David Archy


I purchased the Daniel Alexander Brazilian Back String Bikini  in purple, blue, and black.


Rating: 5.8/10 (Average of the ratings below)


  • Daily Fit: 6/10
  • Sizing: 4/10
  • Construction: 6/10
  • Styling: 6/10
  • Daily Performance: 7/10



  • Polyamide/Spandex blend fabric feels nice
  • Back style hugs and accentuates butt
  • Feels good for long term wear



  • Sizing is off-I could probably wear an XS if it were available
  • No pattern colors available
  • Waistband does not stretch at all


UNB Ryan’s recommendation: If you like tiny, almost not there bikini underwear, this is the pair for you.  The Brazilian Back String Bikini from Daniel Alexander feels great against the skin, doesn’t over-accentuate your package by lifting it out in the front, and feels rather sexy hugging your butt all day.  I love the way it features a tiny Brazilian back with tiny ¼” string sides that would almost be more at home on the beach than under a pair of dress slacks!

I haven’t worn Daniel Alexander in the past, so I decided to give them a try with the Brazilian Back String Bikini.  I am normally a thong wearer, but allow myself to try other things from time to time, and this skimpy bikini sounded like it would fit the bill.  If I’m not going to wear a thong, I typically want to wear the slinkiest pair of underwear that I can find.  This style from Daniel Alexander was definitely tiny!  I looked forward to wearing this pair after placing my order, and planned to wear them first on a normal workday as I do most of my new styles.

I have worn these underwear numerous times to work, out shopping with the wife, and lounging around the house.  For leisurely activities, these work great, but they are pretty tiny and don’t really offer much support, so I don’t think they’d be very well suited for wearing to workout or on a run.  These feel great against the skin, and gently hug your package and butt.  The only downfall to the style is the material used for the waistband isn’t very stretchy, so they don’t fit as tightly as I like.

These underwear are constructed very well-after numerous outings in them I haven’t noticed any stretching or stitching coming unraveled.  The fabric used is a polyamide/spandex blend that feels nice against the skin, and doesn’t require any special care.  The pouch on this pair is a flat front design, so you can feel free to wear these under any type of pants without the fear of them showing off too much.  The pouch holds your package in a downward position and is not a push out design.  The rear of the suit is a Brazilian design and doesn’t cover very much.  They feature a flat coverage back and are not gathered or bunched in the rear.  I like the fact that they are as skimpy as they are-it’s exactly what I was looking for in a Brazilian cut.

I bought these in a size small, as I do all of my underwear.  I normally wear a size 31-32 in dress pants and have found that for most styles a small fits me well.  This style is an exception-they fit well everywhere other than the waist.  I think it is due to the material used for the waistband not being very stretchy.  If I had to make any suggestions to Daniel Alexander concerning this style I would recommend that they replace the waistband with a different style or fabric.

In the past, I wouldn’t of really been too excited about a simple bikini style like this one.  However, after reviewing a couple of pairs, I am a Brazilian bikini fan!  If you like small bikinis, don’t let this one pass you by.  The only downfalls to this pair of underwear are the straps not being very stretchy and the sizing being off.  If you wear a larger size, give this pair a try and perhaps size down when ordering.  Drop me a line in the comments if you try a pair!

BRAND: Daniel Alexander
PAIR: Brazilian Bikini
COLORS: The pair I reviewed was purple, these are also available in red, blue, black, and a variety of dual color combinations.
FABRIC: 86% Polyamide 14% Spandex

COST: $17.33 through Daniel Alexander online store or Amazon for $18.20
Where to buy: Daniel Alexander or Amazon


I’m sure you’ve all heard of the old adage: “it’s too good to be true”. It’s been applied to a myriad situations and circumstances, but usually refers to some kind of assessment of a potentially spectacular payoff for a very minimal price. This was what I was faced with when I ordered the David Archy Men’s 4 pack Micromodal Air Sexy bikini briefs from

So the choice presented to me was as follows: the bikini briefs are described as manufactured of “90% Austria Lenzing MicroModal Air/10% Japanese ROICA spandex”. I have no idea what those fabrics are, nor had I ever heard of the brand. Stating that a garment is made out of European and Japanese fabrics was enough to pique my interest. According to Amazon, I get four pairs for the rather low price of $19.99. So this is where the quandary originated: an unknown company offering what seemed like top notch garments in nice fabrics at a low price. Everyone say it with me, “sounds too good to be true.”


As I mentioned, these bikinis were ordered from Amazon the same time that I ordered some other garments. Including my previously reviewed pair of CR7 briefs. I know that there are a lot of foreign sellers on Amazon, and the site serves as sort of a middleman for goods coming from all around the world. I’m typically skeptical if I think that I have to process a transaction with a company that comes from a country where there is a lack of transparency or if that country is known for fraudulent activity. But because I conducted the transaction through Amazon, I did feel confident enough to process the transaction knowing that I had some recourse available to me through the company.

The bikini briefs were one of the first things that were delivered to me, out of all the orders that I made that day, which impressed the heck out of me. It beat other American based resellers. I should also mention that it was also available in other solid colors like light blue, royal blue,

It was packaged in a nice, plain box (1) that had just enough graphics to suggest that someone spent a hot second on graphic design. This kind of thoughtfulness, from beginning to end, connects me to a brand in a way that makes me think I am getting value for my dollar and that the brand isn’t some kind of fly by night or counterfeiting operation.

Upon unboxing I immediately noticed the silky feel of the garment. I couldn’t verify if what I was feeling was Austrian micromodal, but it did feel very soft and light weight. It essentially was a plain red bikini with little touches that differentiated it from, say, an old school Jockey Elance brief.

There’s a little bit of contrast stitching (2) near the waist of the garment and a suggestion (3) of an anatomical pouch that seemed more appropriate for the modestly endowed gentleman. While skimpy in the front, with 1.25” sides (4), the back had pretty full coverage for those of you with concerns of the back creeping into a less then desirable place.

I actually put it through double the amount of wear I would usually put a pair of undies through. I wore it all day to work and then on a run. For the former activity, there were no problems whatsoever. The bikini actually seemed to disappear. The latter, however, was somewhat more problematic. The anatomical pouch of the bikini made everything want to move front and center, and created a noticeable bulge in my running shorts. I was just “eh” about it, but for those of you concerned with that kind of thing, you have now been warned.

All in all, I strongly recommend the David Archy bikini. It is a solidly constructed garment, in some nice colors, that stood up well to both every day wear and athletic use. And at $5 a pop, it might just be too good to be true.