Ordering Hillcrest wear is easy – BUT you need to be aware of some things regarding measurements. Use the guide below when making your order so you get the best fit. Most fabrics stretch 4″ both ways but for the glistenette and velvets. Please consider this when choosing your pouch size. Very important!!!!!

Select your pouch size. Select your waist size. Select your back style (when necessary.) Select your fabric from the ‘fabrics available’ page and make note of the style numbers. When placing your order there is a drop down menu with these style numbers. Below are more detailed instructions.

  1. Before you place your order on the “Shop the Store” page, look thru the pouch “Styles and Dimensions” (see “Pouch designs #1 – #12) and select the one that fits your size package the closest. Not only does the size of the pouch get larger from #1 – #12, the shape also changes. Some need a longer pouch for larger testicles and some need a fuller pouch for a larger penis. If you want your pouch to be a bit longer than the pouch you are ordering, that’s no problem. If I alter a pattern slightly for you, I keep the pattern (with your name on it) for the next time you place an order.  I retain the patterns for as long as I am in business. After 3 years of no orders being placed, the pattern is discarded.  There will be no charge for slight alterations in pouch size. For anything other than slight alterations, there will be an additional custom pattern making charge of $25.00. Please email me hillcrestswimwear@yahoo.com and I will determine whether the alteration is slight or not.
  2. If you have additional comments when placing your order, just be sure to let me know in the “NOTES/special instructions” section on the Checkout Page. Custom orders are my specialty! If you have a favorite old suit that you would love to have “remade,’ as long the suit is still in good shape, I can make a new pattern that is pretty close to the original. This is where the additional $25 pattern making charge comes into play. All custom orders need to be placed by email or phone.
  3. Choose your fabric from “Fabrics Available;” Most of my customers order stretch Cotton Lycra for their underwear, jocks and shorts (boxer briefs) … especially in the winter. Regular lycra-spandex is used for swimwear, including shorts. Stretch Cotton Lycra fits about the same as Lycra- Spandex. The same patterns are used for both underwear and swimwear with the difference being fabric choice. Most of the Lycra-Spandex is 4-way stretch, around your body (sideways); meaning, when you pull sideways on the fabric and up and down. Not all fabrics have the same exact amount on stretch. The  glistenette and some of the velvet are only 2-way stretch. Some of the fabrics featured on the site may not be available and you may be asked to choose a substitute.
  4. Select your back style from Backless, Thong, Brazil, Rio, Between, Full styles. To get an idea of the different types of styles, please take a look at the Customer Gallery. Remember –each style and cut fits everyone differently.
  5. Select your Size. This is where accuracy in your measurements dictates your fit. The chart below should be used as a basic guide in determining your lower waist size; approximately 4” below your navel.
Small Medium Large X-Large
26″-29″ 30″-34″ 35″-39″ 40″-44″
66cm-73.7cm 76.2cm-86.4cm 86.4cm-99.1cm 99.1cm-111.8cm
  1. The measurements above are more for your underwear size and not your true waist size, as underwear and swimwear do not sit high on your waist. If your measurement is at the low end of small, i.e.; 26”, or the high end- 29”, please makes a note when you check out. I realize this may seem like a jumble of information but it is all important for a great shopping experience. Please email me at the time you place your order or post a note in the “NOTES/special instructions” sections on the Checkout page and I will adjust the size accordingly.
  2. Select your method of payment. I accept check and/or (certified) money order (US only) but prefer PayPal.  PayPal handles the entire purchase in a SAFE, SECURE online experience. I also accept cash if sent with tracking. (US only)… . I have never had money lost this way. As long as you send it with tracking, I will be responsible for any loss.
  3. If you pay by check or money order, I will not be able to start on your order until the funds clear. Turn-around is within 10 days in most cases depending on how busy I am.  Checks made out to Marie Snow. As always, if you have ANY questions regarding ANYTHING about a particular pouch, style or fabric, DO NOT HESITATE to contact me! Remember, you can always place “Notes/special instructions” on your order on the Checkout page.
  4. For shipping costs and info, please see “Shipping.”