5 Best Boxer Briefs for Men in 2020: The Superior Men’s Underwear
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Gentleman, you’ve made your way here because you already know all about the most superior men’s underwear:
The boxer brief.
Yes, many of us have spent too long cramming our crown jewels into tight confines.
Some of us have spent years floundering in the pure anarchy that’s known as regular boxers.
But we’ve all gathered here today as chosen ones. The ones who understand that boxer briefs are just better.
You’ve found the best style of underwear. Congratulations.
But you’re still not satisfied just knowing the best style.
You must find the absolute best pair.
That’s why we exist.
We’ve been wearing underwear practically since we were born (do diapers count?). And as fashion writers, we’ve been thinking too hard about our underwear for years so you don’t have to.
To make the whole process easier for everyone, we put together a list of our five favorite boxer briefs so you can pick the perfect pair and get on with your life.
5 Things to Consider When Buying Boxer Briefs
Fabric is our number one consideration when we’re buying underwear.
Part of being an Adult Man is working on constantly improving yourself, and one way we do that is through exercise. In our college days, when we didn’t have the pocket change to make deliberate underwear choices, jumbo-packs of cotton underwear was the only way to go.
But over the years, our butts started stinking way too much.
Cotton underwear holds on to the moisture released by your nether-regions when you’re going about your day. For some of us, that’s no problem when traveling to and from work. But what happens when you go to the gym?
We’ll tell you what happens. You get a swampy pair of underwear that you have to pry off with a spatula and a pair of tongs.
Not only does your underwear hold on to all your butt-bacteria, but unless you wash your underwear right away, they just sit there, warm and moist, building whole new colonies of unwanted microbes.
After three months or so, your cotton underwear are blown out and they’re practically a biohazard. Not to mention that anytime you work up a sweat, they release an unholy odor.
What’s a guy to do?
Pick up a pair of boxer briefs with an alternative, breathable fabric.
The five pairs we’ve suggested move seamlessly between the office and the gym. You don’t have to worry about washing your underwear right after a workout. Because they’re made with fabrics that don’t soak up moisture, you’ll never be stuck with a pair of underwear that you’ll be afraid of three months after you’ve bought it.
Your seams are more important than you might think. Getting the right type can make all the difference when you’re judging the comfort of a pair of boxer briefs.
There are two major types of seams found in most clothing: the regular seam, and the flatlock seam.
All of the underwear on our list have flatlock seams. Why is that?
As you can see in the picture above, flatlock seams don’t create any unnecessary ridges. Throughout the day, the extra fabric found in the regular seam can rub against your skin and cause chafing. This problem only gets worse if you’re going for a run or doing any sort of exercise.
The waistband is really more of a personal preference issue. Do you like a thick waistband? Big logos? No logos at all?
Our personal favorite boxer briefs have thick, sturdy waistbands. It’s usually the first thing to wear out for a pair of underwear. Once the waistband gets all bacon-y, it’s hard to feel great about your undies.
Our choices come at a higher price point than you’d find with a jumbo value-pack. But they’ll last much, much longer.
Do the math. What’s better?
One $10 pair of underwear that lasts six months (and you don’t feel great in them). Or one $20 pair of underwear that lasts two years (and you feel like freakin’ Adonis).
If you’ve never invested in a high-end pair of underwear, you’re in for a treat.
Are you a fly guy? Your author here has never personally seen the point of a fly. But then again, he hasn’t heard much either way regarding the helpfulness of underwear flys. Nobody talks about it. Maybe that’s not a bad thing.
Either way, if you have a preference going with or without a fly, take it into account when buying your boxer briefs.
Some of the options we’ve listed have specific designs built to give your cargo a little extra support.
Sometimes support can come at the cost of an attractive silhouette.
T-Bô hits the balance nicely by creating an extra deep pouch so you have a little breathing room (plus a pretty virile profile-view if we’ve ever seen one).
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Separatec is on a whole different level when it comes to support. They’ve actually built in different compartments for your buddies to live in. The comfort and support are amazing, but they make your member sort of look like one of those plague masks they wore back in the dark ages. We still love ‘em though.
The 5 Best Boxer Briefs for Men in 2020
T-Bô’s Ballsy boxer brief hits the balance between comfort and support. Made with bamboo viscose fibers and elastane, these are our go-to for everyday wear. They’ve created each line of underwear by consulting their community of over 200,000 men. What they’ve landed on is both stylish and environmentally-friendly.
Alright gents, there’s our five favorite boxer briefs on the market right now.
If you’re looking for a good balance between comfort, support, and looks, check out T-Bô.
If you want support and you don’t care what it looks like, Separatec is your go-to.
If you just don’t want to think about underwear anymore, we certainly don’t blame you. Pick up a subscription from MeUndies and be done with the whole thing.
It’s time to let go of those holey rags we’ve been calling underwear for the past few months. Take a look at one of our favorite brands and upgrade your downstairs basics.