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Types of Men’s underwear/Brief styles

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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.

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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  1. Boxer

    Boxer BriefThis 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 the synthetic material but you can find some made from silk. They can even be worn as pyjamas. 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.

  2. Boxer Brief

    Boxer BriefsThe 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 string 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.

  3. Trunk

    Trunk BriefThis 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 modelled after the swim trunks for men that were popular in the fifties.

  4. Brief

    Men's BriefThis 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.

  5. Bikini

    Mens BikiniThis 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 a 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 string bikini with the exception that they do not have any fabric in the back.

  6. Long Underwear

    Long UnderwearThis 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.

  7. Mesh Underwear

    Mesh UnderwearThis type of underwear is made from a 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.

  8. Tapered Boxer

    Tapered BoxerA 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.

  9. Full Cut Boxer

    Full Cut BoxerA 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.

  10. Compression Shorts

    CompressionShortsCompression shorts are very similar to boxer briefs and are often made from a spandex-like material of the 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.

  11. Long John’s

    long john'sA type of long underwear bottoms usually ankles length. These drawers were first worn in public by John L. Sullivan as a boxing outfit.

  12. Low-rise Brief

    Lowrise BriefWith 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.

  13. Mid-rise Brief

    MidriseBriefThis 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.

  14. Sports Brief

    Sports BriefThis 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.

  15. String Bikini

    MensStringBikiniThis style is the lowest cut and offers the least amount of coverage in men’s underwear styles (thong and jockstrap 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.

  16. Thong

    MensThongThis 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 centre back on the waistband. This is a style used in athletics for more support, or when minimal coverage is desired.

  17. JockStrap

    JockStrapA 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 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.

  18. Pajama

    Mens PajamasA set of top and pants, designed for sleeping. From the Persian words “pai” for “leg” and “jaman” for “garment”, pyjamas were originally introduced in the 1800s for Indian men to wear as an alternative to the nightgown. Today, pyjamas – or PJs – are classic sleepwear for both men and women.

  1. James Anderson says

    I like jockstraps and thongs underwear that are providing me the strong support and comfort with the luxurious fabric composition.
    Although, the jockstraps were only preferred for the athletes and sports person. But, now it is useful for the daily casual wear as well. To get the new collection for jockstrap and thongs underwear at mensuas store.

  2. Frank Lewis says

    Here are so many underwear styles that everyone will fall for one at least. However, I just get attracted towards the thongs and briefs which allow you to appear as a sexy man and make you feel confident every time you wear.

  3. Edwin Collins says

    Nice Post.My favourite style of underwear is brief which i wear the most. I bought a pair of men’s brief from mensuas.com at a very reasonable price. You should try this style for once.

  4. Daniel Alexander says

    I did not know that much detail about mens briefs previously and the way you explained about brief is awesome. I love to buy briefs from many good brand like danielalexanderunderwear.com. I love to wear it when I want to feel relax and comfortable. It also supports my underneath assets.

  5. Manna Den says

    Wow, great post! Thanks for sharing such a nice informative blog about types of mens underwear. I have tried some of the given styles but as per my experience, mens thong is one which I like the most. I bought a pair of thong underwear from mensuas.com at a very reasonable price. You should try this style for once.

  6. Juda James says

    wow! I like this post. I believe wearing a brief is a nice choice for me. The low rise brief is looking awesome and I would like to buy this mens brief. Recently I bought a brief underwear from be-brief.com and my friends like it so much.

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  11. pistolpete says

    I especially love boxers because it gives relief to my skin. I can wear it all day long even after a long tiring day but I face difficulty when I want to play cricket it is really not comfortable to wear while playing. I have brought this Men Boxers

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  13. Malcomm Finn says

    www.erogenos.com/collections/sheer-underwear Mesh underwear for men is the modern era of underwear. Mens mesh underwear is one of the mens underwear. Mesh underwear for men provides full coverage. Mens mesh underwear has mesh fabric which has small pores that let the skin breathe. Sheer underwear for men It contours masculinity. It can be worn during any physical activity. Mens mesh underwear gives full support. You can wear mens mesh underwear during the night. It will give you full comfort and relaxation. Erogenos has a wide range of mens mesh underwear with different styles and colors.

  14. Steve Dykes says

    Nice Blog. This is very informative. Mens underwear is an important part of clothing. Mens underwear industry has been developed to a large scale with the development of the mens fashion industry. www.mensuas.com/collections/mens-bikini-underwearMens bikini underwear is the most loved and liked underwear among mens on a large scale. Mensuas is the best place to deals with mens underwear as it offers the mens underwear of top quality and with many options of colour, shape and size.

  15. la Lingerie says

    Interesting & informative blog.

  16. Alexei G says

    Interesting blog. It is very informative. My personal suggestion is for mens bikini underwear as this is the most supportive and comfortable underwear in the list of many underwears. Male bikini underwear offers minimal coverage. Mensuas offers the best  www.mensuas.com/mens-bikini-underwearmens bikini underwear best fabric quality and at an affordable price.

  17. Jacko Reaper says

    i like to wear bikini briefs , i think they’re really comfortable and slimming. they dont look like diapers like briefs. Bikini briefs give your legs to move freely and are great to wear during hot weather. my girlfriend prefers bikini briefs than boxers.

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