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Boxers or briefs? 12 revealing statistics about men and their underwear habits.

Over the years we have asked the followers of GuysUnderwearBlog.com to take part in a string of revealing polls about men and their underwear habits. Thousands of men have shared their preferences on anything from their favorite style of underwear to who actually buys their undies for them.

Put together, these and other fascinating men’s underwear statistics provide us with an interesting – and sometimes surprising – picture of the relationship between men and their skivvies.

Check out the infographic below (click to view in full size).

The picture that emerges shows that men may be much more diverse in their underwear choices than you might think…

We tend to think that when it comes to men it’s usually a question of boxers or briefs. But did you know that after polling 3,800 men, we found that 24 % of the respondents actually wore thongs, jockstraps, or simply went commando?

Another common myth is that men are too lazy to shop for their own underwear… Not true, according to our polls. 88% said that they purchase their underwear all on their own. And when they do, half of them re-stock their top drawer with undies bought online. That’s right, only half of all the men said they buy their underwear in a brick store.

And with summer right around the corner, only 24 % of the men who participated in our poll will wear board shorts. The vast majority (63 %) of the trend-setting followers of our humble blog will be wearing either speedo-type swim briefs or tight swim trunks.

That and much more can be learned from our illustration below. So, spend a minute or two on the infographic and we bet you’ll be surprised once or twice.

Mens underwear statistics

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Underwear market statistics: A funny infographic + NEW underwear poll

We have funny, kind of different post to share with you all today. It’s an interesting infographic showing the impact of the recession on the underwear industry.

Did you know that when the United States was hit by the recession in 2009 men’s underwear sales slumped? According to Alan Greenspan, men’s underwear, which is a relatively stable market in apparel, can be a strong indicator of economic health.

When the economy slumps, sales slump, but when the economy improves, sales increase and stabilize. Yet, British women’s lingerie sales rose 50% when the global recession struck (weird, huh). In the inforgraphic below you can read more about the oddities of the underwear market and even feast your eyes on some record-breaking underwear.

But before you go on to the infographic, we have to ask…

PS. you can check out many more of our interesting underwear polls here.


View full image at ABC Underwear

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Brief of the year 2012: Nominee #7 – Barcode Berlin Corporal Jay Brief

Ok, guys – it’s time for the presentation of the last, but not least, nominee for title of Brief of the Year 2012 – the Corporal Jay Brief by Barcode Berlin.

Of course, there could be little doubt that this brief should be nominated as it bares MY name (Jay)!!

We kid, we kid.

It just so happens that this is an absolutely wonderful brief that we had the chance to try out a couple of weeks ago. As a brand, Barcode Berlin is very exciting European newcomer, but certainly one that has plenty to offer in terms of sassy designs and loads of cuts, including briefs, trunks, singlets, jockstraps, and so on.

Actually, the Corporal Jay Brief is one of Barcode Berlin’s more toned down undies. But we just can’t help but love the low-rise look, the distinctive piping, as well as the ribbed 95 % cotton / 5 % spandex fabric mix.

It’s comfortable to wear and seems durable – in terms of cut and fit, it certainly does hold up nicely after several washes.

So if you’re looking for a fresh, European, classy-looking brief that’s not overly expensive we believe the Barcode Berlin Corporal Jay Brief is an excellent choice. The brief is just $25 USD and you can get it over at www.planet-undies.com.

If the Barcode Berlin Corporal Jay Brief is your choice for Brief of the Year 2012, then simply cast your vote in the poll below. Remember to also sign up to our newsletter at the top left corner of this page to take part in our Brief of the Year 2012 giveaway. Once the vote is over we will send off a pair of the winning undies to five lucky guys.

Remember, voting ends at tonight at midnight, pacific time!

Barcode Berlin Corporal Jay Brief

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Brief of the year 2012: Nominee #6 – Es Collection Modal Open Fly Brief

No field of nominees for Guys’ Underwear Blog’s Brief of the Year 2012 would be complete without at least one pair of modal briefs.

Enter: Es Collection Modal Open Fly Brief!

We have been loyal fans of ES Collection for ages. The Spanish underwear brand has so much attitude and a refreshingly liberal approach to their marketing and brand identity that often and in no subtle ways play on gay scenarios.

ES Collection’s underwear collections are many and range from mainstream, yet stylish, cotton undies to bold and provocative sexywear. In the light of this, the pair of briefs we’ve chosen for this year’s vote is actually quite classy and subtle in its look.

But compare it to an average pair of briefs and the Modal Open Fly Brief is still lightyears ahead in terms of design. The blue/red color contrasting, the old-school open fly pouch design, and the metallic brand tag will leave you convinced that you’re wearing high-fashion undies.

And then it’s made from 95 % modal. Really, this is the best feature and makes the brief such a pleasure to wear. Modal is by far our favorite fabric for underwear, especially underwear you have to wear for long days of work.

When, at the same time, brands like ES Collection manage to make the underwear look fun and fashionable, what’s not to like?? For that reason we nominate the Modal Open Fly Brief for the title of Brief of the Year 2012.

The brief costs $58.50 USD and can be bought over at www.escollection.es.

If the ES Collection Modal Open Fly Brief is your choice for Brief of the Year 2012, then simply cast your vote in the poll below. Remember to also sign up to our newsletter at the top left corner of this page to take part in our Brief of the Year 2012 giveaway. Once the vote is over we will send off a pair of the winning undies to five lucky guys.

Es Collection Modal Open Fly Brief

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Brief of the year 2012: Nominee #5 – Teamm8 Block Brief

Sometimes all it takes for you to order a new pair of undies is a couple of awesome promotion pics. For us, this was the case with nominee #5 for Guys’ Underwear Blog’s Brief of the year 2012, the awesome Teamm8 Block Brief.

When we were first introduced to this updated version of Teamm8′s successful block brief it was through a bunch of super hot promotion pictures featuring French Foreign Legion recruit, Matt. The pictures underlined Teamm8′s ability to produce and promote beautiful men’s underwear and successfully persuaded us to include the brief in this year’s field of nominees.

Made from a standard 95 % cotton fabric blend, the key feature of this beautiful brief is its attention-grabbing wide metallic waistband with stripe detail and single block Teamm8 logo. Wide waistbands are very effective at making briefs look less skimpy and more masculine. And Teamm8 truly excels at making the Block brief look classy and attractive. You sort get the feeling that this brief could be worn by men of classes, from style-conscious businessmen to bohemian hipster types.

We just love it.

The Teamm8 Block Brief is $34 USD and can be purchased over at www.teamm8.com.

If the Teamm8 Block Brief is your choice for Brief of the Year 2012, then simply cast your vote in the poll below. Remember to also sign up to our newsletter at the top left corner of this page to take part in our Brief of the Year 2012 giveaway. Once the vote is over we will send off a pair of the winning undies to five lucky guys.

Guys in Teamm8 Underwear - Block brief

Guys in Teamm8 Underwear - Block brief

Guys in Teamm8 Underwear - Block brief

Guys in Teamm8 Underwear - Block brief

Guys in Teamm8 Underwear - Block brief

Guys in Teamm8 Underwear - Block brief

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Brief of the year 2012: Nominee #4 – N2N Performance X Brief

In our presentation of the nominees for Brief of the Year 2012 we have now come to number 4, the Performance X Brief by N2N Bodywear.

In a vote for the best brief a man can get it wouldn’t make sense not to include one of the many great briefs by what is, quite frankly, one of most interesting and innovating American underwear brands at the moment.

N2N has been a front-runner for years in the category of profile-enhancing and sexy men’s underwear. Take a look at the N2N website, and you will find a variety of cuts and designs unlike few other men’s underwear brands. With their obvious passion for fashion, along with their willingness to explore totally new designs, N2N manages to reinvent themselves season after season.

Deciding which N2N brief to include in this year’s vote was no easy task. We finally chose the Performance X Brief – for several reasons.

This year’s vote include briefs made from wide range of fabrics. The Performance X Brief, too, has a very distinct mesh fabric composition consisting of 96% micro polyester and 4% spandex. Translation: It is an excellent choice for guys who want maximum ventilation. The low-rise profile of the brief along with nHANCE pouch make it an obvious choice for wearing under low-rise jeans or shorts on hot summer nights.

You can even wear them for sports activities as this fabric type is excellent for wicking moisture from your skin.

Finally, just look at it! It is, plain and simple, a drop-dead gorgeous brief that accentuates the male body in all the right ways.

The brief is $27 USD and you can get over at www.n2nbodywear.com.

If the N2N Performance X Brief is your choice for Brief of the Year 2012, then simply cast your vote in the poll below. Remember to also sign up to our newsletter at the top left corner of this page to take part in our Brief of the Year 2012 giveaway. Once the vote is over we will send off a pair of the winning undies to five lucky guys.

Performance X Brief

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Brief of the year 2012: Nominee #3 – 2(x)ist Military Sport Brief

Let’s take a look at our third nominee for the title of Brief of the Year 2012, the exquisite 2(x)ist Military Sport Brief.

We reviewed the 2(x)ist Military collection a few months ago here at GUB, and Val especially praised it for its superb fit. Another thing we love about the Military collection is the versatile look and design. You can wear these undies for all sorts of purposes. Wear them for everyday purposes or wear them for a night out, either way you’ll be looking hot and stylish. For these reasons the collection received a 5 star grade in our review.

Especially the Military Sport Brief took our breath away.

2(x)ist simply have perfected the construction of this, their signature brief design. The dimensions and composition of this brief are perfect. We tried the military green variant.

Here’s what Val said of the brief in his review,

The waistband has a metallic silver shiny band with three thin green lines in the color of the underwear. That band color compliments the green really well, completely highlighting the military look. The elastic band is about an inch and a half so it’s large but not too big. The front has a lined and contoured pouch which is a good size, neither too small nor overly large, so it provides support and comfort. The brief has a fully covered back made with one piece of material. The strip between your legs is not too thick, so as to cause bunching, but wide enough to keep you covered; about 2 and a half inches. The front pouch and back are connected at the front hip by a small bridge of fabric giving it 2(x)ist’s signature “sports” look. The underwear is trimmed by the same colored fabric with three rows of stitching in a darker, almost black, thread. They simply look and feel great!.

2(x)ist is an underwear superbrand, favored by celebrities around the world. And we get why. The 2(x)ist Military Sport Brief is $20 and you can get it over at UnderBriefs.com.

If this is your choice for Brief of the Year 2012, then simply cast your vote in the poll below. Remember to also sign up to our newsletter at the top left corner of this page to take part in our Brief of the Year 2012 giveaway. Once the vote is over we will send off a pair of the winning undies to five lucky guys.

2xist military brief

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Brief of the year 2012: Nominee #2 – Jake Joseph Classic Brief

It’s time to check out nominee number 2 for the title of Guys’ Underwear Blog’s official Brief of the Year 2012.

The brand in question is Jake Joseph. And if you check out its ratings on Amazon you’ll see that we are not the only ones crazy about it.

This is a brief that we have come to love over the past year. Especially Valdamar was ecstatic in his review of the Jake Joseph Classic Brief, awarding it a 5 star grade.

The comfort and feel along with the sophistication of the design was the best thing about the Classic Brief, according to Valdamar. This is a pair of underwear that accomplishes its purpose with out trying too hard.

And in this world of low-rise briefs it’s nice to see that some brands still manage to put together a mid-rise brief that is both sexy and comfortable without looking like something only your grandpa would wear.

The fit of the Jake Joseph Classic is extraordinary due to the fact that the fabric is so resilient. It holds snuggly to your body and keeps its shape even with extended wear. The fabric is a high quality 95% Bamboo / Viscose 5% elastic and the construction is just spotless.

Get the brief over at www.jakejosephco.com. It’s $35 UsD.

If the Jake Joseph Classic Brief is your choice for Brief of the Year 2012, then simply cast your vote in the poll below. Remember to also sign up to our newsletter at the top left corner of this page to take part in our Brief of the Year 2012 giveaway. Once the vote is over we will send off a pair of the winning undies to five lucky guys.

Jake Joseph Men's Underwear

Jake Jospeh Men's Underwear Black Briefs

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Brief of the year 2012: Nominee #1 – aussieBum MAN Brief

Today we kick off the presentations of the 7 briefs that are nominated for the prestigious title of Brief of the Year 2012.

First up is the aussieBum MAN brief!

We were first introduced to this marvelous brief about a year ago. But to us it is still hotter than ever.

The MAN brief is a modern low-rise take on the classic brief. aussieBum has done a great job perfecting its understated design and been courageous enough to strip it of their usual heavy banding.

The result is a clean, stylish and masculine pair of undies with a great fit.

The MAN brief is made from a light-weight, breathable and stretchy fabric mix (58% Polyester, 32% Cotton, 10% Elastane).

Buy it here: www.aussiebum.com – it’s just $23 and aussieBum has free worldwide shipping.

If the MAN brief is your favorite contestant for Brief of the Year 2012, simply cast your vote below. And don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter at the top left corner of this page to take part in our Brief of the Year 2012 giveaway where we send off a pair of the winning undies to five lucky guys.

aussiebum MAN brief

aussiebum MAN brief

aussiebum MAN brief

aussiebum MAN brief

aussiebum MAN brief

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GUB Brief of the Year 2012: See the nominees and cast your vote. Win a pair of the winning briefs!

Guys, the time has come where underwear fans like you and us must determine what pair of briefs is the absolute best on the market right now!

That’s right, it’s time to cast your votes so that we can find out which brief that will be Guys’ Underwear Blog’s official Brief of the Year 2012! Last year this great honor went to the 2(x)ist SLIQ brief.

Over the next 7 days we will introduce all the nominated briefs. These include 7 of the hottest-looking, best-fitting, superbly produced briefs available at the moment.

Which brief will win is entirely up to all you guys. All you have to do is cast vote in the poll below.

You even get the chance to win your own pair of the winning briefs!

We will be giving away a pair of the winning briefs to five lucky guys once the vote is over and the Brief of the Year 2012 has been chosen.

All you have to do is sign up for newsletter up there in the top left corner of our site. We will then randomly select five winners once the vote is over. If you win, we will contact you using the e-mail address you provide when signing up for the newsletter.

With that settled, we move on to a presentation of the nominees!

The briefs nominated for this year’s Brief of the Year  award are (in completely random order)

  • aussieBum Man Brief
  • Jake Joseph Classic Brief
  • 2xist Military Sport Brief
  • N2N Performance X Brief
  • Teamm8 Block Brief
  • Es Collection Modal Open Fly Brief
  • Barcode Berlin Corporal Jay Brief

If you already know which one to vote for, simply do so now using the poll below – and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter in the top left corner of the site, to make sure you participate in the Brief of the Year 2012 giveaway.

Below the poll box you can get an idea of what each of the briefs look like and where to buy them. And don’t forget, we will be introducing each nominated brief in detail over the next 7 days. The poll will be open for 7 days as well.

That’s it! Cast your votes now.

Nominee #1: aussieBum Man Brief

$23 USD – www.aussiebum.com

aussiebum MAN brief

Nominee #2: Jake Joseph Classic Brief

$35 USD – www.jakejosephco.com

Jake Joseph Men's Underwear

Nominee #3: 2(x)ist Military Sport Brief

$20 USD – www.underbriefs.com

2xist MILITARY no show briefs

Nominee #4: N2N Performance X Brief

$27 USD – www.n2nbodywear.com

Performance X Brief

Nominee #5: Teamm8 Block Brief

$34 USD – www.teamm8.com

Guys in Teamm8 Underwear - Block brief

Nominee #6: Es Collection Modal Open Fly Brief

$58.50 USD – www.escollection.es

Es Collection Modal Open Fly Brief
Nominee #7: Barcode Berlin Corporal Jay Brief

$25 USD – www.planet-undies.com

Barcode Berlin Corporal Jay Brief

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