Disco Valante fan, Anthony, has sent us some shots of him sporting the Disco Valante “Thug Love” boxers.
Disco Valante fan, Anthony, has sent us some shots of him sporting the Disco Valante “Thug Love” boxers.
In these trying economic times, Disco Valante is offering a FREE shipping promotion.
US orders of $50 and up – FREE SHIPPING
International orders of $100 and up – FREE SHIPPING
International orders of $75 – $99 – DISCOUNTED $10 SHIPPING
PROMOTION EXPIRES JUNE 15th 2009!!!
Pass on the word to your friends and help spread the word about this small company.
Well the first week of business of Disco Valante has been a success. We have sold out of a few styles and sizes…which was great. I am getting a lot of feedback from women that are buying for their boyfriends and even themselves. I really never thought about the ladies making up such a significant portion of the consumer base but their support has turned out to be very positive.
I’m finding Disco Valante is making it’s way onto many blogs around the internet. This word of mouth promotion is really helping DV succeed. I appreciate all the support and purchases I have received. I am currently working on getting into some magazines. Please pass the web address of Disco Valante to your friends and family.
If there are any suggestions on how to make Disco Valante better, please let me know. I want this company to be shaped by the consumer’s wants and not my own.
Everyone has been asking me, “Who is the hot guy on the Disco Valante website?”.
Gregory Partsinevelos is the model for Disco Valante. He was born and raised in Astoria, New York and presently works out of New York City. I immediately knew this 25 year old half Greek, half Peurto Rican was the right guy for Disco Valante. The dynamic difference of his handsome baby face paired with all those tattoos made him the perfect choice for me. And yes, those are all real tattoos! I think his unique and sexy look will ultimately carry this brand to success in it’s first year.
Greg was a pleasure to work with during the photo shoot. Not only is he a true professional, but he’s also a very nice guy. We actually still keep in contact.
I have always felt it is not only important for me to succeed but necessary, as a friend, to help those around me to succeed too. Therefore, if anyone is looking for a model or an actor, please contact Greg. You won’t regret it.
I love the clean look of this blog with pink text and slight traces of a floral/tree print.
Please show them some love and check them out.
Disco Valante has launched! Ironically, I was asleep when it went up. Please pass it on to your friends. I would like to thank everyone and anyone who has given me any support. I would also like to thank all you who doubted my ability and vision…your small minds are what drove me to succeed.
Lastly…BUY, BUY, BUY!!!
I’ve changed the direction of the Disco Valante online underwear store. The pic of the guy is not of the DV model nor are the underwear DV merchandise. The images are just place holders for web development.
My amazing team has done some outstanding work with graphic design and website production. The Disco Valante web team is finishing up some shopping cart issues and we should be launched before the end of the weekend if not sooner.
Please tell me what you think about the homepage of Disco Valante.
Well the end is near my friends. Here is a status of what is happening with Disco Valante.
1. Photographer finished retouching photos.
2. Web Designer finishing up.
3. Graphic Designer is making banners for web advertisement.
I am soooo close. I am currently looking at 20 cartons of underwear that the trucking company just dropped of on my door. I want to tear the boxes open and roll around in my creation.
I have included another sample image from the photo shoot. Check out Greg showing a small piece of his booty. Tell me what you think.
Hey, guys I’m sorry. I know I missed another launch date. However, I am sooo close. Here is a status update:
1. All products have been inventoried and stored in the warehouse
2. Photographer is retouching photos.
3. Web designer is working on the finishing touches of the web site and awaiting photos from photographer.
I’ve included one of the untouched images of the Disco Valante photo shoot held in New York City in January. Please be patient with my ever sliding launch date.
This week I will be releasing more photos and images of the web site prior to the launch.
Disco Valante is another step closer. Today, the shipment arrive at the inventory warehouse on Friday. They must count thousands of pairs of underwear to ensure the proper amount. This will take a few days.
The photographer is retouching the photos and will be completed by next Tuesday.
The web designer is working hard on flash pieces of the website and adding content.
The graphic designer is brainstorming on the loads of banners I will have spread throughout the internet.
This is my Dream Team. These are the individuals that have helped me craft Disco Valante for the long anticipated launch. I must admit, at times I didn’t know it was really going to happen. Delay after delay and money concerns have been obstacles in my way. I have come too far to quit.
To anybody who wants to start their own business, please know nothing goes as planned in the beginning.
I love underwear…I love buying it. I love wearing it. And I love starting a company selling it.
However, there are some creations I just cannot wear. The ass-less underwear really isn`t my thing. Can anyone tell me the purpose, if there is one? My mind immediately races toward novelty underwear for that guy looking to play dirty with a stranger in the night club bathroom. But are there any guys that just like to have their asses out in the breeze.
Disco Valante wants to know what you think about ass-less underwear?
Well boys and boys,
The shipment from my Chinese manufacturer arrived on Saturday in California. The lot of Disco Valante underwear is going through customs right now. (I am clicking my heels as I am jumping up and down)
The graphic design for the NEW look of the DV website was completed this weekend. I decided that the intro page (pic above) that you guys have been viewing for the last year isn’t the direction I want to take the DV web presence. My graphic designer, from the Netherlands, has worked long and hard on making the webshop look and feel better than any other underwear company out there today. I am debating on releasing a sneek peek of the new web design but if you’ve waited a almost a year another two weeks won’t hurt.
Also, the technical build out of the website will start today.
There are still a few kinks to work out with the warehousing situation but I know we can remedy the situation.
I want to thank all the people that email asking when the site will launch. I know I have pushed back the launch on several occasions but now it WILL happen.
I must apologize. I have so many things going on at one time. I have Jock Muscle, I am leaving the military, I am trying to find a new job, and the launch of DISCO VALANTE this month.
It has been a real journey for me getting this clothing line off the ground. Being stationed in the Middle East, production delays, money problems, production delays, and PRODUCTION DELAYS. The first run of Disco Valante underwear is now somewhere in the Pacific Ocean on a container ship from Shanghai on its way to Long Beach, California.
I had the photo shoot for DV about two Friday’s ago in New York City. I didn’t even get to enjoy the cityt. I took the train from Washington, DC to NYC, walked to the studio, and then returned back to Washington that same night. The shoot went really well. The handsome fellow above is not me but he is the face of Disco Valante. Greg is a up and coming model from New York.
My graphic designer is helping me redesign the look of the DV website now. Hopefully, we will be finished by tomorrow.
It is amazing that this blog has become so successful…I constantly get inquires for sales via email everyday. That makes me feel really good about my chances for success. Keep reading!!!
I would like to post a comment from Alex, a reader of my blog:
I have left numerous comments here in the past that have not been posted. You obviously monitor the comments that are put up here and reject any that you don’t conform to the positive promotion of your brand. Not posting comments is not a smart move. I have a very popular underwear blog and when you line is launched I am going to do tell all how you refuse to display conflicting opinions on your blog. If you want to play the BS game on the internet be aware there are always others watching ready to expose the truth.
Yes ,Alex I do monitor the comments of my blog. I must often filter or delete comments that are inappropriate or rude. If you read through this blog, you will find comments I post from readers that are in direct conflict with my own sense of taste, style and opinion. I welcome healthy, respectful, and constructive criticism.
However, I won’t tolerate internet tough guys who emote negativity and get their kicks from pushing around people in cyber space. If you wish to bad mouth me on your blog, I can’t stop you. If you are a fellow blogger, please send me your blog address and allow my readers the chance to view your work.
You are always welcomed on the Disco Valante blog as long as respect is at the foundation of your contribution of this web community.
Thanx everyone for coming to my blog in anticipation of the Disco Valante clothing line launch in Decemeber (fingers crossed). The DV blog has soared with over 50,000 hits. Not bad for a guy who has never read or made a blog prior to this venture.
It has been a long road of setbacks and delays. I’m actually headed to the mail carrier office to pick up a package of samples from China. These samples are possibly the last samples I will view before I give authorization to proceed with production. (fingers crossed…again)
I know my blogging has cooled down since the summer months but with the combination of clothing line preparation, my real job (military officer), looking for another steady job until DV can support me, and a new project I’ve been working on (that I will reveal after the Thanksgiving Holiday) I’ve been a busy boy.
Thanx again and it won’t be long until you are wearing Disco Valante!
In the last 15 – 20 years, hip hop stars have made exposing your underwear a common and cool trend in America. Sagging pants began in American prisons, where oversized uniforms were issued without belts to prevent suicide and their use as weapons. The style spread through rappers and music videos from the ghetto to the suburbs. Now, everyone does it. This infectious style of pants wear and underwear exposure is displayed by twink skater guys, trendy streetwear fellas, pastel colored polo wearing suburban kids and even Japanese school boys.
Is it ok to show a bit of underwear or is it vulgar? I would be truly excited if I wear walking down the street or in a club and I saw some guy exposing his Disco Valante underwear to see…but I have a personal and professional interest in free publicity.
Some conservative American communities have gone as far as rewarding fines to guys who expose their underwear.
Is there something arousing in seeing a hint of waistband and fabric rising atop a guy’s jeans and exposing a closer look at his onion booty?
Or has this fashion statement outlived it’s time and should guys return to non-low waist trousers that give aid to such underwear exposure? Or does it really depend on how hot the guy is if it is acceptable?
Confidence is king!
Confidence is like an invisible coat that everyone can see. People know if you’ve got it or don’t. The guy who has that swagger in his step, the dude that has the ability to command a room while wearing a plain white T, jeans and flip flops, or the bloke that can move mountains with his mind.
In these trying times of me leaving a career that I’ve been doing for just over a decade and starting a clothing company, confidence is my greatest asset. I have unshakable belief in myself and Disco Valante. I would kick you in your teeth before I let you throw water on the flames of my dream.
Confidence can get you through those difficult moments where extreme intelligence, money or good looks may fail you. Too bad we don’t put as much emphasis on our inner strength as we do our outer strength.
This is my good friend, Naotomo Umewaka, who I first met him when I used to live in Japan. This half Japanese, half Labanonese guy is a crazy dude with a big heart. Tomo is a Temple University student trying to become a film director.
If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know I really dislike tighty whities. However, I will let them pass this time because Tomo wore them with much swagger during his sky diving trip in Hawaii.
Below I have added some prep shots of him getting ready and then executing his dive.
Also don’t worry, he’s 21. Even though he looks like he is 14 when not sportin’ a beard.
I think buying underwear can be a truly personal experience. If I’m in an underwear buying mood, I like to take my sweet time. I hate it when a salesperson is invading my space trying to tell me what underwear they think would look good on me. It is really creepy to me.
However, on the flip side, when someone close to me purchases underwear for me, I think it is rather HOT…provided it’s not flannel boxers or tighty whites.
I know most of the Disco Valante blog entries are directly targeted to men however, there are a few ladies that read this blog.
Ladies do you like to buy underwear for your man? Is there a sense of hot sexual anticipation of buying your boy toy a new pair of briefs? Or is it, if you don`t buy them, that lazy bastard would keep wearing the same ratty ones with holes?
Fellas, do you like it when your lady buys underwear for you? Is there something arousing about your lady thinking about your little soldier enough to make sure he is well clothed? Or is she trying to control every aspect of your life including what underwear you put on?
Disco Valante wants to know how you feel.
Also, for my gay readers, do you like your partner buying you underwear?
As I sit here watching Project Runway, I’m starting my return to the blogging world. First i would like to apologize for the lapse in time. It has taken my cable/internet company almost three weeks to install their services.
The trip to Asia was fun yet very stressful. Delays with manufacturing start dates and bad samples had me so worried and prevented me from truly relaxing.
I have begun manufacturing with a great company in China. The two guys handling my account are really professional and awesome.
Yesterday, I received the color card to ensure the correct fabric color of the underwear. I also received the graphic design print samples. There are some changes to be made but it feels really good to be progressing this far. I think everyone will find the color combinations of underwear fabric, graphic print, and waistband really cool.
All this progress doesn’t happen without cold hard cash. Disco Valante has footed the bill of the initial 30% down payment for manufacturing with the money from its investors. I truly thank thoses who have given this company money. Now I’m waiting to hear back from the bank, this week, about getting a line of credit to help with the purchase of larger quantities and working capital.
The model search is on…I’m looking high and low for that cute face with a hard body. If you know anyone in the NY, NJ, Philly or DC area let me know.
And most importantly, Disco Valante will launch this December!
Don’t forget to register your email at http://www.discovalante.com to get the latest updates on the launch and details about special promotions.
I will be back in full force during the middle of the week. I’m so sorry for the delayed absence.
I hope you guys haven’t forgotten about me!
Hello everyone! Well, I`m in my favorite city, Tokyo. I`m living in a capsule hotel in Shinjuku which is quite the experience.
Once again, I am apoligizing about not blogging very often. Tomorrow, I will recieve the sample that should allow me to have the confidence in the manufacturer, pay the initial 30% production costs, and get this label off the ground.
This “business” vacation has been rather stressful. My trip has been plagued with manufacturing setbacks and shady characters. I will elaborate on both at a later time.
See ya soon
Well, I’ve been agonizing over the color swatches from the Pantone catalog. Blue just isn’t blue…there are like twenty different blues. Which one is too bright? Which one is too light? Which one is right? You can really go crazy…trust me.
Because Disco Valante isn’t made for my satisfaction but the satisfaction of my future underwear loving customers, I pose these questions, “Do you like the typical ‘blah’ colors seen in many other underwear companies? Or do you long for more vibrant tones in your underwear that capture imagination and a hidden coolness that only you and your f*ck buddy know about?”.
I guess I maybe tipping my hand a bit in how I want you to answer.
What’s up, guys? This is Disco’s fourth trip to land of NSA sex, cheap living, and great culture.
I know I haven’t been posting as frequently but between working on the clothing label and traveling I haven’t made the time…I’m sorry:( The actual work of cutting a deal with the manufacturer is coming along.
I’m now in Bangkok on my Asian vacation/working tour. I’m in this super cool trendy internet cafe where you listen to a live DJ, can buy an Ipod and other electronics, get gourmet drinks and do work. It’s called True located in Siam Paragon if anyone stops in Bangkok.
I’ve also met a model from a rival underwear company while working out at the gym. I saw the guy and I felt I knew him but didn’t know where. Then it hit me! He is the model for brand “X”! He is a really nice guy. Since I travel by myself, it is nice to meet someone the same age and get this…he has started his own clothing line which I have seen on the internet. It’s almost like we share the same ambitious mind.
After I check all my emails, I have to choose my colors out on the Pantone color guide book. I have learned so much visiting the manufacture. I’ve been doing my prep work like a caveman. My new Chinese friends at my manufacture have helped me present my designs more professionally for manufacturing.
It was an experience going to this small Chinese city. I stood out like a sore thumb, however, everyone was more than friendly and eager to be friends.
Gotta get back to work in prep for the October launch.
The last week or so has been a loads of administrative work and travel. From Qatar to Kuwait to Washington, DC to California, I’ve been on the go! Yesterday, I left on the physical journey to begin Disco Valante. Just before midnight, I traveled 13 hours from LAX to Hong Kong. I am now awaiting my connecting flight to go to China to meet the manufactureres of the this label. In preparation for my trip, I’ve been reading books on Chinese etiquette and business culture for the past month. I think I’m Chinese now…not really. I hope I don’t make a fool of myself.
Shortly after the official business trip of Disco Valante, I will proceed to get lost in a 3-5 week vacation around Asia. I will visit friends and some of my favorite places. This time I will be using hostels and crashing with sexy strangers. No hotels and spas for me.
Thanx for being patient with the absence of my blogging. Wish me luck!
I’m back!!! Disco Valante has been out of the US for almost a year and I’ve notice something quite different. In the last four days I seen eight different guys where jockstraps as underwear.
Disco Valante hasn’t been hanging out in gay bath houses. I was at two different gyms. The guys were putting on their jocks with their street clothes after their workout.
Have I, the knower of all that is cool, missed a shift in underwear appareal in my abscence?
Fellas let me know what’s up!
After six months of living in the Middle East, I’m heading back to the States. I’m currently in Kuwait and have only 72 hours until I touch down in the US on 30AUG. At the airport, I will immediately get a private car to race me to my house. Once in Washington, DC, I’ve only got a few days to tie up some loose ends concerning bank loans and administrative paperwork with the company before I’m off to China.
My internet accessability isn’t the greatest so please be patient with my postings and email replies.
Please go to Disco Valante Online and register your email so I can notify you of the upcoming launch!
Again, please be patient if I am not posting. Thank you for your support!
I have NEVER owned a pair of white cotton boxers. I just don’t know what it is about them but I possible hate them on the same level as tighty whities. I’ll give it to the guy in the photo his pair look sportier (or maybe it’s just bunched up) than traditional white cotton boxers found in a department store. However, I still just can’t bring myself to buy a pair.
Disco Valante wants to know if white boxers are sexy or just plain BLAH?
The Disco Valante Clothing Blog has accumulated 10,000 hits in 4 months!!!
I know to some blogs this number isn’t much. However, I remember when I got 2 hits or no hits a day. When I used to get 20 hits a day I was jumping for joy. Now I’m clocking over 200 hits a day. Which again, maybe be small numbers for some blogs but still I’m pretty excited.
If the number of blog hits is any indication of interested consumers in my kick ass clothing label, I’m in for a hell of ride.
Thanx everyone for visiting my blog, writing me emails, and telling your friends about me. Don’t forget to go to Disco Valante Online and register your email for the news of the fall launch.
Swimming in your underwear is not the most stylish statement I suggest you make. I can only validate swimming in your underwear under the following conditions:
1. You attend a house party where the drunken festivities move from the living room to the pool out back.
2. You are wearing Disco Valante underwear and realize there is nothing better to show off your sexiness.
3. You are built like a cover model of a fitness magazine.
Outside of these circumstances I don’t think your swim attire should consist of tighty whities. Showing off your junk at the pool in a public setting just isn’t as sexy as one would think. I think it is rather creepy.
Does your swim attire consist of the underwear you put on before you headed to the pool? Under what circumstances would you wear underwear while swimming?
I love a great pair of jeans but I’m not sure about a great pair of underwear made out of denim. All I can think about is “going commando” in a pair of jeans and having the constant irritation of denim rubbing the family jewels raw. However, I’m confident they are treated to ensure comfort (fingers crossed).
Since Disco Valante Clothing is prepping for the fall launch, I want to know if you think you could add denim undies into your regular underwear rotation or is this just a novelty to throw in your drawer of thongs, jock straps and other special occasion man panties.
When I think of tighty whites, I think of a 8 year old boy watching Saturday morning cartoons and eating a bowl of cereal. I can’t really understand why any fashionable man would gravitate toward them! However, I have been wrong before…I think it was in 1986.
Can this choice of ultimate plainness be sexy? Disco Valante wants to know:
1. Are there any guys out there that still wear tighty whities?
2. If so, do you try to use the dick hole feature?
Or do you think tighty whites are strictly for little boys?
Once you go black…you never go back! But does that sentiment apply to underwear?
Black underwear is always stylish and screams sexy! However, that’s just my expert opinion.
Since Disco Valante Clothing is prepping for the fall launch, I want to know if you find black underwear classically erotic or is there more to be desired with more daring colors and designs.
As I am writing this post, some guy is sitting at his computer wearing a pair of underwear he has had for the last 7 years. The elastic in the waistband has lost it’s elasticity, the color is so faded it looks like acid wash, and I’m sure there are probably a few holes.
Wearing beat up, torn underwear is just ugly. Even if they are clean, they still look dirty. A man should always renew his underwear collection and discard of older pairs. I know what some of you are saying, “Nobody sees them but me!”. That, my friend, is the wrong attitude.
I recommend an underwear self life of no longer than 18 months. However, some materials hold better than others but styles and designs are always changing. Not only should your outer wardrobe be updated but so should your man panties.
Don’t worry you’ll be able to update your underwear collection with Disco Valante soon enough!
Do you work out only to admire yourself in the mirror? Are you sitting at home and letting your great body go to waste? Why not share your physique with the world? Be a Disco Valante Boy!
Disco Valante is looking for underwear models to feature on his website. Experience level is irrelevant. I’m looking for pretty faces and killer bodies.
If you want to be considered for a modeling gig, please contact me via email discovalanteclothing(at)gmail.com. Please include several photos of you sporting underwear, from various angles, along with your stats. All pics should be clear. All underwear model applicants should be no younger than 17. The photo shoot will be in NYC this September.
Disco Valante is a clothing label featuring men’s underwear and I’m trying to appeal to all men of style and substance. However, there is a group of men I don’t think I can ever sell to…the Commandos.
Going commando, aka free ballin’, is the preferred underwear (or lack of underwear) choice for some more daring guys. I myself don’t free ball because my nuts will sweat and stick to my leg. And, I don’t need the aroma of ball sweat competing with my cologne.
Besides, I can’t control my erections! Therefore, I don’t want to seem like a pervert when at the grocery store or the bank if my “one eyed yogurt slinger” starts to get aroused.
Does anyone free ball? If so, why and how often? Or do you think it’s gross?
I ran across this and had to share this with everyone. Someone put Shia Labeouf’s underwear on eBay. Now that’s desperate! You have to be pretty hard up for cash…$400 exactly. Here’s what the seller wrote:
WIN SCREEN WORN SHIA UNDERWEAR!
PLEASE NOTE: COSTUME IS “AS IS” WHICH INCLUDES MAKEUP STAINS, DIRT; ETC! (Again, these items was worn and used for filming by Shia)
This costume was worn by Shia in the film, “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”.
You receive, a pair of grey sweatpants, a pair of white breifs and ankle socks. Each items is tagged “YD” (meaning: the character Young Dito as played by Shia in the film)!
This item comes with a letter of authenticity from First Look Media and an explanation of it’s donation to Actor’s Equity! It is noted by First Look that this item is “one of a kind” …and indeed it is!
If anyone actually finds out who wins the bid, let us know.
I usually don’t buy white underwear. I like more charisma in my undergarments. Perhaps all those years as a kid and wearing Fruit of the Loom has turned me off the white colored underwear.
Since Disco Valante Clothing is prepping for the fall launch, I want to know if you find white underwear simple yet sexy or just plain BLAH.
Don’t forget to visit our sister company, Jock Muscle, for your private sex toy fun!!!
I love buying new underwear. However, I have never purchased a jockstrap. I understand the need for one in sports and that this could be the desired attire for a “power” bottom getting ready for play time. But is there anyone who actually wears a jock strap in everyday living? If you do, is it because it’s comfortable or that you are a horny bastard? I don’t think I could just have my ass hanging out in the breeze all day.
Even though my initial fall line doesn’t have any jockstraps in the collection, I’m open to giving the people what they want.
Disco Valante wants to know how YOU feel about jockstraps and if you wear them.
Disco Valante loves that 80′s fashion has crept back into main stream. However, clothes in the 80′s had a tendency to hurt your eyes. In more ways than one. One such trend was neon colored clothes. Neon colors are cool but people in the 80′s failed in one aspect of fashion…wearing too damn much of it.
To pull off neon today, don’t over do it! Neon can best accentuate an outfit when displayed in the accessories. Set off a great outfit with a pair of neon colored patent leather kicks (shoes). Or a white T that has neon colored graphic designs paired with a pair of dark denim and a cool white belt. Even a pair of fun and sexy neon colored men’s underwear from your favorite designer Disco Valante can bring excitement to your birthday suit! Like everything else, success is in the details.
Fashion is suppose to be fun and wearable.
Some college students don’t really need an excuse to take off their clothes. But it doesn’t hurt when you’re stripping down for charity. That’s what these Arizona State University students did last night. They took off their clothes and ran around campus in their underwear.
The “Undie Run” celebrated the last day of classes for the spring semester. They also donated their clothes to the needy.
Don’t be surprised if you see Disco Valante there next year!