The pair of underwear I am reviewing is the Joe Snyder Mini Shorty in shiny black with white trim.  The shiny black fabric is a nice color with the silver waistband and white side areas and trim.  The mini shorty has a contrasting silver waistband with Joe Snyder sewn into the waistband in bold lettering, but not centered above the pouch on this pair.  The waistband has a metallic sheen to it and the pouch is slight.

After trying them on, the waistband is comfortable at two inches in width.  The slight pouch was conforming and defining with a two piece formation.  While this is a trunk, it is called a mini shorty due to the visual appearance being that of a pair of retro gym shorts.  There is no fly in this mini shorty which is the new norm and who really used a fly anyway.  Do not get mad if you did.  Just saying.  The mini shorty was pieced together in multiple pieces to create the pouch and rear to provide a better fit and make it more conforming.  The seat is two panels and it seems to be contoured to fit close to the skin.  Trust me.  You know the rear seam is there as it is made to really highlight the rear.  The pouch functions normally and is a good size for the average guys.  You guys that constantly talk about needing more room will need more room in these.  These fit well and create a nice line.  This is my second or third pair of Joe Snyder underwear and I enjoyed them.  These would be a really nice pair of underwear to wear under jeans as they sit low on the hips and are tight.

While wearing this pair of boxer briefs, I went about my normal Monday morning of late breakfast, teaching class, and relaxing at home afterwards.  It was a typical day for most guys, I suppose.  The pair fit well, looked nice, did not bunch up, but felt a bid odd as that rear seam really wanted to define my rear a bit more than my rear wanted to be defined.  This pair of underwear would be good for wearing under shorts or loose fitting pants as I wore them under tighter clothing and I barely felt them.  I would consider wearing it as workout wear as they were tight and supportive.

I received a size large in this mini shorty.  This size should cover a 32-24 pant size.  Sizing was a bit off as I am a size large in the vast majority of underwear and these are a bit tight.  This pair can be found for around 30-35$ on most websites and in stores in black, white, red, and turquoise.

I enjoyed the color combination, the metallic silver waistband, the white side panels, the white trim, and the way the pouch fit.  80% Polyamide and 20% Spandex fabric combination makes this a stretchy and conforming pair of underwear that I enjoyed.  This mini shorty had nothing major about it that I could complain about.  I did find the rear seam to be slightly annoying.  The cut of this pair of underwear may be better suited for guys that are more lean with perfectly straight sides versus an average guy, like me, to wear.

Overall, this was a good pair of underwear and I felt comfortable while wearing them.  The design is conforming to the body and creates a nice profile from the front and the rear.  I enjoyed this mini shorty and look forward to wearing them again.


  • Style
  • Fabric
  • Pattern/Color


  • Fit (rear seam was a bit tight)
  • Price

· Daily Fit – 8
· Sizing – 8
· Construction/Materials – 10
· Styling – 10
· Daily Performance – 8
· Overall – 8.8

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