This post is based on the video – 7 Underwear Questions You’re Embarrassed To Ask
Gentlemen, Antonio here. Today, I’m going to be answering seven questions that you have about underwear, but are perhaps too embarrassed to ask. Guys, I’m going to have a little bit of fun with this video. I would love to hear from you down in the comments below.
Where do you disagree with me? Where do you think, oh, Antonio, I would have answered that a little bit differently or Antonio you are exactly right.
Let me know in the comments below, guys. I really do appreciate it. And if you want more, go check out the article.
In the article I go into a lot more depth into the seven questions and answers. In addition, I’ve got two additional bonus ones over there which I’m not going to cover in this video.
Okay. So, the first question what is the perfect style, Antonio, what is the style that is best for all men?
And the answer, there isn’t one, but there is my personal preference and I’m going to tell you it’s the boxer briefs. I love a good pair of boxer briefs.
Now, going back I started off like probably most young men. When I first got stop – stopped wearing diapers and started wearing regular underwear that my mom chose for me and I loved Star Wars underwear I loved all the, you know, Transformer underwear.
Then, when I became a young man, went off to college it was something, I went to boxers and I stuck with boxers for a good decade.
And, it really just out of habit, I didn’t try changing up, but boxer briefs I have to say fit – I really like – I run cross-country, I exercise quite a bit and for me I can wear this to the gym, they are very comfortable under my clothing, the clothing that I choose to wear, it sometimes, you know, fits me very well and it’s something that I just find that this works for my lifestyle and the way my body is and I just enjoy the boxer briefs.
Question number two. How often to change your underwear?
Gentlemen, the answer is when it’s dirty. Now, how to know when it’s dirty? Okay. So, that’s going – that’s probably for another video, but I will say change it daily. That is the easiest way just get into the habit of changing your underwear daily.
If you exercise, after exercising in your underwear you should have an additional pair to change into. Sweaty underwear, guys is just not something that you want to have lying around and that takes me to question number three.
How many pairs of underwear should a man own?
I personally have about twenty pairs. I went through my closet count them up about twenty pairs. I think I’m a little bit on the higher end though. I think a man can get away with about fourteen pairs of underwear. Why fourteen pairs?
I think you need to have at least – and for me, I do my laundry once a week, so I need to have at least seven pairs. And then, if I’m going to exercise, then I’m going to use a few other pairs here and there, I probably got three to four times a week.
I also think you should have some backup ones if you’re about to take a business trip. If you don’t have time for laundry, all of a sudden you’ve got your four to five pairs that you’re going to take with you that way when you get back, yes, then you can make it happen. So, fourteen pairs at a minimum, twenty pairs maybe a little bit higher up.
So, question number four. What’s the best fabric out there?
What we’re going to see in general and I think most of you guys if you just have the shopping in department store what you’re going to see is cotton and modal. So, I’m going to talk about each of them separately.
Now, cotton is going to be one of the most common fabrics out there in underwear. It probably has about 80% of the market. Reason being it’s tried and true, it’s common, you can get access to anywhere.
I really do like cotton with a little bit of a mix, something that brings a little bit of elastic or stretch to it. It doesn’t have to be usually more than 10%, but that stretch is going to give it the right properties because cotton one of the issues with it though is when you expose it to extreme heat, all of a sudden it’s going to shrink down.
Cotton also can be susceptible to mildew, so if you’ve got moist underwear and you throw it in the corner and wait a week, you could actually overtime you wouldn’t really see it, but it can actually start to break down. But, again, cotton is common, it is going to be usually least expensive of all the types out there.
Now, modal actually absorbs 50% more than cotton, it has great elastic properties, it’s not going to shrink in heat and you can basically be really rough with it which is another advantage of cotton. So, these both are my two favorite fabrics because you can be incredibly rough with them, they’re going to be durable over time and that’s what you want to look for in your underwear fabric.
So, question number five. When to throw out your underwear?
Guys, throw out your underwear if you have holes, if you have stains, or if it doesn’t fit. Why would it not fit? Some of you guys are going to have extreme weight loss, weight gain and in that case you’re going to want to go with something, you don’t want to wear an underwear that doesn’t fit you. If you have a stain problem, guys, improve your hygiene habits. I don’t have a video for that, but I’m sure you can find one out there.
But, let’s talk about holes because that’s an area where I think a lot of underwear actually is initially you start to see holes in along the waistband and you just throw it out. The problem is cheap underwear oftentimes has a waistband that’s been attached after manufacture after they did the body part or, they actually use an inferior stitch. So, when I’m looking at quality underwear I want to make sure there’s oftentimes a double stitch in and along the waistband and that they made it from the same material.
So, they usually take the material, they’ll wrap it around. Whenever you see a waistband that’s been attached, you want to make sure, again, look for double in some cases like this a triple stitch.
That right there is a sign of quality and it’s going to make sure that it doesn’t separate, all of a sudden holes don’t develop there and that the underwear, you know, life of your underwear it’s going to last two to three times longer.
So, question number six. Specialty underwear, what do I think about it?
I think specialty underwear is awesome. The fact that you can go out there and look on the web and if you have a particular need you have a particular problem and you can solve that with a specialty type of underwear, great. So, if you want a better looking butt, yes, there is underwear that can help with that. If you want compression underwear, they can help you recover from your workout, it is out there.
If you want underwear that is specifically designed to actually – it has a pouch for your package, so that you can exercise better and not worry about everything bouncing all over the place or, to actually be able to have a layer of separation so that it’s more comfortable, you’re not going to have the sweating issue, guys, there is underwear like that.
In fact, if you wanted to check out Sheath, you guys know I’m a big supporter of this veteran-owned business. I’ve got a number of their pairs and I’ve been using their samples. I go to the gym, what? Three times a week and I use their stuff and I think it works. So, go check them out. The point is, guys, if you have a particular need, search it, find it, try it out, and you’d be amazed there’s a lot more than just your typical tidy whitey out there.
I personally don’t like the feeling of going commando. I understand some guys maybe you leave your underwear at home and you go out to the gym and you decide just to go for it, but be careful going that way. Let’s just say that there is no protection between you and your – your higher end clothing.
So, all right, guys, that’s it. Let me know what you think in the comments especially if you disagree or if you agree with any of the answers to the questions that I put out there.
And, go check out Sheath, they were kind enough to provide me multiple sample of underwear that I was able to use in this video. A lot of the things I talked about such as the fabric modal, they actually have underwear that’s made from that.
I really, guys, I have five pairs of underwear, every time I go to the YMCA here in Wausau I’m just enjoying the fact that I’m a little bit more comfortable when I’m running those laps when I’m going into the weight room and I’ve even had people reach out to me and say, “Antonio, I had an issue with one of my testicles, it was very sensitive. Using this underwear has really helped me.”
So, guys, whatever your issue is, remember, there is probably some specialty underwear out there. Go out there, look for it.
That’s it, guys. See you in the next video.
This post is based on the video – 7 Underwear Questions You’re Embarrassed To Ask