Men’s underwear guide part 4

Men’s underwear guide part 4

Underwear styles and types, number 3: Briefs

Briefs, or jockey shorts, are easily identified by their elastic waistband, no leg and minimal coverage. They usually offer a Y-shaped fly in the front and have enough fabric to offer full coverage from the waist to the top of the thigh with complete coverage of the buttocks. Briefs provide excellent support and are less prone to bunching and rising than other styles. They are an excellent choice for men who opt to wear tighter pants or low-rise pants. They are perfect for men who work at a desk all day because they end in the natural crease between the body and leg. With the development of lower rise pants such as jeans becoming more popular with men, there are also mid-rise and low-rise briefs which sit at the belly button or three inches below the waist. Good things about them: they are ideal for (skinny) jeans, perfect if you sit a lot, there is no bunching up of the material and the leg looks elongated. Bad things about them: they have an old-fashioned look and they can accentuate portly figures.

Underwear styles and types, number 4: Boxer briefs and trunks

Boxer briefs are hardly a compromise as they represent are the best of both types of underwear. They are cut like a tapered boxer with the snug and supportive fit of the briefs. Similar to a brief, boxer briefs maintain their comfortable fit all day long. They are excellent for physical activity and look especially good even if you are not in your best shape. Underarmor introduced a compression trunk, which is good for workouts at the gym, and therefore it makes sense to switch underwear or to put on a compression trunk if you know you will work out that day.

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