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Common Questions Men Have About Boxer Briefs

Common Questions Men Have About Boxer Briefs

Common Questions Men Have About Boxer Briefs

As we dove deeper into our research to find the best boxer briefs for a variety of categories, we found that many men had the same question time and time again.  Therefore, we wanted to take a quick moment to address some of these questions should any of them currently be on your mind:

What Size Boxer Briefs Should I Wear?

When it comes to selecting the right size boxer brief for you, it’s important that you measure properly.

Unlike denim jeans that are worn a bit looser, while wearing boxer briefs, you want them to conform to the natural contours of your body without being too restrictive.

Therefore, many companies offer size charts specifically for their brand of boxer briefs.

Grab yourself either a proper fabric measuring tape or a string and wrap it around your waist.

Find the area where your body natural creases when bending over – this will be the area that you will want to measure.

Make sure the measuring tape is level around your entire body for accurate results.

How Should Boxer Briefs Fit?

Boxer briefs should fit snug around your groin area.  They should never feel tight nor overly loose – but rather in a nice and natural-feeling way.

You will know if they are too tight, especially in the pouch area if you experience any discomfort after a few hours of wearing them.

On a related note, there should be no break-in period when wearing boxer briefs.  They should fit comfortably straight from the packaging.

How Many Boxer Briefs Should I Buy?

When trying out a brand for the very first time, we recommend going with the smallest multi-pack available and testing them out.

While it may be tempting to order a week or two worth of boxer briefs for both consistency and to coincide with when you do laundry, test driving a pair is important – especially if it’s from a brand you aren’t familiar with.

After you have been wearing them for a month or two, we recommend purchasing the rest immediately if you are satisfied.

The reason we recommend expanding on them quickly is that companies regularly modify their styles.  Whether it’s a slightly different inseam or composition of the material, it can drastically change how the boxer briefs both look and feel.

What Brand of Boxer Briefs Are the Best?

The best boxer brief brand will be the one that serves your unique situation the best.  During our research, we found that the following brands regularly exceeded expectations of men: Tani, Hanro and Sunspel.

Men generally rated the following brands well above average and were satisfied with the way they felt and supported their body.

Where Can I Buy Boxer Briefs?

Beyond your standard brick-and-mortar store, there are a variety of online merchants where you can purchase boxer briefs that are both authentic and competitively priced.


Should I hand wash boxer briefs?

When it comes to boxer briefs, they are nearly always derived from strong fabrics such as cotton or modal.  Unlike quality silk boxers, these fabrics can be thrown into the washer repeatedly without much degradation in performance or structure.

To put it simply…no.  You don’t need to handwash your boxer briefs.

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