UNDERWEAR GUY REVIEW: SLICKITUP CANDY COBRA THONG

SlickItUp Candy Cobra Thong
SlickItUp Candy Cobra Thong
SlickItUp Candy Cobra Thong
SlickItUp Candy Cobra Thong
SlickItUp Candy Cobra Thong
SlickItUp Candy Cobra Thong
SlickItUp Candy Cobra Thong
SlickItUp Candy Cobra Thong
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SUMMARY

PRODUCT INFORMATION:


Suggested retail price: $34.00
Line Name: Cobra
Available Sizes: S->L

As an industry Men's underwear has really come into its own the last 5 years. We're no longer limited to a virtual wall of white briefs or boxers to choose from. Now almost every manner of design, material and fantasy can be fulfilled with a purchase from either a big name or boutique underwear label. One of the most edgy and fun designgers out there is David Mason who is the designer and owner of SlickItUp, a fetish-oriented men's underwear, swimwear and eroticwear line based out of NY. For this review I'm taking a closer look at the Candy Cobra Thong, an item that can be best described as wild and fun.

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TOP FAVORITE ASPECT


The bright color might be the standout visual element of this brief but when it comes down to it my favorite aspect has to be the unique cut of this thong which is eye-catching and unique in the world of men's underwear.
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LEAST FAVORITE ASPECT


At $34 for a single thong made from standard spandex I'd say the pricing feels a bit on the high side although it's not necessarily surprising given that SlickItUp is a boutique label with each garment made by hand in the USA and not mass-manufactured using cheap overseas labor or materials.
OVERALL GRADE
A-

MATERIAL

Unfortunately there isn't any information either on the thong itself or the SlickItUp website to tell us what the spandex blend is made from. There are two versions of the Cobra thong available. The original black version is made from a snakeskin textured spandex which has a moderate sheen to it.

The follow-up version of the thong featured in this review is made from a different, smooth spandex which is available in a single color of hot pink. The pink shade has a very subtle shine finish and is a very bright, almost a flourescent shade. Getting the best reprsentative color in photos was tricky as the light and the camera tend to shift the hue a bit but rest assured this is a classic hot pink color. The fabric is a light-weight spandex with a medium amount of stretch and not obvious transparency to it. The interior facing side of the spandex is slightly softer and smoother than the exterior and does not have the sheen finish to it.
FABRIC TYPE
SPANDEX BLEND
AVAILABLE COLORS
       
       
HOT PINK, BLACK
MATERIAL GRADE
A

STRETCH

NONE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
VERY HIGH
6.0

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 ordered a few different items from SlickItUp and I would say their items run true-to-size with their medium size feeling snug but not too tight. Everyone who ever sees this thong always wants to know how it stays "up" or on as it were. There are really two factors that will help to keep this thong on. One is that the strap running from the base of the pouch around the waist and back to the top of the pouch has to be snug to keep enough overall tension. As noted above, the sizing and subsequent cut of this thong ensures the strap fits correctly assuming you order your size correctly. The second factor that keeps this thong on is whether or not you have a decent rear.

Although this thong will stay on for most guys -at least initially- the longer-term wearability of the thong is going to be determined by how much you have some definition in the upper part of your gluteus muscles. A flat backside will allow this thong to slide down and off more readily than a guy who has some more pronounced muscular definition.

The pouch itself has a good curve in front made possible by a simple center seam. I'd say the pouch size runs on the high end of regular to the low end of roomy given the amount of stretch possible in the spandex fabric.

I think you have to approach this thong as special-use item where it will work for the right time and place (generally erotic wear in the bedroom). I don't recommend this thong for most other wearing situations since the design doesn't garantee it will stay on for long (not a bad thing in the bedroom but problematic in the office or out on the town).
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
5.0


DESIGN & STYLE

As I noted in the intro, this is no standard men's underwear item and even for a thong this doesn't follow any of hte conventional "rules". Just a single side-strap runs along only the left side of this thong (you cannot swap which side the strap runs around your body). You will be showing off more than a little as there are some gaps created around the edge of the pouch by the very nature of the design (no real way to avoid this).

The fabric is fairly thin and just a single layer in front so your genital countours will be visible to some degree as well. Overall this is the epitome of "bold" style for men's underwear and your personality (or overall comforta and confidence in yourself) should match if you're going to pull it off correctly. For those that care to take a dive into something edgy and different then this thong just might be the style you've been wanting to try out and flaunt.

There isn't any tag beyond the very tiny size tag atached to the interior-side of the pouch. It might have been nice to have a subtle design element with a fabric logo tag but given my criticism of some other label's poorly-executed tags it might be best that this item forgoes all other forms of identification and keeps things simple.

As noted in my intro under "Least Favorite Aspect" I do have to point out that the pricing at $34 on this thong pushes it into the luxury category of purchases. I think something closer to $27-$30 would feel a little more in line with most other high-end underwear lables but, like most exclusive items, you're paying for the brand and the unique design among other intangible factors.
DESIGN & STYLE GRADE
A-

STYLE PERSONALITY

CONSERVATIVE
MODEST
CONFIDENT
DARING
EXTREME
8.0

RECOMMENDED USES

ATHLETIC
EROTIC
LOUNGING
SLEEPWEAR
NIGHT OUT
ALL-DAY
OFFICE

VALUE

THRIFTY
AFFORDABLE
PREMIUM
LUXURY
EXTRAVAGANT
8.0


CONSTRUCTION & CARE

The construction on this thong appears very good with clean seams on the edges of the covered elastic and neatly trimmed edges on the fabric cuts. There weren't any errant threads and the stiches were very even all the way around the waist/strap element.

There aren't any specific wash and care instructions included with the garment due to a lack of information included so I'm going with my best guess based on my prior experiences with spandex fabrics. Due to the synthetic materials used to create the stretch in spandex, high-heat drying is prone to damaing the fabric so I recommend air drying or perhaps low-heat drying in a machine. I'm suggesting more delicate detergent simply because you don't want to fade the bright color (a big draw for this item to begin with).

Consider the B+ grade due to the need for better wash care instructions and an assumption that this thong requires a little extra handling care in general. From a pure construction standpoint my marks are high and I have no concerns about this thong holding up over time as long as it's taken care of correctly.
DURABILITY GRADE
A-

DURABILITY

FRAGILE
DELICATE
AVERAGE
STRONG
HIGH PERFORMANCE
5.0

GARMENT CARE

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

WHERE TO BUY

Interested in having this item to wear for yourself? Check out these options for purchasing.

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STORE/WEBSITE

PRODUCT PAGE

SlickItUp.com Link
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Yes! I can't wait to try these on!
Probably. I'll buy one the next time I'm shopping for underwear.
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Probably not. I don't think this is for me.
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PRODUCT MARKETING PHOTOGRAPHY

Official product photos featuring this underwear item.

Original photography copyright respective designers and manufacturers. Shown here for reference purposes only.

Photographer Aaron Cobbett
Model Chase Hostler

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PUBLICATION SUMMARY



In depth review of theSlickItUp Candy Cobra Thong
SlickItUp Candy Cobra Thong
Date Published: 12/28/2013
The bright color might be the standout visual element of this brief but when it comes down to it my favorite aspect has to be the unique cut of this thong which is eye-catching and unique in the world of men's underwear.
4.5 / 5 stars
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