I was going to post about Colin Corbett and his incredible jockstrap art earlier this year, but the only photos I could find was one photo, a montage of his work which made it hard to really tell what was going on, but now I’m happy I waited because Colin has created a blog with larger photos of his collection plus some background info to help make sense of it all.
To get idea where Colin is coming from here’s an excerpt from an interview by Gaydar Nation (complete interview is over on Colin’s blog):
“Tell us a little about your work?
Strapped: The art of the Decorated Jockstrap, is just that, a collection of decorated jockstraps. Some made by hand from scratch, some standard over the counter, but all decorated, beaded, studded, appliqué ornamentation, and found objects like stuffed birds, toys and masks.
What was the inspiration for the collection?
On a trip to Istanbul a few years ago I visited the Topkapi Palace where I saw a complete working suit of armour for some Sultan or other. It was encrusted with diamonds, emeralds and pearls and was an essentially ‘macho’ war garment that had been rendered ‘camp’ and a beautiful ‘art object’.
On a more realistic and domestic level, I wanted to make a statement about the male identity and the jockstrap seemed the perfect canvas. It both conceals and draws attention to the genitals!
Here’s some of his jockstraps:
Colin is also more than happy to create custom jockstrap for people, so if you’d like to be the proud owner of one of his creations, then hit him up either over on his blog or over on our sister site – Underwear Swimwear Guide in the community forums: USG-online.com under the username sootyscott