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What to choose: Trunks or Boxers?

The quality and fit of your underwear directly impact your comfort. After all, men's underwear is in direct contact with your skin daily, so its selection is as important as your outerwear. But which style should you choose?

Indeed, there are many options: briefs, trunks, boxers, jockstraps... Today, let’s focus on the two options that cover the thigh: men's trunks and boxers.

Understanding the Differences Between Men's Trunks and Boxers

Anatomy and Fit

The main distinction between men's trunks and boxers is their fit. Trunks are snug and form-fitting, while boxers are looser and more relaxed. With trunks, you get firm support for your anatomy; with boxers, you enjoy unparalleled freedom of movement and ventilation. It's like choosing between a tailored suit and your favorite pair of sweatpants!

History and Evolution of Men's Underwear

Before diving deeper, let’s take a quick historical look. Boxers were the first to appear, developed by Everlast to create boxing shorts with elastic waistbands instead of leather belts.

Trunks arrived later, around the 1990s, propelled by the advent of synthetic materials. Trunks combine cotton with a small percentage of elastane (5-10%) to create a snug-fitting underwear. In other words, trunks are the love child of modern fabric technology and comfort!


The Boxer: Your Ally for Sports Activities and Comfort

Today, boxers are the preferred underwear for men, with nearly 60% of men favoring them. They are so popular that they are even being adopted by women!

If you are an athlete, you likely already know that boxers are your go-to. While boxers provide no support for your intimate parts, trunks offer firm support and help prevent thigh chafing, which often causes irritation. Boxers are like the dependable friend who always has your back—or rather, your front.

At Bluebuck, every model in our Tencel Boxer range is designed to maximize athletic performance: they effectively wick moisture and reduce irritation while ensuring exceptional support and flexibility.


The Trunk: Comfort Without Compromise

Trunks are mainly appreciated for the freedom of movement and ventilation they offer.

With the rise of remote work, who hasn’t seen those famous parody photos of men in business suits on top and just trunks on the bottom? Trunks are your comfort ally for everyday wear. Perfect for those Zoom calls where you’re only professional from the waist up!

Add to the trunk’s fit a composition of organic cotton, and you get underwear that lets your intimate parts breathe all day long. Bluebuck offers trunks in organic cotton to provide you with durable and lightweight underwear.

However, be mindful of your pants’ fit: trunks are not always suitable under tight pants as they may cause uncomfortable and unattractive creases. Because nobody wants their underwear to stage a fashion rebellion!


How to Choose Between Men's Trunks and Boxers?

Based on Activity

For health reasons, it’s generally recommended to choose boxers for nighttime wear as they allow your intimate parts to breathe! It’s not good to subject them to compression all day long.

However, as mentioned earlier, trunks are ideal for sports activities: their support and breathability make them very comfortable.

For daily wear, whether at the office or at home, it’s up to you to decide if you prefer the support of trunks or the comfort of boxers. Your choice can vary daily depending on your mood! It’s like choosing between coffee and tea—both have their merits, and sometimes you need both.

Personal Preferences and Lifestyle

It seems obvious, but it’s worth mentioning: the choice of your underwear depends on your personal preferences! Whether it’s the aesthetic aspect or the sensation it gives you, the decision to choose between trunks and boxers is entirely yours. You might even prefer briefs or jockstraps, which offer other advantages! After all, variety is the spice of life—and underwear.


Trunks or Boxers, Organic Cotton Above All

Whether you choose trunks or boxers, one thing is certain: opting for organic cotton is essential for your comfort and well-being.

Lightweight, breathable, and durable, organic cotton provides the necessary comfort for your intimate parts. As the first layer of fabric directly in contact with your skin, you shouldn’t overlook the material of your underwear. The cotton used for Bluebuck’s trunks and boxers is grown without pesticides. This choice respects both your skin and the planet.

Ultimately, the best choice between trunks and boxers might be... not to choose at all?

The best option seems to be having both choices in your drawer and selecting based on the occasion! Choose trunks for your daily and sports activities to ensure secure support, and opt for boxers during calmer moments to enjoy the comfort they offer. Because why settle for one when you can have the best of both worlds?

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