Andrew Christian furnished an “Ace” jock from its “Almost Naked” collection for review.
- Daily Fit: 10/10
- Sizing: 10/10
- Construction: 9/10
- Styling: 10/10
- Daily Performance: 6/10
- That perfect “Almost Naked” pouch
- Leg straps are attached underneath the waistband
- Narrow leg straps feature subtle embossing of Andrew Christian brand
- 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.
- BRAND: https://www.andrewchristian.com/limited-edition-ace-jock.html
- PAIR: Almost Naked Ace Jock
- COLOR: Blue Stripe w/ White Leg Straps
- SIZES: S-XL
- PRICE (without discounts): $18
- FURNISHED BY: Andrew Christian
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.