"So, there you have it; the baggy boxer versus the "tighty whities," although the debate is quickly coming to an end with the onset of new styles like the boxer brief and trunk. Word from the women’s camp is these are also favorites on their men. So, if you haven’t done so already, you need to buy a pair of each and take them for a test drive."
Boxer vs. Briefs
What does your choice in underwear styles say about you?
Boxers or briefs? A young woman even posed this question to then candidate Bill Clinton in a 1992 MTV interview. Who would
have imagined the heated national debate this question ignited concerning which form of underwear is better for men?
Just so you know… he’s a brief man.
Now, several, years later, you’ll find that men are wearing boxers and briefs, and boxer-briefs and trunks. Today’s man understands the advantages of having so many different styles and has a wardrobe containing all of them. Based on what we see at HisRoom, sales are pretty even for all styles.
Here is a list of the pros and cons to each silhouette.
1. Comes in a wide array of colors and patterns.
2. The front fly is much easier to use.
3. Easier to take off (women agree).
4. Crotch temperature stays cooler.
5. Women tend to prefer boxers on their man when he’s a little out of shape.
6. Considered socially acceptable loungewear.
7. Can camouflage a man's physique.
1. When wearer becomes excited…, it shows.
2. The legs are open along the bottom.
3. Provides almost no support.
4. Bunches up when worn inside pants.
5. Thick waistband can cause irritation.
6. Their looseness can cause them to ride up above the waist.
1. Prevents "dangling".
2. Won't bunch up when worn under pants.
3. Legs have elastic.
4. Provides support.
5. Stays in place - no riding up.
6. Looks best on a guy in great shape – and women agree.
7. The choice of European men.
1. Overlapping fly is almost impossible to use.
2. Generally not acceptable lying-around-the-house wear.
3. When the elastic band deteriorates, the whole brief looks tacky.
4. Comes in fewer colors and patterns.
5. Moving from briefs to boxers has traditionally been a passage into manhood.
6. Can become out of shape and "bag" in all the wrong places.