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Why boxer briefs are the perfect undies for quarantine

Ever since they arrived on the scene (and threw a wrench in the great boxers vs. briefs debate), boxer briefs have been edging out the competition. Surveys suggest that over half of men prefer boxer briefs to any other type of underwear, giving them a solid lead over all other styles. 

If you’re not yet sold on the boxer brief - or if the ones you own have seen better days - quarantine is the perfect time to add a few pairs to your wardrobe. After all, it’s important to get whatever comfort you can in these stressful times. (And yeah, there may be some days where underwear is all you wear.) 

So why exactly are boxer briefs the reigning champion of lockdown skivvies? Let’s break it down:

Comfort is supreme

If you’re lucky enough to be safe at home all day, boxer briefs can keep you cozy on the couch and keep everything snug through your stay-at-home fitness regime. Better yet, they provide plenty of coverage. If you decide to retire your pants for the day and walk around in your undies, no one who shares your home will be offended. Of course, it’s not a bad idea to invest in some loungewear, especially if you need to step outside for some fresh air. 

They look good on everyone

It’s no secret that boxer briefs are flattering for any body type. The snug fit gives your rump a boost and the long cut streamlines your legs. Every pair of Tommy John boxer briefs utilizes a contour pouch to keep your luggage checked, so you won’t have to worry about bouncing or squeezing while you practice your favorite dance routine. If you live with a partner, you certainly won’t hear any complaints when strutting your stuff in boxer briefs.

They are 100% hands-free

If you do have to suit up and go to work in the outside world, you need to be extra thoughtful about what you do with your hands. Boxer briefs are snug enough to stay in place as you move throughout the day, making them perfect for quarantine. Tommy John boxer briefs are guaranteed to be adjustment-free, so you’ll never be tugging out wedgies or shifting your legs to get the fabric back in place.

More than just moral support

If you’re a fan of old-school boxer shorts, you probably appreciate the freedom of movement they provide and their easy-breezy feel when you’re lounging around the house. But as soon as you pick up the pace, you might find that everything starts bouncing and jostling a bit too freely. Boxer briefs are snug enough to keep up with your movement while providing a heck of a lot more support than classic boxers. 

They’re the perfect skin buffer

As the weather warms up, you’ll need all the extra protection you can get to avoid chafing. Boxer briefs give you a perfect stretch of fabric on your upper thighs to prevent denim and other fabrics from rubbing against your sensitive skin. And just as important, the additional material on your legs prevents your thighs from rubbing together throughout the day. The high waistband also works to keep your belt from squeezing your pants directly into your waist, so you don’t have to deal with irritation or pinch marks on your skin.

Easy access

When you’re stuck in quarantine, it’s crucial to lower stress wherever you can. That means simplifying your life and keeping the daily grind hassle-free. And what better way to do so than streamline your trips to the loo? Tommy John equips every pair of boxer briefs with a Quick Draw horizontal fly for fast bathroom access. As a bonus, this means you don’t have to worry about prematurely wearing out your elastic waistband.

The best boxer briefs you’ll ever own

Boxer briefs may be king during quarantine... but not all undies are created equal, so don’t just spring for the first pair you see! After all, bargain-bin boxer brief brands will only save you cash upfront. They won’t become your favorite thing to lounge in. They might leave you chafed and annoyed. And they’ll probably end up costing you more in the long run if they fall apart after a few washes.

At Tommy John, we take boxer briefs seriously. It all starts with choosing the right fabric. Our Cool Cotton collection has the soft feel and breathability of cotton, woven with just enough spandex to enhance the moisture-wicking capability. And our Second Skin collection utilizes environmentally conscious beechwood fibers with superior moisture-wicking capability to keep you cozy and dry. And for the commando in you, our Air collection is made from impossibly lightweight, mesh stretch fabric that can go from soaked to dry in 2-4 hours.

We’re also obsessed with creating the perfect fit.  Our underwear stays put so you don’t have to deal with bunching, rolling, or obnoxious wedgies - no matter what you have on the agenda for your day. That goes for every pair we make, so whatever your favorite cut is, we’ve got you covered.