Omaha lawyer starts underwear company

Posted at 7:43 PM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 20:43:25-05

From legal briefs to underwear briefs, an Omaha man is hoping for help starting a side business specializing in men's skivvies.

Michael Stagemen, a Douglas County Public Defender has spent the past year on a quest to make a unique men's undergarment after he was having problems with his own undies.

"I started running, and I was having these chafing issues," he explained.

Investing his own money, and going through about twenty prototypes, Stagemen is now at the final stage before he can manufacture his first line. He's made a video for Kickstarter asking for support to help cure cumbersome chaffing.

"Some people think it might be weird to think about men's underwear as much as I do, but this will really improve the quality of lives for the men who try it," he said. "And the women too because when a guy is comfortable, he's in a better mood."

The Kickstarter would cover the manufacturing for the first line. Stagemen says men's premium underwear currently sells at $20-$50 a pair. His goal is to make a pair of Stagemen Underwear cost $25.