Its’ been a long time since we have reviewed Kiniki. So when they contacted us to do some new reviews I was like “cool.” Then when I checked out the site and saw all they had the “cool” turned into “Heck Yeah I do!” They have really come out with a lot more underwear and swimwear since I last was on their site. The prints and patterns are super fun and it was a hard to narrow what I wanted down to a few pairs.

The first pair I am reviewing is the Croft Micro Brief. There are several reasons I chose this pair. The first is it’s a bikini cut. It reminds me of some of the first pairs I got hooked on. Next was the print. Super fun and different from a lot I have seen. And lastly was the material. It reminded me of the nylon of the first bikinis I ever wore.

When I got the package and opened it. The first thing I noticed was the fabric. Its called a Poly Lycra. However, it def reminded me of nylon bikinis of days gone by. I slid them on and at first I was worried that they wouldn’t stretch and be too binding through out the day. After I pulled them on they were tight but not uncomfortable. The fabric and the design really made this pair feel amazing through out the day. As the day went on I forgot I was even wearing underwear. It was a pair I wanted to wear for two days! But I didn’t!

I wore this on a regular day. It wasn’t a super active day but some work and errands. My one issue that I thought I may have would be the pair is too hot. If you are familiar with nylon type fabric you know it may not breath and you can get uncomfortable fast. As the day went on I had no issues at all with breathability. The pair performed really well. I will say that this pair not only met my expectations but exceeded them.

The sizing of the brand is pretty good. This was an XL and fit me well, after my initial “I don’t think this will work” moment. Just double check the sizing chart before you order. Their sizing is pretty standard but always remember that if you’re on the upper end of a size go a size up to be safe!

The design of this pair I have to say I love. The bikini cut definitely reminds me of why I fell in love with underwear. It’s got the small sides of a bikini. The design is made with no seams in the front or back. This made for the lack of apouch, which was another concern but it didn’t factor in at all. The back is a ¾ design so you won’t get full coverage. So if you have a butt you may take that into account.


  • A Bikini Cut
  • Super Fun print
  • Amazingly comfortable


  • Not for guys who don’t like prints
  • ¾ back design may not fit some guys



  • Daily Fit – 10
  • Sizing – 9
  • Construction/Materials – 10
  • Styling – 10
  • Daily Performance – 9
  • Overall – 9.6

Kiniki furnished this pair for review. The Croft Micro Brief retails for £15.90 on the Kikini 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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