A Fitting Guide for Boxer Shorts

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Finding the right underwear fit can be tricky. Often, it’s a guessing game when you walk into the store, its walls decorated with barely-clothed men with eight-pack abs and perfectly fitted boxers. While many men have no idea how to find a pair of underwear that offer the perfect fit, there are a few easy ways to figure out what size and style are right for you.

Waist Measurements

  • The easiest way to figure out what size you wear in boxer shorts is to measure your waist. If your waist measures 20-30 inches, you will fall under one of the small sizes. 32-34 inches is categorized as medium, 36-38 inches is large, and anything above that gets into the wide variety of extra large.

Outfit

  • What size boxer short you wear can also be dependent on the outfit you’re wearing them with. To avoid underwear that bunches, select trunks or boxer briefs. These boxer styles are more closely cut to cling to your leg instead of creating a noticeable line underneath your pants. Regular boxers allow for more movement but may detract from your overall look in the long run.

Height

  • Consider your height when picking out your boxer shorts. If you have longer legs, opt for a longer cut boxer, which will give better coverage. Trunks and boxer briefs are a a bit shorter and may look like they fit better on a shorter leg. As far as comfort, your height may also play a role, since the length of your underwear can affect how well it fits you underneath your clothing.

Environment

  • One key factor men should consider when picking out their boxer size is the environment in which they will be worn. Many men have no problem lounging around in their underwear, allowing them to function more or less as shorts. Make sure they are long enough and cover everything that needs to be covered. If you’re walking around your apartment alone, that’s one thing. But when other people are bound to see you, take their feelings into consideration.

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