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Tips For Purchasing the Best Boxer Briefs and the Hottest Trunks for Men

August 25, 2016

News Flash: Men don’t like to buy underwear.

In fact, it’s so bad that 25% of men have someone else do it for them. Most guys keep a pair for an average of 7 years. Seven! You know, that dreaded twisted pair on the back of the undies drawer - the one with a loose elastic on the leg and the scratchy label on the back? Yeah, those for when you “forgot to do laundry”. For the third time. This month.
But fret not! We are here to help you choose the best underwear for your needs, from different materials to different styles and cuts, underwear is our specialty.

Consider the Style

What’s your preferred undies style? Do you like classic briefs (the famous “tighty whities”), or are you more of a loose, cotton boxers type of guy? Depending on your lifestyle, your underwear requirements could benefit from some guidance.
Krakatoa has three different styles, engineered to give you the ultimate experience in men’s underwear, regardless of the type. You can use the Classic Briefs at the gym because it feels great under sports shorts and it supports your junk no matter how intense your workout. The Classic Trunks are super for daily wear, to sleep on and to wear on a date – sexy, modern and makes your package look more interesting to boot. Our Classic Boxer Briefs are the ultimate in support and comfort, with the same anatomic front pouch as the others, but with long legs that don’t bunch up, a smooth contact between the thighs and is perfectly stealthy under your pants too. So, style matters. 

Consider the Material

We took this super seriously when we designed Krakatoa. What makes the best fabric blend when you are making the best boxer briefs for men? What’s the most important feature, softness? Breathability and moisture-wicking characteristics? Odor and shrinkage resistance? We believe it’s ALL of them.
It would be easy to fall into the usual cotton or synthetic choices, as they are familiar. We decided to go deeper in our search and found that a healthy blend of Micromodal and Spandex to be the perfect combination. It has all the above features and more. It gives you support without squeeze and softness without sag. Micromodal is a bio-derived fabric, made with tree pulp, and the special woven Spandex makes it 3-way stretch for perfect wrapping of your rumps. And when you choose the right size for your body type, it feels like you are wearing nothing at all.

Consider the Fit

The fit. Oh the fit. 
We tested hundreds of pairs of undies to create Krakatoa. Different materials, waistband widths, elasticity, and stitch placement notwithstanding, the fit is essential to make the underwear disappear from your crotch radar.
We looked at the majority of premium and high profile underwear brands, and noticed they had similarities. Their stitching is aimed at strength, but was exposed and harsh, we added a soft cover for comfort. Their front pouches are designed the same too, with room in front but no support on the bottom, and we solved that. Our front pouch is a masterpiece of package coddling. We'd rather let you grab your crotch on your terms, not in your underwear’s. Krakatoa is designed so you don’t need to adjust, shuffle or grab to be comfortable. Wear it in the morning, forget about it and take it off whenever, wherever.

Shop Our Underwear for Men!

Now that you read all this information about undies, here is the best thing: we made it easy for you to buy your underwear. Sign up for the Krakatoa Club, you will receive your undies at home, on your terms, in intervals of up to every 6 months. You can change styles and colors or keep the same choices, you can add new stuff to it, or cancel anytime. All with free shipping and 10% discount!
No more staring at a wall of nondescript torsos wearing last-century underwear.
Enough of the box store stuff. Enough of wearing those other 2 ill-fitting undies that came in the 3 pack, just because now you have them.
When you shop with us, besides purchasing the most comfortable boxers briefs available online, be confident we will strive to make sure you are happy with your Krakatoa. 

And give us a shout if you have any questions, want to say hello or tell us what you like or dislike about your new underwear. We would love to hear from you.

If you want to know more about why we named it Krakatoa, check it out here.
Happy Volcanoing!


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Sizing Guide

Krakatoa is designed to be flushed with your skin. There is no need to buy a size larger, as the front pouch eliminates "The Squeeze", and the 3-way stretch fabric conforms gently around your body. You want it snug, not loose, for maximum comfort.

Measure your waist size:
Wrap a measuring tape around your navel, at the narrowest part of your torso. Place a finger in between the tape and your body, for a comfortable fit.


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*One thing to note, our XL is a bit larger, covering much of XL and XXL sizes.

In Between Sizes?
Krakatoa has a front pouch that conforms with your anatomy, so even if the undies feel snug around your legs and butt, your package is still comfy, so go for a smaller size for a snug fit. If you don't like it or the size was not correct, no worries, we will send you another pair on your correct size at no cost to you. 

Want help choosing a size?
Send us an email at and we will help you find the perfect Krakatoa size for you.

Krakatoa No Bullshit Guarantee:
Our goal is to give you unparalleled comfort on your underwear, so if you don’t get the fit you want on your first pair, send us an email at, we will send you a different size at no charge.