So, this review is a two-fer because I will be reviewing both the Boxer and Brief of the Andrew Christian RetroPop line with Show-It Tech. Did you catch the last three words of that sentence? Show-It Tech? I don’t have a need for underwear with any “enhancing” features and therefore I normally don’t buy any type of underwear with them. However, as the name suggests, the RetroPop Boxer and Brief have a great retro 70-80s design and I couldn’t resist having a couple pairs. Both the brief and the boxer are made of 100% cotton and are available in limited edition Black/Turquoise, Yellow/Turquoise and Turquoise/Black color combinations.
I have worn both the brief and boxer a lot since I received them. Both for “active” days and just chillin’ on the couch days. I’ve also put them through, what I consider to be the ultimate comfort test on a six hour drive to Ohio for the holidays and I have to admit, they certainly passed the test and are extremely comfortable.
As for the previously mentioned Show-It Tech, it is definitely on the low-end of tech but does a good job on the “Show-It”. Essentially, the underwear features a contour pouch and a rib of fabric that runs under your testicles to slightly lift and cradle your package. This design also provides a nice amount of support not normally present in a traditional boxer or brief. One small caveat with Show-It Tech however is that you should definitely pay attention to the style of pants you are wearing and to what type of event, because with the right pair of pants, it does a great job of “showing it” to the public.
There are a couple of drawbacks that I experienced but luckily they did not detract from the overall positives of these underwear. First, despite being listed has machine-washable online, the tag reads hand-wash. I’ll admit however, I don’t care how much I like a pair of underwear, I will never hand-wash them. Underwear should be easy and attractive so like all my pairs of underwear, I threw them in on the gentle cycle and line dried them. Being 100% cotton, these pairs have come through like a champ.
Also, the sizing seems a little off to me. I purchased an XL which is listed as a 34-36. The waistband was a comfortable fit, however there was definitely extra fabric in the body and seat of the underwear and while this was was not uncomfortable, it was definitely not as form-fitting as on the models. Finally, the construction seems sturdy enough, but I will admit it is slightly wanting however they definitely should not discourage you from buying it.
Overall, I would certainly recommend the RetroPop Boxers and Briefs to anyone – just maybe buy a size down.
- Awesome retro look
- Show-It Tech
- Very Comfortable
- Wonky sizing
- Hand-wash “only”
Daily Wear 5
Get your pair at Andrew Christian.