Modern Southern Gentleman
While I’m sometimes not the biggest fans of my actual arms, I’m definitely into my armpits. I enjoy the feature on men generally. It’s absolutely an interesting fetish to follow on Instagram. One of my favorite submission pages (that’s been very supportive of me thank you!) that focuses exclusively on the male armpit is @arorapture. I believe what takes an armpit pic to the next level is when you’ve turned your own face into the armpit…giving the impression that you are enjoying the manscent as much as your followers would like to themselves.
The king of bathtub photography is Tate Tullier. Like the undisputed champion. Forever. The strength of his “tub time with Tate” shoots come from a several sources: 1. The amazing diversity of the models 2. The physicality he employs to get the shots (e.g., literally straddling the edges of the tub while you’re in the water) and 3. The almost equal mix of artistry and sensuality that he brings to the composition. For those of you that have never done a tub shoot with Tate, I highly recommend it. I also greatly encourage you to do extensive stretching before an after so you don’t wind up in traction.
I am a fan of natural light. I just think it’s more flattering for me. I mean at my age – I need to keep those bright lights away from my face. Anyway, I’m so pleased when I get my selections back from photographers and they’ve made the decision to give me some in black-and-white. I never really request it – but it’s one of those things like the use of natural light…the photograph just looks better or somehow provides greater visual stimulation when color is absent. I tend to pick color photographs for my Instagram page because I want you to see the royal blue jockstrap or the tall green socks – but I certainly appreciate the black-and-white images which highlight and better define the features on my body.
I’m a briefs guy. That’s my every-day pick. Yes, I love to wear a jockstrap too. It’s silly – but I prefer the jocks for “special” occasions. I don’t like shopping for clothes. I abhor it actually. But I do have a bit of an addiction for buying nice briefs. I’d say Nasty Pig is my ride or die but I certainly love Box, Jack Adams and most recently I’ve been very infatuated with Carl Wesley Menswear. I’ll tell you something you already know, but sometimes the key to a strong briefs photo is a vpl (visible penis line). Of course, you have to be careful with that on Instagram – but you can miss me if you think it’s not important. If you aren’t already, my advice to achieve strong photos in briefs is to be patient and take a little time to fluff up your junk before the pictures start popping.
I’m naturally an extremely hairy person. It’s not werewolf level but it’s certainly dense. The amount of hair on my body in my photographs has evolved over time. For many years, I preferred a very close trim because I believed that 1.) It made me look younger and 2.) It showed greater muscular definition – particularly on my abs. In 2020 I switched gears and really let the hair on my torso achieve its true potential prior to being photographed. The resulting fanfare from folks that enjoy the look of a more natural man has been overwhelming. At this stage, every few months I’ll simply trim my torso with a No. 2 on the clippers. Then, periodically I will have my back and shoulders waxed. I’m still not ready to highlight *that* component of my hairy body – but you never know, I love to try new things and keep my portfolio diverse, so I would expect you’ll see my amazing “welcome mat” at some point in the future.
I don’t know how to say this exactly. So, I’ll just say it. A jockstrap is without-a-doubt the sexiest garment in the world. End of story. The way it frames the butt is nothing short of ethereal. As with briefs, I prefer my jocks in solids or maybe just two-tones with a stripe. Y’all know the IG algorithm cracked my code when I saw an ad for a Versace jockstrap. I’ve never bought anything Versace in my entire life. But when I saw that sponsored advertisement – omg. Sold. I think I now have five of them. Those babies are expensive af and so I have to space out my luxury jockstrap acquisitions. All of my favorite thirst traps have strong jockstrap representation. But, hey, it’s no no no secret that I’m a fan of the booty.
I went through a phase in my early to mid-30’s when I was crazy into leather. It’s like every time I had a little bit of spending money, I would go buy a few new goodies at Black Hawk Leather in Montrose here in Houston. God, I do miss that store. Daddy Bob and I still remain friends via Facebook. It was all just so alluring and an immediate turn-on when I entered the store. Just one whiff of leather and for years it sent me into overdrive. I no longer experience the quick sensual rush when I see or smell leather – but I most certainly still appreciate the look and the importance of pride in leather to celebrate our community and its history.
I don’t really have a clever explanation or story here – except the obvious: your photos get more hype, likes and attention when you are wearing the least amount of clothing. I should honestly figure out a ratio of how the varying degree of nudeness translates into more likes on the photograph. But to be honest I don’t need math to validate this theory. I’m most impressed with my photographers that know how to shoot me in the buff while still making it safe for Instagram. Of course, with IG there is always risk with any sexy photograph – but you are certainly abiding by the guidelines if your nether regions are artfully hidden by a smartly-directed pose.
During the Spring of 2020 my “name” on Instagram changed from @ryanlindsayhouston to @seersucker.stud. With my mind that’s naturally geared towards business, I thought that it was would thereafter always be wise to begin each of my photoshoots in my seersucker suit. It would incorporate more diversity in my photos, yes, but it would also begin the process of branding me and my page as a whole. My seersucker suit is a goddamn stunner. I got it custom-made for me during the summer of 2019 in Hoi An, Vietnam. Beginning with my May 2020 shoots with Tate and Carlos, I’ve now donned the suit at the onset of every photoshoot. I actually believe that it’s an incredibly smart way to highlight the diversity and strength of my photographers by seeing how they want to feature the suit (and its eventual removal).
I love some super short shorts. A lot of people know this…including my neighbors that must endure seeing me in them (frequently with no shirt) as I go on my daily powerwalk in the Historic Houston Heights. I’m actually not a fan of boxers and I haven’t worn a pair since college, but during my May 2020 shoot with Carlos Salazar he brought some solid white boxers for me to try. The resulting photographs were hot as fire. I believe the boxy, solid white perfectly completed both my entry-into-summer tan as well as my wildly dark and hairy torso.
So many thirst trap pics posted by gents on IG occur in the shower. Once I joked – are these men actually dirtier than the average man which causes a greater need for a shower? I remember one of my favorite IG friends remarking that “yes” he could personally attest to the truth of that statement. I think he concluded his comment with the horny devil emoji. One aspect of shower modeling that’s a bit funny and unrealistic is how you’ll often begin wearing a jock or briefs in the shower. I love the guys that then ask or tease me: “hey why you wearing clothes in the shower!?” Well, the answer would be two-fold: 1.) The pics need to be safe for Instagram and 2.) There is something very sexy about seeing the briefs, jock or speedo slowly drenched in water and hugging onto your man parts. The same theory applies to a wet t-shirt contest. You think it would be hotter just to have a wet body without the t-shirt…but oh no, it’s more tempting and appealing to imagine what’s underneath by just getting a glimpse or outline of the main attraction.
I mean I’ve never wrestled a day in my life (sanctioned, that is) and yet I own three wrestling singlets. They are so sexy and I wish that it was acceptable to wear them to real-life functions. Of course, in some circles maybe they are and I’m just hanging out with the wrong people. The singlet provides a plethora of sexy posing opportunities especially as you begin to pull on and then remove the shoulder straps. With my body-type that I would deem sporty / athletic / swimmer’s build, the singlet is a strong match. It’s an ultimate “jock” look that I find appealing both on my body as well as many of the sexy “athletes” on Instagram.
Y’all, the sock fetish is real. I’ll be candid and tell you that seeing men in socks doesn’t really do it for me to the level that other looks do. However, wearing the socks and knowing that I’m bringing joy to fans of foot garments gives me immense joy. Similar to my thoughts on the wrestling singlet – it’s a “sporty” piece of apparel that I think suits my body type. I’m 6 ft. tall. Some super tall socks elongate my frame and, very honestly, give the impression that I am ready for action…on and off of the field.
I started wearing a Speedo when I lived in Cape Town in 2001. I was on Clifton No. 3 with my boyfriend and his friends and when I unveiled my trunks they were like “no.” Y’all, where I’m from, being asked to wear a Speedo would be like being asked to wear a dress in public. Not that there’s anything wrong with either…it’s just something that was way out of my comfort zone. However, baby, once you go Speedo, there is absolutely no going back. I haven’t worn a “regular” swimsuit in twenty years. I love, love, love the tan lines that they create. I’ve donned all sorts of designer labels and cuts, but about five years ago I settled on using the Speedo Fitness Solar 1” Brief exclusively. I have it in black, white, read, navy, gray, turquoise and black-and-white stripes. For me, it provides the perfect cut and level of comfort at an ideal price.