Mens Underwear (2022): Walking Jack and Roger Zacha

Mens Underwear (2022): Walking Jack and Roger Zacha

Introduction

Roger Zacha, a personal trainer from Cyprus, is a physio student in The Netherlands and the model for Walking Jack´s photoshoot for the brand’s Ash Collection.

Roger previously had another photoshoot for Walking Jack’s Bluebird Collection.

The photographer, Louis C., is based in the United Kingdom and Cyprus.

BrandWalking Jack (Greece)
Photographer for the photoshootLouis C Photography

Ash Collection

There are three types of underwear available in the Ash Collection: trunks, briefs, and solid briefs.

Fabric Composition

FabricAmount in clothing
Cotton95 percent
Elastane (for stretch)5 percent

Size Chart

From Walking Jack’s website.

Conclusion

Yet another great photoshoot by Louis C and Roger for Walking Jack brand. I wish Roger much success in his studies and training business.

Have you tried on a pair of Walking Jack underwear or are curious to investigate further? Which collection is your favorite?

Men’s Underwear 2022: Walking Jack’s Ash Collection

Men’s Underwear 2022: Walking Jack’s Ash Collection

Introduction

Walking Jack is an underwear brand based in Greece. After the Bluebird Collection, the brand released the Ash Collection. The Ash Collection is available in the following styles: trunk and brief.

Read more on

elsewhere on the blog.

Walking Jack’s Ash Collection

The Ash Collection offers a grey mélange underwear body with the black waistband design, with a fabric composition of 95 percent cotton and 5 percent Elastane. Also, the Ash Collection offers a lined pouch.

See also a post on the Ash Collection with Roger Zacha.

Model: Alejandro. Photographer: Adrian C. Martin.

Ash Collection Photo Campaign

Walking Jack had a photo shoot for its Ash Collection. The model was Loren Cruz, a fashion model from the Canary Islands, Spain. The photographer was Adrian C. Martin. The photos were taken in the Canary Islands.

Trunks

Briefs

Size Chart

Walking Jack has a wide variety of sizes from Small (27-29 in or 70-75 cm) to XXL (36-39 in or 91-99 cm).

Shipping

Walking Jack delivers worldwide. I live in the United States. According to Walking Jack’s website, I am in zone 4. The shipping fee is 6.50 euros (registered post) for an expected delivery time of 5 to 14 business days or 18 euros for an expected delivery time of 2 to 3 business days.

The brand included photos of Loren in other underwear available at Walking Jack.

Conclusion

I hope you are inspired to try out Walking Jack’s new Ash Collection. What has been your experience with the Walking Jack brand? What style of men’s underwear is your favorite and why? Tell me in the comment section.

Mens Essentials-Basic, Everyday Underwear Brands

Mens Essentials-Basic, Everyday Underwear Brands

The desire today is to express one’s individuality through clothing. This desire extends to underwear. Many brands focus on creating basic, everyday men’s underwear, sold in department stores and online. It can get confusing to know that these brands are available, so I have tried to collect the brands into one post for your convenience.

The basic forms of men’s underwear are briefs, trunks, boxer briefs, and boxer shorts. (Read a separate blog post on the styles and types of men’s underwear for more information.)

Brands

Sold in Physical Stores (and Online)

PVH Corporation: Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger

Although Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are separate brands, these brands have the same owner, PVH Corporation.

Calvin Klein started in New York in 1968. According to the PVH Corp. website, the Calvin Klein brand had US$9.4 billion in retail sales (2019). PVH Corp. acquired Calvin Klein in 2003.

Calvin Klein underwear ads were forward. (I did a blog post on Calvin Klein’s relationship in Times Square, New York City.)

Kyle Hynick by Jade Young
Fitness model Kyle Hynick from Canada poses in front of an electronic billboard in public for a photoshoot with Photographer Jade Young.
Kyle Hynick in pre-pandemic Times Square, NYC. Photographer: Jade Young.

Calvin Klein is sold to all men with all kinds of body types. Typical colors are black, white, and blue. There are reds and oranges in the lineup.

Model; Benjamin Hernandez, fisicoculturista / bodybuilder. Photographer; Rik Ibarrola.
Model: Derek Yates. Photographer: Carlos “Trey” Salazar.
Model: Josh Riquelme. Photographer: Peter Rock
Model: Nick Sandell. Photographer: Michael Hallenbeck.
Model: Shane Crommer. Boxer Briefs, Calvin Klein.
Nico Zetta, Argentina. Photo by Mano Martinez.
Model: Andrei Gutiérrez, a mens physique competitor and engineering student in Mexico.
Model: Law Student and Fitness Influencer Richard Duchon.
Model: Eric Guilmette. Photographer: Alphafit Photography.
Model: Erick Bolivar. Photographer: Pavel Anton.

The Tommy Hilfiger brand started in 1985. It started as a department store brand. PVH Corp. acquired the brand in 2013.

Notably, Tommy Hilfiger brand has professional tennis player Rafael Nadal as a model for its clothing. The brand had US$9.2 billion in retail sales (2019).

Tommy Hilfiger brand underwear comes in solid colors or with printed designs.

Photos of Josh Riquelme by Photographer Peter Rock.

Kito Shelby, Argentina

Kito Shelby is a football player, model, and personal trainer who lives in Argentina, South America.

Moschino

Moschino is a clothing brand based in Italy. The brand sells briefs and boxer briefs at a higher price point.

Bang and Strike

Bang and Strike started in 2006 as a retailer of men’s underwear. In 2019, the organization decided to focus on selling its stock of men’s basic underwear.

The focus of the brand is “to create a brand that had a familiar yet modern feel and that was uncomplicated, clean cut and aspirational. Underwear for guys that appreciate low key style.”

Stance

Stance started in 2009 with selling socks with vibrant colors and designs. Later, the brand offered boxer briefs and other clothing for sale. The brand offers two types of boxer briefs, one with an internal pouch (the “Wholester) and the boxer brief. The brand calls the fabric used to make its boxer briefs the “butter blend,” 66 percent modal, 26 percent lyocell, and 8 percent elastane.

Hanesbrands, Inc

Hanesbrands, Inc., owns three brands: Hanes, Champion, and Bonds (in Australia). The company started in 1901. The company notes that it manufactures 70 percent of the clothes it sells. The brand offers boxer briefs, boxer shorts, and briefs.

Jockey

Jockey started in 1876 and is based in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The brand’s underwear is sold in major department stores. The brand has a wide selection of underwear, from boxer briefs to thongs.

Fruit of the Loom

The Fruit of the Loom brand started in 1851. The company focused on producing textiles in Rhode Island. Later, the brand made underwear and other clothing. The company protected the brand name under trademark in 1871. The Berkshire Hathaway Group acquired the brand in 2002.

Muchachomalo

Muchachomalo is a brand based in the Netherlands. The brand name translates to “bad boy” in Spanish. The idea for the brand is to place art based on life and feelings on the underwear, suggesting that the bad boy wears underwear to be shown. The brand has solid colors for sale.

The brand sells boxer briefs and trunks for men.

E-Commerce

Bang!

Bang! is a clothing brand based in Miami, Florida. The brand offers vibrant colors and designs in its underwear and activewear, and swimwear.

Walking Jack

Walking Jack is an underwear brand based in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2018. I wrote previous blog articles about Walking Jack:

The goal of the brand is to improve the fabric, fit, and feel of basic, everyday underwear. The underwear is made in Portugal.

The pouch is contoured to fit the male anatomy perfectly. It offers support and room exactly where every man needs it most.

Almost all our seams are flat lock to avoid any friction or irritation against your skin.

It took years of research, effort, and hard work to create the garments you buy from us.

We source the best materials, fabrics, and manufacturers so we can offer our customers nothing but the best.

We are present in every part of the production and look after every detail.”

Walking Jack website

The brand has underwear styles in black, white, blue. Printed designs are also available.

Adam Smith

Adam Smith is a brand based in New York City. The creator is Yasemin De Mirci, who created underwear based on discussions with men explaining what they wanted in underwear.

The brand has several collections, each with its targeted style. In the Basic Collection, the brand offers boxer shorts, boxer trunks, briefs, and trunks.

Ballistic Menswear

I wrote a previous post about this Canada-based brand. The brand sells boxer briefs and briefs.

Unsimply Stitched

Unsimply Stitched is a brand based in Los Angeles, California.

The brand offers boxer briefs with a wide selection of designs. (The company sells socks as well.)


How often to change underwear?

Daily. Underwear and socks should be washed after each wearing.

How often should guys replace underwear?

Deyan Dimitrov, CEO of Laundryheap, has some top tips on when to replace items – not just for cleanliness, but also to get the best out of them.

He told Metro.co.uk: ‘Generally speaking, and this applies to any garment, how often you replace your underwear will depend on how many pieces you have in your rotation, how well made they are.

‘How well you care for them is also key. Don’t throw items away simply because you’ve read that they need replacing every year. You’ll save yourself a lot more money in the long run.’

Avoiding Fashion Waste: Recycling Used Underwear

The World Economic Forum encourages the recycling of washed, used underwear to address the issue of textile waste.

“What do you do with your unwanted underwear? Chances are you throw them away.

Now a clothing company in Philadelphia, US, says it’s time to stop casting our undergarments aside. About 5 million kilogrammes of unwanted underwear ends up in landfill sites across the US every day, according to The Big Favorite.

It says it’s bringing circularity to underwear – “the one category remaining that can’t be donated or resold” – by encouraging customers to return their old undies to the company for recycling instead of throwing them away.”

Conclusion

The market for men’s underwear is huge, with many brands available for purchase. Do you have a favorite brand? Write about it in the comments.

Mens Underwear 2022: Aggelos Pirikkis for Walking Jack

Mens Underwear 2022:  Aggelos Pirikkis for Walking Jack

Introduction

Aggelos Pirikkis is a personal trainer and model who lives in Cyprus. He had a photoshoot with Canthos Studio for Walking Jack, a men’s underwear brand based in Greece.

(The underwear is manufactured in Portugal. Read more about Walking Jack on its website.)

Aggelos has a fantastic haircut.

My Experience with Walking Jack

I am a fan of the Bluebird collection. You can read my order review from the shop at the Men and Underwear website on the blog post.

Aggelos by Canthos Studio

Aggelos by Raph Pill

The Photoshoot in Cyprus

The photoshoot took place in Cyprus.

Aggelos wore several selections from the Walking Jack range:

  • Bluebird Trunks
  • Fern Briefs
  • Letters Trunks  
  • Solid Briefs in white, black and blue.

Bluebird

The Walking Jack collection

Fern

The Walking Jack collection

Letters

The Walking Jack collection

Solid briefs

The Walking Jack collection

The brand takes its inspiration from nature to create its interpretation of classic men’s underwear.

Conclusion

Walking Jack has created great looking everyday underwear, which Aggelos models well in his photoshoot.

Have you tried the Walking Jack brand, or perhaps interested in learning more about the brand? Let me know in the comments.

Men’s Underwear 2021: Men and Underwear, the Shop– An Order Review

Men’s Underwear 2021: Men and Underwear, the Shop– An Order Review

Introduction

While preparing a blog post for Walking Jack’s Bluebird Collection, I decided to order one of the Bluebird Collection to see how it feels in real life.

I placed an order through the store associated with the Men and Underwear blog. I have been a longtime fan of the blog, so I knew the blog had a store associated with it. The blog is based in Greece and sells Walking Jack, a brand also based in Greece.

As Men and Underwear, the shop, is located in Greece, the prices are in euros. I paid through PayPal, which performs the currency exchange.

My order: Walking Jack and Bluebuck

I ordered a Bluebird Collection trunk (23 euros) and two of the trunks in the Fern Print Collection (25 euros). Separately, I had been looking at the brick trunk by Bluebuck (29 euros), a brand based in the United Kingdom. I decided to include it in the order.

Delivery through DHL

For delivery, I chose DHL, a more-expensive delivery option (18 euros). Given the distance between Greece and the United States, I preferred the shorter delivery time, with location tracking. I ordered on July 14 and I received the package through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on July 18. (DHL delivered to its District of Columbia office and then used the USPS to deliver to my home through Priority Mail.)

The Reveal

My order arrived in a yellow and white DHL plastic envelope, with four packages inside. There was also a small bag of gummy bear candy in the envelope. The Walking Jack underwear was packed inside dark blue envelopes and the Bluebuck came inside a recyclable clear bag.

Walking Jack

The Walking Jack underwear. The Fern Print collection has a fabric composition of 90 percent polyester and 10 percent Elastane. The fabric feels really soft and the stitching is neat. The Fern Print trunk almost has a boxer-brief type fit, which is perfect for me.

The Bluebird collection also has excellent production quality and a soft feel to the fabric. The Bluebird is slightly shorter than the fern print and has a snug fit. The amount of stretch is on point.

I had a concern that the underwear would be smaller than the size shown. With relief, this was not an issue. The size I picked fit well.

Walking Jack underwear is made in Portugal.

Bluebuck

Bluebuck uses recycled polyester in its fabric. The fabric composition is 46 percent cotton, 46 percent polyester—from plastic recovered from the ocean (material by Seaqual), and 8 percent Elastane. The Bluebuck trunks are lightweight, have a nice color and a soft feel. The trunks fit well. The lighter fabric is perfect for hot, summer days.

Like Walking Jack, Bluebuck underwear is made in Portugal.

Conclusion

I have been a reader and fan of Men and Underwear for many years. I had pages saved on my internet browser of underwear that I wanted to try. With trying out Walking Jack, I was able to try out the store associated with the blog and to add in one from my saved list to my order.

I am impressed with the quality of Walking Jack and Bluebuck, and I am happy with my purchase. If you are looking for new brands to try out, I recommend both. Check out my blog post on the Bluebird Collection.

Let me know your favorite brands by email or in the comment section.

Men’s Underwear 2022: Walking Jack’s Bluebird Collection

Men’s Underwear 2022: Walking Jack’s Bluebird Collection

Introduction

Walking Jack is an underwear brand based in Greece. The underwear is designed in Greece and made in Portugal. The brand applies a modern take on classic men’s underwear. The Bluebird is available in the following styles: trunk, brief, and solid brief.

I am a fan of blue and the underwear looks great. I am interested in trying on a pair of the trunk style. (See another post with my personal review.)

Bluebird Collection Photo Campaign

Walking Jack had a photo shoot for its Bluebird Collection. The model was Roger Zacha, a physiotherapy student in the Netherlands. The photographer was Louis C. The photos were taken in Cyprus.

Walking Jack’s Bluebird Collection

Walking Jack’s Bluebird Collection offers an all-blue design, with a fabric composition of 95 percent cotton and 5 percent Elastane. Also, underwear in the Bluebird Collection offers a longer waistband and a lined pouch.

The underwear is suitable for the gym and daily wear, an indication that the underwear can be worn to work and school as well as to a workout (gym or at home).

Size Chart

Walking Jack has a wide variety of sizes from Small (27-29 in or 70-75 cm) to XXL (36-39 in or 91-99 cm).

Shipping

Walking Jack delivers worldwide. I live in the United States. According to Walking Jack’s website, I would be in zone 4. The shipping fee would be 6.50 euros (registered post) for an expected delivery time of 10 to 14 business days or 20 euros for an expected delivery time of 2 to 4 business days. As I use the U.S. dollar, there is an international currency exchange element.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery can be affected. Walking Jack provides a delivery advisory for customers to review.

Conclusion

The Bluebird Collection is a great new addition to Walking Jack’s product lineup. The shade of blue selected for the collection is on point.

If you are looking for something new to add to your wardrobe, consider the Bluebird Collection.

Ultimate Guide: Mens Underwear (2022) Styles and Types

Ultimate Guide: Mens Underwear (2022) Styles and Types

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Introduction: What Style or Type of Men’s Underwear Should I Wear?

Curious about some of the styles available in men’s underwear? You should find some information in this post. It’s an exciting time in the underwear market with different styles and colors available.

Please continue reading for a review of what I found that could be helpful as you search for styles you want to try.

Styles of Men’s Underwear

The styles of men underwear that will be discussed in this blog post are–

DJ Manuel Coby (Italy). Briefs, Emporio Armani.
Models: Franco Mayorga, Jesús Fonseca, and Viktor, Argentina. Underwear, Calvin Klein, Pump!, and Narciso.
Jordan Morello, owner and model, Shortys Apparel. Photographer: Stevan Reyes.

The styles go from the generally acceptable to the more daring–jockstraps, thongs, and g strings.

Model: Kyle Ehrensberger. Photographer: Michael A. Downs.
Briefs, Emporio Armani.
YouTuber Bremen Menelli
Model: Bryan Jordan. Photographer: CJC Photography. Briefs, Teamm8.

Brands Available

Men’s Underwear Brands List

Research and Inspiration

I found information for this post in a journal article, Datta, Dibyendu Bikash (2018), A Review of Men’s Underwear Styles and Its Various Fabrics, Trends in Textile and Fashion Design, 2 (2)-2018, June 18.

While doing research for this post, I found a New York Times article by Journalist Max Berlinger, in which he reviewed some underwear brands.

After the publication of this post, I wrote a post on the history of Calvin Klein advertising in Times Square, New York City.

Andrei Gutiérrez, a mens physique competitor and engineering student, from Mexico. Briefs, Calvin Klein.

YouTuber Marcel Floruss
Jason Hoeung, founder of 2Eros and Supawear.
Model: Franco (aka Marco Maxxx), from Argentina. He has done an interview (en Español).
Model: Randhy Landaeta, Jr. Photographer: Adhrian Schmidt. Location, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Kyle Hynick by Jade Young (at Times Square (pre-pandemic))
Model: Kyle. Photographer: Balthier Corfi. Briefs, Calvin Klein.
Model: Maicol Mejia, Colombia. Briefs, Diesel.
Mojib (1.67 m, 5’6″) and Mario Adrion (model and YouTuber, 1.89 m, 6’2″) in Tulum, Mexico (2021)

Best Fabrics for Men’s Underwear

The Underwear Expert has a post on the fibers and fabrics used for men’s underwear.

Men’s Underwear for Workouts

There is another blog post on the brands and fabrics for underwear for workouts.

Model: Patrick Toechterle, UK-based online trainer and social media personality. Photographer: Louis C. for Adam Smith.

Kito Shelby, Argentina

Photos of Kito

Nico Zetta, Argentina

Nico Zetta is a fitness model who lives in Argentina.

Photos of Nico

Shortys Apparel and Jordan Morello

Another workout clothing brand is Shortys Apparel. Jordan Morello, an online fitness coach and social media personality, owns the U.S.-based brand.

Read more about the brand and Jordan in a separate blog post.

Jordan Morello. Photo by Stevan Reyes. Boxer briefs, Shortys Apparel.

Walking Jack´s Ash Collection

Roger Zacha, a personal trainer from Cyprus, is a physio student in The Netherlands and the model for Walking Jack´s photoshoot for the brand’s Ash Collection. The photographer is Louis C.

Read more in the blog post.

Brands

There are many brands of men’s underwear, among the most popular is from PVH Corp. , which owns some of the most popular brands like Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger.

Then there are niche e-commerce brands, like

Model Hunter Beireis. Photographer: WagnerLA. Briefs, Versace.
Igor Miller and Allen King. Igor’s briefs, Calvin Klein
Loren Cruz by Adrian C. Martin for Teamm8
Model: Shane Crommer, UK-based fitness model and personal trainer.
Boxer briefs, Calvin Klein.
Connor Mead by Photographer Paul Jamnicky, Canada. Boxer briefs, Skull and Bones.

Powder blue boxer briefs by Box Menswear.

Mens Underwear Brands List

BrandWebsiteBlog post
Adam Smith New Yorkhttps://adamsmithwear.com/Saltire Collection   Sport Collection
Alexander Cobbhttps://www.alexandercobb.com/ 
Andrew Christianhttps://www.instagram.com/andrewchristianintl/   
Bang and Strikehttps://www.bangandstrike.com/   
Calvin Kleinhttps://www.calvinklein.us/en/mens-clothing/ck-mens-underwear/shop-all-mens-underwear?ab=homepage_desktop_24  Times Square and CK   Mens Basics
Club 7https://club7menswear.com/ 
David Archyhttps://davidarchy.com/collections/mens-underwear   
Dieselhttps://shop.diesel.com/en/mens/underwear/ 
Emporio Armanihttps://www.armani.com/en-us/emporio-armani/man/underwear   
Garcon Francaishttps://garcon-francais.fr/en   
Garcon Modelhttps://garconofficial.com/collections/underwear   
HOMhttps://us.hom.com/department/underwear/   
Intimissimihttps://www.intimissimi.com/us/men/briefs/   
JOR (Colombia)https://www.jorwear.com/category-product/underwear/ 
Marcusehttps://www.marcuse.com/   
Muchachomalohttps://www.muchachomalo.com/en/home/   
Nikehttps://www.nike.com/w/mens-underwear-9plciznik1   
Parke and Ronenhttps://www.parkeandronen.com/collections/underwear   
Shortys Apparelhttps://shortysapparel.co/collections/hammocks  Jordan Morello
Skull and Boneshttps://www.instagram.com/skullandbones_nyc/   
Stancehttps://www.stance.com/mens-underwear/   
Teamm8https://www.teamm8.com/collections/mens-underwear   
Tommy Hilfigerhttps://usa.tommy.com/en/men-underwear   
Versacehttps://www.versace.com/us/en-us/men/clothing/underwear-socks/   
Walking Jackhttps://walkingjack.com/10-underwear  Aggelos Pirikkis;   Ash Collection;   Bluebird Collection    
XTGhttps://xtg.es/es/   
Woodhttps://www.woodunderwear.com/ 
2Eroshttps://2eros.com/collections/all-underwear 
Supawearhttps://supawear.com/   
Model: IFBB Pro (mens physique) Alessandro Cavagnola. Photographer: Alex Wightman. Briefs, Intimissimi.

Eclatant Sportswear

Eclatant Sportswear is based in the United Kingdom. The owner is Sam.

The brand offers two underwear types: boxers and briefs. The fabric composition is 94 percent polyester and 6 percent Elastane. Sizes run from small to large. The colors on offer are navy and army green.

The brand has a chat function on its website. I was able to receive a response in a reasonable time.

The underwear runs small, so if you enjoy squats and deadlifts, the underwear may be too small. The underwear stretches horizontally but not so much vertically.

Model: Sam T., owner of Eclatant.

Marcuse

Marcuse is a men’s swimwear and underwear brand. The brand is based in Australia.

Men and Underwear Blog has several Marcuse-related editorials. One is with Hungarian model Ethan O’pry.

Another is with Pierre Zamyatin, a DJ and model from the Russian Federation.

Pierre Zamyatin by Photographer Pavel Lepikhin
Marcuse Australia Astra Briefs

In 2022, Marcuse added a new brief to its range, the super-low rise Astra Brief, available at Men and Underwear store.

Daniil Mazunin

The model in the Marcuse video is Daniil Mazunin, a muscular model from the Russian Federation.

Also, read an editorial at the Men and Underwear blog, with photos of Daniil in Marcuse Astra briefs by Photographer Pavel Lepikhin.

JOR

JOR is a menswear brand based in Colombia, South America. In underwear, the brand offers–bikinis, boxers, briefs, g-strings, and thongs. The brand also sells swimwear and activewear.

Code 22

Code 22 is an underwear brand based in Spain. The company released briefs and trunks in military-inspired colors. The model is Aritz Aren; the photographer is Joan Crisol.

(Read more about the release at the Men and Underwear blog.)

Model: John Neda. Photographer: Joan Crisol.

Boxer Shorts

Boxer shorts started in 1925 and were known as “shorts for boxers”. The length of the shorts extended to mid-thigh. The benefit of the boxer short was its baggy style, which allowed for ample airflow. The disadvantage was this baggy form because the fabric bunched up under the top clothing.

Boxer shorts are still available. The design has moved more toward a closer-to-the-body fit in the current style (for example, the Bang and Strike Hard Times boxer. The slim fit allows the wearer to wear slim-fit or skinny pants or jeans.

Model: Christopher Cote, wearing boxer shorts.
Model Matt Carls by Carlos “Trey” Salazar
Trent Ulloa by Carlos “Trey” Salazar. Boxers, Bang and Strike.

Briefs

Where the boxer shorts had a full fit, briefs were designed for a close-to-the-body fit and support. Also, briefs showed more of the thighs than boxer shorts.

(Based on my casual observation of Instagram models and photographers, the brief is popular.)

Sam Worth and Ross Hindmarch by Photographer Rokas Darulis

Briefs were introduced in the 1930s. Briefs provide comfort through air circulation and overall snug support.

In the 1990s, fashion moved toward low-rise pants and jeans. So the low-rise brief was developed to go with these garments. The waistband for the low-rise briefs sits at the hip level.

This style suits everyday purposes as well as more-active pursuits.

Model: Sam for his brand Eclatant Menswear.
Baxter by Joem Bayawa
Carlos Effort (Spain) by Carlos “Trey” Salazar
Read more about Aggelos Pirikkis.
Ethan O’pry

Boxer Briefs

The boxer brief was a relatively more-recent development, starting in the 1990s by fashion designer John Varvatos. The boxer brief is in the mid-point between the traditional baggy boxer shorts and the snug fit of briefs.

Models Dan Soar and Josh Riquelme pose for a photograph in a laundry room.
Dean Young and Josh Watson for Box Menswear

This style provides support for everyday activity, including exercise. The style also fits under slim-fit pants and jeans.

Fitness models Josh Watson and Daniel Shoneye pose in a locker room in Box Menswear king fit boxers.
Josh Watson and Daniel Shoneye
Andrei Gutiérrez by Photographer Chris Femat
Shane Crommer

Trunks

Trunks were a style originally associated with swimming and boxing (worn under boxer’s shorts) since the 1940s. Since the 1990s, the trunk is used in sport and in everyday wear. The shape of the trunk appears to be close to the slim-fit boxer. 

Anthony Lorca, actor, in Adam Smith trunks. Photo by Adrian Nucelaar.

Typically, the trunk is shorter in length than the boxer brief and shows more of the thigh (but not as much as a brief).

The trunk can be used for everyday wear and active pursuits.

Model: Leonel. Trunks, Pump.
Photographer: Paul van der Linde. Trunks, Bolas.
Franco Mayorga, football player and model from Argentina. Trunks, Calvin Klein.
Photographer: Paul van der Linde.

Walking Jack Trunks

Check out the trunks available at Walking Jack, an underwear brand based in Greece. Walking Jack released the Bluebird Collection in which the trunks and briefs are all in a rich hue of blue (95 percent cotton and 5 percent Elastane).

Read a blog post (with Roger Zacha (left-column photos)) and another (with Aggelos Pirikkis (two photos on the right)) for more details.

Jockstraps

The jockstrap was designed for cyclists, starting in 1888, to prevent saddle sores. The jockstrap leaves the gluteus exposed but provides support for the body parts in the front. At first, the front of the jockstrap was hard but then the front became soft and flexible.

Josh Watson, left, is 1.93 meters tall. Josh stands in front of Anthony Stefanelli, who is 1.60 meters tall. Anthony has to look up at Josh.
Josh Watson and Anthony Stefanelli compare heights

The jockstrap is perfect for active pursuits, if the wearer is comfortable with having the glutes exposed, and for more-intimate activities. For example, see the range available at Jack Adams

Mojib and Josh Watson
Model: Zach A. Mason. Photographer: Carlos “Trey” Salazar.
Jockstraps, Calvin Klein.

Teamm8 Naked Underwear Range

The Men and Underwear blog has an article about the “Naked Underwear” release from Teamm8, an Australia-based brand. Among the selections in the release are jockstraps.

  • Model: Loren Cruz (Canary Islands, Spain)
  • Photographer: Adrian C. Martin
See the article on the Men and Underwear blog.


Wrestling Singlet

There is a niche yet devoted segment of guys that like to wear a wrestling singlet or bodysuit (aka jumpsuit).

Read more about the singlet in a separate blog article.

Josh Watson and Niccolo Neri for Box Menswear. Photographer: Jake O’Donnell.
Model Jorge Cobian poses in a Teamm8 onesie.
Jorge Cobian
Model poses in a blue N2N wrestling singlet, with orange and white around the arm openings.

Thongs & G Strings

Like the jockstrap, the gluteus is more exposed with a thong. The exception is that the backside of the briefs is removed (G-Strings even less), leaving a thinner portion of the fabric in the back center of the garment.

In August 2020, Box Menswear entered the men’s lingerie category with a new g-string.

(I briefly discussed these items as people who favor them are a select market. A targeted Internet search will lead the interested reader to examples.)

Also like the jockstrap, the thong is for active pursuits (see examples at Jack Adams).

Conclusion

The purpose of the blog post is to give the reader an idea of the range of options available to men researching what type of underwear to wear. Most can be worn every day. A new possibility is wearing mesh shorts as underwear.

What styles or brands are your favorites? If you favor one style, what style are you willing to try out and why?

Let us know in the comments below.

Andrei Gutiérrez. Photo by Chris Femat.