Zylas is one of those brands I have never worn. Believe it or not! So when I got the chance to try it I was excited to get a pair. I specifically made sure I received a brief to revieww, if you are a long time reader,  I am not a big boxer brief fan. The brief I received was the 4020 brief. It’s a nylon/spandex brief with a semi transparent pattern. Green is my favorite color and anytime I get a chance to find green undies I usually snap them up. A matching Boxer brief is also available in this pattern and color.

Let me start this review by saying that when I first put them on they seemed small. You know when you look down and wonder if you are A.) going to fit in them and B) would they last all day. I took a chance and decided to wear them and hoped they made it through the day. So I was worried wearing them to work they would loose their shape and let everything hang out. Luckily that didn’t happen. I wore them to work and they held up pretty well. I do office work but if you are more active I may not recommend them. While I wished their sizing was a bit bigger they didn’t stretch out or loose their shape during the day. I was very surprised they  looked the same at the end of the day as when I put them on. If I would have had a very active day I’m not sure they would have held up.

As I mentioned above the sizing seemed a bit small. I am now in a 36 waist. The Zylas sizing chart says and XL is a 34-36. The 36 fit me really small. I would recommend it if you were a 35 inch or below. The pouch did something funky when I wore it. It didn’t look right on me but I think that its part of the overall sizing issue. During the day it didn’t bind or drive me crazy. If you are a fan or want to try Zylas I would suggest going with the lower end of sizing rather then the upper end (ex get the 34 rather then 36 of the XL).

Some of the positives of this pair are the following. The first is the color. I love the light green color. It’s rare I find green undies and this isn’t a typical green you find in the world of men’s underwear. It’s light and bright. Second, I loved the pattern in the fabric. It’s a little see through in those areas of the pattern but you won’t be showing off everything you have. Last is the waistband, its green need I say more. What I didn’t like was the sizing. It didn’t look right in the mirror and had I been any bigger it would have not fit at all.

I love the look of Zylas but due to the sizing I’m not sure I will wear them again. I’m working my way to get a 34 waist. When I reach my goal I will give them another shot but the sizing just took too much away from the pair. Which is sad because I really love the color and pattern!

•    Green Color
•    Pattern in the Pair
•    Waistband is GREEN

•    The sizing just didn’t fit me

•    Daily Fit – C
•    Sizing – C
•    Construction/Materials – B
•    Styling – A
•    Daily Performance – B
•    Overall: C+

Zylas was 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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