Derek Rose: Hipster Trunks – Review

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Derek Rose is a proud English label that specializes in tailored nightwear, loungewear, and underwear. The brand dates all the way back to 1926 and remains steadfast in its founders, Derek Rose, and his father Lou Rose’s original vision; to create luxury garments that are immaculately crafted out of the finest materials possible.

I’ve heard so much about Derek Rose in the past.. that I figured that it was time to give them a try. I ended up getting a pair of their “Hipster Trunks.” TJ21-Derek-Rose-Hipster-Trunks-Review-Underwear-London-2.jpg

The packaging itself is nicely designed/put together.

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I was pleasantly surprised to find that the box has a magnetic closure which just upped the overall experience of unboxing the product. I just love little details that let me know that a brand has literally thought through everything.

TJ21-Derek-Rose-Hipster-Trunks-Review-Underwear-London-4.jpgOne of the most important things that I look for in clothing is the type of fabric used.

These trunks are constructed out of 92% Pima cotton and 8% Elastane. This tells me that the garment is going to stretch well due to the elastane and it’s going to be really soft and breathable because of the Pima cotton.

Pima cotton is grown in only a few select countries around the world and is in my opinion one of the softest types of cotton out on the market. If something is made out of Pima cotton that becomes a huge selling point for me.

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One of the details that I really liked and found unique to Derek Rose was the way that the elastic band was sewn onto the trunks. If you look over the picture above, you will see that the band is literally sewn completely over the fabric. Thus solving the problem of having the elastic band pull on any body hair or having it uncomfortably dig into your skin. TJ21-Derek-Rose-Hipster-Trunks-Review-Underwear-London-6.jpg

Another impressive factor is that there really aren’t that many seams. As you can see the back is one solid sheet of fabric.TJ21-Derek-Rose-Hipster-Trunks-Review-Underwear-London-8.jpg

Another notable details is that Derek Rose’s initials are subtly embroidered onto the elastic band. TJ21-Derek-Rose-Hipster-Trunks-Review-Underwear-London-9.jpg

Just so you can get an idea of how they fit.. I’ve added a picture of a model wearing the same style of trunks just in an alternate print.

In Conclusion

Super soft, breathable, non bulky, stretch fabric gives you an enjoyable wearing experience.

Innovative waist band helps prevent any chances of the band digging into your skin and/or pulling any body hair throughout the day.

These trunks do however run on the pricier side of the spectrum and retail for £34.00 (USD $50.00). Not for nothing I do believe that you are paying for a well thought out product as opposed to simply paying for a name brand with a subpar product.