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Restrained Elegance

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RestrainedElegance.com features the fetish photography of Hywel Phillips. Here he presents high quality softcore bondage pictures.


Primary Niche: BDSM
Secondary Niches: All FetishesNude Photography

past review An archived review which has since been replaced by a newer review.

84.0
great



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84.0
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Restrained Elegance Review by Spencer Restrained Elegance

Review by Spencer

Released Oct 11, '11 , Written Sep 27, '11
Intro

Restrained Elegance is up for review today, and even the site title is awesome. They feature girls in bondage, from ropes to various devices, and just feature the beauty of it all. They take a unique approach and try to bring content that's a little different from the BDSM norm, though I can't quite put my finger on what it is exactly that helps them stand out. I think everything is setup from the get go to look good first, which helps a lot. $30 gets you in for the first month, and that drops down to $28 a month if you decide to stick around.


The Pros

  Beautiful, fun bondage content.

I really like the content here. As I mentioned earlier, I can't quite put my finger on what makes it unique, but there's definitely something a little special here at times. They will tie up and restrain girls in any way possible, often times with ropes. Most of the time the scene starts with them already tied up, and you just watch the girl squirm a bit. They'll throw a little something extra in here and there, but not often. Still, it's fun to look at.

  Quality is really good here.

From the HD videos to the huge photos, the quality is really up there these days. The photos are huge, probably the biggest I've ever seen, and the quality is there to match. Newer videos all come in 720p high definition format and look pretty nice as well. Quality is definitely a priority here.

Other Good Stuff:

  • As you can tell, everything is exclusive here. You can even learn more about the people that shoot the content if you want.
  • Updates come in pretty often here for sure. This past week brought four new photo galleries and two new videos which seems to be pretty typical.
  • Newer photosets come with two zip file options in case you want to download a slightly smaller version.

The Cons

  Site rotates old content off, could be larger.

They like to give people a reason to stick around, and that makes sense, but it sucks that they'll take old scenes off after a while. Sometimes they get re-encoded with newer technology, which I guess is cool. But I'd much rather be able to see the entire collection as a paying member.

  Design and layout are a bit plain.

They do have a pretty nice advanced search setup at least, which is great at filtering the content down, but the site itself is a bit plain. Just the look, feel, and inner workings could be upgraded overall to give a better user experience.

Minor Negatives:

  • For some reason, they don't offer any streaming or Flash videos, which may annoy some.
  • Model bios are tough to come by here. They can be found for a few, but they're not the norm unfortunately.
  • The older quality isn't quite as good as the newer stuff, of course. I'd still say that they do pretty well overall though, even in older scenes.

Bottom Line

Great bondage content and unique ideas make this site a winner.

Hands down, the content at Restrained Elegance steals the day. The girls are cute, the bondage is done well, and the quality is decent these days. If you like what you see in the tour, this should be an easy site to join and check out. About the only real downfalls here are that the site itself is a bit simple, and they do rotate old content off at times (so it's not as large as it could be). Otherwise, they have a pretty great setup going, and it's a really easy site to like overall.

Site Details

About the Content: 
Downloadable exclusive scenes featuring girls tied up with a wide variety of ropes and devices and left on their own to wiggle and worry.

Download Managers: 
Yes, should work.
Channel Max: 7
Able to pause/resume.
Test Software: Speed Download

Download Speed: 
Download Mgr: 4.5MB/sec.
Browser: 4.3MB/sec.
(109MB video, 40Mbps cable internet)

Exclusive Info: 
Advertised: 100% exclusive.
My Opinion: Yes, it looks like they shoot all their own content here.

File Sizes (HQ): 
JPG = ~1.5MB
ZIP = ~100MB
WMV = ~125MB
MP4 = ~200MB
(average size, HQ)

HD Video: 
Yes, latest videos (45%).
File Type: MP4 (h.264)
Bit-Rate: 3000k
Dimensions: 1280x720
Quality: Decent overall.

Live Cams: 
No free live cam shows.

Logging In: 
Basic browser login box.
Videos don't require pw.

Model Appearance: 
Mostly white models.
Generally amateur-looking.
Body types from thin to average.

Model Info: 
200+ models total.
Ages 18-35.

Other Content: 
Decent forum.

Other Details: 
Soft music in most videos.

Pic Details: 
Semi-pro to pro photography.
Little to no airbrushing.
Good lighting, bright colors.

Pic Dimensions (HQ): 
Recent = 6480 x 4856
Archives = 1280 x 960
Most images in portrait.
Sizes vary a little.

Streaming Player: 
No in-browser playback available.

Updates in Last 7 Days: 
4 image galleries.
2 full video episodes.
(on par with previous updates)


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