Men’s Underwear – The Ultimate Guide

Written by Bronwen | 18/06/2018

How To Buy Men’s Underwear

I don’t know about you, but if I’m going to wear a piece of clothing every day, then I want to make sure it’s comfortable and fits correctly; this is especially important for men’s underwear. You don’t want to realise your boxers are itchy whilst you’re sat in an important meeting with Sharon from accounting (awkward), or maybe your boxers get too hot/tight for comfort and it’s another 5 hours until you’re home, or are they plagued with holes after only a few months?

No longer should we rely on Auntie Jo’s 7th consecutive Christmas gift of underwear. It’s time to put your big boy pants on and pick your own! So here are Mainline’s top tips when it comes to buying men’s underwear.

[Image: Pinterest]

The Fit

Perhaps most importantly, when it comes to men’s underwear, you want to make sure they fit comfortably. That means something in between tight and loose. Mainline Menswear recommend trunks for this, they’re that happy medium between boxer shorts and tight pants. Giving you plenty of breathing room whilst keeping things – ahem – contained.

However, if you’re frequently seen out and about in tight trousers – skinny jeans, chinos, those short-shorts that bring all the boys to the yard – then baggy underwear is going to wrinkle and gather under your legwear. Bad look! In this case, go for briefs to minimise the risk of your underwear trying to gather at the top. Just make sure they’re not too tight.

[Image: Pinterest]

Colours Are Everything

Secondly, you want to pick a nice colour or pattern – it’ll help you feel more confident throughout the day, trust me. If you’re sure no one’s going to see you in them then let your creative juices run wild with wildly patterned boxer shorts!

On the other hand, if you’re lucky enough that someone’s going to see your boxers, then maybe keep things simple with blacks and greys. The other benefit is that these are less likely to show up behind your clothes.

I cotton get enough

Another important step is to choose the best material, so it won’t itch or make you sweat unnecessarily, meaning cotton is the one to go for. Seriously, if you love yourself, buy cotton underwear. You’re welcome.

[Image: Pinterest]



In order to make things easier for you, we’ve come up with a few options to save you some time.

If you like the loose type, this triple pack from Boss Hugo Boss in red and black are the ones to go for. They contain an elasticated waistband in black, featuring the woven HUGO BOSS logo in white. They are meant to be comfy since they’re made of 95% cotton and 5% elastane.

Hugo Boss Boxers

If you prefer to wear slightly longer boxers, Levi’s has this 2 pack featuring plain black boxers and stripy ones, check them out.

Levis Boxers

However, if you are into the bikini style, you could go for something like these cheeky briefs from Boss Hugo Boss. They are 95% cotton which makes them really comfortable to wear. Additionally, they are in plain black, hence they are suitable to wear on a daily basis. Check the three pack here.

Hugo Boss Briefs

Written By Oliver Marti

What did you think of this post?


Thumbs up review image


Average review image

Not for me!

Thumbs down review image