UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: N2N BODYWEAR ULTRA SUEDE BIKINI BRIEF

N2N Bodywear Ultra Suede Bikini Brief
N2N Bodywear Ultra Suede Bikini Brief
N2N Bodywear Ultra Suede Bikini Brief
N2N Bodywear Ultra Suede Bikini Brief
N2N Bodywear Ultra Suede Bikini Brief
N2N Bodywear Ultra Suede Bikini Brief
N2N Bodywear Ultra Suede Bikini Brief
N2N Bodywear Ultra Suede Bikini Brief
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $36.00
Line Name: Ultra Suede
Available Sizes: S->XL

The Ultra Suede Collection was introduced in the Summer of 2015 and marked a significant departure in material and design for N2N Bodywear. The heavy metal hardware and synthetic suede fabric bring something very different to the designer's lineup.

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


The metal hardware is fantastic and truly impressive at this price point and I'm impressed with the quality and finish of the element.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


The leg-bands were a little tight and constricted around my legs more than I would have liked but it wasn't a major issue for myself.
OVERALL GRADE
A

MATERIAL

Ultra Suede is the name of this new erotic line from N2N Bodywear so it's no surprise the material is one of the major areas of focus and produce differentiation. Historically N2N Bodywear has been all about cotton/spandex blends and smooth nylon/spandex blends for their underwear and sportswear. The textured microfiber Suede finish of this material contrasts significantly from the rest of the label's lineup and offers a unique look and feel from everything else.

Available in a Taupe (Tan), black and white color the surface of this material has a subtle texture that mimics the finish of leather suede without the roughness or thickness that kind of material would normally require. The fabric has a slightly different finish on the interior but it is equally soft and comfortable to wear. This fabric is very touch-friendly and no doubt will invite others to steal a feel when you are wearing these.

The nature of the suede finish means that although the color on the material is very even you'll see lots of variations of light and dark due to whatever direction the fibers were last laid down. This is a feature of the suede material and shouldn't be confused with a manufacturing flaw.

Although the fabric looks like it might be very heavy and inflexible it's actually quite light weight and thinner than some cotton blends. It is completely opaque and you won't see any skin showing underneath.

Although there's that 5% spandex in the fabric the stretch is quite limited in all directions so don't expect too much "give" in the material.

I might be grading a bit on a curve here but I loved this material since it was such a nice change of pace and fit the theme and use of the "Ultra Suede" line so well.

FABRIC TYPE
Nylon Fabric
95% POLYESTER
5% SPANDEX
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
       
TAUPE, BLACK, WHITE
MATERIAL GRADE
A+

STRETCH

NONE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
VERY HIGH
3.0

MATERIAL WEIGHT

VERY LIGHT
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
VERY HEAVY
5.0

FEATURES

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


FIT

Unlike some other designers N2N Bodywear utilizes significantly different patterns and designs across their lines so the fit and functionality of their underwear can vary quite a bit. This is a totally new pattern design unlike any other garment in the N2N Bodywear offerings. Like virtually all of their underwear this brief fit mostly true-to-size with the mediums offering a good range from the standard 32" up to 34" on the waist. Do keep in mind because the fabric doesn't stretch too much the higher end of the medium range is going to be noticeably more snug than other briefs.

The elastic-reinforced leg-bands did feel a bit tight which created some extra feeling of tension around the front pouch but nothing too noticeable.

You might think the metal hardware would be uncomfortable but I really had no issues with the design piece. The smooth finish on all the edges of hte metal ring and clip helped prevent and unpleasant pinching or abrasiveness that you could have if not properly designed.

The pouch on this brief is quite large and almost oversized which means you won't gain any enhancmeent or lift fromt he front. On the upside the extra room means you feel like you're wearing almost nothing at all with a "free swing" affect which can be comfortable for an erotic and loungewear item. I think the pouch design was meant to compensate for the lack of stretch in material so being a bit over-sized was probably the safest way to ensure guys wouldn't be complaining about excessive tightness or constriction in front.

The back of this bikini brief is pretty close to full coverage with enough material to cover all but the most pronounced butt out there.
FIT GRADE
A-

POUCH SIZE

EXTRA-TIGHT
SNUG
REGULAR
ROOMY
EXTRA-ROOMY
8.0

SIZE

RUNS A FULL SIZE SMALL
SLIGHTLY SMALL
REGULAR
SLIGHTLY LARGE
RUNS A FULL SIZE LARGE
5.0


DESIGN & STYLE

There's a great mix of bold and subtle design elements on this brief which rolls up to make a fantastic undergarment in my opinion. Although the color options aren't too broad I did really like the tan color as it's a less common color that you can buy men's underwear in and I always like extra choice. The white and black are very pleasant to look at as well for guys that want to go the more traditional route.

The most significant visual design on this bikini brief is of course the very bold shiny metal O-Ring and clip piece used on the left-front of the brief. Typically when you see this kind of hardware on an underwear design it turns out to be made from a cheap plastic that is painted which I always feel is a disappointment. Thankfully N2N Bodywear went with true metal that is substantial and has a considerable amount of weight. The clip is fully functional although you really don't need it since it's perfectly easy to slip this brief on and on the normal way.

The next most visible design element to be found is much more subtle and consists of a color-matched N2N logo patch that is sewn flat against the exterior-back of the brief. I liked the understated nature of the branding that didn't detract fromt he overall look of the brief but still provided a small visual contrast to break up the otherwise completely plain back.

The third and final design element to be found on this brief consists of the small fabric wash/care tag that is sewn on the interior-back of the waistband. This is a shiny black fabric square that covers the most important information without being obtrusive and thankfully not resorting to cheap paper tags. I'm glad N2N Bodywear has managed to stick to using a more premium fabric tag for their size and wash/care information as it's a much nicer method to convey the information that doens't feel low-rent.

As far as Style Personality the low-rise waist, the slightly revealing cut-out metal ring section of the brief and the single-layer oversized pouch that reveals genital outlines means that this falls into the "Confident" category of wearer. You're still fully covered in front and back when you wear this brief but the design is definitely not one to be ignored by others given how distinctive it is.

The Ultra Suede line is categorized as "Erotic" by N2N Bodywear and I'd say that is one of the recommended usages for this brief. Other options that I think fit are for lounging and perhaps a night out although I do think that wearing this material under a rougher fabric like denim might cause extra friction that will degrade the finish of the suede material.

At $36 this brief is a steal in my opinion considering similar specialty items from other designers typically cost $50-$60 per pair. The exoitc material combined with the nicely crafted metal hardware are impressive for less than $40 and I'm more than pleased that N2N Bodywear decided to keep this item in the "Premium" price range even though it's closer to a "Luxury" item.
DESIGN & STYLE GRADE
A+

STYLE PERSONALITY

CONSERVATIVE
MODEST
CONFIDENT
DARING
EXTREME
6.0

RECOMMENDED USES

ATHLETIC
EROTIC
LOUNGING
SLEEPWEAR
NIGHT OUT
ALL-DAY
OFFICE

VALUE

THRIFTY
AFFORDABLE
PREMIUM
LUXURY
EXTRAVAGANT
6.0


CONSTRUCTION & CARE

N2N Bodywear items are typically constructed to a high standard and I was pleased to see that this item exhibited very good care in regards to the sewing execution. The stitches all appeared very straight and even with clean edges on the fabric as well. I did see more than a few loose threads centered around the interior pouch of the brief but nothing aggregiously bad.

The material and construction quality combine to make me feel that over the long run this item will hold up well. Keep in mind my rating assumes you aren't wearing this item for unintnded purposes like athletic wear.

According to the instructions on the tag you can machine wash this item but not machine dry. Considering you'll want to preserve the specific finish of this material I recommend hand washing and a delicate detergent. Dry cleaning is also listed as an option although I'm not sure how many guys are going to actually go and have their underwear dry cleaned.
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 N2N Bodywear Ultra Suede Bikini Brief
N2N Bodywear Ultra Suede Bikini Brief
Date Published: 7/4/2015
A fun erotic-wear item from N2N Bodywear that brings something new and different to the men's underwear landscape -definitely worth checking out.
5 / 5 stars
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