Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, know that I have a little bit of a “thing” for men’s underwear. In fact, there was a time where I was reviewing men’s underwear on a monthly (or even bi-weekly) basis for a bit. It’s been a while, but I am back with version 12.0 (!) – featuring AsWeMove.
It’s hard to believe that I am in my 12th version of this series! What started off as a quest to find the perfect underwear for active men has turned into an installment that has spanned years and at least two dozen different companies. And, in something I thought relatively impossible, this current company has provided one of the more unique men’s underwear I have tried to date.
Now, when I say that, I will clarify that AsWeMove’s sample are also some of the most accessible and normal pairs as well. There is little visual frill to their StealthSkyn underwear – the colors are muted and the styles are pretty straightforward (briefs, boxer briefs, and trunks). But man, what they have created is pretty darn awesome.
The way to explain the fit and feel (and the way I first described them to my wife) was that they are about as close to women’s underwear as can be. I know that sounds off, but I think its relatively true – and not even that weird. They are super light and thin – like .0048mm of thinness – that it honestly, seriously, 100% truthfully feels like you aren’t even wearing anything. Even in the longer versions, it felt about as commando as could be.
And thus, it’s some of the most comfortable underwear I have worn as well. I have been wearing (and washing) them over the past few weeks and they remain in place quite well. When lying around, wearing on a run, and even during some garage yoga – even the long pairs hold in place quite well. In the Aspire pairs, I did get a little dropping in the rear area from time to time, but nothing too significant and definitely no different than most of my other pairs in my closet. I recall no such issue in the Dominate pairs. They also have a patent pending 3D formed “Aerator” keeps things cool and dry.
The price is definitely more than many/most underwear companies we have reviewed, but I believe these will last quite some time.
I have been very impressed with these – like seriously impressed. They fit way better than I anticipated they would, and the support has been mindblowing for just how thin and light they are. They are absolutely worth considering as an investment just with how much better they work than most other cheap undergarments on the market.
- Aspire Long Boxer Brief ($49)
- Domination Collection
More about AsWeMove:
Being a lifetime competitive Athlete with a 15 year career as a Luxury Fashion Photographer has it’s advantages if you ever want to take on the challenge of re-creating an undergarment that hasn’t changed in over 80 years, and transform it into the most cutting edge performance underwear ever created. Motivated by his obsession for movement and his life long struggle to find a base layer that encompasses both functional and timeless design the journey began.
It was in 2006 when Ishi’s work first gained notoriety after being awarded Fashion Photographer of the year by the ADC council and was invited to take part in an exclusive exhibition in Monaco, Italy along side legendary photographers, Herb Ritts, Man Ray, Helmut Newton, and Steven Meisel. Meeting his future Agent at the event opening, the momentum began.Residing in Paris, France for the majority of his career, Ishi was the first Japanese Fashion Photographer to ever be contracted by Vogue Magazine. Opportunity combined with his meticulous preparation, soon lead to capturing campaigns from top tier brands such as Burberry, Christian Dior, Fendi, Hermés, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Valentino, (to name a few). He was also entrusted with the imagery of Harrods of Knightsbridge for 14 consecutive years. In 2012 He was contracted by PUMA worldwide to be Usain Bolt’s photographer after his Olympic reign, and this naturally lead to a plethora of collaborations with SuperAthletes all over Europe with brands such as Nike and Adidas.Based in Canada today, and retired from Fashion Photography and hand in hand with his life partner, Jo & Ishi has begun their new chapter. Staying true to his passion for movement and garments, together they aim to change the landscape and perception of men’s underwear forever.
Thank you to AsWeMove for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.