Review Sock it to me T-rex
When Tim told me there was a company that was designing matching socks and underwear (furnished by Sock It To Me). I immediately got excited. As you get to know me, you’ll learn I am very detail oriented. “The Devil is in the details” I often obnoxiously gloat. I usually meticulously coordinate my outfits. So with Sock It To Me creating matching socks and undies, this could make my life a bit easier. One less decision to make when getting ready!
Initially I was expecting matching designs whether it be paisley, plaid, polka dots etc. But when my package arrived I was unexpectedly excited to see the mighty tyrannosaurus rex covering the boxer-briefs, and one mighty t-rex on each sock. Admittedly I probably wouldn’t pick these out at the store. My drawer consists of mostly classic colors or simple prints. These remind me of my Underoos as a kid and I’m always down to add a bit of nostalgia to my wardrobe. This is the first I’ve heard of Sock It To Me. (Although I swear I’ve seen someone whip these T-rex socks out before.) They have been designing fun socks since 2004 and matching underwear seems to be a new endeavor for them. They currently offer a handful of matching sock/undies combos for women and men. Bikini cut and boxer-brief, respectively. Socks are available in ankle, crew, and knee high although the combos only come in crew currently. I was a bit worried at first. I didn’t want the underwear to just be a gimmick and fall short of quality. Right out of the package I noticed how soft the fabric was for the underwear. Also credible stitching and detail in the sock, as to be expected. I began thinking of a proper forum to test ‘em out. Casual attire seemed appropriate. T-shirt jeans etc. but I thought how fun these could be hidden under a suit or tuxedo even. Possibilities could be endless here.
Considering how fun these socks and undies were I knew they needed to be seen and talked about. One of my favorite watering holes is consider a “hipster hangout”. It’s basically a glorified gas station with zany merchandise and a beer lover’s heaven. This was on the agenda for the evening and I thought this lounge-y atmosphere would be the perfect place to test ‘em out. After my shower I slipped on the boxer-briefs and was impressed at how soft they were. Really soft comfy waistband with the Sock It To Me logo branded around. Perfect addition to the “everyday drawer”. The design on both the socks and the boxer-brief are both really well done, and strand out nicely. I thought about how well these would sit on the shelves in the bar I was on my way to. Right next to the rubber chicken key chain, and the squirrel car air freshener. Really though, these would kill it here. Also, this is the perfect atmosphere to slip in “hey my underwear matches my socks!” and be met with uproarious (t-rex boom!) laughter. On the other end lounging in these watching tv/playing video games felt quite appropriate. These guys are onto something!
I received a Large and right off the bat I felt as though these are a bit snug. Which is rare because I usually fit right between a medium and large. According to their size chat a Large is 35-37. Without a wash these are a bit snug. I worry my crack will show throughout the night. (one of my biggest undies peeves!) The elastic around the legs seems properly made as though it will stay put and not ride. The site refers to it as a “Crossgrain crotch gusset”. These provide a simple front no fly seem that holds your package comfortably. Now the back is interesting. There is no seem, typical of a boxer, yet this underwear provides a nice lift in the butt. Maybe where the added tightness comes into play? Once I slipped them on the hugged me like a proper glove. One glance in the mirror and we both agreed,” damn we look good.” Throughout the day I never notice my crack exposed as though the waistband stayed in place, despite its snug fit. Never felt constricted. I barely noticed them which is exactly what I want in a day to day pair of undies. I am comfortable recommending you purchase your typical (US) size for the undies. They are also made of a cotton spandex blend that feels really nice and form fitting. The socks also never slouch around my ankles and fit nicely under my Converses. (my most obnoxious fitting shoe) There is also a nice subtle cushioning around the ankle, toe, and heel. The crew cut comes up just below my calf and again stayed put all day. I would almost consider these dress socks in the way they feel with a very lightweight material. “Stretch It” sock technology covers men’s feet 7-13. I am an 11 and these fit nicely and normally. I dare say these are master crafted socks.
I really liked the design on these socks and underwear. A very fun addition to the drawer. The boxer briefs have a classic look with just a bit of new technology to make them comfy and stylish. Perfect for the day to day. Super soft waistband with the no tag tech that everyone should be adopting. The butt lift was really surprising to me given the no seam back. Similar with the front seam pouch. Simple design but looks great once you get it on. They may be onto something with this simple cut. The socks also feel great and allowed my feet to breathe. The little bit of cushion they offered actually helped. I did notice the stitching inside the socks would get caught on my toes when putting them on. I worried I was warping the design. Not something I could see myself wearing every day. Also the hang dry recommendation for the socks and undies can be tough and out of routine for some. Overall though I have been really enjoying them.
I am pleasantly surprised Tim told me about Sock It To Me. They weren’t what I was expecting but got to have some fun with them. As I assumed that bar was the perfect place to let these mighty T-rex roar! I think I lasted one beer before I was like “Ok, shut up everyone and check these out”. It floored some of my friends and they immediately wanted to know where they could get some, and what other designs. Some friends are like “ok stop flashing your undies, you do this all the time”. BUT! They all agreed how great these would do in these bar/grocery dives that are popping up everywhere. I felt unprepared when someone pointed to the socks and asked what they’re names were. (genius red-headed stranger!) If you are reading this. Let me introduce Barnabus Theodore Rex(Right) and T. Rexico Buress(left). I don’t think I’ve heard men’s underwear being brought up so much in conversation in one night. Kind of wild! Nor have I had to expose my undies in public so. Thrilling! What an adventure I got to have with my T-rex undies and socks. Even when I got home I found myself lounging around the house, not wanting to shed this fun gear. I can’t wait for them to come out with a whole bunch of matching socks and undies. Cheers, Sock It To Me!
Note- this was too good not to include. From their site-
“Imagine T-Rex trying to pull on a pair of men’s boxer briefs. It’s almost as hilarous as these underwear. Our popular T-Rex style is now available on underwear for men! These men’s boxer briefs are comfortable and stylish. Too bad T-Rex will never know. Poor guy.”
- Super soft undies. Great for every day.
- Really fun design. TLC went into making both socks and undies!
- I mean matching socks and undies, c’mon!
- Really well-crafted socks
- Both socks and underwear fit well and comfortable all day.
- Recommends hang drying socks and undies
- Inside stitching in socks may cause problems down the road
- Underwear may appear a bit snug
- Daily Fit- 7
- Sizing- 7
- Construction- 8.5
- Styling – 9
- Daily Performance- 8
- Overall= 8
These are available on The Sock It To Me website for $20 in the boxer brief and $11.50 for the socks. If you buy the bundle, you can save some coin at $29.50 altogether.