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Make a statement! Take a linear approach to prints with bold stripes for your wardrobe.
Whether it’s breton, pinstripe or chevron, stripes will always be in vogue, and it’s no secret that bold stripes are one of the most flattering prints for all body types. Since we at The Underwear Expert think that the underwear makes the man, we tried out this trend with every type of stripe out there in the boldest colors suitable for all seasons. Model Mike Gregory shows off eleven of the best pairs of bold stripes in thin, thick, vertical, horizontal and everything in between in the photoshoot below.
Thin stripes, like a well-made suit, provide a sophisticated look for an updated wardrobe. Icebreaker’s Anatomica Boxer Brief features a thin white stripe against a baby blue background, while Wood’s Orange Striate Trunk is inspired by, well, wood, with their stripes reminiscent of rings of a tree trunk. The 2eros U10 Stripe Brief does a striped pattern woven into the fabric, not printed, so the stripe hugs every curve of the body for a flattering effect emphasizing the parts you want emphasized. And C-IN2’s Pop Stripes Lo No Show Profile Brief offers a variety of sleek colors in a thinly striped print for a refined look.
Like the best of Pop Art a thicker stripe offers a bold statement. Directly influenced by the famed art movement, C-IN2 Culture Club Lo No Show Brief becomes a work of art within itself, while Richard Hunter’s Pride Brief, gives us something to be proud of while looking great at the same time.
Somewhere in between falls the Cocksox CX76ST Sports Brief, with medium stripes, in a low-rise cut for a perfectly flattering design.
For an alternative to a straightforward stripe, converging stripes are one of the most flattering cuts available and can also accentuate your most valuable assets. The Aware Soho Stripes Brief offers a retro design in a modern cut with bold pops of yellows and royal blues, while Clever’s Cincinnati Boxer Brief offers complete coverage providing comfort and support in cool blues and greens. Designed from the high-energy style of the 80’s and 90’s, the Hawai Live Wire Boxer Briefs give you a style that takes your eyes in all the right directions.
For just a hint of stripe, Teamm8 has a Stadium Brief featuring the print on just the sides of the hips for a flattering cut. A style that ordinarily would be a boring classic brief is taken up a notch with the subtle addition. No matter which style you choose, a striped print will always be a surefire way to look your best.
Thick or thin? Horizontal or vertical? What are some of your favorite bold stripes to rock? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @underwearexpert.
Photo Credit: Jerrad Matthew Exclusively for The Underwear Expert
Model Credit: Mike Gregory
Products supplied by Teamm8, C-IN2, Wood, Icebreaker, Aware Soho, Clever, Richard Hunter, 2eros, Cocksox and Hawai.