Briefs for Men
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 Hanro, Calvin Klein Briefs
, Polo Ralph Lauren, 2(x)ist, Hugo Boss, Jockey, Saxx 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.