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5 Tips For Buying Men's Underwear

Written by Stephen Hunt

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MEN'S UNDERWEAR GUIDE 

So you have some questions about men’s underwear but don’t know what you should be looking for when shopping around? Don't worry, we have a quick guide to help you out. We’ll go over how you can get the right fit, pick out an underwear style, choose a fabric and color, and figure out how much you want to spend.

So without further ado, here is our Mens Underwear Guide: 5 Tips For Buying Men's Underwear.


1. GET THE RIGHT FIT

Every guy knows that it’s ridiculously uncomfortable when your underwear bunches in the back, compresses your front, or when the elastic sinches and rubs your waist raw. Bunching aside, it shouldn’t be so hard for brands to understand that men have packages! So the most important thing every guy needs to focus on is getting the right fit. 

First, start off by measuring your waist comfortably. Too tight and a muffin top might appear, too loose and you risk a saggy backside. To determine your waist size, wrap a measuring tape around your hip bones, keeping the tape parallel to the ground. Commit that size to memory or write it down. 

The next step is to look up the size chart for whatever brand your ordering. Most underwear brands have similar waist measurements, but don’t rely on that small, medium, or large label since a few brands run smaller or larger. 

For reference, our measurements are:


2. WHAT STYLE DO YOU LIKE?

Style varies from person to person and allows us to express ourselves. Just because underwear typically remains hidden under our clothes for most of the day does not mean we should skimp on being stylish with this first layer. 

There are so many styles of underwear on the market these days, however most of these variations could be grouped into at least one of the following categories: 

  • Briefs
  • Trunks
  • Boxer Briefs
  • Jockstraps
  • Thongs

Choose a style that gives you the support you need/want or go with a style that shows some skin. Basically, whether the underwear serves a purpose or is just for fun, the important thing is that you feel confident in what you wear. 


3. FIND YOUR FABRIC

Although there are considerably less fabric options available for men than there are for women, we do have some great choices. Popular fabrics are cotton, polyester, modal, nylon, or lycra, with many companies opting for a blend of one “traditional fabric” with some spandex to give it some stretch.

However, when deciding on what fabric you want, consider how the underwear will be worn. 

  • At the office in summer? Cotton is a good option because it’s comfortable and feels light on a warm summer day. 
  • Are you wearing your pair during date night? Modal could be what you’re looking for because it’s super soft, feels luxurious, and sexy. 
  • Or are you wearing them at a gym? You might want extra stretch provided by spandex or lycra. 

Our choice at Hunt Underwear is modal mixed with a little spandex. It retains its shape (no saggy bum), feels like a cloud against your skin, and looks and feels expensive and sexy.



4. WHAT COLOR CATCHES YOUR EYE?

It’s the 21st century - underwear comes in all colors of the rainbow! Choose a color that make you feel good. 

Some of the most popular colors for men's underwear are white, black, blue, and light grey. Red is also very popular, however whatever color your choose will depend on your mood. 

We recommend buying a few pairs in different colors so you have some variety in your wardrobe. A bright blue brief might be perfect for a summer day, but you may be in the mood for something darker, like black or navy underwear, on a chilly night. Variety is also important in case you want to dress for the occasion; who can say no to a pair of red underwear around Christmas? 



5. PRICE & BRAND

Now that you’ve figured out your size and thought about style, fabric, and color, the last step is to determine what price point fits your budget. Often, ‘brand’ goes hand in hand with price so we grouped them together. 

Price will largely depend on your income and how you choose to spend your money, so we’ll just offer a suggestion in this section. Underwear prices run the gamut, and there is a brand for everyone, however our advice is to buy quality products and take care of them instead of purchasing cheap, fast fashion that falls apart quickly. Would you rather buy 20 pairs of $5 underwear that fall apart and end up in the trash or 5 pairs of $20 underwear that you’re able to wear over and over while still looking brand new? Our vote is for the latter. 

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At Hunt Underwear, our goal is to provide high quality, luxurious underwear at affordable prices. Luxury should be attainable for everyone and we hope that you give our luxurious underwear a try.