Review: Kiniki Newton Thong
The Newton Thong is a recent addition to the Kiniki line. The narrow sides drew me into it along with the back design being a bit different than others I have with string sides. Looking at it from the front you’d probably think it is a g-string. Turn it around and you see that it is really a more traditional thong back. Kiniki has offered some similar styles like Miles and Tonga (no longer available). The backs of both of these don’t flare out at the waistband as much as this Newton one. They had string sides, but the Newton is narrower and not as a heavy duty looking waistband.
With the narrow 3/8″ sides comes the concern of staying up. That issue is addressed with less max stretch of the waistband. These are a tighter fit getting past the hips and rear than with other Kiniki pairs. Now it’s not so tight that it is hard to get on. It just takes a little front to back wiggling of the sides instead of pulling the pair up from the middle of the sides.
Initially I thought this thong could benefit by a tad more length front to back. But after several wears I feel there is a break in period period for them. Or maybe I just have the adjustment right when pulling them on. They have become more comfortable with each wear, so I’m saying they needed broken in. These are noticeable you are wearing a thong. I do find it a comfortable knowing now. I did have to adjust at time the first couple wears. For me the are more noticeable with my sitting posture over standing. The tail is about 1” wide, but flares out to about 5 ½” by the time it is attached to the waistband.
Now the pouch of these offer good support. It is contoured with a center seam for the boys. Probably put it at moderate coverage and has a decent amount of room in the pouch. The Newton thong is made of 92% microfiber and 8% lycra. It says to warm hand wash, rinse thoroughly, and do not tumble dry. I’ve been putting them in the washer and hang them to dry. No issues with that method so far, but for longevity it is probably best to follow care instructions.
A couple picky things about the thong is first the tag placement. It’s sewn into the side of the pouch. On the plus side I don’t find it scratchy and can always cut it out. Just have to make sure it isn’t sticking out the side of the pouch. The other thing is how the waistband is sewn together or at least the location of it. They have it coming together with both ends looped and then sewn together at the point the tail connects to the waistband. I’d prefer it center of the back of the pair.
Overall I like the cut of the thong. I like the traditional back look with the string sides. If I was placing an order with Kiniki’s, it is one I’d add to the order in another color. I wouldn’t just decide to place an order to get this particular thong.
|Recommendation:||One thong up|
Pros: narrow sides
Cons: tag placement (snip snip), break in period