Certainly, buying underwear for men is a simple matter, if you can answer one question: briefs or boxers? There are simply hundreds of styles of men’s underwear and each has its own specific design, attribute, and fabric.
Knowing what’s right for your comfort and style seems like a daunting task. This article will discuss some helpful tips to buying men’s underwear.
Most men love to wear briefs for a number of reasons. They are standard, go-to underwear available in a range of designs, colors, and rises. Briefs are comfortable to wear under just about anything as it completely covers your package and back while leaving your side of the leg and the upper thigh exposed.
If you want to keep everything in place and need support, then briefs are an ideal option. These are great for everyday dressing and moderate sports, and you don’t worry about the excess fabric found in boxers, boxer briefs, and trunks.
2. Low-Rise Brief
When it comes to the low-rise briefs, they sit on the hips (below the natural waistline), while providing enough fabric to cover you up. Some low-rise brief designs will enhance the package.
3. Mid-Rise Brief
When it comes to the mid-rise briefs, they sit on the natural waistline. They are perfect to wear with dress pants, regular cut jeans, and board shorts.
4. High-Rise Brief
When it comes to the high-rise briefs, they’ll provide a more traditional fit and sit perfectly below the belly button. You can wear them with high-rise pants. It will streamline your waist, smooth out your stomach and reduce the appearance of love handles.
5. Boxer Briefs
When it comes to the boxer briefs, they’ll beautifully cover about half of your thighs. There are some boxers that only cover about a third. They are perfect to wear during sports and workouts and provides you protection from chaffing. Like standard briefs, they will give you great support and complete coverage. You can wear them for everyday use or for the workouts. Just pair boxer briefs with coarse fabric pants such as winter wool or selvedge denim and gym shorts.
When it comes to the boxers, they’re loose-fitted underwear with little or no support. However, they allow more breathability when compared to any other undergarments. A lot of boxers come with an open fly, enabling the wearer an exit route with the utmost of ease.
Boxer styles vary in terms of design and slim-fit cuts. They’re perfect to wear on the daily basis or you can use them while playing sports.
Nowadays, trunks are becoming a popular trend when it comes to the men’s underwear. It is basically a hybrid of a boxer and brief without the mounds of fabric. You can also say that these are boxer briefs with a square appearance and short legs. You can consider trunks if you like briefs with something different. Trunks are perfect for everyday use, whether you’re going out, dressed up for a business meeting or playing moderate sports. You can pair them up with just about anything.
When it comes to the jockstraps, they offer complete package support and protection. They will actually lift the package upside and keep it away from the rest of the body, which results in a drier and cooler experience than standard briefs. You can pair them up with uniforms, high-intensity sports, bike shorts and tight pants.
If you want maximum leg comfort, then go for the J.Crew jock straps as they give a more relaxed fit. You can wear them with pajamas, loose pants, and shorts.
Hopefully, the above-mentioned tips to select underwear for men will give you an idea of what to expect when shopping and help narrow down your options.
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