UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: 2XIST LIFT NO SHOW BRIEF

2Xist Lift No Show Brief
2Xist Lift No Show Brief
2Xist Lift No Show Brief
2Xist Lift No Show Brief
2Xist Lift No Show Brief
2Xist Lift No Show Brief
2Xist Lift No Show Brief
2Xist Lift No Show Brief
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $24.00
Line Name: N/A
Available Sizes: S->XL

Shapewear for men was once an odd anomaly in the marketplace but it's a category of underwear that has grown over the last few years with several designers trying out new lines dedicated to helping men hide and shape their bodies. The Lift No Show brief from 2Xist is just one item in a full range of shapewear that includes all sorts of elastic-enhanced designs that compress, lift, maximize and/or otherwise work to aid your look.

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


My favorite aspect of this brief would be the fusion of function and fit that manage to employ two separate mechanisms that enhance your curves while still maintaining wearability throughout the day.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


The pouch feels a bit more constricting than it should which can counter some of the benefits of the lifting technology.
OVERALL GRADE
A-

MATERIAL

There are actually two different fabrics employed to make up this brief. The main fabric that consists of the back and outward facing pouch is a cotton spandex blend which is smooth and stretchable making for good all-day wearability.

The cotton material is fairly light-weight and stretches a good amount in both horizontal and vertical directions thanks to the spandex. I might have preferred a bit heavier weight on the fabric but it does look and feel like a premium material.

The other fabric is on the inside of the pouch used to create the lift and support panel. This fabric is an open mesh fabric which has about the same level of stretch as the main fabric.

In most stores you'll find just the white and black color but I did find one website that sold the red color as well. More discussion of the color options can be found in the "Design and Style" section.

My general impression is that this is a good material that serves its purpose well and I'd give it a solid "A-" grade.
FABRIC TYPE
90% COTTON
10% SPANDEX
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
       
WHITE, BLACK, RED
MATERIAL GRADE
A-

STRETCH

NONE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
VERY HIGH
6.0

MATERIAL WEIGHT

VERY LIGHT
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
VERY HEAVY
5.0

FEATURES

SWEAT WICKING
STRETCH
SUSTAINABLE
KEEP WARM
QUICK DRYING
ANTI-PILL
BREATHABLE


FIT

More than most other types of briefs this item from 2Xist has a lot of design and construction dedicated to fit. Starting on the back there is a 1" wide fully-covered elastic band that is meant to help lift the lower part of your butt and provide more shape. Personally I've never been sure how much benefit there is to lifting the lower part of one's butt since the real curve affect is going to be created by the definition of the upper curve. Setting aside my questions regarding where the best benefits to butt-lifting are to be had, I'd say this brief's design does a good job of helping to secure your rear and shape it in a flattering way that is also wearable and comfortable. There's no real effective way of hiding the extra wide elastic in back but this brief does a good job of not making the mechanism seem visually obtrusive to the eye. Without knowing better a casual observer might just assume the reinforcement is a design element.

The front pouch is where the other lifting and enhancement properties of this brief come into play. Similar to the Aussiebum Wonderjock and the Andrew Christian Show It designs, this brief has a special "U" shaped panel of fabric that is meant to pull your balls and penis up and forward away from your body in order to enhance your genital profile. Generally speaking this type of mechanism can be very helpful in increasing the visual prominence of your package and making the best of your given assets. The one challenge I have with this brief is that the front pouch is not cut particularly generous so there's a bit of a tradeoff with the "push out" effect vs. the compression back effect of the pouch. Just a big more room in front would help the overall comfort and feel of this brief and prevent the pouch from feeling more snug than it may need to. For all-day wear you might find the lifting mechanism less comfortable than a similar brief without so it's a slight tradeoff between comfort and enhancement you'll be making -which isn't uncommon.

The waistband is a solidly designed microfiber elastic which does a good job of keeping the brief in place through regular daily activity. The interior of the wiastband is a nice, high-end brushed microfiber that is very soft to the touch. The overall fit of this brief feels true-to-size with the medium fitting my body well.
FIT GRADE
B+

POUCH SIZE

EXTRA-TIGHT
SNUG
REGULAR
ROOMY
EXTRA-ROOMY
4.0

SIZE

RUNS A FULL SIZE SMALL
SLIGHTLY SMALL
REGULAR
SLIGHTLY LARGE
RUNS A FULL SIZE LARGE
5.0


DESIGN & STYLE

2Xist has branched out over time into more fanciful and colorful colors, materials and patterns but they are still well known for modern, sleek and masculine styles that speak to their core original design ethos. The Shape line of underwear from 2Xist has a nicely understated visual appeal with classic lines accented by a steel gray waistband sporting bright metallic racing stripes. The waistband sports a large, bold 2Xist logo centered in the front with the stripes running all the way around the rest of the band. On the interior-back of the brief you'll find a nice fabric logo patch and associated tag that appear high-quality and match the metallic gray tones of the rest of the waistband design.

It seems like black and white are the most common colors which works for the every-day appeal of this line. The red color appears to be very nice and deeply saturated but unfortunately seems to be a very rare option. I always like options with underwear and I think blue would have been a nice addition to the line but it's by no means a significant detractor to the score here.

The front pouch is dual-layer fabric which keeps things mostly obscured with only mildly visible genital outlines. Although the intent of this brief is to enhance and emphasize your shapes I would say this brief is fairly understated and serves well within the "modest" to "confident" personality.

Pricing on this brief falls into the premium category but considering the additional level of manufacturing and engineering required it still remains within a competitive and justifiable price point.
DESIGN & STYLE GRADE
A

STYLE PERSONALITY

CONSERVATIVE
MODEST
CONFIDENT
DARING
EXTREME
5.0

RECOMMENDED USES

ATHLETIC
EROTIC
LOUNGING
SLEEPWEAR
NIGHT OUT
ALL-DAY
OFFICE

VALUE

THRIFTY
AFFORDABLE
PREMIUM
LUXURY
EXTRAVAGANT
6.0


CONSTRUCTION & CARE

2Xist is a brand known for quality construction and that's particularly important with an item like this with several seams and complex engineering. The various overlays of fabric require more precision on the stitching to result in a clean finish on the seams. The edges all appear very good with straight cuts and I didn't observe any excess threads or haphazard sewing. I liked the attention to detail on the construction which included additional reinforcing on the elastic on the side hips. Of particular note is the excellent work around the pouch which has three layers of fabric and includes multiple types of materials being joined into one seam on the edges of the pouch.

The wash and care instructions say this brief is compatible with machine washing and drying which is a welcome feature. As we all know high heat drying can be harsh on elastics and given the additional elastic used to make the supportive elements of this brief I'd be careful when drying this garment in a machine dryer.
DURABILITY GRADE
A

DURABILITY

FRAGILE
DELICATE
AVERAGE
STRONG
HIGH PERFORMANCE
7.0

GARMENT CARE

MACHINE WASH
MACHINE DRY
AIR DRY
REGULAR DETERGENT
DELICATE DETERGENT
HAND WASH
HIGH TEMP

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