One of the best perks in writing an underwear blog is getting really great and free underwear. Granted I work hard at the blog but it allows me to have an up to date underwear drawer. So it’s rare when I actually go out and purchase a pair of underwear. That is just what I did with the John Sievers California Gold Natural Pouch Brief. I heard from Brandon how great the line was and finally decided I needed to give them a try.

I placed my order and with in days they were shipped to me. I will admit I was really excited to try this brand. The first thing that I LOVED was the gold waistband. This is where the style gets it name. Each pair in the line is trimmed out with the same waistband with John Sievers stitched in. It felt as great as it looked too, but more on that in a few. The materials were super soft.  Made out of 95% modal and 5% spandex. When I put them on it just felt amazing.

The International Jock site says, “When you pull on a pair of natural pouch briefs, your genitals hang gently and naturally in the pouch, providing a feeling so comfortable that you’ll swear that you’re not wearing anything at all.” I’m always skeptical of this but they were spot on.  The pouch really fit me like a glove. it held everything in place all day!  I am a guy that needs a little extra room up front and it never felt I was being constrained or squished.

I decided to give this pair a real work out. The day I wore them it was a busy day when I knew I would be on my feet a lot. They held up really well.  I was expecting to like them but not as much as I did. They lived up to the “you’ll swear you’re not wearing anything at all.” That to me is the best sign of a great pair of underwear. The pouch has to be in the top 5 of my all time underwear of all time.  I ran around work in the warehouse and after work did some shopping. Never once did I have an issue with the pair.

The sizing was pretty much spot on the sizing guide. My new waist size is a 36 and I bought a large which fits a 36-38 waist. It should conform to normal sizing and I feel strongly you can trust the sizing chart.

What did I like about this pair, pretty much everything. The pouch is one of the best I have ever worn. Second, is the modal blend. Modal feels so good on your skin. It also allows your body to breathe. Next, is the gold waistband. Waistbands are something to me that sets a pair off, when it’s made of gold and fun like this one is, it just makes me smile. Things I didn’t like, the only thing I can think of is I don’t own more of these!


  • Has an amazing anatomical pouch
  • Super soft Modal material
  • A fun gold metallic waistband


  • I only own one pair


  • Daily Fit – A
  • Sizing – A
  • Construction/Materials – A
  • Styling – A
  • Daily Performance  – A
  • Overall: A

I purchased my pair from International Jock for $26.94. It is also available in White, Black, Navy and Steel Grey.



Tim is the founder and editor of Underwear News Briefs. He has been an avid underwear fan since the age of 14! He founded UNB in 2008 and has continued to broaden his underwear love over the years

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