Men's Trends: Boxers or Briefs

It's the aged old question...

and the bottom-line comes down to comfort.
But there's a little more to it...

Traditionally, men wore the same type of underwear their fathers wore, and as a habit, they suit up the same model of underwear throughout their entire lives. 
But today, there are more choices.

Apart from a sexy thong, there are three basic types of underwear men can choose from: briefs, roomy boxer shorts and tight boxer shorts. According to The Ultimate Underwear survey, 57% of men prefer briefs, 18% prefer tight boxers, and 29% prefer roomy boxers. This survey clearly indicates that a large majority of men don't follow fashion trends and prefer to stick to what they know.


Style wise, briefs are probably the least appealing type of undergarment to wear. Briefs are old-fashioned, thereby, they are practical and more comfortable than loose boxer shorts. Briefs offer great support to the genital area. It is therefore wise to suit them up when training, or when your job requires long sitting-down periods. If someone is sitting in front of a computer all day, chances are briefs will be more comfortable, as they mold the buttocks and remain in place throughout the entire day. The same goes for someone who practices various sports; the idea of our friend willy flying left and right isn't really appealing.

loose boxers

Loose boxer shorts are also considered pass , although they have improved over the years. As for comfort, they are probably the most relaxed type of undergarment to wear while sleeping. They offer poor support and are therefore not recommended for training, or for those who remain seated entire days. When sitting down, loose boxer shorts will wrinkle along the thighs, and most of the time will result in a bumpy feeling under your pants.

tight boxers

Tight boxers offer great support for training and for those who sit down all day. They remain in place, fit nicely around one's thighs and mold the body perfectly. It is important to try a few brands, because some will fit better around the waist, while others around the thighs. Some have found that excessively tight boxer shorts can be unpleasant as they don't allow the blood to circulate properly, because the genital area feels restrained.
Price is something to consider when selecting your undergarment. Because tight boxers are the hot thing in underwear, they come with a heftier price tag than briefs or loose boxer shorts. That might explain why the older generation prefers the low-priced briefs and avoid the overpriced tight boxer shorts.

*original post from Ask Men

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