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Review: Andrew Christian’s Almost Naked “Ace” Jock

Andrew Christian furnished an “Ace” jock from its “Almost Naked” collection for review.

Rating:  9/10

  • Daily Fit: 10/10
  • Sizing: 10/10
  • Construction: 9/10
  • Styling: 10/10
  • Daily Performance: 6/10

Pros:

  • That perfect “Almost Naked” pouch
  • Leg straps are attached underneath the waistband
  • Narrow leg straps feature subtle embossing of Andrew Christian brand

Cons:

  • This is streetwear, not gym wear
  • The leg straps curl and loosen when sweat-soaked

Osgon’s Recommendation:  A worthwhile buy if you like fashion jocks

 


With around 50 in my collection, you might say I’m a fan of the athletic support (aka “the jock strap”).  So I was excited when UNB Tim asked me to review the “Ace” jock from Andrew Christian’s “Almost Naked” collection.

Unless clearly marketed as fashion or fetish wear, I believe athletic supporters should be able to withstand the rigors of a real workout.  I tested AC’s Ace Jock by putting it through a rough, 90-minute at-home gauntlet of lifting weights (leg day!) plus HIIT cardio.

The Ace Jock is extremely well-made.  The seams are nicely constructed.  The fabric finish is trim and neat.  Its leg straps are attached underneath the waistband, which provides a more polished aesthetic.  (All designers should follow suit.)  The “Almost Naked” pouch provides exceptional support, just as one would expect.  And the 95% cotton, 5% spandex offers a soft hand to the material.

Alas, the Ace Jock didn’t stand up to the rigors of a workout.  When the leg straps became sweat-soaked, they curled.  They also loosened slightly.  Leg straps should remain flat and taught against the buttocks throughout a workout, even when wet.  Neither issue became so problematic as to interfere with the workout, but each issue is a fault worth noting.  And each fault necessitates one consider the Ace Jock as “street wear” and not “gym gear.”  (As a “street wear” product, the Ace Jock would probably receive a 9.6 or higher rating.)

If you wear a jock strap under your jeans on date night or under shorts while running errands, the Ace Jock makes a stylish, functional choice.  Just don’t expect it to be your go-to supporter for a heavy leg day or Kickboxing Cardio at 24 Hour Fitness.

At last check, the Ace Jock is available only in size medium (30-32”) at www.andrewchristian.com.  Other online stores may have additional sizes in stock.  I would expect other jock straps within AC’s “Almost Naked” range to perform similarly.

About the author:  Osgon is a certified fitness instructor living in the Dallas, Texas, area.  He evaluates fitness-focused underwear based on a garment’s ability to hold up to a serious workout.

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