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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Ginch Gonch Review

I've recently had the opportunity to try a bunch of fun undies from Ginch Gonch. And I gotta tell you: you should really get your inches into some Ginches. This unique brand of underwear strives to bring out the little boy (after all their motto is: "live like a kid") in every man with their fun patterns and prints, while at the same time the keep the man in the man with a bit of innuendo (in the form of play on words) in every design. Some such examples: weiner eaters (hot dogs with bites out of them), woodies (faux wood pattern), jolly cocks (roosters on red), and many other fun designs. Out of the samples I received I really like the low-rise briefs the best (and I received the most of them) so I have decided to review them first (I will review the other styles (briefs and sport briefs) on another occasion).

To start off with fit. They fit pretty good. My only issue is the waistband is a little too large at some points, but it still manages to stay up and look great. Also, some may find the cut to be way too low. Mine seem to rest right above the shaft, if they were any lower you'd be seeing things over the top. But frankly I like this fit. And the best part about this fit is it is REALLY comfortable. I mean really. The fabric is really soft and feels great against the skin. The cut is just right so that it doesn't cut or bunch or do any other strange things. They remain perfectly in place all day long without any uncomfortable moments. That is quite an achievement. Also, I'd like to note that the waistband is just as soft and comfortable as the rest of the briefs. This is also really cool, most briefs don't necessarily have comfortable waistbands and in fact the waistband is often the cause of uncomfort on many briefs.

The style, what can I say. It is great, cute, sexy, fun, funky, unique. No one else makes briefs quite like them. They are awesome. I love the contrast stitching and bands and the unique, playful color-schemes. The only issue with the style is that the fly is really quite impossible to use. The overlap is too much, but then again, if it were any less it would probably pull open due to how small these briefs are. So even though the fly doesn't work, it is still a nice addition because it adds a retro feel to the overall design.

The quality is quite good. The materials are top-notch, and as I mentioned, quite comfy. The only real issue that I've had with the quality is the fact that they have to be hand-washed. You could try machine washing them, but it might ruin some of the fun screen-printed patterns. But hand-washing these fun briefs is an excellent payoff for the fun style and comfort that they provide.

The only thing that might make you hesitate in purchasing these skivvies is their somewhat high cost. But don't let that stop you, they are worth it. If you don't have that kind of money to drop then just wait until they have a sale (check this blog for when they have one) because they do occasionally go on sale.

Also a fun thing to note is some of the styles (I'm not sure which ones) come packaged with a comic book. These series of comics involve various Ginch Gonch super-heros parading around in their undies and saving other underwear-wearing people. They're quite fun and they add to the overall "Live like a kid" slogan. (I think the comics can also be found somewhere on the Ginch Gonch website.)

Overall, I give the Ginch Gonch low-rise briefs a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10)
COMFORT -- 10 (out of 10)

STYLE -- 10
(out of 10)
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10)
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10)

********** 9


thunderdub said...

love your review.
agreed with it 100%
i have and love the lowrise undies
they do seem smaller than most other brands but they are sexy as hell!!
Please post your reviews for the other fits

UMan said...

I'm glad you agree. Yes Ginch Gonch undies are great, especially the low-rise ones. As I said, I will get to the other reviews soon. I have lots of fun product reviews coming up soon on products that I'm sure lots of you have not heard about yet!