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Are boxer briefs better then briefs?

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January 10, 2010 6:36PM

I think briefs are better looking because boxer briefs can be uncomfortable.

Your question is best answered by how preferences are shaped once you wear each style for a period of time.

The key here is that every manufacturer makes their products just a little different from one another. For instance, Hanes wears differently than Fruit-of-the-Loom and they both wear differently from, say, Calvin Klein.

Generally though, briefs usually are designed to support whereas boxer briefs are supposed to be a little looser. However, some manufacturers create their boxer briefs basically as a brief with a longer-length leg, while others give a more generous boxer fit that looks like a brief with a longer-length leg.

For looser boxer-style boxer briefs, try Fruit-of-the-Loom, Puritan (Wal-Mart), or Joe Boxer (K-Mart). For a closer-fit, Hanes and Life (Wal-Mart) are better choices. No need to pay for the designers because their wear longevity for the price you pay is really out-of-balance (i.e. they don't last as long as the ones mentioned above that are a fraction of the designers).

It's purely down to choice, and the best person to choose is the one who is going to wear them. Buy a cheap pair of each style and see which they prefer.