Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Review: Kiniki Mesh Tanga

Kiniki is a brand that was founded in 1976. Their goal is to supply style-conscious men with high quality underwear that is not readily available elsewhere. In 1996 they were one of the first suppliers to go online with men's underwear. Their styles have gotten smaller as time has progressed and they are known for being a good source of sexy underwear for men. All their underwear is designed, manufactured, and dispatched in Staffordshire, England.

Although Kiniki does make more basic, traditional underwear, I decided to review one of their more sexy numbers as I've never really reviewed this type of underwear before. So today I will give you my thoughts on the Kiniki mesh tanga. I just want to start out this review by saying that I'm generally not into this kind of garment. When I first received the mesh tanga from Kiniki I was a little skeptical; in fact, I wasn't even sure I was going to try it on. There was nothing wrong with it, I just didn't feel like mesh was my thing; I'm not into super sexy underwear. But Kiniki has made me a convert!

I had the general misconception that mesh underwear would be uncomfortable and itchy and that all the strings would dig into me and leave red marks (as is the case with the waistbands of cheap underwear brands like Fruit of the Loom or Hanes). But that is not the case at all. On the contrary, this tanga is incredibly comfortable. The mesh has just the right amount of give so that it conforms perfectly to the body while still giving you enough support in all the right areas.

It is clear that lots of thought went into the style of these undies. The waistband is just substantial enough to give it a masculine feel while still being thin enough so that it is sleek and sexy. As with all tangas there are no sides. The design is kind of like that of a thong but with a full back instead of a string; there is a pouch in the front and just waistband connecting the pouch to the back. The mesh fabric is designed so that it allows your assets to be seen while still having the appearance of being covered. My only complaint about the styling on these is that there is a fairly large, white tag on the rear of these that is visible through the mesh when worn. It feels as if it was just put on as an after-thought. In fact, Kiniki removed the tag for the purposes of doing their photoshoot (so it is not visible in the photos). But that's not really a big deal because it can easily be cut out. It doesn't itch, but it just looks bad.

In addition to being sexy these undies are perfect to wear during the heat. They are supportive enough so that they can be worn as everyday wear (plus you'll drive your partner mad having them know that you're wearing this underneath all day). The tanga design in general is a good summer choice because it allows for ventilation while still giving support. But the mesh version is even better because it's almost like you're wearing nothing, which is perfect on those hot sticky days. I took mine for a test run on one such day and I experienced none of the sticking that usually results from wearing underwear on hot days.

The fit on these is excellent. As I already mentioned the fabric conforms perfectly to your body. The only issue is that the pouch is a little on the small side so it can really only accomodate your flaccid member. Which may be a bit of a problem when things heat up later, but then again when it gets to that these probably won't be staying on much longer anyway.

So here's what I've learned: sexy underwear is for everyone and does not just have to be worn in the bedroom; it can make excellent everyday wear as well. So go out there and try on a Kiniki mesh tanga, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. And if you need any more convincing, they're currently on sale for a about $11 USD. What a steal!

MY RATING:
Overall, I give the Kiniki Mesh Tanga a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - the pouch should be slightly bigger
COMFORT -- 9 (out of 10) - again the pouch
STYLE -- 8 (out of 10) - only because of the tag
QUALITY -- 10 (out of 10)
VALUE -- 10 (out of 10)

********** 9


Question of the Day: What do you think about wearing sexy underwear? Would/do you wear it as everyday wear?

3 comments:

Wil said...

Re: Question of the Day

Question of the Day: What do you think about wearing sexy underwear? Would/do you wear it as everyday wear?

I guess that really depends on what you consider 'seksy'. Those Kiniki Mesh Tanga, I don't consider sexy. It reveals to much, gives to much away. Granted, my viewpoint is probably skewed. I manage an adult toy store so I see naked men / women all day long. A man in a pair of undies is extremely hot to me, I think mainly because I'm not used to seeing a guy hidden behind anything. I digress though, let me give some examples (from Freshpair) that I consider sexy.

Joe Snyder Bulge Boxer - http://www.freshpair.com/Joe-Snyder-Bulge-Boxer-JSBUL-03.html

The first example of underwear that I would consider sexy. Just barely enough coverage yet it still hugs in all the right places. The material has a nice sheen on it and gives a nice shadow / outline of a guy's junk, without giving it away (ie. a mesh material which I'm TOTALLY against).

Joe Snyder Launch Bikini - http://www.freshpair.com/Joe-Snyder-Launch-Bikini-JSL01.html

I like this pair of undies for the same reason I liked the previous pair. Perfect coverage, right amount of hug, good material. The design also pulls the eye to the right places and allows for your junk to be brought out as a focal point instead of tucking it away.

Pikante Scottish Thong - http://www.freshpair.com/Pikante-Scottish-Thong-8406.html

I'm not really into thongs but the material is quite alluring. I live in the SouthWestern part of the US so it reminds me a lot of the hardworking country men in their flannel shirts... sorry, this is becoming a different kind of reponse. The material is great, very eye catching and the thong back looks great, I wish they used that material for the full waistband though.

Calvin Klein Steel Cotton - http://www.freshpair.com/Calvin-Klein-Steel-Cotton-Basin-Low-Rise-Trunk-U2705x-52509.html

Finally, a pair of underwear that is synonymous with both fashion and hot guys. Great waistband with an eyecatching flair, great material, can be found in multiple cuts and presents everything nicely.

Which of these would I wear on a daily basis? Easy question, all of them. I used to think going commando was insane, but I tried it a few times. Wasn't that bad. Could probably get used to it if I didn't like underwear so much. I think on average people are attracted to the things that would be comfortable as well. Now, if I were extremely active or had to go to the gym after I got off work then some of these just wouldn't do. For an office job... or most jobs this underwear should get the job done and be comfortable enough to hold you.

Now, if I were having to wear a G-String all day (example: http://www.freshpair.com/Joe-Snyder-G-String-JS02.html) I don't think I'd like that. It looks to offer little to no support (almost freeballing it).

Victor C said...

I'm also not into mesh underwear either, but I suppose a high quality pair would be nice to try. I have the same preconceptions about fit and comfort, but then again I've only been around a lack of quality.

On the other hand, I do kind of believe that underwear should lead to interest and intrigue rather than blatantly show off your assets. Not sure how they look in real life, but based on that last picture it doesn't seem to look too covered at all.

I may consider trying out a pair of these one day, but personally they're not my cup of tea.

Richard said...

I enjoy wearing underwear like this most of the time. Often the sheer skimpy designs are the most comfortable. Although I own several bikini and tanga briefs from Kiniki, they are not my favorite brand. They are very good value for money though. My favorite brands are Olaf Benz, Manstore, Body Aware, Joe Snyder and Hom for every day sexy but comfortable underwear.