This review features the new Defiant line from Todd Sanfield, specifically the Nocturnal Micro Brief. All opinions of the review are my own and were not influenced by Todd Sanfield.
Rating: 10/10 (Average of the ratings below)
- Daily Fit: 9/10
- Sizing: 1010
- Construction: 10/10
- Styling: 10/10
- Daily Performance: ?11010
- The pair is made from fantastic fabric
- Sizing goes up to XX-Large
- This is a traditional bikini cut
- I can only come up with minor cons for this
- Some guys may not like it only comes in solid colors
- Some guys may want bolder colors
UNB Tim recommendation: I am impressed by the collection and the new pairs. Todd is making underwear for all. The quality and fabrics are impeccable, and the designs are classic and modern at the same time. I think a classic bikini is one of the sexiest cuts a guy can wear. No matter your size. These go into the MUST BUY category for me.
We have covered Todd Sanfield for many years on the blog. However, I had never worn them before because the brand never had pairs in my size. That is until now! The brand has started producing XX-Large! I talked to Todd, and he was telling me how amazing this new line was, and I picked up two pairs during the Holiday sale. This pair and the Sport Brief (which will be a review next week).
The first thing I noticed when I took it out of the package was the fabric. It felt amazing, and I was looking forward to putting them on. These are a true bikini, which is my favorite cut of underwear. As I slid the on, I was not wrong; they felt so good. Todd has done a fantastic job with this collection. After years of designing underwear, he has refined his brand and is making it a luxury brand.
One thing I want to note is that these were delayed in getting to me. I was like a kid going to the mailbox every day, hoping they would be delivered. This was not an issue with Todd, but with the Postal Service. I know many out there have experienced this and don’t blame the brand for this happening. This is out of their control, and they are just as frustrated as you are with the delivery disruption.
I wore these around the house on the holidays. I loved the fit and feel of the Micro Briefs. One thing that impressed me most was the fit (more on that in sizing). The pair is one of my new favorites. It has all I love. Those things are the fantastic fabric that feels amazing, a good pouch that is supportive and snug, and a great fit that doesn’t ride up and holds its shape all day.
The fabric and construction of this pair are amazing. As I mentioned above, I think Todd is becoming one of the new luxury brands on the underwear market. He has paid attention to the fabrics, the cuts, and the market. I’m super impressed that he has expanded into larger sizes. He’s not just a model for the brand but a smart businessman.
Now let’s talk about those expanded sizing. One thing that annoys me is there is a world of underwear that is out of my reach. I’m a 40-42, and at 6’4″, I’ll never be a 31-32 waist. It’s just now how I am built. I think 36-38 is the smallest I can be and still look healthy. The new XX-Large fits size 40/42. This fits me like a glove and felt terrific. I had no issues with it being a bit snug or too big. I can’t wait to put this pair in my regular rotation.
I am impressed by the collection and the new pairs. Todd is making underwear for all. The quality and fabrics are impeccable, and the designs are classic and modern at the same time. I think a classic bikini is one of the sexiest cuts a guy can wear. No matter your size. These go into the MUST BUY category for me.
PAIR: Todd Sanfield Defiant Micro Briefs
COLORS: Nocturnal, Buck, Carnal, Noir, and Shady
SIZES: Small – XX-Large