|1. Low-Rise Briefs
Low-rise briefs are one of the most popular and commonly worn by many. This type of underwear is a slightly cropped version of the full rise Y-front briefs, which cover a larger area.
Low-rise briefs come in various designs, colors, and pouch sizes.
|2. Full-Rise Briefs
Full-rise briefs are considered classic underwear for men, and they extend to cover an area much more significant than that covered by low-rise briefs. Compare to low-rise briefs, full-rise briefs extend from the waist area right to the end of the buttocks while enveloping the sides with a Y-shape that is less notable than smaller underwear.
|3. Boxer Shorts
Boxer shorts are known to have received mainstream acceptance as underwear for men since the 50s era. They are similar to shorts, except they are generally made from cotton and have an elastic at the waist.
Boxer shorts are more favorable among men because they are a very comfortable type of underwear for men. They are available in various colors and patterns.
|4. Boxer Briefs
Boxer briefs are very similar to boxer shorts except that they fit tightly like standard briefs. This underwear starts from the waist and at least covers more than half of the thigh. Along with jocks, boxer briefs have more market demand, especially to athletes or those who are into working out.
Some boxer briefs out there have a pouch at the front for support and have strategically placed seams to stop them from riding up or gathering up at one place during movement.
Trunks are seen as a hybrid between briefs and boxer briefs. Their design or shape is similar to boxer briefs, except their legs are shorter. They should not be confused with swim trunks.
As for underwear, trunks are more favorable from a utility perspective. Men choose to wear them due to comfort and provide a lot of support at the same time. They are great for guys who are active, traveling a lot, or always on the run.
|6. Jocks or Men's Bikini Underwear
In other words, for Jocks, is men's bikini underwear. This is the type of underwear model that often pictured wearing on-ramps and billboards. A jock's design reveals more thighs and less coverage on the front. It is like regular brief underwear at the back.
Jocks have initially been known to be made as an accessory for guys participating in sports or athletics to provide additional support. However, their popularity increases as more men found a liking to jocks and bikini underwear as a daily wear option.
A thong is a type of underwear that looks like a bikini, which has coverage at the front but only a thin strip of cloth at the back, leaving the buttocks uncovered.
Many men still not favor wearing thongs, as most guys will choose to avoid wearing them as a day to day underwear. Thongs are generally associated with a type of bikini or underwear women wear. There continues to be a social stigma attached to the concept of men wearing thongs.