I was really excited when I found out I would be reviewing a D Hedral brief. I have read about them and their innovative way of fitting the buttocks called “Anglefit”. Basically, they take measurements provided by you (your waist size and your determination of whether your butt is slim, average or full), and calculate an underwear “angle” that is supposed to enhance the appearance of your hind end—135 for the skinny one, 115 degrees for average, and 95 degrees for ‘full’;. In their words: “our patented anglefit will curve closer to the bum than traditional underwear, to create unique figure hugging definition and a visibly enhanced rear.”

I have certainly have had problems with underwear in the past that was designed for skinny little bois with no butt whatsoever. Nothing bothers me more than having my butt hang out of a $20-30 pair of non-returnable underwear. So, I was definitely intrigued and excited to be asked to review the D Hedral brief.

When I got the package in the mail, I immediately ripped it open. I wanted to see this thing for myself and also check out what ideal my “angle”—95 degrees evidently.  So far so good; big butt equals smaller angle and a less steep descent over the butt. The color of the Gort brief was off white, with a white waist band, a purple triangle immediately above the center of the buttocks and an elastic band that ran down between the cheeks.

I’m not the biggest fan of myself in white or even off white, but I could live with that, as long as the fit was good. I doffed my clothes and pulled them on and checked myself out in the mirror. The brief hugged every part of me that it covered, and it covered my butt well. I was hard pressed to see any improvement in my appearance from the back, but it felt good. I took off the pair and set them out for the next day to review their performance.

My typical review day is a day of work, followed by a weight lifting work out at the gym. I was prepared to like the D Hedral brief, but I didn’t—I LOVED Them!! Although not immediately apparent, the longer I wore them, the more my butt felt “hugged” by them—for lack of a better word. It’s hard to describe, but I think many of the underwear brands out there must have a buttocks angle that is too steep for me. Wearing the Sid brief, I actually felt more energized as the day went on and had an amazing workout after work. There was absolutely no slippage or riding up at all, and yet they did not fit so tight that they cut off my circulation. The waist band was completely true to American sizing—my waist size is 31-32”. I wear a 32” Gort brief and it was perfect fit. The materials were of very good quality—83% cotton, 14% silk and 3% spandex (or elastane in European) and silk did give softness to the fabric that was noticeable.

A few other particulars: I was not and still am not a big fan of the off white color, but they have a wide range available—black, blue, green, purple, light grey, navy and white. The Gort brief is a low rise, but they have fuller ones available in their “Batty” and “Sonny” types, as well as trunks and boxerbriefs. No bikinis yet, but we can keep hoping for that. The line down the center for the buttocks does highlight your rear end without looking cheesy like some brands can. The only thing I did not like about it was the price of getting more pairs. Most of D Hedral’s non-sale items are 28 EUROS and above. They do occasionally offer free shipping, but when they don’t, it’s an additional 20 Euros to ship the US.

Given the fit, the feel, the look and quality of the their briefs, I am in love with D Hedral I may have been enthusiastic but skeptical before trying the anglefit out, but now I am a believer. I hope they open up an American shop, because if they do, I’ll be first in line.


  • Amazing Angelfit –cannot say this enough!!!
  • Quality of the material
  • Softness of the fabric


  • Cost
  • Off white color


  • Daily fit: A++
  • Sizing:  A++
  • Construction: A++
  • Styling: B
  • Daily performance: A++
  • Overall: A++

D.Hedral furnished this pair for review.


I reviewed a new arrival to the Zylas performance line called their “striped brief” Perhaps it is lost in translation, but the naming of this product is less than creative, so to be precise, this is the 4033—the black “brief brief”.

When I first saw Zylas a few months ago on an online apparel store, I was not immediately drawn to them. The briefs seemed much fuller than I usually prefer to wear, and I almost never boxer briefs, which makes up most of their standard line. I tend to like underwear that is skimpier, at least in the front, but always I’m willing to have an open mind when it comes to new underwear.

When I opened my package for this weeks review, I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw—a sexy looking, attractive brief with vertical stripes and a waistband that subtly announced what I would be wearing to the rest of the world. I generally don’t “advertise” what I’m wearing (at least while I’m wearing pants or shorts), but if you do, Zylas seems to be a good choice for that.) It was made of 83% nylon, 10% polyester and 7% spandex. The label said it was “wicking, stretch, easy care and UV protection”—I planned to test all of those monikers, except for the last.

I did my standard daily routine I do when trying out any new underwear—a full day at work, getting up and down a lot; a 2 hour workout out in the gym; and changing afterwards at the gym to I could catch the “peer reviews” of the guys in the locker room to the new duds. The Zylas brief seemed well constructed, and held up great, despite an intense two-hour Mixed Martial Arts workout. The fabric wicked sweat away surprisingly well for nylon and polyester and the Lycra in the material allowed it to stretch well and not chafe at all.

I liked the look of this brief from the get go. There was a very slight descending line into the middle of the waist band, giving others the impression of smaller waist. The legs were high cut, allowing for freedom of movement and the wide waist band sat comfortably below the waist. The pictures online made this product look like a full brief, but I would classify it as a low rise. The fabric was somewhat sheer and shiny—in a way that invited others to look without giving away all the goods. The stripes, in brown and highlighted in white, gave the overall package a racy look, and there was plenty of space in the front for a good sized package.

However, Zylas is a Colombian company, and its sizing is designed for South American standard.  I usually wear a small or medium (at most) in American standard. I wore a medium brief for this review, and it was most definitely too small—in the waist and in the butt.  Granted, I have a big (but muscular) butt—but, I would need a size two sizes larger than what I usually wear to  feel fully comfortable moving around and being seen in Zylas. I know it’s a hit to the ego to have to bump up two sizes to feel comfortable (from small to large), but hey—it’s only fabric

I noticed the pair riding up in back all day while I was wearing them. My opinion was confirmed by a guy in the locker room, who mentioned that I seemed to “falling out” my underwear. The back coverage of this Zylas brief was a bit too skimpy for me. Now, if you are less well endowed in the glutes than I am, you would most likely love it—so don’t let my problem with it dissuade you from getting some. Incidentally, I tried on a size larger, but still felt like I was hanging a bit in the back.

Overall, once the sizing issue was addressed, I did like the Zylas black striped brief. It had a racy, almost sheer appearance designed to get approving looks, fit well in the waist (in the appropriate size), and front, but was just a bit skimpy in the back. The construction held up well and especially after washing, was very comfortable to wear.  It moved well during work and play, left me dry even after an intense workout, and made me feel sexy—which is what all good underwear should do.


  • Racy appearing
  • Wicks sweat comfortably for workouts
  • Descending line in the waist


  • Too little material in the buttocks
  • 2 sizes off from American Standard


  • Daily fit: B
  • Sizing: C
  • Construction/Materials: B
  • Styling: A
  • Daily Performance:  A
  • Overall: B

Zylas furnished this pair for review.


This is a review of the N2N Bodyewar campfire brief in moss green. My first impression was of the color—a muddy green—which was not my favorite but it was reminiscent of military colors and seemed to go with the rainy weather. The brief is made of 100% cotton with ribbed thermal knitting that allows it to expand for a good fit and would most likely keep you warm on a cold day. The stitching is tight and the brief seemed to be well made. When I put it on, the fit was somewhat looser than expected, perhaps due to the ribbing.  As to be expected with N2N, the cut enhances your package but without typical N2N exposure, which can be somewhat more explicit than I would normally be comfortable wearing. Importantly, there was sufficient material for the butt, which I find to be rare among many modern briefs.  Also, the cut seemed to emphasize and outline the buttocks, about which I never complain. Strangely enough, there is a small half-sized fake fly that seemed to serve no useful purpose.

I wore the campfire brief all day at work and then for a weight lifting workout prior to washing it. Even though this brief initially seemed to be fuller than I usually wear (bikinis are my favorite), the cut of this low rise brief looked surprisingly good. It does look smaller than a low-rise brief in front and back.  I would call this an extremely low, low-rise brief, so whoever wears it should be comfortable with a low low cut in the front. Unfortunately, the side view has more fabric than one would expect, and it makes the brief look somewhat awkward–like it was trying to be a bikini but just could not make it.

Even with the weight lifting workout, the campfire brief did not ride up with wear and the cotton fabric breathed well. Both my package and buttock felt comfortably supported without feeling restrictive or tight. Whenever I went outside, the thermal fabric kept me feeling toasty warm.  I am not the biggest fan of the silhouette, and the moss color was not my favorite but it is also available in navy, white (“natural”) and grey. All in all, it is extremely comfortable brief and perhaps perfect for a cold rainy winter day.


    • Enhancing cut in front and back
    • Sufficient space in front and back for those well-endowed
    • Ribbed, thermal knitting
    • Comfortable all day in work and play
    • Good for cold weather


    • Lateral silhouette not as attractive
    • Moss color not appealing











Daily Wear




*OUT of 5*


This pair was furnished by N2N and is available for $24.00 at their site