"I don't get how guys dress today. I mean, come on, it looks like they just fell out of bed and put on some baggy pants and take their greasy hair - eww - and cover it up with a backwards cap and like, we're expected to swoon? I don't think so."
That's a famous quote from the 1995 film Clueless said by the film’s heroine, Cher, as she gives her opinion on 90s men’s fashion. Sadly, this quote can be applied to the 21st century man, especially when it comes to the type of underwear he wears. I recently read an article from DETAILS.com called "Is Your Underwear Hurting Your Sex Life?" by Ben Kassoy wherein he argues that men who wear briefs, or venture into more skimpier underwear, do it out of a need to be vain or metro:
"Briefs, meanwhile, feel reserved for 6-year-olds, 66-year-olds, and suave Europeans with perma-tans and unnaturally perfect eyebrows. I think of Cristiano Ronaldo."
There we go again, that tired cliché response of "only gay men do this." Wrong. If men bothered to ask what women really wanted they would discover that a majority of women do find skimpy and form-fitting underwear sexy. Annoyed by Kassoy's article, I took the liberty of asking my female coworkers what style of underwear they prefer to see their men in and they all responded with, wait for it, boxer briefs.
"Boxer briefs are flattering to all body shapes. They help to enhance the man’s equipment making it more aesthetically pleasing" Said one coworker.
"I'd like to see my man wearing seamless, fitted briefs made with an almost see through fabric like mesh or rayon." Said another.
When asked if they liked their men wearing regular boxers or tighty-whities, they all responded negatively.
"Too ugly…too baggy…boring…immature…not sexy!"
Keywords words being not sexy. Let's face it, as men, we want to look and feel sexy. Why do we spend all that time at the gym only to cover it up with ill-fitting, muted plaid boxers?
"My boyfriend has a nice body and a nice butt, so I wouldn't mind it if he wore a thong, especially one made of leopard print or fish net. That would certainly get me in the mood." - added the new girl.
There you have it men. As much as we like to see our women get dolled-up in sexy lingerie, they too, would like to see us spice it up with our underwear choices. It doesn't hurt to at least try. As the saying goes "don't knock it till you've tried it." If there is one thing I could agree with in the DETAILS article, it's that briefs are "tuxedos for the crotch." So, live a little and dress it up!
Care to chime in? Let us know what style of underwear you prefer? And if you were to appease your girl, what style from our inventory would you like to try that you normally shy away from?