Resized-1 The first pattern of our Alpine Collection is available today!  Head on over to our shop to order your Comox Trunks or our Comox Trunks Supplies kit. The tissue pattern is also available at many of our stockists (check to see if there is a retailer near you!). Resized-3 These trunks are a quick project that will help you learn a number of techniques for sewing knits.  After a couple hours of sewing (either at your domestic machine or your serger - instructions include options for both) you will have a very comfortable pair of form fitting trunks with all of the design features found in high-end boxer brands - no center back seam, short legs, a strong double layered in-seam gusset and a right exit fly (the front 'cup' area that allows for bathroom breaks without pulling your pants down!). Resized-5 The elastic waistband is quick and easy to sew onto the trunks and creates none of the extra bulk that fabric-covered elastic waistbands add beneath slim-fit pants (such as the Jedediah Pants). Resized-2 Resized-4 Resized-7 If you are new to sewing knits and are a little nervous about choosing the right fabrics or elastic for your Comox Trunk project, you have the option of buying the Comox Trunks Supplies Kit.  You can purchase it with the pattern or, if you have bought the pattern through one of our stockists or simply want to make second pair of trunks, you can also buy it on its own. Kit with pattern - resized The kit includes the same fabric and elastic that we used for our samples.  Our models commented that the trunks were especially soft and weightless - they said they felt like they hardly had anything on (I think they had a point lol).  The fabric is a thin bamboo/cotton stretch jersey in your choice of charcoal grey or burgundy.  The elastic is a black, pre-shrunk knitted elastic that is firm and strong but not itchy. kit - grey fabric - resized Kit - red fabric - resizedWell, we hope you like our new pattern as much as we do!  It seems to me that many men HATE buying new underwear and tend to wear their most comfortable ones until they are rags.  There really isn't an excuse for that any more, is there?  Now they can replace that perfect pair with another by sewing their own (or, if you are the significant other, you can do the honours and reap the rewards of a much more pleasant view when he's dressing in the morning!).

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ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

I hope your Newcastle turns out well :)

The Monthly Stitch Knitspiration: underwear |

The Monthly Stitch Knitspiration: underwear | said:

[…] Mr. Guy tells me these shorts are really comfortable, and he reaches for them before his other RTW pairs. I wish I had some photos of him modelling them, but I’m not willing to share :) You can see some lovely modelled pairs on Thread Theory’s blog […]

Knitspiration: underwear | The Monthly Stitch

Knitspiration: underwear | The Monthly Stitch said:

[…] Mr. Guy tells me these shorts are really comfortable, and he reaches for them before his other RTW pairs. I wish I had some photos of him modelling them, but I’m not willing to share :) You can see some lovely modelled pairs on Thread Theory’s blog […]

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

That’s a super idea! I think I’ll start sending stockists the fabric sample starting with the next order – thanks so much for suggesting that!

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Lol good luck ;)

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Yes, go for it! It’s a great quick project and you could make yourself some with the fabric scraps while you are at it :)

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Hah! I must say, I’m already eyeing up all the odd shaped fabric scraps from Matt’s sample trunks to make some underwear of my own. :P

Sew-Along Announcement! Comox Trunks | Thread Theory

Sew-Along Announcement! Comox Trunks | Thread Theory said:

[…] per Dan’s great suggestion on our Comox Trunks announcement post, below is a link printable knit stretch guide so that you can choose your fabric even before […]

fenna

fenna said:

Oh man! I’m just working on the Newcastle Cardigan, but these look like a fun project to whip up for my husband…..will have to keep these in mind as my sewing list continues to grow, and grow, and grow! :)

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

I hope you found the perfect fabric!

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

My dad had a laugh when he saw your comment :)

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

That’s so nice to hear about your Jeds sewing experience. You made my day!

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Your polka-dot pair is awesome :) Thanks for posting about them!

lsaspacey

lsaspacey said:

A good idea for your stockists who also sell fabric is for them to supply an example of the fabric you used next to their display or include a small swatch with the pattern envelope itself.

Cirque Du Bebe

Cirque Du Bebe said:

Yumo! Now to find myself a suitably fit boyfriend to make these for. Love your work!

Renata

Renata said:

I love the new pattern! Thank you!! I have thought of sewing my husband’s underwear before, but I didn’t know if I could do it. Now with your instructions and pattern, I am sure I can.

LK

LK said:

I just told my fiance that I’m making us matching underwear. Didn’t even bat an eye, he’s used to my crazy sewing ideas!

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Hi Dan, Sure, great idea! I’ll post it on the blog later today.

Maike

Maike said:

I understand, no worries! You explained very well what fabric is suitable so I think I will drive to the fabric store tomorrow and see if I find something nice. :)

ellen

ellen said:

What? How come the hubby and dad aren’t posing for this one?? I am disappointed.
Will have to try it. Great that it comes with instructions for both machines.

the Garment Farmer

the Garment Farmer said:

yay! great pattern. love the photos!

dressingtherole

dressingtherole said:

These look so fun!! I loved constructing the Jedediah pants – I think those might actually have been my favorite sewing project to date – and I can’t wait to see what the rest of your new line looks like!!

tworandomwords

tworandomwords said:

Mens underwear here in NZ is at least $25-30 for a pair of knit boxer shorts, $20 for undie-style. It’s stupid expensive for such small amounts of fabric! Consequently, like others, my husbands are looking a bit worse for wear. So looking forward to making these for him, once I get hold of some fabric – another winning pattern!

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Perfect! They are our favourite too – briefs and boxers have their place but I don’t think you can beat trunks for their comfort combined with their attractive appearance.

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Sounds like you have a great mission ahead of you!

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Awesome! The red is so nice and rich…romantic too :)

Dan Grigg

Dan Grigg said:

I don’t suppose you could post the knit stretch guide could you? I think i have some suitable fabric but want to be sure before buying the pattern :)

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Yes…shipping sure is frustrating! We tried to keep the package as compact as possible, but it’s unfortunately the weight that has largely determined the price. I’m sure you will be able to find some perfect fabric locally – just look for anything that seems strong and use our knit stretch guide on the back of the pattern to help you with your choice. Happy sewing!

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

We had a blast with the shoot! The men are on the varsity basketball team at my sister’s university and were such troopers to give modelling a try. They had a blast testing out their ‘model expressions’ and did an excellent job hiding how extremely cold they were!

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Small world, isn’t it? :) We named it after the Comox Glacier as part of the “Alpine” theme. I guess my models are lucky that I didn’t drag them up the mountain to pose in the glacial snow!

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

:P No problem at all!

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Matt had been spending $30 a pair on his underwear (ridiculous!) so I knew it was time to create a home-sewn solution! I’m glad you like the pattern!

Tamsin W-P

Tamsin W-P said:

Looks good! I saw this pattern in a new shop that has opened near me. I thought I hadn’t seen it on the website before, but now I have!

Nicole

Nicole said:

“Red or gray?” was all I had to say to my husband (and then I answered for him, “Red.”). I just made a pair of undies for myself, and now I can make some for him, too! And this is the exact style my guy likes!

julieourcheznous

julieourcheznous said:

What a great pattern…my man is one of those that wears them till they fall apart and I found ones similar to these (at the store…but still) in style that he loves….so definitely need to convince the hubs now!! haha

Lindsay Woodward

Lindsay Woodward said:

Looks great! This is my favorite style of underwear for guys.

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

:D We thought people might like these photos…I certainly do!

prolificprojectstarter

prolificprojectstarter said:

Your photo shoot has given me a great giggle, I love the serious poses with rucksacks in the great outdoors in their underwear. Thankyou for brightening up my Monday morning! And I love the idea of being able to make pants, I recently made myself some from old t shirts and an online tutorial I assumed that mens ones would be too trickY. And my husbands pants look terrible, so I may well give this a go.

Janet

Janet said:

What a surprise. I didn’t expect men’s underwear. I like the kit idea. Yeah to Comox! I touch down in Comox on my way to visit my brother on Hornby Island. I know this new pattern will be really successful. No one else is doing it!

tillybuttons

tillybuttons said:

Wow… Thanks for the close ups, I mean, innovative pattern design! x

Deb Cameron

Deb Cameron said:

Love this and the eye candy not bad! Definitely getting this pattern, my husbands underwear is around $10 a piece, just think of all the extra fabric money I will have making very cool and extremely comfy underwear – ‘win win’ :-)

True Bias

True Bias said:

what a fun idea. i have never thought of sewing undies for the hubby before, but these look great!

Jessica

Jessica said:

WOW! they look so great! My husband doesnt wear trunks….but he soon will!

sewmanju

sewmanju said:

Mmmm “they” look nice :-) seriously, great pattern for men!

Maike

Maike said:

Too bad, the shipping costs are too high for me to buy the kit, the custom duties in our country are horrible when the price goes over a certain amount. But I’ll definitely buy the pattern, my boyfriend is exactly one of those who wears them until they fall apart and the rtw-shorts are quite expensive to buy. So yay!

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