Candyman 9696 Brief

I’m reviewing Candayman futuristic zipper brief. It’s a black and metallic silver and blue color block brief with a zipper opening on the left Title: Review – Candyman 9696 Futuristic Zipper Brieffront. The label says it’s made from 97% polyester and 3% lycra. Despite metallic appearance, all parts of it have the stretch due to the lycra.  This brief is available in three different metallic colors and retails for $25.

Just out of the package, it looks like a fun, flirty brief suitable for undressing after a date—but maybe not the best for a workout. I have several pair of underwear made by Candyman that I love, due to their tongue and cheek approach to underwear, and that often allow tantalizing peaks of skin to show, as this one does.

I usually like to put review underwear through their paces by wearing all day at work, and then to a workout. However, given the polyester material (which I doubted would breathe well) and flirty style, I thought this would be more appropriate for a date (and then I could get my date’s reaction as well). So I put them on in the morning before work and planned to wear them all day through my dinner date that night.

I put them on first thing in the morning. They seemed to fit to size, although with my big butt, I was sticking out a bit at the top (see pics).  I went off to my office for work. Things went well for the morning, but I could feel them not breathing well by lunchtime. I’m glad I did not wear them to the gym, as they began to irritate my skin the longer the day went on. By the time I got home, I was ready to take them off, take and shower and change. Unfortunately, my date never got to see them on me, (but he liked the way they looked on the floor).

Candyman does have a good feel for American sizing. I wore a medium and it fit my waist well. There was ample room up front for the plumbing. I could have used a little more material in the back, but if this underwear is more appropriate for a date, perhaps you might want to be cracking out a bit. With the zipper undone, there is a nice peek-a-boo of flesh and this gives you a bit more breathing space in the back. I do wish the zipper was on both sides, as this would give you a bit more flexibility.

I like the cheeky style of Candyman, and this Zipper brief does not disappoint on that front. The flexible metal look is sleek and modern (I can see it going with a sexy Tin Man costume next Halloween), and the peek a boo zipper is neat touch. Incidentally, the zipper is plastic and did not pinch my skin once despite playing with it many times while I wore it. The waist sizing was dead on, and though I could have used a bit more material in the butt area, if the goal is have someone take them off you ASAP, then that effects works.


I’m not a bit fan of this polyester blend, as it does not breathe well, and becomes sticky after a whole day. However, if you wear this just for an evening date, it would be fine. I wish they could find a way to produce the shiny fabric in a material that does not trap in moisture—that truly would be futuristic.

I like the current direction in which Candyman in going—many of their new products are wearable all day and make good additions to an underwear collection—while still maintaining their playful side. I would put the Futuristic Zipper Brief in the category of “datewear”—something to wear for less than four hours and are cute enough for your date to want to help you out of them.


  • Cheeky style
  • Highlight assets well
  • Sizing is accurate


  • Does not breath well after 4 hours of wearing
  • Slightly skimpy in the amount of the material for the buttocks


  • Daily Fit:           7
  • Sizing:             9
  • Construction/Materials: 8
  • Styling:             10
  • Daily Performance: 7
  • Overall: 8.2/B-

Candyman furnished these for review.


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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