The Big Question
Boxers or briefs? Which do you prefer for your guy and why?
And to really explore the topic in depth, let's consider the range of choices in between those two extremes. Let's see...we have...the total commando look, the thong (does any guy dare, for everyday wear?), the bikini brief, the fitted boxer... Am I forgetting anything?
I personally prefer boxers. There are a multitude of reasons. They can be serious or silly, and a guy who is willing to wear, say, smiley faces on his underwear has to be pretty secure in his manhood. Boxers leave a bit to the imagination. They are flattering, and they allow for personal expression in the form of patterns and such. Plus they're more fun to buy than a prepackaged roll of three white undies.
When you're outfitting your male characters, think about what kind of drawers they wear and why. What does that say about them? Is there some deep significance to whether a guy is willing to let the boys hang loose, versus needing the security and comfort of a snug fit?