Today’s underwear review is of the HOM Elysse HO1 mini brief. The pair we tried on was supplied to us by DeadGoodUndies. This brief is part of the HO1 range of HOM. HO1 stands for Horizontal Opening No1 which is a patented design of a practical horizontal pouch opening. The HO1 range was first launched in 1997 and since then many cuts, fabrics and colours have been added.
HOM - Elysee HO1 mini brief
Adam Coussins posing in the HOM Elysee HO1 mini brief for
Review by Ethan for Men
and Underwear Blog:

Passes the test with flying colours – A pair you really must try.
HOM has a very long history of manufacturing underwear for men. The French brand was born in 1968 in Marseilles and since then it has created outstanding designs and set trends for the underwear market not only in Europe but also worldwide. Just check out their HOMIX design of 1976 and you’ll realise how many brands today are producing underwear based on that same design.
Usually my reviews are of a specific pair of underwear, rather than of a brand as a whole, but I the history and expertise of this particular brand can hardly be overstated. The particular design I tried recently, the Elysee HO1 mini briefs, merely confirms that HOM deserves its place among the best underwear manufacturers in the world.
A quirk of this design, the HO1 opening at the front, works well not only as a fully functional (and highly practical) opening to the pouch, but also as a nice design element. The waistband is very finely manufactured both inside and out, looks great and has a very soft feel to the skin. The fabric is a blend of modal, elastane, polyester and silk and makes for one of the softest items of underwear you can buy.
The attention to detail in the stitching is also remarkable: softer, finer stitching where the waistband joins the panels and stronger, sturdier stitching around the legs, to keep the garment in shape. The colour combination of red, white and black appealed to me and I loved the HOM badge on the left, embroidered in the same colours. The only thing I didn’t like was the washing instructions label, which is too long, but you can easily cut it out.
These briefs were great to wear. They stayed comfortable and in place throughout a long day of heavy work in the garden – surely as rigorous a test as a long workout at the gym. After a couple of washes they look just as good as new and I expect they will stay in great condition for a very long time. Important when you find a garment you particularly like.
In a word, one of my favourite designs for a very long time.

HOM Elysee HO1 mini brief

Some extra details
Fabric: Modal, elastane, polyester and silk blend. The fabric is
lightweight, very soft, and feels extremely comfortable against the skin.
Elasticated branded waistband with a soft feel on the inside.
Fit: The fit is extremely good: Contour pouch.
Soft, stretchy fabric. Very comfortable.
Manufacturing: No loose threads, no misaligned
details. The panels are cut with extreme precision. Strong stitching with soft feel. Creative
details, nice use of colours. Label with washing instructions. HOM badge stitched on the front left side.
HOM Elysee HO1 mini brief
Underwear Specifications
Fabric: Modal 81%, polyester 9%, elastane 7%, silk 3%.
Normal rise briefs. Horizontal front opening. Elasticated waistband. Made in Morocco.
HOM Elysee HO1 mini briefs are great underwear for every
day use.
Price: 26 euros – 21 pounds – 34.10 US dollars
Underwear provided by:
Direct link for this product: HOM Elysee HO1 mini brief
Colours available: Black

Sizes: Small, medium, large, extra large, double extra large.