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Ask The Underwear Expert: Are Wide Waistbands a Legit New Trend?

Katherine from Tuscaloosa, AL: I’ve noticed that most of my boyfriend’s underwear have a larger-than-normal waistband. He even has some jockstraps with huge waistbands. The waistbands on my underwear are all super thin! Why is he wearing them? I don’t get the trend but would like to so I can get him some!

The Underwear Expert: First things first Katherine, you’ve got yourself one stylish fella. While underwear with a wide waistband isn’t a huge trend that will change men’s underwear forever, it is a segment of the available products that we’re seeing more recently. A wide waistband is popular for those who are very brand conscious; someone who really wants the whole world to know what he’s sporting. Also, the wider the waistband, the greater the surface area and therefore, less pull on the waist allowing a more confortable fit. At the same time, people often purchase underwear with a wide waistband if they want a little more shaping in the waist and stomach.

Jockstraps with a wide waistband are actually reminiscent of jockstraps from decades ago; they have a rather masculine, rugged appeal.

Check out some of our favorite underwear with wide waistbands, which includes jocks, briefs, and boxer briefs.

- See more at: http://www.underwearexpert.com/2013/06/ask-the-underwear-expert-are-wide-waistbands-a-legit-new-trend/#sthash.HrXGIbvm.dpuf