REVIEW: jake joseph Stretch Boxer Brief

The jake joseph Stretch Collection:

NAME: Stretch
BOTTOMS:  Boxer Brief, Trunk, Brief
COLORS:  Black, White

The Man:

BUILD:  Athletic
WAIST:  30



The Basics:

STYLE:  Boxer Brief
RISE:  High Rise
FUNCTION:  Everyday, Athletic, Relaxing
FIT:  Runs Large
FABRIC:  95% Bamboo Viscose, 5% Spandex

The Look:  jake joseph Stretch underwear is very traditional. Everything from the rise (high) to the simplicity of the design harks back to underwear of yesteryear. This is a remarkably luxurious and simple pair of underwear.  In other words, a perfect staple piece.

The Fit:  The collection seems to run a bit large, but this could be a design element. The fabric is ridiculously soft; we’ve rarely found such a luxurious feel in underwear. The legbands are non-constricting, the waistband is soft against the skin. We found the tag to be the tiniest bit itchy, which, on a pair of underwear this soft, seems to stand out more than usual. jake joseph underwear comes pre-washed, and is supposed to increase in comfortability after each wash; we gave the underwear a few washes and would have to agree. Not only did it not shrink or lose shape, but the fabric actually became softer with each wash.

The Design:  Masculine, Sexy and Basic. No frills! The underwear is completely black (or white) except for “jake joseph” which sits centered on the waistband over the package (about 4-5″ wide.) The underwear is streamlined; everything from the stitching to the fly is understated. This underwear is primarily sold in retailers like Neiman Marcus, and we can see why. It’s masculine, elegant, and simple.

The Construction:  This underwear has been thought out carefully, and therefore is very well designed. The choice of fabric, the stitching and seams are all the product of excellent craftsmanship. The legbands are about 1/4″, soft and not constricting. The pouch, despite the high-rise of the underwear, is well constructed and placed. A seam runs about 3″ up the pouch from the gusset, forming a seamless pocket for the package.

The Underwear Expert Opinion:  Luxurious Collection. Perfect for relaxing at home, or for everyday use. A more conservative, refined look – not for the guy who wants a low rise style. This collection could also be worn during mild work-outs at the gym. Silk-like fabric. Excellent craftsmanship.


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