This week on Small Talk, we sat down with one of the founders of the inclusive and equally stylish men’s underwear line, Nic Tailor, to chat about positive influence, impact, and addressing the elephant in the room.
Nic Tailor is a 100% American-made brand, and one of the first custom-fit underwear lines for men. Short for “tailored knickers, Nic Tailor specializes in underwear made to fit each user's specific body shape.
“We just want people to feel good about themselves. You see so many women’s brands customizing the shape and size, so our question was, ‘why can’t men do the same?”
Nearly three years ago, founders Cal Mosack and Nolan Mills came to find that there was a need for tailored, customizable underwear for men. With little to no brands offering what many men sought, they saw their opportunity in the marketplace.
“Many brands were offering sizes such as small, medium, large and extra-large, but there’s so much more that goes into finding the right fit. We began brainstorming and knew that there was a need for personalized comfort.”
With customized sizes, waistbands that range from 28-48, four different lengths, and adjustable options for the backside and front side of the garment, Nic Tailor offers what not many other brands do, the perfect fit.
“We’re committed to making people feel really good about their bodies and really good about their fit.”
Prostate Cancer Awareness
Nic Tailor represents and embodies positive influence and impact. Having recently partnered with The Prostate Cancer Foundation to shed light on prostate cancer awareness, a disease that affects 1 in 9 men, this brand is impacting both consumers and the community.
“It’s almost like it’s taboo to talk about prostate cancer. The biggest thing is spreading awareness about early detection. As you mentioned, one in nine men are affected, yet it’s rarely spoken of.”
To speak on a cause that is oftentimes considered an ‘elephant in the room’ takes bravery and boldness. In speaking upon such a significant topic, Nic Tailor has made their mark not only in the fashion industry but in the industry of sustainable impact.
“Never be ashamed or embarrassed by your body type, be proud of it.”
Body positivity is highly spoken of in the realm of women’s fashion, lifestyle, and appearance yet is often overlooked in men’s fashion and lifestyle.
Both men and women can be affected by body image issues, and the sooner that both women and men begin to feel comfortable speaking upon such topics, the sooner a safe space can be formed for both genders.
“I just think that women have been more open and upfront about their underwear being uncomfortable and not fitting them properly, and men are more closed off and embarrassed about it. Men didn’t grow up talking about it, so they don’t want to talk about it.”
Women have, without a doubt, been more straightforward and open in the space of body positivity. With numerous underwear campaigns embracing every shape and size of a woman, we are left to wonder, what about the men?
“I really credit women for taking the leadership on body positivity. And at Nic Tailor, we are proud to follow behind such strong women, and are passionate about representing that men need to feel good no matter what shape they are.”
Strength in Stumbling
In times such as these, many people may feel as if they’re stumbling through these next steps in their lives. When we reflect on the times of turmoil, we often find that one, we aren’t alone, and two, there is always a lesson to be learned.
“It’s crazy times we’re living in and needless to say, we’re in a different place than we may have been only a few years ago. But when we get challenged, I think the most important thing is to never lose faith in yourself. For me personally, it’s come down to that mantra, to never lose sight, keep the faith, and keep going.”
As mentioned in our interview with British boxer Luke Campbell, ‘You just keep your head down and keep on grinding.’
We must have faith in ourselves and the bigger picture. When we keep faith, we find that we can keep putting one foot in front of the other, no matter the circumstances.
“I think it’s just to believe in yourself, trust in yourself, and don’t give up, never give up.”
Confidence comes in many forms and can mean many things to many different people. We wanted to know what confidence means to the man giving confidence to countless.
“I think confidence is having a sense of assurance in what you believe in and assurance in yourself. Always stay humble, there’s a difference between being cocky and being confident, but being sure of yourself is key.”
We asked Cal Mosack what he believes 100% to be true, his answer…
“Everything will always work out. Just stay with it. We are never given too much that we can’t overcome, individually and collectively.”
At TrooMe, we believe that there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to passions, purpose, and of course, underwear.
May we follow in Nic Tailor's footsteps, knowing that we are beautiful exactly as we are, standing for what we believe in, and always keeping the faith.