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Men’s underwear/Brief styles

Todays’ designers are coming up with a new design every now and then.Some of the common styles of briefs are a boxer, bikini, Boser brief, Trunk, Brief, Long underwear, Mesh underwear, Tapered boxers, String Bikini, Long John’s, Jockstrap.Each of this style has been designed keeping certain factors in mind.Based on an individuals choice, one chooses a particular style.

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Todays’ designers are coming up with a new design every now and then.Some of the common styles of briefs are a boxer, bikini, Boser brief, Trunk, Brief, Long underwear, Mesh underwear, Tapered boxers, String Bikini, Long John’s, Jockstrap.Each of this style has been designed keeping certain factors in mind.Based on an individuals choice, one chooses a particular style.

Different styles of Men’s underwears

Style Name Description
Boxer Brief
This type of underwear will give a man the loosest fit.They have a fly front with an elastic waistband.They are designed after the shorts that are worn in the ring by professional boxers. Most boxer underwear is made from synthetic material but you can find some made from silk.They can even be worn as pajamas. The traditional boxer is a full rise, full cut short with a 3″ inseam. It loosely covers the body from the waist to just above mid thigh. Generally, boxers have a working front fly. Silk boxers have the added advantage of keeping you cool in the summer and being an excellent nightwear garment.
Boxer Brief
Boxer Briefs
The new boxer brief has the same styling of traditional biker pants, but it’s cut a little shorter on the thigh length. Designers took the best of both the brief and the boxer to create this new style. It fits like a brief, but is cut longer in the leg like a boxer. Boxer briefs usually have a front fly design just like a traditional brief.This type of underwear is just a little short than regular boxer shorts. They also fit closer to the man’s body and are similar to bike shorts.This style is a versatile type of men’s underwear that is made for all builds.
Trunk Brief
This type of underwear is similar to boxer briefs with one exception.The leg length of this type is shorter than boxer briefs.Trunk underwear is named and modeled after the swim trunks for men that were popular in the fifties.
Men's Brief
This is the classic style of men’s underwear and fits from their waist to the top of their thigh.The length of this underwear is shorter than boxer briefs but the sides are wider than bikinis.It has a full rise, meaning it covers the body from the waist to the top of the thigh. Briefs have either an overlap fly or a contour pouch.You also have low rise briefs in which the side fabric is narrower and they fit lower in the waist.
Mens Bikini
This type of underwear has narrow strips of fabric on the sides with a high cut at the legs.The top of this type of underwear, because of its high cut, will usually sit on their hip bone and does not have usable fly.The string bikinis will have a very narrow side.The top elastic sits approximately 4″ below the waistline – below the navel. It still provides full rear coverage. The leg has a high cut design and the front never has a working fly.You can also find jock strap, thong, and g-string bikini underwear which are similar to sting bikini with the exception that they do not have any fabric in the back.
Long Underwear
Long Underwear
This is the type of underwear that is often referred to as “long johns” and covers their entire leg to their ankle to give them an extra layer of warmth under their pants during weather that is very cold.
Mesh Underwear
Mesh Underwear
This type of underwear is made from material that is lightweight that allows breathability.It is often worn by men in hot climates or in certain sports where traditional underwear is less comfortable.This type of underwear is made from materials that can take the moisture away from your body so it can evaporate and make a man feel more comfortable.This material has small holes in it so the air can circulate.
Tapered Boxer
Tapered Boxer
A slimmer cut boxer with tapered legs for a trim fit. Side vents offer comfort and leg freedom. May or may not have a fly front.
Full Cut Boxer
Full Cut Boxer
A fuller cut throughout the garment – including leg openings. Many times there will be a U-shaped panel between the legs to reduce binding and increase wearing comfort (known as a gusset). Traditionally, full cut boxers have a fly front.
Compression Shorts
Compression shorts are very similar to boxer briefs and are often made from a spandex-like material of two-way stretch fabric. Essentially flyless boxer briefs, these form-fitting garments are versatile multi-sport, long leg biker-type shorts.Compression shorts keep the muscles warm to prevent muscle strains or pulls. They also prevent chafing and rashes. This short offers the wearer uniform pressure and support to key muscles and often is used in place of a jock strap.
Long John’s
long john's
A type of long underwear bottoms usually ankle length. These drawers were first worn in public by John L. Sullivan as a boxing outfit.
Low-rise Brief
Lowrise Brief
With the new low cut pants on the market, this style has become very popular. The waistband rests on the hip approximately 3″ below the waist.It still has side fabric, and the legs are traditional brief legs (not high cut). It may or may not have a front fly.
Mid-rise Brief
This is a lower rise than a standard brief. The waistband sits approximately 2″ below the waistline, just at or above the navel.Other than that, it has all the styling of a traditional brief including a working front fly.
Sports Brief
Sports Brief
This can become an alternative to an athletic supporter. This brief has a front cup and a back panel, but the sides are nothing more than the elastic waistband. This style provides for more modesty than a string bikini or thong.
String Bikini
This style is the lowest cut and offers the least amount of coverage in men’s underwear styles (thong and jock strap excluded). It sits approximately 4″ below the waistline and has no side panels.The leg openings go all the way up to the elastic waistband, which is a “string” style band, connecting front and back panels.String bikinis give full seat coverage, but without a working fly.
This style has an elastic waistband and a front cup. The front cup panel is kept in place by a tape that goes through the legs and attaches in the center back on the waistband.This is a style used in athletics for more support, or when minimal coverage is desired.
A jock strap consists of a wide elastic waistband with a support pouch that holds an impact resistant protective cup or box to protect the testicles from injury and two straps extending from the base of the pouch around the buttocks to the sides of the waistband.A Jockstrap can also be worn under a pair of pants. This is a great alternative to wearing briefs during hiking, biking, camping or other outdoor activities because the a jock strap absorbs less moisture than a pair of cotton briefs and can provide much needed cooling. The jockstrap can also prevent scrotal chafing and impact because the scrotum is lifted away from the thighs – very useful when hiking long distances.
Mens Pajamas
A set of top and pants, designed for sleeping. From the Persian words pai for “leg” and jaman for “garment”, pajamas were originally introduced in the 1800’s for Indian men to wear as an alternative to the nightgown. Today, pajamas – or pjs – are classic sleepwear for both men and women.

Thus, there are many different types of underwear for men, and what they wear depends on the man’s preference as to which they will choose to wear.