Boxers or Briefs – Choosing the Right Underwear Can Make All the Difference

Interior grooming is just as important as exterior grooming, so you’ll want to make sure the “clothes” you wear underneath your clothes are the right ones for you. Believe it or not, your choice of underwear can have a major impact – positive or negative – on the overall image you project.

Boxers or Briefs? – The Debate Rages On

Making that positive first impression hinges, in part, on a well-fitting pair of underwear. You may, therefore, need to take a second look at whether you’re a “boxer” or “brief” man. If you’re not sure which kind of guy you are, there are two factors you need to consider when it comes to selecting underwear.

COMFORT is the number one factor to think about when deciding between boxers and briefs. If you’re not at ease in your underwear, you’ll send out subtle signals that tell those you come into contact with that you aren’t comfortable in your own skin. On the other hand, you also want to be as stylish underneath your clothes as you are on the outside, so STYLE is also an important factor. This is especially true when you want to impress the special lady in your life.

Taking comfort and style into consideration will make it a lot easier to determine which type of underwear – boxers or briefs (and there’s a third option you may not be aware of) – is the right one for you.

Briefs – Updated for Today’s Man

No, I’m not talking about the briefs you wore as an adolescent and teenager. If you still have those “tighty-whitey” BVDs or Fruit of the Looms in your chest of drawers, it’s time to exchange them for more stylish and up-to-date options. Today’s briefs come in a wide range of styles (e.g, traditional or full-cut, low- or mid-rise), colors, and fabrics. In addition, if you engage in athletic activities such as jogging or sit for long periods of time during the day, briefs provide much-needed support for the genitals and behind. Upscale brands include 2xist, Cin2, Calvin Klein, and DKNY.

Boxers – When Comfort Matters

If you’re like some men who prefer looser fitting underwear, then consider boxers. On the plus side, boxers are easily worn under loose-fitting clothes such as khakis; however, you don’t want to wear them during vigorous physical activity as they offer minimal support. They also have a tendency to bunch up and wrinkle along the thighs when sitting for long periods of time. Despite these drawbacks, boxers continue to appeal to many men and come in a wide range of designs, colors, fabrics, and themes.

Boxer-Briefs: The Best of Both Worlds

Many men have discovered the versatility of boxer-briefs or tight boxers which fit like a brief but are cut like boxers. They can be worn under both loose- and tight-fitting clothing, create the illusion of a slimmer physique from waist to thighs, and provide the support you need when engaged in vigorous physical activity.

The higher-end boxer-briefs come in such fabrics as cotton/spandex and spandex/Tencel blends, as well as micro modal, a natural fiber made from 100% beech wood cellulose. Boxer-briefs may cost a little more than the traditional boxer or brief, but their versatility makes them well worth the extra expense. Calvin Klein, Armani, and Hugo Boss are brands that are well known for their superior-quality boxer-briefs.

Still Undecided?

Take some time to experiment with all three before deciding on the type of underwear that feels and looks the best on you.


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