Charlie by Matthew Zink


Looking to take your underwear game to a whole new level of style and sophistication? Look no further! The Black Ribbed Charlie Sport Thong is here to revolutionize your undergarment collection. Say goodbye to bland, boring undies and say hello to a thong that’s as bold as it is comfortable!

Let’s start with the signature 7/8” gold ring positioned at the base of the front pouch. Not only does it add a touch of glamour and elegance, but it also serves as a reminder that you deserve nothing but the best. Who said thongs can’t be luxurious?

But that’s not all! Our designers took comfort seriously when crafting this masterpiece. The 2 1/4″ fabric-covered waist elastic ensures a snug and secure fit without digging into your skin. No more adjusting or tugging at your underwear throughout the day – we’ve got you covered!

The shaped back thong takes the term “tailored fit” to a whole new level. Embrace your curves confidently as the thong flawlessly hugs your derriere, providing a flattering silhouette that will have heads turning wherever you go.

Oh, and did we mention the sleek black Charlie label? It’s like a secret mark of sophistication, a stamp of approval that you’re wearing the crème de la crème of thongs.

Worried about multiple layers causing discomfort? Don’t be! Our Black Ribbed Charlie Sport Thong features a single-layer front pouch that strikes the perfect balance between support and breathability. You’ll feel free, comfortable, and ready to conquer the day – all while looking absolutely fabulous.

Whether you’re dressing to impress or simply treating yourself to something special, this thong is the perfect addition to your underwear drawer. Embrace the power of elegance, the charm of comfort, and the allure of black ribbed perfection with the Black Ribbed Charlie Sport Thong.

Upgrade your undergarments and upgrade your confidence. Get yours today and experience the sensation of luxury that only Charlie can provide!

If you would have told me that CharlieZ was going to come out with a Leather line I wouldn’t have believed you. But they have released a while new leather collection. It’s not really too far fetched thinking of how the brand has progressed the last few years. And it’s done very much in the style of CharlieZ

The new collection has underwear, harnesses and more. The underwear has three different styles, the jock, thong and brief. I really love this collection from them and glad to see a ‘mainstream’ brand embrace leather as fashion.

I love this line, it’s got a mix of the fetish and the classic design. It’s like CharlieZ studied the classic looks of the jock and made it into something new with leather. Plus, they are using different color leathers than black. I personally love brown leather in harnesses and gear. It’s pretty rare to find. But Charlie uses it along with white and red. I definitely tip my had to them.

Leather gear is never cheap. The undies start around $85 and the other gear goes up from there. But, good quality gear is always pricey when dealing with leather. If you want to start a collection buy good stuff and spend the money on it.

Check out the entire Leather collection at the CharlieZ site.

by the Jockstrap Junkie

Rating: 9.8/10 (Average of the ratings below)

Daily Fit: 10/10
Sizing: 10/10
Construction: 10/10
Styling: 10/10
Daily Performance: 9/10

Pros: Silky smooth finish, the pouch is form fitting but has ample stretch, simple color scheme

Cons: Overpriced, double lined pouch doesn’t let jewels breathe well, website claims made in Italy but jockstrap tag shows the country of manufacture to be Bosnia Erzegovina (minor factoid; however, if you’re going to taut something on the website, make sure it’s accurate)

Recommendation: No regrets on this purchase, although the pocketbook squealed a bit. The Charlie Fitness Microfiber Jockstrap is a jock that will be worn regularly from my collection and has a great fit and feel. If you have the extra cash, splurge.

One of the things I’m changing up in my underwear drawer is to try some new brands in 2019. Charlie by MZ is a brand that I”m brand new to and thought Charlie would be a brand to start broadening my underwear horizons. I purchased the Fitness Jockstrap Black Microfiber, and was a bit anxious about the purchase as $38 is the most I’ve ever paid for a jockstrap but also really wanting to try something new.

To give the Charlie jockstrap a proper review, I did put this jockstrap into the weekly rotation for the past eight weeks. The Charlie jockstrap experienced sleep, cardio, lifting, daily wear, and just lounging around. Microfiber/Spandex construction has a fantastic feel as it’s very smooth and the pouch has a nice snug feel, but the spandex gives some nice stretch when necessary. Double layered microfiber pouches don’t breathe well, which is why I don’t recommend wearing it for cardio; unless, you want the jewels to be soggy from sweat. However, I did like this jock for lifting, making sure it was worn on at least one leg day. One of the nice attributes to the microfiber pouch is that the jewels don’t flop around, but don’t feel constrained either.

As mentioned before, this Charlie jockstrap has a double lined, center seam, microfiber pouch with a composition of 90% nylon and 10% spandex. The waistband is 1-5/8” wide, and the leg straps are 3/4” wide. The leg straps and waistband don’t roll, which is always a positive and the leg straps don’t dig into your ass. I would classify this as a traditional cut where the leg straps on the side of the hips. The construction is excellent, and I put it on par with C-IN2, aussieBum, and Pump.

I purchased a Large which corresponds accurately in Charlie’s size chart, and it fits perfect. Since this is my first Charlie purchase, I don’t have any basis for consistency in their sizing like I do in other brands. Over the two months of wear, no stretching or deforming, and that’s a positive.

Although I rated the Charlie jockstrap with a 9.8 rating, I’m mixed on a full recommendation for this jockstrap. Purely on the quality aspects, it performs as advertised; however, the price is too high when compared to other brands. So, if you have $38 to spend, by all means, get the Charlie by MZ Microfiber Jockstrap; if your budget doesn’t allow for the splurge, catch some sales of several of the other mainline brands, and you’ll be equally satisfied.

PAIR: Charlie by MZ Fitness Microfiber Jockstrap
COLORS: dark grey, grey, black, and white. Each main color has some different waistband/legstrap contrast options including black or white
FABRIC: 90% nylon; 10% spandex
SIZES: Extra Small thru Extra Large; 28” – 35”
COST: $38

Height & Weight: 5’9” (175 cm) – 195 lbs. (88.5 kg)
Jean Waist Size: 33”-34” (83 cm – 86 cm)
Build: Athletic, squats are an addiction, abs are hibernating
Jewels: Enough to polish, not enough to brag

10888885_961657873861795_6234621851141662482_nThere is a new brand that has blown up on Instagram and that brand is Charlie by Matthew Zink. I have seen it all over the social media. They show amazing pics they take and of their customers in their swimwear. The first thing is that this is a luxury swimwear brand, meaning you won’t find this at your local department store or much priced under $100. That being said its an amazing line for men, and yes he had women’s  wear too!

The brand is the brain child of Matthew Zink who was the Design Director of Victoria’s Secret Swimwear. He created this line for men and women who want a elite swimwear experience. He has said the line is a to the decadence of the late 70’s and early 80’s. But swimwear is not all they sell, Charlie released a line of men’s underwear as well. Like the swimwear its luxury priced at $38 a pair. But in the world of underwear it’s not super expensive.

This year they have released the 2015 collection. They state it this way on the site “The 2015 Collection is #FOREVERCHARLIE.  Rooted in simplicity and Charlie’s signature timeless aesthetic, Charliefans can look forward to one of the brand’s most iconic collections including to date.  The pallette is filled with trademark color saturation, sensual metallics, strong black and white, scarves, zags, and even some new animal prints.”


I will say probably my favorite thing on the site is the Noir Collection. It’s a line of basic, yet classic, black swimwear. It ranges from a string bikini (as they call it a sport brief) to swim shorts. Over the last year the length of men’s swimwear is coming higher up the leg. Gone are the days of over the knee shorts. Charlie is being a leader in this trend having all shorter length shorts in this line.


The underwear line is very classic. There are not bright colors or prints like the swimwear. If he’s drawing on the late 70’s and early 80’s I think it shows up in this line. The two different collections are the Charlie and Grecian line. Both have similar cuts but the Grecian has an Grecian inspired waistband. I reminds me of the tighty whites of the era. There are just two colors, black and white and three styles sport brief, classic brief and trunk.


Lastly is the swimwear collection called Resort 2015 on their site. They use very fun colors. The colors aren’t super bright and garish. But they fit very well in with the line. Matthew used some really great prints and stripes in the swimwear. Prints are one of my favorite things right now and I love the ones they picked out to use this year. Swimwear should make a statement about you and not something you pick up off the rack. Just like your clothes you wear daily your swimwear should reflect more of your personality. If you wear Charlie you won’t have to worry about not showing your style! The swimwear comes in a Foil Brief (smaller Bikini), Lifeguard Brief (medium sized), Square Cut Brief (fuller cut), Trainer (with split site), Vintage Soccer Short (traditional swim short) and Resort Short (button on the front).

If you’re in the market for something different and high quality then you need to check out Charlie by Matthew Zink. You can find them at the Charlie Site and be warned the swimwear ranges from $120-295 and the underwear is $38 for each pair. Make sure you follow them on all their social media accounts they share a lot of amazing fan photos!