Clear Your Drawers Out Regularly
No matter how well you treat your men’s underwear, eventually, those tighty whities will turn to grubby grundies. Make sure that you have a regular check-in with your collection of underwear (about every three months or so) and dispose of anything that you’d be embarrassed to be seen in by a significant other.
Pick Your Fabrics Wisely
In most cases, cotton underwear is a great option because it’s natural, breathable, and will absorb a degree of unwanted moisture down below – it’s basically your best bet for every day.
But if you’re exerting yourself, things get a little more, ahem, steamy, so you’ll need to look for fabrics that bolster cotton’s natural assets by wicking away moisture. A cotton-spandex blend is ideal for gym wear and won’t need to be wrung out.
New performance fabrics such as the ones Tani USA uses have the most breathability and moisture-wicking. Consider man-made sustainably sourced fabrics such as Tencel, Modal, and Micro Modal.
Size Yourself Up Properly
For reasons which we won’t go into, trying on men’s underwear in shops isn’t good form. Having an awareness of your core size and sticking to a certain brand when you’ve found the perfect fit is crucial for comfort, however.
Men’s underwear that comes up too large will have you shifting around in your seat all day, while anything that’s smaller than it should be will cut off your circulation rather than boost your package. Size matters.
Wash White Underwear In Non-Chlorine Bleach
If you think you’ve mastered the art of being a grown-up because you’ve figured out that bleaching white underwear will stop it looking so goddamn tired, you’re actually only an adulthood amateur.
Bleach will restore some of the former glory of your white underwear, but you’ll need to make sure it’s a non-chlorine variety to reap that dazzling brightness without wreaking havoc on your underwear’s elasticity.
Buy Little And Often
Relying on the charity of others (usually at Christmas) is a surefire way to put unnecessary strain on the smalls which live in your underwear drawer. To make sure that all your underwear gets a regular break, make sure that you’re getting into the habit of topping it up on the regular.
This way your pants won’t suffer from premature aging and if you’re naff at remembering to stick on a regular wash, you’re less likely to encounter an empty drawer and face a day going commando.