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Big guys want style, too!
I love string bikinis. I'm not trying to look sexy or anything--at 6'3" & 245 lbs I'm never going to be confused with the guys modeling these things--the simple truth is I just don't like a lot of "material". I can't stand boxers or trunks or the traditional "tighty whitey" styles. Most manufacturers dont seem to understand that us big guys might like something a little skimpier that offers support and comfort, but Jockey got these right! I used to Jockey Sport string bikinis MANY years ago and hated it when the line was discontinued, but these Elance strings are the best I've found since then. Thanks, Jockey!
(P.S. Some of us guys like colors other than blue, black, white and gray!)
January 18, 2010
Keeps me cool and wicks away moisture during games
Great for working on suntan, traveling, working out, around the house or in the garden/yard.
Made of 100% cotton and NOT binding.
Who could ask for anything better.
August 10, 2015
Not The Same...
I've bought this style of underwear for the past 5 years. They WERE the most comfortable, but about 1 to 2 years ago Jockey must have switched manufacturer. Instead of a white band/white briefs, the band went to black. Of course the color change had no affect, but the fit was no longer "full coverage". I have a 33" waist, yet needed to order an XL to make sure both the front and back had the right coverage. Seems like (if they got a new manufacturer or vendor for these) that the company decided to scrimp on the material by cutting off a good 1/2" off the material (which I'm sure could add up to big money). Unfortunately this means I need to find a new company that makes this style but has man-sized coverage. Sorry Jockey... but you need to watch what's going on (a lot more "quality control").
September 30, 2012
The best in comfort and style
The string bikini has been my underwear of choice since it was introduced in the late 1980's. My underwear drawer has a weeks supply of this brief plus one or two more Jockey styles. I have seen several changes from a narrower waist band to a wider heavier one which was superior to the present one. With the string you almost feel like you are not wearing anything becasue of the freedom of nothing on your legs. PLEASE do not stop making this style. I have worn a lot of Jockey styles but this one is the BEST!
June 15, 2010
simple support makes this one a winner
I normally wear boxer briefs but found my workouts in the gym to be missing some support. I decided to give these a try, and oh what a difference! I am glad I did try these and already bought another package. I like the extra firm support these bikinis offer however I would not consider them a 'string bikini' (but that's just me). The elastic band is a good method of keeping the underwear in place during high intensity movements. The full coverage backside is indeed better and stays in its place. I may even consider wearing these in the tanning both.
February 8, 2010
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Jockey string bikini 2-pk
I was very pleased when my Jockey string bikini arrived. I purchased 4 pair and they arrived very quickly. I love wearing these underwear. They fit very nicely. I like walking around the house with nothing on but my Jockey bikinis. I wish that you would go back to putting a white band on the top instead of the black. They feel great and I love the cotton. Thanks again and tell your customer service department that when I call them all the people are very polite and helpful. Thanks for bringing the Jockey string bikini back in cotton. Floyd the DJ
September 18, 2015
over 2 years ago
Fix me please:-) :-)
1. Need more of a pouch in front
2. Need single panel in front or install cooler mash panels

This should fix the problem for this item

This could be a real seller ////but please fix it :-) :-) :-) :-)
August 23, 2012
Not Bad, Not Great.
Thought these would be fun for laying around the house and really trashy tan lines. Only problem is that the "basket" part of the underwear doesn't really *contain* everything; should have made them slightly larger.
July 17, 2012
No longer available in stores?
I see they have gone up in price $3.+ in the past 3 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 4, 2012
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Extra room please
I like the fit around the waist and there's enough coverage on the back...the problem is in the front there's not enough room for all my junk. I'm not packing heat, but there's a difference between snug and strangling.
January 2, 2016

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Why did you choose this? Store
100% cotton. Perfect fit
Vicki F on Mar 15, 2018
Purvi S on Mar 13, 2018
100% cotton. Perfect fit
Vicki F on Mar 15, 2018
Have worn them in the past and they are always a good fit
Jack S on Mar 15, 2018
Purvi S on Mar 13, 2018
wear them everyday they are great
ERIC P on Mar 12, 2018
I have have been wearing them for years, I like that it gives freedom in the hip area.
Daniel D on Mar 10, 2018
Comfort comfort comfort!
B H on Mar 8, 2018
Comfort, fit, and flexibility.
E.J. V on Mar 1, 2018
I used this so many time, I try the other one and is not tight like this kind. That is why I am back to the original one.
Ferry T on Mar 1, 2018
he likes the fit
D O on Feb 27, 2018
I have worn these for years and am satisfied.
PHILIP D on Feb 25, 2018
I really like the Elance,they fit great
bosjo56 on Feb 23, 2018
J R on Feb 23, 2018
love the way they fit
J O on Feb 22, 2018
sale price
Michael M on Feb 20, 2018
comfort and style. have worn these for years
Peter K on Feb 19, 2018
Elizabeth Z on Feb 18, 2018
I don't like bunching where thigh meets groin. These have been great for many years. Since local retailers no longer stock this style I just buy them online. Easy.
T I on Feb 17, 2018
Like this style and like the current price of these colors
MS111 on Feb 17, 2018
My husband loves this style. We are finding it harder to find a big selection in this style.
Janine A on Feb 16, 2018
I have won them before and I really like them!
C A on Feb 15, 2018
Comfort and style
Eric S on Feb 15, 2018
Fit well, look good
Wayne B on Feb 14, 2018
Comfort & Style
Anthony G on Feb 10, 2018
i like the color
Gary L on Feb 10, 2018
Very comfortable.
Carlton D on Feb 10, 2018
very comfortable
S P on Feb 10, 2018
husband's favorite style
D E on Feb 10, 2018
I enjoy wearing these, they fit well and are durable
Barton A on Feb 9, 2018
Re-ordered two more 2 packs, after being happy with a recent order of two 2 packs. Wasn’t sure I’d like them so much, but I really do. Fit well under snug jeans, and provide a sense of freedom under loose slacks also. These are a great alternative to boxer briefs on days where I just don’t want that constricted feeling on my thighs.
J O on Feb 9, 2018
Comfort price fit
Richard G on Feb 7, 2018
Jockey is extremely comfortable and the sale price was spot on.
Loren K M on Feb 7, 2018
This has always been my choice for years great fir for being very active does not ride up your ?
Robert B on Feb 7, 2018
Jeffrey M on Feb 7, 2018
I have purchased this product in the past and like the style and fit is true. Comfortable to wear everyday.
G R on Feb 5, 2018
because that's the one type I have been using for years
Otto O on Feb 5, 2018
Already have this type, they are comportable
Jack S on Feb 4, 2018
They're comfortable and well-made. I liked the style. They were on sale. This is my second purchase. I made an initial purchase of some a few weeks ago.
Paul B on Feb 3, 2018
Comfortable and long lasting
Peter M on Feb 3, 2018
They are exactly what works best for my husband. they hold up well too.
Janice C on Feb 3, 2018
Although they have begun running very small within the last five years,( he's five feet nine inches and 185 lbs, and the XL just barely does it) he loves this cut. It has also become very expensive and difficult to find even at the Jockey store.
Willa B on Feb 2, 2018
Trying different types
Raymond L on Feb 2, 2018
My husband loves these, the are comfortable. Wish the had more colors
Julie M on Feb 2, 2018
C H on Feb 1, 2018
My husband thinks they're comfortable
Julie A on Feb 1, 2018
John M on Jan 29, 2018
The fit is good and comfortable.Have been wearing this style for over 25 years.Tried other styles and brands but none come close to this quality.
Christopher G on Jan 29, 2018
Comfortable style too wear. Only wish there wear more colors.
Eric S on Jan 29, 2018
Jockey quality and design
James M B on Jan 27, 2018
comfort, Jockey quality
William W on Jan 27, 2018
try new fabric
James W on Jan 23, 2018
Have worn them in the past and they are always a good fit
Jack S on Mar 15, 2018
wear them everyday they are great
ERIC P on Mar 12, 2018
I recently, last week, purchased 2 2 packs of elance string bikini, I have 4 other pairs and wanted to get a few more. The 2 packs contain one solid brief and one printed brief. The printed ones are so different in feel, stiff not soft like the solid, fit smaller and appear to be a different material. The solids get a 5 star while the print at most get 2 stars. Anyone else experience this????
Peter D on Jan 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I will forward your suggestion to offer these in a solid pack.
my husbands jean size is 36 waist would he wear a large for the Elance string?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes that would be 36-38 waist
Is a 32-34 mean size small?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. A 32-34 waist size would be considered a Medium. Thank you and have a good day.
Exactly when does the 4th of July sale come to an end?
Doobie on Jun 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact one of our personal shoppers at 1-800-562-5391, we would be happy to assist you with your question. Thank you and have a good day.
Do they come in XXL? Why does Jockey now make bigger sizes?
A shopper on May 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately we do not carry this style in XXL. I will forward your inquiry onto our sales and merchandising staff. They have asked us to forward any suggestions and feedback to them. Thank you and have a good day.
I would like to purchase Elance product but there is no shipping to Canada. Jockey Canada does NOT carry the line. Any suggestions? Online retailers appear to be prevented from shipping to Canada.
A shopper on May 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. I do apologize for the inconvenience, the only suggestion we have is if you know anyone in the United States with both a billing and shipping address in the United States that can order for you. Then they will be able to ship to you. Thank you and have a good day.
Do you ship to Australia?
A shopper on May 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. We don't currently offer delivery to Australia from the United States, though we are tracking feedback on this subject for future planning. Meanwhile, our Australian Jockey Web site does have a list of Internet retailers who do ship to Australia: Thank you and have a good day.
Do you Ship to Barbados?
Emerson D on Mar 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Than you for your inquiry. At this time we do not ship outside the United States. I do apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you and have a good day.
Does the Elance String bikini have the unnecessary "privacy" liner in the front? It defeats the purpose of cooling.
A shopper on Feb 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they do and I wish they didn't . You are right on. If I wanted a fur lined jock I'd go find one. But I do like the Jockey Elance String bikini and have several pair.
Is there a lining inside the front pouch of either or both the mesh or Elance string bikini? Larry
L M on Jan 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes there is a lining in the elance string bikini that is 100% cotton. It the perfect underwear and could only be better if they made it with less material, smaller coverage in front and back but not a thong.
Why hasn't the string bikini Elegance been brought back into the store's?
Randy on Nov 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have the same question!!!
Can you consider making this with the smaller/thinner waist band from early 90s again? Much more comfy not so tight.
A shopper on Nov 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Please don't make the waist band thinner. When the underwear wears out I use the band to sew on my designer skirts made from T shirts. People love them, I recycle everything I can from the industry b/c I can't fine elastic as good as those that come on your product!
Why don't you make the Elance in XL black any more ? I know there are many that would buy them if you offered them !.
james t on Nov 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. We are currently sold out in black. We should have more in stock in 4-6 weeks. Please check back as inventory might in sooner. Thank you and have a good day.
Size XL ?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Thank you for you inquiry. We do have the Elance String Bikini in XL, we are currently out of packages of Black and Platinum. Thank you and have a good day.
when did Jockey bring back Elance ?
S L on Oct 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. The Elance String Bikini came back a year ago. Thank you and have a good day.
I want to know if the pouch is the same color of the brief or if it is lined? I would prefer it be same as the the Elance Bikini 3 pack
Carl P on Sep 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi, thank you for your inquiry. Please contact one of our personal shoppers at 1-800-562-5391 and they will be able to assist you. Thank you and have a good day.
The pouch isn't big enough in most underwear for my hubby. Would ordering a size larger give more room in the pouch area?
Rena N on Apr 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. While generally ordering a larger size will result in a bigger pouch area, it will also have an effect on the waistband measurement as well. If for any reason your purchase doesn't work out, I'd like to invite you to give one of our Personal Shoppers a call at 1-800-JOCKEY-1 (800-562-5391). We would be more than happy to assist you in this matter as all of our purchases are 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
I need a shipment to Mexico. Can you Help me please ?
OSCAR R on Dec 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate your enthusiasm for our brand, but here at we only to the United States. Sorry for any disappointment. You can check local availability of Jockey products in your neck of the world online at our international portal at:
why don't you make the string bikini with a contoured pouch for those of us that are endowed or larger than most? I love the Elance string bikini but need more room.
Morgan T on Aug 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Be nice to have a bigger pouch
Is the lettering black on the black waistband per the photo or white per the description?
jayh3 on Aug 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: That is a great question. The lettering will be in white, as in the product description on the product listing. I do apologize for the confusion.
what colors are the letters on the waist band?
mark e on Aug 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! The lettering featured on our Elance String Bikini will be the same color as the waistband. In this case, it would be a matte black. Hope this helps!
It says this is a new product. Is this the product you discontinued a couple years ago? Is it back?
Bill C on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! I'm happy to inform you, that due to overwhelming customer feedback, we have brought our entire Men's Elance collection back to our offerings here at as an online exclusive collection. These are indeed the same styles you have enjoyed for years!
The new Jockey string bikini shows a black waistband, but the description says white like the last offering???
A shopper on Jul 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! At this time our Elance String Bikini features a black waistband and white body as pictured when selecting the color pack white. Hope this helps!
You made a big deal via today's email blast that Elance is back. I went to order the string bikinis, but there is nothing available but black. If they're back, why only one color? I don't care for black ones.
RICHARD A on Jul 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you very much for your question. We will be offering the Jockey Men's Elance String Bikini in white as well, but because we received such a demand to bring this style back, we are putting the colors available online as soon as we received. We ended up receiving the color black before we received white. We should hopefully have the white available in the next few weeks.
Count us in on the disappointed customers who miss the men's sting bikini. It's the most comfortable option for men who need full range of movement. Is it possible to bring them back?
A shopper on Mar 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you very much for your email. I wish we could have found more people like you, who enjoyed our Men's Elance String Bikini. It was, alas, discontinued due to poor sales performance. I ran a quick scan on inventory in our warehouse and our outlet stores (sometimes we can find discontinued products there). But no luck: there's not a single piece to be found. Sorry about that.

I wish I could refer you to something else, but unfortunately, we have nothing else quite like it. It was unique (which no doubt also explains your determination to find it amid our array of other products).

Meanwhile, we will pass your feedback on to our merchandising and sales staff as products are often brought back when consumer demand is great enough.
Why did you stop making men's string bikini underwear ? Actually you and everyone else. People still like the string bikini (not thong or jock strap).
A shopper on Oct 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They make a string bikini. I preferred them when they had a white waistband, but it is still a great product. Are you just looking for something slimmer/smaller than what Jockey makes?
can I get these in a store in s jersey 08012 ?


Jockey® Elance® String Bikini - 2 Pack


Jockey® Elance® String Bikini - 2 Pack
A shopper on Oct 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am very sorry but we have discontined the Elance string bikini style number 1005. At this time we do not have a replacement for it. I will pass you suggestion on to our product development team and hopefully we will bring them back in the future.
Does jockey still sell elance bikini for men?
A shopper on Sep 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am very sorry to be the bearer of bad news but we have discontinued the Elance String Bikini. I will pass your suggestion on to our product development team and hopefully we will bring them back in the future.
Why would Jockey cancel such a popular style? Jockey has lost my business after 25 years.
Mark B on Sep 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am very sorry that we discontinued your favorite style, Mark. Thank you for your suggestion tha we bring it back. I am passing your feedback along to our product development team and hopefully we will bring them back.
Why discontinue the only underwear that fits athletes in the product line? The rest of your products simply bind up on those of us that are physically fit. 5' 7", 195 lbs. 4% body fat, size large. Bring them back please.
Mark S on Sep 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Great news! Jockey men’s Elance products are back! Just click here:'s%20elance