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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
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
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
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
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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
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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Why did you choose this? Store
simple.....for comfort!!
ronald d on May 19, 2018
My husband loves these.
Rolliana S on May 17, 2018
simple.....for comfort!!
ronald d on May 19, 2018
These are them only ones my husband would wear
Maria L on May 18, 2018
My husband loves these.
Rolliana S on May 17, 2018
Great design and comfortable fit.
Cheryl O on May 15, 2018
Robert B on May 14, 2018
wanted to try the 100% cotton
kevin E on May 12, 2018
Comfort / good design
Robert H on May 10, 2018
Judy K on May 10, 2018
Durable, comfortable and attractive
lance b on May 9, 2018
Because I like the style
Chuck F on May 9, 2018
I like bikini briefs. Ever since I was 16 years old this was my favorite brand & style.
Peter C on May 8, 2018
long time satisfied user
Iva M on May 8, 2018
Been using for years, most comfortable ever ! I like the red.
John H on May 8, 2018
I bought them for him years ago and he wears every pair until they're almost "thread-bare"! He loves the way they fit, and I don't mind looking at him in them (wink, wink!)
Beverly M on May 8, 2018
They are Good.
walter w on May 7, 2018
Nice quality wear
Kenneth T on May 7, 2018
like the fit and color choice.
James k on May 7, 2018
I have worn Jockey products in the past. My wife buys them for me. I have a colostomy, and this particular style works well with that.
Paul B on May 6, 2018
very comfortable
A R on May 5, 2018
ordered before
A N on Apr 30, 2018
because I've these for 20yrs
floyd s on Apr 30, 2018
like the style and color
Gerald B on Apr 29, 2018
Eugene V on Apr 26, 2018
This is all I've ever bought
Adley C on Apr 25, 2018
Extra room in thigh area
DAVID M on Apr 25, 2018
this is the product that he likes
Miriam B on Apr 23, 2018
I like the style how they fit, and comfort
Gregory T on Apr 22, 2018
style, color and feel
Reinaldo S on Apr 22, 2018
the cut of the pouch and the cotton material
Peter C on Apr 22, 2018
The quality is a cut above + you can get more than 1 at a time.
Paul T on Apr 21, 2018
Minimal fabric, very comfortable
Desert Ryder on Apr 19, 2018
Luv these for the hot summer months coming soon!
randallaki on Apr 18, 2018
Great fit... comfortable... great looking.
Jason F on Apr 17, 2018
Husband’s favorite
Chery S on Apr 15, 2018
My husband will only wear the Jockey Elance String Bikini. He says they are comfortable and supportive.
Sarah J S on Apr 14, 2018
Always comfortable with a great fit
Thomas M on Apr 13, 2018
best quality
Melvin H on Apr 12, 2018
They fit my husband very well.
Janice C on Apr 11, 2018
My husband insists that these are the most comfortable of all Jockey products and will not even try other brands. I have tried other jockey products but he won't even wear them after he tried them, nor will he wear any other brand.
Lana W on Apr 10, 2018
I love the fit and so comfortable
S J C on Apr 10, 2018
Enjoy the fit and comfort
William W on Apr 9, 2018
comfortable fit
Ted G on Apr 9, 2018
Ordered many times before
Wendell S on Apr 8, 2018
Most comfortable and have been wearing this style for several years
B R on Apr 8, 2018
I have worn these for years and found them to be the most comfortable pair I have ever had.
robert d on Apr 8, 2018
Have them in white for years, wanted new ones.
Maurice W on Apr 8, 2018
Worn these for over 2 decades.. hope you will continue to make them forever
Bernhard L on Apr 7, 2018
They fit nicely, they're comfortable and good quality
Maher M on Apr 6, 2018
I've worn these for years. They fit and look great, and are well made. One word of caution, if you plan to be working outside in hot and humid climates, I would suggest opting for the mesh version. The mesh option is not nearly as supportive, but much more comfortable because of the breathability and quick drying.
Michael M on Apr 5, 2018
Comfortable fit
Gregory C on Apr 5, 2018
These are them only ones my husband would wear
Maria L on May 18, 2018
Great design and comfortable fit.
Cheryl O on May 15, 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 love these bikinis, and while I have not noticed a material difference, I have noticed that the printed ones run smaller. Would love to be able to buy a 5 back of multi color solids
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