It’s basic clothing.
Good for our health and hygiene.
You’re probably wearing one of these:
- Boxer briefs
But are you wearing the right men’s underwear?
Yes. That matters.
If you buy underwear based on the price, or what’s conveniently available…
What about your body type?
Some styles work much better for your body (and your self-confidence) than the rest…but you wouldn’t know that if you never tried.
So here’s some info on the best men’s underwear for your body type.
Find out more below – and choose wisely.
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Men’s Underwear Types – Contents
- The History of Men’s Underwear
- Why Your Choice of Men’s Underwear Matters
- What Type of Underwear is Best for Males?
- Men’s Underwear Types
- Boxer Briefs
- Should Guys Wear Thong Underwear? (Uncommon Men’s Underwear Types)
The History of Men’s Underwear
Technically, underwear has been around since the prehistoric times. The loincloth is the earliest form of men’s underwear that we know.
Over time, loincloths evolved into an under layer making it into “underwear.” Underwear became popular as it protected the wearer more and they were easier to clean and replace than normal trousers.
It wasn’t until the 1930s that modern men’s underwear was invented. In 1935, Coopers Inc. sold the world’s first briefs in Chicago. These had no leg sections and has a “y-shaped” overlapping fly.
This style of underwear became very popular as Jockey sold them promising “masculine support.” In 1938, the underwear was selling at a rate of 3,000 pairs a week in the UK.
By the 1970s, men’s underwear began to be advertised as a “fashion” item. Men forgot about comfort and durability and instead put sex appeal above all else.
High-end companies like Calvin Klein, Armani & Hugo Boss began selling underwear at a premium.
This trend continues today with thousands of companies selling men’s underwear at premium prices.
Why Your Choice Of Men’s Underwear Matters
When we think of underwear…we know it’s worn underneath the rest of our clothing. Hidden from public view. All day. So is your choice of men’s underwear important?
Underwear serves many purposes whether you’re sitting at your office desk, speed walking in the subway station or just lazing around at home.
Health-wise it’s better to buy quality men’s underwear instead of cheap ones that wouldn’t last beyond a couple of washes. Quality underwear:
- Absorbs body fluids or sweat coming from the crotch
- Keeps your trousers clean from the inside
- Provides support for your genitals, keeping them comfortable throughout the day
- Reduces friction between the genitals and your clothing (the best brands of underwear can prevent chafing in the crotch area thanks to the fabric)
- Regulates temperature in the lower body
But that’s not the only decision you face. There’s also the type or style of men’s underwear which can impact your day-to-day life. Your choice can improve your self-confidence, your performance at work…and it’ll make your partner even more attracted to you!
What Type of Underwear is Best for Males?
Here’s a comparison of the 4 underwear types and which body types they suit best:
Now let’s break down each underwear type…
Men’s Underwear Type #1 – Briefs
Compatible with: Thin, Fit & Muscular men
This is the type of underwear everybody knows. It’s the antithesis to boxers in every way.
Briefs are often called tighty-whities (though they don’t only come in white) as tightness is their specialty. They normally have an elastic waistband and roughly 5 inches of fabric that covers the upper thighs.
The way briefs tightly cover the crotch area creates a distinct Y-shaped front…supporting your genitals well. It can also emphasize your so-called “package.”
The downside? Briefs are kind of size-discriminatory. If you’ve got a good body, a pair of briefs allows you to show off the whole thing except what’s supposed to be concealed. Even lean guys who have trouble gaining muscle can look good in briefs since they don’t accentuate their thinness.
But for bigger men or men with wide hips…briefs may bring more attention to your weight or hip size. They might be comfortable and movement-friendly, but the body can risk stretching them out over time. And what if you hear your wife say you’re acting as if you have a beach body? Ouch.
Men’s Underwear Type #2 – Trunks (Not Swimming Trunks)
Compatible with: Thin, Fit, Muscular & Wide-Hipped men
Men’s trunks – boxer briefs with a shorter thigh coverage – are pretty similar to swimming trunks (the ones which aren’t the Speedo briefs style or beach shorts). They’re generally made with a smaller waistband and less fabric.
Trunks are one step above typical boxer briefs in terms of fit. Provided the quality is good, they don’t lose their elasticity for a long period of time.
But since trunks are smaller and fit closer to the body…they’re not going to complement bigger guys the way boxer briefs do. They still work for men with wide hips although boxer briefs are preferable.
Men’s Underwear Type #3 – Boxer Briefs
Compatible with: All body types
This hybrid style combines the close fit of men’s briefs (thanks to Lycra or a special fiber that’s added to the stretchable fabric) with the shape of men’s boxers.
You get the best of both worlds with men’s boxer briefs. There’s extra fabric that covers more of the thigh area. The genitals feel very comfortable and well-supported.
Nothing seems too tight, too loose or exposed overall. That’s why it’s the most versatile type of underwear in the bunch. When in doubt – be brave with boxer briefs.
Men’s Underwear Type #4 – Boxers
Compatible with: Big, Fit & Muscular men
Good old men’s boxers were inspired by the loose boxing shorts worn by professional boxers. And what are boxers known to be? Fit and athletic.
Boxing shorts were designed to give pro boxers enough comfort and freedom of movement during a fight. They weren’t baggy but slightly wider than the wearer’s thighs.
Let’s not forget that athletes have bigger thighs and legs than the average person (since they do lots of training and running – even inside a boxing ring). So if we look at men’s boxers today, they’re great for any guy who doesn’t have a thin frame or “chicken” legs.
Boxers don’t have elasticized leg openings that are meant to stay close to the skin. That means they can make your lower body appear larger…but that’s not a concern for men who are fit or have muscles all over, and bigger men in general.
Should Guys Wear Thong Underwear? | Uncommon Men’s Underwear Types
Ultimately, that is a question you have to answer for yourself. This is a style of men’s underwear that seems to appeal to men who are extremely fit and muscular.
My recommendation would be that these work well for men that are very fit and muscular if at all. If you have extra weight, the smallness of a thong will just point this out even more.
The bikini is a sunken style of brief that just barely manages to cover your behind.
The thong has less fabric than a bikini as your behind it not covered.
To take things to an extreme level, the g-string is the minimalist version of the thong and shows the most skin possible.
Another type of men’s underwear that many in the sports world wear is the jock strap. This undergarment is mostly used to protect your most private parts.
Jockstraps consist of a waistband (usually elastic) with a support pouch and two elastic strips that lay under each side of your buttocks. Typically a jockstrap is fitted with a pocket in the pouch to be used for a cup.
Men’s Underwear Types – Summary
What will you choose? A boxer brief? A thong?
It’s entirely up to you but hopefully this article helped you understand a little more about those things we take for granted everyday called underwear.
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Published Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:00:26 +0000