Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.
Sometimes you want to buy something new for your wardrobe but either don’t want to spend a whole lot or don’t really need anything new. And while retail therapy shouldn’t be indulged all the time it can be nice to partake on occasion.
In these situations I usually try to find some nice basics: t-shirts, socks, underwear, and the like. That’s why I’ve put together a list of some of the best boxer briefs out there. So whether you need some new basics or are just shopping around for something new we hope you find this list to your liking.
1) Uniqlo: Supima Cotton Boxer Briefs
Uniqlo is a fan favorite for basics, and their Supima Cotton Boxer Briefs are a great example of this. Made from 93%/7% Supima Cotton/Spandex blend fabric, these boxer briefs aim to be both soft and durable while remaining at a reasonable price point. Available in a wide range of colors these are a great option if you’re looking to fill out your waning wardrobe.
Available for $7 ($13 2-pack) from Uniqlo.
2) Stevenson Overall Co: Athletic Boxer Briefs
If you’re looking for some basics that aren’t so basic then Stevenson Overall Co is a great option. Their Athletic Boxer Briefs are styled off of 1940s boxers with the Y-front pattern and are made in Japan from Peruvian Tanguis long staple cotton. The resulting garment is an ultra soft and comfortable pair of boxer briefs unlike anything you’ll find at your run of the mill department store.
Available for $80 from Self Edge.
3) Richer Poorer: Boxer Briefs
Richer Poorer is a great option if you are looking for mid-tier garments, and their Boxer Briefs certainly fall in this segment. There is nothing truly unique or special about these boxers, but they are made to a higher quality standard from better materials than regular, old boxers. Made from a 95%/5% cotton/spandex blend, these boxers feature flat locked seams and an ultra flexible waistband, all of which come together to form a comfortable and durable pair of everyday boxers.
Available for $24 from Bridge & Burn.
4) Ex Officio: Give-N-Go 2.0 Boxer Briefs
Ex Officio is a go to brand for many folks looking for boxers, especially those who appreciate techwear. Their Give-N-Go 2.0 Boxer Briefs are one of the main reasons for their following. They’re made from an 89%/11% nylon/elastane blend which create a durable, breathable fabric that is also incredible comfortable. They’re certainly not the cheapest boxer briefs on the market, but their popularity exists for a reason and sometimes it pays to splurge.
Available for $47 (2-pack) from Ex Officio.
5) Kirkland Signature: Boxer Briefs
While I’d be happy to try any of the higher end boxer briefs on this list truth be told I still find myself coming back to Kirkland Signature’s Boxer Briefs. They’re comfortable and durable with their 96%/4% cotton/spandex blend, come in a range of neutral colors, and come in at $14 for a 4-pack which is nigh unbeatable. [This is what I’ve worn for years! -DS]
Available for $14 (4-pack) from Costco.
Plus One – Merz b. Schwanen: 2 Thread 255 Boxer Brief
Merz b. Schwanen’s 2 Thread 255 Boxer Briefs are arguably the most interesting boxer briefs on the market, and somehow they come in at a relatively palatable price. They’re made in Germany from 100% cotton, loopwheel fabric with mother of pearl buttons and a unique, comfortable design. If you’re looking to spend more than usual on a pair of boxer briefs these should certainly be heavily considered.
Available for $49 from Merz b. Schwanen.