UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: JOE SNYDER CHEEK HUG JOCKSTRAP

Joe Snyder Cheek Hug Jockstrap
Joe Snyder Cheek Hug Jockstrap
Joe Snyder Cheek Hug Jockstrap
Joe Snyder Cheek Hug Jockstrap
Joe Snyder Cheek Hug Jockstrap
Joe Snyder Cheek Hug Jockstrap
Joe Snyder Cheek Hug Jockstrap
Joe Snyder Cheek Hug Jockstrap
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $26.00-$29.00
Line Name: Cheek
Available Sizes: S->XL

Joe Snyder is a label based out of Mexico that has grown a dedicated fan base by offering a broad range of underwear styles in a myriad of colors from eye-popping neons to subdued tones and even prints. From standard boxers to strapped g-strings you can find at least one style that will suit your underwear mood from Joe Snyder. This review takes a closer look at one of the more unusual styles from the label, something called the "Cheek Hug Boxer".

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


The full range of colors is always a draw with Joe Snyder and I'd say that's another winning aspect in favor of this jockstrap.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


I think there could be some adjustments made to the fit and enhancement of the pouch design to provide the optimum look.
OVERALL GRADE
B+

MATERIAL

Over the lifetime of its existence, Joe Snyder has reliably kept to a nylon spandex blend fabric for their underwear line with some exceptions made for the mesh and lace versions of their underwear. This is a medium-weight synthetic fabric that provides a pleasant experience when worn. The surface is very smooth to the touch -almost slick and feels comfortable for extended wearing time.

The high degree of spandex helps to allow the material to stretch a good deal in all directions supporting a broad range of flexibility and movement to the garment.

Because of the purely synthetic nature of the fabric I'm not sure it's ideal for certain wearing situations like athletic activities where breathe-ability and sweat absorption are paramount but certainly for more standard all-day wear this fabric holds up well.

Joe Snyder often refers to their underwear as dual use swim/underwear line and I can see this fabric working well for water-based activities as well.

Colors are vibrant and very even on this material which also displays a noticeable semi-gloss sheen for the solids.
FABRIC TYPE
80% POLYAMIDE (NYLON) 20% SPANDEX BLEND
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
    Joe Snyder Newsprint  
       
BLACK, WHITE, TURQUOISE,
PINK, PURPLE,
NEWSPRINT, MESH WHITE AND
MESH BLACK
MATERIAL GRADE
A-

STRETCH

NONE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
VERY HIGH
7.0

MATERIAL WEIGHT

VERY LIGHT
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
VERY HEAVY
5.0

FEATURES

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


FIT

This is quite an unusual underwear design in that it doesn't have an exact analog. The basic outline is that of a boxer and Joe Snyder categorizes it in their catalog under that name but I feel this is closest to being a jockstrap given the pouch with waist and leg straps and nothing else. The back is of course fully exposed with no fabric and as a consequence you'll find this to be a fun wearing experience. The overall sizing of Joe Snyder tends to run true-to-size and the medium cheek hug jockstrap I ordered fit will with the right amount of tension in the elastic-reinforced waist and legs to keep the pouch in place without being too-tight.

The pouch is shaped with a center-seam curve that provides noticeable lift and enhancement without being too extreme. I'd say you'll find this jockstrap is somewhere in the "regular" to "roomy" category given the stretch capacity of the fabric which can accommodate a good range of requirements.

The one area I'm a little torn on is the design of the edges of the pouch which involve noticeable gaps that leave you partially exposed. Most of the time I consider these kinds of gaps flaws in engineering but this jockstrap is more or less prone to this effect given how the straps are attached at he front. I still think there has to be a way to engineer the cut of the pouch to cause less pronounced gaping around the edges near the legs -so a bit of a downgrade on the fit score is a consequence.
FIT GRADE
B+

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
5.0


DESIGN & STYLE

I always like choice when it comes to colors and materials and one of the biggest strengths of Joe Snyder is the range of colors they provide each of their cuts in. This particular cut is offered in no less than 9 different colors including an interesting newsprint and 2 mesh versions.

The colors are very deeply saturated and the pink version I purchased was extremely bright and eye-catching as it trended towards a neon bubblegum hue combined with the surface shine.

Joe Snyder underwear is generally fairly minimalist in design touches with a small heat-sealed logo on the front pouch being the only graphic addition visible.

The cut of this item helps to lift this score higher since it's a relatively unique option that provides guys something different to choose from compared to the more traditional jockstrap design.

The front pouch is single-layer and as a consequence you'll end up showing visible genital outlines which, combined with the revealing gaps on the edges of the pouch push this item into the "daring" style personality category. You'll certainly be making a bold statement wearing this item anywhere openly in public! Given the nature of this jockstrap to leave you exposed the range of uses seems best for erotic, and potentially a special night out.

The one design element of this brief I'm less impressed with is the wash/care logo tag combination that is attached to the interior-back of the waistband. The tags are printed paper material which isn't particularly nice to feel on your skin nor is it a visually appealing execution. I imagine most guys would prefer to rip these two tags off before wearing but ideally the manufacturer would have figured out a better design that wouldn't need to be removed by default.

At $26-$29 per pair I'd place this underwear item in the higher end of the "Premium" category given that Joe Snyder doesn't have the same brand recognition as other designers so you're really paying for the unique design and color options in this case.
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

Joe Snyder underwear is typically well-made and I've rarely ever had any issues to note with the pairs I've purchased and worn. This cheek hug jockstrap has a lot of complex seams and joins -especially at the base of the pouch but the manufacturing manages to keep all the edges clean and securely sewn together. I did notice that along the leg and waist straps the stitching does wander quite a bit which doesn't negatively impact the fit or finish but it does leave stitching lines that are crooked in a few areas. This could have been mitigated a bit more if the thread were a true match for the pink fabric but in this case the thread is quite a few shades off from the neon pink material so the stitching is more obvious.

Durability seems to be good with this jockstrap with strong double-stitching used in all the seams and edges. The waist and leg bands are covered elastic which feels strong and long-lasting.

The wash and care instruction for this underwear item require quite a bit of delicate care so this is what I'd call a higher maintenance item that needs delicate detergent, hand washing and air/line drying.
DURABILITY GRADE
B+

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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Joe Snyder Cheek Hug Jockstrap

PUBLICATION SUMMARY



In depth review of the Joe Snyder Cheek Hug Jockstrap
Joe Snyder Cheek Men's Jockstrap
Date Published: 01/18/2014
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 stars
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