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.

A lot of men who grew up with boxers still contend they're the most comfortable, lightweight, straight-guy thing to wear. And though we could tell you boxer briefs are superior, we won't. Instead, we're going to recommend sticking with a trim pair that doesn't crawl down past the middle of your thigh. For the boxer loyalists among you, fabric and pattern matter. Pima cotton and simple prints are the best bets. As Jason Scarlatti, creative director of innerwear brand 2(x)ist says, "If you wouldn't feel comfortable wearing a certain print on a tie—don't wear it on underwear."

From left: Turnall & Asser, turnballandasser.com, Tom Ford, tomford.com

Photograph by Brad Bridgers
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