I do not undertand why boxer-briefs are still around. In my mind, they must have been designed by someone who had never taken the time to try them. Unfortunately for me, I have tried them. They seemed to have potential, like that they might have the best attributes of both types, melded into a superior hybrid.
Trust me when I say they have the worst attributes of both. If there is a single piece of male attire that embodies the phrase “ride up,” these are them. Mine were quickly relegated to the ’emergency use’ role, meaning that I’m in the midst of a laundry emergency and there’s absolutely nothing else left to wear. This also serves as a very effective reminder to do the laundry more regularly.
Consider them only if your significant other likes them enough that they’ll do especially dirty things with you if you wear them. Even then, do not leave the house for the day while wearing them. You’ll regret it.