Underwear For Every Occasion 

We’re huge proponents of men having multiple kinds of underwear in their drawer. Why? Well, beyond variety being the spice of life, each type of men’s underwear has its own unique benefits. Some underwear styles and fabrics are better suited to certain activities. For example, microfibre underwear, known for its moisture-wicking properties, is ideal for working out, while a sexy lace thong is a surefire way to impress your partner in the bedroom. You see where we’re going with this? Keep reading to learn the best type of men’s underwear for every occasion. 

Day at the Office

A day at the office requires a pair of underwear that’s comfortable and supportive. To us, there’s nothing better than the timeless boxer brief. Boxer briefs, or even just briefs, are classics for a reason. They’re flattering, fit snugly, don’t look bulky under dress pants, and they’re comfy as can be, even if you spend eight hours a day sitting in them at your desk. When it comes to everyday boxer briefs, we highly recommend choosing a breathable fabric like cotton. 

Gym Sesh

Workouts require a specific type of underwear. While everyday cotton underwear is great for home or work, they simply won’t do at the gym. When exercising, you should always look for breathable underwear with moisture-wicking properties. This is the only way to keep cool and dry throughout your workout, and to prevent chafing or humidity down south. While any microfibre underwear will do, we recommend the Malebasics Titanium line, designed specifically for high intensity workouts, such as CrossFit. Titanium is made of a tri-blend of fabrics, engineered to be breathable, fast-drying, and supportive. When it comes to performance underwear, it doesn’t get any better than this. 

Date Night

Unlike a day at the office or a gym sesh, date night calls for a different kind of underwear entirely. To us, there are only two styles that come to mind for a sexy night in: thongs or jockstraps. These sultry styles leave little to the imagination and are sure to wow your partner in the bedroom. And when it comes to date night underwear, the sexier the better. While thongs and jockstraps are inherently sexy owing to their barely-there silhouettes, we also recommend choosing a seductive fabric. Malebasics has thongs and jockstraps made of mesh, lace, and fishnet. 

Lounging Around

Picture this: It’s Friday night, you’ve just gotten home from work, and you have no plans for the weekend other than laying in bed and catching up on Netflix. What kind of underwear are you wearing? We don’t know about you, but for us it’s a no brainer – boxers. Whether you prefer loose-fitting boxers or a pair of form-fitting trunks, this mid-thigh men’s underwear style is as comfy as can be. Pair your favourite boxers with a cozy, cotton tee and you’ve got yourself the perfect lounge outfit.


The Perfect Men’s Underwear For Every Type of Workout

People tend to invest plenty of money in exercise clothes, but does that extend to underwear? The underwear you wear when working out is just as important as the rest of your outfit, perhaps even more so. To keep yourself cool and dry, and to prevent chafing or wedgies, the right type of underwear is everything. Check out this guide to the perfect men’s underwear for every type of workout.


High intensity interval training requires a specific kind of underwear. That’s where Malebasics Titanium comes in. Designed specifically with HIIT workouts like CrossFit in mind, this unique underwear combines comfort, breathability, and performance into one. Made out of a special blend of microfibre, this athletic underwear, available as boxers and boxer briefs,  feature a mesh band around the legs to prevent chafing and hold them in place (no wedgies here). Containing moisture-wicking, fast-drying properties, you can count on Performance Titanium men’s underwear to stay in place and keep you cool, even during the most intense of HIIT workouts.


Whether you’re a casual runner or a marathon champion, we recommend a fitted brief or bikini for your workout. Why? It’s common for men’s running shorts to have built-in liners, and typically these liners are either brief or bikini in shape. Take a look at your favourite running shorts and find a pair of underwear that mimics the liner. This will provide the most comfort. Plus, as running involves repeated movement of the legs, you’ll want a style that doesn’t get in the way. Briefs aren’t bulky and because they don’t cover your thighs, they won’t hinder your movement in any way. 


Weightlifting is one of the most popular types of workouts. Whether you’re using dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells, or something else entirely, this particular type of exercise requires underwear that will stay in place, no matter how many reps, swings, jerks, or squats you do during your workout. That’s why we recommend a jockstrap for all men partial to weightlifting. Jockstraps offer the most freedom and movement of any type of underwear style. They won’t ride up and they won’t hold you back. They’re ideal if you’re combining several different weightlifting exercises into one workout.


Yoga is all about flexibility. In order to remain flexible, you have to be wearing the proper clothing and that includes underwear. Thongs are our go-to when it comes to yoga. Similar to the jockstrap, they provide ample freedom, allowing you to move and twist your body in any direction. Plus, a thong will ensure no underwear lines if you choose to wear tights during your practice. A proper-fitting thong will seamlessly take you from downward dog to crow pose to pigeon without limiting your movement. 


Reduce friction and minimize chafing when cycling with a long pair of boxers. Long performance underwear (i.e. underwear that reaches your knee or the lower half of your thigh) is ideal when going on long bike rides. This form of exercise is notorious for causing chafing – if you wear the wrong clothes, that is. Longer boxers offer protection for your entire thigh, in addition to your glutes and groin. However, the length of the underwear is just as important as the material. Don’t forget to choose breathable, moisture-wicking, and fast-drying materials, such as microfibre or nylon.

14 of the Best Sexy Men’s Underwear Campaigns

Though underwear businesses are dedicated to producing comfortable, quality underwear, the true shining stars are the models in their ads and campaigns. For years, big and small brands alike have been showing the world drool-worthy men in underwear, and we’re ready to talk about our favorites. 

Vintage Male Underwear Ads

It’s no secret that male underwear ads have changed over time, as have photo and video technology. This being said, many love the ‘vintage’ aesthetic, and we can’t help but love it, too. Here are our favorite vintage male underwear advertisements: 

Tom Hintnaus

Tom Hintnaus

Tom Hintnaus was featured in Calvin Klein’s first male underwear ad in 1982. To this day, this shoot remains one of the best. Not only is the photo itself great in terms of the color and angle, but Hintnaus’ stance and awareness of his body takes this shot to the next level. 

Antonio Sabato Jr. 

Antonio Sabato Jr. 

There may be some debate as to whether or not this is vintage, but the style is undeniable. Sabato’s 1996 Calvin Klein shoot was simple, and one of the company’s highest selling campaigns to date. Sabato was also featured alongside Hintnaus in Calvin Klein’s first men’s underwear shoot in 1982. 

Famous Men in Underwear Campaigns

Men in underwear campaigns is already a win in our book, but that win is elevated when your favorite celeb partakes in a shoot. Whether that celeb is an athlete, actor, or musician, we’ve considered them for the sexiest underwear campaigns with famous men. Here’s our final list: 


Seeing professional athletes shirtless may be nothing new, but these campaigns will have you reacting like you’ve never seen a man in his underwear before. 

Odell Bechkam Jr. – Calvin Klein 

Odell Bechkam Jr. - Calvin Klein 

As part of the #mycalvins IRL campaign in the fall of 2019, Odell Beckham Jr. delivered an assortment of sexy shots. This series included edited, studio photos in Calvin Klein underwear, as well as unedited, “IRL” photos, taken while lounging at home. 

David Beckham – Armani 

David Beckham - Armani 

There isn’t a person in the world unaware of who David Beckham is, but you may be unaware of his campaigns with the brand Armani. Beckham is a frequent model for Armani, but this shoot exceeds all expectations. 

Cristiano Ronaldo – Armani 

Cristiano Ronaldo - Armani 

Cristiano Ronaldo is a world-revered athlete, and his physique definitely shows us that. In his shoot with Armani, Ronaldo delivered the perfect combination of mystery and expression that leaves you wondering why he hasn’t pursued a modeling career full time.


Actors have a lot of experience in front of the camera, which should make modeling easier. While this is not the case for every actor-turned-model, it’s certainly the case for these ones. 

Nolan Funk – Versace 

Nolan Funk - Versace 

Noah Funk’s 2014 Versace campaign can be described in a few short words–decadent, outstanding, and marvelous, to name a few. Funk was consistently playing in main roles at this point in his career, and this campaign made major waves with his fans. 

Jamie Dornan – Calvin Klein

Jamie Dornan - Calvin Klein

After his role as Christian Grey, seeing Jamie Dornan in his underwear is nothing new. This Calvin Klein shot from Dornan’s time as a model takes us back to 2009 and reminds us that while Dornan shirtless may be nothing new, it is still something to be excited about. 


Musicians are performers at heart, and that may be what makes them so comfortable in front of the camera. These men don’t only put on a good show on stage, they put on a pretty good one in these underwear campaigns, too. 

Justin Bieber – Calvin Klein

Justin Bieber - Calvin Klein

Bieber collaborated with Calvin Klein during their #mycalvins campaign, and was a hit with consumers everywhere. Coined the ‘Bad Boy Bieber’ collab by countless headlines and articles, this shoot garnered Justin and Calvin Klein a lot of attention, though not all of it was positive. There was a lot of debate online over whether or not Biebers ‘package’ had been enhanced.  

Joe Jonas – Guess 

Joe Jonas - Guess 

Amidst his return to the music industry, Joe Jonas was featured in a Guess campaign that had his previous fans drooling and new fans pooling in. Though Jonas was featured fully clothed as well, his underwear shots from this campaign are the most popular of the set by far. 

Shawn Mendes – Clavin Klein

Shawn Mendes - Clavin Klein

Mendes was featured in the fall 2019 installment of #mycalvins, and sent the internet into a whirlwind with his intimate pictures and six-pack abs. This was Mendes’ first underwear shoot, but the success of this shoot means we may get more in the future. 

Calvin Harris – Armani