Over the past seven years, underwear have become an essential element in my wardrobe; a major part of my daily dress, comfort and style. Boxer Briefs have become my preference, as I love the way the fibers wrap tight around my thighs and cup the other golden areas that would otherwise hang wildly below my waist. For me, changing into the perfect pair of underwear between the bustle of my day and the anticipation of evening plans, can truly alter my mood. Underwear are no longer designed to simply make women feel sexy, desired and beautiful. The fashion industry has taken supreme notice of the contemporary man. No longer is the focus placed upon the fit or cut of his oxford shirt, sports coat and khaki pants. It’s what the modern man is wearing beneath his suit by day that has designers extending their undergarment brands. Men also want to feel good and attractive when slipping on their underwear to head into work, exercise, spend a night out with his significant other or enjoy casual plans with friends.
Men’s underwear have become a multi million dollar industry. A List, male celebrities are now being signed to contractually promote and market the latest, undergarment trends to the everyday, male consumer. I presently own more pairs of underwear than I do any other item of clothing. While some people stand in line for hours to purchase the latest pair of sneakers or boots, I stay online waiting for Calvin Klein and 2(x)ist to release their newest collections. As Ive gotten older and have become a lot more familiar with the male form, I’ve also noticed a difference in the types of underwear that certain guys purchase when compared to others. Some would argue that the type of clothing one wears serves as no reflection of that individual’s personality or demeanor. I feel differently. I believe that a lot can be determined by how a man grooms and styles himself to face the day. His selection of underwear is an extension of his internal qualities and can sometimes suggest his interests and ideas beyond the actual style or brand of underwear he chooses to wear.
THE PLAIN OR PAISLEY BOXER MAN
The guy who buys his plain or paisley boxers, 5 in a pack for $7.99, often times could care less about fashion or style. In his mind, his underwear are meant to be worn under his baggy pants and rarely seen by anyone else. The ‘Plain Or Paisley Boxer Man’ doesn’t care about concealing or cupping his bulge. He is usually rough around the edges and prefers everything to be just as it is; swinging. This is reflected in his daily life. ‘The Plain Or Paisley Boxer Man’ usually goes along with the flow of life and allows the wind to blow him along his way.
THE BOXER BRIEFS MAN
The ‘Boxer Briefs Man’ tends to be a little modern and trendy. He certainly wore briefs as a little boy and plain, paisley boxers as a teenager. However, now that he has graduated into his adulthood, he likes for his clothing to represent his growth. He can be rather uptight and moody. The ‘Boxer Briefs Man’ enjoys a sense of security in his life and only closely associates with a select few. The ‘Boxer Briefs Man’ is usually very neat in his outer appearance, as well as the ways in which he keeps his home, car and other belongings. He enjoys stability, and is often active socially, professionally and romantically as well. He tends to be a serial dater. The ‘Boxer Brief Man’ isn’t always the most confident, but he presents himself with poise and decorum.
THE BRIEFS MAN
The ‘Briefs Man’ is very proud of his body; regardless of the cut, shape or form of his physique. He loves the way the style of his briefs hugs his waist and accentuates his upper thigh. He doesn’t care too much about the size of his bulge, for its the freedom of the tiny undergarment that matches his personality and overall aura. The ‘Briefs Man’ is usually a very free spirit. He is very eccentric, artistic, energetic, charismatic and the center of attention in social environments. The brief reflects his inhibitions. The ‘Briefs Man’ also usually has GREAT HYGIENE!
THE TIGHTY WHITEY BRIEFS MAN
This guy is usually very conservative; the total opposite of the regular ‘Briefs Man’. The ‘Tighty Whitey Briefs Man’ eats at the same time everyday, drives the same direction to travel everywhere he has to be, plans every minute of his day and rarely deviates from his routine. The ‘Tighty Whitey Briefs Man’ is overly concerned with organization and structure. He may also be a bit socially awkward. The ‘Tighty Whitey Briefs Man’ is very nice and a great conversationalist. He has excellent credit, three college degrees and a slew of pets that he treats like his children. He’s dependable, friendly, supportive, but also sometimes boring. He’s a computer genius and an overall technology guru.
THE THONG/BIKINI MAN
The ‘Thong/Bikini Man’ is usually exotic. He has traveled the world, compares and contrasts culture, speaks numerous languages and can find beauty in a garbage can. He is extremely attractive and takes great care of his physical body. The ‘Thong/Bikini Man’ is passionate about life and enjoys sharing his time surrounded by other people. He’s a lover of fine wine, world music, and historical art. The ‘Thong/Bikini Man’ loves to cook and can dance his little, muscle ass off. He easily captivates the attention of those who share in his company. This man is passionate in the bedroom and will leave a lasting impression on your heart, body and spirit.
THE JOCKSTRAP MAN
The ‘Jockstrap Man’ either enjoys being dominated or he loves taking control. There’s rarely the existence of a middle ground. The ‘Jockstrap Man’ enjoys engaging in a lot of physical activity. He is active on the field and loves rough play behind closed doors as well. He is extremely loud, energetic, athletic, boastful and sure of what he wants life to present before him. The ‘Jockstrap Man’ rarely eats red meat and is constantly checking his calorie intake. He’s very health conscious and will scold those around him for not taking care of themselves properly. The ‘Jockstrap Man’ doesn’t believe in the frills; the glitz, glamour or black tie. His a minimalist in just about every aspect of his life. You take him as he is, for he’s very unapologetic.
THE COMMANDO DUDE
This guy wears no underwear because once upon a time, someone he dated told him it was sexy. The ‘Commando Dude’ is extremely PROUD of his bulge and wants everyone who’s willing…to see it. This guy spends countless hours in the gym and posing in his bedroom mirror. He isn’t cocky or arrogant, surprisingly. However, he is very proud of his external qualities and enjoys receiving praise for them. The ‘Commando Dude’ has a very intense sex drive and will take advantage of every opportunity to ‘beat it up’. The ‘Commando Dude’ is a teddy bear beneath his exterior, but it’s not his heart he wants you cuddling.
WHICH TYPE OF UNDERWEAR DO YOU WEAR & WHAT STYLE DO YOU PREFER TO SEE ON YOUR MAN?