a lot of men, their boxers and briefs are a compulsory part of day to
day dressing, even though very little pay attention to some salient
Underwear are basically not rocket science as it
basically entails looking for a colour or pair which appeals to you and
shelling out some money to buy them till you have to go through the
experience in a couple of months.
A lot of us however make some
mistakes when it comes to choosing the right boxers, wearing and
maintaining them. Check out these five mistakes we bet you never knew
you’re making regarding your briefs and the perfect solutions to each
You Select The Wrong Fabric
of briefs come in packs of 6. Before you however go out to buy such,
it’s best you check the materials from which the briefs were made.
You can obtain this information from the label of the materials. More
so, underwear that is made from regular cotton underwear is usually
light and breathable which makes them good for regular wear.
Microfiber underwear helps to absorb moisture and are good for casual,
day-to-day wear. It’s best to stay off spandex because they have the
tendency to trap sweat instead of absorbing and wicking it. This can
cause offensive smells and infections on the long term.
Cotton briefs are perfect for wearing on hot days or situations that will require you to perspire a lot.
Your Choice Of Colour Is Wrong
you must use a white underwear, you have to ensure you make use of
bleach to maintain the colour because any type of white clothing easily
You may want to consider going for dark coloured
briefs such as black, gray and navy blue. These colours hide stains and
take a longer time to fade off. They also don’t require you replace them
as frequently as you would replace brighter colours.
You Wear Them For A Couple of Days Before Washing
thing you probably never knew is that your briefs contain feaces and
loads of bacteria! According to Philip Tierno, Ph.D., Director of
Clinical Microbiology at New York University, the average pair of dirty
male underwear contains between one-tenth and as much as one full gram
of feaces on their surfaces.
Did I hear you say gross? Well, it
actually is and wearing your boxers for more than once before washing
will not only make you smelly but also increase the risk of infection
and transmission of pathogenic bacteria.
The solution to this
obviously is to wash you briefs and underwear after wearing them once.
Also, washing with hot water after use can significantly eliminate all
bacteria that detergents can’t destroy.
Your Drying Procedure Is Wrong
a washing machine and dryer can affect the elasticity of the material
from which your briefs are made. The heat from the dryer can cause the
elastic material to stretch beyond its limit making your boxers appear
baggy and loose.
It’s best to sun dry. If you must make use of a
dryer, ensure that you use a cool or delicate cycle instead of using
high heat. This will be gentle on the fabric and make your underwear
Tight White Briefs
Tight white briefs were probably in vogue and a regular feature of the 90’s. They are however outdated for our time.
If you’re particular about wearing briefs that fit comfortably, you can
opt to go for a boxer with a cotton blend which will provide the feel
of the old tight white briefs and the flattering coziness of the modern