UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: JOCKEY SEAMLESS WAISTBAND BRIEF

Jockey Seamless Waistband Brief
Jockey Seamless Waistband Brief
Jockey Seamless Waistband Brief
Jockey Seamless Waistband Brief
Jockey Seamless Waistband Brief
Jockey Seamless Waistband Brief
Jockey Seamless Waistband Brief
Jockey Seamless Waistband Brief
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $22.50 (2-pack)
Line Name: Seamless Waistband
Available Sizes: S->XL

Although most of us see Jockey Underwear in the department store shelves all the time it's interesting to note that in many cases we're only seeing a very small subset of designs and styles that Jockey produces. Depending on the region you may only see the basic line of Jockey cotton underwear in the boxerbrief style and nothing else. It's a good idea to explore the Jockey website where you can find a lot of other styles that Jockey produces. The seamless waistband line is probably one of those items you've rarely seen in stores but surprisingly, it's a very old design that's been around for almost 10 years now. This is one of my more favored affordable underwear options so check out the review and see why I gave it high marks.

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


The nice overall fit and design of this brief proves a traditional brief from a department store brand can hold its own against even the most premium underwear.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


I didn't find anything in the grading criteria that merits calling out as a negative aspect of this brief so it's definitely worth checking a pair or two out for yourself.
OVERALL GRADE
A-

MATERIAL

100% cotton can be a tricky material to work with. Often it doesn't stretch enough or the surface feel is not as soft as a cotton spandex blend. Luckily Jockey managed to source a functional and very wearable 100% cotton fabric for this brief. The surface has a slight ribbing which allows for a medium level of stretch along the horizontal direction of the brief. Along the vertical direction there is little to no stretch allowed but luckily along that axis of the brief it's not much of an issue.

The surface has a bit of texture due to the ribbed weave but the touch is still relatively soft and perfectly comfortable for all-day wear. The finish is (not surprisingly) matte with solid colors appearing evenly saturated.

The fabric is a medium weight bordering on light-weight with light passing through when held up to illumination even in the dark colors.
FABRIC TYPE
100% COTTON
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
     
     
WHITE, GRAY, BLACK, NAVY,
GREEN STRIPE, BLUE, PURPLE,
TURQUOISE, MAROON/GRAY
STRIPE
MATERIAL GRADE
B+

STRETCH

NONE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
VERY HIGH
4.0

MATERIAL WEIGHT

VERY LIGHT
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
VERY HEAVY
5.0

FEATURES

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


FIT

I don't think Jockey gets as much praise for their fit design as they should given the performance of this brief. The waist fits nicely with the substantial waistband providing a secure fit that runs true-to-size. It's interesting to note that the bulk of the waistband is not actually reinforced with elastic, it's just the main body of the fabric doubled over. The waist does have elastic at the lower baseline of the waistband but it's much narrower at about 3/8" in height. This design has the advantage of avoiding any less than flattering "muffin-top" visuals since the looser tension of the upper part of the fabric-based waistband helps to disguise any compression points.

The rise is around low to medium rise without any unnecessary excess fabric in the back seat thus avoiding any sagging issues. The pouch design is a dual-layer, two-panel design that provides a reasonable amount of room for the average guy. The design of the pouch isn't exceptionally enhancing, lifting or shaping but it does a good job of giving you room in front and feeling supported and comfortable across a variety of activities. The leg-bands of this brief are reinforced with fairly heavy-duty elastic which prevents any unsightly gaps on the edges of the pouch.
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

This brief by Jockey is fairly low-key in the style department with a clean and minimalist design accented with a simple Jockey text logo patch in front. The patch is woven fabric in contrast black and white and provides a welcome interruption of an otherwise fairly plain brief. The extra wide waistband provides a nice substantial look to the brief which conveys a sense of masculinity and durability.

The wash/care information is employed via a printed block of text on the interior-back of the waistband which does a great job of avoiding any risks of irritation from a potential fabric or worse, paper tag. The text is clear to read although I think with just a few wash and wear cycles this printing will rub off and disintegrate.

Jockey offers the seamless waistband brief in a 2-pack that is always available in all-white or gray/black options but there are seasonal color choices as well. The solid colors and stripe combinations are all fairly dark, saturated and masculine in appearance.

The coverage and style of this brief trends towards the "modest" style personality as you aren't showing anything that wouldn't be considered mainstream when you wear this brief. The double-front pouch prevents any prominent genital outlines from showing through.

The 100% cotton blend fabric and overall look of this brief makes it best for all-day and office wear although I think in a stretch it could be good even for athletic activities. It's not quite fashion-forward enough to qualify for a "night out" or "erotic" kind of brief and I think there are softer and more stretchable fabrics to better use for lounging and sleepwear.

The value on these briefs is very good considering you get 2 pairs for $22.50. Jockey frequently offers sales on their underwear and you can easily get these down to less than $10 per pair.
DESIGN & STYLE GRADE
B+

STYLE PERSONALITY

CONSERVATIVE
MODEST
CONFIDENT
DARING
EXTREME
3.0

RECOMMENDED USES

ATHLETIC
EROTIC
LOUNGING
SLEEPWEAR
NIGHT OUT
ALL-DAY
OFFICE

VALUE

THRIFTY
AFFORDABLE
PREMIUM
LUXURY
EXTRAVAGANT
3.0


CONSTRUCTION & CARE

Sometimes Jockey Underwear construction can be hit or miss but these briefs were very well made and I had little concern with the durability or craftsmanship. The seams were clean with straight stitching that never wandered from the precise lines and edges. Occasionally you can spot a little errant loose thread but only if you're being extremely critical. The elastic covered fabric feels strong and securely sewn into the leg-bands and waistband as well.

According to the instructions you can machine wash and machine dry these briefs which is a welcome aspect since you rarely want your all-day wear underwear to require high maintenance. Colors can use regular detergent while whites will stand up to some bleaching although that will always shorten the lifespan of your fabric.
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

WHERE TO BUY

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STORE/WEBSITE

PRODUCT PAGE

Jockey.com Link
Jockey.com (colors) Link
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PUBLICATION SUMMARY



In depth review of the Jockey Seamless Waistband Brief men's underwear.
Jockey Seamless Waistband Brief
Date Published: 01/19/2014
The nice overall fit and design of this brief proves a traditional brief from a department store brand can hold its own against even the most premium underwear.
4.5 / 5 stars
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