UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: CANDYMAN FLUORESCENT G-STRING

Candyman G-String
Candyman G-String
Candyman G-String
Candyman G-String
Candyman G-String
Candyman G-String
Candyman G-String
Candyman G-String
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $10.00
Line Name: Fluorescent
Available Sizes: S->XL

Candyman has established itself as a label that offers an offbeat, often fun and sometimes irreverent take on a variety of men's underwear. From novelty costume-wear to basic briefs, Candyman underwear provides plenty of choice for the potential buyer.

This review takes a closer look at one of Candyman's basic core offerings which is a minimal g-string in bright neon colors which is similar but different from the version available in more muted tones.

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


The available color selection provides options for the guy interested in an eye-catching, bright and fun color from neon orange to intense pink.

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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


The overall fit and engineering of this brief is a complete miss and totally ruins the wearability of this g-string.
OVERALL GRADE
D

MATERIAL

The material of this g-string is a smooth and highly stretchable nylon spandex blend which works very nicely as an underwear material. The weight of the material is very light giving an airy and minimal feel to the g-string.

The surface finish of the fabric is faintly ribbed and mostly matte with just a hint of some sheen to the surface. The string part of the underwear is made from the same material as the pouch and thus matches the color exactly. Other than the fun range of colors and the high degree of stretch I wouldn't call out anything particularly special about the fabric which is functional and wearable.

FABRIC TYPE
84% NYLON 16% SPANDEX
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
PINK, GREEN, ORANGE AND YELLOW
MATERIAL GRADE
B+

STRETCH

NONE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
VERY HIGH
7.0

MATERIAL WEIGHT

VERY LIGHT
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
VERY HEAVY
4.0

FEATURES

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


FIT

G-string styles can be a very challenging item to engineer just right. Despite what seems like a simple task, it's easy to go off the rails when designing the cut of a g-string which can result in a poor fit that serves very little functional use. In this case, Candyman underwear unfortunately missed the mark and went off the rails by a wide margin resulting in a really low score.

Starting first with the overall sizing, I had read many reviews that said this g-string ran large so I ordered a size down. That was definitely a good idea since the strings are very flimsy with what appears to be no elastic reinforcement. The tension of the straps is almost nonexistent resulting in a lackluster overall fit when it comes to anchoring the pouch base.

Speaking of the pouch, the lack of any tension on the sides which have no elastic reinforcement results in a loose, ill-fitting and nearly pointless design. You'll be slipping in and out of the pouch with minimal usage or movement despite sizing down.

As a "feature" the pouch is not attached to the string so you can marginally adjust the coverage by sliding the edges in or out along the string. While the concept might be interesting, it really doesn't matter or work that well considering the fabric is loose and doesn't really stay in any particular configuration.
FIT GRADE
F

POUCH SIZE

EXTRA-TIGHT
SNUG
REGULAR
ROOMY
EXTRA-ROOMY
5.0

SIZE

RUNS A FULL SIZE SMALL
SLIGHTLY SMALL
REGULAR
SLIGHTLY LARGE
RUNS A FULL SIZE LARGE
10.0


DESIGN & STYLE

There isn't much to the design of a g-string but there can still be ways to innovate or add a little extra visual flair. In this case Candyman kept to the basics which involve a bright array of neon colors and no other design enhancements. On the plus side the g-string matches the pouch color exactly so you have a nice visual continuity between all the elements.

There is a set of wash/care and size tags attached to the interior of the pouch in a slightly awkward point at the center seam. The placement of the tags is somewhat inconvenient as it disrupts the feel of the pouch in an inopportune location. The tags are a plastic-paper material which isn't too obtrusive but I think fabric would have been nicer and preferably anchored at the edge or waist of the g-string.

G-strings are by their nature going to fall into the more "daring" category and the single-layer pouch combined with the thin fabric will certainly reveal contours quite readily. Perhaps more revealing than the thinness of the fabric in the pouch is simply the amount of gaping at the sides that will undoubtedly show more than you probably intended.

At just $10 per pair you might consider this underwear item a steal but since you can't really use it as underwear it ends up being a waste of money, just less of a waste than an item that might cost more.
DESIGN & STYLE GRADE
C+

STYLE PERSONALITY

CONSERVATIVE
MODEST
CONFIDENT
DARING
EXTREME
8.0

RECOMMENDED USES

ATHLETIC
EROTIC
LOUNGING
SLEEPWEAR
NIGHT OUT
ALL-DAY
OFFICE

VALUE

THRIFTY
AFFORDABLE
PREMIUM
LUXURY
EXTRAVAGANT
3.0


CONSTRUCTION & CARE

The construction of this item wasn't exactly top-notch with some noticeable roughness on the cut of the fabric and the stitching was haphazard in certain areas. The g-string itself was sewn fairly well with clean lines but the top of the pouch revealed uneven stitching that left loose threads or threads that didn't even make it through to the fabric layers in some spots.

The flimsy nature of this g-string combined with the construction doesn't instill a lot of confidence in the long-term durability of this item and it really feels more like a disposable underwear item rather than a serious entry in the g-string field.

The synthetic material should hold up to machine washing although the instructions say to hand-wash only. Depending on how serious you are about the longevity of your item I am willing to bet you could delicate wash this in the machine without any serious detrimental affects to the item.
DURABILITY GRADE
C+

DURABILITY

FRAGILE
DELICATE
AVERAGE
STRONG
HIGH PERFORMANCE
4.0

GARMENT CARE

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

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