It’s not a common question, but it’s one of our favorites to answer. As men’s underwear ramps up in popularity, it’s becoming a must-have item for every guy out there.
In this installment of “Ask The Expert,” we offer a solution for people who don’t want to purchase underwear for themselves, but for the underwear-obsessed men in their life. Over the past few years, the underwear industry has become highly innovative with new fabric technologies, designs and creativity. Even if you think your man has it all, you can still get them something that will wow them while adding variety to their collection.
Bernard from Vermont — Hi, my name is Bernard and I don’t know much about underwear. Whew, glad I got that off my chest! I am a man of simple taste, and I don’t need much in my closet. I value cheap, functional clothes over everything else. However, my boyfriend is one of the most impeccable dressers I’ve ever met. He puts a high premium on style, and that ESPECIALLY includes his underwear! He has two drawers dedicated to quality underwear. He loves your website and reads your blogs whenever he wants to try out a new collection. I want to buy him special underwear for his birthday, but I don’t know the first place to look. I am guilty of buying the packs from the clearance underwear aisle in Target. This is where I need your help. What do I get for the man who already has it all?
The Underwear Expert — Thank you for writing us, Bernard. We are more than happy to help! You’ve come to the right place. It’s very kind that you want to purchase something that means a lot for him for his birthday. So the question is, what do you get the man who already has it all? That’s easy — because he doesn’t have it all yet! There are so many exciting companies coming out with innovative designs and fabric blends every day that it’s even hard for us to keep track! You can go for novelty items that are funkier than the broader styles out on the market or really anything that captures a really cool, unique design that supports his interests. We went back into our New Arrivals and combed the blogs for the best picks. We found them below. Here are our top picks!
Crochet Empire Gray and Mauve Jockstrap – It’s not like how your grandma used to make them. This jock was designed specifically for your comfort! After all, it was handmade and crocheted by the thinnest and softest yarn available. The jock features a grey background with mauve cross stitches, giving it an old-timey feel. It will stand out as a unique, one-of-a-kind pair that will take his lounging game to the next level.
Croota Aurora Boxer Briefs – The galaxy print is out of this world, pun intended. It has swirls of blue, yellow and silver celestial bodies imprinted across the pair. It not only has a super unique design, but it features a lightweight fabric that will feel heavenly against the wearer’s body. It gives a great wearing experience thanks to the seamless design and breathable fabric blend.
papi Miami Beach Boxer Brief – These pairs will have him saying ay papi. This is a super fun, color-blocking design with lots of cool details that jazz up the boxer brief. The blue pair has a soft elastic waistband, a contour pouch for lift and enhancement where it counts, and a 4-way stretch that conforms around the body for a sexy fit. It features an exceptionally soft touch and small pockets on either side!
In the underwear-obsessed boyfriend article, what were your favorite pieces? Have you ever gone shopping for someone with specific taste? How did it go? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @underwearexpert.
Photo Credit: Crochet Empire, Croota, papi