I’d heard a lot about the “Made in America” brief from Baskitwear, appropriately called the America Brief. I have quite a bit of Baskit underwear in my drawer and have my favorites, but 2 weeks ago I bought a pair of the America Briefs and suddenly, I have a new favorite. It took me a while to actually do laundry and wear them – and I put them through 24 hours of torture.
I put them on first thing in the morning and went to work. Everything stayed put, the quality of these briefs was really nice (and should be for the price point). I didn’t have any issues with riding up, folding over, or some of the problems one has with lesser briefs.
After a full day of work I wore them through the night – nothing major, just out to dinner and lounging around watching TV. Then I slept in them (my usual attire for bed). So far, so good.
Usually after sleeping in underwear, it’s a bit loose in the morning. Most briefs can’t hold up to a full 24 hours of wear and use. I pushed mine further. I get up at 5:15 AM and go to the gym every morning. For an hour of cardio. Every morning. I just left these briefs on through the workout. Although they breathed fine for normal wear, I don’t recommend them for a work out. A jock or jock brief is going to fare FAR better. (And there are plenty of those in the Baskit family).
The waistband on these briefs is nice and wide – and it holds up. No folding or flattening. No cutting into your skin. It’s a really comfortable fit – especially for a wide band.
These briefs are 90% cotton and 10% elastine. The cotton is a nice, classic feel for everything it contains. I’ve always loved the classic cotton feel and these briefs keep the standard well.
I found the America Brief to be firm but not binding. There’s an ample pouch in the front to keep everything where it should be without smushing it down.
I was really pleased that Baskit brought back a classic pouch to hold your, well, basket. It kept everything front and center without those lift gimicks you find in other brands. Functionally, these briefs are solid.
The America Briefs use a classic brief shape and style, with some updated contrast piping and accents. The style really makes them look great on anyone who looks good in briefs.
My verdict (all out of 10):
- Fit: 10
- Material: 9
- Comfort: 10
- Style: 9
- Wearability: 10
Where to buy: www.baskitwear.com (also comes in a sport jock and low rise trunk)