Here at Standout, we know that when it comes to underwear it’s crucial that you get it right, after all, it’s something we all wear everyday. Knowing your favourite style and what feels comfortable for you is great, but venturing away from the norm can often come with its advantages. Even though a man’s underwear is probably the least thought about item of clothing he owns, choosing the right underwear style for your body shape is an important styling factor.
Getting the right pair of underwear not only helps keep you comfortable throughout the day but it can also impact your self-confidence and the way your clothes fit. For example, if you’re a man who prefers to wear skinny jeans on a day-to-day basis, loose fit trunks or boxer shorts would not be the best option, as they tend to bunch up underneath clothing. Or, if you’re a man with larger thighs – briefs may be slightly more uncomfortable than other styles of underwear.
Keep reading out guide to men’s underwear at Standout.co.uk, as we outline everything from classic trunks to the more adventurous thong styles from some of our top menswear brands, designed to suit all body types. Find the perfect underwear style for your body here at Standout.co.uk.
Underwear for Men with a Smaller Frame
Trunks are the most simplistic style of men’s underwear and we bet that most men probably have a pair of trunks among their underwear collection. Loved for their naturally snug fit and y-shaped front, trunks give men the freedom to wear under any item of clothing discreetly, though that’s not to say that trunks are the best choice of underwear when it comes to your frame. Trunks are the ideal underwear of choice for men with smaller frames, as the waistband brings emphasis to a smaller waist and could be uncomfortable if you naturally carry weight around your waist. Trunks also have a fitted upper thigh feature, which can work to enhance smaller legs, making them appear longer. If you’re looking to invest in a pair of comfortable, top quality trunks, this underwear style is regularly favoured by leading designer brands such as Diesel, Tommy Hilfiger and Emporio Armani.
Some of our favourite trunk designs for men at Standout.co.uk are the Calvin Klein, Classic Logo Trunks (£21.95). Featuring the iconic Calvin Klein waistband and simplistic design that has skyrocketed in popularity thanks to Calvin Klein’s clever celebrity campaigns with many familiar faces rocking the iconic pair of trunks. Another brand following in Calvin Klein’s simplistic footsteps, are Tommy Hilfiger, with their Pack of Trunks (£31.95), featuring an assortment of contrasting waistband colours.
If you’re a man who features a larger frame and your waist is naturally larger than your thighs, then opt for a different style of underwear. Whilst you might like the simple brief design, if you’re investing in a larger size to fit your waist as opposed to your thighs, you may be compromising on the support you need.
Underwear for Men with an Athletic Build
Jockstraps / Briefs
For men with an athletic build who want to keep their underwear to a minimum with added support, a jockstrap is an athlete’s best choice. Jockstraps provide added support to the more delicate regions of your body via three straps that connect together and form a secure, comfortable pouch. This pouch design helps keep your groin secure and protected through sporting activities, making jockstraps the recommended underwear of choice for men who regularly exercise. Some of our favourite jockstrap styles at Standout, are Diesel’s 3 Pack Jockstraps (£27.95) or the classic Calvin Klein Cotton Jockstraps (£29.95).
Underwear for Men with an Average Build
Briefs, similar to jockstraps, are also a great option for men working out because their three-point support design offers a similar amount of comfort and support whilst exercising. However, briefs are a lot less revealing than a jockstrap and provide more coverage without an excessively baggy look. Briefs feature a larger waistband that sits comfortably around the hips, which makes this style of underwear better suited to men with a more average build, this waistband may cause restriction across the stomach and rub marks could appear underneath underwear. If you’re wary of your stomach, opt for a different type of underwear.
Our favourite style of briefs at Standout.co.uk, is the Emporio Armani 3 Pack of briefs (£29.95), in an array of staple colours. Or the classic Tommy Hilfiger briefs (£28.95) with white, red and blue accents.
Underwear for Men with a Larger Frame
For the most comfortable choice of men’s underwear, boxer shorts take the top spot. If you prefer a breathable, roomy type of underwear, then consider adding more pairs of boxers to your underwear collection. Boxers are typically made from baggy material that allows the skin to breathe and provide room and breathability for your package, which is preferred amongst men with larger frames that favour comfort as well as style. A lot of men are regularly mistaken that investing in boxers won’t provide the support they need due to their naturally large fit, however, our range of boxer shorts come in two different variations at Standout. Slim fit boxers, such as the Calvin Klein Woven Boxers (£30.95) feature a more fitted design, that still provides a lot more comfort than a trunk or thong style. Or, simply stick to a casual fit pair of boxer shorts such as the Gant Woven Boxers (£30.95) for the most comfortable option, allowing breathability and flexibility. Explore our range of boxer short fits here at Standout.co.uk.
At Standout, we stock a huge range of men’s designer underwear. Take a look through our variety of styles to find the perfect type of underwear to suit your frame.