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 few months ago, Details editor Matthew Marden received a "core precision undershirt" from Equmen, an Australian innerwear company. The literature boasted that the poly/nylon/spandex seamless tank "supports core muscles and visibily streamlines the body." In other words, it's supposed to suck in love handles and smooth out beer bellies. Marden agreed to be a guinea pig for a day. "The good thing is I looked great," he says. "The bad part is I couldn't breathe." So, are men ready to embrace the next-generation mirdle? It seems so. RipT Fusion, Spanx, and 2(x)ist are launching body-enhancing T-shirts and underwear, which means the demand is there and growing. But as Jason Scarlatti of 2(x)ist says, "Men are ordering online—in the privacy of their own homes."

Core Precision Undershirt ($109) by Equmen

Photograph courtesy of Equmen
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