The Best Underwear for Men Is Worth Every Penny

Matt Sebra, The Editors of GQ
·3 mins read

If you’re trying to build a great wardrobe, your first step needs to be finding the very best underwear for men. Underwear is the first thing you put on, the last thing you take off, and the one garment that gets closer than any other to your, uh, prized possession. More than you know, the wrong pair could throw off your whole day—or worse, your whole fit. (Ain’t nobody got time for bunching and chafing!) It's for those very reasons that we firmly believe that guys (yes, you) should spend a few extra dollars for top-quality skivvies when re-upping their underwear drawers.

To put it in precious cargo terms, going budget on your underwear is like buying a car seat based solely on the lowest price (i.e. don't do that). So break up with whatever shrink-wrapped eight-pack you've been buying, because a proper underwear restock requires the good stuff. We're talking quality fibers that move with you whether you're shifting weight at a standing desk or going beast mode on some kettle bells. We're talking a cut that's both comfortable and flattering. And we're talking about a design that won't raise an eyebrow in the locker room or when your third date goes really well. That might sound like a lot to look out for in a simple pair of undies—and it would be, if we hadn't already done all the looking for you and settled on these 17 unassailable pairs for every taste and body type. Here's the best underwear for men.

The Best All-Around Underwear

Calvin Klein modern cotton stretch 2 pack trunks

$30.00, Amazon

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The Best Hot 'n Steamy Underwear

Tom Ford velvet-trimmed leopard-print stretch-silk boxer shorts

$295.00, Mr Porter

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The Best Sensible British Underwear

Sunspel superfine cotton boxer briefs

$45.00, Mr Porter

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The Best Wallet-Friendly Underwear

Uniqlo Supima cotton boxer briefs

$6.00, Uniqlo

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The Best Doesn't-Feel-Like-Underwear Underwear

Tani SilkCut classic boxer brief

$45.00, Tani

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12 More Pairs of Underwear We Love

CDLP boxer brief

$33.00, CDLP

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A.P.C. "Cabourg" boxer shorts

$40.00, A.P.C.

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Calvin Klein modern cotton stretch boxer briefs (2-pack)

$26.00, Amazon

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Zimmerli Sea Island luxury cotton boxer brief

$140.00, Amazon

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Ron Dorff boxer briefs

$42.00, Ron Dorff

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Entireworld organic cotton trunks

$20.00, Entireworld

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Nice Laundry boxer brief

$24.00, Nice Laundry

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Adidas performance boxer brief underwear (3-pack)

$26.00, Amazon

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Mack Weldon silver trunk

$32.00, Mack Weldon

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Arc'teryx Phase SL boxer

$45.00, Amazon

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MeUndies trunk

$24.00, MeUndies

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Lacoste cotton stretch trunks (3-pack)

$43.00, Amazon

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Originally Appeared on GQ