Baskit is an American-based high-end men’s underwear brand that’s been a favorite of mine for years. And that’s pretty cool because we just don’t see enough American niche brands grabbing attention these days.
Baskit has always been a safe bet if you’re a going for top quality men’s underwear. I’ve especially enjoyed their brief designs, which have never disappointed in terms of fit, quality, and durability.
Also, Baskit must get credit for doing proper video promotion. If you check out the archives of my blog, you’ll find a couple of posts featuring behind the scenes video from Baskit underwear photo shoots.
New Baskit Snugfit Seamless Fishnet Trunk
If there’s any justice in the world of men’s underwear, the new Baskit Snugfit Seamless collection will soon be stealing headlines in the underwear community.
I’ve been lucky enough to receive a pair of Sungfit Fishnet Trunk. And let me tell you right now, these babies are unlike anything I’ve ever worn before.
UPDATE: I’ve added an interview interview with Baskit’s CEO, Eric Schwers, regarding the popular SnugFit Seamless line. Scroll to the cottom of the post to read it :)
The Fishnet trunk is classic low-rise trunk design. It does ride quite low around your waist but if you’re used to low rise underwear you’ll feel right at home in this Snugfit Seamless style.
The sides are short, even for trunks, so I would categorize this trunk as somewhere between a regular trunk (/short boxer brief) and a square cut design. And somehow this cut worked really well for me the entire day I wore it.
The entire Snugfit Seamless collection is characterized by a seamless design which means that there are no annoying seams to be found anywhere in this collection.
Besides the sexy fishnet fabric, the pouch design of the Baskit Snugfit Seamless Fishnet Trunk is one of the key features. The pouch is designed to expand to your body shape. At first I was a little worried that it wouldn’t stretch enough to create room for my boys, but I am glad to report that this wasn’t the case.
The pouch area is diamond-shaped with tightly knitted fabric at the center. This area is not covered in fishnet fabric which is essential for achieving the excellent level of comfort offered by these trunks.
With that said, if you’re used to extra pouch room and profile-enhancing underwear you should be aware that these trunks’ pouch will provide standard support. While this will be just perfect for most guys, some might want to go for a little more room in the basement.
I was very content with the back design of the Snugfit Seamless Fishnet trunk. The entire butt area was nicely covered in fabric. Though no crack was revealed above the waistband, the fishnet fabric will expand its tiny holes to allow any lucky spectators a glimpse of your butt’s contours.
This makes the Baskit trunks an ideal choice for nights when you want to create a stir in the bedroom. And don’t worry, the fishnet fabric reveals just a mere glimpse of your backside. And your front area will be entirely covered in non-see-through fabric.
The waistband is about an inch wide and features a blue and white design, with the Baskit logo printed in a dark blue color. One very, very attractive detail is the fact that there are no logo or product information tags stitched inside of the waistband. Rather, the information is printed directly on the inside of the waistband.
Made from 90% polymide og 10% elastane, the Baskit SnugFit Seamless Fishnet Trunk feels extremely comfortable to wear. Furthermore, due to the nature of the fishnet fabric you will never feel too warm in these trunks, making them a perfect choice for warm summer days.
The Baskit Snugfit trunk is availble in so-called Blanc de Blanch white and Phantom Black. I wore the white trunk and since wearing it, I’ve washed it once, and colors seem to hold up nicely. The dark blue color of the waistband and leg openings doesn’t seem to fade either. Wash with other whites for the best result.
I wore a US size S/M for 32” waist. For some reason there are just two sizes available, a size S/M and L/XL. Why I don’t know. I found this size to fit OK, but I probably could go up a size and still achieve a great fit. So, if you don’t like your underwear to fit too tightly, and you’re normally a regular size M, go for the L/XL.
The Baskit SnugFit Seamless Fishnet Trunk is reasonably priced at $24. This is quite a fair price for this level of production quality and design. Get yours at Baskit.com.
Five Questions with Baskit’s Eric Schwers: SnugFit Seamless
With the most recent success of Baskit’s new SnugFit Seamless line, Baskit’s CEO Eric Schwers offers us the background behind how he was inspired to create this new line, just how it is manufactured and where he hopes to take it.
What was the original impetus that inspired you to create such a uniquely different line of underwear? Have any other underwear brands created something similar to SnugFit Seamless, or is it the first of its kind?
I wish I could take credit for the original design of seamless underwear but I cannot. If you look at some of the luxe European brands like La Perla, Hanro or Zimmerli of Switzerland, they have been making seamless for men for years. I purchased my first pair of seamless a few years ago while living in Austria and I really liked the way it fit and felt. It was a lot like ‘going commando’ but still having some support.
In 2009 I introduced the first pair of SnugFit Seamless briefs to the baskit collection. It did extremely well and we received requests for more colors and styles. So this year we added a trunk and the fishnet fabric. The additions have also done very well and we’re seeing an increase in US men looking for seamless underwear.
Why do you feel that the initial reaction to the SnugFit Seamless line has been so positive?
It really feels great on your body and it looks amazing. Men want underwear which feels good against their skin and feels good in the terms of support. Our SnugFit collection just does this and again, it really doesn’t feel like you’re wearing any underwear, yet you feel supported. Don’t take my word for it. Try some.
Are you planning to take the SnugFit Seamless line further and create different variations of it for new lines? Will you expand it into more colors?
The short answer is ‘yes.’ We’ve only designed a brief and a trunk so far, but we’re working on another style for 2011. We’ll be adding more colors too as the line grows, but while seamless is still ‘new’ to the US market, we want to keep the colors and styles simple.
Tell us a bit about how the SnugFit Seamless line is manufactured? Is it a difficult process?
Wow… I can talk for hours about how seamless underwear is made. It’s really a unique process. Unlike traditional underwear, which is made from individual pieces (i.e. pouch, body, seat), and then sewn together to make a pair of underwear, seamless underwear is actually woven in a continuous circular loom to create the underwear. It takes a very special and quite expensive sewing machine to make the underwear. We use CF Rimoldi, an Italian brand, to make our seamless. Rimoldi is the world leader in seamless underwear and their machines are known, not only for amazing quality, but the ability to execute intricate designs.
If you watch a pair of seamless being made, it basically appears before your eyes. The machine is moving very fast and suddenly you begin to see the top edge of the waistband and then slowly the baskit logo becomes visible (and the care instructions are being woven on the inside of the waistband at the same time!) and then the machine continues down to the bottom of the underwear where it is cut from the machine and then finished. So if you look at the SnugFit seamless, there is actually one small, short seam at the bottom of the pouch. It’s hardly noticeable and you certainly never feel it. Ok…I’ll stop talking about the technical part now. It’s just really cool.
What’s the difference between the SnugFit Fishnet trunk and the SnugFit Seamless trunk? What causes the line to fit a person’s body so well? .
The SnugFit Fishnet collection is based on our standard SnugFit designs in the brief and trunk. The only difference is in the construction of the weave that makes up the underwear. The fishnet weave is, well, a fishnet design. Think of how fishing net is constructed. We did the same thing in the body and seat of the underwear. However, the pouch is a solid weave. Our Fishnet collection provides a nice airy feel and shows off a little more skin!
SnugFit fits your body like a glove due to the seamless weave and design of the underwear. It’s strange when you see a pair for the first time. It tends to look really small and you think, “This is not going to fit me or be comfortable.” But then you put it on and you feel nothing. It just stretches to fit the form of your body. It gives you the exact amount of support you need in the pouch based on what you’re…well…based on what you’re packing.