Unless you’re Mark Walberg or one of those guys who has to take it just a little too far by stripping everything off on a night out, your undies are not for public consumption. However, that definitely doesn’t mean that you’ve got a license to wear the living daylights out of whatever overstretched, torn and tattered, greying grundies that you can get your mitts on. Underwear matters.
And it’s not just in case you happen to get lucky that you should pay attention to what lies beneath. Putting together the perfect underwear line-up will do wonders for how you feel in your clothes and will soon put a stop to your boxers from getting any funny ideas about moving further northwards than your trousers.
To make sure your skivvies etiquette is on point, we’ve put together absolutely everything you need to know about getting your butt huggers in check. From designer undies to tighty-whities, read on to learn how to look good when it matters most.
A Quick History Lesson On Men’s Underwear
Did you know that the first record of anything resembling underwear dates all the way back to around 7,000 years ago? Yup. It’s true. The first sighting of undies came from Ancient Egypt’s loincloth: a strip of thin fabric fastened around its wearer’s delicates. Basically, it was an adult nappy.
Fast forward to the 13th century. This was when the underwear that we all know and love—or not love—today began to make an appearance, with slip-on loose undershorts that ended at the calf, becoming a social non-negotiable. The Renaissance era stepped up underwear’s sex appeal a bit by going shorter and tighter, while the period’s introduction of the revolutionary urination flap, which could be opened at a moment’s notice, turned out to be one of the world’s greatest inventions ever. Period.
The following centuries witnessed very minimal change until the 1930s when—drum roll please—briefs appeared. For the rest of the 20th century, men drew lines in the sand, and the infamous battle began: boxers vs. briefs.
There’s another fun plot twist too—while the best way to package one’s, err, package, was a personal matter through time, the late 80s and early 90s put men’s knickers front and center (thanks in no small part to our boy Marky Mark) with who you were wearing becoming just as essential as what shape of longjohns that you professed loyalty to.
And that brings us to today, an exciting time where the squabble between die-hard boxer fans and brief lovers still rages on and a time where everyone can agree that the letters on your elasticated waistband—no matter how big or small they are—matter. And they matter a lot.
Why Your Choice Of Underwear Is Important
When we really think about underwear, we know it’s worn underneath the rest of our clothing, hidden from public view, all day long. So, with that in mind, is your choice of men’s skivvies really important?
Whether you know it or not, your trusty pair of longjohns serve many purposes, whether you are sitting at your desk, pumping iron at the gym, or just lounging around the house.
Health-wise, it is much better to purchase quality undies rather than cheap ones that wouldn’t see the light of day beyond a couple of washes. Good quality underwear:
- Keeps your pants clean from the inside
- Absorbs smelly body fluids or sweat coming from your crotch
- Provides support for your family’s jewels, keeping them comfy-cozy throughout the day
- Regulates temperature in the lower body
- Reduces uncomfortable friction between your junk and your clothing
But that’s not the only decision you face. There is also the style or type of butt huggers which can impact your everyday life. Your choice can improve your self-confidence, your performance at work, and not to mention that it’ll make you even more irresistible to your S.O.
How To Pick Your Next Pair Of Drawers
Of all the wonderful and sentimental moments in a guy’s life—weddings, graduations, birthdays—none means more than the first time he chooses his very own pair of underwear. Okay, so maybe not, but what worked for prepubescent you isn’t exactly your best choice now because, well, your body’s changed, meaning your needs have changed too. Somewhere out there, there’s a fit waiting for you that is more supportive, more snug, and more flattering—let us be your guide to buying underpants that are anything but.
This is the type of manties that everybody knows—the antithesis to boxers in every way: Briefs.
Also known as good ol’ reliable tighty-whities, briefs normally have an elastic waistband and roughly five inches of fabric that covers the upper thighs. The way briefs tightly cover the crotch area creates a distinct Y-shaped front, providing support to your bits and pieces well. The downside? Briefs are size-discriminatory. If you happen to have a bangin’ body, a pair of old-school briefs will allow you to show off your stuff except what’s supposed to be, you know, concealed. Even lean guys who have difficulty gaining muscle can rock a good pair of briefs since they don’t accentuate their thinness.
But for the bigger-boned boys or guys with wide hips, briefs may bring more attention to your weight or hip size. Sure, they might be comfortable and movement-friendly, but your bigger body can risk stretching them out over time, and rather than sitting comfortably at your hips, you’ll constantly be pulling them up from your ankles.
Ah, boxers! Did you know that this type of underwear was literally inspired by professional boxers? It’s true. Boxing shorts were designed to give pro boxers enough comfort and freedom of movement during a match. They weren’t baggy but slightly wider than the wearer’s thighs.
Boxers are a great choice for guys that don’t like the restricted feeling that comes from wearing briefs. They offer maximum coverage and breathability. However, the issue is that they can bunch up, causing the worst wedgie of your life… and who wants to deal with that?
We know what you’re thinking: Briefs are too tight, boxers are too loose, what the heck is one supposed to do?
We bring you the best of both worlds, boxer briefs.
This incredible hybrid style combines the snug fit of briefs with the shape of boxers. There’s extra fabric that provides more coverage on the thigh area, and your package is sure to feel very comfortable and well-supported.
Not too loose and not too tight. That’s why boxer briefs are the most versatile type of undies in the bunch. Oh, and the best part?
It doesn’t matter if you’re stick-thin or extra fluffy; boxer briefs like the ones found at Culprit look amazing on all body types. So get yourself a pair today and feel the difference designer underwear can make in your life. Trust us—your junk will never be happier, guaranteed.
A Final Word
So, how does one look good when it matters most?
Easy. Start by wearing top-quality underwear like the ones found at Culprit.
Culprit underwear comes in one cut—the perfect form-fitting boxer brief. Using the highest quality micro-modal fabric, made here in the beautiful USA and eco-friendly, these boxer briefs are sure to be your lucky pair, engineered for everyday use.
The breathable micromodal fabric works to keep you cool where it matters most, your balls. It’s made of 95% micromodal and contains 5% Lycra for stretch, superior comfort, and unparalleled durability.
Stop wearing those old tighty-whities that do no good for your meat and potatoes, and make the switch to Culprit Underwear today!