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Written By: Eric @ MensUnderwearGuide.com, Founder and Head Writer of MensUnderwearGuide.com
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Author’s Note: Tani sent me these Silk Cut Hip Briefs free of charge to try out. However, I was not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are my own.
What I love about the world of men’s underwear is that there are many brands, styles, and designs to try out. While it seems everyone wears the same leading brands – such as Calvin Klein and Hanes in the U.S. – this isn’t the case. I believe all guys need to experiment with wearing new, unique, and exciting brands. And underwear experimentation brings us to today’s latest addition to my underwear collection, Tani USA.
Tani reached out to a certain men’s underwear expert (me!) to provide a review of one of their products, and I chose their Silk Cut Hip Briefs for two reasons. First, as I have noted previously, briefs are rising in popularity again amongst guys. Not only do I want to add more briefs to my collection, but I also want to provide help to guys seeking to switch to briefs.
The second reason is that readers know about my love for modal underwear, which primarily drove me to Tani’s Silk Cut lineup. Modal is softer and better for the environment than cotton, so I recommend all guys try out modal underwear. And as I will find out, Tani’s Silk Cut briefs are no exception.
Trying On Tani’s Silk Cut Hip Briefs
Once I opened the package, Tani’s briefs felt amazing in my hands. They were very soft, yet not as thin as my Calvin Kleins, which are my favorite modal boxer briefs yet provide little support. In contrast, Tani’s briefs felt like they could support me while providing luxurious comfort.
Tani uses MicroModal AIR, a finer version of the regular modal fabric. As a modal underwear snob, I can tell the difference between modal fabrics, and Tani’s feels thicker yet softer than Calvin Klein’s modal. Yay MicroModal AIR!
After I got out of the shower, I put on these Tani briefs for the first time. I couldn’t believe, as a 35-year-old guy, I was wearing
tighty-whiteys white briefs. Yet I was, and they looked lovely! I love that the waistband is thinner than usually found on men’s underwear. I prefer thinner waistbands, so less material rubs against my waist (I reviewed Intimissimi’s trunks with a similar waistband). And thinner waistbands look clean and crisp, providing a modern sophistication to white briefs.
Wearing Tani’s briefs felt as comfortable and luxurious as I anticipated. The MicroModal fabric is soft and light against my skin, yet also snug in a good way. These briefs supported my balls well, and I didn’t feel like I was freeballing like I sometimes do in my Calvin Klein modal boxer briefs.
Speaking of light fabric, these white briefs are somewhat translucent. The pouch has thicker fabric, so it is not see-through. Yet everywhere else, the fabric is thin enough to allow the color of your skin to come through a bit. I believe it adds to the sexiness of these low-rise briefs, so I am good with it. However, consider this if you expect a thick opaque pair of white briefs to arrive.
Remember, these are low-rise briefs
One note I want to share is how low-rise these briefs are. I knew they would be low-rise, and I like that style. Yet, they are low rise. After I pee, sometimes I feel like they won’t even cover my penis fully (they do, though, I’m not that big, haha). Other brands like Saxx or Calvin Klein have a higher rise to cover more of your waist and lower stomach.
On the other hand, these Silk Cut briefs provide slightly more coverage of your hips and pelvis than other hip-cut briefs, such as Mack Weldon or Separatec. Not a big difference at all, and if you prefer a more modest look yet still want a hip-cut brief, these Silk Cut briefs are perfect. But if you love low-rise briefs, you may want to consider Tani’s AirFit Contrast Briefs. They are cut shorter, exposing much more hip skin. Or if you want a full-cut brief for maximum coverage, then get Tani’s regular Silk Cut briefs (not Silk Cut hip briefs).
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The Details of Tani Silk Cut Hip Briefs
As always, I cover eight essential features of each pair of underwear so you know what to look out for and how to Find Your Ideal Pair.
- Length: Hip Briefs expose more of the hip than full-cut briefs. I like this cut as it looks modern and sophisticated compared to old-school “tighty whiteys.” Note that Tani also offers Silk Cut boxer briefs and Silk Cut Jockstraps too!
- If you want to expose ever more skin than these Tani briefs, consider buying a tanga brief instead.
- Price: $$$$. Tani is an expensive brand, no way around it. These Silk Cut Hip Briefs are $40/pair, which is very high for what is a pair of white briefs. I wouldn’t pay $40/pair for these white briefs on their own. Although, while on the upper end of men’s underwear pricing, it is in line with other luxury brands such as Tommy John and Mack Weldon.
- Discount Note: Nonetheless, if you combine sales and coupon codes, or a coupon code with a three-pack, you can get the price down into the mid $30s per pair or even less. For example, a three-pack of Silk Cut briefs is on sale for $100, or $33.33/pair. That’s looking better! Then you can use coupon code AJJ4SH to get 10% off! Now a three-pack is down to $90, or $30/pair. You can further lower the price during sales throughout the year, bringing the cost per pair under $30 – a great deal!
- Discount Note 2: Tani also sells its underwear on Amazon, which is good if you have Amazon Prime. However, you can’t apply coupon codes on Amazon, meaning you’ll probably get a better deal buying directly from Tani.
- Colors and Patterns: I chose white briefs because I don’t have any white briefs in my underwear collection. Yet Tani offers several colors. Note that Tani doesn’t sell patterned briefs, only solid colors.
- Material and Fabric: These hip briefs are 94% MicroModal AIR and 6% elastane. Modal is super soft and one of my two favorite underwear fabrics. Most modal undies come with 5% elastane, so having the extra 1% elastane content is a nice touch.
- Flys: As expected on high-end men’s underwear, there is no functional fly.
- Penis Pouches: All of Tani’s underwear comes with a standard, non-separated penis pouch. I felt it was roomy, although bigger guys may want extra space.
- Branded waistbands: I appreciate that Tani’s waistbands feature a subdued logo, which depending on the color, is nearly invisible. If I purchase higher-end underwear, I don’t want to become a billboard for the brand. Note that Tani’s waistband size is also thinner than usual waistbands for a low-rise look (less chance of the waistband showing above your shorts).
- Multipacks: Tani sells three-packs of some of its underwear, including Silk Cut Hip Briefs. Buying a three-pack will help decrease the price per pair, especially if you combine it with a discount code or a sale.
- Design Country: United States
Final Thoughts on Tani Silk Cut Hip Briefs
Overall, I loved wearing my Tani briefs throughout the day and while sleeping. I have worn them a couple of times – including right now as I write this post – and the results have been the same. If you are looking for a high-quality pair of modern hip-cut briefs, and like or desire the low-cut look, then these Tani Silk Cut Hip Briefs are a great pick.
Yet, are they worth $40? I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy them at full price. However, as I mentioned above, you can apply sales and coupon codes to lower the cost into the low to mid $30s/pair. $30/pair is a great deal compared to other high-end underwear brands, so I’d take that deal! I would also love to explore their Silk Cut trunks and boxer briefs as a genuine contender to my Calvin Klein modal boxer briefs. But that’s for another blog post! 🙂
Have you checked out Tani’s underwear before? Tell me about your experience! (Also, you can read a Forbes interview with Tani’s CEO/Founder here.)
A hottie wearing Tani boxer briefs.
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