Candid Underwear



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BRAND: Candyman
LINE: 2016-2
STYLE: 99198 Boxer Briefs
FABRIC: Spandex stretch microfiber fabric
SIZES: Small – X-Large
COST: $22.00

Candid Underwear has always been a favorite brand of mine, so when I found out I was getting a pair of their new Houndstooth collection to review, I was very excited.  It has been a couple of months or so since I tried my first pair of Candid.  I wanted to see if my first impression of this brand lived true.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with Candid as a brand, they operate under the philosophy that “men shouldn’t have to choose between comfort and style.”  They are right on when they say the look that Candid provides is chic, masculine, and fashionable.

Candid Underwear has three collections currently available and is looking at expanding even more this year.  They have a Plaid collection, the Houndstooth collection, and the Chromatic collection.  One thing I love about Candid is the way they take more well known patters like plaid and houndstooth and make them modern and fashionable again.  I think this is a trend we are starting to see more and more underwear companies turn too.

I received the yellow Houndstooth Low Rise Brief in a size medium.  When they first arrived, the first thing that caught my eye was the yellow color.  It was more of a bright gold than a true yellow, and I loved it.  It was also a nice touch how Candid tied the color and cut into the packaging.  I took them out of the package and noticed the soft feel of the fabric.  If you have read any of my other reviews, you will know that I am BIG on fabric.  It is an amazing blend of cotton and spandex, offering a nice combination of strength and stretch.

The Houndstooth comes with a white waistband with a matching yellow logo on the front.  The waist band is very comfortable and looks amazing.  I have worn these briefs to work under both jeans and dress pants and have not had a problem with them bunching or riding.  The front pouch is very roomy yet offers great support.  The cut is awesome as well.  It doesn’t ride to high on the hips and offers plenty of coverage in the rear.  The one thing I will say I didn’t care for was the back tag. The waist band is so comfortable, but I had to deal with the “itchy tag” feeling.

Overall, I really enjoyed these undies.  Candid has done a nice job of taking a traditional pattern and making them into something fun and fashionable as well as comfortable and wearable.

Fit: 5
Materials: 5
Put Together: 5
Look: 5
Daily Wear: 4
Overall: 4.8

You can purchase Candid directly from their website.  The Houndstooth collection comes in a variety of colors like blue, green, pink, as well as the yellow.  These colors are available in either the low rise brief or a low rise trunk.  The briefs are going to run about $21.  Also, check out their Plaid and Chromatic collections to add even more style to your underwear drawer.

Candid provided me with this pair of underwear to review.

Candid is a new brand to me and as much as new things scare me, I wasn’t afraid at all to try this amazing looking pair of underwear.  Simple and plaid pretty much spell perfect to me.  This pair is pretty dang close to perfect.

New things may scare me, but they are also in some ways exciting.  I guess you would call it the thrill or maybe being blindly bold.  Granted, underwear isn’t life or death, but if you’ve ever had a bad experience with say…zippered underwear, then there is a just cause to be afraid.  The pair I received, black and pink plaid, were not scary looking at all and they felt great as well, thanks to being 95% Cotton and 5% Spandex.

Want to know how they survived during a normal day?  Like normal, I wore the undies before I reviewed them and I also put them through the usual routine.  They passed with flying colors with no bunching.  There was one thing that was intriguing though…the waistband.  I find most waistbands to be pretty stretchy.  This one is not.  It’s set in its way!  I was worried about it before I put them on, but after they were on for a while, there were no problems at all.  Pretty much golden!  Go ahead and give this great pair of underwear a try!

Materials 5
Put Together 5
Look 5
Daily Wear 5
Overall 5

You can get the Low Rise Trunk directly from Candid’s website at  A full range of sizes is available from S-XL in 15 other different patterns and colors.

Candid provided me with this pair of underwear to review.

I had the chance this past week to go to Magic. Magic is a show for buyers to come from all over to buy the next seasons lines from clothing brands. This includes women’s, lines, and men’s wear and more specifically men’s underwear. They have just about all the Underwear companies in what it called Underwear Alley. It features many of the brands we cover and a few we don’t, so I was excited to meet to the companies I have talked to in the last year. I also got a chance to make a few new relationships.

I will say the world of men’s underwear is a really great and friendly place. I haven’t met too many people who haven’t been nice. They have all been so helpful and I appreciate all of them! I am going to give you a hint at what some of the companies are doing. I have been sworn to secrecy about a few things I saw, but as soon as they are out I will let you know!

I am following up with the companies this week so I’m going to make sure of what I can report and what I can’t. So through out the next two weeks there will be more in depth details about each brand. I just don’t want to say something I shouldn’t.

Here are the brands I talked too:

Baskit – I got a chance to get to know Baskit team. They had the model Eric Turner, if you have seen him on Facebook or MegaMuscle. Eric kept me laughing all day when I came across him. I saw some great new colors and designs from Baskit. This includes swimwear and also and underwear. I love some of the new ones with easy access!

Candyman/PPU/ Clever/Pikante – These are four brands we haven’t covered much. We started talking just before the show and have profiled Candyman, look for a more detailed post about them soon. But we are super excited to get the others. They are all really fun and colorful lines. We plan to bring you a lot more about them in the future.

Mundo Unico – As many of you know this is one of my favorites in the world of underwear. I got a change to sit and talk to them and see the new line! I even got to meet the owner! It was awesome. The new line has some pink and one pair, which right now is very hard for me to describe, has kind of a pattern made out of the material. It’s a solid color but very cool. I wish I had a picture to show you, but it will be out very soon. Its hard to describe!

Beyond Big Branding – Better Brands is one you may not know the name but they do Piss & Vinegar, Dick & Jane, Expose and there will be more coming. I got to talk to Jason on of the partners and I am really excited for the coming year and what they have planned. This is one company we are going give you guys a lot more information about, I don’t even know a lot of the things that are coming!  We are already in the works of finding out more about them before the show!

(B)rief Underneath – We profiled them about two weeks ago and the one thing I can tell you is their lounge wear is about to come out! They have mentioned it on their site and I think it will be a big hit. One thing that stood out for me as well was the boxer. We know I’m not a boxer guy but the colors they used and stripes, I had to say I loved. They were great guys to talk too.

Ginch Gonch – Ginch Gonch has a lot planned for this year. They are expanding their line of “I Love” collection. I am really looking forward to the I Love Bacon pair, which they have already announced. One really cool thing is that they are launching the I Love London at London Fashion week. We are going to try to get you some great pictures of that. They had models playing volleyball on the carpet in the isle, but I missed them. They left the day before I got there, but I’ll see if I can get some pictures!

ES Collection/Addicted – ES Collection has just released their swimwear, which we have been showing in our Brief Distraction. It’s super hot and they are just about come into the US Market. I have a pair and they are very good. I didn’t get to see much of the Addicted line but I hope to get more information this week.

Skmpeez – I loved the guys at Skmpeez! I had so much fun talking and hanging out with them. Their new line will be a lot more patterns, of things that don’t necessarily think of going together. They are a company from Canada but that doesn’t’ stop them from making really hot swimwear!

Jocko – I got to talk to Jocko for a bit, and it will be great to cover them. We have’t covered them much, but look forward to building a good relationship. I also found out that they are sort of partnering with a new brand, Geovanny. Which is a former dancer turned underwear designer. I saw a few of his styles and they are really colorful and fun. I will definitely profile him in the next week or two.

Go Softwear – Its really cool to meet people you have talked to over the years. I got to mainly talk to them about the site and what we do. I forgot to look at the new lines. But never fear, I will have a full report shortly. They just released some great mesh jocks and are doing some really sexy pairs lately!

Junk Under Jeans – Junk Under Jeans is one of our favorites here. The reviewers who tired them loved them. I got a chance to talk to them about their new line. They have boxer briefs/trunks coming out but also briefs! I got a few minutes to talk to the designer and he’s already agreed to sit down for an interview and go over the collection! They have so much going on that we are going to save it till the line is launched!

Pistol Pete – Pistol Pete has the one thing I can’t say is coming. It’s so cool! But I will go over that later. I was sworn not to reveal it just yet. This is a new company you will see a lot more of on the site. I we will cover their underwear, swimwear and work out wear. They have some really cool prints coming. Something I haven’t seen a lot in men’s underwear. I thought they were awesome.

Andrew Christian – I got to meet up with Andrew Christian himself again and speak to him for a few minutes. It’s always great to talk to him. They, as always, have more and more pairs coming out. He’s always making something new and fun. I have the catalogue and will let you know what to expect.

Timoteo – I got to meet Timoteo himself. I had fun talking to him through out the day. He showed me the collections they have now and the new line that is coming out with the most incredible waistband. You guys know I love waistband and this one is just awesome. It’s the TImoteo name but designed different. It’s very a very sporty design. I also said he has some of the best photography and we want some of the new pics as Brief Distractions.

Obviously – Obviously has the great new colors, which just came out! I have to admit I love the pouch on these. The new colors are amazing and fun. They didn’t have anything else new but they are a new brand growing and I know we will see great things from them!

Punto Blanco – I was so happy to talk to this brand. They are one I have enjoyed looking at on sites but never had the chance to talk to them. I saw a little of the collection but we will be talking more in the next few weeks and profiling them a lot more.

C-IN2 – C-IN2 has a lot of things going on. They are bringing out new lines. The colors they are doing are amazing. They are doing some different shades and colors not used in Men’s Underwear They do some great new combinations and waistbands. They will also come out with undies that keep you warm! The Bamboo line will be re-launched as well. Which I am glad to see because I love the Bamboo Line!

Saxx Apparel – Saxx is a really cool company for guys who are active or into sports. I got to talk to them for a bit. They have done something really cool; they have sponsored one of the Canadian Olympic teams. For the life of me I can’t remember which one. But they are sending me something this week so I will post it as soon as I get it.

I know this was a very quick post. But there was so much I saw that I wanted to get this one out and more detailed posts this week and next on each of the brands. If I wrote it out now it would be 20 times longer. I also want to send in some questions to the companies to get more information as well! So stay tuned and we hope to keep going to Magic and bringing you the up to date info on what’s going on in the

JOCKSTRAP CENTRAL HAS ADDED NEW ZAKK CLASP BRIEFS IN CAMOUFLAGE AND FISHNET! We’ve just added two new Zakk products to our lineup. While not jockstraps, we’ve had our eye on these sexy briefs for a while and thought they’d look great on Mardi – we were right! These new fashion briefs come in two variations – a camouflage and a completely outrageous wide fishnet version for those who really like to show off. Both designs include handy side clasps for emergency evacuations. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW ZAKK BRIEFS

Cityboyz Fashions now has the newest styles by Skmpeez! If you aren’t familiar with them, they are a great swimwear line out of Canda! They have some great patterns and styles for you to check out

Palace Trunks is excited to open its doors to you now.  By going back to the basics with Clever and Baskit, we start you on your journey through the palace.  We are excited about bringing you the finest underwear available.  This is just the beginning and we have more lines coming to you in the next few weeks as well

NuWear is giving you 35% off all Gigo. Gigo is a line that is know for it’s bright colors and patterns. They aren’t for the shy, but more for a guy who wants to show off! Check out all the styles.

Jockstrap central is having a VALENTINES SALE – 15% OFF ALL MESH JOCKSTRAPS – For some, Valentines is all about love but for others it’s simply a perfect time to let someone you know that you have the hots for them. So, forget chocolates and forget flowers, give them a mesh jockstrap so there’s no mistaking what your intentions are. The best part is it’s pretty well implied that you will be giving a personal fitting. To help you carry out your lusty pursuits, we’re giving you 15% off our entire collection of mesh jockstraps from Male Power, Joe Snyder, Pulse, Go-softwear, N2N Bodywear, Raw Studio, and Kinkwear.

WildmanT is having a New Year’s Resolution Sale. The end of the first month of 2010 is drawing near! You are well on your way with your new year’s resolutions! To help you look your best with all those new deists, gyms and smoke-free you, wildmant is offering 35% off until the end f the month. So act now! Get that skimpy little swimsuit you know you will son fit into! Buy those sexy underwear that you can’t wait to show off! Enhance that package because soon you will be able to see your own fee! Use promo code “NEWYOU” during check out for your 25% off discount.

UnderGear is giving you free shipping on all orders over $75. Just make sure you enter code U9Y700 at check out. The offer is good through February 1st. While you are there check out the winter sale where you can save up to 60% off.

Fresh is having a winter clearance sale. You can save up to 60% off  select items. Huge markdowns on hundreds of great times, supplies are limited. So you better shop early!

Timoteo is having a Sneak Peek Swim sale. Get a jump on spring break with 15% off 2010 swimwear. Enter code Swim10 at check out. The sale runs to Feb. 15th. Check out all the sexy styles Timoteo has to offer!

His Trunks is back with a new product each week! His Trunks is back with some great new products from candid underwear, and PPU. Expect new product released weekly. Don’t you worry however, our original great brands like 2eros will be restocked soon! Use the discount code “BACK10” to get 10% off your entire purchase. (discount code good until 2/15/2010)

His Room has the new X Cotton & X Micro from Calvin Klein. Both are great new styles from CK That will make you feel great. They have the crew shirt, Boxer Brief, Hip Brief and Fashion Trunk. Check out all the designs.

There is a new underwear company out there we want to bring to your attention. The company is called Candid Underwear. Here is a little info about them, we will have a more in depth info this next week.

Candid Underwear was founded in April 2009.

They wanted to design a line of men’s underwear that combined the fashion look we saw in other brands (like ginch gonch and clever) with the high quality and comfortable fit we found in brands like CK and 2xist.

The line started with classic patterns that you would normally see in outwear and bring them to underwear.

They wanted to create a brand that was fun an chic and build it around the idea of being comfortable in any situation – comfortable with what you are wearing but also comfortable with who you are. So they come up the name Candid for the underwear line.