There comes a time when you start to notice that your underwear is riding up or not fitting the way it did when you first bought it. Chances are, it’s time to buy some new undergarments. Some people dread this process because of all the options. Between the styles and patterns and finding the right fit for your body type, it can quickly become an overwhelming shopping experience. After all, underwear isn’t something you can try on at the store making it even harder to get right. However, we’ve compiled a list of the 4 questions you should ask yourself before buying underwear.
How Far in Advance Do I Have to Buy New Underwear?
You should routinely change your underwear for health reasons as well as to avoid wear and tear. The last thing you want it so to grab your last pair of underwear to find that there are holes in it. You should try to buy a fresh pair of underwear at least every 3 months. That way you never run into issues of not having the right fit and avoid running out completely.
Should I Buy More Than One Underwear Style?
Yes! Without a doubt. It’s so important to buy more than one underwear style. Different styles and different brands don’t all fit the same so take a few different styles to try out at home. We know that some people swear they own the best boxer briefs, or they have their favorite style already but, don’t be afraid to venture out. You may end up finding something you like better. If you’re not sure of all the different styles available, this is what you most likely have to work with:
- Boxer briefs
- Long underwear
Don’t settle for just one item. You never know how quickly a brand will start showing signs of wear and tear. The last thing you want is to go commando when you don’t want to.
Do I know My Size?
There is no point in buying new underwear if you don’t know what size to get. It’s important to remember that every brand runs different sizes so if you’re a medium in one brand, you might be a large in another brand or style. Consider using an online sizing chart to help measure your size so you have a good idea of what to look for going into the store.
What’s the Occasion?
When you’re about to buy new underwear, consider all the occasions you will wear the underwear to. Underwear is an everyday piece of clothing, so you want underwear that compliments your lifestyle. If you live an active lifestyle and play a lot of sports, you might want to go for something more form fitting like briefs or a jockstrap. Whereas, if you’re a businessman that wears a lot of form fitting slacks, you’ll want to stay clear of the loose-fitting boxers. Don’t be afraid to buy different underwear styles for different occasions.