Before the company for which I used to write went belly up, I had set forth on a quest to find the ultimate undies. For this quest, some of the underwear was purchased, some came as part of a subscription service and some was sent for free for editorial consideration. Of this bevy of bloomers, some were better than others, none were exceptionally terrible, but the drawers from one company in particular, Obviously Apparel, out of Australia, made the best impression by far.
You may be wondering how it is that Obviously underwear could possibly be better than all the other gotchies thus far tested throughout my seven years as a product review dude. If you happen to be a guy who’s ever hung his junk in a pair or Obviously underpants, the answer to this query is immediately apparent. Trying to explain why to you, the readers of this blog, is a bit more complicated.
The most obvious feature that sets Obviously underwear apart from just about everything else out there is the pouch. This is the thing designed to keep the dangly bits out from between the thighs. Anyone who’s ever squished anything down there knows how unpleasant this can be and the Obviously pouch keeps everything out of the danger zone.
Now, if this pouch happened to be cut from cotton instead of either Lenzing Modal (a natural fiber derived from Beech Trees) or Bamboo Rayon it would not only be bulky, it would also get quite damp quickly and remain that way for the rest of the day. Since both Modal and rayon wick moisture and breathe more freely than cotton, all the things associated with a sweaty nether region – funk, odor, crotch rot – are a thing of the past. This makes Obviously underwear great for sitting all day in a hot office or hitting the gym like a beast. Obviously underwear will keep your boys high and dry and swinging free.
Beyond the wonder of the pouch, which comes in (at least) three sizes, the rest of the garment is pretty darn good, too. The seamless back panel does a full wrap of the booty and meets up with the thigh panels with a flat, imperceivable seam. Those thigh panels meet up front and form the U-shape that helps support that all-important pouch. The whole thing is topped off with a great waistband that looks great peeking out of the top of a pair of jeans. Just saying.
If this article sounds like it is coming from a place of obsession, you’d be right. Finding the right underwear to suit your personal conditions is no small task. If you are looking for next-level comfort and support, you are looking for Obviously. For more information about Obviously Apparel, click here.
**Full disclosure: Obviously originally sent three pair for editorial consideration, I have since bought another eight from Amazon because this underwear is so darn good.