Eight years ago, The Berrics connected with a group of lively teenage skaters in Brooklyn, NY. Among this group of go-getters was a future entrepreneur and would-be captain of the underwear industry. This “Brooklyn Boy,” Van Nguyen, has realized his longtime passion project—Pomono Clothing—a premium men’s undergarment brand with a “buy one give one” model benefiting homeless shelters.
Pomono is a direct-to-consumer underwear start-up that aims to save you time and money. By circumventing traditional outlets, designing underwear in-house and communicating with customers directly, the company has been able to deliver a premium experience at a better price. The kicker is thaqt Nguyen’s company also delivers underwear to those less fortunate.
Underwear is the most requested item at homeless shelters; health and safety issues prevent shelters from sanitarily providing used undergarments to the neediest. Pomono plans to alleviate this by donating a pair of underwear every time a pair of Pomono underwear is sold.
With the success of their recent Kickstarter campaign, Pomono is set to start their giving plan in New York City, Nguyen’s hometown, and then then expand outward to the rest of the U.S. and beyond.
Its debut collection consist of one style of boxer briefs in four colors and four different sizes, from small to extra-large. Pomono boxers are the perfect blend of simplicity and comfort. All pairs feature a blend of cotton, modal, and elastic. The combination of the three fabrics offers a lightweight, breathable, and extremely durable fabric built to last longer than the boxers you currently own.
Pomono’s mission is simple: Save time; save money; do good. If you’re interested in trying Pomono, the company is offering a free trial—just pay $5 for shipping! If you’re feeling Pomono’s underwear and you want to order another pair, you’ll get $5 off your order. You can’t really beat that.
But wait… there’s more! Cyber Monday is here, and that means that Pomono is giving you another reason to reup your drawers. Get 10% your order AND free shipping by using fov10 at checkout.
Here’re some videos of Van Nguyen from back in the day:
Van and the Brooklyn Boys in an early Text Yo Self with Berra
Van and the Boys in a 2-part doc for our “NY Week” series
Parts 1-5 of an epic cross-country trip that a busload of Brooklyn skaters took to The (old) Berrics. Van’s enduring love affair with Domino’s Pizza is in full effect. (To this day we’re not sure if he’s just got a bone to pick with Pizza Hut.)