The checked pattern was my favorite thing about this pair of underwear. The colors are subtle enough that it wasn’t a huge distraction.
The rise felt perfect. It wasn’t super low to the point of spilling out and it wasn’t high enough to reach my bellybutton.
The waistband and leg-hole piping was very minimal. Neither was bulky enough to be seen through tight pants. The leg-hole style was similar to a hem rather than piping. The waistband was small enough that it didn’t feel like I was wearing a belt or that I could fold it over for a lower rise.
One of the first things I noticed when I put on the trunks was the long tag in the bag. It was itchy/noticeable throughout the entire day. Washing it seemed to make it less of a problem, but I would suggest cutting off the tag.
It wasn’t the softest underwear I’ve ever worn (even though it was 95% cotton). It wasn’t a deal-breaker, but it was disappointing.
The fit was slightly looser than other pairs I have worn. This was specifically true around the leg holes. The “grip” was loose enough to not leave any marks or indents on my skin.
The trunks did not have a fly. There was a Y-shaped seam in the front that was camouflaged by the print.
The length of the legs was shorter than I expected. It felt like it was a square-cut style rather than trunks.
95% Cotton/5% Elastane
Exposed hugo boss waistband
Made in Egypt