UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: 2XIST EVOLVE ADVANTAGE NO SHOW BRIEF

2Xist Evolve Advantage No Show Brief
2Xist Evolve Advantage No Show Brief
2Xist Evolve Advantage No Show Brief
2Xist Evolve Advantage No Show Brief
2Xist Evolve Advantage No Show Brief
2Xist Evolve Advantage No Show Brief
2Xist Evolve Advantage No Show Brief
2Xist Evolve Advantage No Show Brief
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $11.99
Line Name: Evolve Advantage
Available Sizes: S->XL

The Evolve line of underwear is a mass-market brand created by 2Xist as an exclusive men's underwear line to Target stores and Target.com. The Evolve line has been a very popular and successful business relationship for the two brands over the years. Consumers have benefits by having access to the design style and quality of a premium brand (2Xist) combined with the accessibility and affordability of Target stores.

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


I liked the overall design aesthetic of these briefs which demonstrate how the use of subtle touches can add a great look and premium feel to a classic white brief.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


I had very little to complain about in these briefs except for a minor note that the fit could be tuned to be just a bit better overall.
OVERALL GRADE
A

MATERIAL

Typically with department store underwear 100% cotton is the rule but the advantages of adding just a bit of spandex to cotton are obvious and it's great that these Evolve briefs are a comfortable blend of 95% cotton and 5% spandex.

The fabric is noticeable refined and soft to the touch with a nice amount of stretch in all directions. The surface is of course a matte finish with some very fine ribbing evident in the weave of the material.

There was not noticeable difference in the finish or feel of the white brief vs. the dyed, solid color brief and I would say the perform equally well. The fabric is medium-weight with a hint of transparency on the back which is single-layer.

I found this material to be great for all-day wear with good durability and hold and it compares well to much more expensive lines and brands -it's certainly worthy of a solid "A-" score.


FABRIC TYPE
95% COTTON
5% SPANDEX
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
       
WHITE, NAVY (OTHER COLORS
LIKELY AVAILABLE)
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

2Xist has been designing men's underwear for some time now so they have a good handle on how to fit a brief for the male body the right way. The pouch on this brief is a very nicely designed panel construction with double-layer fabric that provides good structure, hold and support. You'll find the pouch is relatively enhancing with a good amount of boost and lift to your genitals. There is enough room in front to accommodate most men with the stretch fabric providing a good amount of "give" so that guys on the smaller range don't feel like they're swimming in these briefs and guys on the larger range shouldn't feel overly confined either.

The elastic-reinforced leg-bands help keep things secure and also prevent unsightly gaps around the pouch edges. The waistband and elastic banded legs are made from similar microfiber elastic which is soft to the touch with a medium amount of stretch that feels just right. The sizing on the Evolve line generally runs true-to-size in my experience and these Advantage briefs were pretty much on target (no pun intended) in my normal medium which is stated to work with a 32-34 inch male waist.

The back on these briefs is quite full-cut and this is where I would say the fit is just a bit off, I think a little less material in the back would have provided a better fit. You'll find the extra material cut in back tends to make this brief rise up higher than other 2Xist No Show briefs. Generally speaking these briefs rise somewhere in-between a full-cut brief and a low-rise brief which is not what you might be expecting given the normally more body-conscious 2Xist fit. The photo on the product packaging shows the waistband hitting lower on the model's hips than what I feel like the reality of the product ends up being. This is a very minor issue and doesn't really negatively affect the score but it's something worth calling out.
FIT GRADE
A-

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
5.0


DESIGN & STYLE

The Evolve design aesthetic has remained relatively consistent over the years with a bold logo treatment woven around the waist and graphic stripe treatments on the waistband and elastic leg-bands. This latest iteration of the Evolve no show brief includes a new combination of stripe colors in navy, red, blue and yellow ont he white and navy versions of the brief. Other stripe colors may appear on other colors but I haven't seen them yet. It should be noted that the trunk version of the Advantage briefs do not have the same stripe colors or pattern.

The modern graphic style of the Evolve logo combined with the contrast striping is appealing without being overwhelming and provides a nice bit of visual contrast to what could otherwise be a very plain brief.

The logo tag in the back of the brief is a premium treatment made from a shiny silver metallic fabric with the logo, size fabric and wash/care information included in black ink. The tag is sewn flat and serves a second duty to cover the mostly flat seam in the back of the waistband.

The 2-pack of these briefs I purchased were in a dark navy and white color combination. I haven't personally seen other color options but I would assume there may be variants out there. The navy color is evenly applied across the fabric with deep saturation and a nice masculine feel.

From a style personality perspective I'd say these are fairly modest briefs with full coverage and double-front fabric in the pouch you won't be providing any excessive displays of genital outlines. The slightly higher rise on the waist and the full-cut back provide ample coverage and won't reveal anything extra that would be considered outside the mainstream.

The extra design touches help improve the wearing scenarios for this brief to include a night out as well as all-day and office wear. These are surprisingly versatile briefs which can work well across functions.

Given the very competitive quality and design the price-point on these 2-pack briefs is quite a steal and puts them squarely in the "Affordable" range.
DESIGN & STYLE GRADE
A

STYLE PERSONALITY

CONSERVATIVE
MODEST
CONFIDENT
DARING
EXTREME
4.0

RECOMMENDED USES

ATHLETIC
EROTIC
LOUNGING
SLEEPWEAR
NIGHT OUT
ALL-DAY
OFFICE

VALUE

THRIFTY
AFFORDABLE
PREMIUM
LUXURY
EXTRAVAGANT
4.0


CONSTRUCTION & CARE

Evolve underwear is typically well-made with quality that far surpasses most affordable, department store brands. The stitching is very clean on the two briefs I purchased straight lines, no errant threads and refined edges on the cuts of the material.

The construction feels very durable as well with extra-sturdy and robust stitching employed on all the important areas including the join to the waistband and on the leg-bands.

These are great every-day wear briefs since they look good but can also withstand some harsher treatment. Machine was and dry are suitable cleaning methods for these briefs and regular detergent will do the trick without causing extra concern about fading the dyes.
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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PRODUCT PAGE

Target.com Link
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PUBLICATION SUMMARY



In depth review of the Evolve Advantage No Show Brief by 2Xist men's underwear.
2Xist Evolve Advantage No Show Brief
Date Published: 04/01/2014
I liked the overall design aesthetic of these briefs which demonstrate how the use of subtle touches can add a great look and premium feel to a classic white brief.
5 / 5 stars
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