UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: GREGG HOMME KAOS BRIEF

Gregg Homme Kaos Brief
Gregg Homme Kaos Brief
Gregg Homme Kaos Brief
Gregg Homme Kaos Brief
Gregg Homme Kaos Brief
Gregg Homme Kaos Brief
Gregg Homme Kaos Brief
Gregg Homme Kaos Brief
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $34.95
Line Name: Kaos
Available Sizes: XS->XL

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


As is typical for Gregg Homme, the unique fabric is the primary draw on this garment. The print and delicate transparent stripes provide a daring visual that stands out but also maintains masculine qualities that provides just the right balance.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


Gregg Homme has been using paper-like tags attached to the inside of their garments for a while and they really could use an upgrade. Alternatively I wouldn’t mind the paper tags if they were easy to remove but they are securely stitched into the garment making that difficult.
OVERALL GRADE
A-

MATERIAL

This is an incredibly light-weight fabric that makes this well-suited for bedroom/erotic-wear uses. The print doesn't conform to a specific animal and depending on your interpretation it could almost be a combination of cheetah, leopard and snakeskin. The colors in the print are nicely saturated with tones that are subtle and not "loud" to the eye. The print is very crisp with sharp definition on all the tonal edges. Adding to the erotic nature of this material is the fact that it has alternating stripes of transparency. Interestingly enough the combination of the print and the solid stripes lends a fairly modest view to the skin underneath since there's so much visual-pattern interference going on.
FABRIC TYPE
88% POLYAMIDE (NYLON) 12% SPANDEX BLEND
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
       
MULTICOLORED YELLOW, BLUE
AND BLACK PRINT
MATERIAL GRADE
A+

STRETCH

NONE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
VERY HIGH
3.0

MATERIAL WEIGHT

VERY LIGHT
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
VERY HEAVY
2.0

FEATURES

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


FIT

The back seat of this brief is not quite full coverage and will bare some of your lower backside depending on how curvy your figure is. The front pouch is an interesting design that favors a good side profile although I'm not entirely sure about the front shaping, it's just a little off in my opinion. There's a pretty generous amount of room up front although the fabric doesn't stretch a huge amount so it might feel a bit restrictive for the well-endowed man. As mentioned the pouch has a fairly aggressive curve to the front which is accomplished with a center seam running down the single-layer front.

I'm not quite sure if it's the stitching itself or more likely the thread used but I seemed to feel the roughness of the waistband at the seam going all around the circumference of the brief more so that I'm used to. Like most Gregg Homme underwear I'd say this brief runs true to size with the medium range fitting me just as well as most other underwear styles.
FIT GRADE
B+

POUCH SIZE

EXTRA-TIGHT
SNUG
REGULAR
ROOMY
EXTRA-ROOMY
7.0

SIZE

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


DESIGN & STYLE

This is an interesting brief design with the very slim sides and low-rise of a mini-brief while maintaining an exposed elastic waistband in a dark black contrasting color of a more standard, classic brief. Interestingly this brief employs a low-profile elastic waistband which is not common for men's underwear. The microfiber elastic band has Gregg Homme lettering repeating all the way around the waist and is seamed at the back. If there's one stand-out design choice of this brief it has to be the fabric and associated print. There's no equivalent style or design out there and it's rare to find such a unique item for men's underwear.

The infamous Gregg Homme paper tag is anchored at the base of the waistband in the back and includes all the standard information for wash/care and material contents. I'd much prefer a higher-quality execution for the tag, something in a more forgiving fabric material would be a major upgrade.

Your best uses for this brief are as erotic-wear, special-night out or other unique occasions where a keen display of style and skin is desired.

Pricing on this item is fairly standard for Gregg Homme and falls into what I'd call the Premium level. I do think that at this price point a bit more finesse on the tag and the stitching is warranted.
DESIGN & STYLE GRADE
A-

STYLE PERSONALITY

CONSERVATIVE
MODEST
CONFIDENT
DARING
EXTREME
7.0

RECOMMENDED USES

ATHLETIC
EROTIC
LOUNGING
SLEEPWEAR
NIGHT OUT
ALL-DAY
OFFICE

VALUE

THRIFTY
AFFORDABLE
PREMIUM
LUXURY
EXTRAVAGANT
6.0


CONSTRUCTION & CARE

The very nature of the fabric used for this brief means durability is going to take a hit. I wouldn't expect this fabric will hold up under vigorous wear under rough clothes like denim jeans without suffering some degradation of the fibers. Likewise, repeated wash and dry cycles are going to take their toll on this brief more readily than other every-day wear briefs made of cotton blends. Although machine washable, I'd be careful to not put this brief in with other rough items like denim pants or articles of clothing with zippers and buttons.

DURABILITY GRADE
B+

DURABILITY

FRAGILE
DELICATE
AVERAGE
STRONG
HIGH PERFORMANCE
2.0

GARMENT CARE

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

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PRODUCT PAGE

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PUBLICATION SUMMARY



In depth review of the Gregg Homme Kaos Brief
Gregg Homme Kaos Men's Brief
Date Published: 08/24/2013
As is typical for Gregg Homme, the unique fabric is the primary draw on this garment. The print and delicate transparent stripes provide a daring visual that stands out but also maintains masculine qualities that provides just the right balance.
4.5 / 5 stars
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