Bikini Brief


EW0233_Turquoise_1Ergowear Pouches—A UNB MINI-SERIES

Part III: The X3D Pouch

PART III: The X3D Pouch

 Candyman Fashion furnished the X3D BIKINI by ERGOWEAR for review.

Rating: 10/10

  • Daily Fit: 10/10
  • Sizing: 10/10
  • Construction: 10/10
  • Styling: 10/10
  • Daily Performance: 10/10

Pros: Super soft fabric, great golden waistband, anatomical pouch

Cons: Couldn’t find a thing to complain about.

 SALVATORE Recommendation: I was excited the day my Ergowear Review package arrived in the mail. I get new underwear quite often, but there is something exhilarating about receiving a brand you’ve never tried before. Ergowear has long been considered the “gold standard” in anatomically or ergonomically correct pouches by most experts. This begs the question that if I consider myself an underwear expert, how in the world had I never tried Ergowear? I’ve come to realize that sometimes even the most experienced underwear enthusiast misses something incredible.

As I carried the package inside, I went through my normal new underwear routine. I wen to my bathroom, opened the package, and enjoyed a few moments of solace with new arrivals. The first pair I pulled out was the FEEL SUAVE BIKINI. The second pair I pulled out was the MAX SUAVE BIKINI. The third pair I pulled out was the X3D BIKINI in turquoise.

I am definitely a fan of bikini briefs, but often reserve them for lounging and sleeping. This bikini is different. The fabric is unbelievably soft and the elastic in the waist and leg bands compliments the luxurious feel of the extravagant garment. I actually get more impressed every time I put anything Ergowear on my body. Their products are simply amazing.

Here are few things that stuck out to me:

  • Waistband: Because the brief is considered a true bikini, there is no large elastic waistband. I consider this to be a plus for someone that is looking for a low-rise pair of underwear without needing to give off the brand of briefs they are wearing. Not that there is anything wrong with the obnoxious waistband fad that is going around the men’s underwear industry right now. I kind of like it, but there are occasions where I don’t want my waistband visible when I bend over. This bikini does that without showing any crack. That’s important to a modest guy like me.
  • Ergowear Logo: The Ergowear logo is sewn front in center on the top of the brief where the waistband would be if it had one. This is simple and adds to the overall look of the brief. The logo calmly states that the wearer is fashionable and knows how to pick good undies. Some brands are over the top with their branding of products. Again, there is nothing wrong with that, but it is sometimes necessary to be a little more discreet.
  • Fabric: LUXURY! LUXURY! LUXURY! Ergowear pulled no punches with how incredible this Suave Microfiber blend feels on the sensitive region. The 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex blend is very soft, displays high elasticity, is a highly resistant fiber, and allows very little moisture absorption. One of the best I’ve ever put on.
  • Pouch: Pouches are my thing. I am constantly on the prowl for the most anatomical or ergonomical pouch on the market. I am even experimenting with custom made underwear where the pouch is custom fit to my dimensions. The pouch is the first thing I look at when deciding whether to add a pair of briefs to my collection. I can usually spot an imposter from miles away. The X3D pouch simply overwhelmed my senses. Not only is the fabric perfect, the pouch is perfect. The low profile seem is center sewn and combined with the highly elastic suave microfiber blend to give your boys the softest support and gentle lift that is indicative of a great ergonomic pouch. ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!

Ergowear has blown my fashion sense out of the water and reinvigorated my need to continue exploring the best pouches on the market. Every time I think my knowledge is at the top of its game, a unknown experience bounds into my undie world and totally lights the fire. Ergowear has been incredible to try and I look forward to adding several more X3D pouches to my collection. Most importantly, I can’t wait to get friends and family to try this incredible pouch. I’m blown away!

Next week, I’ll be sharing a bonus post. Candyman Fashion sent me an Ergowear style that I never wear and thought would be impossible to enjoy. Boy was I wrong. You don’t want to miss the next post. If you have any feedback for me or just want to link up on social media, hit me up on Twitter @manatomicallyme. Until the PART IV—See you later!



COLORS: White, Black, Burgundy, and Dark Turquoise

FABRIC: Microfiber: 95% polyester 5% spandex


COST: $27.00

FURNISHED BY: Candyman Fashion

Where to buy:

  • https://www.candymanfashion.com/collections/ergowear

PQ150015_Green_1CandyMan Fashion furnished the PetitQ Two-Tone Green Floral Lace Bikini for review.

Rating: 7.6/10

  • Daily Fit: 6/10
  • Sizing: 9/10
  • Construction: 7/10
  • Styling: 10/10
  • Daily Performance: 6

Pros: Sheer, lace, true sizing, great print.

Cons: Abrasive fabric.

SALVATORE Recommendation: I was excited when word got to me that Candyman Fashion supplied the Spring PetitQ line for the UNB team to review. I’ve never worn PetitQ and couldn’t wait to give it a try. When the very skimpy pair of lace briefs arrived in the mail. I immediately planned a time to wear them during several activities.

Not only had I never worn PetitQ, this was my first time to wear lace. Before anyone decides to stop reading because you think lace is for women, give it a shot. You won’t be disappointed. After all, I’m not talking about a frilly lace (although, if that’s your thing, there’s nothing wrong with it). I’m talking about a very masculine lace that is two tone in color. It gives a very cool transparent look to your curves!

The PetitQ Two-Tone Green Floral Lace Bikini is very appealing to the eye. The fit is true and dynamically hugs the body. I typically wear an XL. The brief was true to the sizing chart supplied by the manufacturer. When I first slipped into the lacy greatness. I was concerned about how low cut the thin waisted elastic band was on the hips. Then I realized that I need to pull them up which created a cheeky affect on seat of the briefs. I thought this would bother me, but did not. I tried out my normal review “tests” by attempting to wear this pair like I do with everything else I review:

  • All day in jeans: I wish I could tell you that I made it all day in jeans wearing these great looking briefs. I didn’t! The lace fabric was so abrasive (not soft) that I had to take them off after only a few minutes under the jeans. I was bummed because they look so great on my body.
  • To bed: I definitely looked great when I dressed for bed that night. I snuggled in to for a great nights sleep only to realize that I couldn’t tolerate sleeping in the fabric either. At this point in my review experience. I was getting a little frustrated with the feel of the fabric. How could something so appealing to the eye feel so horrible up next to the skin.
  • At gym during workout: I knew this wouldn’t work out (no pun intended) well. I didn’t even try.

Because the first thing that I look for in a pair of underwear is the pouch design. Is it anatomical or not. I was excited about the room in the pouch of the brief. I would not classify this pouch in the purely ergonomical category. I would say that it is roomy enough to be very very close.

Other than the lack of softness in the fabric, the construction on the brief is top notch. The pattern is eye catching. The pouch is roomy. The leg bands and waistband are comfortable. The sizing was spot on for what was advertised. Unfortunately, the fabric is hard to overcome.

SO WHAT DO YOU DO WITH SOMETHING SO GREAT LOOKING THAT CAN’T BE TOLERATED AS AN EVERY DAY PAIR?: I say buy it anyway and find an occasion wear you will wear it as part of a costume.  For a very brief period of time (if you know what I mean), or as a Fetish Friday fun pair. Great underwear serves a purpose. Most of the time, the good ones are for something specific. My underwear journey is helping me to be more open-minded. Thank you CandyMan Fashion and PetitQ for getting me outside of my normal “MODAL” box and into the realm of the unkown—LACE.


PAIR: Two-Tone Green Floral Lace Bikini

COLORS: Two-Tone Lace (As pictured)

FABRIC: Body: 50% polyester, 40% nylon, & 10% spandex

SIZES: Small – XL

COST: $25.48

FURNISHED BY: CandyMan Fashion

Where to buy: https://www.candymanfashion.com/products/petitq-pq150015-bikini-color-green-5


File under B… for bedroom.

Joe Snyder is not something I would typically use as everyday underwear.  It might just be mental barrier I haven’t broken yet, but I associate underwear like this exclusively with doing the grown-up behind closed doors.  The only pairs of JS that I’ve ever owned were for that express purpose.

These reviews we generate are based on a uniform set of evaluation criteria, which incorporates a full day’s test drive.  Well, I tried it. For reasons I’ll go into later, I don’t know that my results will really offer you an apples-to-apples comparison to other pairs of underwear.  But honestly 90% of this is subjective anyway.  So here goes.

First the facts: Made in Mexico.  80% polyamide/20% spandex.  Excellent construction quality.  The cut is definitely on the skimpier side, probably the skimpiest thing I’ve ever worn.  If you’re like me this is probably right on that edge between ‘skimpy-flattering and ‘skimpy-non-flattering.’ Maybe this is a hint that Mexico thinks we should exercise more.  Or maybe they want us to stop sending them McDonalds.

In the right context the pride frame bikini is f***ing hot.  I read nothing into the word ‘pride’ and simply took it at face value.  Pride as in be proud of your junk.  Because if you wear these your junk is going to be the only thing people see.  Through some clever pouch design and accent stitching JS has found a way to make that part of your body seem twice normal size.  The exterior contrast stitching does this ‘swoopie’ thing where it comes down from both sides and wraps around underneath, creating a ‘genital shelf’ if you will.  But unlike the Cocksox pair that I wrote about earlier in the month, the pouch does not force you into the ‘tent-pole’ configuration.  For me, that is a huge bonus, since I’m not a fan of the tent-pole.

The normal review criteria we look at include things like “daily fit” and “daily performance.”  I might have a hard time rating these because I didn’t wear these over the course of a full day.  I wore them for the same amount of accrued time, but broken up into smaller pieces.  Mainly because… well, I didn’t want to have an enormous bulge at work that day.

What I can say is that, due to the materials and cut, there is positively no creepage of any kind on this pair.  I would compare it to wearing a speedo under your clothes.  One that is as supportive, softer, and waaaaay skimpier.  If it was still 1987, Cher could use this pair as part of her tour wardrobe.

If I could turn back toooooommeeee…. (yes, I said tome)

Joking aside, if you choose to wear this as daily underwear I don’t think you’ll have any complaints about comfort or creepage.  But be mindful that the only thing separating the world from the male-stripper version of yourself is a single layer of pant material.  If you have the mental agility to balance these two sides of your persona and keep it under control in public then more power to you.  Guys like me have no choice but to relegate this to the bedroom only.

To sum things up:


  • You will turn into a sex machine in the bedroom


  • You will turn into a sex machine anywhere you happen to be


  • Daily Fit         7*
  • Sizing         8
  • Construction/Materials         9
  • Styling         9*
  • Daily Performance         7*
  • Overall         8

*please take this with a grain of salt.  I can’t wear these for a full day, so your score will probably differ greatly from mine.

Joe Snyder furnished this pair for review.