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April 9, 2010 10:38 PM   Subscribe

Men's underwear filter: I went from boxers to boxer-briefs long ago because I hated how my boxers were always riding up on me. But I miss the 'breathing room' of boxers. Is there any way I can go back to boxers but solve the riding up problem?
posted by GleepGlop to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total)
 
Try a different brand. I've settled on my favorite after a few brand experiments. Some ride up. Some stretch out. Some are too loose and ride low. Some have the button hole right on the "wiener gateway" too low so Mr. Happy pops out of it, which is unpleasant.

Just try a few brands and see which fits you.
posted by sanka at 10:48 PM on April 9, 2010


I've found that with boxers it is usually because the elastic is too tight. Try one with a looser band.
posted by polymodus at 1:27 AM on April 10, 2010


There are several (mostly higher-end) underwear makers making sort of in-between, slimmer-fitting boxers that are not tight, but are meant to be fitted enough not to ride up in, say, skinny jeans. Here's a CK version, and here's a 2(x)ist version. If price is an issue (these are a little spendy), you can often find designer underwear at discount stores for half price or so, if you're willing to look around. Unfortunately, I don't think the cheap brands really make anything other than the circus-tent, eight-yards-of-fabric style.
posted by andrewpendleton at 9:02 AM on April 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


had good experience with the hilfiger boxer shorts, cost about 20 euros (in europe) but totally worth it. I could buy 4 pairs of 5 euro boxers and never wear them because theyre uncomfortable, but these i wear as often as i can! Definitely a good investment!
posted by freddymetz at 10:09 AM on April 10, 2010


I think that's the key, looking for some kind of fitted boxer or slim fit boxer. Next time I need a new pair of underwear I'll give them a try!
posted by GleepGlop at 10:19 AM on April 10, 2010


I've been liking the pouched boxer-briefs. Best of both worlds. The seem to tend toward pricey though.
posted by cmoj at 2:20 PM on April 10, 2010


I only wear J Crew rugby briefs and loving it

Here they are
posted by silsurf at 6:24 PM on April 10, 2010


I find that flannel boxers ride up less than plain cotton.
posted by murphy slaw at 8:19 AM on April 14, 2010


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