We are restarting Underwear of the Month here at UNB.  In the past, we entertained the thought of having an Underwear of the Week, but coming up with 52 pairs a year is difficult to say the least.  For certain weeks, there were not many new pairs to feature.  Changing to monthly made it much easier to manage.

The first pair we selected is the 2(x)ist  All Star Brief.  If you aren’t familiar with these, they feature the waist band that is similar to a sock.  This is a feature I found very cool.  It’s something new that hasn’t been attempted often.  If you are a long-time reader of the blog, you know that I love the waistbands.  Brands that pay close attention to the waistband and try new things always get my attention.

The waistband is sort of ribbed like a sock top.  Here is the description from the 2(x)ist site:

“A classic athletic-inspired collection, All Star combines technical functionality and sporty fashion. The collection is made up of a breathable 55% cotton / 37% modal / 8% spandex fabrication constructed in a pique knit, with super sporty bindings and waistband. The trims are inspired by retro basketball sock designs; with varsity colored stripes in red, white, and blue as well as emerald, white, and gold.”

I do like sporty underwear.  I love the way they fit and keep everything in place.  I know there are many out there who don’t like feeling “constricted” but I like the extra support.  I really love the stripes and design of these.  I’m a firm believer that your underwear should reflect your personality.  Why dress great but wear plain and boring undies.  You have nothing to worry as these are nowhere close to boring.

2(x)ist is always known for great underwear.  These are no exception as they really did fit very well.  I will admit that I didn’t check to see if they were no show under clothes.  The fabric was very breathable and form fitting.  To me, it is important that you be able to wear sports-inspired briefs during any strenuous activity.  It is a pair I would recommend for an active guy.  The pair gives you support and fits wonderfully.

Fit 4.5
Materials 5
Construction 5
Look 5
Daily Wear 4.5

Men’s Underwear Store furnished this pair for review.  You can purchase them directly from Men’s Underwear Store.


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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