The last couple of days I’ve had the pleasure of trying out the brand new Icon 2 collection by 2eros.
Established in 2008, 2eros is a rising star on the men’s underwear scene. Based in Australia, creator Jason Hoeung is part of a new generation of underwear designers that have made the land down under the undisputed trendsetting nation when it comes to men’s underwear fashion.
Besides the high-quality products, 2eros also take the prize for best brand name. The name ‘2EROS' can be read in two ways, either as ‘Zeros' or ‘To Eros'. ‘Zeros' symbolises the two circles within the 2EROS logo, which visually represents the male assets. How about that for a visual statement, huh? 🙂
Alternatively, Eros, the Greek god of lust and love, symbolically represents sex, male virility and passion. As a result, ‘To Eros' can also mean ‘to the god of love'. Certainly this brand will boost any man’s confidence!
With that said, let’s get on with the review of the Icon 2 trunks and briefs.
The Icon 2 trunk and briefs are classic low rise cuts. Some men can be a little intimidated when it comes to low rise underwear, fearing that it simply won’t cover up enough. Really, this is a myth and both the briefs and trunk rise just high enough on your waist so that you don’t have to walk around pulling up your underwear all the time.
I would say, though, that the trunk with its short legs is probably closer to a square cut style than your average trunk. However, this doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s a great fitting pair of underwear, which you will see below.
The pouch area is nicely framed by thick stitching and offers plenty of room for the average man’s package. The contours of the double-layered pouch are further accentuated by a white center stitching, which provides an eye-catching contrast to the solid color of the briefs/trunk (in my case lime green and black).
The back design of both the brief and trunk is well-proportioned and covers the entire area of your buttocks. Most men, myself included, find it extremely important that they don’t have pull their underwear out from between the buttocks all day long. The 2eros Icon 2 briefs and trunk stayed put all day long and didn’t reveal any embarrassing crack either.
With respect to the brief style, you need to be aware that it has been fitted with elastics to the end of each leg opening. To me these felt a little tight and could have used a little more stretch. I didn’t experience this issue with the trunk style.
The 2eros Icon 2 styles is equipped with a thick 1,8” waistband with a raised rubber printed logo and a prominently featured ‘OO’ symbol. The waistband has a product information patch stitched on the inside rear of the briefs. However, the stitching is done so that you won’t notice it at all.
The fabric is a very soft modal blend consisting of 50 % modal, 45 % cotton, and 5 % Elastane. Modal-based fabrics are a favorite of mine because they feel extremely soft and light against your skin. The fabric blend is one of the key features of the Icon 2 collection.
Out of the black trunk and the lime green briefs, the lime green color is my absolute favorite. The bright shade of green is highly fashionable right now. Generally, bright colors are very popular this spring, and a lime green pair of briefs will have you looking stylish in locker rooms as well as bedrooms.
Overall, both the Icon 2 styles fit like a glove. I wore a US size M for a 32″ waist, and I don’t see any need to size up or down.
The U03•07 Icon 2 trunk is priced at $34,95 and the U02•07 brief will set you back $32.95. This means that 2eros is a high-end brand, but the premium price of the products is positively outweighed by the quality and design.
Both styles can be purchased at 2eros own web shop.
RATING SYSTEM: 1=POOR, 3=AVERAGE, 5=SUPERIOR
A nice fit and superb quality.
Top-quality modal blend will feel comfortable all day long
The trunk fit like a glove. Briefs could have used some stretch in the leg openings.
Optimal production quality. Will hold up nicely in wash.
Size I Wore: M (I'm a 32″ waist)