by Michael Kleinmann
September is an exciting month in the world of men’s underwear. It’s when the top brands kick off the fall season with their top choices of dramatic colors, creative prints and comfy fabric blends.
Sure enough to whet your appetite, we noticed several bold, fashion-forward trends in men’s underwear for the fall season. This season’s crop featured the latest advancements in fabric techniques to achieve a highly original look. Several brands nailed the color blocking technique, in which various fabrics are sewn together to create a vibrant color combination. One brand, meanwhile, perfected the way it washes away color from the fabric to achieve a faded, vintage look. And that was just the beginning of vintage style for men’s underwear. At least one brand embraced its native Californian roots of the ’70s while others celebrated the nostalgia of the ’80s with the look of randomly splattered paint.
But, perhaps, the biggest splash of the fall season wasn’t even men’s underwear. It was the introduction of the first-ever swimwear singlet. Check out this bold, new concept and some of the best color updates and original designs. Let us know which is your favorite?
80% Nylon, 20% Lycra; This Australian brand introduces the first-ever wrestling singlet designed to be worn as swimwear. The range comes in four styles, three of which are inspired by the brand's closest allies: wrestleMe France, wrestleMe USA, wrestleMe Australia and wrestleMe Everybody. XS-XXL.
90% Cotton, 10% Spandex; Inspired by modern fabric technologies mixed with classic color blocking, this collection boasts super high-gloss colors printed on a techni-color microfiber waistband. The collection offers a contour pouch brief and no-show trunk. S-XL.
95% Rayon, 5% Spandex; This low-cut boxer brief was added to the collection, which is inspired by collegiate athletic colors and styles. The boxer brief features a classic stripe waistband and California vintage label. S-L.
87% Tactel, 13% Elastane; Ideal for physical activities, this collection consists of a brief, trunk and jock strap in athletic inspired colors. The extra soft fabric blend offers a light, durable material and advanced moisture wicking. XS-XL.
95% Cotton, 5% Elastane; Celebrating the bold styling of classic U.S. sports uniforms, this range features unique color blocking, triple stitching and saffron yellow trim. The range’s trunk, sport brief and jock brief are offered in white, navy blue and grey. S-XL.
90% Cotton, 10% Spandex; This range showcases the look of paint splatter and denim inspired by the nostalgic look of 1980s denim and abstract expressionism created by famous artist Jackson Pollack. The range consists of a contour pouch brief and no-show trunk. S-XL.
95% Cotton, 5% Spandex; This long john features the same classic quality elastic and super-comfortable cotton spandex rib fabric as the brand’s classic briefs and trunks. This sturdy, ribbed fabric offers a smooth and comfortable feel on the legs and boasts a sexy contour pouch. S-XL.
95% Viscose, 5% Spandex; This modern fit boxer brief comes in a variety of striking colors and prints, including four pinstripes, one camouflage and three dip-dyed prints. Vibe offers an extremely smooth fit, form-fitting feel and a high performance stretch that wicks away moisture to keep you cool throughout the day. S-XL. 96% Cotton, 4% Spandex; This super low-cut range is now being offered in red, blue and heather grey. It features a vivid athletic inspired design with contrast piping on the leg openings, contour pouch and waistband. S-XL. 95% Cotton, 5% Spandex; This colorful selection of Euro briefs and Brazilian trunks underwent a unique fabric softening process to achieve a hip, worn-out appearance. The brand’s mineral wash process partially removes color from the fabric. S-XL. 60% Cotton, 40% Modal Viscos; Offering a strong, rich color presence, this range was updated with berry tones such as violet shake, hemp and cold blood red. The collection consists of a low no-show brief, punt brief, low no-show army trunk and long johns. XS-XL.
90% Nylon, 10% Spandex; This high-tech microfiber collection is now available in brilliant red with a dream blue contrast and dream blue with an oxygen blue contrast. The range consists of a hip brief, low-rise trunk and boxer brief. S-XL.
92% Modal, 8% Spandex; This popular butt and pouch lifting collection features a new limited edition color: red. The collection’s butt-lifting brief, jockstrap, G-string and pouch offer a strong elastic lifting effect. S-XL.
For more information about these brands: 2(X)IST
, Calvin Klein Underwear
, Nasty Pig