by Michael Kleinmann
Superheroes are awesome. They have superhuman powers, save the world for a living, wear the coolest costumes and are impervious to death. They also get to do all sorts of neat things like fly, bounce off buildings, lift up cars with one hand and wear their underwear on the outside. No wonder we want to be like them! Looking at some of the underwear out there today, it seems as though some brands’ designers have taken inspiration from our superhero friends. Whether it’s a bright color, contrast piping or stripes in the right places, putting on this type of “superhero underwear” gives you a Clark Kent turning into Superman effect–you instantly feel stronger, more empowered.
This superhero-inspired underwear won’t give you the ability to fly or shoot spiderwebs from your wrists, but it can make you look pretty darn great. We took six of the best-known superheroes of today and, seeing as how their underwear is so visible, factored in their super powers, costumes and cities they serve to give you a rundown of their choice styles so you can get that “I can save the world!” look for yourself. Check out the gallery:
For more information on these brands: 2xist, C-IN2, Calvin Klein Underwear, Diesel, Nasty Pig, Pull-In, Mundo Unico
Being the hard-hitting industrialist that he is, Iron Man wants something high-tech as well as good looking, and that's where the C-IN2 Grip Army Boxer Brief comes in. Developed with a special moisture-wicking cotton and seamed to provide anatomical support, this trunk looks as empowering as it feels.
Photo Credit: Threat Quality Press 96% TransDry cotton, 4% spandex; Soft, absorbent cotton is infused with stretch to provide slight compression for extra support and a more productive workout. Worn everyday, you'll feel on top of your game. Photo Credit: C-IN2 Seeing as how any pair of bright red underwear invokes images of the Man of Steel, we think the 2xist Colour Range Contour Pouch Brief in red would be his first choice. They also come in a rainbow of colors as well as a striped variety for the other six days of the week. Photo Credit: Comic Book Religion 95% cotton, 5% spandex; It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Superman's favorite underwear! No matter what color you sport, this stylish take on a classic brief will make your body look terrific and add spark to your step. Photo Credit: 2xist Definitely the most fashionable of the group, Gotham City-based Batman's metropolitan locale affords him sleeker style than some of his super-contemporaries. The Calvin Klein Underwear Bold Micro Hip Brief is a perfect fit on all counts--slick microfiber fabric and a low rise offer a smooth, clean fit and masculine look. Photo Credit: HD Character Wallpaper 84% polyester, 16% elastane; The silky soft microfiber fabric forms a super smooth fit on your body for a flawless look and a nicely defined profile. Photo Credit: Calvin Klein Underwear Decked out in bright green with yellow piping, the Nasty Pig Systematic Brief is first choice for Green Lantern. Don't get caught up on the name, he digs this stretch cotton brief for its comfort factor and good looks. Photo Credit: Hyperborea 95% cotton, 5% spandex; Sporting bright colors, contrast piping around the pouch and legs and a striped waistband, this sexy brief has all the right lines. Photo Credit: Nasty Pig Leaping from one building to the next, Spiderman is probably the most active of the bunch, so he goes for the Unico Mundo Tecnico Trunk, a sporty boxer brief made from mesh with web lines on the hips. Photo Credit: Courtesy Photo
84% nylon, 16% spandex; Everything about this trunk is exotic, from the mesh fabric that allows air to rush against your skin to the spider web stripes on the sides. Photo Credit: Mundo Unico Captain America keeps his all-American style clean-cut and colorful, opting for the Diesel Fresh & Bright Blade Brief. Comfy cotton for a smooth, fresh fit and a pop of color for a look that stands out. Photo Credit: Comic Book Movie 93% cotton, 7% elastane; Made from high stretch cotton, these snug fitting briefs hug and accentuate every masculine contour for a fit that's smooth and sexy and the fresh squeezed colors brighten up your day or night. Photo Credit: Diesel Honorable Mention goes to the Pull-In Underwear's Pull-In x Marvel Collection of boxer briefs covered in pages of the old Marvel comics, available in Captain America, X-Men and Spider-Man. 85% polyester, 15% Lycra. Photo Credit: Pull-In