer. “For 2012, we’ve added swimwear. The entire range has become a staple of our brand and is now an important part of our story.” That story began in the living room of Nicolas’ home where with a simple website and two styles of underwear, he launched one of the fastest growing athletic wear collections on the market today. In addition to undies, teamm8 competes in swim, tees and fitness wear. They consistently come out on top by simply putting “play” back in the game. Michael Nicolas explains. Men outside of Australia call the brand “Team 8”, but isn’t the correct pronunciation Team Mate? Michal Nicolas: A lot of people abroad get confused but the name is in fact ‘team mate’, as in a fellow member of a team. I abbreviated it to ‘m8’. To me, the name embodied everything about the brand: Australian, the sporting values, the masculinity and the unity.

What separates teamm8 from its competitors? Quality and style. Our athletic wear is great for the gym, a lunch date, or for just hanging around in all day. Is there an advantage to being a smaller company? Boutique brands enjoy the luxury of dancing to the beat of their own drum. Decisions are made and acted on quickly. We’re not dragged down by corporate influences and strategies. How would describe the 2012 collection? Our best yet. This collection remains true to our core design values yet with a little more fun and excitement, especially in the athletic and swimwear. The athletic collection has a slimmer cut than most gear out there. A slimmer cut is more flattering on most guys. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of skin tight fits. There are very few guys who can or should wear them. But at the same time, I don’t think drowning in your clothes is flattering either. What has been the response to teamm8’s Super Low Rise briefs? They’re one of our best sellers. They are so low! Many of teamm8’s briefs tend to be low. We do keep a low rise to all our briefs, but they’re not all so ridiculously low. Comfort is our number one design rule and if the rise is too low, we find the brief is not comfortable to wear all day. But with the success of the Super Low Rise collection, there’s no denying some guys like low. What are some of the other best sellers? We introduced the Star Player brief in 2009 and it was an instant hit. We couldn’t keep up with demand! We had football players battling for it. This season, the pink Star Player brief is our best seller.

Does teamm8 thrive on competition? We take big risks at teamm8, but that was how I founded the label, taking a huge risk. That and extremely hard work and dedication. But I believe you achieve nothing without playing life that way, and that’s What is the ideology of the brand? We are for everyday champions; for active achievers who exactly how we approach everything here at teamm8. You work hard, tackle life head on. I always say, ‘at teamm8, you are the star you enjoy the benefits. player and we are your support team’. Teamm8 Nations collection is available at LAJock.com Is it true you started from your living room? I did! I launched with a website and two styles of underwear, that’s it. That was in 2008 and back then I operated and managed every facet singlehandedly. The brand grew almost instantaneously and over the next few years, I introduced more underwear styles and then a basic swim line. Now you have sweats and tees too. I was hesitant to go into sportswear because I thought it was an overcrowded market but I was floored by the reaction of our first athletic wear collection. We learned guys wanted stylish fitness wear that didn’t make them look like they were going to a club or running a marathon.


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TEAMM8 SPORTSWEAR CELEBRATES 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES WITH LAUNCH OF ‘NATIONS’ COLLECTION teamm8, the athletic wear brand that draws inspiration from Aussie sporting values of team spirit, determination, strength and masculinity, pays tribute to the 2012 Olympic games this season with it’s new Nations collection. Produced in striking colors that match the flags of some of the leading nations going for gold – including the USA, Australia, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, and Brazil. Nation takes the spirit of the summer games from the arena into the locker and bedrooms of everyday champions. Nations, by teamm8, is available at LAJock.com and select retailers now. 16

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“We first introduced Nations in 2008 as an underwear to celebrate the Olympic games in Beijing,” explains Michal Nicolas, the founder and head designer at teamm8. “The range quickly became a staple and is today an important part of the teamm8 story. For 2012, we’re introducing swimwear to the Nations line, with a brand new cut and design inspired by the London games.”

as his designs acquired a nearly instantaneous following, especially in the USA. Today, the line has grown to include a wide range of underwear styles and a basic swimwear line. Most recently, the company introduced athletic wear. “Teamm8 offers fashion forward clothing that guys can take from the gym to a lunch date, or just hang around in all day” says Nicolas.

Michal Nicolas launched teamm8 from his living room in 2008 with a simple website and two styles of underwear. At the time, he operated and managed every facet of the business on his own. That quickly changed

The company adheres to strict team rules. All gear must be timeless, stylish, of top-­ quality, versatile, sexy, athletic, masculine, and must project confidence. According to Nicolas, teamm8 produces

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‘clothes guys wear, not clothes that wear guys.’ “The spring 2012 collection is our best yet,” he continues. “It remains true to the teamm8 core design values but with a little more fun and excitement.” In addition to its Nations line, teamm8 is introducing a new jock strap for Spring 2012, as well as new designs to its swim short line. “Many guys don’t feel comfortable in a swim brief but at the same time don’t want to be bogged down in long and shapeless trunks. Our solution is a fitted shorter-­length trunk we call the swim short,” says Nicolas.

“That and extremely hard work and dedication. I believe you achieve nothing without playing life that way, and that’s exactly how we approach everything here at teamm8. You work hard, you enjoy the benefits.” For a sneak peak at all of teamm8’s Spring 2012 collection, visit www.teamm8.com. teamm8 will be available this spring at Egoist 3706 N. Halsted 773-281-5137.

For the daring, the company is also unveiling the teamm8 swim brief, a flattering square cut, in several new fantastic and vibrant colors. All include teamm8’s infamous detailing on the waistband. “We take big risks at teamm8, but that was how I founded the label, taking a huge risk,” concludes Michal Nicolas.

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However, it is gay men (and celebs like Justin Beiber and Ashton Kutcher) who are the more-daring consumers of new styles – willing to experiment with the newest styles before they become trends. Pink’s popularity makes sense. Pink brightens and warms up pale skin tones. It also contrasts nicely with darker skin. But Nir Zilberman, founder of the online underwear retailer, LAJock.com, thinks the recession may be a factor.

Pink briefs, for decades the butt of jokes and the joke of butts, has, in the last year, turned into a serious business. Jockey was the first to report that sales of their colored Y-front briefs rocketed by an average of 60% last year – with the baby pink pairs selling more than any other. In all their goofy glory, briefs in bright colors including pink, are undermining the classic white brief’s long-held domination below-the-belt. In fact, while sales of traditional briefs have been down for the last few years, nontraditional styles in boxer briefs, bikinis and thong styles have all been way up. It’s not just gay men buying them either. Straight men (and the girlfriends and wives who buy for their men) are buying them at higher rates than ever.

’When the economy’s gloomy, shoppers tend to make small, often unconscious, decisions in their consumer habits and buying fun pink briefs helps lighten their mood and brighten their day.’ Here are some of the hot new styles that are tickling men pink this season. TEAMM8 Teamm8 is an Australian brand aimed at champions who play equally hard on the field and in the bedroom. Sporting values of Australian “mateship” and determination, Teamm8 mens underwear is ideal for the fast moving, savvy and stylish athlete. $32 - $39/ LaJock.com ES UNDERWEAR If you’re looking for a good quality underwear brand that oozes quality and European decadence, ES Collection is an excellent choice. The collection is vast, offering many different print

designs, narrow and wide waistbands and all the cuts (briefs, boxer briefs, thongs) men want. $56 - $63/LaJock. com JAMES TUDOR Inspired by the idea of the British gentleman, James Tudor Underwear is a stylish, classic underwear brand. The James Tudor brand offers a fresh perspective with unique design elements like magnetic snaps and pouch button details.$34 - $41/ LaJock. com TIMOTEO Timoteo is perfect for the fashion conscious customer who appreciates exceptional fit and design. The underwear is super soft and comfortable, and is designed to maintain an excellent fit and shape that defines the body. All styles of underwear have a signature logo waist and unique color combinations. $18 $29/Timoteo.net ADDICTED Addicted’s superior quality briefs maintain the sporty style and fit of sister brand, ES Collection, but at prices more accessible to mainstream consumers. Fresh and fun, the Addicted collection is for everybody out there that likes to live life to the fullest. $32 - $39/ LaJock. com All briefs available online at LaJock. com.

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