When it comes to underwear patterns, geometric prints are some of the most modern and stylish around. For a long time, stripes and plaid were the only patterns you’d find in a man’s underwear drawer. Nowadays, sharp lines and bright colors are all the rage. Geometric print underwear doesn’t so much reinvent patterns as it does reimagine them. The result: a unique print you won’t find anywhere else in your wardrobe.
Most geometric print underwear is designed with bold color contrasts to bring out the print’s shapes. The sharper the contrast, the sharper the outline. Brands such as Jor, Clever and Muchachomalo design underwear with a bevy of colors. Their geometric print underwear has an ethnic flair and uses all those colors to make some intricate and eye-popping designs. It’s like a mosaic of shapes with a contoured pouch.
Other pairs of geometric print underwear stick to cleaner and simpler designs. The Junk Underjeans Orbit Collection accents a pair of color blocked underwear with a print that takes a sporty pair somewhere more trendy. Tani also goes the trendy route but in an even simpler way. Their geometric print is a minimal grid of perfect squares. It’s a dressy alternative to plaid, something that would look great under a suit.
Emporio Armani features with a slick geometric print brief. Rather than use shapes, they use dual tone lines to get their geometric effect. It’s less about the pop and more about the subtlety. It reads trendy but plays is cool and quiet. Mosmann manages to do the same, even with their pink trunk. A color gradient is used to take diamonds from pink to white. These leaves the shapes clearly defined, while still managing to be minimal and colorful.
No matter your taste in underwear, there is a geometric print that plays into your likes and gives them a twist. Shapes can be used to do anything in fashion. They can bring simplicity or intricacy into a look. And better yet, they can bring something new to your underwear drawer.
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For more information on these brands: Clever, Emporio Armani, Jor, Junk Underjeans, Mosmann, Muchachomalo, Tani
Photo Credit: Jerra Matthew Exclusively for The Underwear Expert
Model: Trevor Carstens
Feature Image: Mosmann Trunk Fiamma – MS3740