As some of you may know, the company that made my favorite underpants recently changed the design of that beloved garment and I’ve been on the lookout for a new favorite ever since. The search, though hardly grueling, has been going on for all of 2016, so far, and though it will likely continue for the rest of the year, it is entirely possible that a new favorite has been found. Introduced in this column a month ago, Obviously Apparel, an Australian-based company, was daring enough to pay attention to the fact that men have some obvious external, um, features that really ought to be properly cradled and carefully coddled.
There’s no two ways around it, the “meticulously engineered anatomical pouch” as Obviously describes it, is a total game-changer when it comes to the cradling and coddling of the manly bits. In the place where the old favorites had a little extra room to accommodate Lil Billy and his sack of marbles, Obviously has fashioned a full on goody bag. It took about 3 seconds of wear-time to know that the gens were in good hands, so to speak.
To say that the Premium Range Essence AnatoFREE Boxer Brief 3 Inch Leg and the Everyman Range Lumber Collection AnatoFREE Hipster Trunk are different from your average multipack cotton grotchies is a massive understatement. The blend of 90% Micro Modal and 10% Spandex makes for some seriously soft and comfortable form-fitting undies. If this was all that Obviously underwear had to offer, I would consider them better than average, but hardly amazing.
What sets the AnatoFREE boxer briefs and trunks apart from your average underwear is the same thing that makes them amazing. THE POUCH! After stepping into these undies and dropping the fun factory into the pouch, it is almost instantly obvious how different Obviously underwear is from just about everything else out there. It’s hard to imagine that total package isolation could be such a good thing, but it is.
Obviously AnatoFREE underwear puts the fun in functional. The package enhancement provided by that pouch can make you feel extra manly and starting the day off with a boost to the ego is never a bad thing. The Lumber Collection Hipster Trunk is $22.95 and the Essence Boxer Brief is $30.95. For more information about Obviously Apparel and their extensive lineup of men’s undergarments, click here.
**Full disclosure: These underpants were provided at no cost for editorial consideration. Since the samples arrived, however, I have purchased two more boxer briefs because they are so dang awesome.