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.

Why Everyone Should Have A Pair of Microfiber Underwear For the Gym

If you’re someone who hits the gym on a regular basis, then there’s no way around it – you should already own multiple pairs of performance underwear. Malebasics boasts a collection of the most stylish and comfortable, not to mention highest quality, men’s performance underwear on the market. The secret? Microfiber! Microfiber is all about breathability, fit, and performance, which make it the ideal fabric of choice for any type of athletic activity. Continue reading for a complete breakdown of why every gym-going man should own a pair of microfiber underwear (we guarantee that by the end of this article you’ll be heading over to Malebasics.com to order a pair today)!

They’re Moisture-Wicking

Microfibers’ claim to fame is its moisture-wicking properties. There is no other fabric on the market that wicks away moisture quite like microfiber, which is one reason why they make the best performance underwear. To create this beneficial fabric, the threads are woven in such a way that produces a product that is highly breathable, water repellent, and quick drying. Microfiber ultimately keeps the skin dry and cool, even in a sensitive area like the groin. This is the opposite of cotton or other plant-based fibers which absorb sweat. 

They’re Easy to Care For

Microfiber is known as being both long lasting and easy to care for. It is more resistant to pilling than cotton or traditional polyester, and can be washed and dried on a regular cycle. Even more impressive, a pair of microfiber underwear can be washed up to a maximum of 400 to 500 times before showing signs of wear and tear. These factors mean that a pair of microfiber performance underwear can last you years before you have to replace them.

They’re Soft and Supportive

When microfiber is compared with cotton, the latter is typically considered the softer fabric of the two. However, Malebasics has sought to change that by coming out with a line of soft-as-silk men’s performance underwear that is primarily made of a luxurious blend of polyester and nylon. This combination has unparalleled benefits. It is extremely smooth to touch and therefore feels great against the skin, plus it provides a snug and supportive yet flexible fit. Lastly, the way that the threads are weaved in a pair of microfiber underwear is specifically designed with airflow in mind to allow for maximum breathability. This makes microfiber the most breathable fabric on the market.

They Reduce Foul Odours

A sweaty session at the gym can result in some pretty unpleasant odours, especially south of the border. Luckily, microfiber is a fabric that actually reduces these foul odours. Unlike cotton which tends to trap and retain perspiration (and all the smells that go along with it), the breathability and airflow inherent in microfiber underwear allows for odours to escape and prevents them from lingering.

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