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7 underwear questions you may have wanted to ask, but haven't.

Apr 18, 2022Tammy Devenish

7 Men’s Underwear Questions You’re Embarrassed To Ask

Let's face it.

Most men have been wearing the same style of undies since their mum used to buy them.



Don't care to change?

Too embarrassed to ask?

It's not exactly the cool topic to bring up at footy night with the guys.

Most guys might have questions about switching, but don't feel comfortable talking about it.

We are here to tell you that at Reer Endz, if you can talk about the underwear you can talk about anything.

After all underwear is the foundation of every man's outfit, It's the first thing on and the last thing off, so it should never be an afterthought.

Once armed with a little knowledge perhaps you'll consider upgrading from the high school boxers to something more comfortable, functional, and durable, not to mention eco friendly!

This article is going to cover 7 underwear questions you may have wanted to ask, but haven't.

#1 What's The Best Underwear Style For Men?

The most common styles are Trunks & briefs, Trunks are also known as boxer briefs.

Our personal favourite is the Trunk & the brief.

The Trunk, also known as the boxer brief, as the name indicates, is a combination of the brief and boxer underwear and offers the best of both worlds.

Men's Trunks provide great support and coverage and are the perfect choice to wear under any piece of clothing. This style of underwear is the best choice for athletic and physical activities.

Your choice of underwear should be contingent on your lifestyle and the type of pants that you wear (briefs are suitable for tight pants, boxers for loose-fitting trousers).

#2 How Often Should You Wash Your Underwear?

Simple answer – After every wear!

During physical activity or a strenuous gym session, your underwear bears the brunt of your sweat. The easiest system is to change after a heavy session of perspiring activity or once daily.

Sweaty underwear is not attractive or comfortable. Don't even think about subjecting them to a sniff test to check if they smell. Practice good hygiene and wash your undies after each wear.

#3 How Many Pairs Of Underwear Should A Man Own?

A sensible approach is to have a 3 week supply of around 20 pairs of underwear. Having more presents closet-space issues and will prove to be an expensive proposition.

You need at least 14 pairs if you launder your clothes once a week. A pair for each day of the week and backups for exercise or travel.

If you indulge in frequent physical activity, consider purchasing a few extra pairs. Depending on you needs check out our bundle packs HERE.

#4 What's The Best Fabric For Underwear?

One of the more challenging aspects of purchasing underwear is selecting the best fabric choice.

Men’s underwear is available in a variety of fabrics, including nylon, cotton, modal, silk, Spandex, and bamboo.

Purchasing the right fabric comes down to your specific taste and what you will be doing while wearing them.

Your underwear needs to breathe and stretch.

Quality underwear provides ample ventilation. The fabric won’t warp easily, ensuring a comfortable fit for many months, if not years.

Cotton and Bamboo are the most common choices.

Organic Cotton – A tried and tested fabric that provides breathability for long durations. One of the most common fabrics for underwear, its properties are complemented with a mix of elastic, allowing it to stretch and provide more comfort.
 To see the benefits of organic cotton underwear check out our 7 Benefits of Organic Cotton Underwear

Bamboo – Despite this being one of the biggest men's underwear fads we can only recommend that you stay away from the bamboo undies.
Bamboo underwear is made from semi-synthetic cellulose fibre and is manufactured by spinning cellulose from beech trees. However whilst bamboo can be grown organically after that is where the nasties kick in.
Unfortunately harsh chemicals such as sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid, and carbon disulphide. These chemicals are incredibly harmful to live creatures and the environment.
You can learn more at our blog 7 Reasons Why Bamboo Underwear Is Not The Eco-Friendly Underwear You First Thought

#5 When Should A Man Throw Away His Underwear?

Don't hold on to your underwear until they shred in the washing machine. As a rule of thumb, men should replace their underwear at least once a year. Start by disposing of all the faded, jaded and saggy underwear in your wardrobe.

This is an item of clothing you should never donate.

Any underwear that has visible holes and/or stains has got to go. When the band loses elasticity, relegate the underwear to the bin. When it no longer fits due to weight loss or gain, don't hold on to the hope that you will return to your original body shape.

The waistband is susceptible to holes because this part of the underwear is attached separately after the bottom half is constructed.

For a more in depth summary check out our blog  HOW OFTEN SHOULD MEN UPDATE THEIR UNDERWEAR?

#6 What's The Best Color For Underwear?

When you find a pair that works for your lifestyle, body shape and wardrobe, buy several of the same underwear in different colours.

Basic, solid colours like black, navy, grey, are great colour choices, perfect for everyday essentials

However, if you are looking for a bit of fun or to brighten up your outfit (even if it's only you that see your underwear that day) why not go for one of our fashionable prints! Go on treat yo self!

#7  Is Going Commando Fun?

Going commando (wearing pants without underwear) is your choice However we must stipulate we don't recommend it!

We personally don't like the feeling or taking that risk. Wearing underwear prevents your private parts from rubbing against the heavier fabric of your trousers and in some cases, the metal parts of the zipper.

Underwear protects your package and prevents stains on your more expensive clothing. Wearing underwear decreases the amount of time needed to spend cleaning your trousers. It's a lot simpler to toss the underwear into a wash cycle than a long pair of trousers.

Not to mention Hygiene, it's incredibly unhygienic to opt out of wearing some form of underwear!
We stand by our recommendation #coveryourz



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