What Does Your Underwear Say About You?

When it comes to questions about underwear, such as boxers versus briefs, I got some rather interesting insight from a firefighter friend of mine. According to him it seems to be 50/50. At the fire station boxers are apparently worn more by younger guys and guys 60 and over. Briefs are typically worn by men between the ages of 40 and 60.

Whether boxers, briefs or anything in between, underwear has come a long way in recent years. Men aren't always quick to pick up on the subtleties of their choice of underwear. Some guys need just a little more guidance, so let’s break down our options.

AMI Circus Brief
Briefs, aka “Tighty-Whities”

Briefs have a bad rap. One must distinguish between the BVDs, Fruit of the Looms, Hanes, etc you wore when you were 10 and more upscale brands. These better brands would include 2xist, Cin2, Calvins, DKNY, etc. And they aren’t just white and cotton anymore; you can get them in a variety of colors and fabrics. If you haven’t considered briefs in a while, check them out.

Oh, and if you are over the age of 15 and still wearing those BVDs or Fruit of the Looms, throw them out and go shopping! According to some trusted female friends, they are a deal breaker.

Boxer Brief AUG 15

Boxer briefs (and mini boxer briefs) seem to be worn by athletic types or guys who don’t like briefs and don’t like how regular boxers have so much fabric. I asked several of my guy friends about this and they say they like them because they are comfortable, conforming and offer support. Again, they come in quite a wide variety of fabrics and colors.

Go Softwear Camouflage Square Cut V Boxer Brief

Clearly these seem to be the underwear of choice for most men. Peer pressure! However, this does not excuse boxers with juvenile prints, slogans and anything at all from Joe Boxer. If they have holes in them, are from a past girlfriend or have stains on them … please, throw them out!

The general word is that boxers are sexy (mostly because they cover up a lot and leave something for the imagination). Also, according to a friend of mine, if there was a fire in the middle of the night and you had to run out of the house, you would rather run out in boxers than briefs since they are somewhat shorts like. Anything else would be embarrassing.

Then we have less mainstream options.

C-IN2 Basic Thong (White)
Thong Underwear

Okay, who actually wears these besides strippers? Does anyone actually know a guy who owns one of these? And if you are concerned about your “panty lines,” I am concerned about you.

Go Softwear Waikiki Bikini (Blue)
Bikini Briefs (Speedo like underwear)

You better be European, otherwise there is no excuse.

Going Commando

Wearing nothing but pants and a smile is certainly your prerogative. If you do so, however, I would politely suggest keeping the state of your. . . affairs. . . to yourself. Oh, and be careful when zipping up after a trip to the men’s room.


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