Let’s face it. Most men have been wearing the same style of underwear since high school. And we’ve wondered why. Habit? Don’t care to change? Too embarrassed to ask? You always check out the underwear waistband when someone bends down but it’s not exactly the cool topic to bring up at party night with your friends (or is it?).
Once armed with a little knowledge perhaps you’ll consider upgrading from the high school boxers to something more comfortable, functional, and durable. This article is going to cover 5 underwear questions you may have wanted to ask, but haven’t.
1. What’s the best underwear style?
Your choice of underwear should be contingent on your lifestyle and the type of pants that you wear.
The most common styles are briefs, boxers, boxer briefs and jockstraps:
Briefs – provide great support and coverage, plus are the perfect choice to wear under any item of outer garment. It’s also the best choice for athletic and physical activities.
Jockstraps – provide great support but due to the uncovered backside they’re even better for sports and warm climates. Plus, they’re super sexy! Conveniently, we also have 5 reasons to give you why you need jockstraps.
Boxers/boxer briefs – they’re really all about comfort. It’s why they’re superb for long distance travelling or for these lazy days.
Want more help? Check our guide to choose the right underpants for you.
2. How often should you wash your underwear?
Simple answer – when it’s dirty. During physical activity or a strenuous gym sessions, your underwear bears the brunt of your sweat. The easiest system is to change after a heavy session of perspiring activity or once daily. Sweaty underwear is not attractive nor comfortable. Don’t even think about subjecting them to a sniff test to check if they smell. Practice good hygiene and wash your underpants after each wear.
By the way, here a some tips how to take care of your underwear.
3. How many pairs of underwear should I own?
A sensible approach is to have a 3 week supply of around 20 pairs of underwear. Having more presents closet-space issues and will prove to be an expensive proposition. You need at least 14 pairs if you launder your clothes once a week. A pair for each day of the week and backups for exercise or travel.
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4. What’s the best fabric for underwear?
One of the more challenging aspects of purchasing underwear is selecting the best fabric choice. Men’s underwear is available in a variety of fabrics, including nylon, cotton, modal, silk, Spandex, and Lycra.
Purchasing the right fabric comes down to your specific taste and what you will be doing while wearing them. Don’t forget that your underwear needs to breathe and stretch. Quality underwear provides ample ventilation. The fabric won’t warp easily, ensuring a comfortable fit for many months, if not years.
Cotton and modal are the most common choices.
Cotton is 100% natural, so is incredibly soft to touch. Even though it has a matt finish, the face is smooth and feels a delight against the skin. Natural cotton is always a beautiful fabric to wear, thanks to the breathable properties and cool touch.
Modal absorbs 50% more moisture than cotton. Once considered “artificial silk”, Modal is a type of Rayon and is smooth, soft and breathes extremely well. An extremely luxurious fabric, it’s cool to the touch, absorbent and similar in texture to silk or cotton. Unlike cotton, however, it is resistant to shrinkage and less likely to fade or lint.
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5. What’s the best colour for underwear?
When you find a pair that works for your lifestyle, body shape and wardrobe, you can try to play wit this type of underwear in different colours. Basic, solid colours like black, white, and navy are great colour choices as they’re easy to mix with clothing. But you can always try something new and fun like this:
It’s amazing how a simple addition such as a new pair of underwear can make you feel more confident about your clothes. Quality underwear is the one item of your wardrobe that can make or break your comfort.
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