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Next is a clothing store based in the UK, and as I am in London these days I paid a visit to their flagship store on Oxford Street.
Next is your typical value-for-money clothing store, like H&M, but they also sell clothes, and more interestingly, men’s underwear online, which is what earns them a place in the spotlight on this blog.
Next is an excellent choice if you’re looking to save buck on your clothing budget. You can stock up on most of your wardrobe on the Next website. If you have a lot of different clothing items, including men’s underwear, it can be an advantage to go for an option like Next since you’ll only have to pay one shipping fee.
Of course, you have to settle with a limited selection of brands. Besides their own men’s underwear brand, Next (US) only carries Armani. However, if you pay a visit to the UK online Next store (which ships to the US for $10), you can loads of well-known men’s underwear labels, including D&G, Diesel, and Calvin Klein.
With that said, if you’re on a budget, you might as well try out Next’s in-house brand. I bought a 3-pack cotton-based boxer briefs for about $20 in the fall, and the quality is just fine, the colors hold up nicely and they still provide a proper fit.
I have taken a look at what I think is the 3 best Next men’s underwear styles, which factors in price, quality, and design. All styles are available in the online US Next store.
1. Next Black Briefs 5-Pack
Every guy should have a stock of briefs for everyday wear. These 100 % cotton briefs come in either black or white and are a classic brief cut. The waistband is subtle and the overall look is quite forgiving and neutral. If you don’t give a rat’s ass about the latest men’s underwear fashion, and if you’re looking for true value-for-money underwear, these briefs may just be the answer. At $24 for five pairs, it’s hard to find better deals out there.
2. Graffiti Print Trunks 3-Pack
Print designs are hot this season, and a lot of brands are coming out with new colorful prints every week. You can get in on the action with the Next Graffiti Print trunk (with fly), which is made from a standard 95 % cotton 5 % Elastane blend. This will give just enough stretch to provide a proper fit. The trunk style is comfortable to wear all day, and the funky prints will have you looking casual and fun in any situation. And don’t forget, $3o for a 3-pack is quite the good deal.
3. Next Mixed Pink Trunk 3-Pack
Bright colors are a hot item right now, but you don’t have to go for all out pink, yellow, or lime green underwear everyday. These trunks will have you stealing attention with the solid colored pink trunk but will also have you looking style conscious in the white version with a hint of pink in the waistband. As above, these trunks are made from 95 % cotton and 5 % Elastane. A great buy at just $25 for 3 three pairs.
If you’ve got any experience with Next Underwear, let me know in the comments :)