What’s the Best Men’s Underwear?


By David Notis

Much like socks, the best underwear should be comfortable, durable, and stylish (either for you or for someone else who might be looking). Unsurprisingly, men are quite picky about their underwear and many have strong opinions about which style and brand is best. Here, we do not set out to resolve the great brief-versus-boxer debate; instead, we’re featuring some of the best options recommended to us by stylists, fitness professionals, and other active men across all categories: briefs, boxer briefs, trunks, boxers, and performance underwear for working out and other active pursuits. Read on for all the 17 pairs recommended by our 15 cool guys. (Yes, there’s a lot of Calvin Klein, but there are plenty of other options too.)

Tani Silkcut Brief

Cohen also mentioned Tani, a newer “high-end” underwear brand that he likes a lot. He says the brand “plays with performance fabrics” in an interesting way while still maintaining a stylish and fashionable look. These are made with a patented “Micro Modal AIR” fabric that the company describes as “thinner and softer than silk.”