Not all men’s underwear is created equally. Gone are the days when the only question was, “Boxers or briefs?” Now there are unmentionables for all occasions: sleeping, daily wear, the gym and more. But deciding which brand to pick can be tough — and underwear shopping is drudgery. Enter the underwear subscription box: You can be a brand loyalist or try every style under the sun. With a new pair — or pairs — curated by the companies and arriving on your doorstep monthly, you’re certain to find a style you like without ever having to wade awkwardly through store shelves again. Here are some subscription services that have guys covered.
Me Undies marries ultimate comfort with style. With four styles — boxer brief, brief, boxer and trunk — there’s something for everyone to love. The subscription service even allows you to opt for the style of your choice. Go classic if you prefer to stick to neutral blacks and grays, bold if you want to keep it solid but don’t mind color, or adventurous if you don’t mind wacky florals, colorful camouflages or even slices of pizza. $16-$24 per month, www.meundies.com.
Growing up doesn’t mean you have to wear boring underwear. Loot Crate is known as a subscription service to appease your inner geek, and its “wear” lines underwear boxes totally fit in with the brand. Your business suit or workout gear will feel way more fun when you’re sporting superhero boxers underneath. $9.99 per month, www.lootcrate.com/wear/underwear.
If you haven’t settled on a brand of choice, Underwear Expert is the box for you. The options seem limitless, and the site’s get-to-know-you quiz allows you to express all of your style preferences. Underwear Expert curates from more than 50 brands, so you’re not tied to just one. But if you want to express preference, click “let me choose” when checking out, and you will get 15 minutes to call dibs on select pairs. $26-$70 per month, www.underwearexpert.com.
You’re sure to discover new underwear brands with Daily Jocks, an underwear subscription option based in Australia. The site prides itself on quality, vowing to never send you cheap underwear; it estimates values of up to $40 a pair. Daily Jocks also works on exclusive collaborations, promising special collections that can’t be found elsewhere. $21.95 per month, dailyjocks.com.
Stick to buying underwear at Unzipped Citizen, or, if you also hate sock shopping, find those here, too. The plans offer discounts on designer brands, and they are super flexible — you can cancel, skip a month or pause your subscription at any time. The company’s “mix it up” offering is a fun way to be surprised each month. $10.95-$53.95 per month, www.unzippedcitizen.com.
Based in San Antonio, Underwear Nation will keep you shopping in Texas. As with most boxes, the Nation lets you pick a style and size and opt in for monthly delivery. Membership also comes with perks, like a free pair on your subscription anniversary, a discount at the online shop and free exchanges if you don’t dig one of your deliveries. From $26 per month, www.underwearnation.com.
Bailey Shiffler Larson is a freelance writer living in Pasadena, Calif.