Eye on Fashion: Underwear edition: For men

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Eye on Fashion: Underwear edition: For men

The Sunday News

Rutendo Chidawanyika

FOR this article I got all the help I could from my fellas. Men need help too from time to time especially on sensitive topics such as UNDERWEAR. I’d recommend all men who will read this article, to take this advice to heart and use it. Some men may need help in figuring out how many underwears should one own or on which material is best suited. I hope this article will leave you answers.

Here we go. Answers to questions you’ve been dying to ask.

Briefs or boxers? — Variety is good here and there, but it also depends on your age. It’s really a matter of personal preference; boxers give more breathing room while briefs give you support. Most men I spoke too said they prefer boxers. None of them voted for thongs. Whatever you are comfortable in.

What’s the best fabric for underwear? — One of the most challenging aspects of buying underwear is selecting the best fabric choice. Men’s underwear is available in a variety of fabrics, including nylon, cotton, modal, silk and lycra. Fabric comes into play when you decide what the occasion is. Silk underwear is definitely not for a workout. Cotton is usually the best option as is it good on skin and breathable.

When should you wash your underwear? — The answer is after wearing it. Wear them once then wash them. During physical activity or a strenuous gym session, you sweat. You don’t only sweat at the gym but during any other activity. Sweaty underwear is not attractive or comfortable. Practice good hygiene and wash your underpants after each wear.

How many pairs of underwear should a man own? — Most men said 7-10 underwear, one for each day of the week. I think 20 will do, having a three-week supply of underwear makes more sense. This doesn’t mean you have to wash them all at once. You can wear one during the day then shower before bed and wear a fresh pair. Do not buy them all at once, buy them gradually.

When should underwear be thrown away? — Don’t hold on to the underwear till they are shredded and ripped. As a rule of thumb, men should replace their underwear once a year. Start off by disposing all of the faded and saggy underwear in your wardrobe. Any underwear that has holes or stains, gotta go. When the elastic band loses elasticity, send it straight to the bin. Don’t keep the underwear after weight gain/loss in hopes of going back to your ‘‘size’’.

How to buy underwear? — Check for brands, some brands have a longer life span. I know some men like particular brands and that’s okay, as long as you can afford them. Unfortunately you cannot try underwear before purchase but you can buy based on the size of your pants/ trousers. Please make sure it’s the right size and fits comfortable. You and your tools have to be comfortable. Buy nice underwear too for the ladies, we notice.

The importance of underwear

They provide comfort

It takes special people to leave home without underwear. Just don’t do it. Underwear gives you comfort. Comfort and protection from harsh fabrics against your skin.

No leaks exposed 

This one is self-explanatory. Just keep those leaks in check.

In case of an accident 

Imagine if your pants ripped in public and you had no underwear on. That would be mortifying! But with underwear on, it wouldn’t be as embarrassing. To be safe, always wear some.

Prevent chaffing down there 

Chaffing is a skin irritation that occurs when skin repeatedly rubs against skins or clothes. The fabric of your pants, jeans, or shorts could be abrasive to your groin. Such clothes aren’t usually designed to be particularly gentle on this sensitive body part, unlike underwear.

Get rid of sweat stains 

Apart from absorbing sweat well, underwear act as a second layer of clothing that traps and prevents your sweat from staining your pants, jeans or shorts. Remember that you cannot donate old underwear, just burn it. 

Thank so much to my fellas who helped me put this piece together. —[email protected]

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