'Guys In Gray Sweatpants' calendar with hot guys in their favorite sweats supports veteran mental health
This holiday season, why not check out some thirst traps and make sure the money goes to a great cause
If you need a break from watching Justin Beiber strut around in Calvin Kleins, your prayers have been answered. This holiday season, how about you check out some thirst traps and make sure the money goes to a great cause? Meet the 'Guys In Gray Sweatpants' calendar.
The guys come in all shapes and sizes and honestly, Mike Allebach, the Pennsylvania-based photographer behind the calendar, makes them look absolutely stunning.
He teamed up with more than a dozen local men and their favorite gray sweatpants for this shoot — in an attempt to turn something popular to do some good. 'Tis the gray sweatpants season, after all.
This unique, never been done before project helps two organizations supporting veterans and active-duty military with PTSD and their families.
"When we decided to take on this project, we knew we wanted it to be at a higher level than just humorous, like most viral posts about this trend tend to be," Allebach told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW). "We really wanted to showcase our models in a way that was edgy and sexy," he said.
He called out for models with an entry fee in the form of a $100 donation to Meghan's Foundation, an organization that offers free yoga and meditation programs to veterans, who may be experiencing symptoms of PTSD.
What's more? Each man posing for the camera also got to incorporate a little bit of their personality and interests into their session. "We maxed it out at 18 so we could have an extraordinary year and a half of thirst-quenching photographs," he said. Some of those featured in the calendar are veterans themselves.
Allebach also noted that the diversity in the calendar was very important to the project, that really showcased what the world looks like. "We have models of varying builds and ethnicities. We photographed a man who is completely blind, and another who is intersex," he said.
A portion of the proceeds of every calendar sold will also benefit Give an Hour, providing critical mental health services to at-risk populations, including the troops, veterans and their loved ones. They hope to sell between 500 to a thousand calendars. They are priced at $24.95 and the calendar is available here.