At the beginning of December you were introduced to Garçon Model and their Kickstarter campaign where they are not only raising money to help launch their second collection, they are also putting you, the consumer, in charge of some of their product development. For a minimum pledge of $20 (CAD), you can take part in shaping the future of their 2014 collection by voting for your favorite style and color combination. Once the collection is ready to go, supporters will be issued a coupon so they can get the undies they helped design and make happen. Pretty cool.
As luck would have it, I’ve had the good fortune to check out some of their Boxers and I am ready to tell you all about it. Firstly, thanks to the fact that these are not made from cotton, the color, which is integral to the fiber, not dyed after the fact, is downright spectacular. Think VIVID cobalt. In fact, the colors that Garçon Model use are so dense and brilliant you may find yourself looking for excuses to show your underwear to anyone even remotely interested in seeing them.
This impulse to overshare is only reinforced by how good you will look once you put them on. The material, a blend of 82% nylon microfiber and 18% elastane, is smooth and luxurious against the skin, and it does an almost magical job of smoothing over the undesirable aspects of the middle-aged male physique while accentuating and supporting its assets. This means you don’t have to look like a Garçon Model model in order to be confident that, underneath it all, you look pretty darned good in their extraordinary undies.
This synthetic blend, is also key to the overall fit of the underwear. Without the added elastane, microfiber drapes beautifully and tends to conform to the body quite closely. With the elastane, that quality is transformed into a body-hugging, supportive fit that covers just enough but does not conceal, if you know what I mean. The end result is a look that’ll make you look twice.
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**Full disclosure: These boxers were provided at no cost for the purpose of testing/reviewing. To think otherwise would be silly.