When Tim provided me my first pair of underwear to review for UNB, I was excited and yet a little surprised when he handed me some lime green (chartreuse) 2wink briefs. The Australian manufacturer has cleverly selected the appropriate color for spring, which caught my eye and peaked my interested. While I’m not traditionally a fan of briefs, I wanted to give them a fair chance and see if briefs would be something I might consider again in adding to my collection.
After throwing them in the wash for an initial cleaning, I immediately threw them on and was amazed at how well these medium size undies fit and truly how you can’t deny the comfort of a 100% cotton brief. I was initially concerned that the brief might be a little binding and restricted so I decided to take them out on test run by wearing then all day during a photography field trip. Suffice to say, I was extremely pleased and amazed at how well they held up throughout the day with all the bending, squatting and physical movement that the pair endured. The second and third time I wore these pair, I chose to try them out at the gym. Again, they consistently held up throughout my workout and didn’t even become a realization that I was even wearing briefs. Bottom line, at the end of my rigorous testing, I wasn’t able to distinguish between these briefs and the traditional boxer briefs that I normally gravitate towards.
Some of the constructional attributes that I noticed include the following: The legs in the briefs are cut a little on the high side but are sure to accentuate a pair of muscular legs. The white waist band is constructed and sewn well around the waist and has retained its elasticity after several washes. In my opinion, there’s nothing worse than a cheap waistband that falls apart at the seams, stretches out and losses its supportability. The company’s 2wink logo is embroidered continually around the waist band in dark gray lettering. One esthetic note includes the word ‘Loaded’ printed in white just below the waist band on the left hand side of the brief along the hip, which leaves open to interpretation.
Personal scoring as follows: