EW0233_Turquoise_1Ergowear Pouches—A UNB MINI-SERIES

Part III: The X3D Pouch

PART III: The X3D Pouch

 Candyman Fashion furnished the X3D BIKINI by ERGOWEAR for review.

Rating: 10/10

  • Daily Fit: 10/10
  • Sizing: 10/10
  • Construction: 10/10
  • Styling: 10/10
  • Daily Performance: 10/10

Pros: Super soft fabric, great golden waistband, anatomical pouch

Cons: Couldn’t find a thing to complain about.

 SALVATORE Recommendation: I was excited the day my Ergowear Review package arrived in the mail. I get new underwear quite often, but there is something exhilarating about receiving a brand you’ve never tried before. Ergowear has long been considered the “gold standard” in anatomically or ergonomically correct pouches by most experts. This begs the question that if I consider myself an underwear expert, how in the world had I never tried Ergowear? I’ve come to realize that sometimes even the most experienced underwear enthusiast misses something incredible.

As I carried the package inside, I went through my normal new underwear routine. I wen to my bathroom, opened the package, and enjoyed a few moments of solace with new arrivals. The first pair I pulled out was the FEEL SUAVE BIKINI. The second pair I pulled out was the MAX SUAVE BIKINI. The third pair I pulled out was the X3D BIKINI in turquoise.

I am definitely a fan of bikini briefs, but often reserve them for lounging and sleeping. This bikini is different. The fabric is unbelievably soft and the elastic in the waist and leg bands compliments the luxurious feel of the extravagant garment. I actually get more impressed every time I put anything Ergowear on my body. Their products are simply amazing.

Here are few things that stuck out to me:

  • Waistband: Because the brief is considered a true bikini, there is no large elastic waistband. I consider this to be a plus for someone that is looking for a low-rise pair of underwear without needing to give off the brand of briefs they are wearing. Not that there is anything wrong with the obnoxious waistband fad that is going around the men’s underwear industry right now. I kind of like it, but there are occasions where I don’t want my waistband visible when I bend over. This bikini does that without showing any crack. That’s important to a modest guy like me.
  • Ergowear Logo: The Ergowear logo is sewn front in center on the top of the brief where the waistband would be if it had one. This is simple and adds to the overall look of the brief. The logo calmly states that the wearer is fashionable and knows how to pick good undies. Some brands are over the top with their branding of products. Again, there is nothing wrong with that, but it is sometimes necessary to be a little more discreet.
  • Fabric: LUXURY! LUXURY! LUXURY! Ergowear pulled no punches with how incredible this Suave Microfiber blend feels on the sensitive region. The 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex blend is very soft, displays high elasticity, is a highly resistant fiber, and allows very little moisture absorption. One of the best I’ve ever put on.
  • Pouch: Pouches are my thing. I am constantly on the prowl for the most anatomical or ergonomical pouch on the market. I am even experimenting with custom made underwear where the pouch is custom fit to my dimensions. The pouch is the first thing I look at when deciding whether to add a pair of briefs to my collection. I can usually spot an imposter from miles away. The X3D pouch simply overwhelmed my senses. Not only is the fabric perfect, the pouch is perfect. The low profile seem is center sewn and combined with the highly elastic suave microfiber blend to give your boys the softest support and gentle lift that is indicative of a great ergonomic pouch. ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!

Ergowear has blown my fashion sense out of the water and reinvigorated my need to continue exploring the best pouches on the market. Every time I think my knowledge is at the top of its game, a unknown experience bounds into my undie world and totally lights the fire. Ergowear has been incredible to try and I look forward to adding several more X3D pouches to my collection. Most importantly, I can’t wait to get friends and family to try this incredible pouch. I’m blown away!

Next week, I’ll be sharing a bonus post. Candyman Fashion sent me an Ergowear style that I never wear and thought would be impossible to enjoy. Boy was I wrong. You don’t want to miss the next post. If you have any feedback for me or just want to link up on social media, hit me up on Twitter @manatomicallyme. Until the PART IV—See you later!



COLORS: White, Black, Burgundy, and Dark Turquoise

FABRIC: Microfiber: 95% polyester 5% spandex


COST: $27.00

FURNISHED BY: Candyman Fashion

Where to buy:



Ergowear Pouches—A UNB MINI-SERIES

Part II: The MAX Pouch

PART II: The MAX Pouch

 Candyman Fashion furnished the MAX SUAVE BIKINI by ERGOWEAR for review.

Rating: 10/10

  • Daily Fit: 10/10
  • Sizing: 10/10
  • Construction: 10/10
  • Styling: 10/10
  • Daily Performance: 10/10

Pros: Super soft fabric, great golden waistband, anatomical pouch

Cons: No cons.


SALVATORE Recommendation: I was excited the day my Ergowear Review package arrived in the mail. I get new underwear quite often. But there is something exhilarating about receiving a brand you’ve never tried before. Ergowear has long been considered the “gold standard” in anatomically or ergonomically correct pouches by most experts. This begs the question that if I consider myself an expert, how in the world had I never tried Ergowear? I’ve come to realize that sometimes even the most experienced underwear enthusiast misses something incredible.

As I carried the package inside, I went through my normal new underwear routine. I wen to my bathroom, opened the package, and enjoyed a few moments of solace with new arrivals. The first pair I pulled out was the FEEL SUAVE BIKINI. The second pair I pulled out was the MAX SUAVE BIKINI.

Admittedly, I’m a sucker for the waistband string bikini. That’s what this brief is all about. The shiny gold waistband mixes with the great color options put together by the brand to create a very sleek pair of underwear. I was impressed with the pouch from the get go. I could automatically tell that its anatomical design was flawless. I slipped on the bikini and the magic started immediately!

Because the brief is so perfect, I will highlight some of things that stood out most to me:

All in all, I have been super impressed with Ergowear. I posed this question in the Part I of the mini-series. I feel it is necessary to restate: How have I been testing and trying underwear for over 25 years and just now discovering ERGOWEAR? I almost shed a tear when I think that I could have started wearing this incredible brand since 2002. When they first emerged on the underwear scene. Can’t look back! Gotta keep looking forward.

Can’t wait to share my X3D story and bonus post with you in the next couple of weeks. If you have any feedback for me or just want to link up on social media, hit me up on Twitter @manatomicallyme. Until the PART III—See you later!


COLORS: Black, Red, Turquoise, and Blue

FABRIC: Microfiber: 95% polyester 5% spandex


COST: $26.00

FURNISHED BY: Candyman Fashion

Where to buy:

  • Waistband: I already commented on the great look of the glossy gold waistband. Even more impressive is the soft slimming fabric that just feels incredible. The band is an Ergowear signature that is 1 2/3” wide. The perfect width for a great look. This feature is not only attractive and sexy, it is functional in every sense of the word.
  • Center Seem in Seat: This completely rocked my undie world! The center seam in the seat of this brief not only felt great, it gave the rear ASSet a little lift that looked great in denim and workout wear. I figured the seam would irritate my hind parts, but it absolutely teemed with COMFORT. I loved the look and the feel.
  • Fabric: Let’s just say SUPER SOFT. Classic Ergowear! Nothing cheap about their products. Certainly the finest fabric went into this brief.
  • Pouch: You guys know that I’m a pouchy (my new word for pouch snob). What can I say—I love POUCHES. The MAX pouch was perfect for me. Great three dimensional fit that allowed my man parts to hang low and natural. The ergonomical design was flawless. This will be my conversion pouch. That simply means that I will refer people to the Ergowear Max Pouch for them to test drive.  To see if they want to move from a highly restrictive pouch to a more anatomical fit. I loved the MAX pouch.


25 years ago. I embarked upon an underwear journey that began with discovery and exploration. A discovery of new styles, brands, and cuts, and an exploration of what I feel most comfortable wearing. The journey has been marked with several “aha” moments. That have left me speechless and, at times, baffled. Those moments have come to define my approach in attempting to find the best fitting and stylish underwear on the market.

A few years back, I stumbled upon the anatomical pouch through the purchase of an Andrew Christian Almost Naked Brief. Convinced that the anatomical and natural pouch was the only direction I needed to take in underwear selection. I purged nearly 100 pairs of designer briefs, trunks, and bikinis. Then began my personal quest to collect only underwear that were ergonomically correct in the front and center area. This has been a fun journey full of surprises. To date, I am nearing the 100 pair mark of anatomically correct briefs (my style of choice) in my collection.

This brings me to introduce this mini-series of post that will feature Ergowear and their pouches. The mini-series will consist of four posts. One for each of the Ergowear pouch styles and a bonus post that will deal with a shocker style that I never wear—at least until now! Grab some coffee, dim the lights, and enjoy these next few posts. Hopefully, you will identify with my remarks or be compelled to try out something that is reviewed.

PART I: The Feel Pouch

Candyman Fashion furnished the FEEL SUAVE BIKINI by ERGOWEAR for review.

Rating: 10/10

Daily Fit: 10/10

Sizing: 10/10

Construction: 10/10

Styling: 10/10

Daily Performance: 10/10

Pros: Super soft fabric, anatomical pouch

Cons: No cons.

SALVATORE Recommendation: I was excited the day my Ergowear Review package arrived in the mail. I get new underwear quite often. But there is something exhilarating about receiving a brand you’ve never tried before. Ergowear has long been considered the “gold standard” in anatomically or ergonomically correct pouches by most experts. This begs the question. That if I consider myself an underwear expert, how in the world had I never tried Ergowear? I’ve come to realize that sometimes even the most experienced underwear enthusiast misses something incredible.

As I carried the package inside, I went through my normal new underwear routine. I wen to my bathroom, opened the package, and enjoyed a few moments of solace with new arrivals. The first pair I pulled out was the FEEL SUAVE BIKINI.

Because I am a pouch snob, the first thing I did was go directly to the pouch. I was visually disappointed. But kind of expected it because I can typically tell by the pictures online if I am going to love a pouch or not. I did notice that the MINK color was pretty cool and almost completely match my skin tone. Nothing like having a nude pair of underwear to help you feel naked while wearing them. At any rate, I decided I that the FEEL pouch would be the first pair I would wear. So that I could work up to the pouches I was sure I would love. The other two Ergowear pouches are the MAX and X3D. I will talk about those in Part II and Part III of this mini-series.

I was taught early on in life to never judge a book by its cover. I am so glad I determined to wear the FEEL SUAVE BIKINI under jeans for an entire day while traveling. I WAS COMPLETELY SHOCKED when I put on the bikini and discovered that the non-anatomical looking pouch was indeed a natural fit for my boys. The Ergowear Feel Pouch differs from most anatomical pouches because it is not form fitting. It doesn’t hug or envelope the package like most other pouches do. I’m not saying that I prefer this over the snug fitting pouch. I am saying that this is a great alternative and helps to mix it up a little. Because the pouch is what I look for first in a great pair of underwear, this got my review off to a great start.

The construction on the bikini is superior to almost anything I have every worn. The seat offers a slightly less than full coverage back-end and stayed in place all day long (even while in the car for several hour). The pouch felt natural and never left me feeling restricted or bound. Not only did the pouch give me a boost, the butt of the underwear gave me a full and round look (great under jeans). I simply did not want to take them off. I slept in them and worked out in them the next morning. This pair of underwear had everything that I look for in perfection—ergonomical pouch, soft fabric, great elastic, sexy color, and awesome appearance. I don’t know how Ergowear has been around since 2002 and I am just now slipping them on. I FULLY RECOMMEND BUYING THIS PAIR.



COLORS: Fuchsia, Black, Burgundy, Turquoise, and Mink (nude)

FABRIC: Microfiber: 95% polyester 5% spandex


COST: $29

FURNISHED BY: Candyman Fashion

Where to buy:

PQ150015_Green_1CandyMan Fashion furnished the PetitQ Two-Tone Green Floral Lace Bikini for review.

Rating: 7.6/10

  • Daily Fit: 6/10
  • Sizing: 9/10
  • Construction: 7/10
  • Styling: 10/10
  • Daily Performance: 6

Pros: Sheer, lace, true sizing, great print.

Cons: Abrasive fabric.

SALVATORE Recommendation: I was excited when word got to me that Candyman Fashion supplied the Spring PetitQ line for the UNB team to review. I’ve never worn PetitQ and couldn’t wait to give it a try. When the very skimpy pair of lace briefs arrived in the mail. I immediately planned a time to wear them during several activities.

Not only had I never worn PetitQ, this was my first time to wear lace. Before anyone decides to stop reading because you think lace is for women, give it a shot. You won’t be disappointed. After all, I’m not talking about a frilly lace (although, if that’s your thing, there’s nothing wrong with it). I’m talking about a very masculine lace that is two tone in color. It gives a very cool transparent look to your curves!

The PetitQ Two-Tone Green Floral Lace Bikini is very appealing to the eye. The fit is true and dynamically hugs the body. I typically wear an XL. The brief was true to the sizing chart supplied by the manufacturer. When I first slipped into the lacy greatness. I was concerned about how low cut the thin waisted elastic band was on the hips. Then I realized that I need to pull them up which created a cheeky affect on seat of the briefs. I thought this would bother me, but did not. I tried out my normal review “tests” by attempting to wear this pair like I do with everything else I review:

  • All day in jeans: I wish I could tell you that I made it all day in jeans wearing these great looking briefs. I didn’t! The lace fabric was so abrasive (not soft) that I had to take them off after only a few minutes under the jeans. I was bummed because they look so great on my body.
  • To bed: I definitely looked great when I dressed for bed that night. I snuggled in to for a great nights sleep only to realize that I couldn’t tolerate sleeping in the fabric either. At this point in my review experience. I was getting a little frustrated with the feel of the fabric. How could something so appealing to the eye feel so horrible up next to the skin.
  • At gym during workout: I knew this wouldn’t work out (no pun intended) well. I didn’t even try.

Because the first thing that I look for in a pair of underwear is the pouch design. Is it anatomical or not. I was excited about the room in the pouch of the brief. I would not classify this pouch in the purely ergonomical category. I would say that it is roomy enough to be very very close.

Other than the lack of softness in the fabric, the construction on the brief is top notch. The pattern is eye catching. The pouch is roomy. The leg bands and waistband are comfortable. The sizing was spot on for what was advertised. Unfortunately, the fabric is hard to overcome.

SO WHAT DO YOU DO WITH SOMETHING SO GREAT LOOKING THAT CAN’T BE TOLERATED AS AN EVERY DAY PAIR?: I say buy it anyway and find an occasion wear you will wear it as part of a costume.  For a very brief period of time (if you know what I mean), or as a Fetish Friday fun pair. Great underwear serves a purpose. Most of the time, the good ones are for something specific. My underwear journey is helping me to be more open-minded. Thank you CandyMan Fashion and PetitQ for getting me outside of my normal “MODAL” box and into the realm of the unkown—LACE.


PAIR: Two-Tone Green Floral Lace Bikini

COLORS: Two-Tone Lace (As pictured)

FABRIC: Body: 50% polyester, 40% nylon, & 10% spandex

SIZES: Small – XL

COST: $25.48

FURNISHED BY: CandyMan Fashion

Where to buy:

MaritalMarital Bliss—Underwear Shopping with Your Wife

On a recent weekend trip to Portland, my wife and I ventured into an alleyway downtown and found this brilliant little French restaurant. I can’t recall what we ate, but I do remember a delightful dessert that came out flaming. The French restaurant is irrelevant to this story, but does set the tone for what happened later on that evening.

As we left dinner, we grabbed hands and made our way back to the main drag. It was then that I noticed a massive green and white sign blaring the name “underU4men” in bright lights as if it were calling my name. I must have made a gawking noise because my wife asked me what was wrong. I simply pointed and insisted that we stroll down the block to check out one of the largest men’s underwear stores on the West Coast. She promptly set the limit of my spending budget, locked her arm in mine, and said, “Let’s go buy some briefs.”

As we approached the large pane glass windows, I was amazed at the enormous inventory on display. People were moving about inside as clerks rang sales at the sleekly designed registers. We entered through the doors and were greeted with a cheery West coast, “Hello!”

I will say that entering into a men’s underwear boutique can sometimes be intimidating. The clerk that greeted us was female and asked what we were looking for. We told her that we were just browsing and she made us feel write at home. The most incredible feeling of the night was that my wife was right beside me talking intelligently about designer underwear.

I asked the clerk about the Andrew Christian Almost Naked line and if they carried Obviously. She answered my questions and pointed to the Obviously wall display. She then engaged my wife in conversation about bargain shopping and showed her an entire wall with pull out bins full of $5 undies. I decided at that moment that I must have died and gone to Undie heaven—cheap designer underwear and a beautiful woman helping me pick them out. We purchased a couple of pairs and headed back to the hotel.

The romantic dinner and the underwear shopping set the tone for great conversation that helped us to connect on a very deep level. What’s the moral of this little story? Take your wife underwear shopping with you—it might just light a new fire in your marriage and create a little marital bliss.

5263 (2)CandyMan Fashion furnished the CLEVER Flowery Touch Cheeky Brief for review.

Rating: 9.1/10

  • Daily Fit: 8/10
  • Sizing: 10/10
  • Construction: 9.5/10
  • Styling: 10/10
  • Daily Performance: 8

Pros: Fun, bold print, true sizing, great mesh.

Cons: No overwhelming cons.

SALVATORE Recommendation: CandyMan Fashion contacted UNB Tim a while ago and asked the team to review CLEVER’s Spring line. Because the entire team loves undies, he agreed and sent out pairs for review. I recently wrote a post about mesh underwear, how to select great pairs, and what types of mesh to wear for different occasions.

I was elated when the pair selected for me to review was the MESH Flowery Touch Cheeky Brief! The mesh was not the only reason I got excited as I tore open the mailer. There were two other reasons: 1.) This brief has an awesome pattern (super manly) and 2.) It has an anatomical pouch. This brief is truly the collision of three utopic components to the perfect pair of underwear: MESH, PATTERN (instead of plain color), and ANATOMICAL POUCH! Perfection at its finest!

Mesh is so tricky in men’s underwear. There is the super wide hole mesh that is more for fetish wear (totally not me, but check out TTHEAMAZING’s Fetish Friday Column. I’m sure he will work in mesh at some point). Then there is the pragmatic mesh that can be worn for a myriad of event types. This brief is definitely practical in the mesh category. I wore the pair on three different occassions:

  • All day in jeans: I made it through the day wearing the brief under jeans. Mesh is hard to wear under jeans because the glans penis (head or tip of the penis) has very sensitive nerve endings that often poke through the mesh and rub on the denim. Not always uncomfortable—sometimes stimulating and often times irritating. This didn’t begin to bother until around dinnertime. I equate this to great construction and careful design implementation seen in CLEVER’s delivery of quality underwear.
  • To bed: What can I say? I felt sexy sleeping in mesh and even sexier knowing that I was wearing a very awesome pattern. I had no issues whatsoever feeling constricted in the crotch throughout the night. Very very good experience.
  • At the  gym during workout: I’d say that this is the bread and butter of this brief. The fact that the mesh is cool and breezy and the anatomical pouch is very supporting allowed me to have free range of motion in a very well constructed brief.

I’m definitely a pouch snob. Read this and you’ll understand why. My underwear collection is almost exclusively ergonomical in pouch nature. I’ve never worn CLEVER before. This made me nervous about whether the pouch on this brief would actually turn out to be anatomical. The first thing I did when I slipped them on was take notice of the inner sewn elastic that separates the body of the brief from the pouch. I relaxed and realized that CLEVER had me in mind when they made this brief.

The construction on the brief is top notch. The pattern is super man-sexy. There is a center line going up the butt area to give you an added lift. An incredibly soft metallic gold waistband accentuates the design. The sizing was spot on for what was advertised. What else can a man ask for? NOTHING!

OUTSIDE OF THE BOX RECOMMENDATION: My wife actually came up with the idea that this brief could be worn as a swim brief if you got in a bind. The great pattern is not completely transparent and leaves enough to the imagination to make most people salivate. The lightweight mesh dries very quickly when wet and the overall construction is solid. We’re moving to Hawaii in the next couple of months. Who knows, maybe I’ll wear them surfing some day soon.  Follow me on Twitter @manatomicallyme to see if I get brave and post a picture!


PAIR: Flowery Touch Cheeky Brief

COLORS: Flower Pattern (As pictured)

FABRIC: Body: 75% nylon 25% spandex


COST: $29

FURNISHED BY: CandyMan Fashion

Where to buy:

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Lengthening theExpiration dates seem to plague the refrigerator in my house.  From milk to jams to sandwich meat, food producers are constantly telling us the “best used by” date to hamburger meats and any other assortment of produce, canned goods, frozen products, and the classic “refrigerate after opening” products that we all use. No doubt, this is to protect our bodies from harmful organism growth that takes place once our food reaches its shelf life.  Although underwear doesn’t spoil per se (well, I guess if you are into some really interesting stuff like never washing, it will), I believe undies do have a wear out date.

Because I believe that great undies never go out of style, they obviously can’t spoil like our food.  This leads me to lay down a solid definition of “wear-out-date.” Salvatore’s definition of wear-out-date is simple; the point in which your undies need to be thrown in the trash.  If you are into super kinky fetish things—this post is not directed at you and what you like.  I don’t condemn or condone fetishes, but don’t want to give off the feel that I am putting you down for what you like.  My consistent statement about underwear is that YOU have to be comfortable with what YOU like.  With that said, let’s get started.

Collecting vs. Hoarding

We’ve all seen the reality T.V. shows detailing how little Ms. So and So from 4th Street has been attempting to take care of dozens of cats in her two bedroom apartment only to find out that her sanitary level is below the cut line.  This is an example of hoarding.  We’ve also seen the shows where Mr. Antique Man finds all of the cool oil company signs and displays them in a museum like manner for the neighbors and townspeople to gawk at when they visit for the annual Christmas charity dinner.  This is called collecting.  The major difference in hoarding and collecting boils down to three simple categories: organization of product, recognition of junk, and highlighting every piece within the repertoire in an appropriate manner.  Hoarders simply fail to draw the lines and negotiate the obstacle of getting rid of junk.  Collectors have a system that allows for max use of the collection.  Again, neither one is right.  Neither one is wrong.  I want to target those of you that are interested in being a superb collector of fine underthings for men.  So here goes!

My Determination to Collect and Cull

A couple of years ago, I discovered that I can truly find the perfect fit of underwear if I am diligent in trying new things and search hard for the latest and greatest.  I stumbled upon Andrew Christian’s Almost Naked Limited Edition Infinity Line.  I purchased two pairs to try out.  They both were striped.  In fact, I’m wearing one of the briefs as I type this post.  This was the first time that I encountered the anatomical pouch.  If you’ve read any other of my posts, you know that I’m an anatomical pouch brief fanatic.  Why—Simply because this style of pouch and cut of underwear is what I feel most comfortable in and enjoy the most.  Could have easily have been thongs or boxer briefs.  I just like briefs with anatomical pouches.

This newfound obsession quickly led to a dilemma of sorts.  I found myself wearing the same two pairs of underwear over and over again.  Because of this, I was washing them daily just so I could enjoy what I was wearing.  A few weeks went by and the fabric started wearing out.  The other thing I noticed is that I had hundreds of dollars in designer briefs that I no longer enjoyed slipping on.  The anatomical briefs and the obsession that ensued was kind of like the first time I experienced the ice cream cones with the chocolate in the bottom. I didn’t want to go back to the plain cones or plain, non-anatomical underwear any more.  Andrew Christian briefs are not exactly cheap and I certainly didn’t want to have to get rid of them after a few months of wear because of overuse.  I slowly added more to the collection and then had some decisions to make: 1.) What do I do with the rest of the collection? 2.) How do I ensure that I wear everything in the collection? 3.) How do I change my laundry habits to cut down on fabric wear.  The answers to these questions have helped me to lengthen the wear out date of my fabulous designer underwear collection (almost exclusively anatomical pouch briefs).

3 Steps to Collecting Well


The first step to being an aficionado of fine men’s underwear is to cull the collection.  When I stumbled upon the anatomical pouch phenomenon, I went through a few phases of collecting.  First, I put all of the non-anatomical pouch briefs into a forgotten drawer that I never used.  That’s right, I stopped wearing around 75 pairs of great undies in favor my start up collection of anatomical pouch briefs.  I occasionally had to dip in the “no longer wear” pile during emergency laundry situations.  Once my anatomical collection got up to around 20 pairs, I started to give away or throw away the briefs that I no longer wore.  This was painful, but liberating!  The key to this portion of culling is to RID YOURSELF OF WHAT YOU NO LONGER WEAR!

I’d say the other cull that is necessary is to get rid of anything that is dingy, has holes in it, is soiled badly, or has fabric that is beginning to fray.  There is nothing worse than dropping your pants at the gym or in the bedroom to reveal designer undies that look like they’ve been run over by a freight train that pooped on them.  Many people think that there is no reason to get rid of disgusting undies. After all, no one will ever see them right?  What happens if you get in a car wreck and the hot nurse has to cut your pants off?  What about when my wife surprises me with a little late night or middle of the day pillow talk (very little talking involved)?  You name the surprise situation and I guarantee you that you’d rather have nice serviceable undies as opposed to beat up worn out drawers to put on display.  Simply TOSS THE BEAT UP UNDERPANTS!

Double Underwear Drawer


If you are like me, for years I just threw my expensive undies in a pile in the drawer.  I never new what I had available for wear, where to find it, or how many clean pairs I had left.  One day, playing off of my wife’s extremely organized dresser drawers and closet. I took her advice and starting organizing my underwear in a fashion that is easily viewable and accessible.  I roll them and stand them waistband up.  This allows me to see the brand and the color in one fell swoop.  I then place the underwear into three different drawers based on three basic categories: everyday wear, workout wear (sports brief or no side panel just the waistband), and sleep/lounge wear (usually super skimpy, revealing, and low-cut).

How does this help preserve the collection and lengthen wear out date? I’m glad you asked.  By organizing in a manner that is easy to access and easy to view, I tend to where a large variety of things.  Because I typically go through three pairs of undies a day (workout, all day, and sleep).  I need to be able to access all three types quickly without defaulting to whatever is on top of the pile (usually what you just wore and washed lands on top).  This causes a less frequent wear time for each individual pair in turn lengthening the wear out date.


That means exactly what it says.  I wash the entire collection at one time in one load.  Why? I have found that if I force myself to wear every piece in the collection before I wash. I not only wear everything in my dresser. I don’t over wear the colors, patterns, and particular brands that I like the most.  The fastest way to destroy your collection is overuse.  Fabrics will fray and you will have to cull a whole lot quicker.

The system that I use to do this is simple.  I have a laundry bag in the corner of my closest (so my wife doesn’t see it and assume I want to wash).  I wear a pair and throw it in the bag.  I don’t wash the contents of the bag until I have completely depleted what’s in my dresser.  You figured it out.  That means that on the nights that I wash, I have ZERO pairs left to choose from to sleep in—SO I GO COMMANDO!  I wash overnight.  The next morning I roll (fold) the entire collection at one time. It’s my favorite day of the month.  I get to see every pair of anatomical briefs that I own at one time.  Every color, every pattern, and every awesome waistband is right in front of me for my own viewing pleasure.

This third and final step has been crucial to lengthening the wear out date.  The fabrics remain nice and smooth.  The colors stay bright.  The waistbands stay crisp and sharp.  Because I don’t want to buy anything expensive and wear it out in short order. I highly recommend that you systematize your wash process.

To Sum it Up

By reading this post, you, my friend, are on your way to having a collection that all men will envy.  Some of you will take my advice and move from being a hoarder to being a collector.  I am so in tune with what I like that I don’t even wear a pair if I try them on and they don’t fit just right.  In fact, I have six pairs in a bottom drawer that I wasn’t too excited about the pouch.  I will be giving them to @UNBTim because he’s a good friend to me and we share the same passion—UNDERWEAR!  Collect your underwear like you are collecting vintage baseball cards.  Take care of them and put them on display.  Don’t keep junk.  Always look for the mint condition undies that fit your pearls well.  Enjoy your UNDERPANTS.

If you like what you’ve read or have anything to add, feel free to leave comments.  At Underwear News Briefs, we enjoy interacting with our readers.  You can also follow me on Twitter @manatomicallyme.  Thanks for ready.  Happy UNDIES!

CX75-frost_white-gallery3I started my underwear journey in small town America. With very little means of acquiring the latest and greatest in men’s underthings.  As I have shared many times before. The only stores in my hometown that sold undies involved Wal-Mart and an old department store named MM Cohn’s.  Wal-Mart carried mainly Hanes bikini briefs and Fruit of the Loom low-rise briefs.  MM Cohn’s had a wonderful selection of Jockey Elance Bikini brief threesomes packaged nicely in a plastic tube.  I can still envision the mannequin torsos bearing the sexy prints and ribs.  I believe the three-pack was $12, and I remember saving up on numerous occasions to purchase the hottest newbies in the store.

One day, while venturing through Wal-Mart with my girlfriend (I was in high school). We stumbled upon some very strappy all silk bikini briefs.  I had to have them.  She bought them for me.  No big deal.  After all, it was the 1990s and everyone wore some form of a brief.  Most guys wore bikini briefs.  It was super socially acceptable at the time—don’t worry guys. I believe we are getting back there. Back to the story: This experience opened Pandora’s box of desire for my undies habits.  I found myself wanting skimpier cuts and sexier fabrics.  I experimented with thongs, string tangas, and even a few jock straps (back when everyone wore them to the gym, but no one wore them for everyday wear).  This spiraled to rayon—SUPER SEXY LOOK AND FEEL. Eventually landed me in the new phenomenon of MESH.

Mesh to me offers several components that I want to explore. Including hole size, breath-ability, and functionality.  I would like my opening statement on this subject to be simple.  MESH IS A PRACTICAL OPTION THAT IS DOWNRIGHT SEXY—Afterall, you can see through it.

So what do I look for when buying mesh briefs (you can get boxer briefs and thongs too)? I’m glad you asked.

HOLE SIZE (Keep Your Mind Out of the Gutter)

The very definition of the word “mesh” is a material that has space between threads at consistent intervals to create openings for air and other substances to pass through. Naturally, the first thing I do is analyze the hole size.  This analysis is done with purpose.  Depending on the activity that you are engaged in, size of the space in the mesh will either limit or delimit your opportunity to succeed at the desired task.

For instance, if I’m going to be working out, I might want a tight mesh (smaller holes).  In my experience, large-hole mesh often causes chafing when I run or do other workout activities for a long period of time.  If I am lifting weights, I can probably go with a larger-hole mesh.  If I am going to be wearing mesh for sex appeal (I’m straight and sometimes wear my undies for my wife’s viewing pleasure). I’m probably going to still choose a small-hole mesh.  Large-hole mesh tends to pinch a growing anatomy (if you know what I mean—not that they’re staying on long anyway).  If I am going to wear them under board shorts (don’t crucify me because I don’t wear swim briefs every time I go to the beach). I’m definitely going to go for larger-hole mesh so the water can run out and the fabric will dry faster. Large-hole is also good for sleeping and lounging on a lazy Saturday.  Now that we’ve gotten the basics out of the way, let’s talk about some of the other things to look for.


Several years ago, the underwear industry went through this very awkward phase of synthetic fabrics that had no porous value at all.  This translated to a sexy feel, but with sweaty balls and butt crack.  The end result was a putrid smell that caused men to lose all sex appeal when undressing.  Thankfully, designers and fabric specialists have found softer modal materials. That eliminate this issue without having to resort solely to the moisture absorbing greatness of cotton.  Although these nice modals and blends exist, if you are truly active, you will like a little extra breathability that is provided by mesh.

I understand that not everyone reading this post walks or runs 6 or 7 miles a day.  Given that most climates in the world have a season of heat accompanied by humidity. I’d say the breathability offered by mesh fabric is still relevant to all.  Where I live, you can lose a pound of body sweat walking from the car to the front door of your house in some of the summer months.  Mesh is just a great option to have at the ready in your underwear drawer.  It breaths well and allows the boys to get fresh air.


Whether you are about to engage in a rapid, heart intensive workout, or your engines are getting revved up for that special loved-one, mesh underwear can be a very functional choice.  I consider the mesh briefs that I have in my collection to be a viable option for everyday wear. However, I want to give two strong words of caution if you are going to branch out in to the realm of mesh underwear.

  1. Beware of the Leg Band: Because of the construction space between the gaps in mesh, the underwear leg band on mesh briefs typically has to be a little bit thicker in order to fully grab ahold of the fabric and not be cheaply built.  What does this mean to you? A thicker leg band often times causes two problems.  The first of which involves your underwear line while wearing tight pants or shorts. The second is that a thicker leg band sometimes causes pinching and binding on the scrotum. Because of these issuses, I recommend that you carefully examine the leg band to ensure that a soft pliable fabric is used to bind the mesh to the frame of the briefs.  This will ensure that your undie line will be reduced as well as the tightness on the legs themselves diminished.  Boxer brief wearers need to follow the same guidance, as the tightness on your thighs is uncomfortable as well.  If you like thongs, don’t worry about.  Thongs don’t have a leg band.
  2. I recently posted a poll on my @manatomicallyme Twitter account asking guys how they like to groom their pubic hair when wearing sexy undies.  Nearly 70% said that they liked the trimmed look so as to not be all jungle bush looking when undressing.  Less than 10% said they liked to go bald and the rest were free-bushing (Natural growth).  I’m not insinuating that you should go bald or trim when wearing mesh, I’m simply asking you to make a conscious choice.  Look in the mirror and decide if you are happy with what you see through the mesh (I can’t help with dangling participle size—consult a doctor for that one).  If you are happy with the look, go with it!  After all, I always recommend that YOU need to be the one who most loves the undies you are wearing. Just be cognizant that you can see through the mesh!

Functionality is key to anything that you are going to be wearing for a long period of time.  I believe the tips that I just gave and the tips that you will discover along your undie journey can help others discover pleasure under their pants.  Remember, that some things function well with some activities while they don’t with others.  Functionality is important when buying any underwear, but especially with mesh.


If you are like me and are constantly scouring the Internet for the sexiest and latest designs and cuts. You are already on the journey to finding great fitting and looking undies.  I personally love to talk about the industry and quite honestly am enjoying the new found freedom that is giving me as a blogger.  I definitely recommend that you take the time to try MESH. Buy a pair and go on a run or a long walk.  See how they feel. Take a nice hot shower, powder your nether regions, and slip into some sexy mesh undies.  Drop your towel or pants like a boss and see how your wife or girlfriend, or whatever your flavor reacts. Talk to others about your experiences.  Heck, comment on this post and let us know! I guarantee you that MESH will liven up your workouts and your love life.  ENJOY!

Picture features Cocksox new Mesh line

straight-couple-kemuel-valdes_19Growing up in a pretty conservative home made it difficult for me to go after my underwear desires.  I remember doing my own laundry so my mom wouldn’t find out. Hiding in the corner of the locker room to change after gym class. Even sometimes wearing boxers over my bikini briefs so not to give away my passions.  Looking back on that, I feel totally silly.  A quick analysis of the situation reveals that I let other people’s ideas of normal affect my choices of comfort.  This limited my ability to feel sexy and forced my underwear habits into the closet.

The very first encounter I had with anything other than plain old briefs (granted, I did have a splash of color and even stripes in my Fruit of the Looms) happened when I was twelve years old.  A person that I looked up to and admired was a huge underwear fanatic.  His name was Dan.  Dan was straight, athletic, had a gorgeous fiancé and wore the skimpiest, sexiest, strappiest, and slinkiest underwear on the market.  It was the early 1990s and underwear seemed to be anything but normal for men.  After all, this was the era where professional athletes openly wore bikini briefs that were sometimes see through, too tight for the boys to enjoy, and downright edgy.

People who exhibit influence over others are leaders in the truest definition.  I don’t think we realize how much power of persuasion these individuals have on everyday choices—including underwear selection.  Dan opened my world to the opportunity to be an undie fan. And the plethora of choices that plaque my shopping experience today. I’m appreciative to this gentleman and have had a couple of conversations about underwear with him later on in adulthood.  He still wears sexy briefs!

Seeing that Dan, one of the coolest guys I knew at the time. I paid a whole lot of attention to his first layer of clothing. I decided that I was going to toss the tightie whities to the curb and opt for the best choice in my rural community—Hanes bikini briefs from Wal-Mart.  This was 3 years later when I was around 15.  I rounded up a very close friend who could drive to take me to the store. I’d saved the $7 necessary to buy a three pack and had previously laid my eyes on a combo that included a hot pink, black, and blue in a fairly high cut brief.  My friend was there for the transaction and immediately started in on how stupid it was that I was buying underwear.  He just didn’t get it.  No matter how much I looked up to Dan and his choice of undies, voices of dissension played a huge role in my decision to hide my underwear fascination.  This led me to perceive that something was wrong with me.

Perception is reality.  We live in a society that places high regard on what others think.  We teach our children in school to worry worry worry about groups of other children and how to fit in.  This plays well into the hands of underwear fanatics both gay and straight.  I’ve wondered many times what people would think if I were to have an emergency and the paramedic had to cut my pants off only to reveal my bikini briefs.  We’d rather wear no underwear at all than to be caught in something that might not fit a proper perception.  For far too long I’ve let others opinions and ideas about men’s underwear keep me from feeling my best and being comfortable in my favorite undies.  I’d like to re-phrase the question.  Who SHOULD be the biggest influence on your underwear?  Unequivocally, YOU! Be who you are. Enjoy your own style.  Pull on that thong with confidence.  Strut your bikini briefs in the gym locker room.  Simply be YOU!

I want to thank Dan for being the biggest influence on my underwear in the past.

However, the truth is that my underwear is my business and my ability to feel great is my choice. I am the biggest influence on my underwear and letting other’s opinions sway that is totally shallow.  I’m thankful for my wife who encourages me to be who I am unashamedly.  I am also thankful for my Underwear News Briefs family that encourages expression in the purest of ways.  For all of the guys out there who hid their inner undie desire, let’s stand up for our briefs!

Picture by PetitQ

prldUnderrated Underwear—Is this Even Possible?

Let’s be honest—the men’s underwear world has a very expansive repertoire of brands displaying the latest fabrics.  A wide array of cuts, and prices that range from a couple of bucks to well over a hundred dollars a pair.  Conduct a simple web search of “men’s underwear brands” and you come up with a seemingly never-ending list of choices.  It’s safe to say that the market is inundated with new designers constantly emerging.

Because of this, some of the greatest brands out there are often overlooked. Causing them to fall into the “Underrated Underwear” category.  Being that my current fascination is the anatomical/ergonomical pouch brief (see post from March 6, 2016 BRIEF TALK –THE RISE OF THE POUCHES BY UNB TIM AND SALVATORE). I constantly troll the Internet for exciting and new briefs that allow my package to hang naturally as the creator intended.  This has led me to find what I believe to be a hidden gym and all too often overlooked brand—John Sievers sold exclusively by

John Sievers is not your ordinary underwear line.  The colors are bold.  The fabrics are soft.  The cuts are classic. Most importantly, the pouch is to die for.  The next several lines of text will be devoted to enlightening readers to the genitalia utopia that John Sievers has to offer. Your most prized organ through fabric, cuts, colors, and pouch design.


Fabric is important to the overall feel and durability of any underwear that you purchase.  You can immediately tell if you have gotten your monies worth by how well the cloth your underwear is made of feels to the touch of your most sensitive areas. John Sievers mainly offers a blend of Modal and Lycra.  However, there are several Cotton and Lycra crosses in the line.  Both blends are extremely soft, moisture wicking, and honestly sexually charged when holding on to your loin area.  The designer has done a wonderful job of selecting fabrics that offer stretch-ability and durability.  I think you will love how the fabric fits.


The cuts are classic, modern, and appealing to the eye.  John Sievers offers two different side seam length; one that is 3 inches and one that is 5 inches.  The 3 inch side seam is similar to a low rise high cut brief that you would find in other brands.  It’s not quite a bikini, but doesn’t look like a full cut brief either.  I love the version known as the “Natural Pouch Brief.”  The 5 inch side seam is a cross between a full cut brief and a square cut boxer brief.  Known as the “Natural Pouch Freestyler,” this design looks similar to a full coverage swimsuit that was popular in the 1950s.  I see this option as perfect for the guy who enjoys the coverage of a boxer brief. But doesn’t like the constant riding up the legs that most boxer briefs offer—that sounds like me; wait, it is me!

**Of note, is the very comfortable 1 inch waistband that might be the softest on the market.  The very bold print “John Sievers” brand name is scribed all the way around on most selections. It offers a masculine appeal to the manliest of men.



The John Sievers brand offers the normal range of blues, blacks, white, grays, etc.  However, what I find most appealing are the very odd colors that I just can’t find in any other brand.  Persimmon, Marigold, Orchid, Lilac, and Grotto Blue are just a few of the bright hues offered in the line.  I really enjoy a variety of color in my collection and consider rare colors a must have for my undie drawers.  John Sievers definitely offers that.


For me, the Pouch of a brief is the most important consideration when purchasing.  After all, great underwear can cost upwards of $25 to $35.  Your manhood should be fully satisfied if your going to pay that much money for something very few people see.

The John Sievers pouch is described as natural.  That’s because the pouch in every one of the briefs or freestyler designs is ergonomically constructed. To allow you to freely hang without restriction and binding.  Scientifically, this offers all kinds of benefits from sperm production (if you are straight and want to make babies) to full erection while wearing the briefs (if you happen to have one of those moments that spontaneously happen beginning around age 12).  THE POUCH IS AWESOME.  If I had to rate the pouch on a scale of 1 to 10, I would definitely go with 10!  Why you say? I haven’t purchased any other anatomical underwear that combine the feel of fabric with pouch size and true natural hang that John Sievers.  The brand is simply underwear bliss for me.

To Sum it Up:

I recommend that every underwear enthusiast out there try this brand.  Sadly, they are sold exclusively by International Jock and have not competing interests forcing a sale on the items.  You can expect to pay around $25 a pair.  International Jock runs a sale occasionally and is a great company to work with.  I’ve never had any issues ordering from them and have enjoyed over the top friendly customer service.

In short, give John Sievers a shot!  Hope to see you in some form of a Natural Pouch Brief soon!  If you have any questions or want specific advice on pouches, hit me up on Twitter @manatomicallyme.

IMG_2415UNB Tim and Salvatore are going to talk pouches, all things pouches!

UNB Tim – Pouches are one of the most important things in underwear. Well it is to me. There are a few brands that really pay attention to how a pouch fits a guy. One of the newest trends in men’s underwear are ergonomically designed pouches.

So Why are pouches so important to you?

Salvatore – My underwear journey has been filled with trial and error.  Trial and error comes with the assumption of risk.  In the underwear world, the risk is simple: I’m going to drop $20 to $30 on something that I’m not sure is going to fit exactly right.  After all, most states won’t allow you to return underwear unless they are defective.  I’ve tried all kinds of underwear from thongs to bikinis to boxer briefs to sport briefs.  Some have been a total waste of money, some have been invaluable investments into my crown jewels.  That brings me to the most important thing I look for in undies—THE POUCH.

Pouches are so important to me because I like the support, but like to hang free—without going commando.  Honestly, I enjoy looking sexy in underwear.  I think most who read this blog on a regular basis feel the same way. The next best thing to going commando is to select a pouch that is not restricting and gives you a nice drop down effect that not only feels great, but also looks natural. This is why pouches are important to me.

How have you seen pouches evolve throughout your years of being an underwear aficionado?                 

UNB Tim – Good question! I have seen them evolve quite a bit. More so in the last 10 years. When I grew up in the 80’s there weren’t a lot of pouches for men’s underwear. Well not ergonomically designed ones. The old trusty Jockey Elance bikinis has no pouch. Then in the early to mid 2000’s you had brands like Erogwear and Cocksox come on the market. These two are the ones I think that spurred the pouch revolution. Each had a very different pouch and both have their place in the market.

In the early 2000’s we go the Almost Naked from Andrew Christian, Obviously and many more followed. I know quite a few people that their first ergonomically thong was the Almost Naked. I will say Andrew Christian made a winner in this pouch. It made more guys pay attention to pouches. Then the avalanche of pouches started to come onto the market. Which is a good thing! Ergowear, Cocksox and Andrew Christian really changed the industry. We will see the 2010’s as the decade of the pouch!

Now we have a lot more choices for pouches. You can go from the flat front to the most amazing ergonomically pouch (can you tell I’m a little biased?). Underwear is not longer a community it’s a fashion statement. We want underwear that fits our pouches, butts and every part of us. Also, companies want us to feel great and sexy in our undies. If we do, as many of you know, we will buy a lot more undies.

Now that I have been through a brief history (notice the pun?) of pouches. What have you found are the pouches that best fit you?

Salvatore: – Before I give you my answer, I want to give you a little of my journey of discovery as it relates to pouches.  I identify with what you say about the Jockey Elance Bikini.  I owned a dozen or more pairs of that particular style—from ribbed, to bright colors and pouches.  I loved them!  I also wore dozens of styles sold exclusively by Undergear (R.I.P.)! None of them had a pouch.  I’ve been an avid collector of undies since the early to mid-90s.  I only say that to let you know that I’m a collector that understands ordering from the catalog center insert—if you know what I mean!

Flat or pouchless skivies were the only types of underwear that I knew existed.  They looked great, were usually skimpy (less is more in my opinion), and started my undie fascination.  One day, while in an underwear store in Atlanta, I noticed a brand I’d never seen before—2(x)ist.  I don’t remember the name of the pair that I bought.  I do remember that they were charcoal grey and cotton.  When I got home that evening I slipped them on and experienced a remarkable feeling—MORE ROOM IN THE POUCH.  That is the day I was introduced to a contoured center-line pouch.  2(x)ist had just upped the ante! I started looking for the words “contoured pouch” in all of my purchase descriptions.  That lead me to Undergear’s Contour Collection: The Italian Cutaway, Mesh Bikini, and so many other staple styles that I enjoyed over the years.  A few year’s later, I was introduced to how different fabrics play into the contour pouches stretchability.  Boy, did I think I was in underwear pouch utopia.

The underwear industry is ever evolving.  Right when I get comfortable with something, a design or brand comes out that opens up a whole new level of underwearness for me.  This happened in January of 2011.  I had just moved to Washington State and was browsing the underwear world when I noticed a “new to me” trend that I had to try—the anatomical (or ergonomical) pouch brief.  Andrew Christian had a 30% off sale running so I purchased two great looking designs (opted for lined patterns over plain colors).  I still wear those undies today.  When I pulled the Andrew Christian Almost Naked Infinity Briefs over my feet, up my legs to my knees, and eventually on to my package, my jaw dropped.  I knew that I had found something that would cause me to cull my underwear drawers of anything not anatomical.  Over the last 5 or 6 years, I’ve done just that—switched my entire collection to pouches that are ergonomically correct in nature.  Dozens of undie enthusiasts cannot believe that I ditched 75 pairs of designer briefs in order to fill my dresser with this new discovery.  There is my answer—The Ergonomical (Anatomical) Pouch is my undie of choice.

The staple anatomical brands (Andrew Christian, Ergowear, Obviously, etc) exist.  What are some other brands worth giving a shot to widen the aperture on ergonomical design?

UNB Tim – Other brand that I think have some great pouches that are ergonomically designed are:

  • New Junk UnderJeans Junk X
  • N2N Bodywear N-Hance Pouch, on several lines
  • Rounderwear Anatomic Line
  • BodyAware – One of my faves is the Well Endowed brief
  • WildmanT – Big Boy Brief

There are many more brands out there doing great pouches. But these are the four that really come to mind. Junk UnderJeans is the most recent addition to the club. N2N has been making the amazing N-Hance pouch for a while. Its their design they put on certain lines each year. Even the trunks with the N-Hance are amazing to me and I’m not a trunk fan.

Each year I think we will see more pouches come on the market.

What are your current favorite pairs with pouches?

Salvatore: – That’s a tough question because I don’t keep underwear that I order that aren’t anatomically perfect for my package.  In fact, I have 5 pairs of brand new briefs (with tags on them) that I currently need to give away because they weren’t perfect.  I will tell you what I have multiples of in my collection:

  • N2N Lounge Brief: Not so sure that this is an anatomical pouch, but the fabric is so incredible that I receive the desired result. These are so awesome that I bought all three colors recently.  They are on clearance at N2N for $10.  Recommend them as a great brief to purchase now.
  • Andrew Christian Almost Naked Briefs: I have a dozen or so pairs of this line in my dresser drawers: large hole mesh, plain mesh, cotton, slinky fabrics, you name it, I have it. Andrew Christian did a remarkable job with this line. WOW!
  • Agacio: I bought this brand for the first time at Skivvies in the Oaklawn area of Dallas. Great in store experience.  The clerk actually talked me through why I should give the brand a try.  I bought a sports brief and brief.  Wore them, fell in love, and added a couple of other pairs to the undie pile.
  • Obviously: I probably have two dozen pairs of Obviously Briefs and Sports Briefs. I can’t get away from how they feel.  The seat of Obviously’s low rise collections offers a little less coverage than their regular brief.  I like the combination of low hanging fruit in the front and almost cheeky in the back.  The Obviously Metallic Collection is sometimes seen on sale for around $5.  YOU CANNOT BEAT THAT PRICE!
  • Andres Velasco: These are super revealing, typically patterned, and downright sexy. Unfortunately, this designer was sold exclusively by Undergear who recently closed their doors. It’s a shame because Undergear (International Male) got me addicted to buying undies.
  • John Seivers: UNBELIEVABLE. This brand offers some incredible plain colors—not your standard black, gray, navy, or white.  I love the pouch on these briefs.  For that reason, I save them for special occasions.

I could go on and on about each pair in my collection. Almost all brands are contoured in the pouch.  Do you see the industry moving towards the anatomical design almost exclusively in the future?

UNB Tim – DOH, I forgot John Sievers! An amazing brand that is def worth checking out. I have a few pairs and fit great! It’s a hidden gem of International Jock!

I don’t think we will see the industry moving exclusively to this type of pouch design. I say this because guys like different things. There are guys out there who hate these types of pouches. Each guys has their own needs. Some need a pouch, others need more in the butt, others have thick legs, and the list can go on and on with a combination of those.

That being said companies will be making underwear made for men. Gone are the days where fabric was thrown together to create men’s undies. They are looking at all type of men and creating new lines that meet those needs. It’s a great time to be an underwear lover. It’s like a renaissance of men’s underwear. Over the last 10 years the industry has grown and matured. We will see this more and more over the next decade.

Underwear is changing. As one of our resident straight guys, we gay guys sometime share what we feel is amazing undies with friends. What has been the reaction of your wife to the anatomically designed undies? Also, have you told your friends about ergonomically designed undies? If so, what has been their reaction?

Salvatore: – My wife had a hard time understanding why I suddenly turned fanatical towards the ergonomically designed underwear style. She’s always known that I’m an undie fanatic and apparently has snapped a few pics of me in underwear for her own private collection.  In fact, I found a picture of me from our honeymoon in a rather skimpy bikini brief.  She’d stashed it away in her top drawer.  This is a good question. I don’t think most women care whether a man wears a thong, boxers, a jock, or bikinis.  My wife certainly doesn’t mind.  However, when I started throwing out hundreds of dollars worth of underwear in favor of the ergonomical pouch, she questioned my money sense.  She was convinced and even joined in on the shopping trips when I explained to her that this particular pouch was so great on the family jewels that discovering this style was like getting the perfect fitting bra for each boobie.  She immediately got it and the fun has been supported ever since.

Over Christmas, I tossed my brother two pair of Obviously Trunks and told him how liberating the pouch has been for me.  He didn’t bat an eye.  He put them on immediately agreed.  The best part is that his wife asked me where she could buy him more because he’s so in love with the pouch.  I think most guys limit their underwear style to whatever is sold in bargain stores or department stores. Guys who haven’t experienced great undies simply aren’t trolling the net for new briefs.  A little exposure to the unknown opens the door to undie discovery.  I think all men gay or straight would fall in love with this style if given the opportunity.


I know that not all gay guys are into underwear much less pouches.  How do you go about sharing a great pouch design with friends? Is the discussion normally well received?

UNB Tim – I think we are a lot a like. I have several friends who I know love underwear. Usually when we hang out the conversation eventually turns to undies. Since most know I run a blog they want to know what’s new and hot. So we have a 15-20 minute conversation. One of my favorite friends to talk undies is Wes, who used to be on UNB.

I have had conversations with other guys when hanging out with friends. They find out I run an underwear blog and eventually get up the nerve to talk to me about underwear. It’s usually a side conversation that they don’t want others to hear. I have kept in touch with some guys and email on a regular basis when something comes out they will like. It’s a shame guys feel this is something to hide rather than be like “Oh you run an underwear blog, what’s new and hot for men?”

Outside of underwear loving guys. Some guys find it weird or you’re coming on to them if you talk undies. Its not a total underwear party with all gay guys. We still have a big amount of guys who don’t care what they wear. It’s a shame that we can’t talk undies the way women talk about their underwear. They share with friends a new brand or such when they find it.

I think this is changing for both gay and straight. Especially with younger guys, it’s not a big deal to talk about such things.

The future holds great potential for underwear and specifically ergonomically designed underwear. What advice would you give a guy who wants to try great pouch underwear? What should they look for in fabric and design?

Salvatore: – Great question.  As with anything we blog about here at Underwear News Briefs, the most important thing to any underwear selection centers on the person wearing them.  Do you like the pair? Do you feel confident and sexy in the pair? A need to not care what others think is especially helpful. So my first solid piece of advice is to make sure you are wearing your undies for you (unless you are in one of those kinky moments—that’s another post).

Let’s face reality here, most underwear shopping is done online.  If you live in small town America like I do, unless I go to a very large city, ALL underwear shopping is done online.  There is nothing wrong with shopping online, but there are a few pitfalls when looking for an ergonomically designed pouch. Pouches are like shoes. You have to know what fits you best. This is why I’d recommend going to a underwear store in person and discussing your desires with the sales clerk. I’ve found this most helpful in my endeavor to find the perfect fitting pouch.  Ask lots of questions, touch the fabrics, and by all means take your time analyzing the pouch.  If you have questions or need recommendations, I’d be glad to be your personal shopper by giving you some great advice.  Hit me up on Twitter @manatomicallyme.  My Twitter feed is almost exclusively dedicated to the ergonomical/anatomical pouch.  I’d also say it’s really important to stay up with the latest trends and reviews offered right here on this blog.  If you’re going to invest in undies, you need to make informed decisions. is designed to do just that—inform the underwear lover.

UNB Tim – Thanks for talking Pouches with me Salvatore!


We hope you have enjoyed this conversation about pouches. As you can tell we both love pouches. They are one of the most important thing in underwear to us! If you are looking for some great underwear check out a few of the pairs we talked about. You can get advice from both of us anytime through Twitter (I’m at @unbtim or the @unbblog account) or email us if not on Twitter. We both would love to give you advice or suggestions.

We will have many more candid posts like this coming soon on different topics. If you have one you’d like to see us tackle let me know!