Candid Underwear has always been a favorite brand of mine, so when I found out I was getting a pair of their new Houndstooth collection to review, I was very excited.  It has been a couple of months or so since I tried my first pair of Candid.  I wanted to see if my first impression of this brand lived true.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with Candid as a brand, they operate under the philosophy that “men shouldn’t have to choose between comfort and style.”  They are right on when they say the look that Candid provides is chic, masculine, and fashionable.

Candid Underwear has three collections currently available and is looking at expanding even more this year.  They have a Plaid collection, the Houndstooth collection, and the Chromatic collection.  One thing I love about Candid is the way they take more well known patters like plaid and houndstooth and make them modern and fashionable again.  I think this is a trend we are starting to see more and more underwear companies turn too.

I received the yellow Houndstooth Low Rise Brief in a size medium.  When they first arrived, the first thing that caught my eye was the yellow color.  It was more of a bright gold than a true yellow, and I loved it.  It was also a nice touch how Candid tied the color and cut into the packaging.  I took them out of the package and noticed the soft feel of the fabric.  If you have read any of my other reviews, you will know that I am BIG on fabric.  It is an amazing blend of cotton and spandex, offering a nice combination of strength and stretch.

The Houndstooth comes with a white waistband with a matching yellow logo on the front.  The waist band is very comfortable and looks amazing.  I have worn these briefs to work under both jeans and dress pants and have not had a problem with them bunching or riding.  The front pouch is very roomy yet offers great support.  The cut is awesome as well.  It doesn’t ride to high on the hips and offers plenty of coverage in the rear.  The one thing I will say I didn’t care for was the back tag. The waist band is so comfortable, but I had to deal with the “itchy tag” feeling.

Overall, I really enjoyed these undies.  Candid has done a nice job of taking a traditional pattern and making them into something fun and fashionable as well as comfortable and wearable.

Fit: 5
Materials: 5
Put Together: 5
Look: 5
Daily Wear: 4
Overall: 4.8

You can purchase Candid directly from their website.  The Houndstooth collection comes in a variety of colors like blue, green, pink, as well as the yellow.  These colors are available in either the low rise brief or a low rise trunk.  The briefs are going to run about $21.  Also, check out their Plaid and Chromatic collections to add even more style to your underwear drawer.

Candid provided me with this pair of underwear to review.


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