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Gift-giving is more fun when you're giving underwear! Give the man in your life some Underballs! Read more

Chicago, IL Fashion
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Gift-giving is more fun when you're giving underwear! Give the man in your life some Underballs!

Chicago, IL Fashion
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As Seen On. . .

Trendhunter:

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/unique-gifts-for-guys

The Man Sphere:

http://themansphere.com/products-we-love-underballs-the-gift-of-underwear-in-a-ball/

Boxers-or-Briefs.com:

http://www.boxers-or-briefs.com/2013/04/underwear-startup-underballs-puts-boxers-and-balls-together/

Welcome!

We are excited to fill a void in men's gifts with our unique line of Underballs boxer shorts.  Please keep reading to learn more, and consider contributing to our effort! 

Share our project with your friends too! The more funding we can get up front, the better chance you have of getting Underballs, and the more designs we can produce for you to choose from!

Thanks again!

Ben, Tim, & Vanessa

Why Underballs?

Underballs make a manly gift for any number of occasions, and our clever, quirky designs combined with the plastic blue ball packaging ensure that your thoughtfulness will be noticed, remembered, and appreciated.

With women, gifts are easy!  Try flowers.  Or jewelery.  Or chocolate.  With guys, your options are limited, and frankly, we don't want any more tools, neckties, or cufflinks.  That's where Underballs come in!

What are Underballs?

Underballs boxers are masterfully tailored from 100% pure cotton, and guaranteed to provide comfort as well as conversation.  They come in a variety of unique and cheeky (pun intended) designs, which are only available for a limited time.  Once they're gone, new designs take their place - which means that you can give Underballs over and over and over and over again!

Each pair of boxers is delivered in a gifting-friendly blue plastic ball.  Not only do they keep your gift safe in transit, it's a fun package (thankyouverymuch) for the gift some unsuspecting fellow is about to receive.  And heck, go ahead and use it for a game of catch while you're at it.

Finally, you can include a personalized note to your recipient.  Whether it's a new job, a new kid, or a new ball and chain, let him know how you feel!

Underballs make great gifts for any occasion - holidays, celebrations, engagements, or just because!

Ok!  Let's See the Designs!

For our first run, we'll be selecting a few of the designs below:

Maneki-neko Pattern for First Edition Underballs
Maneki-neko Pattern for First Edition Underballs
Baby Daddy Pattern for First Edition Underballs
Baby Daddy Pattern for First Edition Underballs
"Founderballs" Concept for First Edition Underballs (that's Ben and Tim)
"Founderballs" Concept for First Edition Underballs (that's Ben and Tim)
Rooster (Chickens) Underwear for First Edition Underballs
Rooster (Chickens) Underwear for First Edition Underballs
The "Neck-Fly" Sketch for First Edition of Underballs
The "Neck-Fly" Sketch for First Edition of Underballs

What's the Long-Term Vision For Underballs?

We have big plans for Underballs.  Your contribution to our Kickstarter helps make years of gift-giving easier for you and thousands of others.  Plus, it would be really cool to tell our kids that we make our living on underwear.  So what's down the road?

  • Jingleballs:  From Father's Day to Hanukkah (matzo-balls, anyone?) to Birthdays, we'll be rotating in new holiday designs all the time so you can always turn to Underballs for your holiday gift-giving.
  • Countryballs:  Celebrate your heritage with fun nationality-themed balls!  What Italian guy you know wouldn't want some meat "balls"?
  • Barelyballs:  For those among you who prefer a more, um, streamlined cut and higher quality material to your underpants, we'll have you covered.  Mostly.
  • Groomsman Balls: When you need to suit up the best men in your life for your big day (or perhaps a bachelor party), we'll have the goods for the guys.  And "Team Groom" underwear is much more useful than a monogrammed lighter.
  • Ladyballs: Why should guys have all the fun?  Ladies' unmentionables fit in balls too!
  • Tinyballs: Kids undies, and even some special options for newborns!
  • Non-Underwear Underballs: We think we're pretty clever with the design thing, so keep an eye out for Underballs' socks, t-shirts, and other assorted accessories.

What Will We Do With The Funds?

There is a lot that goes into making Underballs.  Here is a list of what your contributions are helping with:

  • Creating the mold for the ball (our most expensive upfront cost)
  • Designing the boxers
  • Manufacturing the balls, the boxers, and the boxer labels
  • Printing the insert cards
  • Packaging everything together

Thanks for checking us out!  Please make Underballs a reality by selecting a reward on the right! 

And then share our idea!  Post it to Facebook, Tweet it, email your old college buddies, or call your mom - every little bit helps!

Risks and challenges

As with any manufacturing project, things can come up - factory workers go on strike, storms appear from nowhere, and costs change when the price of blue dye quadruples due to a berry shortage in South America. We've done our due diligence, and received quotes from suppliers at every stage of the process. As long as nothing crazy happens, we have requested enough funding to make darn sure we have enough to give credit and underwear where credit and underwear are due. Along the way, we'll be sure to keep you up to date on our progress via email.

Variances in production time may mean earlier/later receipt of your Underballs, but we've selected June as the probable delivery date.

And of course, if you have any questions along the way, please drop us a line! We'd love to hear from you.

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    Pledge $1 or more
    About $1.00 USD

    1 backer

    Think our project is really cool, but don't really want a pair of boxers? Please feel free to donate a dollar or more. Every little bit helps!

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    6 backers

    Get one pair of Underballs underwear! Keep it for yourself, or have it sent to someone else! Choose from any design we produce in our first run!

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    Pledge $50 or more
    About $50 USD

    5 backers

    Get TWO pairs of Underballs underwear! One for you and one for a friend? Two for yourself? Two as gifts? At the $50 level, you choose!

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    Pledge $70 or more
    About $70 USD

    0 backers

    According to Kickstarter, the average pledge is $70. So here you go, average folks! $70 will get you THREE Underballs!

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    Pledge $100 or more
    About $100 USD

    3 backers

    Get all your shopping done in one place! Pick any combination of four Underballs - get four of the same design, or mix and match!

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    Pledge $1,500 or more
    About $1,500 USD

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    The "corporate" reward - you get 50 Underballs of any design we produce with your company's logo on the box! Perfect for trade shows, office gifts, or meetings.

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    Pledge $2,000 or more
    About $2,000 USD

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    Want to be like Ralph Lauren, Armani, or Valentino? Well now you can! Get your name on the label of an entire run of one of our Underballs designs. For such a significant commitment to our project, we feel that when people put on our underwear, they should see your name. Additionally, we will send you five pairs of Underballs with your name on the label. Each person who pledges at this level will have their name on a separate run of Underballs - no sharing the limelight here!

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    Pledge $5,000 or more
    About $5,000 USD

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    The ultimate "package". We fly you to Chicago, you collaborate with Ben and Tim at a great Chicago restaurant on an Underballs design, and we manufacture and sell it. And of course, we will provide full credit by including your name on the label so everyone knows who was behind the brilliance. We'll also send you five pairs of Underballs of your design to help you commemorate your contribution!

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Funding period

- (30 days)