The most recent pair I received for review was the PPÜ 1310 Brief, which is described as their “Men’s Low Rise Classic Brief with Contrasting Waistband and Trim.” It comes in three color options to the masses, but the review pair I received were the royal blue briefs with white trim. Upon hearing which brief I would be reviewing and getting them in my hands for the first time I was excited about trying them. I have recently dropped a bunch of weight and really have been fitting well into all of my smaller undies so I didn’t think I’d have any issues. My first impressions were that this is a traditional brief in terms of cut and design but the fact that it is 82.5% Nylon and 17.5% spandex gives it a modern look and feel.
I’ve only gotten one other pair of PPÜ undies before, from a fan who sent me their crazy jockstrap/brief which they call a “Modern Brief” and it fit fairly well, so I was a bit disappointed when I slipped these on. It wasn’t that the waist on these XLs (34-36) was too tight, but I think the problem stemmed from the brief’s construction. The rather large amount of spandex in this brief really provides an overall constrictive fit, and with my body shape, that’s not always the best marriage. I am athletically built and have always had quite the butt on me, and with all underwear, the roundness of my backside puts all of my underwear to the test, and these briefs couldn’t really handle my bubble butt like I was hoping they would. The stretch my butt was producing naturally pulled the already small pouch closer to my body, so I felt really cramped up front and since I am fairly well-endowed had to situate myself just right to get a comfortable fit. I only wore them a couple hours before I gave up, but I blame that entirely on the brief and me just not matching up.
Overall the construction is very well done, the brief is mostly nylon which in this brief is fairly breathable making them a good choice for summer wear. All of the contrasting trim-the waistband, the pouch frame and the leg openings feature really strong spandex, which provides a close fit. I think on an average to skinny sized male, these briefs would be an excellent choice to wear this summer. As I said, the pair I reviewed was royal blue with white piping, but the two other color options are summer ready. The first is coral with grey trim, and the other option is a mint blue with royal blue trim, I think both look really good.
These briefs certainly run small in comparison with other offerings from PPÜ and some other brands that are known to run small, so make sure you size up. I wish they had given me a better fit, but as I said if you are a smaller guy, or even someone with a medium build and maybe not packing too much up front, these would be an ideal summer brief. You can find these briefs at a variety of online retailers and they retail for $21.
If you have any questions about the PPÜ Brief #1310 you can get a hold me by sending me a message on Twitter, @UNBBrandon
- Breathable for summer wear
- Supportive Fit
- Daily Fit – B
- Sizing – C
- Construction/Materials – A
- Styling – A
- Daily Performance – B*
- Overall – B
*with the right fit, these would hold up over the day fairly well
PPU Furnished this pair for review.
I get the chance to review another great pair from N2N Bodywear. Much like the Signature Trunk, this Seafarer Brief is a style N2N has had in their line up for a few years. Each season they redefine the line and change up the colors. It’s much like revisiting an old friend you haven’t seen in a while. The Seafarer line has three new colors, black, light blue and white with a white waistband and trim. I have reviewed the other briefs before and looked forward to seeing if anything changed.
I received the light blue pair in a size large. The large fit my 36 waist very well. I wore this pair on a weekend that was pretty active with errands. I know you’re shocked it was not another day at the office. Whereas the Signature line I reviewed this week has a definite pouch, this one is the opposite. There is no defined pouch design with this pair. You may think this is a problem but the way the material is made it has extra give that felt great and almost created a pouch. Speaking of material, the previous materials at times to me seems a little too loose. Granted it fit great but I could always hoped for better support. This material (90% cotton/10% Spandex) seems thicker for a lack of better word. It gave me a bit more support than previous editions of the brief. So my active day really gave this pair a test and it passed.
Sizing with N2N is pretty much what you see on the site. The large fits a 36 waist fine. They are pretty much on American sizing. I am 100% confident that you will get the right size. N2N makes underwear guys want to wear. A few years ago they added XL to their size line up and it has expanded their audience.
I really liked the new material best. I’m not sure how to describe it but it just seems thicker. It gave me great support through out my running around town. I was on the go from the morning till afternoon. Next thing I liked was the color. The light blue is one we haven’t seen from N2N that often. This year one of the big trends is lighter colors in underwear. The light blue is a welcome addition to the underwear drawer. The fit was another thing I liked about the pair. Even without a defined pouch it gave me the support I needed through out the day. As for Con’s….I can’t really think of any other then maybe add more colors. Which is a very superficial con and I’m sure next year we’ll see some great colors like last seasons orange.
I really like giving a brand multiple reviews. It shows if they keep up their standards. N2N is definitely keeping up and improving. They always try to out do themselves each year. My previous pairs have been XL and I’m glad I have one of my favorites back in my underwear drawer. It really sucks to not be able to wear your favorite paris of underwear. But the trade off to be healthier is worth it.
- Great material
- Gives support even without a defined pouch
- Light Blue color
- Daily Fit – 9
- Sizing – 9
- Construction/Materials – 9.5
- Styling – 9
- Daily Performance – 9
- Overall: 9.1
N2N Bodywear furnished this pair for review. They can be found on their site for $21. Sorry no personal pic for this pair
It’s rare I get to try a pair of underwear every year as the line is refreshed. That is what has happened with the N2N Signature Boxer. It was released a few years ago and every time we get review pairs from N2N, I get a chance to revisit this pair. The past reviews have been very good. You wouldn’t think that since I’m not a big boxer brief fan. This is one pair that I have grown to love over the last few years. So, each time it gets refreshed with colors, I get excited to retry it.
The current refresh of the Signature line is either a navy or white body accented by red. It’s a very eye catching color combination. The trunk has two red accents on the side of the pouch and has a signature 1 ¼” inch waistband. The pair is also designed with a contour pouch, that N2N is known for making. Lastly it’s made in a 90% cotton and 10% spandex blend.
I really didn’t think that N2N could improve on this pair. The last reviews just fit so well that I didn’t see how they could make it better. Imagine my surprise when I put the navy pair on, that the color combinations were not the only improvement. I think they have made the pouch better. It just fit me so well through out the day. It did everything I want a pair to do, give me great support, be true to size and look great. I am not sure how they improved the pouch, but I’m a bigger N2N fan now.
I wore this pair to work and errands later in the day. They held up amazingly well. I have said it before but N2N makes underwear that is made for a guy. I say this because they take time to think about how it will fit and make sure all the needs a guy would have in underwear are met. As I went through the day my mind didn’t even think of the underwear. The fit was one of those that when you wear a great pair of underwear, you forget you are wearing any. There were no issues in construction or fit. I loved how the pouch not only gave great support but also even enhanced my package.
The sizing on N2N is pretty much spot on. I received a Large, which fit my 36 waist very well. The rest of the sizing is pretty much American standard sizing. You should have no issues when purchasing a pair of N2N. The previous pairs I reviewed were XL. But with the last year I have lost 75 pounds and have gone down a size! You can see a personal pic below the break. This is one of the few times I have posted a personal pic, so be nice!
There are many pro’s for this pair. The first is the new color combinations. This really accents and shows off what you want to show off! The fabric is perfect for daily wear. The spandex gives you great support and will form to your body. The pouch was another pro. If you love underwear with a great pouch then this should be a must for your underwear drawer! As for con’s the only one I can think of is I admit I like a boxer brief!
- Color Combinations
- Fabric – 90% cotton & 10% spandex
- Great contour pouch
- None other then making me admit I love a pair of boxer briefs
- Daily Fit – 9.5
- Sizing – 9.5
- Construction/Materials – 9.5
- Styling – 9.5
- Daily Performance – 9.5
- Overall: 9.5
N2N Bodywear furnished this pair for review. You can find it on their site for $24.00. See my personal picture below
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This is my second review of Pikante this week. I will say Pikante is becoming one of my favorite underwear companies. The pair I am reviewing is the 9220 Jockbrief. This isn’t so much of a jockbrief as a jock bikini. It’s a smaller cut then usual jock briefs from other brands. I have one other jock brief and a pair of boxer briefs from Pikante. The other jock brief has a great fit and I hoped this one was going to have a simlar fit.
The Pikante 9220 Jock brief is available in four colors. Those are white, red, blue and black. Each pair has a contrasting trim around the waist, legs and back openings. Made out of 94% Cotton, 6% Spandex blend fabric. Which felt good through out the day. The waistband is a smaller waistband that had me worried if it would hold up through out the day.
I wore this pair to work and when I first slid the pair on on it made me feel a bit naughty. I haven’t had too many jock briefs and the opening in the back, didn’t feel odd but felt nice and did I say naughty because everything was hanging out! The waistband issue I mentioned above didn’t cause problems. It held me up as I ran around work and did some errands. I received the red with black trim. I loved the color combination
Sizing in Pikante is pretty well matched to the sizing chart. I received an XL and it fit my 36-waist fine. This is definitely smaller then typical US sizing but if you follow the chart listed on websites you shouldn’t have a problem getting the right fit.
Some things I liked were the smaller size of the brief. It fit me just right and felt great through out the day. Next, I love the color combination with the trim. They could have made it a solid color but added a bit of pop. My suggestion for improvement is minor. The Cotton/Spandex blend felt great but I’d love to see this with a nylon/spandex blend. Some other pairs I have with this blend just fit so well. The nylon/spandex could make it more form fitting.
- Color combinations
- The size of the brief
- Great look to the pair
- Maybe make out of a Nylon/Spandex blend
- Daily Fit – 8
- Sizing – 8
- Construction/Materials – 8
- Styling – 8
- Daily Performance – 8
- Overall: 8
Pikante furnished this pair for review
I have recently started wearing more briefs from Clever Moda, so I was pleased to receive this pair to review. Clever always creates underwear with interesting patterns and color combinations. They are usually super comfortable and wear well as everyday underwear.
I wore this pair on a regular work day for me. Eight hours of sitting at a desk staring at a computer monitor. But unlike most desk-jockeys, I rarely sit still at work. I get up and walk around, and when it’s slow I’ve been known to bust a move in the middle of the office if there’s good music playing. I love how these underwear felt all day. I “dress down” and never had a problem with anything moving out of place. I wore them to the gym as well after work. There’s always a little thrill to changing in the locker room when I am wearing new and different underwear. With it’s squiggly line and diamond mesh pattern, this is definitely an eye-catching pair and drew a few inquisitive looks. Not only does the mesh make them visually appealing, but also makes them very breathable. Throughout the workout, I was comfortable and dry.
The pair I received was a size medium, and fit perfectly on my 31” waist. The fabric is 85% nylon/15% spandex; stretchy and supportive. They are available in white or purple, with a silver waistband with the purple Clever logo. They were form fitting without being uncomfortable, and definitely will go into the rotation to be worn regularly.
- eye-catching pattern
- breathes well
- fits true to size
- only available in two colors
- Daily Fit – A
- Sizing – A
- Construction/Materials – A
- Styling – A
- Daily performance – A
- Overall – A
This pair was furnished by Clever Moda.
D.Hedral is a brand we have covered many times on the blog. Including some really great pictures of former rugger Thom Evans. We got two great pairs to review, which are the Angel Fit and Seamless briefs. The first one I will be reviewing is the Seamless Brief. If you’re not familiar with D.Hedral they are a brand that is developed to enhance your backside.
I was really excited to try the D.Hedral after reporting on them for so long. I wanted to see how well they accented my assets. The seamless brief, I don’t think has the same powers to show off my backside as the Angel Fit line. In the Angel fit you choose your waist and angle sizes. Where as, the seamless your only choice is size.. My past experiences with seamless underwear have not been too pleasant. Sometimes the waistbands won’t hold up and the pair looses shape during the day. So I had hopes that I would not be let down.
I wish I had some exciting place to tell you I wore this pair and then put it through its paces. Like I went hiking or played baseball. I did not; I just wore them to work. Which when you come to think about it is where we wear our undies the most. It wasn’t to stressful day. I noted my concerns above and through out the day I kept notice on the underwear. It held up great and the waistband didn’t stretch or loose shape. Made out of 92% Polyamide, 8% Elastane that felt great against my skin. It really surprised me that it felt as good at the end of the day as the beginning of the day. I received the black pair but it’s also available in navy, grey and white.
If you order these directly from D.Hedral the sizes are in centimeters. So you will need to either do some math or find a converter calculator (which is what I did). The two sizes are S/M and L/XL. S/M is 77-90 cm (30 – 35 inches) and L/XL is 91-107 (35-42). I have a 36-inch waist and the l/xl fit me fine. I didn’t want to chance the smaller size.
I really liked the fit of these. They did a great job making a seamless pair. Also, another thing was the waistband. Many times when you get a seamless pair it’s just the main material that is made into a waistband. This pair they paid attention to the waistband to differentiate it from the rest of the body of the brief. My only complaint is that I wished they had a few brighter colors. I’d love to see a red or orange in this line.
- Great fit for a seamless pair
- Made a great waistband
- Soft materials blend
- Wish they had brighter colors
- Daily Fit – 8
- Sizing – 8
- Construction/Materials – 8
- Styling – 7
- Daily Performance – 9
- Overall: 8
D.Hedral furnished this pair for review. It is available at their site for 28 Euros.
We all agree that underwear should be fun. I decided to put that statement to a test. When I got a chance to pick some Pikante I chose the metallic silver Spotlight Anatoimc brief. It is not one that I would normally wear on a daily basis but sometimes we have to step outside the underwear comfort zone and try something new. This is the third pair of Pikante I have tried since loosing my weight.
My first impression was it’s a really cool pair, being all bright and shiny. The material is metallic (Polyester 93%, Spandex 7%.) but didn’t seem like it would stretch like other pairs I have received from Pikante. I was a little worried about the fit. On top of that is it has a zipper in the pouch. Need I go into detail how that can be bad for a guy? I don’t think so. But I always try to have an open mind and I took an extra pair of undies to work just in case this pair didn’t work out.
I wore this pair to work. I didn’t want to do a review that was too intensive because I wasn’t sure how well this pair would hold up. The main concerns were it’s ability to move and breathe. So in the morning I put it on and liked the look of it. The fit surprised me; it didn’t fit as tight as I thought it would. It was snug but not too tight. As I wore it through the day my worries about it not breathing were put to rest. I could barely tell I was wearing a metallic pair. Granted I wouldn’t wear it to the gym or running but for daily wear or a date night you should be fine.
The zipper maybe a concern to most of you guys. I didn’t find it as a bother. The zipper is covered with fabric so it didn’t rub me in the wrong places. You may ask if I used it. For the review I unzipped it a few times during the day. Each time I as super careful zipping up. It worked fine and its not just decorative.
If you are familiar with Pikante and their sizing chart it’s pretty much spot on. I’m a size 36 waist and the XL fit me fine. I believe the XL fits 36-38. If you’re close to a 38 you may have an issue. These aren’t made for bigger guys. Being a former bigger guy it can be frustrating to find great undies in larger sizes. But follow the size guide and you should be fine.
I really liked this pair. Will I wear it weekly, probably not but it will definitely be a fun pair to wear on occasion. The major down fall for this pair is it’s hand watch only. If you wash it in the washer you may find the metallic fabric may not hold up. So put in the washer at your own risk. I would say another great place to wear this would be in a costume if you go to Cons. There could be some super creative things you can do with it. But for my daily wear it made me feel sexy all day, no one knew that I was wearing such a fun pair under my pants.
- The Fun Factor is off the charts
- Surprised by how it fit through out the day
- Zipper is functional and not decorative
- Wouldn’t recommend for works outs or heavy activities
- Hand wash only
- Daily Fit – 8
- Sizing – 8
- Construction/Materials – 7
- Styling – 8
- Daily Performance -
- Overall: 7.9
Pikante furnished this pair for review. The pair is also available n black
The pair of underwear I am reviewing is the PPU Boxer #1322. Before trying these on, I enjoyed taking in the big picture. The white fabric has see through polka dots, the waistband is red with contrasting black logo sewn in, the leg openings have black piping to contrast with the stark white and bright red, and there is a black mesh area above the pouch for a peek-a-boo effect. Interesting. The PPU logo sits on each side and is not centered over the pouch which does not bother me like it bothers other guys. The red waistband has a metallic sheen to it which I really enjoyed.
After trying them on, the waistband is comfortable at nearly two inches in width. The slight pouch was accommodating, conforming, and defining. While this is a boxer, it felt more like a brief. Companies seem to have their own take on what defines a boxer and in this case I suppose a slightly longer side panel is the key. The boxer was pieced together in multiple pieces to create the pouch and had a seam down the center of the rear for even more definition of the assets. The black mesh panel shows off the area above the bits and the upper portion of the bits, as well. It is quite erotic, in my opinion. This boxer comes in several colors (mint, white, black) that most anyone would enjoy. This is my second pair of PPU underwear and I like them.
While wearing this pair of underwear, I went on an extended shopping experience over an eight hour period with lots of walking, bending, and trying on clothes. It was a busy day filled with quite a bit of activity that tested the underwear under normal circumstances for most guys. The pair fit well, looked good, did not bunch up, did not ride up, and felt like I did not have underwear on at all. This pair of underwear would be good for a night out on the town or everyday wear, but not for exercising or major activity.
I received a size extra large in this boxer. This size should cover a 34-36 pant size. Sizing was not true to size as I am a large in the vast majority of underwear, but this is a non-issue as the company tells you that the XL is a 34-36” size. So, size up. This pair can be found for around 21$ on most websites.
I loved the polka dot see through pattern that made up the body of the underwear, the metallic red waistband, the black contrasting piping around the legs, the black mesh see through peek-a-boo panel, and the way the crotch area felt against my skin. 82.5% Nylon and 17.5% Spandex fabric combination makes this a slightly stretchy and conforming pair of underwear that I enjoyed. The rear seam was another part of the boxer that I enjoyed as it showed off the assets. This boxer had nothing about it that I could complain about.
Overall, this was a nice pair of underwear and I felt sexy and comfortable at the same time while wearing them. The design is conforming to the body and creates a fantastic profile from the front and the rear. I did find that one could take the pouch and pull it down and under the package to push up the mesh pouch area and create a totally different look for the boxer. I enjoyed this boxer and look forward to wearing it again.
- Color Combination
- Cool Pouch design
· Daily Fit – A
· Sizing – B
· Construction/Materials – A
· Styling – A
· Daily Performance – A
· Overall – A-
PPU furnished these for review.
When I first received my pair of Pikane Biologic Piping Briefs in the mail, I wasn’t so sure about what I saw. They appeared way too small for my size, used a strange combination of colors and felt a little bit weird. I hadn’t tried any other pairs by the brand, and heard good things, so I figured I’d give them a whirl. This particular style comes in three colors–I tried the purple/grey combination.
Before writing this review, I wore the pair for a fairly normal day for me. I rode the bus 45 minutes to work, sat in my office working all day long and then wore them as my pajamas for a night’s sleep. Though I didn’t really have an “active day,” I think this pair would hold up really well regardless of what you’re doing, because the material was so lightweight and comfortable.
I have a 29-inch waist and got a size small. I found the pair to be true-to-size, but definitely on the smaller/tighter end of the scale. They’re also fairly stretchy. The sizing is Columbian..
Overall, I really liked the feel of this pair against my skin, which really surprised me. They’re 100% polyester and I almost never go with that. The material was extremely breathable. My heritage leans heavy on the Italian side, so I can sweat profusely on a typical day. I didn’t experience any of that with these. They also fit surprisingly well–not too tight as I had initially thought they would be when I received them. I think the look is what could use the most improvement. Though the purple-gray combination definitely grew on me, I found both the pattern and the waistband to be a bit cheesy.
Though I initially thought that this pair wasn’t for me, after about 24 hours of wear, I was presently surprised–the fit was perfect, the material comfortable and the look fair. They also passed the boyfriend test–I showed them to him at the end of the day and he thought they were great. To sum up:
- The fit might run a bit small for some folks, but overall Pikante’s Biologic Piping Briefs are true-to-size
- The material makes this pair a great choice for any type of day–active, average or just lounging around
- The waistband for me was a little to cheesy. I’d like to see them remove the pepper that makes the ‘i” little guy that makes the “t” in Pikante. I saw on their website that they offer several styles with different waistbands
- The design / cut was a little too sexy for my personal taste
And here are my ratings:
- Daily Fit — A
- Sizing — A
- Construction/Materials — A-
- Styling — B
- Daily Performance — A
- Overall — B+
Clever furnished this pair for review.
This is not my first pair of Zylas underwear but it is my first time reviewing them for UNB. As with my other pairs of Zylas, I am proud to report that the 2908 boxer brief does not disappoint. One thing that I love about Zylas as a brand is that their underwear is multipurpose. It functions great as everyday underwear but also holds up well at the gym and could even work as beachwear (a lot of Zylas styles come in great colors with unique designs that make it easy to show them off).
I wore this pair for a particularly busy Saturday that included some errands and shopping. The 2908 did a great job holding up to the activity of running all over town during a busy day and I have also since worn them around the house for a day loafing and also was pleased with how comfortable they were. This pair goes above and beyond however and was also very comfortable to wear to the gym. My routine on this day featured both weights and cardio which put the pair through their paces and I never had to adjust. Also, this pair wicks moisture like it’s its job… which I suppose it is.
The pair that was supplied for this review was a large (which the tag indicated is 36-38 inches) and fit true to size. The fabric is a nylon/polyester/elastic mix (83/10/7%) which gave great stretch which made the boxer both ideal for everyday wear and working out without any binding or bunching. Finally, though not specified to what level of protection, the tag indicates that the 2908 also provides UV protection (see previous mention of use as beachwear).
The 2908 comes in bright orange with gray, blue and black vertical stripes. The logo waistband features the same shade blue and provides a comfortable, snug fit. This pair also features vertical vents that are slightly more sheer than the body of the garment that run parallel with the stripes and provide breathability without revealing anything they shouldn’t.
The Zylas 2908 is definitely a great pair of boxer briefs for any guy in search of a great-looking, versatile pair that is as comfortable in the office as in the gym. If you don’t own any Zylas, I would definitely suggest trying on a pair for yourself.
- Comfortable fabric
- Wicking/breathing great for the gym
- UV Protection
- Great fit
- Overall, a great pair. My only complaint is that it needs to be washed on gentle (which isn’t really a complaint
- Daily Fit – 10
- Sizing – 10
- Construction/Materials – 10
- Styling – 9
- Daily Performance – 10
- Overall – 9.8 (A+)
This pair was furnished by Zylas.