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Howdy underwear fans! My name is Lee and I am the newest reviewer here at GUB. Apparently I am going to be the thong guy – it seems that no one else here is a thong fan like I am so I guess I get the job :)
While they will be my main focus, trust me – I plan on reviewing more than JUST thongs!
In my inaugural review here at GUB I will be looking at a line of thongs from a company that might be new to many of you, Arroyman International.
This small but personal underwear store is located in Santiago, Chile. For those of us unwilling to travel so far for a sexy pair of undies, they have a convenient website that allows us to order and have it shipped here.
Their stock encompasses a wide variety of styles, from the above mentioned thongs and jocks to briefs, runners, gym and swimwear. They have more traditional items (check out the Buns Bikini in Glossy Wet-look Steel) as well as more extreme styles that are not for the faint of heart (Bulge Bud Micro-Thong in Turquoise Lace anyone?).
While the website is not as slick and professional as some of the more major players out there, the owner (Manuel – not just the owner but the primary model as well) is very friendly. Spend a little time browsing the store, register, add items to your online wishlist and he will send a friendly email asking if you have any questions or need any assistance.
Since the items do come from Chile, shipping is equivalent or a little higher than what you would pay for similar items from the US, and you might have to wait slightly longer – think Super Saver Shipping (it took 3 ½ weeks for me to get my order in Colorado). Get on their mailing list for regular discounts and sales, which often cover the cost of shipping, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.
I would have to say that one of the best things about Arroyman is the value for money. I found that in my most recent order I spent a bit more than I originally expected because I knew that I would get some really great items which were WELL worth the wait! To give you an example – when informed of a recent 15% off sale, I went to the site and spent just under $60 including shipping and got 6 items – 3 thongs, 1 brief, 1 jock and 1 “Bad Boy”, a jock / brief hybrid. I would challenge you to find such value elsewhere!
So let’s get down to the review. I chose to review the Traditional Thong for several reasons: 1 – I already had one, so I knew how it would hold up in the long run, and I had just ordered 2 more. 2 – This is a good “entry-level” thong for those of you who might be new to the thong game, but is still a good thong for the more experienced thong-wearers. And 3 – well, just look at these pictures – it looks really good!
Check out my review after the break.
|Style and look?||The Traditional Thong is exactly that – a straightforward traditional thong. What makes it stand out is the comfortable fabric and the overall way it flatters you. While not going to extremes of a micro-thong, or an enhancer, it cradles your package in a soft stretchy fabric that gives you a bit of a lift without being stand-out obvious under regular clothes.The website shows that the fabric is either microfiber or tactel, but from the label it is 80% Polyamide / 20% Elastane. Whatever it’s made of it’s sleek without being slick, soft without being delicate and stretchy without being too loose. I would probably not provide you with a lot of support were you to wear it to the gym, but that is not what it’s intended for. It is also available in a variety of colors: black, white, blue, and red.|
|Suitable for?||Most thongs are only good for a few hours; many cannot be worn all day without feeling it. This one on the other had is so comfortable, you might forget you are wearing a thong! Wear it under work clothes to feel a little sexier, out on a special date for a secret surprise, or for that night out on the town under jeans.|
|Fit and quality?||The small fit me (a 30 in waist) comfortably, not to tight or too loose. Pouch size was more than adequate without being baggy – the stretch of the fabric allows for some leeway here. The back was also the perfect width – other thongs are too narrow (so called “butt floss”) and can pinch or chafe after a day’s wear, but this one stands out for being the opposite of those. It also was at the perfect height on your waist – not too low or too high-waisted. Anticipate sizes listed on the site to be accurate to what your size is.Quality is also good – you can immediately tell these are not mass produced, but they definitely do not have that homemade feel about them. I have had one pair for over a year with regular wear / washing and it has withstood the test of time with seams remaining intact (even though despite instructions to the contrary, I machine wash AND dry them!).|
|Is the price right?||Absolutely – thongs of this quality are usually a little higher priced (figure in the $20 range) and this one came below that average at $10 – $11, depending on color choice.|
|Best thing about it?||The comfort. If you are tempted to try a thong, this is one that you will probably enjoy. And if you are a regular thonger then this could be one that you will want to stock up on! Once you get used to it, check out some of the other styles and see if they don’t catch your interest.|
|Overall grade||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆Overall I give the Arroyman Traditional Thong 4 out of 5 stars due to the level of comfort, the value, the look, and the quality. Give them a try, you’ll be glad you did!|