Too hot? Choose the best men's underwear for sweaty days…

It's so hot here we have a weather warning – the first ever for this corner of the UK! Avoid stickiness, stuckiness, squishiness, sweatiness and smelliness in the right underpants. Here are a few DGU tips on how to keep your cool when the sun sizzles.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT FABRIC

Cotton might seem the obvious choice but mesh and other perforated materials, ultra fine fabrics that breathe, and minimal shapes likes male thongs and jockstraps, can be more comfortable.

Better still, trust designers who have created cooling, wicking, technical underwear for men that performs well when the going gets hot.

Impetus from Portugal is famous for tailoring its men's briefs and boxers to work for specific uses. Their Innovation Brief incorporates Outlast microcapsules originally developed by NASA to help astronauts in extreme temperatures in space. Impetus Sport shorts and midi briefs use clever aerated materials to help your boys stay cool, and their Travel Premium brief and boxer are cooler than linen.

DEFINITELY NOT NAKED

Tempted to go commando? Maybe not… The next best thing is a minuscule men's underwear string, or you could test the 'lift and separate' principle of ergonomic and anatomical pouch underwear designs that keep everything coolly contained?

Need some pointers? Check out Ergowear, Joe Snyder, Sukrew and Cocksox for anatomical designs, Impetus, Jockey and Sloggi for sporty underpants, or go lightweight in HOM Plume or Doreanse Aire.

PICTURED: Let the breeze circulate in an Ergowear MAX Modal Bikini Brief (£19.00) with a 4cm tanga waistband. Enhancing pouch underwear for men that comes in seven great colours and feels like a dream.