I’ve always been interested in trying what the market has to offer when it comes to  “Anatomical” or “Natural” pouches. Thus, I’ve come to one of the perhaps lesser known brands is John Sievers, who seem to want to make their name on what they term their “Natural Pouch” design. So I bought the John Sievers Cotton Natural Pouch Brief (in “Orchid”) from and wanted to review it for your consumption.

This particular brief is made of 95% cotton and 5% Lycra and features a logo waistband. For the most part it is a comfortable pair of briefs that run fairly true to size. My pair was a Large which is labeled for size 36-38 waists and fit my 37-38″ waist  comfortably. It is important to note that this brand “jumps numbers” on its size chart and if you are one of the odd numbers out (31, 35, 39) I would recommend sizing up.

As I said these briefs fit my waist well, and the cotton is certainly high quality which provides a nice, non-stretch fit throughout the day. In terms of overall fit, these briefs fit like most low-rise bikini cut briefs do. They are made to fit low on the hips with high cut leg openings and full coverage in the rear. The “Natural Pouch” fits how you would expect it to, but for men who are more well endowed (as I am), the cotton pouch isn’t as big as I would like it to be and that caused some various sitting-to-standing problems during the day.

Construction wise, this brief is fairly sound. The “Natural Pouch” is created by additional material held together by an additional seam or stitch that falls just behind your package, but the cotton does create a less mold-able pouch compared to its Rayon or Modal counterparts. The Color Vibe Brief from Andrew Christian is another cotton brief that features a natural pouch and gets this design right as the pouch is larger, as an acknowledgment of cotton’s limitations. That is not to say that this pouch isn’t comfortable, I wore them for an entire day with hardly any discomfort.

The style or look of this particular pair is honestly what attracted me to them. This brief comes in at least seven colors from standard blacks and grays to this Orchid color. Aside from the color, I like the fact that this is designed much like a traditional y-front, with the contrast white piping. Outside American Apparel, you don’t see many designers sticking to the traditional version of this design. It’s nice to see a hybrid of a traditional looking brief with a new design (a contour or natural pouch) aspect.

I would recommend this particular brief to everyone, but particularly men who like anatomical or natural pouches. Additionally, this brief given its use of cotton would be especially good for those men who enjoy how such pouches let them hang, but don’t necessarily have the endowment to fill those pouches out. While I probably won’t buy another pair, I will certainly come back to this brief when I want a change of pace.


  • Good Fit
  • Solid Construction
  • Stylish


  • “Natural” Pouch could be slightly larger


  • Fit – 4.5
  • Materials – 5
  • Construction – 4.5
  • Style – 5
  • Daily Wear – 4.5
  • Overall – 4.7

Find this pair at International Jock


1 Comment

  1. Indalu Punk Reply

    Given that you had issues from sitting to standing, wouldn’t that mean the pouch is too large? Otherwise I can’t imagine how having a pouch you consider too small for your bits would make that difficult…unless there was an issue with pinching, which I would attribute more to the leg bindings then the pitch. Also, it may have been that you were wearing a size too small…I’m familiar with the brand and they don’t really run true to size so much… I mean the waist can stretch to fit the sizes stated without discomfort but the rest of the brief would fit much more comfortably if you went up a size…

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