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The Best Panties for Men

Updated on November 20, 2016

What are the best panties for men? Opinions vary greatly. Some men like thongs, others prefer bloomers. This article is based on feedback I have received from some of the finest male panty connoisseurs the Internet can provide. Let's see if I've got this right.

The Best Panties for Men: Full Brief Panties

According to the experts (me and my commenting crew), full brief panties are the best type of panties for a man who wears panties for several reasons.

1. They provide enough coverage to make the panty wearing a rather modest affair. That is, certain parts of the male anatomy do not sneak out the bottom or top of the panties and cause the wearer to become uncomfortable.

2. They provide enough coverage to be satisfying. If you're a man who loves the feeling of wearing women's lingerie, there's very little point in wearing little scraps of fabric. Full briefs allow the wearer to really feel the fabric across their skin.

3. Full briefs are usually a snug fit. Men who wear women's lingerie often enjoy the feeling of a snug fit. Sure there is the pleasure of loose fabric teasing one's body, but at the end of the day it is nice to feel lingerie against the skin as you move about.

4. Full brief panties are more hygienic as they draw away sweat and germs harmlessly. I hate to disrespect the noble thong, but those things are pretty disgusting when you get down to it, more so for a woman than a man because the sweat build up from the posterior causes nasties to migrate down the string and into other areas. For a woman this can be the cause of a nasty infection, for a man, it's just generally gross.

Best Material: Nylon

Men who wear lingerie just love nylon panties. I think it is because of the soft sensation against the skin and the relative cost effectiveness when compared to other fabrics which have a similar feel, like silk for instance.

Therefore. If I'm right, the majority of my readers will have a pair of 'Nylon Full Brief Panties' as their favorites. Was I right? Let me know in the comments section.


Of course, at the end of the day the best panties for you are simply your favorite panties. Maybe they're a pair of billowing bloomers, maybe they're a cotton bikini (ick, cotton), maybe they're silky soft boy shorts.

The best panties for you are the ones that make you feel great when you wear them. The ones that put a smile on your face. The ones that you're sad to find in the laundry basket because you didn't get around to washing them like you meant to. The ones you pack first when you go away on business trips. The ones you... you get the idea. Wearing panties is about expressing hidden sides of yourself, and the only one who knows how to do that best is you.


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      shadyterri 3 weeks ago

      Hope you are right on about the best panties for men being nylon briefs. I have tried several different brands and it is HARD to decide which are my favorites. If I had to pick one though, it would be the Bali Skimp Skamp with the back seam. They cover all of me, and love the soft feel and full coverage. I also like Vanity Fair Ravissant and Shadowline. Actually I believe all of these panties are made for men as well as women.

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      Denis 3 weeks ago

      Hi I wear polyamide & elasthan briefs the brand is chantelle I am not gay I gust like to wear from time to time they are very silky and fine material

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      Sherry 3 weeks ago

      My wife calls me Sherry when I am dressed and made up, I have been wearing sexy panties, bras and nighties for years about a year ago my wife prompted me to get into suspenders, stockings, pantyhose and heels then make up and wigs, now I have progressed to blouses and skirts, full cross dressing but I am straight we both just love it and currently only do it at home but I am getting keen to go for a walk in the park with her

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      Jordan 2 months ago

      I'm 16 I'm size m/m/m 32-34 would I fit men's bikini briefs and I plan to get some soon

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      Ryan 3 months ago

      I love vf nylon briefs. They feel so good you don't even know you have anything on.

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      24/7 6 years ago

      i love them all but prefer the double nylon gusset style the most. hats off to nancy king

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      Sherman 7 years ago

      I've come to prefer hi-cut and regular briefs. I still like the VF string bikini. I've learned that the first ones I purchased were a size too small so the gusset was smaller and the waist a bit tight. I suppose we tend to think we're smaller than we really are.

      My wife complains that some bras of her usual size are too tight. When I suggested she try a larger one she emphatically objected --but she's okay with adding the band extender. Go figure.

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      joanjo 7 years ago from Herts. U.K.

      You're dead right as far as I'm concerned Hope, waist high and also hicut legs in nylon are my favourites, I've just bought some from Satin Rose & co, they're sheer nylon and fit a dream, can really recommend that company. I also like to wear Sloggi Sensations, they fit very well and come in micro fabric. I would love to have some silk panties but they are just too expensive. Great article.

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      dick 7 years ago

      I love to wear my panties 24/7 I prefer full cut breifs as they feel good vanity fair is my choise

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      pantiesforme 7 years ago

      It varies. I lean towards a full brief,but like a hi-cut too! A medium brief is the best,it all depends on brand and style!!!!!

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      Jeff MA 7 years ago

      I prefer hi cut briefs, preferably with just a little lace around the waist and leg openings.

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      cindi 7 years ago

      You are absolutely right -- full brief panties made of nylon are #1 for me. Oh sure, I like satin and silk too, but when it comes to style, it's full briefs. I love the feeling. I like how they look, too.

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      TIMWILLIAMS 7 years ago

      My favorite panties that I wear are hi cut, bikini, and low-rise,

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      pntylvnman 7 years ago

      For me I love the snug feeling of a microfiber or sheer bikini or brief. Also the tanga type cut that gives a little ride up. Thongs are great certain cut though.

      I agree herroom is a great resource, plus you can get back shots to see what you actually will be getting.

      Thanks everyone, I don't feel to strange now, wife thinks it is cute and made comments that I will end up having more panties than her. LOL. Just waiting for her to get me more.

      Thanks again and enjoy YOURSELF for who you are.

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      Niqqi 7 years ago

      Yes, Hope, full brief panties are the most enjoyable, primarily for reasons 2 and 3. I found online what appears to be an excellent set of a dozen new vintage style silky full size nylon panties each with a small and pretty floral design embroidered on the front. It works out to a touch under $3 each, so you aren't advocating a major expense here. The panties come in various pastel colors along with maybe a black, red or white one, along with the ultimate color for panties, pink. One must always ask, too, what will feel best with wearing a full slip, or two, while sliding between satin sheets.

      Now that you have provided folks with some good information to use in selecting panties, we all need to remember it only makes sense to hand wash our panties and other silky toys so they will last for a good while. My wife showed me where a recent purchase of mine was slightly ripped in the washing machine. That and learning from you about the ongoing damage that washing machines can do has sold us on the fact that panties, slips and the like should only be hand washed.

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      leom ma pantyguy 7 years ago

      Dead on with your research! Must be nylon/Silk/Satin. Full cut for everyday wear, but on the special occasions.. thongs, tongas, boy shorts, etc. I USED to LOVE full back string bikinis (nylon or silk) with lace around the edges.. and flutter panties, especially polka dot.. but try and find them now. Don't like the microfibers or the cotton, not a big fan of the panties that look like something a guy would wear. Why not jut get the white BVD jockeys for men?

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      Mark 7 years ago

      I'm a nylon brief guy too, have been for decades. Growing up most gf's wore nylon briefs. I wore hipsters for several years, but for the last ten years it's nylon briefs and a few cotton Bali Freeform are my favs.

      The best for me are the old school briefs from Shadowline, Lorraine, Nancy King, Dixie Belle and my all time best, Carole. These all come in every color out there and many with double nylon crotch.

      A lot of guys love Vanity Fair, but for me the elastic is too tight and the waist seam falls on my left hip bone and hurt! Back in the day VF's were one of the best but these days they use cheap nylon and they stopped using a pillow tab over the seam.

      Check out Shop National for their Nylon Tricot 6 pack. Awesome briefs in pretty colors and arguably the finest panties I've ever owned. Love the elastic, it makes them fit perfectly, oh and they're Carole's.

      Great topic, thanks

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      Steve from Nebraksa 7 years ago

      I think you nailed it, I have been wear girly style panties 24/7 for 30 years. I try all the styles but always come back to the nylon brief with a double nylon quest as my favorite.

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      strat 7 years ago

      on a big time diet so i can shop at vickys

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      Jason 8 years ago

      Full briefs are way too high, Kayser Hi-cut bikini are great, plenty of material to hold everything in, not too big to make your ass look like the back end of a double-decker bus, nice lace lace triangle in front.

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      wren 8 years ago

      My favs, Hi-Cut followed by the Bikini's but some of the Boy-Cuts are really comfy too!

      Hope, I think you should follow this artice up with a poll about the Best or Favorite brands.

      Anyway, yet another great post!



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      pantieman64 8 years ago

      Been wearing panties since my teens. I found that mico-fiber to be the best every day pantie due to how well they breath,very important in my part of the country were summer is hot& humid. Calvin Klien Bikini,hipsters,& boy short seem to be unisex in the crotch. Bearlythere are also very good this way.

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      scantilyclad 8 years ago

      Come on now as long as there panties i luv 'em!! but yes i prefer a full brief but i like cotton as i wear panties 24/7 and work in a hot enviroment, after work then i love the nylon or silky/satiny ones also, cotton again for bed with a nightdress

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      JEFF KY 8 years ago

      I am 50 married male and I also wear Nylon and Satin Brief, bikini, string bikini, hipster, and control brief Panties 24/7 I enjoy the fit and feel of panties as well as the variety of styles and colors.

      My wife sometimes goes panty shopping with me but most of the time I go buy my own. I tend to enjoy wearing size 8 Vanity Fair, Vassarette, and Warners the most as the seem to fit the best and it seems that Vanity Fair is more of a unisex panty since the stopped sewing the front of the crotch on several of their panties and this eliminates the front seam.

      I have had some panties custom made with a double nylon gusset and the were very nice.

      As for styles I wear most I have about 6 or 7 pairs of full brief panties and they fit nice but I am like a lot of the guys that have posted here I am relatively very small down south so panties fit me almost like they were made for me, but I don't do thongs! just don't care for the butt floss.

      I just wish that more men and their wives would open up more to the fact that men do wear panties and they are not a freak or sicko because they choose to do so.

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      hiriese 8 years ago

      I like the hgh rise the best, but then I am not sure you will undersrand.

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      scott 8 years ago

      Yep, nylon full cut panty briefs are very nice, but honestly hi-cuts or bikinis or hipsters feel sexier and naughtier.

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      manbreast 8 years ago

      if you go to tips for men this is a great site for us males who wear lingerie it gives feedback on all womens lingerie from the men like myself who wear them

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      allen 8 years ago

      i love your articles i wear panties 24/7 i love nylon bikini panties with a little lace around the leg openings i am not big in the crotch area so i dont have to worry about sliding out and the snug fit of the bikini on my bottom really is nice i like to so often just reach inside my pants to rub the soft nylon of the panties on my ass well keep up the good work i also wear all lingerie love to here about teddies or babydolls i wear teddies with bras underneath to make my breast stick out by thanks keep it cummin ALLEN

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      mgl1951 8 years ago

      for everyday panties briefs are my frist choice. I love the hanes her way full cut briefs, and the hi cut briefs. they come in many colors, have a lacy band around the top and are very affordable so you can stock up on several pairs. also look for bonus packs, buy a 5 pack and get one free, sometimes two free pairs. they fit very well and last a long time with proper washing care. now as for play time with my wife, we have fun picking out something a little more sexy! I found that walmart carries the best selection in colors and price.

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      Mark 8 years ago

      I like full fit lycra panties that really hold everything in and feel very sexy

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      Gin Delloway 8 years ago

      I like your hub! Thank you for it!!

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      Nanciboy 8 years ago

      For those of us who are less well endowed; a nice high cut, hip brief or hipster offers plenty of coverage without having to worry about panty waistbands showing above your pants.

      I second the recommendation of VF Illuminations. Great going to the Doctor panties if you are willing to be that out but don't want to wear anything too lacy.

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      gigi 8 years ago

      I like hi rise panties the best, and bikinis second. I never have a problem peeking out. i am average size . I like sheer and microfiber fabrics the best

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      ILoveLingerie 8 years ago

      I like thongs the most because I not only like the feel of panties but also the sexy look of them. Thongs just look more sexy to me than full briefs.

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      david 8 years ago

      You sure those are Bali? Ehh doesn't matter really, they look really comfortable....and dare I say sexy?

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      Mikki-Maine 8 years ago

      Great observations Hope... and you were close - my personal faves are nylon high cut hip briefs with full briefs a very close second. Now, that's for all day wear... for recreational purposes - that's a different story!

      Seriously now, what do you have against cotton panties? I love a soft cotton string or standard bikini panty for every day or weekend wear... they are comfortable, hygenic and with all the colors/patterns/embellishments available they are super fun!

      I guess that's why I like womens underwear so much more than mens... they are fun, flirty, sexy, pretty, elegant, stylish, comfortable (depending on purpose) and just wonderful creations of body adornment - art if you will!

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      Bill 8 years ago

      I prefer High leg briefs and regular cut bikinis which are hard to find now a days.

      Vanity fiar "Illuminations" are great

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      Ludovic 8 years ago

      Personnally, I like all styles, I wear the style according to my mood. Somestimes, a full brief with pantyhose under my jeans or other times, a thong with a garterbelt and stockings under my business suit.

      But definitely nylon.

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      50 Caliber 8 years ago from Arizona

      I'll say Bali comfort fit nylon breifs. Very wide crotch to keep the boys inside. 1 Pair close fit and another pair 2 sizes larger so you can get that silky slide feel as you wear them. Those are my number one choice the only dissappointment is lack of color choices.

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      david 8 years ago

      Oooo. I like the panties in the picture. What brand are they?

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