Boxers or briefs? Almost every man has had to answer that question at some point in his life. However, a loaded question has more than just two simple answers. Today, the choices for men’s underwear has gone well beyond the realm of just boxers and briefs, and even the most fashionable of men may be a little overwhelmed by the options.
The foundation for a confident, cohesive sense of style for a male isn’t just having the right watch or a great pair of shoes, but his underwear. Looking great begins with what’s underneath it all and many men simply neglect their underwear drawer, with its contents consisting of frayed boxers, threadbare tighty-whities, and not much else. Just like with their closets, men should give their underwear drawer an overhaul every now and again – here’s how to get started.
Out with the old, in with the new
While women tend to clear out their drawers every year or so, the average man does so about every eight years. Clearing out the old underwear drawer doesn’t have to be a project on its own – men can conduct regular maintenance as they would with their car. It has to start somewhere, so, go ahead and open up that drawer and go through it – the goal is to get rid of any underwear that’s seen better days. Anything with holes, rips, stretched elastic, or tears should be thrown away.
A good rule of thumb is to have at least ten sets of underwear – one for each day of the week plus laundry days. However, this rule really depends on one’s lifestyle. Those who workout every day or are into lots of activities might want to invest in double that count. But remember, the idea doesn’t work in reverse – those who just hang out at home shouldn’t have fewer pairs!
Variety is key
There’s no doubt that men typically enjoy the throngs of thongs that most women have, they often don’t realize that there is a method to the madness. Women have an array of underthings because some styles just work better with certain outfits. Men’s underwear is designed with different activities in mind. Briefs are ideal for almost any situation, while boxers are often better for bedtime and lounging. Consider activities, clothing, and comfort when selecting which pair to wear.
Finding the right underwear is often a trial-and-error experience. Not every brand is created equal. The secret to men’s sexy underwear isn’t just looking good, it’s also feeling right. The ideal brand will fit just right – it will hold the goods in place without being constricting or too loose.
While it may be appealing to simply go commando instead of redoing the underwear drawer, it is worth the time. Those lucky boxers from college don’t have to hit the trash, but it is time to replace them with comfortable, clean, and functional underwear that not only looks, but also feels good.