Review – Cocksox Backstage Boxer Brief
This is the first time I’ve worn anything from the Cocksox brand. I had heard of their stuff and seen photos but really had no idea what I was in for. So here goes…
First, the facts: Cocksox is an Australian company and this particular pair was made in Thailand. The material is a blend of 95% modal / 5% spandex. It is extremely soft and light with a decent amount of stretch. Sizing is consistent with U.S. size charts.
There are many things about this pair that I liked. First, the material is awesome. I tend to prefer softer and lighter materials and this pair was by far the softest/lightest pair I’ve ever worn. Sometimes you run the risk of sacrificing support when you go with softer materials. But that was not at all the case here. There is black magic afoot.
Second, I have to give a round of applause to this company for doing away with the sewn-on tag and opting to screen print the size/washing instructions inside just below the waistband. I never realized just how much you really feel a sewn-on tag until I wore this pair.
Aesthetically, the pair is very simple which I really appreciate. My tastes are not flashy so the solid gray color with the black waistband was right up my alley. If you’re a relative newbie to the world of high-end underwear and you’re feeling insecure about being too fancy in the locker room this would be a great pair (never mind that you have the word COCKSOX emblazoned on your waistband). I attempted to find this pair on the Cocksox website to see what other colors are available, but found nothing. I guess this is a relatively new line, so it might be another few weeks before more information surfaces.
The day I wore these I was sitting in my office the entire day which wasn’t as rigorous a test as it usually is. So temper my remarks with that in mind. But the fit was great and it retained its shape all day. Minimal leg creepage. Again, the material made these extremely comfortable to wear for 12+ hrs.
There is one aesthetic component that I must address and that is the shape of the pouch. If you’re like me you have a definite preference for how you let things hang or how you want your bulge to look. You might wear things to the left, to the right, pointing up, etc. Since this was my first pair of Cocksox I did not know that their distinctive pouch basically forces your junk into one permissible configuration: the tent‑pole.
Don’t get me wrong, this is not uncomfortable. It is strictly an aesthetic issue to consider before buying. If you really prefer a certain look then just be advised that this pair will limit your boys’ options. It is definitely something that you should evaluate if you’re doing things like, say… going to the grocery store, taking your kid to soccer practice, having a PTA meeting.
I really can’t find anything negative to say about this pair, other than my remarks about the pouch. It’s apparent to me that this pouch design is deliberate, and I don’t think I should hold this against them. It seems that look is their… ahem… ‘centerpiece.’ I would just say to be aware of what you are buying. If you are after that particular look or willing to experiment then good on you. If the tent-pole is not your cup of tea then you might want to pass.
To sum things up:
- Among the softest most comfortable pair I’ve ever worn
- Adequate support in spite of softer materials
- Simple, non-flashy style
- The ‘schhhwwwiiiiinnng’ jokes will never stop
- Daily Fit 9
- Sizing 8
- Construction/Materials 9
- Styling 9
- Daily Performance 8
- Overall 8.6
Cocksox furnished this pair for review.