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.

Not all tighty-whities come in three-packs. If those are the only kind you buy, it's time to advance to the next level. "The majority of underwear brands don't know how to sit a fly," Scarlatti says. "And as such, the fly usually cuts a man in half, which means his berries are on separate sides of the seam." In addition to buying briefs with superior construction, look for ones in fabrics like Modal or Tencel, which are more breathable than cotton.

From left: 2(X)ist ($22), 2xist.com, DSquared ($110), dsquared2.com, Dior Homme ($45), diorhomme.com

Photograph by Brad Bridgers
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