If you saw American Beauty (masterpiece!), you remember that Lester Burnham’s crush (the character of Kevin Spacey) for a his daughter’s school friend motivated him to take up weights in his cellar and to start work out. Confessing to his neighbors: “I want to look better naked”.
This attitude is not so far from reality. Modern man is pornosexual. A man working on himself to impress other men with no clothes. And this concerns not only their body but also more intimate aspects such as underwear.
Tge days when men wore underwear bought by their mother, wife or girlfriend are over! Today guys buy their own underwear, almost always online. Most of them have between fifteen and twenty pairs and buy underwear about three times a year. And the gym is the place where most of the men are influenced in their choice of underwear. Undress to impress, as we said.
Today, the man underwear industry has a value of $6.5 billion, with an equal split between those who wear briefs, boxers and trunks, the three main styles of underwear for men. Choose the most suitable for themselves is not easy. There are no real rules to follow. Personally, I think the best underwear is the onewe forget to put on and the one we feel comfortable with.
In this post for example I decided to wear aussieBum briefs taken on LightIntheBox.com, that offers greater support and a minimal amount of fabric so it is impossible that the briefs can rise. I tried them even if I use exclusively trunks. But if I were to wear more tight or skinny jeans, the trunks would not be the best solution.
So, just like your swimsuit, you have to choose your own underwear. Remember when you buy underwear there is only one rule that counts: keep it simple!
Photo: Giacinto Mozzetta