Got my latest from Val yesterday, a teardrop with the waistband attached to the pouch with a small ring. This is actually the second suit of this design I have from her. The first is in orange fishnet, and I love it, but wanted something a little more public beach friendly, so I got one in a Spandex solid. Both of them are Y-backs.
I like the teardrop design, but many of the ones I have "tall" pouches. This poses two problems for me: I have to wear the waistband very high to get the pouch to look right, and I don't like the extra coverage and the tan line it produces [I prefer as close to no tan lines as I can get at the public beach]. Val's design is pretty much the most minimal one could get. The ring sits only about one centimeter above the base of the shaft, and the pouch is extremely narrow. Those who find the Skinzwear "Stuffit" pouch too small would definitely have a problem with these. As it is, I'm sure I'll be checking periodically to make sure everything's still in there.
And as others have said, Val is wonderful about making adjustments to your specifications.
that sounds like a good design. There are really two types of teardrop suits- I call them "tear up " and "tear down" (say tear like from your eye not from tearing paper". I have a "tear down" that's nice too from Dore many years ago, has a rounded contour on the front seam.
I also like the no tan lines look but realize if you're going to point up and have some length that waistband has to be high or somehow you have to have a "strut" at the top where you protrude above the waistline like the Dore Horizon suits. This suit will allow me to point above the waistline - ahem at the right locations - allowing me to lower the waistband.