As a men’s underwear brand, we at All Citizens get asked a lot of questions about underwear: How often should you buy new underwear? How often should you wash your underwear? How many pairs of underwear should a man have? How many times can you wear underwear before washing it?

These are all great questions and they highly depend on your lifestyle, occupation, and body type. We’re here to help answer these questions and give you a few general guidelines to follow when it comes to your underwear hygiene. Check them out below!

How Often Should You Be Buying New Underwear

It's time to have The Talk. You know, the one about how often you should be buying new underwear.

Most experts and outlets recommend that men replace their underwear every 6-12 months. Guys with a large selection of undies in their drawer can likely go a full year before replacing any one pair. However, if you've been wearing the same ones for six months, it's time to get some new ones. This goes for all men, even those who regularly wash their underwear! 

Moreover, there are other factors that could determine how often your underwear needs to be replaced. For instance, if you wear the same pair for exercise or outdoor activities, they’re going to break down faster and accumulate more bacteria - so these should be replaced sooner than the rest.

Everything mentioned above applies to the standard issue underwear that almost all brands sell. But we at All Citizens set out to be different (and better) than the rest. All of our underwear is made with performance fabric that is anti-bacterial, meaning it kills odor causing bacteria. This means that our underwear stays fresher for longer, so you don’t have to replace them as often as the other brands. And the best part is, our lower prices combined with the fact that you can go longer before you need to replace your All Citizens underwear means that we don’t put a dent in your wallet like the other brands do.

How Many Pairs of Underwear Should a Man Have?

There is no exact amount of underwear you have to own. It's beneficial to have at a minimum of 2 week’s worth of underwear (14 pairs) in case you need a replacement or slack on laundry day. Every man's lifestyle is different; some are frequent gym-goers, while others never get out of their robes. Hence, some men might need more or less, depending on their lifestyle and occupation.

If you work in a physical job where you're constantly sweating, then you'll need to have more than the average man. And if you live an active lifestyle or work out, you'll also need more than the average man and will most likely need compression shorts in addition to your everyday underwear. On the other hand, if you don't do much other than sit at a desk all day, then you can get away with having fewer pairs of underwear.

But regardless of how many pairs of underwear you have, it's always important to wash them after each use. And if you're rotating through fourteen pairs, that means you should be washing your underwear every five days or so.

How Many Times Can You Wear Underwear Before Washing It?

Generally speaking, you should wash your undies after wearing them for one day or after you’ve sweat in them a lot. If you choose to wear the same pair for two days in a row, it won't be fatal, but you may feel some itch and irritation. To kill off bacteria effectively, use hot water when doing the laundry. Also, make sure to clean the washing machine with a hot water cycle once a month. And of course, don't forget to use a reliable detergent! 

Make sure to stick to washing your undies after each wear - it might seem like an inconvenience at first, but it pays off when it comes to your health and hygiene! Having several pairs ready also helps make the task less intimidating - once you're done wearing them just add them to the laundry basket and pick one day of the week to get everything done at once.

The Benefits of Buying Eco-Friendly Underwear

Sure, you could go to the store and buy any pair of underwear, but why not invest in a pair of eco-friendly underwear instead?

When you buy eco-friendly underwear, you're supporting companies that use sustainable practices and materials that are better for the environment.

All Citizens uses high-performance fabrics are made from recycled materials. So not only are you getting a performance product that keeps you comfortable and is wallet-friendly, but you're also doing your part to reduce waste. Our underwear is made from recycled yarns made from recycled plastic bottles - each pair of All Citizens underwear diverts two plastic bottles from landfills, oceans and incinerators

At All Citizens, we take pride in our commitment to eco-friendly practices. We use only recycled high-performance fabrics in all our products. So, when you buy from us, you can feel good knowing that you're helping us reduce our environmental impact.


So there you have it. You should be changing your underwear every single day and looking to replace them with a new one every 6-12 months, unless you wear All Citizens underwear, in which case you can wear your underwear longer than 12 months and replace them less frequently. As for how many pairs of underwear you need? That depends on your lifestyle, but generally you will want to have enough pairs to last you 14 days in case of laundry emergencies. 

At All Citizens, we believe that comfort and sustainability should go hand in hand. Our material is also incredibly durable, so you won’t have to worry about getting holes in your underwear anytime soon. So, what are you waiting for? Start living life your way without having to worry about what’s going on down below! Go get yourself a new pair of underwear!

February 13, 2023 — Gautam Bhatia

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