Good, it's about darned time! Yes, we men can get pretty attached to our underwear, but there comes a time when we need to change things up. Here are a few tips to help you get the right underwear: Always buy too many. You need to wear one pair per day, so really you only need 7 pairs of underwear, right?
Even if you're faithful to doing laundry, you always want to have a few extra pairs on hand in case your underwear starts sagging or gets faded. Plus, with 10 to 15 pairs of underwear, you can rotate colors and styles like you would your shirts. Underwear is as important to your personal style as your T-shirts or pants! Shy away from boxers. Boxers are the go-to for guys who want to be uber-comfortable, but they're actually a lot less comfy than you'd think.
Between the bunching up and the propensity to get sweaty and soggy, they're not your top pick. Instead, consider another style see the next section. According to GQ Magazine, a lot of women prefer men who wear styles other than boxers! Unless you're shopping for long johns or thermal underwear, you want fabrics that are lightweight. Cotton is a classic option for boxers, but try boxer briefs or trunks with nylon, rayon, or polyester blends.
These materials will help to keep you cool during the hotter months and provide you with snug, supportive comfort. You'll feel the tightness in three places: If the underwear are too tight on either your waist or legs, you may cut off proper blood flow.
If the crotch is tight, it could increase the heat in your genitals, leading to rashes, excess sweating, and even affected sperm quality. Go a size up.
This tip goes hand in hand with the previous tip. If you're buying underwear, always err on the size of a little larger. You can always wear a pair of too-large underwear even if it's a tad loose, but there's no way to squeeze into a pair that's too small. Look for underwear that is a size or two above your belt size just to be sure.
Follow this advice when buying underwear, and you're in for maximum comfort! Underwear Styles Women's underwear comes in dozens of different styles: Thank God, guys don't have that many options to choose from! Instead, we've got a few basic styles that are used by different people for different purposes: Briefs — Briefs are the underwear we wore through our childhood, and many adults continue to wear the simple briefs style. They're comfortable under a broad range of clothing options shorts, pants, even a kilt!
You have full range of mobility in briefs, and there's almost zero risk of bunching up. They're an "everyday, everyman" sort of underwear. On the downside, they're not the most stylish option. If your briefs are even a little sagging or faded, they tend to look bad. And don't get us started on tightie whities!
Alternate Briefs — The typical pair of briefs tends to have a mid-rise waistline, meaning they sit on your natural waistline usually midway between your belly button and scrotum. However, for the stylish man, there are two more briefs options: This is great for guys who want to smooth out their love handles or conceal a bit of a "pooch" belly flab.
There's still enough fabric to cover the hair and genitals, but the minimalist design draws the attention downward toward the package. This is a pair of underwear that will enhance the appearance of your genitals, making them look bigger.
Boxers — Boxers are the typical go-to underwear for teenaged males, and often many adult males as well. They're loose-fitting, lightweight, breathable, and usually a pretty comfortable choice. The open fly design makes for easy access when using the bathroom or having sex , and the ventilation provided by these underwear is unbeatable. If you want to reduce heat to your genitals, you won't find a better style than boxers. Boxers are actually considered one of the best options to enhance male fertility.
On the downside, boxers tend to bunch up during active use, and they offer no support to your testicles. This means everything is bouncing around as you run, jump, and play. The risk of injury is higher when wearing boxers.
Plus, with the bunching up, you're going to spend half your workout pulling down your underwear to be comfortable. Boxer Briefs — These are the boxer style with the briefs fit, meaning the tight elastic on the upper thigh and tighter pouch.
Boxer briefs provide support for your testicles, and they can reduce chafing during your workouts or runs. They're another "everyday, everyman" pair of underwear that go well with most clothing styles. They can be used for the gym, at a formal business dinner, or just to lounge around the house.
On the downside, there is some risk of bunching up. The elastic gripping your upper leg will only hold the underwear in place so much. They can be a bit hot and get sweaty in the summer months, and they don't offer as much ventilation as boxers. Trunks — Trunks are slightly shorter boxer briefs—similar to a woman's "boy shorts". They have less fabric gripping the upper legs, but they're square enough to still be stylish.
They're both athletic and comfortable. Jockstrap -- Jockstraps are the male version of G-string underwear. They have straps running around the waist and thighs, with a fabric pouch to nestle your package. They are more shapewear than comfort wear, and they'll help to make your package look bigger. They're also a bit "out there" style-wise for the average guy. Underwear Fabrics Cotton is soft, comfortable, and lightweight, with good breathability.
It's good for keeping you warm, but it can be uncomfortable when wet. Spandex is a highly elastic synthetic fabric, one that offers good flexibility and support.
It's also moisture-wicking and odor-resistant, but it can be a bit too tight. Flannel is a mix of wool, cotton, and synthetic, making it popular for loungewear and thermal wear. It's soft but not very resistant to wear, and tears easily after a few months of use.
Silk is luxurious and soft but stains easily and isn't resistant to moisture. Silk tends to be used for loose, flowing boxer shorts. Nylon is elastic and complimentary to your body. The synthetic material is most commonly used for stylish underwear.
Wool is soft and breathable, with excellent heat-trapping properties for thermal underwear. Low-grade wool can be itchy and cause sweating, so it's best to ONLY use wool for thermal underwear. Underwear According to Your Lifestyle Looking for the right pair of underwear to keep up with your lifestyle? Here's what you need to know: For an active, athletic lifestyle, consider boxer briefs.
They protect from chafing, offer good support, and are fairly minimalist in design. Jockstraps are also good for high-intensity athletes, as they provide support and protection, plus a bit of lift to make those bike shorts or gym shorts look a bit tighter. For a casual, relaxed lifestyle, go with boxers. They're loose and comfortable, with plenty of ventilation. For a sedentary lifestyle gamers, programmers, or office workers , consider briefs or trunks.
They offer good comfort and minimal interference, but are stylish enough that you're ready for anything. For men who use a lot of formal wear suits and tuxedoes , boxers are your best choice. Their loose fit makes them perfect for use with fancier dress pants and slacks. For men who want to dress impeccably, trunks are your best option. They're great for wearing beneath your stylish gym clothing, business attire, and loungewear, and they look amazing when your clothes come off.
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