But before we get started, and you get too excited: there are no underwear pictures of me in this article – it’s not gonna happen, so forget it already! (Ok I’ll do it, when we reach 1.000.000 followers across all social medias – promise).
Suite Life has not received any money from the brands, for doing this article. I just felt like writing it, and was super excited to see, if I had to change my wardrobe.
First let’s list the four main types of underwear for men:
Briefs, Trunks, Boxer Briefs, Boxer shorts (or just boxers)
I personally don’t like to wear regular briefs, since I don’t like the look, and I have never found a pair that I actually feel comfortable in. The classic loose Boxers are great, but (in my opinion) mostly for comfy Sundays lounging around at home – not wearing much else 😉
Make way for the king!
You don’t know this Swiss brand? Well congrats then, because you do now – your life just got better! Producing some of the finest underwear on the planet – handmade – since 1871. The Swiss are all about quality, precision, detail and luxury – and Zimmerli is the very essence of these elements.
I tried their top of the line Sea Island Cotton boxer shorts (in black though). I would say they feel more like a hybrid between boxers and trunks, and for me, that’s just the perfect shape and size. The rare fabric, which is sourced exclusively from Barbados, is unbelievably soft and comfy. I could write a whole article about this product alone!
At €109 they’re not cheap, but definitely worth the price!
To all the guys reading this… You need at least one pair of these in your wardrobe! Try them out, and thank me later. To all the women: buy him these, and he’ll thank you later 😄
One of my favourite Italian brands, Zegna was also featured in our world’s best socks article, where they did really well. Zegna is a giant within the textile industry – producing high quality fabrics for several brands.
They have a lot of really cool design to choose from, but I chose to go with a pair of classic navy stretch-cotton trunks at €39.
You can’t go wrong with a pair like these. The design is great, the fit is great, and the quality of the cotton is great. Though they don’t make you go “wow”, it’s classic underwear like these, that need to be a staple in your wardrobe. I personally would have liked them to be just a tiny bit more loose at the bottom seam, but that’s a minor detail. All in all, a classy great pair of underwear.
Known for their distinctive designs, this famous Italian brand produces quite a remarkable lineup of underwear. They definitely cannot be described as conservative, but Versace is one of the few brands, that are able to produce designs, that are both flashy and timeless at the same time.
I tried their Greca Border Trunks in stretch cotton at €90. I love the design and the wide elastic band. Stretch cotton is always super comfy to wear, and though the quality is great, it’s not quite at the level of the cotton from Bresciani or Derek Rose (Zimmerli’s sea island cotton is in a league of their own).
All in all, a great product with a design, that you will be proud to show off.
Dolce & Gabbana
Founded in 1985, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have skyrocketed their company to glory, with a wide range of high quality clothing, shoes and accesories – wearing their famous distinctive designs.
I bought a pair of €65 cotton boxers with a floral printed design. The cut of these boxers is great. They’re not high waisted, but they don’t crawl down, when you sit.
I really like the fit and feel of these boxers, and the attention to detail is great (you see that in the seams and general design of the product). As with a couple of the other brands featured, I find them to be just a tiny bit too tight around the thighs for my personal taste.
The quality of the cotton and elastic band does not feel better than the lower priced products in this article though, but it’s still a great product – and their designs are just amazing.