Thursday, September 15, 2016

Answering the Age-Old Question: What Should I Wear Underneath my Boardshorts?

Noting that traditional boardshorts do not contain the same mesh lining as swim trunks, many men wonder what they should wear underneath them. Underwear is not recommended for a number of reasons-instead, those who are in the know recommend going commando. 

Boardshorts Construction
Boardshorts have a unique quality in that they are fast drying. As such, if you are wearing underwear, there will be a wet layer of fabric against your skin. This leaves you more prone to developing a rash, something that boardshorts are supposed to prevent. Having wet underwear showing through dry shorts can also give the illusion that you have peed your pants.

How They're Worn
Boardshorts are designed to sit lower on your hips than traditional swim trunks. This could leave a bit of your boxers showing over top of the waistband. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but those who understand how boardshorts work will definitely take notice. Having your boxers show surely won't help you fit in with more seasoned surfers, who will likely give you a hard time over it.

Alternatives to Going Commando
If you just can't stand the idea of going commando, consider a pair of boardshorts with a built-in pair of underwear instead. This underwear is made from the same fabric as your boardshorts, and will dry just as quickly as the rest of your garment. You may also wear a swimmer's jock, which covers less than a regular jock, but will provide you with the type of support you desire.

Going without underwear may take some getting used to, but is something that is recommended any time you wear board shorts. To find a pair of boardshorts that are just right for you, please contact us.

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