Review: Ristefsky Macheda Dare Brief
My recent assignment was to try out a new pair of Australian briefs. We’ve written lately about the emergence of the Australians in the men’s underwear market. We are very happy to see them since they are bringing about changes in the way we see underwear. It is also good that the world is getting more choices than the ones we had become so familiar with. It’s funny that years ago, the slate was clean and underwear had many directions it could take. Today, that slate has become full of competition as designers from around the world embark on discoveries in new designs and materials to make the modern man comfortable and sexy…all while wearing one pair of underwear. One of those would be the Ristefsky Macheda Dare Brief.
Started by its founders Stephen Ristefsky and Vincent Macheda in 2005, Ristefsky Macheda (RM) has blended European and Australian style to create a bold line of underwear and beachwear. Both designers are of European decent and have placed themselves into Australian fashion and expanding their vision to the rest of the world. We welcome RM to the world of men’s fashion and plead for their creativeness in supplying men with innovative clothing.
I, like many others, enjoy the feeling of opening a new package of underwear. One could say that opening this package meant opening opportunities…for feeling sexy or well supported. This pair of red/white Dare Briefs did not disappoint in offering those opportunities. For a size small, the briefs fit true to size. There was no bunching, no looseness, and no cut marks on either the waist or the leg. This brief comes with a fly opening for those that chose to use it. I am not a fly user since I feel it causes the underwear to lose much of its pouch shape when stretched out. If you do use it, be sure to notice the width of material you will be fishing through; it’s rather wide. The material used in the Dare Brief is 95% cotton and 5% Elastane. The brief can be washed in the washer (thankfully) and it is not recommended to tumble dry or iron them.
There is no defined pouch used on this brief. I thought I was going to have to position differently than I normally would, but surprisingly, I was able to dress comfortably downward. The material is stretchy enough to supply a nice fit to the crotch. The legs were not tight and the waistband fit perfectly with a width at 1.75 inches (4.45 cm). The rear had ample coverage and did not move out of place. If I had gone to the gym, I am sure these would have been perfectly fine while running or lifting weights.
All together, I am very impressed with the RM Dare Brief. The designers did very well in producing an article of clothing they should be proud for anyone to wear. The brief satisfied all my expectations in what a great pair of underwear should provide its wearer.
The Ristefsky Macheda briefs can be purchased from their website at www.ristefskymacheda.com for $20.57 US and $22.95 AU. I am sure you will be as delighted with them as I am. Ristefsky Macheda furnished these briefs for our review.