It’s the beginning of spring, which means underwear-party season is almost upon us. Whether you love to flaunt your body in front of a roomful of guys, or are nervous about just revealing yourself to that lucky fella in your boudoir, every man has the right to feel sexy in his underwear.
Maybe we can’t all look like David Beckham in our skivvies, but we can all feel like we’re working what we’ve got while still keeping all our bits and pieces in the right place. Our pals over at The Underwear Expert have given us the lowdown on what underwear styles best suit different builds.
Tall & Slender: Low-rise trunks
You’ve got a long torso and legs for days—good for you! Show them both off with a pair that sits low and rides high like the Hugo Boss Innovation 1 Micro Modal Trunk ($34). They’re just the right amount of fabric to provide support and comfort while still showing off your stems.
Short & Stocky: Fitted boxer shorts
If you’re packing a little extra, you might prefer the ease and comfort of a nice tailored pair of boxer shorts. The C-IN 2 Hand Me Down Runner Shorts ($26) have a vintage ’80s style, but the jersey material makes them feel trés modern. Fitted yet comfortable, they’re anything but dumpy.
Apple Bottom: Full coverage boxer briefs
You travel with a full trunk and a little extra ba-donk-a-donk in each step. Sir Mix-A-Lot wrote a song about you. You might opt for a fuller boxer brief like this one from Baskit’s Just /b/ collection ($23) to avoid other styles that may ride up.
Average Jock: Classic briefs
While nobody would call you a meathead, you definitely work out—and it shows. You’ve got the goods to rock a bold brief like this pair from Aussiebum’s Spartacus line ($23.71). They’re colorful, comfortable and great for athletic activity of all kinds.
Mega Jock: Jockstrap
Let’s face it, you have the body of an Adonis. Maybe you live at the gym, work at a construction site, or are just genetically blessed. (Curse you!) One of the many reasons jockstraps like this one from Jack Adams’ Varsity Mesh collection ($21) are perfect for you is the flexibility of the waistband and straps. Whatever you’ve got, they can take it.
Twink: Low-rider trunks
You’re young, short, slender and, every once in a while, you like to dance on the bar. You’re a twink—and you embrace it. Tell the world with a pair of low-rise trunks from 2wink Australia’s Sexyboy line ($24.95 AUD). It’s a no-brainer.