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Work From Home is a new vertical dedicated to life and culture in the strange and unprecedented situation of self-quarantine that many of us are dealing with right now. From what to watch to how to get a fit off and how to not think about anything, this is our guide to the great indoors. For updates on the spread of Covid-19 and how to keep yourself safe and informed, consult WHO and the CDC.

The last few seasons of shows in Paris, Milan, London and New York fashion week prepared the menswear world for a tailoring takeover. Suiting at UNDERCOVER, Louis Vuitton, 1017 ALYX 9SM, and Balenciaga was being modified across the board to accommodate a new type of customer who grew up wearing streetwear and streetwear-adjacent labels but wanted to level up into something with a little more refinement. But, where’s the need for refinement when we’re all trapped inside, sitting around in our underwear maniacally refreshing the newsfeed?

As Covid-19 has upended our ideas of what daily life (and daily modes of getting dressed) even means, it seems that the idea of donning a three-piece tailored suit to answer a zoom call that reduces you to a disembodied avatar isn’t really going to catch on.

For the foreseeable future, priorities around how we dress and what we dress for are changing as we adapt to House Party over IRL parties, and a walk to the grocery store for essential items instead of a cohesive and tactile social experience.

So if we’re all indoors, does what we wear even matter? Athleisure is a formidable solution to all this, as many of us resign to living in a rotation of sweats, hoodies, and slides.

However, one of the unbridled joys of being trapped in your apartment is that no-one can question you for lounging around in your underwear.

So we present to you: the new business brief. It’s underwear-as-outerwear-as-loungewear which you can pair with something more modest on top so you can answer calls and remain video-chat ready while as comfortable as possible.

Take a look at some of our favorite underwear designs below.

Versace Medusa Boxers

Medusa Boxer Briefs

Medusa Boxer Briefs

$65

Versace Underwear

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

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Wacko Maria Leopard Print

Leopard Boxer Briefs

Leopard Boxer Briefs

from $40

Wacko Maria

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

1017 ALYX 9SM 3-Pack

Cotton Boxers

Cotton Boxers

$44

1017 ALYX 9SM

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

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Jacquemus Artichoke Print

Artichoke Le Calecon Boxers

Artichoke Le Calecon Boxers

$84

Jacquemus

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Buy at ssense

Aries Two-Tone Boxers

Colorblock Boxers

Colorblock Boxers

$44

Aries

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

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Marine Serre Moon Logo Briefs

Ribbed Boxer Briefs

Ribbed Boxer Briefs

$140

Marine Serre

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

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COMME des GARÇONS Jersey Briefs

Fine Jersey Briefs

Fine Jersey Briefs

$22

COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

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Raf Simons Patched Boxers

Patch Boxer Short

Patch Boxer Short

$209

Raf Simons

Free Shipping On Orders Over $250

Free Shipping On Orders Over $250

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Human Made Boxer Briefs

Boxer Brief

Boxer Brief

$65

Human Made

Free Shipping On Orders Over $250

Free Shipping On Orders Over $250

Buy at END.

NEIGHBORHOOD Classic Boxers

Classic Boxer Short

Classic Boxer Short

$65

NEIGHBORHOOD.

Free Shipping On Orders Over $250

Free Shipping On Orders Over $250

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Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton Boxer Shorts

Cotton Boxer Shorts

Cotton Boxer Shorts

$58

Polo Ralph Lauren

Buy at Harvey Nichols

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Words by Max Grobe
Associate Fashion Editor