20+ Made in USA Underwear Brands For Men

I just learned that Wickers.com has closed up shop. So, if you’re looking for other men’s underwear that’s made in USA, read on.

If you’re curious as to what my favorite American made underwear are, jump down to the bottom.

Wickers Has Closed

Here’s the email exchange I had with a reader that helped me learn about their closing, and encouraged me to explore other Made in USA Men’s underwear brands.

Seems that the Wickers brand has closed up shop.

I found them while searching for a good quality American made underwear, as the Hanes products were wearing out in 6 months or less.

Now I have been using Wicker’s for several years now, so I recently decided to migrate from briefs to boxers.

Wickers website first said down for maintenance while they rework their product line, then more recently it just says that they are closed up for good.

I was very happy with the Wickers products.

I found your website while searching more about them to possibly find out what happened and what my alternates are. (other than buying and replacing hanes brand every 6 to 9 months.)

– Jeff

Men’s Underwear Made In USA

Heya Jeff,

Good to hear from you buddy, and also thanks for stopping by and sending in your question.

I did not hear that Wickers was closing shop, but after receiving your email I did a little outreach to see if I could get any info on it.

Come to find out, the reason Wickers closed is pretty much because the founder decided to retire and didn’t want to struggle to keep the brand afloat.

All of the gear they had has consequently been cleared out to partners. So you still may be able to find some remaining on sites like Sierra Trading Post.

However, if you’re looking specifically at companies who make their underwear in America, then here’s a list of underwear brands that I found that are still making their underwear in the USA.


RibbedTee

Men’s boxer briefs. Sold at ribbedtee.com

ribbedtee made in usa men's undewear
RibbedTee G3 Boxer Briefs

Blade and Blue

Slim cut men’s boxers, trunks, briefs, and low rise briefs. Sold at bladeandblue.com

blade+blue american made underwear briefs
Blade+Blue underwear briefs

iLoveBad Organics

Hemp & organic cotton boxer brief underwear. Sold at ilovebad.com

iLoveBad Hemp Boxer Brief Review
iLoveBad hemp boxer briefs

Be sure to check out the iLoveBad Hemp Boxer Brief Review too.

Bgreen

American made underwear briefs, boxer briefs, and boxers. Sold at bgreen.com

bgreen mens boxer briefs
Bgreen boxer briefs

All American Clothing

Briefs, boxers, and boxer briefs for men. Sold at allamericanclothing.com

made in america boxer shorts
All American Boxer Shorts

Bills Kahkis

Men’s cotton boxers in an assortment of colors & patterns. Sold at billskhakis.com

bills khakis boxers
Bill’s Kahiis boxers

Ramblers Way

Wool boxers, boxer briefs, and long john’s underwear. Sold at ramblersway.com

merino wool boxers from Ramblers Way
Ramblers Way wool boxers

Linoto

100% linen boxers for men. Available in 10+ colors. Sold at linoto.com

Linto mens linen boxers
Linto linen boxers for men

Majamas

Ethically made organic & cotton boxers briefs for men. Sold on amazon.com & majamas.com

The Rocko: american made organic cotton boxer brief
Majamas organic & cotton boxer briefs

Decent Exposures

Men’s & boys briefs and boxer briefs. Four fabrics to choose from including organic cotton & dri-release. Each fabric is offered in 10+ colors. Sold at decentexposures.com

Decent Exposures briefs for boys & men

Thunderpants USA

Men’s organic cotton boxer briefs with prints. Sold at thunderpantsusa.com

Thunderpants USA boxer briefs

Nic Tailor

Men’s briefs, trunks, & boxer briefs. Available in black or white. Some made to order. Sold at nictailor.com

nic-tailor-underwear
Nic Tailor Underwear (left: briefs, right: trunks)

Made Here

Men’s boxer briefs. Sold at madeherebrand.com

Made Here men's boxer briefs
Made Here boxer briefs

SWAV Apparel

Men’s boxer briefs. Sold at swavapparel.com

SWAV Apparel boxer briefs

City Threads

Soft jersey boxers for boys. Sold at citythreads.com

city threads american made boys underwear
City Threads: Boys & Girls underwear

Union House, Hard Hat, AYG

Men’s underwear briefs and boxer briefs. Sold at unionlabel.com

JP Mucklestone

Men’s boxer briefs. Sold at jpmucklestone.com

Special Delivery NYC

Various styles of men’s underwear. Sold at specialdeliverynyc.com


More risque Men’s American Made Underwear Brands

GoSoftwear – exotic mens underwear – sold at gosoftwear.com

N2N – exotic mens underwear – sold at n2nbodywear.com

Male Power – exotic underwear – malepower.com

Ruff Skin – exotic mens underwear – rufskin.com

Freedom Reigns – various – sold at freedom-reigns.com


I can’t really say whether or not any of the above brands will offer something similar to what you purchased at Wickers, but you can poke around their sites to see if something looks interesting.

Also, check out my article about Made in USA Undershirts & T-Shirts that has additional American made brands.

My Favorite Underwear Made in USA

My favorite American made underwear are the RibbedTee G3 Boxer Briefs.

You can learn more about them here on the brand’s website.

If I can’t wear my G3 CoolNylon underwear for some odd reason, I’ll wear a couple other brands, but they’re not American-made.

For additional reference information, check out this link, which will pull up other articles on my site related to men’s underwear. There’s some good stuff there too (:

I also hope the above info helps out!!

This article has been updated, re-written, and republished. The original comments below have been maintained for historical purposes.

37 thoughts on “20+ Made in USA Underwear Brands For Men”

  1. i just removed flint & tinder from the list.

    got an email stating that their underwear was on clearance, and nearly 100% sold out.

    all of their boxer briefs in their “basics” category are sold out, except one color of heritage boxer briefs in size xxl.

    all of their heritage boxer briefs (out of stock) are priced under $20, normally $28.

    you can add your name to their wait list, but with the price under $20, and everything out of stock without any further explanation, i get the sense these american made boxer briefs are not coming back.

    if anyone finds out differently, please let me know.

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  2. Hey Tug,
    I am starting a men’s underwear company and I am looking for good quality underwear manufacturers in the United States, do you know any companies that will be able to process small orders for a start-up like me?

    Reply
    • heya andrew, thanks for stopping by!

      here are a couple made in usa underwear supplier ideas:

      1. contact the folks from swav apparel (swavapparel.com). they have a “u.s. wholesale” link at the bottom of their website, though it doesn’t link anywhere.

      that either implies they are no longer offering their underwear on wholesale, or their website link is broken (: if they wholesale, maybe you can buy some of their underwear without their branding, in smaller quantities.

      2. you may want to poke through makersrow.com some, and look for underwear manufacturers — all are based in america.

      how far along are you with your men’s underwear company initiative? i’d love to learn more.

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      • Thank you for your advice I will definitely look into this and let you know what I find.

        As for how far along I am, I am very early in the start-up phase. Meaning, right now I am just trying to gather all the information/research I need to start, then I will have to wait for capital to make my moves (which shouldn’t be too far away).

        I would really like to go further in-depth about what I am doing and to tell you some more details if you’re interested, but if it’s okay with you I would rather go into a private chat room or maybe call if you’re not busy.

        Andrew Z

  3. Hi Tug,

    I just called REI Co-op and they said they’re brand underwear is not being made in the USA at this time, fyi.

    Thank you for the website!

    Reply
    • heya steve!! thanks a ton for letting me know that rei is no longer making their underwear in the usa.

      really appreciate you calling them to find out, and then coming back here to let us know — good investigatory work (:

      i’ve removed them from the article.

      Reply
  4. Tug,

    Are Separatec or Sheath underwear made in the USA? I can’t seem to find any info on where they are mfg’d.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • heya mike, thanks for stopping by and posting your question.

      as far as i know, sheath underwear are made in zhongshan, china.

      i don’t know exactly where separatec underwear are made, but i have to assume they are also made in china.

      separatec is a trademark of a privately held company named beijing smashing e-commerce co., ltd. as their name implies, they are (or were) headquartered in beijing.

      coincidentally, that same company also is the owner/registrant of the underwear brand trademark “david archy” — a brand of underwear & undershirts primarily sold on amazon.

      a representative of separatec & david archy contacted me back in august 2018, asking if i’d like to get samples of and review their separatec underwear and david archy undershirts.

      i never guarantee a written review in exchange for product samples, but i always tell the brands i’ll be happy to provide them feedback. after two email exchanges, the separatec / david archy rep stopped replying to my emails. i sent the person two or three follow-up emails, but they never responded.

      maybe they’ll find this comment sometime, reconsider, and send over some samples for me to check out (:

      Reply
  5. I looked at Tommy John underwear and could not find an answer to a direct question.
    Where are they produced at>

    Reply
    • Tommy John products are made in Peru, Jordan, Sri Lanka, China, and Egypt.

      The were originally made in Los Angeles, but they have jumped on the cheap labor band wagon.
      They even try to make the excuse that outsourcing, “reduces the carbon footprint”.

      A lame excuse indeed.

      I will no longer be purchasing their products.

      They are way overpriced. I was willing to pay more when they were made in the USA.

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    • heya tim, i’m trying to get a more precise answer, but gary is largely correct.

      they definitely started in los angeles. but after 2-3 years, started manufacturing in china and egypt.

      this is the information i just received from their director of brand communication:
      “Tommy John products are made all over the world, in locations where we have found the best fabric suppliers and manufacturers of garments at the quality and scale our customers have come to expect. Dependent on the product and the fabric used, the product may come from Peru, Jordan, Sri Lanka, China or Egypt.”

      i did email the person back to see if i could get a more precise, less generic answer about where their men’s underwear and undershirts are manufactured, but not sure they’ll provide any other specifics. we’ll see.

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  6. What’s the point of buying underwear if they cost you 2 legs and an arm? How do you even keep them on?

    Seriously though, I enjoy quality and comfort and as a veteran I appreciate American made products.

    I just cannot justify $20+ for a single pair of skivies!

    This isn’t about wages or material costs, it’s purely about greed!!

    Reply
    • hey mike,

      thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us!

      if you want to talk about greed, then let’s look at all of the premium underwear brands that are made overseas using cheaper labor, lower quality materials, and sold individually for $25+ — some even more outrageously priced from $40+.

      i’m not saying there aren’t american brands that utilize “made in usa” to try and justify super high pricing, because there are certainly brands doing that.

      but i wouldn’t call any american brand who is likely making premium underwear for $7-$9 and selling it for $25-$30 greedy.

      also, let’s put this in perspective.

      if you go out to a decent dinner, you’re likely spending $15-$25, conservatively, and even more if you get drinks (alcohol).

      so for the same price of going out to dinner one night, you can be wearing very good quality underwear that lasts years, and fits & feels better than probably most of the value-priced underwear brands.

      imo, that’s a pretty darn good value.

      that said, there are brands like campbellsville apparel that are making 100% cotton briefs, made in america, for around $4 each.

      also, union house brand (available at union label – link in article above) has underwear that are priced between $10-$15 each.

      so, if you’re looking for less expensive made in usa men’s underwear, you may want to check with both of those websites.

      Reply
  7. Hey Tug,

    I’ve tried Flint & Tinder, Blade and Blue, Union House, Wickers, BGreen, Ramblers Way, and AllAmericanClothing’s VIPs (which are not, BTW, 100% cotton).

    The only ones I’ve found to be 100% cotton (not PC blend or modal or lycra or whatever else they throw in these days) and all day comfortable are the BGreen covered elastic boxer briefs.

    All the rest sat too low, rode too high, were a tad short in the inseam for my taste as a BOXER brief, or pinched in uncomfortable places.

    However, I had a bit of a disagreement with the company on their customer service when a couple pairs I ordered, in the same marked size as previous pairs, were actually smaller and I shared images with them and they still said I must have washed them wrong, I have decided to no longer patronize their apparel.

    That leaves me with very few options.

    Have you found any other underwear that is 100% cotton, USA made, and comfortable for hot/humid environments?

    Thanks for your insight.

    Reply
    • hey jeremy,

      thanks for stopping by, and sharing information about your experiences with the various brands.

      i’ve added bgreen & all american to my list, so thanks for letting me know that those brands are making men’s underwear & are also made in usa.

      first, i’m totally shocked & appalled that the folks at bgreen outright blamed you for washing their underwear incorrectly.

      even if it were your fault, and it sounds like it was not, a fair and cooperative brand should offer a courtesy replacement.

      i definitely do not believe “the customer is always right”, but even when the customer has done something wrong, i think brands need to handle those situations more carefully, and doing so without blatantly accusing the customer of being a liar.

      in simple terms, bgreen is accusing you of lying about how you cared for your bgreen underwear — and i don’t think that was very smart of them.

      i’m so sorry to hear that happened to you. hopefully that is not something that happens to other bgreen underwear customers on a regular basis.

      unfortunately, at the moment, i don’t know of any american manufacturing brand that makes 100% cotton underwear.

      that said, and in my own personal experience, i have found other blends to be more comfortable in hot/humid weather than 100% cotton.

      keep in mind that breathability & comfort is:
      1. dependent on fabric weight, weave, & characteristics
      2. impacted by underwear fit
      3. personal & subjective

      are you against trying any other underwear that are made with different blends?

      i’m going to ping my buddy jason, who’s been trying out a lot of different brands of underwear to find out what his favorite pair of underwear is, and what underwear brands that he has tried that are made here in america.

      stay tuned.

      Reply
    • thanks doc! i had a typo in the product name (carhartt, not carhatt).

      also, i re-checked the website and noticed that the carhartt boxer briefs are now imported, so i had to take them off this made in usa underwear list.

      regardless, thanks again for letting me know about the link problem.

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  8. Looks like everyone who liked to keep dry will have to do some extra work.

    I remember the owner on a commercial telling all the wonderful properties of his products. I think he may have a large and loyal customer base.

    Why not be a hero and sell your company if your going to retire anyway.

    We very much like your products. Give it a thought, please.

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  9. I looked through the sites. Most of these options are imported. I hate that Huckberry.com requires a login. I just want new underwear, I don’t want it to be a social media event.

    Reply
    • heya l, thanks for stopping by my site and checking out this article!

      i re-checked most of these offerings, and they still all appear to be made in usa.

      which ones specifically were not made in the usa?

      i’d be happy to update this listing accordingly (:

      Reply
  10. My husband will buy nothing but american made. He has been a Union Member for 50 years and American/Union made is very important.

    I am so sad the wickers closed shop. I know because he is still wearing the wickers and needs new ones badly . I have spent numerous hours looking.

    Finally ordered some from round house with a no fly front. Sent them back the same day.

    Hopefully more people will ask for American Made. Is it not sad that the US cannot make clothing, shoes etc.

    Reply
    • hey there charlotte,

      thanks for stopping by, and sharing your thoughts!

      never know, with the incoming administration focused on american jobs, and imposing taxes on u.s. companies that move their operations outside of the united states, that may help bring more apparel-related manufacturing back to the united states.

      i guess we’ll see.

      in the meantime, i’d encourage you to visit the websites listed in the above article, and see if you can find some nice, made in usa underwear for your husband (:

      keep me posted!!

      Reply
  11. Just ordered three pairs of Andrew Christian (AC) underwear (to replace my old ones) and was sickened to find that they’re now Made in Thailand.

    Being “Made in U.S.A.” is important to me and one of the main selling points I consider before choosing to purchase an item.

    I will no longer be giving them my business. Please remove them from your list. Thank you.

    Reply
    • heya raymond,

      thanks so much for letting me know about andrew christian underwear production being moved overseas.

      it’s crazy, because i know they were so proud of having their products made in los angeles at one point.

      are you looking for made in the usa briefs, boxer briefs, trunks, or boxers?

      any other made in usa brands of underwear you really like?

      Reply
    • I just received my first pair of Mr. and Muse. They are ‘Made in China.’

      I too am sickened. Please remove them from your list as well. Being Made in America was one of my primary reasons for purchasing them.

      I will be returning what I have and cancelling the remaining order.

      Thank you.

      Reply
  12. I’m a big Wickers fan and feel lost now that they’re gone. I’ve been wearing their boxers and under shirts for over 10 years. I haven’t been able to find anything comparable to this point. I like to hear if anyone has suggestions.

    Thad

    Reply
    • heya thad, what were the key things about the wickers underwear that you liked?

      please list all the characteristics so that i can figure out which products meet most of your criteria.

      did you buy their boxer briefs, or were they boxers?

      Reply
      • I, too feel sad that Wickers is gone.

        I always looked forward to their fall sales email where I can stock up on undergarments!

        I switched all of my underwear to Wickers about 7 years ago because of its moisture wicking properties, it kept me comfortable in hot or cold weather.

        If you can find another company that produces a similar moisture wicking, high quality and made in USA underwear (or boxer/boxer briefs, etc.) that would be much appreciated!

      • hey jon, thanks for stopping by! just keep an eye out here on my site for any new announcements.

        in addition, you should checkout the sites listed in this article to see if they have anything that meets your needs.

        if you find something you really like, be sure to come back here and let me know about it (:

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