How to Buy Men's Underwear: Attributes to Look For

How to Buy Men’s Underwear: Attributes to Look For

How often have you bought underwear that didn’t fit properly or felt uncomfortable? Have you been buying the same lingerie of the same brand because you could not find a proper fitting design from another brand? Do you feel you need to learn some critical factors about purchasing men’s lingerie or underwear? You must read on if you think your answers to all these questions will be a yes.

The article is all about the tips and tricks to understanding men’s underwear and the essential attributes one must look for while buying a pair. If you learn these tips, the next time you visit a shopping mall or go online for a purchase, you can easily pick any style of underwear from any brand.

Now, let’s look at the critical attributes to consider while shopping for underwear:

Mainly, there are three critical attributes you need to consider when you go for men’s lingerie or underwear shopping.

  • Comfort
  • Style
  • Colour

These attributes can be explained as follows:


The comfort of your undies depends on three things, i.e., fabric, size, and climate.

Size: To find the right size, you can look at the chart given by the brand. Usually, these brands follow the international or European/US size chart. And you can see their comparison and select the one that matches your size. So, first, check the international sizes with the underwear you currently own; then, you will get the right idea of which size to go for.

Fabric: Finding the suitable fabric for your underwear is tough. Individuals have specific likes when it comes to their undergarment fabric. Some of the popular fabric materials that men prefer are

  • Lycra
  • Spandex
  • Silk
  • Cotton
  • Nylon

Climate: You cannot change the climate. But you can change the fabric of your clothes to adjust to that climate. The same goes for the inner garments.

Warm/Hot Cotton
Cool/Cold Wool Blend
Exercise Lycra/Spandex
Bed Silk/Cotton/Nylon
Work Cotton

Follow this chart to buy the right fabric for the climate in your region.


When it comes to style, you can choose from a plethora of options. However, the styles can be categorized into the following fours types:

  • Briefs
  • Boxers
  • Boxer briefs
  • Thongs.

Yes, men’s thongs/men’s lingerie are on the market. You can buy them if you like them. Briefs and boxer briefs are the most popular ones in the market, but recently, people have been trying boxers and things as well. When it comes to workout wear, thongs or jockstraps are the best options.


This could be the easiest point to understand. Men’s underwear comes in a variety of colours. The colours are usually dark such as navy blue, black, maroon, brown, and blue, and in light colours, you will get white, grey, light green, teal, etc. So make sure you wear light clothing, you don’t wear bright colour underwear. If you are planning to show off the underwear, you can pick those with prints and patterns.

These are the best tips you can use while going underwear shopping. Of course, the price may slightly increase as you go up in comfort and quality of the fabric. However, if the price is not an issue for you, it is better to buy premium undergarments that feel fantastic to wear and are breathable. Technically, they will be all-weather undergarments. So, the next time you go shopping, remember these tips.

Author Bio:

Alison Lurie is a farmer of words in the field of creativity. She is an experienced independent content writer with a demonstrated history of working in the writing and editing industry. She is a multi-niche content chef who loves cooking new things.

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