The 20 Best Boxer Briefs For Men In Australia In 2024
— Updated on 28 December 2023

The 20 Best Boxer Briefs For Men In Australia In 2024

— Updated on 28 December 2023
Randy Lai
Randy Lai

Keen to change up what shields your crown jewels? Tired of ‘tighty whitey’ cotton trunks that bunch beneath your trousers, denim, or workwear kit? Well then: boxer briefs are the solution — and when it comes to the best options for men, we’ve certainly done the research.

According to data pulled from Statista, around 43% of men surveyed preferred comfortable boxer briefs as their everyday wear of choice. The other 26% were a touch more ambivalent about their underoos of choice; and in the event you happen to be in that camp, we reckon this shortlist of the best boxer briefs for men might just turn you into a full-time wearer of the style.

From supportive, affordable everyday options to the silkiest statement-makers; see all of our recommended picks when it comes to the most comfortable boxer briefs on the market below.

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Bonds Everyday Mid Trunks

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  • Cotton/elastane
  • Elasticated waistband
  • Comes in pack of 3

A homegrown hero that has been in the business of protecting Australia’s collective nethers for over 100 years, no shortlist of the ‘best men’s boxer briefs’ could be forgiven if it omitted Bonds.

The brand’s best-selling ‘Everyday’ trunks are designed to be worn as they’re described. A seamless side construction ensures your comfort in a range of situations (whether active or lounging at home) while the breathable fabric dials in the ratios perfectly — with a tactile sensation that suggests it could almost be pure cotton, yet with enough elastane to provide functional support.

  • Classic mid-rise fit
  • Iconic ‘Bonds’ waistband

  • Might be too fitted for some
  • Lack of colourways

Paul Smith ‘Bunny’ Boxer Briefs


  • 94% cotton, 6% spandex
  • Waistband with ‘pop’ tab
  • Sold individually

These Paul Smith ‘Bunny’ boxer briefs are a whimsically printed cotton-blend pair of nether protectors that will put a smile on the face of all but the most “wascally wabbit”.

At $30 a pair, these low-rise briefs offer comfort and humorous style. They’re supportive and (unusually for a fashion brand) available in a wide range of sizes all the way to XXXL.

  • Low-maintenance
  • Sizes up to XXXL
  • Humorous print

  • 2″ inseam may feel slightly short
  • No fly
  • Fits snug around the thigh

Allbirds Men’s Trino Boxer Brief

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  • 65% lyocell, 28% merino wool, 7% spandex
  • Moisture-wicking construction
  • Sold individually

The trendy Allbirds brand offers the Trino boxer brief made from 65% Lyocell, 28% Merino Wool, and 7% Spandex. Yes wool, and no, they don’t itch.

Quite the opposite, as they’re are incredibly soft, supportive, and wick away moisture to minimize odour (similar to Fruit of the Loom boxer briefs). They are mid-range for the budget at $24 per pair with the same boxer briefs at this price likely offering a lot less in terms of comfort.

  • Extremely comfortable
  • Durable construction
  • Satisfaction guarantee

  • Core colour range limited
  • No fly
  • Runs slightly small to size

Tom Ford Floral-Print Velvet-Trimmed Silk Satin Boxer Briefs


  • 93% silk, 7% elastane
  • Features multi-colour floral print motif
  • Sold individually

These velvet-trimmed boxer briefs in a stretchy silk satin are the nec plus ultra of boxer briefs. If you’re gonna spend upwards of $100 on a single pair, it doesn’t get much better than Tom Ford.

Thanks to the 93% silk construction, these feel extraordinary under your daily outfit – as close as one can safely come to wearing no undergarments at all.

Granted, there isn’t much in the way of support with these Italian-made joints; but that also means that your essential bits will be open to the breezy freedom afforded by the silken wonder that enshrouds them. Available in a range of comfortably true-to-size sizing (S-XXL).

  • Decadently stylish
  • Silk hand-feel
  • Loose and comfortable

  • Per unit cost
  • Hand wash only
  • Offers minimal support

Nike DRI-FIT Ultra-Stretch Micro Boxer Briefs


  • 88% recycled polyester, 12% elastane
  • Branded ‘Swoosh’ waistband
  • Comes in pack of 3

Made with an 88% polyester/12% elastane blend, these ‘DRI FIT’ boxer briefs from the world’s reigning champion of sports apparel aren’t for the faint of heart.

They have a snug fit and lift your package front and center; but are made with all of the practical functionality (e.g. moisture-wicking and odour protection) you’d expect from Nike. A great choice for the inveterate gymgoer.

  • Odour protection
  • Extremely durable
  • Wide hem prevents bunching

  • Snug fit
  • Occasional friction from 6″ inseam

Tommy John ‘Second Skin’ Boxer Brief


  • 90% modal, 10% spandex
  • Patented ‘Quick Draw’ fly
  • Sold individually

At $36 a pair, they certainly aren’t the cheapest pair of boxers on the list, but you’re getting what you pay for with a pair of Tommy John boxer briefs.

These best-selling ‘Second Skin’ boxer briefs from Tommy John offer cloud-like comfort in a range of solid colours and heathered styles. Made with a 90% modal fabric, they’re designed with a unique ‘Quick Draw’ fly that opens horizontally — offering support and convenience.

With 19 different styles to choose from, they’re a really easy option to get into.

  • Modal fabric is ultra-soft
  • Clever ‘Quick Draw’ fly
  • Money-back guarantee

  • Almost too much variety
  • More expensive per pair

Nike DRI-FIT Advanced Essential Microfibre Trunks

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  • 86% recycled polyester, 10% elastane, 4% polyester
  • Branded ‘Swoosh’ waistband
  • Sold in pack of 3

Constructed in a very functional mixture of elastane and recycled polyester, these ‘Essential’ briefs are both extremely resistant to sweat and comfortable. In the grand style of most Nike underwear, they’re offered in a multi-pack and will stand up to all but the harshest of washing cycles.

A wide hem prevents bunching around the thighs; while the use of DRI-FIT fabric means these get softer over time.

  • Easy care
  • Comfortable
  • Functional fly

  • Snug fit
  • Hems might be too short for some

Schiesser ‘Karl Heinz’ Cotton Boxer Briefs

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  • 100% cotton jersey
  • Fly with mother-of-pearl buttons
  • Sold in pack of 3

At $115 for a 3-pack, these are unlikely to be everybody’s first choice. But honestly? Pound for pound – they should be. Cut from 100% combed cotton jersey (available in classic black or white) Karl Heinz’s ‘Schiesser’ boxer briefs are akin to tailoring for your naughty bits.

The details are decidedly sartorial: case in point, they’re fitted with a MoP button fly and cut with a gently tapering side seam. The result is a fit that is close yet comfortable; but be forewarned — they’ve got a tendency to shrink if you tumble dry this pair of cotton underwear.

  • MoP button fly
  • Pure jersey cotton
  • Durably made

  • Per unit cost
  • Small to size
  • Only available in black or white

Hanes ‘Ultimate Comfort’ Flex Fit Total Support Pouch Men’s Boxer Brief

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  • 100% recycled polyester
  • Breathable mesh liner
  • Sold in pack of 4

These boxer briefs from US hosiery brand Hanes are made out of pure recycled Tencel — a cellulose fibre which is feel-good from the start.

Next? The brand designed an innovative ‘Total Support’ mesh liner, inside the garment’s front pouch, that lifts and separates the proverbial goods. Trust us when we say that’s a good thing.

This additional innovation lends superior support and stops your bits from chafing. Meaning? In these boxer briefs, one can certainly dance the night away.

  • Mesh liner that lifts and separates
  • Easy care
  • Made from 100% recycled lyocell

  • Runs small
  • Provenance unspecified

Hanes Cool DRI Men’s Boxer Briefs

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  • 100% cotton
  • Signature ‘Tag Free’ interior
  • Sold in pack of 6

At a mere $35 for a 6-pack (less than what you’ll pay for most craft beers brewed in Sydney) you needn’t think too hard about why Hanes’ ‘COOL Dri’ boxer briefs are such a crowd favourite.

A no-frills cotton boxer in the best sense of those words, the brand strips everything right back for its signature offering. A simple elasticated waistband and tag-free interior ensure superior comfort; so whether you’re working out or working from home, these present a versatile everyday option.

Perfect for those who regard the task of buying fresh boxer briefs as a chore.

  • Budget-friendly
  • Comfortable
  • Tagless interior

  • Prone to shrinkage
  • No odour-repelling tech
  • Waistband loosens over time

Uniqlo AIRism Boxer Briefs

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  • 89% polyester, 11% elastane
  • Innovative AIRism construction
  • Sold individually

If underpants made sustainably are your thing, then Uniqlo’s essential line of AIRism boxer briefs is likely to fit the bill. Largely made from upcycled polyester (from used PET bottles) these perfectly encapsulate Uniqlo’s reputation as an excellent high street retailer: the “three-dimensional” construction helps these to maintain their shape and supportive quality; while the AIRism tech deodorizes by actually emit water vapour from your body.

And at just shy of $15 per pair? They’re pretty reasonably priced to boot.

  • Extremely soft
  • AIRism tech
  • Budget-friendly

  • Insufficient support for workouts

Lululemon Always In Motion 5″


  • 91% modal, 9% elastane
  • ‘Ergonomic’ pouch
  • Sold individually

I’m not quite sure what an ‘ergonomic’ pouch should feel like, but one thing I’m sure of is that these 91% modal boxer briefs (from everybody and their Mum’s favourite activewear brand, Lululemon) is a great option for men who live life on the move.

Breathable; sweat-wicking; quick-drying; and admittedly a little expensive, so long as you’re willing to stomach the price tag we imagine one of the 9 colour ways on offer will have something to suit you.

  • Odour-resistant
  • Sweat-wicking
  • Offers great support – even during workouts

  • Runs small to size
  • Not budget friendly

J. Crew Stretch Boxer Briefs

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  • Cotton/spandex
  • Waistband brushed for extra comfort
  • Sold individually

Made using a stretchy cotton/spandex blend, J. Crew proudly advertises that these boxer briefs feature at least 30% recycled material: a bonus when one considers the wastage of the fashion industry at large.

With a hem length and seat which puts it vaguely in ‘boxer shorts’ territory, it’s a great option for men who aren’t yet fully sold on the merits of the brief.

The brand offers its signature stretch boxer in 8 main colourways at any given time; but for those who aren’t above a cheeky print, there are always a handful of visually punchier options on discount.

  • Comfortable
  • Low-maintenance

  • Prone to bunching
  • Moderate elasticity
  • No odour-resistant tech

Tommy John ‘Cool Cotton’ Mid-Length

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  • 86% Pima cotton, 14% spandex
  • Signature ‘Quick Draw’ fly
  • Sold individually

These mid-length boxer briefs made in Tommy John’s proprietary ‘cool cotton’ (i.e. “2-3 times cooler than regular cotton” if the brand’s website is to be believed) are perfect for those who prize a longer leg and resistance to heat.

Made in a mixture of Pima cotton and spandex, this style from Tommy John feels incredible against the skin; and, as with our other highlight from the brand, include a number of novel features including the horizontal fly and contour pouch.

They possess an incredible skin-feel, and taking into account the moneyback guarantee, aren’t the worst way to spend $32 (per pair).

  • Innovative horizontal fly
  • Longer leg
  • Up to XXXXL sizing

  • Larger sizes tend to sell quickly
  • Cost per unit

Flint Tinder Heritage Boxer Briefs

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  • 95% organic cotton, 5% elastane
  • Cut, sewed, and dyed in California
  • Sold individually

When you first look at this $28 pair of underwear, there’s a distinct possibility that the amount of handwork in the crotch might catch your eye. Why? Because that’s a level of detail that doesn’t come when you buy a $15 six-pack at your local high street retailer.

A ‘Made in the USA’ product from start to finish, you can feel good about wearing these Heritage Boxer briefs knowing where and how they were made.

  • Pure organic cotton
  • Pre-shrunk for superior fit
  • Custom-woven waistband

  • Price per unit
  • Limited colourways

Everlane ‘The Supima’


  • 93% supima cotton, 7% elastane
  • Tailored fit through the leg and waist
  • Sold individually or as a 3-pack

Thoughtfully designed and made from a blend of US-grown Supima cotton (93%) and elastane (7%), ‘The Supima’ (imaginative name!) is one of the best pairs of men’s boxer briefs to step into, if what you crave is well-crafted simplicity.

Cut with a ‘tailored’ fit that is slim through the waist and leg, the knock-on benefit is that these are among the most supportive boxer briefs on our list. Highly resilient, they can be washed dozens of times before beginning to lose elasticity.

As always, there’s strength in numbers: so consider purchasing multiple pairs for a better discount per unit!

  • Full 365-day guarantee
  • Supima cotton offers superior comfort
  • Durable even after repeated washes

  • Largest size is an XL
  • Runs slightly small to size

MeUndies Boxer Briefs

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  • 92% micromodal, 8% elastane
  • Flatlock stitching
  • Sold individually

A regular sight on 2024 shortlists of the ‘best boxer briefs’, MeUndies’ take on the best-selling style is made from ethically sourced materials (beechword fibres if you can believe it!) and is one of our favourite styles to restock the underwear drawer with.

Unlike a lot of other brands, MeUndies have spent quite a bit of time thinking about the style’s rear comfort: resulting in a boxer brief that doesn’t bunch or wedge itself between the cheeks. Just all-day comfort.

True to form, the brand has a lot of colourways to choose from: with designs separated into three different aesthetic camps including ‘classic’, ‘bold’, and ‘adventurous’.

For those who blow through underwear like hot cakes, you can even purchase these at a flat rate of $18 if you sign up to MeUndies’ monthly plan (cancellable at any time).

  • Range of sizes to fit almost everyone
  • Vivid colour assortment
  • Responsibly sourced fabric

  • Above average price
  • Not odour repelling

Reebok Performance Boxer Briefs


  • Polyester blend
  • Mesh contour pocket
  • Sold in pack of 6

These Reebok boxer briefs are a great choice for those who want a pair of low-maintenance poly-blend boxer briefs, complete with anti-microbial and anti-odour technology. The tapered leg makes for minimal riding up; while the contoured fly pouch keeps the goods safe, and the polyester blend performance fabric wicks away moisture.

A great addition to your morning run club ensemble, they’re safe to machine wash and tumble dry; and, given the 6-pack format, always come with an array of differently coloured waistbands.

  • Moisture-wicking properties
  • Mesh contoured pouch
  • Easy care

  • Tapered leg not suited to large thighs
  • Essentially available in only one colour

Calvin Klein ‘Elements’ Boxer Briefs

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  • 95% cotton, 5% elastane
  • Logo-signed waistband
  • Sold in pack of 3

The iconic mid-rise Calvin Klein boxer hasn’t really changed much in recent years (barring some slight alterations to the proportion of elastane). But you know what they say: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Characterised by the classic sans serif Calvin Klein font emblazoned across the waistband, these are a great workaday option for men who spend their days about town and in the office.

Moisture resistance is decent, but if you fancy yourself more of a fitness (rather than fashion) victim; our recommendation would be to opt for something equivalent from Reebok or Lululemon.

  • Comfortable
  • Low-maintenance

  • Flyless front
  • Elasticated waistband loosens easily

Calvin Klein Cotton ‘Classics’ Boxer Brief

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  • 100% cotton
  • Signature ‘Calvin Klein’ waistband
  • Sold in pack of 3

If an essential approach to cut and colour is what you favour, then look no further than this 3-pack of Calvin Klein boxer briefs. A largely straightforward proposition (which has been a staple of the brand’s since the early 2000s), these boxers feature a thicker cotton fabric along with functional details including a contoured pouch and medium rise.

The answer to such equally iconic fare as the 911 Carrera or Eames ottoman — albeit in the world of men’s underwear.

  • Iconic look
  • Flat panel front
  • Classic medium rise

  • No odour-resisting tech
  • Lack of moisture wicking

Best Boxer Briefs For Men – Frequently Asked Questions

Which brands generally make the best boxer briefs?

Obviously, all of the brands we’ve chosen to include could be argued to make a comfortable and supportive boxer brief.

Personally, we’re very partial to Uniqlo’s AIRism version: a best-in-class combination of technology, affordability and comfortable everyday wear.

For something a little more luxurious, you really can’t go past Schiesser.

What is the most comfortable material for boxer briefs?

For most men’s underwear (regardless of style) people tend to recommend some sort of modal blend.

These include cellulose fibres which reduce sweat, odours, and won’t compress.

Are expensive boxer briefs worth it?

Honestly? Not necessarily.

It’s important to take a minute to you really assess your budget and lifestyle. If you’re an office worker who makes regular trips to the gym, chances are that a pair of the world’s priciest silk boxer shorts isn’t going to be optimal for your purposes.

Why do most guys wear boxer briefs?

Due to the style’s holistic combination of comfort, support, and styles. In other words: because it’s the total package (if you’ll pardon the expression).

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Randy Lai
Following 6 years in the trenches covering consumer luxury across East Asia, Randy joins Boss Hunting as the team's Commercial Editor. His work has been featured in A Collected Man, M.J. Bale, Soho Home, and the BurdaLuxury portfolio of lifestyle media titles. An ardent watch enthusiast, boozehound and sometimes-menswear dork, drop Randy a line at [email protected].