It’s been a year already, I have had several issues over the last few months that have taken my time away from UNB. I have not abandoned it, and I just had to put a few things ahead of it. I hope that changes this year and I can be back at it. Luckily nothing major like Vegas 2020. There was. No hospital stays, but a stream of bad luck. But enough of my issues.

You may be asking why we need larger sizes in men’s underwear. We need to see guys who look great in undies. Well, the first response is everyone has a different standard of beauty and what’s hot. We all have our type, and one guy loves to see a muscular guy in a thong, another wants to see a bear in that same thong.

In the US, one thing to know is that the average man’s waist size is 38-40 inches. Yes, I just said 38-40 inches. The research I did on Google, for the most part, had this sizing. Some of the posts said 35, but I don’t think that is correct for everyone. If we are talking about the gay, average waist size, I could see it being smaller, closer to 34, but we are talking all sexual orientations.

UNB has always been a proponent that underwear is for everyone, not just gay guys. As we have progressed over the last 13 years, I have seen this come to fruition. The number of straight guys who love bikinis and thongs has gone mainstream. Well, mainstream in the world of underwear lovers. Each passing year we get more and more guys buying undies. One of the biggest complaints I have heard over the years is getting good undies in their size.

Speaking from the perspective of a guy over the 40-inch waist mark, I can attest that it’s hard to find good underwear in the style I like wearing. My preference is a pouch brief or bikini. I do not want boxer briefs without a pouch. Once you get oversize 38, it seems that most only make boxer briefs for bigger guys. That’s fine if you like or love the style (yes, we have boxer brief fans out there). However, if you don’t like it and want to feel sexy, your selection is limited.

I’m not going to throw brands under the bus in this post. There are so many brands that only make sizes up to 38 or even 36. Or they make singlets and spandex and don’t go into larger sizes either. First, making larger sizes in gear is not just for guys with a bigger waist but also for tall guys. I am 6’4,” and when I was a 34/35 waist, I needed an XL or bigger in gear to fit my height. But don’t get me on the Singlet tangent.

If we want to expand the market for more guys, we need to consider having bigger sizes in sexy undies. It’s refreshing to see Candyman investing in making their sexy undies in larger sizes. Note that I do sell Candyman in the UNB Store. However, I have no input on the brand or what they design. Their latest shoot mixes the bigger guy with traditional models. I think it’s their hottest shoot yet. Not only because it’s a sexually charged shoot, but it’s a mix of body types.

I want to see brands that are devoted to larger guys who love skimpy undies. We do have brands catering to this crowd, but they are still doing some basic styles a lot of times. I’m not knocking these brands at all. I’m so happy they are making undies up to 5XL. They are carving out their spot in the underwear market and succeeding. I want to see more brands like Candyman creating sexy underwear. My ideal is a thong brand just for bigger guys.

Some of you out there will read this and go, “this doesn’t apply to me.” And so you know when I was in my 20’s I was a 31-33 waist. As I have aged and my metabolism slowed, things changed. I would have never thought in my 20’s I would have this waist size, but that’s life, and things happen. Even if you are a muscular guy, support your fellow underwear lovers out there who want to wear sexy undies. It’s time to let all men have the undies they love and feel sexy wearing the size they need.


Tim is the founder and editor of Underwear News Briefs. He has been an avid underwear fan since the age of 14! He founded UNB in 2008 and has continued to broaden his underwear love over the years

1 Comment

  1. Abdul-Qaadir Taariq Bakari-Muhammad Reply

    OMG!!!!! You have spoken the gospel of truth. I am an avid thong and g-string wearer for over 30 years. As a matter of fact that’s all I wear. I have been very fortunate to find many in my size as I just make the cut. My waist line is a 38. Still, I have noticed that not all the time it’s a true 38. As it is with undies like this being considered for gays, strippers, or gimmicks a lot of straight men such as myself don’t need size discrimination as another deterrent not to wear something sexy or different. Like you stated if you go the so-called traditional boxer/brief, hell they gave all kinds of large sizes. Yet, let’s say someone wants to wear a thong/g-string and they are a size 50 in waist they’ll be shit out of luck. In so many words the industry is telling them at least two things. 1. They don’t need a thong. What they need is to lose some weight. 2. We don’t want a fat nasty fuck like you wearing anything made by us. In other words they’re money is no good for them. That’s bigotry and fat shaming all rolled up into one. I’m so glad companies like Candyman and now Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty have decided to stay out of people’s dietary habits and focus on supplying the desires of customers looking to spend my money on undies that matches their persona.

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