You have to wear underwear every day, right? It’s one of the most essential items of clothing out there, yet probably one of the least exciting. We give you a rundown on the different types of men’s underwear available, showing you really do have options in all areas of fashion. Firstly, the Y front. These have been around for ages and are always popular. You can get them in a range of colors and cotton is the most popular material.
There’s also the ever popular boxer shorts, which are, as the name suggests, styled a bit like shorts. You can get different lengths of these and they’re generally loose, meaning most men find them really comfortable. They come in practical cotton as well as more luxurious fabrics such as silk and satin, meaning they’re really versatile and suitable no matter what else you’re wearing. You could try going for some with cool patterns if you’re looking for something a bit different.
Boxer briefs are fairly similar to boxer shorts with one key difference – they fit more snugly around your legs, meaning that light cotton is a really good fabric for this style of underwear as it makes sure they’re really breathable as well as being streamlined. They’re also a pretty affordable style of underwear and are suitable for everyone, so you could maybe get a selection of different colors and patterns so you have some for every day of the week.
Thermals are another great option for men’s underwear, and probably one of the most practical offerings out there. They’re really good for the cold weather as they’re designed to help keep your core body temperature where it should be. Wearing thermal underwear when it’s cold also reduces the number of layers you need to wear over the top to keep warm, making it easier to move around, particularly if you’re out exercising or playing sport. Thermals are especially good for skiing or jogging in chilly weather.
Linked to the thermal option is the longjohn. This may not be the most fashionable underwear in the world, but they’re useful when it’s cold and no one’s going to see them anyway, right? These generally come as thin layers of knitted fabric put together to keep you insulated and they have long legs on them, so you’ll be super warm. You can also get an all-in-one version that covers your whole body for more extreme temperatures. Failing that, you could always make a statement with a male thong?