REVIEW: Soleone Eurotrunk 001

The Collection:
NAME: Soleone Eurotrunk 001
BOTTOMS: Boxer Brief
COLORS: Black, White

The Man:
BUILD: Slim
WAIST: 30
BRIEF WORN: Black Eurotrunk 001 Boxer Briefs

The Basics:
STYLE: Boxer Brief
RISE: Mid rise
ATTRIBUTES: Wicking, hypoallergenic, anti-wrinkle, breathable
FUNCTION: Everyday, Relaxing, Going Out, Exercise
FIT: True to Size
RETAIL: $34
FABRIC: 95% Bamboo Viscose, 5% Spandex
LAUNDERING: Wash cold, hang dry, no iron

The Look: Classic, subdued, restrained. The relatively simple design calls no undue attention to itself, which is sometimes a great thing. The waistband with the logo is the only detailed part of the whole boxer brief. The double winged lion image dates back 2,500 years, according to their website, and “symbolizes the unification of duality” just as Soleone underwear unifies comfort and style. While ancient lion deities aren’t normally part of our look, there’s no reason to hold that against Soleone. If you favor severe minimalism, however, this logo might draw your ire.

The Fit: Loose, drapes nicely, relaxed. This is not a tight little thing that you would wear to show yourself off; this is underwear for a confident, assured man with his own magnetism. The waistband sits comfortably on the hips, and follows the contours of your legs without clinging too closely. The flyless pouch and the bamboo viscose fabric really was luxurious – it was light, strong and extremely soft.

The Construction: Excellent fabric paired with competent assembly. The bamboo viscose used here feels much higher-end than other brands’. Because more than a few other brands are staking their identity on this fabric, Soleone needs to produce something significantly different than them, and they mostly do. The stitching isn’t flawless, but neither does it pose any problems to the wearer. This came out of the laundry in the same condition as it went in, and hanging it to dry is much less of a hassle than we thought it would be.

The Underwear Expert Opinion: If you want to make the switch to bamboo viscose, this is the pair that will convince you. Soleone’s relatively quiet design and relaxed fit makes it a strong contender for wear in most situations, and the added natural benefits of bamboo help seal the deal. Nothing about this underwear called out to us as either needing to be worn or fixed, but perhaps that’s the way underwear should be.

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