From the moment a man puts on his underwear, he’s likely to be conscious of how it fits. He may want it to support and lift him, or he might prefer more space for his bits to breathe – whatever the case, he wants a snug fit that isn’t too tight.
The latest men’s underwear innovations aim to provide the best of both worlds, giving men the option of a snug, supportive garment that’s also breathable and doesn’t ride up. A host of direct-to-consumer brands has reimagined the staple undergarment, giving men a variety of styles and fabrics to choose from.
Boxershorts are the perfect hybrid option, bringing together the snugness of briefs and the thigh skimming power of trunks. Like lean shorts, they help to make your legs appear slimmer by emphasising their width. A pair that bisects your thigh at its widest point will do this even more effectively. The tight fit of this style means they won’t bunch or leave excess fabric around your thighs either, so are particularly good for those who have smaller thigh muscles.
The tightest of the three major types of men’s underwear, briefs offer maximum support and are ideal for bigger, taller men who have a broader frame. However, they don’t skim the thigh as well as boxer briefs or trunks and can be prone to chafing. To prevent this, look for a pair of a softer, stretchy fabric like Sunspel’s 100 per cent cotton boxer briefs, which are incredibly breathable and fit flush to the skin. men’s bamboo boxershorts