UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: JM SKINZ THONG

Life Underwear Microfiber Low Rise Brief
Life Underwear Microfiber Low Rise Brief
Life Underwear Microfiber Low Rise Brief
Life Underwear Microfiber Low Rise Brief
Life Underwear Microfiber Low Rise Brief
Life Underwear Microfiber Low Rise Brief
Life Underwear Microfiber Low Rise Brief
Life Underwear Microfiber Low Rise Brief
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $18.00
Line Name: Skinz
Available Sizes: S->XL

JM Underwear is a brand that has withstood the test of time as a provider of premium, high-quality men's underwear that is easy to wear, reasonably priced and durable. As a more conservative underwear brand JM has chosen not to go towards flashy or risque materials or designs and instead adheres to classic lines and modern styles. The Skinz line has been around for many years and represents one of their staples available year-round.

The overall quality, fit and design of this thong hits all the right notes and it earned a top score in my evaluation -a purchase I believe few will regret.

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


My favorite aspect has got to be the fit -it's supportive, enhancing, comfortable and provides plenty of visual appeal.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


There's really no downsides to this thong so I have nothing to note here.
OVERALL GRADE
A+

MATERIAL

The Skinz line from JM is a very nice polyester blend that has a high degree of spandex mixed in to create a smooth texture that is stretchable without being flimsy. The fabric feels durable with a higher degree of thickness than some other polyester blends I've felt in men's underwear. The material flexes and moves well but always returns to its original shape making it good for a wide range of uses. Beyond stretch I don't see too many other specific features of this fabric but that's not a requirement in order for it to earn a high grade.

The available colors are understated and masculine with good saturation and coverage across the exterior and interior of the thong. I own the white, black and maroon versions of this thong purchased over different years and the material quality and performance has remained consistent in every version I own.

FABRIC TYPE
Polyester Spandex Fabric
86% POLYESTER
14% SPANDEX
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
       
BLACK, WHITE, MAROON AND BLUE
MATERIAL GRADE
A

STRETCH

NONE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
VERY HIGH
7.0

MATERIAL WEIGHT

VERY LIGHT
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
VERY HEAVY
6.0

FEATURES

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


FIT

Thongs can be at tricky cut to design and there's plenty of areas where things can go wrong. Often manufacturers don't pay attention to the pouch or the strap design and end up making something sub-par that doesn't really flatter a man's anatomy. Luckily JM seems to have gotten the formula down very well with a great fit that does everything right.

I've always been impressed with the pouch on JM underwear and the Skinz line is a great example of good engineering. The pouch is structured with just the right curve to provide lift without feeling excessive and room that is good for most guys. Average guys won't feel like they're swimming in the pouch and the stretch of the fabric will accommodate guys on the slightly larger side as well. I like the coverage on the pouch which doesn't leave any unsightly gaps on the edges and the reinforced covered elastic keeps everything in place without being too snug.

A big plus for me is the double-lined front pouch which isn't entirely common with men's thongs and is very welcome here. The center-seamed pouch with two layers of fabric creates a more "solid" and durable feel to the pouch and conveys a premium feel to the structure.

The strap in back is just the right level of tension to anchor the base of the pouch in front without pulling things back too tightly. The smooth fabric helps prevent any irritation when wearing the thong strap in back.

The waistband fits securely and conveys the proper feeling like this thong won't just slip off arbitrarily. The rise on the waist of this thong is a nice low-rise (but not too low) design that works well under regular pants or jeans. The overall fit of this thong runs true-to-size with the mediums I've purchased in the past consistently working well for myself.
FIT GRADE
A+

POUCH SIZE

EXTRA-TIGHT
SNUG
REGULAR
ROOMY
EXTRA-ROOMY
6.0

SIZE

RUNS A FULL SIZE SMALL
SLIGHTLY SMALL
REGULAR
SLIGHTLY LARGE
RUNS A FULL SIZE LARGE
6.0


DESIGN & STYLE

As I mentioned earlier in this review JM Underwear is about functional, modern and sleek men's underwear without extra design flourishes or extreme "loudness". The Skinz line is about simplicity and functionality without a lot of visual flash which is a good thing in this case. The core colors are good for daily wear and the dark red and blue are effectively masculine while still providing a little personality beyond the basic black and white options.

The one nod to a visual design is the small JM graphic logo patch on the center-front of the waistband which adds a nice bit of branding so that this thong doesn't look completely generic.

The low rise of this thong is reasonable without being overly revealing and the double-lined fabric in the pouch helps prevent a showing of genital outlines. The overall style and look of this brief is one that works well for a wide range of uses and is a rare case where I believe you could wear this thong at work and for all-day without issues.

At $18 per pair these are definitely not "thrifty" underwear items but I feel like you get your money's worth out of these thongs as the fit is something relatively unique in the men's underwear market that is otherwise not consistently handled with such success as JM has managed.
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

JM underwear is a premium brand and as such the construction is superb. The stitching is strong and incredibly crisp with very precise lines that are straight and consistent on all the edges of the elastic binding. The threads are perfectly color-matched to the fabric and there was not one loose end or rough finish visible on any part of this thong.

You can machine wash these items without using any particular delicate cycles or specialty detergents. Bleaching is not recommended with synthetic fabrics and certainly not with any colored fabrics. I wouldn't put these through excessive high heat in a machine dryer but a regular machine dry cycle won't destroy these either.

DURABILITY GRADE
A+

DURABILITY

FRAGILE
DELICATE
AVERAGE
STRONG
HIGH PERFORMANCE
6.0

GARMENT CARE

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

WHERE TO BUY

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STORE/WEBSITE

PRODUCT PAGE

JM.ca Link
InternationalJock.com Link
Amazon.com Link
TopDrawers.com Link
UnderU4Men.com Link
Wyzman.com Link
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