Let’s Get Real: Boxers Or Briefs?

Underwear so fine you’ll never put your pants back on
January 28, 2020
January 28, 2020
What We Considered

✓   Premium comfort

✓   Breathable

✓   Wedgie-proof 

Our Picks

✓   Mack Weldon - Best for every day

✓   BYLT - Most breathable fabric

✓   Nice Laundry - Best for customization

Guys, this is a good one to send your S/O for Valentine’s Day. What’s so good about underwear? We bet you’re wondering. First and foremost, it’s likely the one thing in your closet that you haven’t updated in a while. In fact, we heard there are even some holes in them (we aren’t judging). Here’s your chance to move up from the world of cartoon character boxers. Warning: these undies are going to fit so well, you may never want to put your pants back on again.

Mack Weldon


Mack Weldon works to innovate all of our basics. Their jersey, cotton, and Lycra blend is here to bring us maximum comfort. They have an 18-hour last (this is not us telling you not to wash your underwear). Also, a functional fly that won’t result in a peep show if you turn the wrong way.

The Facts

✓   Briefs, boxers, and trunks

✓   No roll waistband

✓   Breathable zones

Brand Standards

✓   WRAP certified factories

✓   ISO certified for quality



BYLT is just as frustrated with cheap basics as you are. Instead of cutting the quality corners to deliver a fair price, they cut out the middleman instead. All of their fabrics are custom blended, from tech to all-day wear. Plus, their boxers give compression support and let your goods breathe exactly where you may be in need of some air.

The Facts

✓   Boxer-briefs and trunks

✓   Allday and tech custom fabric

✓   Compression support

Brand Standards

✓   Premium quality that last so less waste

Nice Laundry


If you’re looking for a little pop of something special, Nice Laundry allows you to customize a small and classy design onto your pair of choice. Ya know, just in case that girl in your bed forgets your name. Between that, and their Siro-spun micromodal, odor-resistant blend, these will be the go-tos you never take off (but also definitely wash them).

The Facts

✓   Anri-ride up leg bands

✓   Horizontal fly

✓   Odor resistant

Brand Standards

✓   Refresh and Recycle program 

More Finds

Choices, choices, choices. We’ve picked out a few more brands to fit every personality. If you still aren’t ready to give up your spongebob boxers, MeUndies and Stance have quirky fun patterns that will make the transition seem a bit less painful. We’ll leave the decision up to you: boxers or briefs?

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Mack Weldon, @mackweldon/ BYLT, @bylt/ Nice Laundry, @nicelaundry/ @everlane, @stance, @meundies, @bonobos

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