Couples who spend a lot of time together start to look like one another. Whether that means getting similar haircuts, adopting similar subculture fashions, or even literally wearing matching underwear depends on the couple. While some people find the idea of slipping on a matching pair of underwear an adorable idea, some people feel that every person in a relationship needs a space that’s just their own, and that space starts in their underwear drawer. If you’re considering a matching set of underwear, look at these factors first.
Consider the Need for Support
One thing about men’s underwear that people who don’t wear it often forget is that there’s a need for support. All tighter underwear is based on giving the package the support it needs so you can go through your day happy and well defined. If you’re going to be matching underwear with someone who doesn’t need a supportive pouch, make sure that you’re catering to your comfort first. It’s difficult to go from full support to nothing in that department.
One Style for Two Different Body Types
It doesn’t matter whether you and your partner are putting the same or different junk in your underwear’s trunk. Odds are, you and your partner aren’t the exact same shape and size. Matching underwear, if it’s going to work at all, has to be something that’s going to look cute on you both. If you’re a little sensitive about your size, you may be more comfortable in something more like a boxer or fuller coverage underwear than a tight thong. You’re going to want to pick a style that makes both of you want to flaunt what you’ve got, alone… or in a cute couple’s pic on Instagram. Tastefully, of course.
Matching Without Matching
One option for couples who want to get the warm fuzzy feeling of matching with a significant other without the pressure of actually having to wear the same underwear is matching themes. Instead of option for the same style, cut, and color, just match two of the three. Maybe you both want to wear red briefs, but you’re option for boxer-briefs while your partner’s sporting boy shorts. Either way, you’re looking cute while getting the comfort and support you need.
Limited Time Only
Of course, not everyone things matching underwear is to die for. Matching underwear is a level of commitment that can be difficult to keep up. While it’s easy to do so at the highs of infatuation, eventually you’re going to slide into different patterns. That’s okay. Dressing up in matching underwear (say, on Valentine’s Day, someone’s birthday, or an anniversary) can be cute and sexy as long as you don’t take it too seriously. Not every day can be Valentine’s Day, and not every day should be matching underwear day, either.
Couple’s underwear can be fun and sexy, but you have to take it easy sometimes. Every day is too much to coordinate. If you want to slip on something cute that makes you feel connected on special occasions, there are ways to make it work. Focus on comfort, both physical and emotional. Swap some styles to retain your own uniqueness even in a matching couple’s underwear level relationship.
Have you thought to yourself, “There is no way boxer briefs will ever be comfortable for me!” Or perhaps you have asked yourself “I wonder what type of person wears a jockstrap to work?” At Marco Marco, we are passionate in our belief that everyone's body should be adorned in fashionable undies and celebrated for what it is. Men of all sizes, shapes, and colors can enjoy Marco Marco’s bright and bold styles. Your body type shouldn’t dictate your underwear style. But what should? Your lifestyle should be the primary factor when picking out your next pair.
Fashion is always the first in revolutionizing societal norms when it comes to gender. There was a time when pants were only reserved for men and dresses for women. While the latter is still catching on, it is becoming more and more common. Props to Billy Porter who rocked a dress/tux mashup at the Oscars this year. At Marco Marco, we have fun playing with all colors, textures, and designs for men, women, gender-queer, trans, or whoever wants to treat themselves to a beautiful pair of comfortable underwear.
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Upscale underwear is a dream of many. Upscale underwear gives you a fantastic piece of comfort and support that is definitely worth the price. Still, if you’re used to buying your underwear in a six pack from the place you can also buy shampoo and toothpaste (no judgement, we’ve all been there) you may be wondering what you’re actually paying for that’s all that different. The short answer is “everything”, and the long answer is written below.