One of the things I love about Instagram are the connections I have made with fellow underwear lovers. I also love when those connections lead me to finding designers whose work I had previously been unfamiliar with. I'm not exactly sure when or how I began following Matthew Hampton on Instagram, but I'm glad I found him and his MWear line of underwear and swimwear.
I had the pleasure of meeting Matthew in-person this summer while we were both in Chicago. What better place for us to meet than on the beach, where I had the opportunity to see a few of his designs on some of his friends. I'm not sure which was my favorite, the dazzling matching thongs that Matthew and his friend Joe were wearing or the floral print bikini another of his friends was wearing. Either way, right then and there I knew I had to have one of his creations for myself.
While I've ordered a few custom items from other designers in the past, this was a completely different experience where I was able to share my ideas and have Matthew bring it to life. The suits that he creates are just as much a work of art as they are underwear or swimwear. He has a ton of fabrics from which you may choose and seems to be the type of designer who could make anything your imagination could dream.
I didn't know exactly what I wanted which made the variety of fabric choices a bit overwhelming and intimidating. So I took a step back and gave some thought to some basics. I decided that I wanted a fun print, I wanted it skimpy, and I knew that yellow or orange was a good color for me. I gave that information to Matthew and he came back with a cute lemon print fabric. The moment I saw it, I knew that it was "the one". I placed my order and sat back and relaxed while Matthew went to work.
Since all of the work is custom, you should expect some wait time while your work of art is being created. The timing of my suits arrival was perfect...it was during my one month hiatus from underwear shopping and was just what I needed. I opened the package and slipped it on and was instantly in love. The suit was tiny, as requested, but still provided nice coverage in all the right places. The quality craftsmanship was evident and the fabric was soft and comfortable.
Overall, I was extremely satisfied with the entire process from design to delivery. Let your imagination run wild and then reach out to Matthew at MWear to begin making your underwear or swimwear dream come true!