Ever since it opened a little over two and a half years ago, Mojoman Swimwear has offered what most other stores in Central Florida don’t: a one-stop shop for gay men that consists of hundreds of different styles of underwear and swimwear, including some of the hottest styles from Andrew Christian, Nasty Pig, PUMP!, BCNU, Swag & Valor, and many other well-known name brands. There’s something for everyone at Mojoman: sizes range from small to 6XL on most swimwear and underwear styles in the store.

The original store on Maguire Boulevard is geared almost completely toward the fashion-conscious gay man. A second store opened on October 15 at the new Artegon Marketplace shopping center, and offers even more selection for men, as well as some items for women. Now Orlando has two stores that serve the clothing needs of men who want to make a positive statement while at the beach, at the pool, on a cruise, or simply sunning at home.

MOJO LANE done-1I spoke with Mojoman Swimwear owner and operator Lane Blackwell about the various swimwear styles that are sure to be top sellers for the holidays, plus Mojoman’s commitment to the community, in this exclusive Hotspots interview.

Please tell me what styles of underwear and swimwear are popular right now and what is going to be available for the holiday season.

Andrew Christian is always very popular. We’re also bringing in vendors such as Suprawear, Private Structure, and Swag & Valor. We will start putting out our 2016 selections of swimwear as soon as we receive the first shipments the first week of December. Between December and FB_IMG_1447245322031May, there will be 160 new styles of swimwear in the store, so keep an eye out! We’ll keep you prepared for the winter cruises.

Mojoman’s commitment to the community is undeniable. Tell us about the next event that you’ll be sponsoring.

We will be supplying the swimwear and underwear for the “Lovin’ the Runway” charity fashion show at Southern Nights on Friday, November 27. The proceeds that are being raised go to B.A.S.E. Camp, the children’s cancer foundation. It means a lot to me because my mother had cancer, and with little children, they still have their entire lives to live, and I support their mission to help these children and also to help their parents who must be so worried about their child’s well-being as well as rising medical costs.

Mojoman Swimwear and Clothing’s main store is located at 653 Maguire Blvd., Suite 800, in Orlando. The second store is located in the Artegon Marketplace shopping center at 5250 International Drive. Hours at the main store are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call (407) 558-0725 or visit mojomanswimwear.com.

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Mike Halterman
Mike Halterman has been the editor of Hotspots Central since its launch in July 2016. He joined the Hotspots Media Group family as editor of Hotspots' South Florida magazine in June 2013. A former "40 Under 40" honoree in The Advocate magazine, Mike lives in the Tampa Bay area.