HOW DO YOU PROPERLY WEAR MEN’S UNDERWEAR?
Just like wearing belts, pants, socks, or shoes, there are ways to wear boxer briefs properly and ways to prevent choosing the wrong underwear. Taking a few minutes to learn these tips and apply them to your daily routine will have a positive impact on how you feel throughout the day, everyday.
Some of these tips are obvious while others are hidden gems; but all of them will teach you how to wear men's underwear correctly.
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DETERMINE WAISTBAND POSITION
Before you choose the right sized boxer briefs, you have to determine if you want your waistband sits at the waist or hip level.
If you have a wider body shape or heavier body type, the waistband should sit around the waist. If your body type is more lean or athletic or you have wide hips, your waistband should sit around the hips.
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GET THE CORRECT SIZE
Now this may seem obvious, but none of these tips will work if your boxer briefs are too big or too small. After determining your waistband position, take a proper measurement or your hip size or waist size using a soft body tape measure.
Record in centimeters for the most accurate measurement and convert the centimeters into inches. Use that measurement as your guide when choosing the right sized boxer briefs. If you're in between sizes, go with the larger option.
HOW SHOULD BOXER BRIEFS FIT?
Boxer briefs should go roughly halfway down your thigh and have a snug fit that isn't suffocating. There should be breathing room around your crotch and the waistband should not dig into your skin whatsoever. If all of these markers are hit, you've made a great choice.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M WEARING BOXER BRIEFS THAT ARE TOO SMALL?
If your boxer briefs are too small, the waistband will uncomfortably dig into your skin when sitting down. Your private parts will stick to your leg and begin to sweat very easily, and you will also experience skin irritation, chafing, or jock itch.
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RIGHT FABRIC FOR THE OCCASION
Wearing the same fabric for every occasion is a rookie mistake; while some fabric excel in low activity environments, they will feel uncomfortable in high activity situations.
For lounging, sedentary careers, or special occasions, luxuriously soft fabrics like micro modal is your best bet. For high intensity activities, going to the gym, or physically demanding jobs, go with lightweight, fast-drying, synthetic blends of fabrics like nylon. For the best all-around everyday wear option that performs well in both, choose cotton for a versatile experience.
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SECURE BUT NOT TIGHT
Boxer briefs with a secure fit feels snug around the waist and thighs, provide support in the crotch, and has ample room for the boyz to do their thing. On the other hand, tight underwear (and tight pants) can lead to chafing, irritation, and even has the potential to reduce men's sperm count and lower testosterone levels.
Drawlz Tipz: Upgrade to a new pair of Drawlz asap if your bawlz are suffocating or don't have enough support.
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PULL AND SMOOTH METHOD
The pull and smooth method is pretty simple.
When you put on boxer briefs, reach down with both hands on the inside of your thighs and pull up so that the skin of your legs aren't rubbing together. After that, smooth the fabric around your legs to eliminate any bunching.
Doing so will prevent chafing and irritation in those areas with sensitive skin.
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WEAR MATCHING COLORS
You may think that you'll be the only person who notices if you're wearing pants that match what you wear underneath them, but more people see your Drawlz throughout the day than you realize. When you bend over or sit down, your boxers or boxer briefs may be exposed, so they might as well match the rest of your clothing.
When it comes to a sexy evening, your partner will be sure to appreciate your underwear style and attention to detail when it comes to every pair of clothing you're wearing.
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CLEAN REGULARLY & CORRECTLY
We have a simple rule around here; if your Drawlz touch your bawlz, they're dirty and you gotta wash 'em. Keep your underwear clean! The crotch and buttocks generate some of the most sweat and bacteria out of any part of your body, so it's only reasonable that boxer briefs should be changed frequently.
To prolong the life of your boxers, turn them inside out and wash on a delicate cycle with cold water. Instead of putting them in the dryer, leave them out to air dry.
Drawlz Tipz: For a more detailed explanation, head to the 'How to Care For Your New Drawlz' guide.
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GET RID OF OLD PAIRS
Whether you don't pay attention to how ratty and holey your boxer briefs get or you're just attached to your favorite boxer brief pair, there will come a time when you have to upgrade to fresh new underwear. When the time comes, don't be like most men and endlessly put it off; not only are old boxers unsightly, but it also is prone to hold odors that you may not notice, but others certainly will.
Drawlz Tipz: To learn more, check out our guide explaining when to buy new underwear.
HOW DO GUYS AVOID UNDERWEAR LINES?
The best way to avoid underwear lines is to choose a pair of underwear with flex fit flatlock seams. Also check to make sure that the underwear are designed with a seamless backend and are made with quality, shrink-resistant fabrics.
HOW TO WEAR BOXER BRIEFS PROPERLY?
First, measure your waist or hip size correctly and choose the right size based on that. Wear the right material based on the activity they're worn to, ensure that they're secure but not tight, smooth out any wrinkles, match the color schemes to the rest of your clothes, wear the waistband above the tops of your pants, and above all else, you should feel comfortable.
IS IT NORMAL FOR GUYS TO WEAR UNDERWEAR?
Yes, it's a great idea for guys to wear boxers, boxer briefs, or briefs. It's totally fine to go commando under your pants if that's your thing, but doing so invites odor buildup, moisture collection, bacterial infection, skin irritation, chafing, and potential damage to your most precious 'assets'.
HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO WEAR UNDERWEAR MEN?
When it comes to underwear style, there is no right or wrong way to wear boxer briefs properly; but when it comes to a hygienic comfortable fit, wash them regularly, get rid of old pairs, always be wearing the right size, and match the color schemes to the rest of your outfit. Follow these simple rules for a positive change to your day to day life.
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All the best,
Anthony | Founder, Drawlz
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