UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: MODUS VIVENDI BON BON VELVET MINI BRIEF

Modus Vivendi Bon Bon Velvet Brief
Modus Vivendi Bon Bon Velvet Brief
Modus Vivendi Bon Bon Velvet Brief
Modus Vivendi Bon Bon Velvet Brief
Modus Vivendi Bon Bon Velvet Brief
Modus Vivendi Bon Bon Velvet Brief
Modus Vivendi Bon Bon Velvet Brief
Modus Vivendi Bon Bon Velvet Brief
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $21.00
Line Name: Bon Bon
Available Sizes: S->XL

The Bon Bon line is a fun collection of underwear made by one of my favorite brands: Modus Vivendi. The material, cut and quality are firing on all cylinders on this brief and it's a very reasonable price as well.

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


It's hard for me to pick just one favorite aspect on this brief but my top note has to go to the overall cut which hits a nice low-rise with an accentuating pouch *and* back that is not duplicated by any other label.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


There simply wasn't anything negative to note on this brief and I highly recommend you check them out if you're in the market for something fun, comfortable and stylish.
OVERALL GRADE
A+

MATERIAL

I'm a sucker for velvet as an underwear fabric since I think it can make for a unique and visually appealing finish to any cut of underwear. Velvet has a very comfortable feel while wearing it and the surface is very touchable and can reflect a sense of fun and playfulness.

The Bon Bon line includes three bright colors that look great and are fun to wear and convey a sense of positive energy and humor. The saturation and quality of the color is top notch.

The velvet fabric is made from a blend of materials that doesn't stretch much, (no spandex) but thanks to superior pattern design the comfort and wearability of the brief doesn't seem to be negatively impacted. Some spandex would have been nice to give the material just a hint of additional flexibility but that would be a minor nit to pick here.
FABRIC TYPE
65% COTTON 35% POLYESTER
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
       
ORANGE, PINK, YELLOW
MATERIAL GRADE
A

STRETCH

NONE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
VERY HIGH
4.0

MATERIAL WEIGHT

VERY LIGHT
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
VERY HEAVY
6.0

FEATURES

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


FIT

I'm a fan of minimal, low-rise underwear so I have some admitted bias already in favor of this brief design. The cut is low-rise but still provides full coverage in front and back thanks to a pattern design that properly takes into account the male form. The front pouch is roomy without being overly generous and provides a surprising amount of lift and accentuation that will flatter most guys. The center seam-pouch is single-layer fabric with reinforces elastic edges around the legs which prevent any unsightly "gapping".

Something you don't see very often in Men's underwear is an equal amount of attention paid to the design of the back since the front pouch seems to always absorb the majority of the focus and attention. With this brief, Modus Vivendi engineered a flattering center seam with purposeful gathering which accentuates your curves by conforming to your shape rather than flattening it across the horizontal direction like a lot of underwear will do.

The waist is a minimal affair with covered elastic doing the job of keeping things in place and fitting a nice range of movement. It's important to note that Modus Vivendi underwear tends to run a full size small so order a size up when you make a purchase.
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
2.0


DESIGN & STYLE

As you can tell I'm a fan of the design and style of this brief which feels modern and thoughfully considered by the designer. Although the cut is deceptively minimal and the colors are all basic solids, there are additional design touches that help raise the score over the top.

On the right-front of the brief is a small metallic gold Modus Vivendi logo patch which adds a nice visual accent while not overwhelming the look with too much branding. The choice of gold lends a premium feel to the design and compliments the bight colors.

The tag in the inside-back of the brief is a nice size that covers off on the basic information without becoming a nuisance. The fabric materials is soft and smooth and provides no irritation when wearing thankfully.

The fabric is a medium weight so even though the front pouch is single-layer you'll find this brief is relatively modest in terms of revealing outlines in your pouch.

At around $21 per pair this is a very reasonably-priced underwear item that manages to look and feel premium without breaking your underwear budget.

From a usage standpoint this brief has a relatively broad range of applications although I think the material and colors tend to best fit a special day/night out but I could see wearing this as an all-day wear brief as well.
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
5.0


CONSTRUCTION & CARE

The Modus Vivendi underwear I've bought has always been well-made with quality construction and care taken to present clean stitching and edges on the fabric cuts. This Bon Bon velvet brief appears to have very durable stitching that is very densely sewn to provide strong reinforcement around the waist and leg bands.

The pattern cut was even and clean and I couldn't note any particular area of concern on the longer-term wearability of this brief. Velvet fabric can be fairly durable but because of the surface finish I wouldn't recommend washing this brief with other harsh items in the laundry machine e.g. watch out for zippers and denim being mixed in.

I think it would be OK to machine wash this brief although if you want the color and fabric to last longest I would use the less harsh settings on your washer and dryer respectively.

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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