Men’s Underwear Types
The classic undies staple, briefs are panty-like men’s undergarments that provide a lot of support. Y-fronts have an upside-down Y-shape that come with an easy-open flap, which makes going to the bathroom easier.
Boxers are loose, shorts-like undergarments. Out of all the types of men’s undies, these are the most comfortable, but they also provide the least amount of support.
A cross between boxers and briefs, boxer briefs provide the ‘modesty’ and comfort of long boxers with the snugness and support of briefs.
Jockstraps are specially-designed undergarments that are meant to be worn during intense physical activity. It has a hard ‘cup’ in the front that protects the genitals from injury.
Also known as a thong in other parts of the world, a g-string is one of the skimpiest undergarment styles. There’s minimal coverage in the front, and the string at the back is thin enough to sit between your butt cheeks.
How To Choose The Right Men’s Underwear
Do you need undies for the cold winter months? Thermal underwear is your best bet. Getting ready for date night? Spring for something sexy and revealing. Just need something for your day-to-day? Comfort is king!
Every guy should have basic neutral undies in black, navy, white, and grey. But don’t forget to make room in your wardrobe for more unique choices, like crazy colours or funny prints.
The most common material is a cotton-polyester blend, but men’s underwear can be made out of a variety of fabrics. If you have an active lifestyle or will be using it during sports/physical activity, make sure to get undies in a quick-dry material. For the ethically and environmentally-conscious, there are undies made out of organic cotton or recycled bamboo fibres.
If you want the best value for money, look for brands that offer two-packs, three-packs, or even seven-packs at a discounted price.
The Best Men’s Underwear In Australia
Active Cool Trunk, $29.95, Jockey.
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The ultimate performance underwear, perfect for sport or that extra everyday comfort. Featuring a double-layer cotton lined pouch for comfort and support as well as flat seams and stripped gusset help to reduce chafing, these trunks are designed to keep you cool and dry.
Calvin Klein 3 Pack Cotton Stretch Trunks, $99.95, The Iconic.
These trunks are cut from stretch cotton and have a soft elastic waistband making them comfortable enough to wear all day and night. They’re a classic for a reason.
Active Quick Dry Trunk, $29.95, Bonds.
The perfect partner to wear with your boardies, the Active Quick Dry Trunks dry 3-4 times faster than regular cotton/elastane trunks. These trunks are chlorine, sand, salt water and sag resistant, so they won't lose their shape either.
Tommy Hilfiger Trunks 3-Pack, $99.95, The Iconic.
Add a bit of luxe to your underwear drawer with these trunks from Tommy Hilfiger. With flat elastic waistbands that sit smoothly against the body, you won’t want to take them off.
Mighty Good Undies Mens Boxer Brief, $23.16, Biome.
This brand is all about ethical production so you can wear your underwear without any guilt. They source the finest certified organic and Fairtrade cotton, and partner with the world’s best ethical factories. On top of that, they are super soft and breathable so you won’t have to make any compromise on quality either.
Versace two piece set logo boxers, $180, Farfetch.
This isn’t your average set of underwear. It’s for those who live for the glam life and want it known. Featuring a fitted silhouette and a Greek Key band with a Medusa motif to the front.
Mitch Dowd Smithson Yarn Dyed Woven Boxer, $19.95, Myer.
These Classic Mitch Dowd Men's Woven Boxers are from 100% Yarn Dyed Cotton fabric with french seams, covered elastic waist and a single button fly.
Logo Boxer Briefs 3 Pairs, $50, Adidas.
Designed for activity, these briefs are designed to not ride up when you exercise. The lightweight fabric is breathable to help you stay cool and comfortable no matter where the day takes you.
Tom Ford logo band boxers, $164, Farfetch.
They say you’re never fully dressed without a smile but we like to think that these Tom Ford boxers are a pretty close second. Featuring an elasticated waistband and made from 95% cotton and 5% spandex/elastane, you’ll be set for the day once you put these on.
Your Choice Of Men’s Underwear Matters
The most important thing about buying underwear is that it makes you feel cool, confident, and comfortable. And with dozens of brands, you won’t have any problems finding a style that suits you!