I purchased the Jovana Design 4D Thong in neon pink for this review.
Rating: 8/10 (Average of the ratings below)
- Daily Fit: 7/10
- Sizing: 8/10
- Construction: 7/10
- Styling: 10/10
- Daily Performance: 8/10
- HEAD TURNING SUIT!
- Anatomical pouch accentuates your package
- ANYBODY can find a color they like from Jovana’s extensive palette
- Center/rear strap is almost wider than the side straps
- Almost hard to get into because the pouch opening is so tight
UNB Ryan’s recommendation: This thong is TINY! If you’ve ever wanted a true “micro” thong made specifically for men, this is it! It is truly a head turner anywhere you wear it, even when other guys are wearing thongs! I will add that if you are the least bit timid about wearing a thong swimsuit, you should probably try something else before venturing out in one of Jovana’s suits!
Jovana Design custom makes all of their suits to order, and it is evident with the thought that they put into their design options and color choices. You can customize almost all of their suits to your liking, and they offer color choices to suit all personalities! Jovana pays particular attention to detail and will craft your suit exactly how you ask them to. They offer dozens of unique designs, some that are “acceptable” as swimwear, and others that may be better suited for more private occasions. I am normally pretty bold in my swimwear choices, but this suits’ design, coupled with the Neon Pink fabric even made me a little uneasy the first time I slid my shorts off on the beach while wearing it! Not exactly outside of my comfort level, but it sure pushed it!
I have worn this suit on several occasions over the 2017 swim season. I frequently visit the beach on the Outer Banks of NC and a couple of places throughout Hampton Roads, VA where I have worn this suit. The suit is comfortable to wear long term after you manage to squeeze into it! The tiny (1/4”) side straps make you quickly forget that you are wearing anything at all (until you get home and see the tiny tan lines it leaves) and the pouch keeps everything in place all day long with minimal adjustments. The pouch does hold your package in an upright and “package-forward” orientation, so you’ll have to keep that in mind when deciding when and where it is appropriate to wear! I found that out the hard way last year in Norfolk, VA (more on that in another post.) You have to manipulate the pouch to stretch everything inside, but once you have the fit is amazing! There is no extra fabric, and the suit fits like a glove!
I have only purchased this one suit from Jovana, but will buy more from them in the future. The construction is outstanding and has lasted an entire season without and noticeable signs of fraying or unraveling. The elastic has retained its strength even with repeated exposure to sun and saltwater. My only complaint has been the fabric faded fairly quickly. It has still retained the base color but is nowhere near as vibrant as the day that they arrived.
Again, I don’t exactly have a long-standing history of the brand but feel they are fairly accurate in being sized in accordance with industry standards. I wear a size small in almost everything, and these were no exception. The only thing that you need to keep in mind with this suit is that it comes in two different variants, the 4D Thong and the 4D Thong micro (which is what I reviewed.) The micro is exactly what you would expect, TINY! The normal version of the suit has a larger pouch which guys who are more largely endowed would find better suited. The pouch is VERY low and barely covers your package. I have to pull it up from time to time to make sure nothing is showing that shouldn’t be. The only thing I would ask for if I were to order this suit again is for the rear/center strap to match the side straps in width. The center strap is about ¾” in width, which is still fairly skimpy, but feels a but out of place on a suit that is this small, to begin with.
I will absolutely buy more suits from Jovana Design. I have enjoyed wearing this suit in the sun this year and look forward to replacing it with additional designs from Jovana’s catalog. I would also like to purchase some underwear for more frequent wear as they have some pretty daring designs in that arena as well. My big suggestion to Jovana Design (as would be with any other non-US companies) is that they find a way to work with a stateside distributor to make it simpler for ordering and shipping.
BRAND: Jovana Design
PAIR: 4D Thong
COLORS: I reviewed a pair in Neon Pink. I’m not even going to attempt to list all of Jovana’s color choices here. You’ll have to visit the website and find a color for yourself!
FABRIC: Neon Pink Nylon/Spandex blend
SIZES: XS, S, M, L, & XL
COST: £22.99 through Jovana Design’s online store
Where to buy: Jovana Design