The Latest Trends in Men’s Underwear

by R. Carnavale | July 3rd, 2014 | Men's Shopping
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boxers (400x400)Men’s underwear has come a long way since loincloth and breeches. Today’s styles include Brazil-themed underwear just in time for the World Cup and Olympics, slim fit boxer shorts and Hugo Boss boxer trunks that will define your body. Put a little pizazz in your wardrobe and make a fashion statement with trunks from the Bjorn Borg Meat Eater Collection and dual tone colors. Prints are out, solid colors are in and so are a slimmer fit, performance materials that wick moisture away from the body, and an athletic cut.

This year, it’s all about color. While a lot of men tend to wear either white or black underwear, understated colors like gray, dark blue, maroon and forest green and fluorescent-colored styles are flying off the shelves. Dual-tone colors like these Calvin Klein Men’s Dual Tone Hip Briefs available for $24 at Macy’s are popular, too.

Another key trend in men’s underwear this year features styles with a slimmer fit and a more athletic cut. Loose and baggy are out. Take these Calvin Klein Woven Slim Fit Boxers — they have a geo wave print and a jacquard logo waistband and they retail for $39 for 3 pairs. This Tommy John Second Skin Brady Dot “Icon” Boxer Brief is made from a super-thin micro modal fabric that’s very comfortable, luxurious and soft as silk and it has a waistband that’s designed not to roll down or leave marks. And these solid color ‘Boxer BM’ | Microfiber Trunk by BOSS made from an ultra light stretch microfiber fabric offers a body-defining fit. It’s available in three colors and retails for $30.

Underwear made from performance materials are trending this year, so look you can look forward to staying cool and dry, even when it’s hot and humid outside. While cotton is the old standby when it comes to men’s underwear, performance fabrics (also referred to as “technical fabrics”) have moisture-wicking capabilities that athletes and active men love. This adidas Men’s Sport Performance Climalite 2-Pack Boxer Brief is lightweight, features climalite polyester fabric technology to keep you cool and dry, a tagless waistband and it retails for $19.99-$24.

If you’re a bit daring, you’ll like this Jockey® Brazilian Sunrise Brief made from a soft and flexible synthetic blend. The brief provides moderate coverage and retails for $18.

Of course, for those of you who prefer the old classics, namely tightey whities, know that they are still selling like hotcakes, so you can still wear them and not feel out of place.

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