Review – Andrew Christian Massive Icon Ghost Brief
This brief was purchased for review.
- Daily Fit: 10/10
- Sizing: 10/10
- Construction: 10/10
- Styling: 10/10
- Daily Performance: 10/10
- 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
- AC has fixed previous problems with too-tight leg bands.
- It’s sold out on AC’s website, but some brick and mortar stores still have them.
Osgon’s Recommendation: A Strong Buy!
As some readers know, Andrew Christian not long ago shifted manufacturing from Taiwan to China. This resulted in sizing problems. More specifically, leg bands from products made in China were much tighter than those coming from Taiwan-based plants. Garments made in China also appeared to have slightly smaller pouches. Testing of this brief (manufactured in China) suggests AC has corrected those sizing issues.
To make sure past manufacturing problems had been ameliorated, I tested this brief by washing, line-drying, wearing, washing, line-drying and wearing again on two different days. Both days involved 16+ hours of wearing the garment. The leg bands held true to size during the second wearing and weren’t overly restrictive. The overall fit of the brief was perfect (including the pouch) and the colorful print did not bleed or noticeably fade after being washed twice.
As is true with most AC “almost naked” pouch products, this tagless undergarment was very comfortable. The fabric contains a very comfortable blend of 90% polyamide and 10% spandex. The fabric’s blue body has a ½” repeating ghost character. The 1¼” black waistband perfectly centers the Andrew Christian moniker up front and repeats it around back.
Andrew Christian’s website has sold out of its stock in all sizes. This brief is still available at some brick-and-mortar outlets such as Tapelenders in Dallas. An internet search reveals a few online stores haven’t yet emptied their stocks.
Because this brief was so comfortable – and because AC appears to have fixed the sizing problems for its made-in-China items – I recently ordered a few similar AC products from its website. Stayed tuned to UNB for updates