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They come in are all colors and shapes, but which to wear? Here are my tips on briefs, boxer briefs and trunks. A simple question … what makes you wear a briefs rather than a pair of boxers?
Boxer briefs instead of a brief ? Not having a ready answer, I will share my choices and discovery, with you, why I wear only pants and boxers (at a given moment).
What underwear for men buy? What’s the best for your body ?
I practically wore boxer briefs until 2010, I found it quite easy to remove my jeans or my shorts and to be able to walk at home without having to wear shorts over them, it was just practical, A practical side, under skinny jeans (I no longer wear jeans that make believe that we are 2 in it).
The boxer shorts already do not stick to the skin and rub with each movement … an unpleasant feeling I must admit , especially if I wear shorts in size M, larger, not as close to the skin, and therefore allowing for better mobility depending on my body movements.
This unpleasant feeling, especially in winter (because we wear only trousers), has pushed me to use boxers in the first stage of transition, already because it covers almost the same area as the brief boxers, and that it does not move, so does not rub and cause itchiness or irritation (I did not experience it, just the unpleasant sensation of wearing uncomfortable underpants with jeans).
For the briefs, which is more difficult, I found this nonsensical for years, my father only wears briefs, so never say never, because now I wear 50% boxer briefs and 50% briefs, I order all this at Aussibum, Abercrombie, Hollister or even Ralph Lauren. Every evening has its unique style!
Boxers vs. Briefs vs. Boxer-Briefs : How to Choose the Best Fit ?
Trending styles in the world of men’s fashion are constantly changing, but there is one area of menswear that hasn’t fluctuated much in recent history—underwear.
Now, you may be someone who selected your undergarment preference in your younger years, without much deviation since. If that’s the case, it may be time to upgrade! Changes in fabric, fit and support have come a long way. There may be the holy grail of comfort out there, just waiting for you to discover it.
Before you get deluged with search engine overload, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the various style options available. Namely—the three main categories of men’s underwear. You can probably picture each in your mind—we’re talking boxers (also called trunks), briefs, and boxer-briefs.
But do you really know the advantages and purpose behind each of these styles? Read on for the breakdown between them.
Boxers (or trunks) for maintaining
The roomiest of the three styles are boxers/trunks. Whether chosen for sleeping comfort, or their looser fit preference, these are the underwear that most resemble shorts.
Typically made from a lightweight, thin, breathable fabric, their full-coverage aspect allows for an early morning trip into the kitchen without making your mother-in-law blush.
Appearance-wise, they can make your lower body appear larger. So, for those of you wishing to downplay chicken legs, this should be your pick.
However, there are some definite instances where they are not the best choice. Let’s just say that the combo of boxers, shorts and sit-ups at the gym in anyone’s viewing range is not recommended…
Sportive, you are a fan of skinny jeans or you just hate it when they move!
The briefs, to be sexy !
The most traditional style of the three, briefs are a classic, snug-fitting option that now come in a multitude of variations far beyond their “tighty whitey” reputation.
Typically made with an elastic waistband of various rises ranging from mid-abs to low-slung on the hips, they provide full coverage without additional fabric bulk on the thigh.
Undoubtedly, the best thing about briefs is the support they provide—no wardrobe malfunctions here. And for athletic men who require a wide range of motion without chafing, check out the higher-cut “jock-strap-esque” options out there now.
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Do you like to charm? It must be said that it can be attractive, giving same advantages as a boxer brief, except that it covers less and will look better.
The boxer briefs, to feel good
The newest style on the underwear scene—made popular in the 90s—is the boxer-brief. This option has a similar tight fit like the brief, but with a bit more fabric running down the leg.
Men preferring more coverage—especially for athletic endeavors—tend to prefer this style for the snug factor that keeps valuables in place. Leg length can range from hitting at the upper thigh to running all the way down to the ankle, reminiscent of long johns.
The longer, lower thigh-length options are preferred by men who train hard, and athletic-conscious fabrics exist now that serve to wick away moisture and enhance breathability for intense athletic sessions.
Lastly, this is the style most preferred for the sake of its appearance alone. So if you have someone you’re trying to impress while in your skivvies, this may be the right choice for you!
Wear if you are wearing them with jeans or loose pants, no risk of friction.