UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: N2N BODYWEAR XXX BRIEF

N2N Bodywear XXX Brief
N2N Bodywear XXX Brief
N2N Bodywear XXX Brief
N2N Bodywear XXX Brief
N2N Bodywear XXX Brief
N2N Bodywear XXX Brief
N2N Bodywear XXX Brief
N2N Bodywear XXX Brief
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


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

N2N Bodywear has always been known for more edgy men's underwear and sportsgear designs but for the Summer of 2015 they pushed the envelope with their new series of membrane-thin Nylon underwear called "XXX". As the name suggests this is an underwear line best suited for the brave as it shows all but with a strong sense of design and style.

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


The classic, exposed elastic waistband provides a nice graphic touch to this brief and contrasts well against the sheer material of the main body of the brief.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


The construction and durability leave some points on the table and could have been a bit better at this price point.
OVERALL GRADE
A-

MATERIAL

The XXX line garners most of it's namesake from the 100% Nylon fabric which is an extremely thin, see-through material rarely used for men's underwear. This fabric reminds me a lot of the Gregg Homme Torrid line of underwear which possessed the same sheer effect and high stretch qualities. You'll find the surface is very smooth on both sides with a soft and comfortable feel all over. There is a remarkable amount of stretch (as mentioned above) which allows the material to mold to your curves and reveal everything (not that you aren't showing off as it is given how see-through this material is).

The weight is very light and in fact can't get much lighter than this and still sustain any kind of usability. Given the light weight there is a notable degree of breathability and the fabric is pretty quick-drying although I believe these are side-benefits and certainly sports activity are not the primary purpose for this fabric.

The waistband is a stretch microfiber material with a smooth feel on both exterior and interior faces that is good for extended wearing time.

There are two color options available for this brief including a smoke black and a very warm light gray color.
FABRIC TYPE
Nylon Fabric
100% NYLON
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
       
BLACK, LIGHT GRAY
MATERIAL GRADE
A

STRETCH

NONE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
VERY HIGH
9.0

MATERIAL WEIGHT

VERY LIGHT
LIGHT
MEDIUM
HEAVY
VERY HEAVY
1.0

FEATURES

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


FIT

N2N Bodywear almost always runs true-to-size and this brief fell within the "normal" range on my scale which means the North American equivalents for sizes hold true. The wide waistband is secure but not too tight with a low rise on the waist. The reinforced leg-bands have a lot of stretch but are strong enough to prevent any unsightly gaps around the pouch. The back is full-coverage and should be suitable for most guys.

The front pouch on this brief has a seam along the lower third which is helpful in providing some shaping in concert with the elastic that runs all the way around the base which adds lift. The pouch design follows what I would consider a "regular" size although the extra stretch allowed by the Nylon material helps accommodate a pretty broad range of guys' endowment.
FIT GRADE
A

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
6.0


DESIGN & STYLE

One of the more eye-catching design elements of this underwear item is the bold graphic lettering on the waistband. The N2N logo treatment is a new design that I haven't seen from the designer in previous editions. The medium gray lettering is rendered in a bold cutout style with a faux shadow effect enhanced by white edges. On the front you'll see the "XXX" letters while on the back is the N2N text logo and "MADE IN LOS ANGELES". I think the last bit of text may not be to everyone's liking as it's somewhat unusual to highlight the location of manufacture but I'm going to side with it being an interesting part of the brand identity and thus it works for this line.

On the interior of the waistband you'll find a nice woven fabric logo band using the standard N2N text logo as well as a side-tag with size, fabric and wash/chare information included. The tag treatment feels very premium with a nice smooth touch to it and a reasonable size that isn't overdone.

The cut by itself would lend itself to the "confident" category just by the nature of the low rise waistband and high cut side but of course you have to factor in the extreme light-weight and sheerness of the Nylon material which takes this brief all the way up to the "extreme" category of personality. You won't be hiding much of anything when wearing this brief as your penis and balls will be fairly visible through the mesh.

Given the innately sexual nature of this underwear line -which should be considered a successful execution of the "XXX" intent- I would recommend this brief mostly for erotic times or lounging. Although this underwear is perfectly comfortable for all-day wear or a night out I think you'll find the thin Nylon material sacrifices durability in favor of erotic enhancement and thus won't last as long if you wear it for extended periods of time underneath street clothes.

At $26 per pair the price point is solidly in the "premium" category of value for men's underwear. It's definitely more pricey than anything you'll find in a department store but at the same time the design offering is truly different and helps justify the extra money you'll have spent to stand out from the crowd.
DESIGN & STYLE GRADE
A

STYLE PERSONALITY

CONSERVATIVE
MODEST
CONFIDENT
DARING
EXTREME
9.0

RECOMMENDED USES

ATHLETIC
EROTIC
LOUNGING
SLEEPWEAR
NIGHT OUT
ALL-DAY
OFFICE

VALUE

THRIFTY
AFFORDABLE
PREMIUM
LUXURY
EXTRAVAGANT
6.0


CONSTRUCTION & CARE

Focusing just on the construction aspect first I would say the overall quality is very good with precise stitching that is even, the edges of the seams at the waistband and leg-bands follow straight lines and are very clean. The one are of construction that is a bit less than perfect is the trimmed edges of the fabric at the waistband which are a little uneven and unfinished. Your expectations may vary but at the highest end of the finishing spectrum of construction quality I would personally expect the fabric edges to be very precisely trimmed. Overall the construction score by itself would be a commendable A-

The durability of this brief is where the aggregate grade gets lowered a bit due to the very fragile nature of the material. In this case it's not a manufacturing flaw that this brief is going to have a shorter shelf life -it's just the nature of a 100% nylon material woven at this level of thinness. You'll find small abrasions or tears in this material can be easily created if the fabric comes in contact with anything sharp. The benefit of the sexy sheer material being highly erotic is balanced with the downside of a more fragile item overall.

The tag instructions say machine wash is possible but I would favor hand washing with delicate detergent and hang drying to ensure the thin material is not destroyed by other articles of clothing that might negatively affect the fabric integrity.

DURABILITY GRADE
B

DURABILITY

FRAGILE
DELICATE
AVERAGE
STRONG
HIGH PERFORMANCE
2.0

GARMENT CARE

MACHINE WASH
MACHINE DRY
AIR DRY
REGULAR DETERGENT
DELICATE DETERGENT
HAND WASH
HIGH TEMP

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PRODUCT PAGE

N2NBodywear.com Link
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PUBLICATION SUMMARY



In depth review of the N2N Bodywear XXX Brief
N2N Bodywear XXX Brief
Date Published: 5/7/2015
A very delicate brief is nevertheless a fun erotic addition to your underwear drawer as the erotic material and lifting pouch are fun to wear.
4.5 / 5 stars
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