I love working with Mens Underwear Store. They are a retailer, in the last year, that we have been working with on many projects. They approached us about doing a review and the pair they furnished was the C-IN2 Hand Me Down Brief. I got the pair and the first thing I noticed was a new package. C-IN2 has created a new package for online retailers. It’s smaller and easier to mail. Which is a good thing on shipping costs. This may not seem like a sexy thing but its great to know companies are taking shipping and recycling into account for the public.
The pair itself had a burn our type of material, meaning it was sort of see through. But not so see through to make it wild. The color was the second thing I noticed. I’m not really a fan of brown underwear. It’s just a personal thing with me. I prefer much brighter color underwear. This how ever won’t interfere with my review. The pair itself felt really good. I wore it to work for the day. I was super excited to try these. The fit was better then I expected. I have had plenty of C-IN2 but this one had a fit that lives up to the name Hand Me Down. The distressed cotton felt like it had been a pair of mine for a while. It just felt amazing. This was the first time I had any from this line and won’t be the last time I get some!
During the day the pouch felt great and didn’t constrict or bind. The brief held it’s shape and felt as good at the end of the day as the beginning. I definitely think this will be good for office days and also active days.
Sizing fit me pretty well in this pair. I think, and I’m still trying to confirm it, that the sizing for C-IN2 has changed over the years. If I remember correctly it was typical sizing for the US, but this pair I received was an XL and fit my 36/38 waist perfect. I have reviewed some other pairs that were Large and they didn’t fit as well. Large is listed as 34-36 and extra large is 37-39. So make sure you pay attention to the sizing chart when buying your pair.
Things I loved about this pair are quite a few things. The first is the fabric. C-IN2 has done a great job picking this fabric (60% cotton/40% Polyester). The first time I put it on it reminded me of some of my favorites that have that broken in feel. Its one of the few times I have put on new underwear and this has happened. Next is the pouch. Too many times I get a pair of underwear only to have the pouch not fit right, be too small or bind me. This one did none of those things. The last thing I liked that I didn’t think I would be was the waistband. It was a little thick and rough at first. But after I put it on it felt great and didn’t bind or roll. Whereas, the only negative of the review was the color of the brief. Which is really minor but it won’t stop me from wearing it.
- Incredible Fabric choice from C-IN2
- Great contour pouch
- Comfortable waistband
- Color and that’s just a personal preference
- Daily Fit – 10
- Sizing – 8
- Construction – 10
- Styling – 8
- Daily Performance – 10
- Overall – 9.2
Mens Underwear Store furnished this pair for review. It retails for $22.00 and is available in 9 colors. I reviewed the Voodoo.