Considering the fact that it's the first thing we put on in the morning as we get ready to face the day, it's almost criminal how little thought we put into picking out our underwear. The same applies to underwear shopping as well - most of us just grab the same type we always buy, without so much as a second thought, and repeat the same process time after time. After all, it's only underwear, right? No one else is going to see it, so what difference does it make if it's the same style (and sometimes even colour!) that you've been wearing for years?
Well, we've got a newsflash for you! Picking out your underwear is one of the most personal and private decisions you can make when it comes to menswear. After all, you wear it right next to your skin all day. It plays a vital role in ensuring that you feel comfortable throughout the day regardless of what you're doing. Making the wrong choice leaves you open to a whole host of annoying problems including excessive sweating, irritating itchiness, and repeated adjustments. So, unless you're okay with spending the whole day with your hands stuffed down your pants, it's high time you paid as much attention to what's going into your underwear drawer as you do to the other contents of your closet.
That's not to say that underwear shopping has to be boring, pricey, or time-consuming. A little knowledge about the variety of underwear options available to you is all it takes to ensure your comfort every day. That's exactly what we hope to provide with this extensive guide to the best underwear for men, which will make underwear shopping as comfortable and satisfying an experience as the products themselves.
But First, A 'Brief' Guide To Buying Your Briefs:
1) Fit: Ill-fitting underwear can play havoc with your daily routine, which is why it's extremely important to pick up the right size of underwear (especially if you're experimenting with different brands). If it's too large, you'll spend the whole day pulling them up. If it's too small, it'll cut off the blood supply to your nether regions, and you don't need us to tell you that that's not a pleasant sensation!
2) Fabric: Cotton is the tried and tested material here, but there has been a lot of innovation in this department in recent times, which means there are many more options. Various other cotton blends and fibres come with their own pros and cons. For a luxurious experience, you might indulge in some silk boxer shorts. Similarly, spandex or lycra trunks underneath your workout attire or mesh or lenzing modal underwear with your running shorts is a smart choice.
3) Colour: The world of men's fashion is ever-changing, and you're not limited to solid colours or simple stripes or checks any more. An attractive print might catch your partner's eye when things get hot and heavy in the bedroom. You can also sport printed boxers bearing the logo of your favourite superheroes or cartoon characters during a weekend movie marathon. Just be sure you don't mix up the two!
4) Brand: When it comes to underwear, most men tend to have a fierce loyalty towards a particular brand. We're not saying there's anything wrong with that, we just recommend keeping an open mind. Who knows, you might be missing out on the perfect fit or style by refusing to try out another brand's offerings!
So there you have it, guys - it's time for an underwear overhaul. Broaden your horizons and restock your underwear drawer with a variety of styles, fits, colours and fabrics based on your particular needs!Looking For The Best Underwear For Men? Here's A Helpful Guide 1. Saxx Men's Fiesta Boxers
Let's start on an upbeat note with a literal party in your pants, with these Fiesta boxers from Saxx. The design is the result of a collaboration between rally driver and Saxx ambassador Ken Block, Hoonigan Racing Division and kinetic street artist Felipe Pantone. The design is the most striking feature, as Block's colourful official FIA World Rallycross Championship race livery has been digitally printed on the waistband.
Not only is it eye-catching, it's supremely comfortable as well. When you consider how much time you spend concentrating on the race while seated in a cramped space, comfort is a feature you'd expect the manufacturers to address. Along with the mesh side panels, the cotton in the fabric is moisture-wicking, so you're kept cool at all times. The viscose is not only smooth and doesn't trap body heat, but also retains its colour very well thereby ensuring the longevity of the boxers. They also include an “articulated contour pouch,” an extremely handy feature which effectively holds everything in place at all times. Combined with the anti-roll waistband, we're sure you'll agree that these are some of the most eye-catching and comfortable pairs of men's underwear you can get your hands on!
Fabric Composition: 48% cotton, 47% viscose, 5% spandex
MRP: Rs. 5,000
Buying underwear in bulk is something that most Indian men do, because it not just sorts out clothing needs but also ensures peace of mind because you know you won't have to go shopping again for some time. When the products in question have been curated by a brand as reputed as Gildan, bulk buying is the smart choice! This six-pack of classic briefs is available in a grey and black colour tone, which means that you can wear them with any outfit.
During the scorching summer heat, uncomfortable material and excessive sweating can be a real issue. Gildan addresses this problem by using COOLSPIRE moisture-wicking technology to keep you drier and cooler in the heat. These are also a great option when it comes to cotton underwear for men who value their comfort, because they're made from pure ringspun cotton, which is an incredibly soft fabric. They also feature pull-on closure, a non-binding plush waistband, and leg bands to ensure a snug fit all day.
Fabric Composition: Pure cotton
MRP: Rs. 3,018
© Tommy John
The best underwear for men is that which fits them like a second skin, so you already know that Tommy John is after the right idea with this pair of boxer briefs! You have the option of choosing between classic black, smart blue and fancy red colour options, which gives you a lot of room to play around with. Speaking of enough room, a contour pouch allows you to nestle your privates gently without having to constantly adjust them. Another useful feature is the Quick Draw® Fly, which is oriented in a horizontal orientation for immediate access when nature calls. You'll also appreciate the Stay Put waistband, which doesn't roll up or leave marks on your waist even after wearing them for the whole day.
Fabric Composition: 90% Non-Pilling Micro Modal, 10% Spandex
MRP: Rs. 2,340
We're all more familiar with the smart outerwear that US Polo Association makes, but their innerwear game is just as strong! Printed underwear is on trend right now, and these smart printed mid-waist trunks are a great option for men who value comfort just as much as style. They're made using premium Supima Cotton with a Bio Finish, which makes these much softer and stronger than their regular cotton counterparts. Featuring the classic USPA logo print on them, they're available in three eye-catching shades: a stylish black and the more flamboyant shades of red and orange.
Fabric Composition: 95% Supima Cotton, 5% Elastane
MRP: Rs. 449
You always slip into your workout gear when you hit the gym, so why not invest in workout underwear as well? Under Armour has quickly emerged as the go-to option when it comes to gym attire, and with good reason too. These fitted boxer briefs provide the right level of support without squeezing too uncomfortably, while the lightweight HeatGear fabric and the articulated mesh fly panel keeps things cool. As for mobility, the 4-way stretch fabrication allows greater movement in every direction. The high-tech features don't stop there, as the Moisture Transport System wicks sweat away and dries quickly, while anti-odour technology keeps bad body odour at bay. You'll be able to power through your workout without having to worry about adjusting your shorts, sweating too much down there, or getting rashes once you're done!
Fabric Composition: Polyester
MRP: Rs. 4,097
If you wanted to give your underwear a personalised touch, then MeUndies is the right option for you. Their boxers are made from their signature soft fabric, which they claim is three times softer than cotton. The soft and flexible waistband combined with the feel-good fit ensures that they won't bunch up at any point during the day. The flatlock stitching also makes them a durable garment that'll last you a long time. As for colour options, they offer a wide variety of colours and prints ranging from classic solids to quirky prints. What's more? MeUndies is a subscription service for men's underwear, so you can even opt for fresh new pairs of varying designs to be delivered to your doorstep at regular intervals, which is great for people who don't like the idea of underwear shopping!
Fabric Composition: 92% MicroModal, 8% elastane
MRP: Rs. 1,652
Another brand that's much more well-known for its clothing range, Calvin Klein also curates a range of top-quality innerwear. This particular option is available in a striking navy blue colour, while the elasticised waistband ensures a sung fit for the wearer without being too constrictive.
It has been crafted from a premium quality fabric that makes it soft on the skin and extremely easy to maintain, making this a great choice when it comes to the best underwear for men in India. They're a ready-made style statement for those who favour low-rise jeans, as the Calvin Klein brand name peeking out over the top of your jeans will definitely up your style quotient.
Fabric Composition: 91% nylon, 9% elastane
MRP: Rs. 1,199
© Related Garments
Underwear specialists Related Garments have a wide variety of styles, colours, patterns, and fits to choose from, and this pair of boxer briefs is a shining example of their undoubted quality.
The Atlas Luxe fabric blend is incredibly soft, and they claim that it'll feel as if you aren't wearing anything at all! The sympathetic fit ensures that they won't bunch up and ride up your thigh when you put on your jeans. The black and white checkered waistband offers a nice contrast to the solid black boxer brief, and adds an element of flair to your underwear collection.
Fabric Composition: 95% cotton, 5% spandex
MRP: Rs. 1,306
If you like to wear skinny jeans when you're out and slim-fit trousers at work but have this experience spoiled by underwear that's too big or too tight, then these trunks are exactly what you need. Tani claims to have developed a knit that doesn't unravel or roll, and this unique knitting process enhances shape retention while eliminating the need for hems or binding. This effectively creates a seamless connection between your skin and the fabric. The result? No visible lines underneath your clothing, which means that you can wear your skinny jeans with aplomb without worrying about your underwear spoiling the whole effect. Their exclusive Micro Modal® AIR fabric is soft and naturally wicking, keeping you dry while also boosting comfort. They still retain a slight stretch that allows for contouring and flexibility without causing constriction, finished off by a super soft Jacquard waistband. These trunks are available in two classic colours - black and white, ensuring that you won't compromise on style or practicality at any time!
Fabric Composition: 88% Micro Modal® AIR, 12% elastane
MRP: Rs. 2,748
It's impossible to curate a list of the best underwear for men and not include an offering from Jockey, an innerwear giant that's globally recognised. We're pretty sure that there has been some version of Jockey underwear for men in all of our wardrobes at some point of time, and this excellent two-pack of boxer shorts showcase why. Designed to provide the best fit to your body contours, they have double-reinforced back, front, and side seams along with a broad waistband. While boxer shorts do tend to bunch up when you wear them underneath jeans or trousers, they're the ultimate garment of choice when you plan to spend some time relaxing at home, lounging around in the summers.
Fabric Composition: Pure mercerized combed cotton
MRP: Rs. 738
Continuing with te theme of underwear options that double up as a style statement, we have this pack of three men's briefs by Emporio Armani. We've all seen its world famous logo on belts and shirts, and it happens to make just as big an impact when it comes to underwear for men too! They are designed in a stylish slim fit with a seamed contour pouch that ensures comfort as well. The embossed logo on the smooth elastic waistband is another great option to pair up with low waisted jeans. You even have the option to mix and match your multipack with different colours such as white, black, grey, and red depending you your personal preference!
Fabric Composition: 95% cotton, 5% elastane
MRP: Rs. 15,535
Friends of the environment will be pleased to learn that there's an eco-friendly underwear option that they can go for, and it's just as good as all the other options on this list. It's made from a bamboo-derived viscose fibre, which is guaranteed to be more absorbent, resistant to odour, and hypoallergenic, than regular cotton options. Bamboo is grown naturally and without chemicals, and also has a very low water footprint which means that there's very little impact on the environment during the making of these boxer briefs.
As for the features, they will please even the most discerning of men. The ribbed fabric construction ensures comfort and durability, and they're also among the softest underwear available right now. The highly-absorbent fabric serves to wick away moisture from the body almost instantly, ensuring that you remain cool and comfortable at all times.
Fabric Composition: 70% bamboo viscose, 30% ribbed cotton
MRP: Rs. 3,566 (including shipping)
When it comes to the best underwear for men, printed options are all the rage right now. They allow the wearer to showcase their personality in a fun way. This pair of low-rise trunks from Paul Smith would be a flamboyant addition to any man's wardrobe and will definitely up your style game. The psychedelic rabbit print on a purple background adds a groovy note to these boxers, which have been designed in a supportive square cut. At the same time, the ultrasoft stretch cotton fabric as well as the elasticised waist ensures that comfort is taken care of as well.
Fabric Composition: 94% cotton, 6% spandex
MRP: Rs. 5,812 (including shipping)
Don't worry, we haven't forgotten how useful the right underwear can be in the bedroom! It's not all about ladies in lingerie, men can heat things up with these limited edition briefs from Andrew Christian. Straight from The Andrew Christian Design Studio in Los Angeles, they feature a retro waistband that reduces the appearance of your waistline (a feature everyone will appreciate) with a stylish contrast trim. The revolutionary hang-free design is anatomically correct with no hidden padding, which offers much-needed extra room up front. The snuggle pocket creates a unique wearing experience as your package falls naturally into it when you put it on, creating the impression that you're not even wearing anything at all! The design minimises sticking, squashing, re-adjusting, sweating and chafing, which is a huge bonus. Along with spicing things up in the bedroom, these briefs provide much-needed support at the gym as well, which is an unexpected bonus.
Fabric Composition: 93% rayon, 7% spandex
MRP: Rs. 2,200
Here's another brand that is more known for their range of workout and gym clothes, especially those that you wear during yoga sessions. However, Lululemon also curates an amazing range of innerwear as well that carries forward the same principles, as evidenced by this pair of 'Always In Motion' boxers. Based on the idea that you're always in motion (as the name suggests) from when you wake up to when you go to bed, they're designed for everyday comfort. The ultra soft Modal fabric is naturally breathing and quick-drying, helping you coast through the sweatiest situations with great ease. You can choose from a variety of colours as well, enhancing your gym wardrobe in the process!
Fabric Composition: Pure modal
MRP: Rs. 2,185 (including shipping)