The best boxer shorts for men can be best underwear for men, period. For while there is a whole world of skivvies out there to explore these days, take a look in most guys’ drawers and you’ll probably still find boxer shorts. The silhouette remains perhaps the ideal underwear hybrid – combining the snug comfort and support of a pair of briefs with the length and coverage of classic boxer shorts. These extra inches not only help you avoid the dreaded “tighty whitey” look, they also provide some extra privacy when you’re out and about Milo Ventimiglia long shorts. And since boxer shorts have a snug fit, they slip easily under your best pair of slims pants without any unwanted clumping. In short: they are the most versatile pair of underwear for everyday use.
And considering that underwear is more than just another piece of clothing – they’re your closest confidants, trusted to handle your more sensitive and private areas – it’s worth investing in the absolute best boxer shorts for men. You deserve boxer shorts that feel like new skin without any painful chafing. Boxer shorts that are supportive but not restrictive, breathable and odor free. Boxer briefs, like the 23 pairs we’ve collected here. From the softest to the sexiest to the stretchiest, these are the very best boxer shorts for men.
The best boxer shorts, period
Calvin Klein is Air Jordan of the underwear world, a game-changing brand that still truly is funds something in 2022. And like a fresh new pair of Js, there’s far more to a pair of CK’s unbeatable boxer briefs than celebrity-obsessed advertising and the name on the waistband alone. The low cut will emphasize your physique in all the right ways and look great under all kinds of jeans, shorts and trousers. The fabric, meanwhile, is soft and comfortable with a touch of elastane to keep things flexible while still retaining its shape. And you especially can’t beat that price—getting the crown jewel of your crown jewels for less than $15 a pop is a big win no matter how you slice it.
The most comfortable boxer shorts
Yes, we know: another direct to consumer brand. But hear us out. MeUndies’ nabbed the crown for the most comfortable men’s boxer shorts for so many reasons. First, a comfortable, flat waistband that’s not too restrictive and not at all baggy. Second, an almost seamless construction in the crotch, because would you really use that fly anyway? But what sealed these boxer shorts as the king of comfort is their generous use of micromodal, the wonderful miracle fiber that is literally as soft as silk (but much more practical for underwear). They also come in a variety of styles. So if you need something with a longer or shorter inseam, or a pair with an actual functional fly, MeUndies has just the right pair for your family jewellery.
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The best boxer shorts to go to the gym
Four way stretch? Yup. Sweat-wicking, odor-blocking technology? You can believe that. The perfect amount of support? In one way or another, yes. Lululemon’s boxer shorts may not see you when you’re bench pressing, but they’ve got your back through the most intense workouts. And we certainly don’t mind wearing a pair on the days we “forget” to go to the gym either.
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The best affordable boxer shorts
If you’re a fan of plain cotton over any kind of stretch, and also a fan of saving as much money as possible on quality basics, Uniqlo—as usual!– have you covered. Cut from soft Supima cotton, these boxer briefs are a serious upgrade over your regular megapack underwear – while still somehow costing even less.
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The best breathable boxer shorts
Nobody likes a swampy nether region. Mack Weldon’s Airknitx boxer briefs are moisture-wicking, odor-fighting and quick-drying with a breathable mesh fabric and strategically placed pique “cool zones” that make them a perfect choice for tough workouts and humid days alike.
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The best boxer shorts for feeling Goooood
CDLP’s boxer briefs are extremely sexy and impossibly smooth, thanks to a luxurious lyocell fabric that feels silkier than, well, silk. With just the right amount of stretch, a flattering cut and a minimalist design, this is a pair worth saving for date night.
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