Boxers, Briefs, or Bare it All: Everything You Need to Know About Men’s Underwear

Boxers, Briefs, or Bare it All: Everything You Need to Know About Men’s Underwear

When it comes to men's underwear, most guy's don’t think there is too much to learn – wear, change, repeat. However, there’s actually much more to it than most people think. Regardless of if you opt for boxers, briefs, or even go commando, there’s a good chance that your underwear doesn’t get too much of a second thought.

This means that many men don’t have proper “underwear etiquette.” Most importantly, underwear needs to be changed frequently and always be clean. Something that shouldn’t have to be said is if the underwear or stained or thread-bare – they should be thrown out. Also, if you tend to sweat excessively or work out often, it’s a good idea to change them midday so they stay fresh. Some other do’s and don’ts with men’s underwear can be found here.

Simple Rules to Follow About What to Wear Under There

With the above in in mind, there are several rules you can follow when it comes to men’s underwear and health. To begin with, remember – unlike other old things, like a favorite t-shirt, old underwear isn’t sentimental. It’s gross and something you need to throw away. Each month, you should throw out any underwear that’s unpresentable.

You should accompany this purge with the purchase of new underwear. A good rule of thumb is to purchase new underwear each time you get a haircut, or something else you do frequently.

Also, don’t get linked into just a single type of underwear. Instead, switch things up. Unless you are religiously committed to briefs or boxers, have fun with the underwear and get some of both. If you decide to have fun with your underwear, there’s a good chance your partner will too. Styles, cuts, fabrics, and colors – get at least a pair of each.

Pros and Cons of Boxers vs. Briefs

Variety is the spice of life, and underwear. It also brings up the old men’s health debate regarding which is better – boxers or briefs. The truth is, this is really just a matter of your personal tastes. Usually, boxers are going to provide you with more breathing room, and briefs offer more support. In this situation, it’s a matter of preference; however, there are studies that have shown that tighter briefs are going to reduce fertility, so if you want to have a baby, it’s best to stick with looser fitting boxers.

Material Considerations

When it comes to underwear, it’s a good idea to choose a synthetic or cotton blends for day-to-day wear. However, there are other fabric options to consider. For example, have you ever considered a soft luxury bamboo for all day comfort? Or what about moisture-wicking, breathable synthetic fabrics for days when you’re going to be active or working out? You have options, see what works for you.  

Finding the Right Underwear for You

If you are trying to find the right underwear, keep all the information here in mind. Doing so is going to help ensure you get the best results and highest level of support.


It’s an often debated topic…Boxers vs briefs. I’ll admit there are pros and cons to each, but at Chill Boys, we lean boxers (pun intended) and here’s why:

Top 3 Reasons

  1. Comfort - Remember the feeling you get riding a motorcycle without a helmet? You know, wind in your hair, totally free with a hint of badass rebel….Yep, all that without the risk of major head trauma.
  2. Style - Premium boxers can say a lot about a guy. Beyond just flat-out looking good, it says your mom doesn’t buy your multi-pack tighty whities anymore. It can also say you are a laid back, chilled out dude, comfortable with who you are and confident in what you’ll accomplish…That’s powerful!
  3. Function - Who doesn’t like their goods to stay cool, comfortable a dry? Premium boxers are like taking your boys for a day at the spa. Just make sure your boxers are silky smooth, wick away moisture and move with your body so seamlessly you might think you're going commando.

So do your boys a favor and treat them to a pair of premium boxers…You’re already here so it might as well be Chill Boys:)


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