How to Choose Men's Underwear Size to Get the Perfect Fit Every Time

How to Choose Men's Underwear Size to Get the Perfect Fit Every Time

How to Find the Perfect Underwear Size in Minutes

Like most things in life, men typically shrug their shoulders and guess when choosing their underwear size shopping online. Although it can be a hard pill to swallow, your underwear size at 18 years old probably isn't your size underwear now - and you might have even had the wrong size back then.

Tired of getting excited for new underwear to come in the mail, only to get frustrated when it doesn't fit right?

Take out the guesswork and get the perfect underwear size every time with this ultimate guide explaining how to choose men's underwear, where you'll learn the different types of underwear, how to measure yourself for the correct size, other things to consider & FAQs, general rules, and the size chart for all Drawlz.


Different Types of Men's Underwear

Before we get to measurements, you first have to know which type of underwear is best for your unique body type and lifestyle. Here's a brief overview:


Boxer briefs are the snug fit style of underwear that reach roughly halfway down the thigh known for their versatility, breathability, durability, and comfortable fit. Regardless of your size, lifestyle, or body type, boxer briefs are your best option.

Without a doubt, boxer briefs are the top choice for men

Drawlz Tipz: This is also the top choice for men who suffer from chafing or sensitive skin as they don't retain bacteria and have the best moisture wicking capabilities.


Trunks are the tighter, shorter version of boxer briefs that reach just past the crotch area. Although swim trunks are good for swimming, underwear trunks aren't the best option for everyday wear as they can lead to chafing for men with thicker thighs and are known to bunch up underneath pants.

Trunks are good for swimming with certain body types, but not for undergarments


Also known as boxer shorts, boxers are the loose-fitting undergarments that also reach about halfway down the thigh. Similar to trunks, boxer shorts also easily bunch up causing skin irritation and general discomfort - and aren't the most stylish choice.

Boxer shorts are notorious for bunching up underneath your pants

Drawlz Tipz: Although many men sleep in boxers, they aren't the best for everyday wear.


Commonly known as whitey tighteys, briefs are the worst choice for those with larger body types or larger thighs and are the least hygienic and least comfortable option as they easily stain and hold bacteria as well as odor. and stain easily.

If you

Drawlz TipzIf you don't currently experience chafing, you will after wearing brief underwear.

Taking underwear measurements is the key to comfortable pants, too.
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How to Measure Underwear Size

Now that you know which type of underwear you'd like, it's time to take some measurements. To ensure you get the right underwear size, you'll need to measure your waist and hips.

To get the right size, be sure to grab a soft body tape measure; standard construction measuring tapes won't give you an accurate measurement and aren't exactly comfortable.

Drawlz Tipz: Record size in centimeters for the most accurate measurement. There's a conversion chart to inches below for easy reference.


First, find the thinnest point of your waist, which is usually right above your belly button. With one hand, hold the starting point of the tape measure horizontally in the center of your abdomen and wrap the measuring tape around your waist snug, but not tight. The point where the measuring tape meets with the starting point is the width of your waist.

Don't suck in or hold your breath when measuring - just breathe as you normally would.


Find the widest point above your member and hold the starting point of the tape measure there with one hand. Wrap the measuring tape around and back to the starting point snug - but not tight - against your body to find your hip size.

To get the exact size, be sure that the measuring tape sits around the top of your glutes.


General Tips

After you get your hip and waist measurement, run through these other tips before choosing your next pair of new underwear.


If you wear your pants and underwear at your waist line, use your waist measurement as your size. If you wear your underwear at the hips, use your hip line measurement instead.

For larger set men or those with a few love handles, use your hip measurement to find the perfect fit for your body type.


While you may be a XL for Drawlz, you may be an XXL for a different brand; this is why we recommend recording your measurements in centimeters as you can easily find your size according to each brand's unique size chart.


If your measurement winds up between two sizes, go for the next size up. Wearing larger size underwear (and pants) is more comfortable and will last longer wearing a smaller size.

Drawlz Tipz: Recent studies have shown that wearing underwear or pants that are too tight can potentially negatively impact your sperm count. 

Taking underwear measurements is the key to comfortable pants, too.


Things To Consider

Alright! Now that you've got all the measurements you need and have those last tips in your back pocket, it's time to shop for new Drawlz. Before loading up your cart and headed to checkout, run through this list of five things to consider when making that final decision.


A fresh pair of stylish underwear is the ultimate way to complete the drip, so don't settle for anything less than "you".

For a mature, sophisticated appearance, the rich, deep colors of our Originalz line is for you. The softer, more simple tones of Cottonz give a classic, casual appearance and go well with most outfits. If your style is bold beyond definition and does not fit under any style guide, choose anything from our line of Expressionz.


When shopping for underwear online, check to see the structure of the pouch. While most brands offer a modest appearance, some "push up underwear" intentionally accentuate your assets - which is totally fine if that's your thing.

Regardless, always opt for more space so you can let the boyz to breathe.


There are three types of underwear fly; the vertical fly, the no fly, and the horizontal fly.

The vertical fly is the most common, usually found on boxers while the no fly is just that; there is no opening in the front of the underwear. Although both are traditional, they're not exactly functional and don't accentuate your assets.

The horizontal fly (found on all Drawlz) is by far the best as it allows for easy access when draining the snake, better ventilation as heat rises out of the underwear, and zero risk of surprise appearances from Mr. Johnson.

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As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid boxer shorts and briefs made of fabrics such as polyamide and polyester as they're notorious for poor breathability, short lifespan, and tendency to hold onto odors.

Instead, go for materials like luxuriously soft micro modal, comfortable & versatile cotton, or light & fast-drying nylon based on your lifestyle, which we get into next.


Finally, choose the fabric of boxer briefs based on your lifestyle or activities.

Micro modal (Originalz) is best for sedentary careers, lounging, and wearing suits and/or dress pants due to the extremely soft and smooth feel.

If you never know where your day will take you, go for breathable, plush cotton as they're durable, versatile, and comfortable in all temperatures.

For a more active lifestyle or those who sweat more than average, choose nylon (Expressionz) due to it's stay cool feel and lightweight, fast-drying properties.


Men's Underwear Size Chart

When shopping for Drawlz boxer briefs, use this underwear size chart to get the perfect underwear size every time.

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Although we've covered some of these topics already, you'll probably need to reference them in the future; so instead of combing through the entire article, you can always jump to this part for quick answers.


If your hip or waist size falls somewhere between two sizes on a size chart, always go for the larger size as it guarantees a more breathable, comfortable fit.


Men's underwear should fit snug - not tight - around the waist and thighs while providing breathing room in the crotch; in other words, you should feel comfortable, but not feel cramped. Underwear that's too tight can lead to chafing, rashes, skin irritation, and general discomfort.

Drawlz Tipz: If you're unsure, slip one finger between the waistband and your skin; if your finger comfortably slides in, you're all set.


Measure horizontally your hips and waist and record in centimeters and use this number when looking at different brands' size charts to get the right size. Be sure to factor in the fabric and pouch of the undergarments along with your unique lifestyle and different styles of your outfits.


Seeing as every underwear brand has different measurements for each size, use your hip and waist measurement when choosing the size of boxer briefs. A medium pair of boxer briefs for one brand could be a large pair of boxer briefs for another, so it's best to use your unique measurements instead of relying on a size chart.


This depends on each unique brand, but generally, a size 32 is a Medium. Always refer to the brand's size chart before making a purchase.

Drawlz Tipz: With Drawlz, a 32 is a Medium for Originalz and Expressionz. A size 32 would be considered Large for our Cottonz line.

Measure Twice, Order Once

Many men's undergarment brands, including Drawlz, have a strict no returns policy if the package is opened. It makes sense seeing as we can't resell underwear worn by somebody else.

So to avoid this completely, take two minutes to find your own parameters - and double check to ensure you have the perfect size before buying underwear. This will save you time and money while giving you peace of mind knowing that you'll order the right Drawlz the first time around.

If you have any questions, shoot us an email at and we'll be with you as soon as we can.

All the best,
Anthony | Founder

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R women buying these as “slip shorts” for sheer skirts, dresses, becoming popular now?


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