UNB BlueSkiesfrontHave you heard of Blue Collar Underwear? Chances are you haven’t heard of this brand. I think it’s definitely a brand you should know! They were “started to revolutionize the way you feel about your underwear and the way your underwear feel and look on you. Our goal with every pair of underwear is to bring functionality, fit, feel, comfort, quality and affordability back to the underwear industry. And we’re doing so without sacrificing style.” They go on to say don’t let the “Blue Collar” name fool you, they have made their underwear for everyone.

I have been talking back and forth with them for a while. We have profiled them on UNB a few times and they wanted me to review some of their undies. The first pair I received was the Blue Skies City Brief. I will be the first to say that Trunks for me can go either good or really bad. BUT, I’m kept and open mind because I never know when I’ll be surprised.

The first thing I noticed was the fabric was a mesh fabric which I kind of liked. When taken out of the package, it worried me that they maybe a little small. But after sliding them on those fears were dispelled (more on sizing below). These were kinda stretchy and really felt amazing. I will say I’m surprised how well they fit and felt. Remember you have to step outside your underwear box sometimes!

Let’s look at the comfort of the pair. The first thing I noticed was the fly. It does have a functional fly and had a white panel on the right side that thought added to the design. The fabric felt great. Honestly, I was surprised how well it conformed to my body. When I felt it out of the package it didn’t seem super stretchy. This was a pleasant surprise to me! I gave these a big challenge going to watch a sporting event in the sun of the south. If these were to not handle the hot day, I would be very disappointed.

The pouch is one thing I loved. Long time readers know that I love a great pouch. Being on the bigger side it is important. The initial reaction was the pouch may not be stretch or be comfy. Sometimes in trunks, the pouches can loose their shape. This one did amazing. I was really impressed and it’s one of those pairs that makes me enjoy trunks.

The size I reviewed was an XL. The XL fits guys 36-39. I am 6’4” and 245 ish ( on a good day) my current waist size is 38. The pair fit pretty well. I am on the upper end of the scale. It didn’t bind or feel too small. I was happy with the sizing. These days more and more companies are doing their own sizing so it’s super important to pay attention to the sizing charts (Which we will have all updated on our site soon). Never assume you’re a certain size, ALWAYS look at the size charts.


  • Fabric felt amazing
  • Great pouch that was supportive


  • Some may not like the functional Fly
  • Only in Darker colors (love to see this in some bright colors)


  • Daily Fit – 9.5
  • Sizing – 9
  • Construction – 9.5
  • Styling – 9.5
  • Daily Performance – 9.5
  • Overall – 9.4

Blue Collar Underwear furnished this pair for review. Available for $21 at their site.


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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