UPDATE: There was a mixup of the price of this brief. It’s actually just US$25. All the more reason to go get it.
The underwear samples keep coming in, and I’ve really been anticipating trying out the Teamm8 Signature brief.
Recently Australian Teamm8 launched their new web shop, and it made me think about what a nice looking website can do for a men’s underwear brand.
I find that when the products are presented in an aesthetically appealing setting with lots of product images, from multiple angles, I immediately get more interested in the underwear on display.
And so I found my way to Teamm8′s Signature brief a few weeks ago.
You know the feeling, you see a pair of underwear and just know it’s the style for you. So you hurry up, click the “BUY” button, wait a few days and hope it’ll be just as cool in real life as on the screen.
I’m rarely disappointed with the underwear I buy, and the Teamm8 cuts I’ll be reviewing the next few days were no exception.
If you unfamiliar with Teamm8, you know I’ve got you covered with a couple of videos :)
With that, let’s get on with the review of the Teamm8 signature brief.
I’ve been reviewing low rise briefs for so long now that I actually was starting to forget how comfortable a regular cut brief could feel like too. If you have been, and always will be, a regular briefs kind-of-guy (no shame in that), this is an absolute must have style. Everything is covered, held in place and supported like only a pair of non-skimpy briefs can do it.
The sides of the Signature brief are about 3 inches where they are narrowest, including waistband.
If you’re afraid that a regular cut brief will be a little too boring, you really shouldn’t worry. The style has a very stylish print pattern, which I will get back to, and overall you’ll be looking classic hot and masculine in these briefs.
The Teamm8 Signature brief comes with a standard-sized double-layered pouch with plenty of room and support to satisfy 95 % of you guys. I also found that the leg openings had enough stretch to not allow for any gap between the groin area and brief fabric. This gap sometimes emerge when pouch room is scarce with the risk of your stuff becoming visible or even falling out. This was in no way the case with the signature brief.
It’s always so relieving to put on a pair of briefs that actually keeps everything covered up while accentuating the shape of your butt in a proper manner. Often with very low rise briefs, achieving such comfort is a struggle. Similarly, some square cuts and short trunk styles will see the legs of the underwear retreat from your thighs and crawl up.
I can’t stress enough how well-cut the signature brief is. Nothing’s crawling in, out, up, or down. It just stays put and does its job all day long.
And for me, the the leg openings followed the contours of my butt perfectly (much like in the picture below – which is not of me, in case you were wondering. One could only wish, ha!)
The waistband of the Signature brief is with its approximately 1,5 inches in width well-balanced and in proportion with the rest of the brief. A subtle Teamm8 logo is embossed on the waistband in the same colors as logo print covering the rest of the brief.
The waistband had sufficient stretch to keep the briefs in place and at not create the dreaded muffin top effect. The waistband has a Teamm8 logo patch as well a separate production information patch stitched on the inside rear of the waistband. The stitching is done so that you won’t be bothered by the patch, and the product information patch can easily be cut off (though it didn’t bother me either).
The Teamm8 Signature brief is made from the standard 95 % cotton / 5 % Elastane fabric blend. The fabric feels plenty soft and comfortable against the skin. This fabric choice underlines the classic feel of the Signature brief as well as its suitability for everyday wear. Don’t use it for sports activities, though. For that you wanna go for a fabric blend that’s a little more breathable.
I wore the navy style with red and white logo embossing with a similarly navy-colored waistband and piping. I think this is the most classic and subtle-looking color choices available. The navy style is also available with a white waistband. The Signature brief is too available in a more attention-grabbing and fashionable red color with white and aqua logo embossing with either a white or red waistband and piping.
I wore a size M for a 32” waist and the brief fit absolutely perfectly. No need to size up or down.
Teamm8 feels like a exclusive, high-end Australian brand, yet the Signature brief will only set you back US $25. You achieve an absolutely great fit and this brief cut that has many competitors beat in terms of design and production quality.
Oh, and shipping is free worldwide :)
By the way, check out my review the Teamm8 BLOCK Trunk.