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Review – Andrew Christian Massive Icon Brief

Andrew Christian furnished a brief from its “Massive Icon” collection for review.

Rating9.6/10

  • Daily Fit: 9/10
  • Sizing: 9/10
  • Construction: 10/10
  • Styling: 10/10
  • Daily Performance: 10/10

Pros:

  • 4-way stretch fabric (90% polyamide, 10% spandex) provides all-day comfort
  • Pouch enhances your profile better & is more comfortable than AC’s “Show It” collection
  • Fabric’s unusual pattern makes this brief a must-have winner

Cons:

  • Leg bands are slightly tighter than other AC products
  • The pouch initially seems like it will provide less room area than found in the “Almost Naked” line, but the 4-way stretch fabric overcomes this deficiency
  • This limited edition brief will sell out quickly

Osgon’s Recommendation:  A Strong Buy!

I’ve loved Andrew Christian products for years, as evidenced by dresser drawers filled with AC boxer briefs, briefs, jock straps, thongs, and swimwear.  I also own several items of AC athletic wear (and even a sweater).  So imagine my excitement when UNB Tim asked me to review the new Icon brief from AC’s “Massive” collection.

My test involved a day of running errands, putting together a new aquarium, and a brief stint outdoors.  These events provided opportunities to bend, squat, lean, lunge, lift, stand, walk, and – not surprisingly in this Texas heat – sweat.  The fabric and construction of the garment were up to the task, and the brief performed exceedingly well.  The brief held my kibbles and bits firmly in place, without even the slightest need to readjust.  Everything also stayed nice and dry due to the moisture wicking properties of the polyamide-spandex blend fabric.  The unusual, limited-edition print provided visual novelty.  I hope AC continues providing similar forward-leaning fabric patterns in future editions of its “Massive” collection.

I have only two criticisms of this brief.  First, I’m a huge fan of AC’s “Almost Naked” collection, and this brief has only about ninety percent of the initial roominess of cotton versions of the Almost Naked line.  Rather than have everything fall comfortably into the pouch when slipping on this underwear, one has to place one’s equipment into the pouch.  It’s not a deal breaker, but it is something that was unexpected.  Second, the leg elastic was tighter than that found in most other AC products.  It was not uncomfortable, but it was slightly tighter.  I don’t feel either criticism warrants purchasing a larger size, but each merits your consideration.

In sum, I loved the Icon brief from AC’s new Massive collection.  Any guy who enjoys an unusual pattern and the anatomically correct pouch will be happy he added this brief to his top drawer rotation.

At last check, AC does not have this brief available at its official online store.  A jock strap is available there.  A google search shows other online stores have the brief in stock.  If you like this pattern, order it A.S.A.P.; you won’t be disappointed.

PAIR: Massive Icon brief
COLORS: Black
SIZES: Small – X-Large
FURNISHED BY: Andrew Christian

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