Merry Christmas, Guys!
My gift for you today is a review of a brand new label I haven’t tried before! Exiting, huh?
Oh, and it’s a pair of boxer briefs – a quite refreshing detour from my otherwise narrow path of briefs.
The product in question is the Smuggling Duds Boxer Shorts (i.e. boxer briefs). Not sure why they call them boxer shorts…
UK-based Smuggling Duds bring many interesting designs features to the table. Or back to the table, I should say.
One thing is the buttoned fly. It’s been a pleasure revisiting this classic pouch feature.
Overall, the Smuggling Duds Boxer Shorts has been a pleasant acquaintanceship.
Check out my review and overall grade below the pics.
And guys – happy holidays!!
|Style and look||Just to reiterate my point from the introduction. Obviously, the Smuggling Duds Boxer Shorts are in fact a classic pair of boxer briefs, or tights as they are also know.
Boxer briefs are always a safe and youthful choice of underwear. It’s probably the most preferred cut by men under 25 these days.
When a cut becomes super popular and mainstream it is usually in danger of becoming boring and plain. So make sure to always go for interesting colors or patterns.
What I like about the Smuggling Duds Boxer Shorts is the fact that the design team has chosen a fully functional buttoned pouch design, which gives this boxer brief a touch of vintage class.
Also, the designers have added a clever little pocket on the front of the boxer brief to fit small items in, like an iPod Nano or perhaps a condom. This is a fun design addition and something that I’ve seen several brands do over the last seasons.
|Suitable for?||Made from a standard 90 % cotton / 5 % Elastane fabric blend there are no unexpected surprises when wearing the Smuggling Duds Boxer Shorts.
They are a great choice for all kinds of everyday purposes, exept sports activites.
|Fit and quality?||The fit was just fine. Neither the waistband nor the legs felt too tight and provided adequate support. I wore a size M for a 32 / 33 inch waist.
There is a product information patch stitched to the inside rear of the waistband. It didn’t bother me too much, but after a few wears I did choose to cut it off, which was no hassle at all.
|Is the price right?||The Smuggling Duds Boxer Shorts can be ordered directly from the brand’s own web shop and it will set you back around US $28.
This is a slightly premium price tag but that’s just the way things are if you want to stand out and wear imported, European underwear.
|Best thing about it?||The buttoned pouch and the cool little pocket are what makes this boxer brief stand out from the horde of competing brands and styles out there. I actually used the pocket for my new tiny iPod Nano when cleaning the house the other day. Practical, indeed :)
|Overall grade||★ ★ ★ ★
Smuggling Duds has managed to do something innovative with the mainstream boxer brief cut – and that deserves proper credit.
The Smuggling Duds Boxer Shorts is a bit pricey, but if you want European fabulousness you gotta shell out the cash.
|Buy it here||www.smugglingduds.com|