Briefs are a traditional lightweight underwear style for men. There are two types of briefs: traditional and hip-huggers. Traditional briefs offer a fuller fit and sit higher on a man’s waist while low-rise styles offer less coverage and sit a bit lower on the waist. Briefs feature a contoured pouch, which offers more support than other styles like boxers and boxer briefs. Their fit is snug so they hug a man’s body in all the right places. Briefs are an excellent choice for the athletic man looking for additional support while participating in sports. Some manufacturers incorporate a fly feature into their briefs, which is solely for the wearer’s convenience; other manufacturers do not. Briefs are trimmed with an elastic waistband, which can be a tonal color for the conservative man or a bright contrasting color offering a pop of color for the more fashion forward guy. The main body of a brief is usually a solid color with a tonal or colored waistband. Common fabrications for this underwear style include cotton, silk, bamboo, microfiber and nylon. Brands like Fruit of the Loom, Hanes, Hanro, Calvin Klein Briefs, Nautica, Polo Ralph Lauren, 2(x)ist, Hugo Boss and others manufacture tried and true favorites. Briefs are an excellent choice for the traditional man seeking a supportive fit in underwear as well as the athlete needing the support as well as the breathability this lightweight style offers.