Today we are taking a look at the MBG04 Hound Boxer from Male Basics. It features a traditional exposed logo elastic waistband with red contrast piping and stitching. The fabric features allover hound’s-tooth screen-print. My initial reaction is that they looked small and tight, but they had an iconic menswear pattern which made them fun. I was concerned slightly by the size because I hadn’t tried on Male Basics before. This particular trunk is part of the Geometric Collection which features a few other fun prints.

I slipped these bad boys on for a stressful day at the office. They held up nicely during my train commute, staying in place and not riding up or rolling up. They did not stretch out either! I would recommend these Male Basic trunks for everyday wear and lounging. The fabric had some stretch but not enough or breathability for a workout.

Despite their smaller appearance, the 7% spandex really let this pair stretch to fit my athletic frame. I tried on a Large whose label indicates waists 36”-38”, I would say that the sizing would be better on the lower end of this scale. If you have a more able rear end I would size up, because of the lower rise.

This pair features a lot of things that I really like; the pouch features a nice profile which fits well. The center rear seam is flat and doesn’t itch like some do. Also the craftsman ship was very nice; the waistband was sewn on perfectly. I do wish the legs were a little shorter, as to fit me better, but I have a very athletic build. When the fabric stretches though you do get a distorted pattern though.

I do have to say though; the print on this pair of Male Basics is fun and bold and is a welcome addition to my drawer of jocks and briefs. I think that for the average guy these would make great work week underwear, made even better if you wear them with a hound’s-tooth suit or tie.

Bullet Points:

  • Great Pouch Fit
  • Soft Waistband


  • In-between Length
  • Screen Printed fabric.


  • Daily Fit – 9
  • Sizing  – 7
  • Construction/Materials – 8
  • Styling – 7
  • Daily Performance -8
  • Overall: 8

MaleBasics furnished this pair for review.

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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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