When it comes to underwear, like pretty much everything else you buy, you get what you pay for. You can't expect much from an inexpensive five-pack of boxers you buy at a big box store. And perhaps you're thinking that you don't need to expect much from your underwear. But we're gonna make the argument for why you should. Firstly, it's our belief that the closer the garment comes to your body, the better the quality should be. More importantly, investing in your underwear not only gets you better looking skivvies, it means that you get the benefit of these modern brands' research and development. These aren't your average boxer briefs. Clever designs and technical, performance-based fabrics mean your package is secure, comfortable and dry. And who wouldn't want that? After testing out dozens of pairs, here are the best we've found.
The Silver Touch
These soft Pima cotton trunks have naturally thermo-regulating and antimicrobial silver particles incorporated into them along with clever mesh cool zones.
Silver trunks, $34 by Mack Weldon
Secure the Boys
Saxx's patented internal mesh panels offer gentle support and prevent skin-against-skin friction. The ergonomic fit and flat-lock seams make for underwear that stays put and never needs adjusting.
Ultra boxers with fly, $29.95 by Saxx
MyPakage has patented their three-dimensional "keyhole" pouch that supports your package and eliminates the need to rearrange or adjust. And lightweight 4-way stretch fabric allows for increased movement.
Weekday trunk, $25 by MyPakage
A silky modal and elastane blend is breathable and unbelievably soft, while the contoured fit and covered waistband make you forget you're wearing anything. And we dig the reengineered horizontal quick-access fly.
Bliss fly boxer briefs,
$22 by Comfortable Club
Constructed from a moisture-wicking microfiber fabric and finished with a specially designed hidden waistband, these boxer briefs (the same Andrew Garfield wore under his Spider-Man suit) offer forget-it's-there comfort and unlimited mobility.
Active microfiber boxer briefs,
$28 by Naked
$29 by Related Garments
Related Garments makes smart sets of matching socks and underwear (a pair of lightweight boxer briefs along with dress socks and comfortable no-show socks). After wearing them for some time, we're convinced that the coordinated styles give you a unique boost of confidence. It's how we imagine women must feel when they match their bra and underwear.
$29 by Related Garments