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Daily Fit – 9
Sizing – 9
Construction/Materials – 8
Styling – 7
Daily Performance – 9
Overall – 8.4
A good, updated version of a classic brief
Nice fabric with stretch
The pouch could be a little bigger
Not inexpensive and shipped from the UK, so the price can add up
Mr. Smith’s is a brand out of the UK with only two styles (briefs & trunks) and three colors (black, white & gray/silver). This is my second pair of Mr. Smith’s, and I anticipated enjoying them after my initial positive experience with a pair of trunks. I like a good, classic pair of briefs that work as everyday wear and these fit the bill. The cut is between basic briefs and bikini briefs, which I feel would make it appealing for any brief wearer. There is a standard sized waistband with Mr. Smith’s logo repeating all the way around.
I wore these running errands and hanging around the house, but I think they could be worn at the gym, as well. The website doesn’t give exact fabric details, and there wasn’t a tag in the back, but it does mention that the cotton fabric has a touch of Lycra which helps them keep their shape throughout the day. They stayed in place with minimal adjustments necessary.
With a 31-32 waist, I usually wear a medium, and these fit as expected. There is a pouch that’s a bit bigger than average but not as exaggerated or large as some brands these days. I think ordering your actual size would be just fine for most guys.
I enjoyed my second pair of Mr. Smith’s and would recommend giving them a try. For guys who aren’t adventurous with underwear but would like to elevate their gear, these would be perfect. Nothing too risqué or flashy, pleasant and comfortable, and you could be seen changing in the locker room and blend in.