What is in a Name?

For all of the spelling aficionados out there who have been wondering why Skiviez is spelled the way it is, there is a very simple explanation: why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary? Skiviez is a unique spelling for a unique and modern company. Skivvies? While technically it is spelled correctly, it is not memorable. Skivies? A small misspelling, but a big bore.

Besides, there is a lot to be said for spelling things phonetically. 2xist, for example, doesn’t waste any time or energy with the spelling of their hip name, and the logo looks much better on waistbands than “to exist” would. Go ahead – sound it out. “Sss…kih…veez.” I don’t hear an “s” sound at the end of that word.

When all is said and done, however, it doesn’t matter how you spell greatness – skivies, skivvies, or skiviez – Skiviez is the only place you’re going to be able to find the great selection, customer service, and prices that you’ve come to expect.

Baskit Beauties and Body Art Lines Are On Closeout

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Just a quick note to let everybody know that the Baskit Beauties and Body Art lines are on closeout for 25 percent off. The manufacturer isn’t producing any more, so this is your last chance to buy this underwear from Skiviez, one of the leading carriers of Baskit brand products on the Web today.

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Grab a pair while you can!

Skiviez Now Supports Google Checkout

In addition to allowing you to checkout with Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, and PayPal, we’ve just finished adding support for Google Checkout. It’s just another one of the incremental improvements that we’re making to our Web site to better serve customers like you.

There’s no additional fee for using Google Checkout, and using it is fast and easy. You’ll still receive helpful notification e-mails from our Web site but won’t have to re-type all of your personal or financial information during checkout. In fact, in our tests most customers can complete checkout via Google Checkout in less than thirty seconds!

If you have suggestions for improvement for our Google Checkout integration, we’d love to hear from you. Just shoot us an e-mail at info@skiviez.com, and we’ll be happy to take your suggestions.

Thanks for shopping at Skiviez!

Skiviez Comes to the Rescue

Not only does Skiviez come to your aid with convenient shopping and shipping for your underwear needs, but we also save Hollywood movie producers.

C-IN2 was asked to provide square neck tanks for a movie being filmed in Canada, but they soon realized they were completely out of stock of this popular tank. They asked us here at Skiviez to help out in this last minute effort to ship our entire stock of these tank tops to the set of Death Race for actor Jason Statham.

Statham, the star of the action-packed thriller, sported the flattering C-IN2 Square Neck Tank throughout the film thanks to the hard work behind the scenes here at Skiviez.

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While Death Race will not be in theatres until the end of the summer, we have plenty of C IN2 Square Neck Tanks in, so make sure you place your orders before we get another phone call wiping us out. The tank comes in two different colors: black and white and is 100% cotton.

And since you’re already visiting Skiviez, why not get a few pairs of underwear, too? With even more shipping options, your purchase can be shipped however you may prefer.

Whether you’re about to shoot a film or just need a comfortable undershirt – no matter what your underwear needs may be, Skiviez wants to help you out.

UPS shipping options are now available to many countries

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You asked for more shipping options, and we listened. We’re proud to announce that we’ve integrated UPS shipping methods into our Web site and have made them available to many countries around the world.

Some of our customers had told us that they prefer one carrier over another, and so now we give you options–in fact, our United States customers have a whopping nine shipping options to choose from.

Our international customers can now choose a UPS Worldwide Expedited option, and Canadian customers can choose the UPS Worldwide Saver option as well.

Happy shopping (and shipping)! Check out our shipping page to see what shipment methods are available for your country.

Alas, poor 2xist Varsity, we knew you well

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One of 2xist’s most popular lines over the past year has been the Varsity line, which features bright, bold collegiate colors that grab everyone’s attention in the locker room. It’s been one our bestselling lines, and customers have frequently told us about how much they love this line of underwear; you can read their reviews for yourself.

Just like the limited edition 2xist Varsity gold color, however, nothing gold can stay–2xist has discontinued the Varsity line. That means that whatever we have in stock right now is probably going to be the last stock we’re ever going to get. (We might get some leftovers from 2xist if they have them, but there aren’t any guarantees.) So if you’re in love with Varsity, here’s your last chance to stock up your undies drawer as part of your bittersweet goodbye.

Calvin Klein is 25 Percent Off During Semi-Annual Sale

Another quick note to say that the semi-annual Calvin Klein sale has started just in time for Father’s Day. Save 25% off all Calvin Klein products now, including the new colors and patterns that we got in stock last week.

Finally, Hugo Boss is 25 percent off, too. We’re pulling out all the stops this year!

The 2xist and DKNY semi-annual sale is still running through Father’s Day, so don’t miss out on those savings. We’ve also left Ed Hardy on sale, too.

2xist and DKNY Are 25 Percent Off During Semi-Annual Sale

Hey folks–just a quick note to say that both 2xist and DKNY are on sale for 25 percent off during the semi-annual sale. This only comes by twice a year so don’t miss out. Also, we’re still clearing out C-IN2 Bamboo at a whopping 50 percent off until we receive the new items in the next week or so.

Happy shopping!

New Calvin Klein Colors and Patterns Have Arrived

If you were subscribed to our “New Products RSS feed, then you’ll have gotten the scoop on this by about 20 minutes–we just got a refresh of new fashion colors and prints in from Calvin Klein.

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Remember the Body Boost Brief? New in stock today is Body Boost Trunk version, with a profile-enhancing design that’s designed to give some of the newer brand names a run for their money. We also received more of the brief in stock as well, so if you’ve been holding off because your size was backordered, now’s the time to grab them while you can.


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You might also recall the 1970′s-inspired Calvin Klein Active Short that we introduced a few months ago. We just got a red on blue Calvin Klein Active Short online today, so if you were a fan then you might add this limited edition color to your collection. We won’t be getting any more of these in stock, so it’s first-come first-served.


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Finally, we’ve updated the ever-popular Calvin Klein Steel Micro line by adding the “pearl grey” color for the boxer brief, low rise trunk, and hip brief. The Steel Micro line is made out of a combination of nylon and spandex for a soft, silky feel.

Tales From the Search Logs – Part 1

Just like any other online business, our Web site monitors the search keywords and phrases that people typed into their favorite search engine to find us. (Don’t worry about privacy–this information isn’t linked to any personally identifiable information, and it’s just used for statistical purposes.)

As you might imagine, some of the incoming search phrases can be a bit strange. Others ask genuine questions that we don’t immediately know the answer to. Just today, for example, I saw an incoming search for “what color boxer is most popular” whizz by on the log monitors. I thought that this was an interesting question, so I fired away a few statements at our database.

Since boxers tend to come in lots of different plaid or print patterns, we’ve lumped most of them under a single color based on their dominant color. For example, 2xist’s Black Icicle Boxer shows up in these results as simply “black.” If the pattern or color was unclassifiable, then we lumped it under “multi-colored pattern.”

Drum roll, please:

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What Color Boxer is Most Popular? (Based on all Skiviez orders to date since 2003)
Color Percentage of Boxers Sales
White 22.8%
Black 15.9%
Multi-colored Pattern or Plaid 15.4%
Blue, Light Blue, and Turquoise 13.1%
Grey 8.9%
Green, Sage, and Camo 6.3%
Navy Blue 6.2%
Red 5.6%
Orange 3.4%
Brown 1.3%
Gold or Yellow 0.3%
Maroon 0.3%
Purple 0.3%

Curious about some statistics that we might be able to run against our database? E-mail us at info@skiviez.com, and we’ll try to answer it in a future blog entry. Until then, stay tuned for the next installment of “Tales From the Search Logs”!