Undies 101: Getting Started In Underwear!
Not all of our readers are experienced in the world of underwear. We get many new guys wanting to know what’s out on the market. They maybe currently wearing boxers, tighty whites or six packs from a big box store. But they yearn for something way better! If you are that guy this post is for you!
Step 1: Find out what style you want to wear. I would suggest if you are a tighy whities I would suggest buying a brief. If you wear six pack boxer briefs or boxers I’d suggest a Boxer Brief/Trunk. It would be the closest to what you are currently wearing and not a big jump to something crazy. Now I’m not saying you shouldn’t get a thong or jock but you may want to dip your toe in underwear waters slowly.
Step 2: Pick a brand to buy. There are hundreds of underwear companies out there. And more enter the market every month and it can seem overwhelming if you don’t know what exactly you would like. Hell, look at this blog and all the pairs we cover. I can’t keep up at times! If you’re just starting out I would suggest going with a classic underwear company like Calvin Klien, 2(X)ist or C-IN2. The latter two each have basic lines that are classic cut and colors. CK has many lines that are classic styled but and they don’t do too many wild colors.
Step 3: Pick a spectrum of color. Now that you have narrowed down the brands you want it’s time to pick color. You can stick to classic colors (Black, Grey and White) or you can branch out. When I started with underwear I went wild for colors. It was 4-5 years before I even bought a white pair. I grew up on tighy whities and the last thing I wanted was white! But this is not everyone. If you have a job where you change at work or at the gym. You probably would be best served getting a black or white. Very few pay attention to these colors in the locker room. Now sport a pink or orange brief and you may turn a few heads.
Step 4: Buy a pair of underwear! Now that you figured out the style, brand and color its time to go buy. You can go to an underwear store or department store in your area. But I remember when I was buying undies and would get embarrassed that the clerk would think of me buying a bikini. After a while I realized most really don’t care and just ring it up. If you are a bit skittish we suggest buying from one of the big retailers such as Mensunderwearstore.com or International Jock. They have big selections and you will be able to find a pair that meets your criteria. If you want to support a smaller online store buy from them such as Drawerfull, UnderBriefs and HisJock, All of them awesome smaller stores.
Step 5: Wear your Underwear. The day it arrives you’ll be all excited and will rush to put it on and see how it fits. If you’re new to the world of designer underwear, I would suggest wear it around the house first. Because the pair you get may not fit you as amazing as you may think. There is nothing worse than wearing a pair of underwear to work that drives you crazy. If it fits great after a few hours at home brave it and wear it to work.
Step 6: Buy more underwear. Now that you found out what you like buy more of those and then slowly branch out. If you bought a brief get a trunk and vice vera. Try them out and work your way up to jock, jock brief, thong or something else fun!
We hope this helps in your search for the best underwear. We want all the guys who come here to have amazing underwear! If you have any questions feel free to email us or reach out to us on our Twitter account!