13 Best Men's Boxer Shorts

List Updated September 2022

Bestselling Men's Boxer Shorts in 2022


Hanes Men's 5-Pack Tagless, Tartan Boxer with Exposed Waistband, Assorted, Medium

Hanes Men's 5-Pack Tagless, Tartan Boxer with Exposed Waistband, Assorted, Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
  • Comfort Flex waistband moves with you and keeps its shape wash after wash
  • Traditional fly front that's guaranteed not to gap
  • Soft, stretchable comfort flex waistband moves with you and keeps its shape wash after wash
  • Roomier cut for comfort , FreshIQ advanced odor protection technology attacks the odor-causing bacteria in your clothing that causes your underwear and socks to smell - so now you can feel fresh all day.
  • Colors and/or patterns may vary from product image. Tag-free for itch-free comfort

Hanes Men's 5-Pack Tartan Boxer with Inside Exposed Waistband, Multi, Medium

Hanes Men's 5-Pack Tartan Boxer with Inside Exposed Waistband, Multi, Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • ComfortSoft cotton blend, for softness you can feel
  • Tagless boxers - no scratchy tag
  • Guaranteed soft, stretchable comfort flex waistband moves with you and keeps its shape wash after wash
  • Generous cut lets you move with ease
  • Sturdy double-stitched seams last wash after wash

Hanes Men's 5-Pack Exposed Waistband Knit Boxers, Assorted, Large

Hanes Men's 5-Pack Exposed Waistband Knit Boxers, Assorted, Large
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • ComfortSoft cotton, for softness you can feel
  • Soft, stretchable comfort flex waistband moves with you and keeps its shape wash after wash
  • Tagless boxers, for itch-free comfort
  • Fly won't gap, guaranteed
  • Sturdy,long-lasting double-stitched seams
  • Generous cut lets you move with ease

Fruit of the Loom Men's Tartan Woven Boxer - Colors May Vary, Assorted Plaid, Large(Pack of 5)

Fruit of the Loom Men's Tartan  Woven Boxer - Colors May Vary, Assorted Plaid, Large(Pack of 5)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Generous fit
  • Soft woven fabric

Fruit of the Loom Men's 5-Pack Soft Stretch Knit Boxer - Colors May Vary, Assorted, Large

Fruit of the Loom Men's 5-Pack Soft Stretch Knit Boxer - Colors May Vary, Assorted, Large
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • Pack of boxers with functional flies and logo-accented elasticized waistbands
  • Colors may vary

Hanes Men's 5-Pack Woven Exposed Waistband Boxers, Fashion Plaid, Medium

Hanes Men's 5-Pack Woven Exposed Waistband Boxers, Fashion Plaid, Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • Soft, stretchable comfort flex waistband moves with you and keeps its shape wash after wash
  • Traditioanl fly front that will not gap - guaranteed
  • Improved fit is why we call these our best fit boxers
  • Tagless boxers for a comfortable, itch-free waistline
  • Color assortments may vary from image

Hanes Men's 5 Pack Ultimate Tartan Boxers - Colors May Vary,Small

Hanes Men's 5 Pack Ultimate Tartan Boxers - Colors May Vary,Small
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Five pack of boxer briefs in tartan plaid each featuring ComfortFlex waistband and no-gap fly

Hanes Men's 5-Pack Comfortsoft Boxer with ComfortFlex Waistbands, Assorted, X-Large

Hanes Men's 5-Pack Comfortsoft Boxer with ComfortFlex Waistbands, Assorted, X-Large
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • ComfortSoft - fabric-covered waistband design eliminates pinching and binding
  • ComfortSoft fabric feels great against your skin
  • One-button fly will not gap
  • Tag-free for itch-free comfort
  • Images are only a sample of the product; Assorted package, colors may vary
  • Solids: 100% Cotton;Heathers: 75% Cotton, 25% Polyester

Calvin Klein Men's 3 Pack Cotton Classic Woven Boxer, Montague Stripe/Tide/Morgan Plaid, Large

Calvin Klein Men's 3 Pack Cotton Classic Woven Boxer, Montague Stripe/Tide/Morgan Plaid, Large
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • Cotton underwear woven boxers multipack featuring elastic Calvin Klein elastic logo waistband and button functional fly
  • Soft and breathable cotton
  • Better elastic for comfortable leg openings
  • Packs are available in assorted colors
  • Durable, everyday , underwear knit boxers pack

Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Woven Boxer 3-Pack, M, Sag Harbor Stripe

Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Woven Boxer 3-Pack, M, Sag Harbor Stripe
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • These classic fit boxers come in a deal saving 3-pack
  • Fly front and signature Polo player on hem
  • 100% woven cotton

BVD Men's 6 Pack Tartan Boxer, Multi, Medium 32-34

BVD Men's 6 Pack Tartan Boxer, Multi, Medium 32-34
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2022
  • Pack of six boxer shorts each featuring elasticized waistband and buttoned fly

Under Armour Men's Original Series Boxer Shorts, Turquoise Sky /Steel, Large

Under Armour Men's Original Series Boxer Shorts, Turquoise Sky /Steel, Large
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2022
  • 4-way stretch construction moves better in every direction
  • Material wicks sweat & dries really fast
  • Anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor-causing microbes
  • Button fly

Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Cotton Knit Boxer 3-Pack, L, Assorted Grey

Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Cotton Knit Boxer 3-Pack, L, Assorted Grey
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2022
  • Set of 3 boxers with a loose fit for ultimate comfort
  • Polo Ralph Lauren's signature elastic band and button fly
  • 100% cotton knit

Boxers or Briefs? Guys, What Sort of Underwear Do You Prefer?

Are boxer shorts out for the count? Are Y-fronts really back in fashion?

Tony, 29, admits he prefers hanging loose. "I don't see the point of constricting yourself," he says. "It's nice to feel the air. I don't think wearing underwear is a good idea," he says. Then adds: "But maybe I should start. I've seen some nice underwear around, especially Calvin Klein."

Steve, 38, a musician, disagrees. "I do prefer to be held in place," he says. "I don't like jangling around. If you don't wear any, then you end up with balls around your ankles by the time you're 50."

"I do wear boxer shorts," he goes on, "but I prefer those Calvin Klein jobbies."

Comedian Junior Simpson is also a fan of knitted trunks. "Even in cold weather, they can make you look impressive," he says. Well, you learn something new everyday.

"They mould to your shape. As a performer, briefs are no good as they tend to ride up your bum."

Somewhere at the back of every man's wardrobe is the bumper pack of beige Y-fronts Aunty Ethel gave them for Christmas - you know the type with s***-brown trimming that can only be found in decrepit department stores with silly names. One thing's for sure; underwear is the big issue that separates the men from the boys, especially since most let their mothers/wives/ girlfriends buy their undies for them. What's the matter? Afraid the big scary shop assistant might bite you?

Designers may have borrowed heavily from the Eighties for the Autumn/Winter collections but that classic Eighties item, the boxer short, doesn't seem to have had a look-in. Gone are the days when any young broker worth his souped-up GTi wouldn't be seen dead in anything other than a pair of boxers.

Perhaps the death knell came when manufacturers started printing silly slogans all over them. Think of Colin Firth in Fever Pitch. There's a scene where he's just been snuggling up to his girlfriend. The cameraman lingers on his underwear. He is wearing Arsenal boxer shorts. Needless to say, his girlfriend is not impressed. And just for the record, boys, women do not like novelty underwear. You'll be hard-pressed to raise a smile in your Wicked Willie boxers, posing pouches shaped like crocodile jaws are vulgar not sexy and a G-string is never a good idea.

But what happened to Nick Kamen and his pristine white shorts? Are we really back to the days of saggy knickers that did nothing for the less than fit? Let's face it, boxers may let the boys out of the barracks once in a while but they can hide a multitude of sins. Y-fronts, on the other hand, can be just a tad unforgiving.

But it does look like boxers are on their last legs. Calvin Puddifoot, a menswear sales assistant, confirmed that sales of knitted trunks are way ahead of those of boxers. "Calvin Klein's are by far the most popular," he said, "customers buy five or six pairs at a time." And, as if to prove him right, a woman came along and plonked eight packets of the things on the counter as we spoke. So, it's official: along with Y-fronts, knitted trunks are now the in thing. Yes, knitted trunks - you can't have missed them. They're the cycling shorts thingies that all the big designers have been pushing by sticking posters of half-naked well-hung male models all over the shop. Feeling inadequate? Then all those ads must be doing wonders for your self-esteem (now you know how it feels, guys). Yes, if you fork out up to forty bucks for a pair of big name briefs, you too can have the Taj Mahal of crotches, or so they'd have you believe. Failing that, you could always resort to Horse's action in The Full Monty and buy a mail-order penus extender. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the lunchbox has landed.

Knitted trunks maybe a relation to the boxer, albeit a distant cousin. But where did all this interest in men's underwear come from? I blame Calvin Klein. When he put bad boy of white rap Marky Mark on a billboard in Times Square, his jeans waist band pulled down to show a tantalising glimpse of white knicker elastic (and the Klein label, of course), he kick-started a trend the world over. Soon, the preferred attire of the well-toned and the hip was a pair of thigh-gripping buttock-clinching jersey knickers barely covered by a pair of crazily outsized trousers.

But now things have changed again. Never has the male undergarment been under such intense scrutiny. The fashion world is trying to tell us that the waifs male silhouette is the order of the day: body building is out and with it the success-or-die philosophy of the Eighties. It's time once again for the Y-front but don't worry, the Nineties version has none of its predecessor's seedy overtones. This time round, the new underwear is made with high performance fabrics such as Lycra and Tactel. Or in layman's terms, there's none of that awful sagging that made men look like they hadn't quite made it to the toilet in time.

So, I guess we can all breathe a little easier.

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