David Beckham was called “Underwear Model of the century” by Fashion designer, Tommy Hilfiger. But we aren’t him. And underwear is not for public display or consumption, but that doesn’t give you the right to fit in horrible overstretched whites. Underwear does matter.
You must not wait for your pants to slip or get into an accident which brings your attention to your undies. To help you with this, let’s explain all you need to know before putting your pants on. And trust me, you will not depend on your mother to shop for your undies anymore.
Advent of Underwear
In ancient times, the loincloth was the simplest form of underwear first worn by humans. In the Middle Ages, western men's underwear became a baggier fit. The loincloth was replaced by flexible, trouser-like clothing called braies, which the wearer stepped into and then laced or tied around the waist and legs at about mid-calf. With Industrialization, mass production of cotton undergarments came into force which made people buy them from stores rather than making them at home. Then came Benjamin Joseph Clark, who opened a firm named Bossier in Bossier Parish. His firm for the first time manufactured tightly fitting boxers which resembled modern underwear.
Nowadays, with globalization and in the age of the internet, you can shop underwear online on big giant portals like Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra and others providing you with various brands and styles with different prices ranges.
Various types and styles
These are traditional Y-fronts. They are a standard pair of underwear which you can wear on any occasion. They cover your entire pelvic region exposing your upper thighs. They offer generous support and a neat fit. Also, they come with various design, colour and rinses. They can also be worn in everyday use and with sportswear. You can find different types of briefs online as follows-
- Traditional briefs(with Y-shaped fly).
- Mid-rise briefs
- Diagonal-flap briefs.
- Low-cut or low-rise briefs
Boxers are on the loose-fitting side as they provide minimal support but provide breathability. They have elasticated waistbands and usually go up to mid-thigh. Men’s boxers usually come with or without buttons. There are different types of boxers available in the market, and this means there is a boxer made for everyone. They come in cool colours, prints or slogans on them. Boxers can be worn well with shorts, slimmer fitting bottoms, and tailored dress pants. You can find different types of boxers online as follows-:
Knit boxers, Woven boxers are one of the best boxers for men.
Spoilers: Although they complement any body shape, they don’t fit with slim trousers as they often bunch and ride up.
With time, trunks became the most popular and preferable type of underwear among men as they resemble both boxers & briefs. They are boxers with short legs. Men’s trunk usually appears in a square shape with an elasticized waistband perfect for any attire, especially the best option when you go out for swimming. You can find the best trunks online on various shopping portals.
The Right Fabric
The most important things to consider before buying your underwear are- comfort, support and breathability. Most common fabrics ensure these all are cotton and jersey.
Cotton-: It is a brilliant fibre for undergarments as it is breathable, soft and comfortable at the same time.
Jersey-: It is soft and stretchable, good to go for athletic males.
With textile innovation, the modern age offers various ways to keep yourself calm and comfortable at the same time. As undergarments, along with style statements are close to men’s hygiene, let us introduce you to a new and hot fibre nowadays taking care of hygiene aspects while you wear your undergarments.
Bamboo Cotton Trunks
When you hear about trunks made of bamboo, what comes to your mind because of the nature of this plant is discomfort. Read on to quash your myths related to bamboo cotton underwear.
It is healthy
Bamboo is good for your health. It contains antibacterial and antifungal bio-agent which makes it odour resistant. It is comfortable
Opposite to the common belief, bamboo cotton trunks are quite comfortable as they are light and soft. Also, they are perfect for any weather as they are cool in summer and cozy in winter.
For our fans of young and inspiring modern environmentalist Greta Thunberg, let’s tell you they are very environment friendly as they are grown organically and without irrigation. Also, bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world.
Micro Modal Briefs
Compared to cotton trunks, micro modal briefs boast a 50% higher absorbency rate. With moisture wicking properties, they make for the perfect fit for warm weather and men going for intense workouts. If you go for long-lasting luxury underwear, they are the ideal fit with vibrant colour retention, luxurious comfort and lightweight design. You can look for many micro modal briefs online at various platforms.
So while you have already delved into the world of underwear, the next time you go online for shopping your underwear, think just a little more.
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