Freshpair understands the importance of underwear. We feel the pain of adjusting and squirming throughout the day due to discomfort. A great place to make a change is your collection of basics. Basics are simple, everyday styles that are essential to your underwear wardrobe. They’re not designed to make a bold statement and aren’t adventurous in their designs. However, these styles determine your level of comfort and are worn disproportionately more than other unique or ultra-sexy pairs. Check out our list of the best basics ever for some professional guidance.

Product: Calvin Klein Cotton Classics 4 Pack Brief NB4000: $42.50

The brief style underwear is ideal for guys who want the essentials covered, but a full range of movement. Briefs provide coverage to your package and rear while leaving your thighs exposed. Their traditional Y-front design gives you an ultra-supportive feel while the lack of excess fabric gives you a sleek fit under even tight pants. 


These Calvin Klein briefs are ultra-soft and flattering. The briefs have a low-rise waistband, ideal for under any type of pants. Their fabric is breathable, so you stay cool and dry all day. This underwear has a functional fly and comes in a four-pack for convenience. You’ll love the fit and feel of this easy style.

Product: 2UNDR Men's Swing Shift Boxer Brief 2U01BB: $22.50

Underwear that appears simple is often advanced. This boxer brief style underwear by 2UNDR is packed full of features but has a classic design. The boxer brief is made of shrink-resistant material that remains soft after repeated washing. Flatlock seam construction delivers a smooth, chafe-free feel. The waistband is resistant to rolling so the underwear stays in place. A patented Joey Pouch and No-Drip-Tip with hydrophobic membrane keep you comfortable, and dry. This boxer brief provides extreme support without unwanted skin contact for an experience you won’t find elsewhere.


Product: Pump! Men's Classic Low Rise Mesh White Briefs 12008: $29

It’s important to include a pair of athletic underwear in your basics. Wearing the right underwear to the gym improves your performance and keeps you hygienic. The last thing you want is anything slipping out or moving around to distract you. A great fabric to exercise in is mesh. Mesh is lightweight and breathable, allowing maximum airflow to where you need it the most. 


These briefs by Pump! are soft, airy, and made of mesh material. The briefs have a sleek, white design and thick, exposed elastic waistband. Their supportive contour pouch has a center vertical seam. This underwear has strong leg elastics. They prevent the brief from moving up or down, while also providing lift and definition. The Pump! brief is designed for the gym but is comfortable enough to wear on rest days. 

Product: 2(X)IST Pima Flex Stretch Cotton Trunk Underwear x40923: $30

Look comfortable and confident with this updated style by 2(X)IST. The trunk-style underwear is made to be invisible under clothing. Its mix of cotton and spandex fabric creates a feel that is soft on the skin but also flexible for movement. The trunk has an extremely low rise waistband, falling far below the hips for a figure-flattering fit. Compression stitching on the leg openings prevents them from bunching up and becoming visible. A contour pouch provides complete support as well.

Product: Hanes Tagless No Ride Up 2-Pack Big Boxer Brief 7690W2: $22.50
Underwear that is too tight is something you should try very hard to avoid. Too tight underwear can cause a variety of negative side effects. For starters, it’s simply unflattering, causing bumps, bulges, and puckers that did not exist before. Discomfort is also an obvious symptom, along with chafing and irritation. More seriously, underwear that is too small has been known to reduce fertility in men. If you’re having trouble finding your size, don’t worry. Freshpair has many big and tall options for you to choose from. 


These boxer briefs by Hanes go up to a size 4X. The boxer briefs are made of ComfortSoft® cotton fabric for a luxurious feel. The fabric is preshrunk for a long-lasting fit. These boxer briefs have smooth, flat seamed leg cuffs and a plush-lined elastic waistband to hold you in place and remain comfortable. The generously full-cut underwear is tagless for an itch-free fit. Who says complete comfort isn’t inclusively sized? 

Product: UGG Murphy Ribbed Crew 2-Pack Socks 1106731: $25

You may not think a lot about your socks. But especially in a professional environment, your socks can say a lot about you. Your work socks should be a dark color like black or grey, not white. They should also be long enough to cover your ankles even when you cross your legs. 


These UGG socks are perfect for the job at hand. They are crew style and fall high enough to hide anything that could be shown between your pants and shoes. The socks have a terry footbed. This provides elite cushion and comfort throughout your shift. 

Product: C-IN2 Men's Core Low Rise Cotton Jockstrap 4025: $22

Though the jockstrap style of underwear is primarily thought of with sports, it can also be a great style for every day. This jockstrap by C-IN2 is made of soft ribbed fabric with a body-conscious cut. The material molds to you for a flattering fit. This jockstrap has a contour pouch with a low-rise exposed elastic waistband to hold you in place. Soft microfiber straps on either side provide a slight boost while the minimal coverage rear reduces panty lines. 


Product: Doreanse Hang Loose Thong 1280: $10

For sexy and simple, you can’t go wrong with a men’s thong. Men’s thongs completely eliminate any lines or bumps on the rear of your pants. They also provide a close, next-to-skin feel. This thong by Doreanse is made of incredibly buttery, smooth fabric that has a lightweight feel. The thong has a contour pouch to strongly support you without any excess fabric. The incorporated waistband is low rise and the rear has a classic minimal coverage silhouette. You’ll love this silky style. 


Product: Nautica 100% Cotton Loose Knit Boxer H70107: $18.50

Wearing underwear made of 100% cotton fabric has many benefits. Cotton underwear prevents infection caused by trapped moisture and heat. It is a breathable fabric that’ll keep you cool and dry. Because of this, this fabric also prevents odor. It is hypoallergenic and is safe on sensitive skin. This material can also prevent itching and irritation to those without allergies. 


These boxer shorts by Nautica are perfect for relaxing in. They have a loose fit and an extremely breathable, 100% cotton composition. The boxers are tagless and have a fly front pouch with a protective placket. A separate inner leg panel reduces chaffing caused by friction. Wear these boxers around the house or under loose pants for complete comfort and protection.

Product: Munsingwear Men's Multipack V-Neck 3-Pack T-Shirts MW52: $25

While undershirts are not essential, they can definitely be a massive help. Wearing an undershirt prevents sweat stains. It also allows you to wash your dress shirts less. Undershirts for professional situations should be v-neck t-shirts. Crew necks show beneath the collar, while tank tops create visible shoulder lines. The best color for a layering shirt is light to mid-grey. White under white shows more than these colors will. 


This Munsingwear shirt is ideal. It is made of soft, combed 100% cotton material, which has been preshrunk. Its seamless body creates a comfortable, sleek fit. The neck and shoulder seams are reinforced for durability, while the armholes are contoured for complete mobility. The shirt has a longer hem, so it is easy to tuck in. The neckline is a moderate v. This is a perfect style for under another shirt, but it also looks fantastic alone. 

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