Just because you've seen Walter White sporting his favorite pair of tighty whities, doesn't mean your special someone wants to see you in a pair of your own — upgrade your base layer with Richer Poorer Underwear ($24). These boxer briefs, just launched by the longtime sock maker, are made from the ideal blend of cotton and spandex, so they breathe where they should while still giving you the support you expect from a pair of briefs. Available in a range of black and white prints (as well as a few solid options), you'll be sure not to embarrass yourself the next time you drop trowel.
We understand — no one really likes doing the laundry. But up until now you haven't had much of a choice. The new MeUndies 365-Pack ($3,250) gives you one. Like a magical maid that appears with a freshly-pressed set of ball-cuppers each morning, this incredible deal provides you with a new pair of boxer briefs for every day of the year. Yes, that's 365 pairs. Yes, it's less than $10 per pair. Yes, you're going to need a larger underwear drawer. And no, we're pretty sure they don't sell lifetime subscriptions.
It's not a secret that artists, writers, musicians, and other creative bums have their most genius moments while at home in their underwear. Sleepy Jones, a new brand full of undergarments and pajamas, wants to bring that experience to every guy — and make us look a little better in the process. Created by Andy Spade (the guy that made all that Jack Spade stuff you've bought over the years) and the design studio Partners & Spade, this comfortably classic line includes USA-made boxers ($28-$84) and PJ's ($128-$142), as well as some stripe-tastic socks ($24). As Andy and the team at Sleepy Jones told us, it's "the perfect uniform for reading, writing, painting, pondering, and playing."
Tired of overpaying for quality undergarments? So were the guys behind Mack Weldon Underwear ($13-$32). Founded by guys with experience at brands like Nike, Adidas, New Balance, and Reebok, Mack Weldon's line of underwear, undershirts, and socks is designed to promote mobility, moisture management, and recovery, while keeping the funk at bay with anti-microbial treatment.
It doesn't matter whether you're too busy, lazy, or shy to go underwear shopping on a regular basis: odds are, you should. Me Undies ($16) can fix this problem, either by letting you purchase their quality wares — crafted from micromodal fabric for comfort and support, offering a soft elastic band and flat-lock stitching, and available in boxer brief, trunk, or brief styles — a la carte, or by signing up for monthly shipments that come with a 20% discount and arrive at your door without you having to so much as lift a finger.
Let's face it: no one likes bargain-basement underwear, but unfortunately, there aren't really any premium brands that craft their wares here in the U.S. Flint & Tinder Underwear ($15) is looking to change that. Fully funded on Kickstarter, this new brand will be made with pride here in the States, from premium, domestically-sourced materials, using innovative designs, and built with reinforced stitching for added durability. As a bonus, for every 1,000 pairs they sell a month, another job will be added to the assembly line — so you'll be helping to rebuild our economy, one pair of boxer briefs at a time.
You can never bee too safe when traveling to unfamiliar regions. These Scottevest Travel Boxers ($20) feature dedicated iPhone and passport pockets — the better to keep them safe during your adventures — as well as more normal features, such as a button fly, anti-microbial odor- and stain-resistant treatment, and Nylon and Lycra construction that allows them to dry quickly, hopefully helping to avoid the dreaded "swamp ass". [Scouted by Aiden]
Worried about direct blasts to your crown jewels? Put on a pair of Blast Boxers ($95). Developed for soldiers facing potentially catastrophic IED blasts, these specialty undergarments feature Aramid fabric and kevlar around your crotch, with extended inner legs to protect the femoral artery and mesh on the sides to help offset the weight of the kevlar and keep the wearer cool. Also handy for hardcore gangstas. [Thanks, Noah]
Whether you're skiing, hiking, climbing, biking, running, or just relaxing, Darn Tough Socks ($15-$25) keep your feet comfortable, dry, and itch-free. Made using high-quality raw material like custom count Merino Wool and an exclusive blend of Coolmax, these socks are built using high-density knitting techniques, perfected over three generations of sock makers.
You're looking at the greatest underwear ever built for men. The Under Armour HeatGear BoxerJock ($20), available in three lengths, is lightweight with a slight compression fit that provides just enough support. The jewel of the BoxerJock is the vented "performance pouch" which keeps you dry and cool down below. Without getting too graphic, just know that these things cradle your boys comfortably, while letting them breath and move freely. Just as our forefathers had dreamed. We sport the mid-length (6-inch) daily, but opt for the longer (9-inch) BoxerJock for basketball and other sports. The shorter (3-inch) ones are out of the question unless you're a Swedish model. [Thanks, Tim]
We don't care how "so 2007" you think it is — slap on a skull, and we'll buy it. Such is the case with these Oberon Socks ($15). These boardroom boredom killers sport a classic argyle pattern that's taken up a notch with embroidered skull and crossbones. They feature a comfy hand-linked toe and are made from a wool, acrylic, and spandex blend.