I have yet to figure out why boxer-briefs are so popular. I bought a few and hated them! They combine the worst attributes of the two styles. They are bulky like regular boxers and they ride up even worse. They are also tight and constricting like briefs. I cannot even fathom how men wear them during the summertime. I tried them out in the wintertime, and it was like wearing a pair of thermals. I couldn't imagine how hot and stinky things down there would get during the summertime with sweat and all...a recipe for jock itch and skin irritation for sure! I just tried the standard boxer-briefs from Hanes, but also tried some CK's. The CK's were nice because they had a pouch over the Hanes, which just had the typical "tightie-whitie" fly-front on them. Both pairs though weren't comfortable at all. Wife likes the way I look in them though.