Boxer or Briefs? The Manpacks Giveaway

by Brett on June 22, 2010 · 1,608 comments

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I’m a man!  I’ll fish in my skivvies if I damn well please.

If you’re like a lot of men, you’ve probably been wearing the same 5 sets of undergarments for the past 6 years. And they’re probably nasty looking. Your undershirts have layers of yellow sweat and deodorant stains in the pits, your underwear has holes, and your socks are threadbare.

Why do men let their underwear get like this? Well, in the long list of things that press on a man’s mind every day, their underwear’s condition probably doesn’t even crack the top 100. Nobody thinks about running to the store to buy some new undies. And it’s understandable. Most people won’t see your underclothes, so out of sight, out of mind.

If only there was a service that would mail you new underwear throughout the year so you don’t have to remember to buy a new set ever again.

Guess what? A service like that exists. It’s called Manpacks.

Manpacks is a subscription service that sends you a new set of socks, underwear, and undershirts every three months. You pick the plan and the style of underclothing you want and Manpacks will take care of the rest. For as little as $4 a month, you can receive a completely new set of undergarments at just the right time to replenish your supply. You’ll never have to make a run to the store to buy new undergarments again. For today’s busy man, it’s nice to have one less thing to worry about.

The Manpacks Giveaway

We’re giving away a one year Manpack subscription to one lucky Art of Manliness reader. They’ll receive 2 pairs of underwear, 2 shirts, and 2 pairs of socks every 3 months for the next year. No strings attached-it’s not one of those subscriptions that sneakily automatically renews itself. Just a whole year of new underwear delivered to your door. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post answering the age old question: boxers or briefs?

Deadline to enter is Monday, June 28, 2010 at 11PM CST.

We’ll select one random entry as the winner.

Everyone who enters the contest will receive a code for a $10 discount on any Manpacks package. So enter already! You only have $10 and fresh undies to gain!

1501 Brett June 26, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Boxer-briefs. Good combo, imo

1502 Gerald June 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I actually prefer boxer-briefs. Good combination of comfort and support. But between boxers and briefs, I’d choose boxers.

1503 shane June 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm

boxer briefs!

1504 Keegan June 26, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Boxers, the button hole makes for easier access to pissing where ever I damn well please.

1505 Fonte June 26, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Boxer Briefs, but of the two I’d choose just plain old boxers.

1506 Wehaf June 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Boxers, def.

1507 Sean June 26, 2010 at 9:02 pm


1508 Jeremy June 26, 2010 at 9:22 pm

I’m a bigger guy on the go, briefs would allow my legs to chafe and boxers don’t work because i have to keep the rig in between in check. Boxer-briefs

1509 Shane June 26, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Boxer-briefs mostly, but with the occasional boxer.

1510 Jacob June 26, 2010 at 10:22 pm

i’m a sport loving man so briefs used to seem better but then they would always ride up after running so i switched to boxers which didn’t provide enough support! Boxer-Briefs were the only logical choice at that point and i am happy with them.

1511 David June 26, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Boxer-briefs for me, but I’d prefer boxers over briefs any day.

1512 Larry Stout June 26, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Boxer briefs

1513 Justin June 26, 2010 at 11:27 pm

The best of both worlds…… BOXER BRIEFS!

1514 Kevers June 26, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Fruit of the loom boxer briefs all day everyday!

1515 Dave Bilan June 26, 2010 at 11:47 pm


1516 Harry Jordan June 26, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Boxers of course

1517 Glenn June 27, 2010 at 12:28 am


1518 Tarl Hutchens June 27, 2010 at 12:59 am

Boxer-briefs are the way to go. You get the best of both worlds. And I must say what a great service this company is offering.

1519 Mike N June 27, 2010 at 1:00 am


1520 Michael June 27, 2010 at 3:30 am


1521 Steven Wiles June 27, 2010 at 8:03 am

I enjoy boxer briefs the best because the have the most comfortable fit. Between boxers and briefs I’d have to go briefs though

1522 Scott June 27, 2010 at 8:19 am

Whichever I happen to grab first, usually briefs.

1523 Gerry b June 27, 2010 at 9:32 am


1524 Jason June 27, 2010 at 10:51 am

boxer-briefs. the comfort of briefs with the length of boxers. cant beat it.

1525 Nick F June 27, 2010 at 11:04 am

Boxers definitely.

1526 Robert Penn June 27, 2010 at 11:15 am

Boxers. By all means.

1527 Cody Stevens June 27, 2010 at 11:22 am

Boxers, but if all underwears were an option I’d say boxer briefs.

1528 Mohammad June 27, 2010 at 11:22 am

boxer briefs, or boxers.

1529 Thomas June 27, 2010 at 11:25 am

Boxers, all the way.

1530 Gregory Baumann June 27, 2010 at 11:39 am


1531 Omer June 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Boxer Briefs… does that count?

1532 John June 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Boxers for sure.

1533 Brian June 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm

I’m a boxer brief person, but given your choices i’m a brief man.

i like the better support of a tighter undergarment. if i was gonna wear boxers i feel like i might as well go commando.

1534 Mike June 27, 2010 at 1:54 pm

What an awesome idea! Win or lose…. I’m signing up!

1535 Chris June 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Boxers to Boxer-briefs… haven’t worn the tighties since I was 5

1536 Robert Worden June 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Boxers are the way to go!

1537 Tyler June 27, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I prefer boxer-briefs, but I’d go with briefs if it came down to boxers or briefs.

1538 Edin Hrustic June 27, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Both briefs and boxers.

1539 Wolfger June 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Briefs for daily wear, boxers when I’ve got a hot date. ;-)

1540 Luke June 27, 2010 at 4:22 pm


1541 Christopher June 27, 2010 at 4:39 pm


1542 Ivan June 27, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Boxer-briefs, so briefs with some extra leg i guess?

1543 David June 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Boxer-briefs, best of both worlds.

1544 Chris R June 27, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Can I say boxer-briefs? Does that still qualify?

1545 Russell Fogle June 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm


1546 Jeremy June 27, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Without question boxer-briefs…sport trunk variety, if you want to get specific.

1547 Tex June 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Briefs…until someone got smart and introduced the on-the-fence option. Boxer-briefs give you the best of both worlds.

1548 Jacques June 27, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Boxers man!!!

1549 Jay June 27, 2010 at 8:59 pm


1550 Ski June 27, 2010 at 9:24 pm


1551 Dave D. June 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Both – depends on what I’m doing that day.

1552 Wally Mercer June 27, 2010 at 9:40 pm


1553 Chad June 27, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Boxers. (But only because there was no option for the manly loin cloth!).

1554 Jason T. June 27, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Boxer-briefs are the only way to go.

1555 Eli June 27, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Myes boxers

1556 Daniel Laughland June 27, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Split the difference, boxer briefs!

1557 Andru June 27, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Why, boxers, of course!

1558 Kevin June 27, 2010 at 11:20 pm

My personal development in the boxer-brief dilemma.

As a child, I was raised in briefs.

Once I hit high school (and football practice), it became clear that boxers were what everyone wore. Nobody wore ‘tightie-whities’.

I stayed with boxers throughout college, but after graduation, started working in more briefs for my workouts, as boxers would tend to bunch, increase heat and friction, and, on multiple occasions, rip during full range of motion squats (needless to say, the only type worth doing).

Living in Phoenix, I often find briefs to be more comfortable in the summer heat than boxers, so they have been creeping into my everyday wear.

I now choose between the two based on temperature and activity. For sport, the summer, and the gym, briefs. Otherwise, boxers.

I’ve tried boxer briefs, but, in my experience, they are the worst of both worlds- a true compromise. The bottom of the boxer slides up during activity and gets stuck there, creating a true traffic jam of fabric that never slides back down (without unseemly manual adjustment).

1559 Sarge June 27, 2010 at 11:20 pm


1560 Matt June 27, 2010 at 11:27 pm


1561 Tom June 27, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Boxers in a heartbeat

1562 Scott M June 27, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Boxer Briefs. They are supportive in all the right places

1563 Elkin June 27, 2010 at 11:53 pm


1564 R K June 28, 2010 at 12:15 am


1565 Alex S. June 28, 2010 at 12:39 am

Boxer-briefs on most occasions, and sometimes boxers.

P.S – There are currently 1550(1551 including mine) comments here, if you win go buy yourself a lottery ticket.

1566 Yaw June 28, 2010 at 1:20 am

Boxers anyday. Especially considering that I am a server and i move aroung
all the time, I need something thats very comfortable, and the boxers just does it for me

1567 Yaw June 28, 2010 at 1:23 am

Boxers anyda! Especially because I’m a server and I move around all the time. Therefore i need underwear thats very comfrotable and supportive, and boxers just does it for me

1568 Bryan June 28, 2010 at 5:11 am

Boxers, unless I’m working out, then boxer-briefs.

1569 Gino June 28, 2010 at 5:21 am

Boxer briefs!

1570 Alok Singh June 28, 2010 at 5:30 am

Boxers, as they have the manly distinction of being what a pugilist would wear.

1571 Tarcas June 28, 2010 at 8:13 am


1572 Josh A. June 28, 2010 at 8:18 am


1573 K V June 28, 2010 at 9:18 am


1574 Dan H June 28, 2010 at 9:32 am

Boxers allllllll the way! Comfort and ventilation is a winning combination!

1575 Jack Jett June 28, 2010 at 9:33 am

Briefs… my boys need stability.

1576 Jarret Blum June 28, 2010 at 9:53 am

Boxer briefs…the boys need the support.

1577 Dustin L June 28, 2010 at 10:24 am


1578 Rick June 28, 2010 at 11:09 am


1579 Justin June 28, 2010 at 11:18 am

Briefs, they are all I have ever worn. I tried boxers once, but could not get used to the feeling.

1580 Vincent June 28, 2010 at 11:42 am


Wow, looks like Boxers is the overwhelming winner? Have tried boxer briefs before, but they just feel so *weird*. Boxers are pretty much just shorts as far as I’m concerned, don’t understand how people can wear them as underwear. My favourite is a Jockey athletic brief: relatively expensive, but feels great, doesn’t creep, and lasts forever (as in no sign of wear or over-stretch after over a year).

1581 Derek June 28, 2010 at 11:43 am


1582 Mike Hostetler June 28, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Boxers. Much more comfortable.

1583 Devin June 28, 2010 at 12:51 pm


1584 Caleb June 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Between the two, Boxers but personal preference is boxer-briefs.

1585 Josh June 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm


1586 Mr Oblivious June 28, 2010 at 1:01 pm


1587 JDubb June 28, 2010 at 1:31 pm


1588 Bryan June 28, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Boxers. Or Boxerbriefs.

1589 Erik June 28, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Used to go with boxers, now I only go with boxer briefs. Best of both worlds!

1590 Andrew Grieve June 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm


1591 Chris Mallow June 28, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I like boxer briefs, actually…snug like briefs, but don’t chafe around the privates like briefs sometimes can

1592 Shane June 28, 2010 at 3:26 pm


1593 Jason Newbury June 28, 2010 at 3:51 pm


1594 Jared June 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Boxers normally, and boxer-briefs for sports or suits.

1595 Ant June 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm


1596 rob June 28, 2010 at 4:44 pm

fitted boxers

1597 Jeff June 28, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Boxer briefs

1598 Ryan McCarthy June 28, 2010 at 5:25 pm


1599 Anthony June 28, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Yes – briefs during the day and boxers at night

1600 Brad June 28, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I grew up wearing tighty-whities, made the switch to boxer-briefs when they first came out (middle/high school), then to boxers for high school and college. The preference now is boxer-briefs or boxers, depending on the occasion. The wife wants me to wear boxers more, but that’s just for better luck at having kids. I could switch back and forth at any time, but will probably stay rooted in the boxer-briefs or “trunks” camp.

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