Everything You Need to Know About Buying Underwear

The tips and tricks for finding the right briefs, boxers and boxer briefs.

January 21, 2010
You wouldn't wear jeans from 1999, so why are you still wearing the same drawers you did in middle school? Your body has evolved, and so should your underwear.

If boxers are the London broil of underwear, boxer briefs are the filet mignon: Both cuts are beefy but one is a bit more tender. Boxer briefs fit better under slim-cut khakis and provide optimal range of movement. Look for cotton trunks that contain a bit of stretch, somewhere around 3 to 5 percent.

From Left: Perry Ellis (from $18), perryellis.com, Calvin Klein Underwear ($26), calvinklein.com, Tommy Hilfiger ($21 for pack of two), tommy.com

Photograph by Brad Bridgers
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