UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: JOCKEY STAY DRY COTTON STRETCH SLIM FIT BRIEF

Jockey Stay Dry Cotton Stretch Slim Fit Brief
Jockey Stay Dry Cotton Stretch Slim Fit Brief
Jockey Stay Dry Cotton Stretch Slim Fit Brief
Jockey Stay Dry Cotton Stretch Slim Fit Brief
Jockey Stay Dry Cotton Stretch Slim Fit Brief
Jockey Stay Dry Cotton Stretch Slim Fit Brief
Jockey Stay Dry Cotton Stretch Slim Fit Brief
Jockey Stay Dry Cotton Stretch Slim Fit Brief
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $21.00
Line Name: Stay Dry Cotton Stretch Slim Fit
Available Sizes: S->2XL

Jockey is one of oldest men's underwear brands available across the globe today. Their products have evolved significantly over time to offer a range of styles. For this review I'm taking a closer look at a modern update to the classic white brief.
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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


I think the construction and durability of this brief are worth highlighting as it scored well in that review criteria -especially for the value price point.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


I had some noticeable negative callouts in this review regarding the fit of this brief. The front pouch was a disappointment and I wasn't particularly enthused about the back either. Read more to find out where this brief came up short.
OVERALL GRADE
C

MATERIAL

The blend of the material that this brief is made up of is a common 95% cotton and 5% spandex which lends a good amount of stretch (living up to its name) while maintaining good recovery strength. The weight of the fabric is lighter than average with a bit more transparency than the average every-day-wear cotton blend.

The surface feel of this material was not as soft as some other department store brand offerings that I've tried and I think Jockey could have done better. The material texture left me with a feeling of "cheapness" to the overall brief and significantly lowered the score in this category.

Although "stay dry" is in the product name I really can't say I noticed any really unique performance or effect from this brief that convinced me its moisture-wicking properties were any better than a standard cotton blend.

FABRIC TYPE
95% COTTON
5% SPANDEX
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
       
WHITE, BLACK, DARK GRAY BLUE,
LIGHT GRAY BLUE, DARK BLUE,
OLIVE GREEN, LIGHT BLUE,
AND GRAY BLUE
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

I've found Jockey underwear tends to be very hit or miss when it comes to fit. Some styles offer great all-day-comfort while others are more middle-of-the-road. Rarely do I find Jockey underwear to merit high marks in shape enhancement. In the case of this brief I have to say unfortunately I wasn't particularly enthused about the fit or enhancement of this underwear item.

Starting with the high points, the waist fit is actually quite good with a true-to-fit size that worked well for my normal medium range. The waistband is secure but offers a very nice level of stretch to accommodate a good amount of movement and size differentiation across body types. The waistband itself is a microfiber elastic with a brushed interior face that I give high marks to for touchability and comfort.

Turning to the areas I was less pleased with on the brief I found the front fit for your package in this brief to be seriously lacking in comfort and enhancement with a dual-fabric-layer design that is cut in such a way that your profile is flattened out and your balls are pulled just slightly back between your legs (never a good thing).

Also in the negatives category the fit of the back on this brief became noticeable "saggy" after a relatively short amount of wearing. Considering I have a more rounded backside than what could be considered "average" the fact that this brief was beginning to sag for me is disconcerting.

While the leg-bands are pretty decent in terms of fit with the right amount of stretch the way the overall cut of this brief is engineered there were noticeable gaps around the lower side edges of the pouch in front which I've never felt is a particularly flattering look and it tends to not feel as comfortable as I'd like.

The final downside on this brief that I found was that even though these are marketed as "low-rise" I found the overall fit to be quite high on my waist and thus much more realistically labeled a "full-rise" brief. A full-rise brief isn't inherently a bad thing but it's not good to market a fit as one thing and then deliver a significantly different experience to the wearer.

Overall I was not particularly happy with the fit of this brief and as a consequence I have to award it a low "C-" grade.
FIT GRADE
C-

POUCH SIZE

EXTRA-TIGHT
SNUG
REGULAR
ROOMY
EXTRA-ROOMY
4.0

SIZE

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


DESIGN & STYLE

Jockey has worked hard to evolve their underwear brand and materials to offer more interesting design and style options for their core consumer. In the case of this low rise brief you have a few color options beyond the basics of white and black but I would say nothing in the current lineup that's going to catch your eye. In my initial findings I would say it's almost impossible to find anything but the all-white color options in local department stores but direct from Jockey.com you'll find additional muted but pleasantly masculine options with several variations of blue as well as an olive color.

The waistband is where most of the design points are going to come from on this brief since it is an otherwise very conservative garment. Bold contrast Jockey text logos are repeated all the way around along the waistband and are accented with some nice stripes at the top and bottom.

You'll see the other waistband-centered design aspect in the flat-sewn fabric tag which is made from a smooth, shiny fabric that has all the size, care and manufacture information printed in black ink. The tag in back is nicely executed and contributes well to the overall score.

Given the rather high rise, full coverage back and double-layer front I'd label these briefs as "Conservative" as far as the personality rating. There's not much in this brief I'd say was intentionally "sexy" (not always required for a good score) and it's not premium enough for special occasions so I'd say this makes for a good all-day wear option in the office.

Jockey typically delivers well in the "Value" category and at just a hair over $10 per pair you're getting a good return on your investment in terms of a wearable pair of underwear with decent fabric and good construction.
DESIGN & STYLE GRADE
B

STYLE PERSONALITY

CONSERVATIVE
MODEST
CONFIDENT
DARING
EXTREME
2.0

RECOMMENDED USES

ATHLETIC
EROTIC
LOUNGING
SLEEPWEAR
NIGHT OUT
ALL-DAY
OFFICE

VALUE

THRIFTY
AFFORDABLE
PREMIUM
LUXURY
EXTRAVAGANT
4.0


CONSTRUCTION & CARE

Depending on the line I have found Jockey underwear to be anywhere from "average" to "very good" in the construction category. This particular line seems to run on the higher-end side of the quality spectrum with very clean stitching in precise parallel lines. The edges of the fabric cuts were expertly finished with barely any noticeable variation across the entire length of the waistband.

Given that these are very much an every-day-wear brief it's to be expected the wash and care regimen should be straight-forward. According to the official information on the tag you can machine wash and dry but regular bleach is not recommended. No special detergents seem necessary or warranted when washing these briefs so I'd say they are fairly easy-care garments that don't require any "fussy" handling.
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

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PUBLICATION SUMMARY



In depth review of the Jockey Stay Dry Cotton Stretch Slim Fit Brief
Jockey Men's Brief
Date Published: 08/03/2014
I had some noticeable negative callouts in this review regarding the fit of this brief. The front pouch was a disappointment and I wasn't particularly enthused about the back either. Read more to find out where this brief came up short.
2 / 5 stars
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