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Can Men Wear Bikini Briefs?

Here’s what to know about adding bikini briefs to your underwear drawer.

Man wearing bikini briefs underwear.

Wondering what the deal is with bikini cut briefs for men?

Maybe you’re considering adding a pair or two to your rotation but have a little hesitancy about the style, the fit, and so on.

This might have to do with the fact that bikini-style garments have typically been associated with women’s swimwear and underwear designs.

But the bikini cut is by no means exclusive to women.

So, for those that are wondering if men can wear bikini briefs too, the answer is absolutely yes, men can wear bikini briefs.

In fact, there are plenty that do, as bikini briefs are an underwear style that continues to grow in popularity among men.

There are a number of reasons why you’d want to opt for a pair of bikini briefs over the standard brief cut or boxer brief options.

For starters, most leading bikini brief options for men give extra attention to the male anatomy in their designs.

In particular, many men find that the front pouch offers more comfort and support, while also better accentuating their features.

Here, we’ll answer some of the most common questions associated with bikini briefs for men.

And if you’re thinking about trying out the style for yourself, we'll point you in the right direction for getting started.

What Is Bikini-Cut Underwear?

A variation on traditional briefs, bikini briefs have a skimpier (or more narrow) cut than traditional briefs.

The design also utilizes less fabric around the hips and glutes.

So, in other words, the bikini brief design offers a stylish and more modern take on the older, familiar brief design.

Style difference between briefs and bikini briefs.
The traditional brief cut versus the modern bikini cut.

The signature bikini cut is most noticeable at the sides where it's typically just the waistband that connects the front and back sections.

This is in contrast to the standard brief cut, which has fabric wrapping around on the sides to encase the entire pelvic area.

This bikini cut design also results in a pouch section for the front and a slimmer cut in the back.

In the video above, we have a very common and popular example of men's bikini brief underwear in the Separatec Modal Low Rise Bikini.

This option very clearly shows all of the signature bikini features.

You can see how the front portion and the back portion connect up to the waistband but there isn't any fabric on the hips, only the waistband that runs along the waist.

They also have a low rise design, an anatomically shaped pouch in front, and a narrower cut in the back.

Keep in mind, however, that even among this signature bikini design you can find quite a bit of variation in style.

For example, if we take a look at the French Briefs by 2(X)IST in the video above, you can see how it's just a thin waistband at the top that runs around the waist, connecting the front and back sections.

This design offers a relaxed and stylish option with plenty of mobility for your legs and a comfortable minimal fabric feel that covers the essentials.

Both of the video examples above are bikini options from our Most Comfortable Bikini Briefs List.

And really any of the picks on this list would be a great introduction to bikini briefs.

When you find the right fit with a quality brand that gives you that signature sleek look, you’ll find bikini briefs popping up in your underwear rotation more and more.

Are Men’s Bikini Briefs Comfortable?

While underwear design and style preferences will always depend to some degree on personal preferences, many men are beginning to discover and appreciate the comfort of bikini briefs.

One of the main reasons why bikinis are so comfortable has to do with their anatomical design.

By forgoing the fabric on the sides, the bikini utilizes a pouch in the front that provides more breathability and support.

While the design of traditional briefs tends to pack down the pelvic area, bikini briefs offer a more freeing design that takes the male anatomy into consideration.

Anatomical design difference between briefs and bikini briefs.
The bikini brief design prioritizes movement and the male anatomy.

It’s also worth noting that some bikini designs can provide you with a bit of a boost.

Another reason why the bikini brief design is so comfortable has to do with what it doesn’t have.

By doing away with the extra fabric on the sides that wraps around the hips and glutes, bikinis provide optimal mobility.

And as a bonus this bikini design fits great under clothing without any of the usual bunching or rolling that comes with other underwear designs.

This makes bikini briefs a versatile choice for a variety of scenarios.

Great for extended all day wear, as well as a comfortable yet stylish choice for special occasions.

What to Look for When Purchasing Bikini Briefs

If you’re looking for a high-quality pair of bikini briefs, there are a few characteristics you’ll want to keep an eye out for when browsing.

As we covered above, bikini briefs will have a comparatively narrower cut, use less overall fabric, and sport a low-rise fit.

Of course, different underwear brands will go about this in different ways.

But the brands that give extra focus to essential characteristics like fabric type, waistband fit, and anatomical features tend to be brands that you’ll come back to time and again.

Showcasing essential bikini characteristics to look for when purchasing.
High-quality features on the Pair of Thieves Bikini.

1. Fabric Type: Look for premium fabrics that prioritize softness, breathability, and moisture-wicking for a cool and comfortable experience that lasts all day.

2. Waistband Fit: Look for bikini briefs that emphasize a comfortable and secure waistband that stays put without pinching.

3. Anatomical Features: Look for features that provide support and comfort specifically geared toward the male anatomy to minimize distraction and discomfort.

For more great bikini brief underwear options, check out our picks for the Most Comfortable Bikini Briefs.


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