Men's Underwear Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Men's Underwear Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Briefs, Boxer Brief, Trunks, Boxers), By Fabric, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-349-2
  • Number of Pages: 93
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the men’s underwear market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for men’s underwear market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of men’s underwear market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

Men’s Underwear Market Categorization:

The men’s underwear market was categorized into four segments, namely type (SBriefs, Boxer Brief, Trunks, Boxers), fabric (Cotton, Polyester, Modal, Nylon), application (New Construction, Retrofit), and regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa).

Segment Market Methodology:

The men’s underwear market was segmented into type, fabric, application, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The men’s underwear market was analyzed at a regional level. The globe was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into twenty-five countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; the UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Benelux; Nordic Countries; Russia; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Indonesia; Thailand; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Egypt; South Africa; and Nigeria.

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

Men’s underwear market companies & financials:

The men’s underwear market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (PVH Corp.) -Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation is one of the largest global apparel company in the world. Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation is headquartered in New York, United States and operates globally via business group namely, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Heritage Brands. The Calvin Klein segment includes products such as Jeans, underwear, fragrance, women’s apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches, and jewelry. The Tommy Hilfiger segment includes products such as denim, womenswear, accessories, underwear, and men’s tailored clothing. The Heritage Brands segment includes products such as shirts, sportswear, neckwear, intimate apparel, swim products, underwear, and related apparel and accessories. The company’s brand portfolio includes Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, Tommy Hilfiger, Arrow, Izod, Speedo, Warner’s, Olga, Geoffrey Beene brands and digital centric True&Co.

  • Hanesbrands Inc -It is a manufacturer and marketer of basic everyday apparel. The company is one of the largest marketers of apparel such as bras, panties, shapewear, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, socks, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and others. Hanesbrands Inc. innerwear and activewear apparel brands found in U.S. include Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Maidenform, Bali, L’eggs, Just My Size (JMS), Wonderbra and Gear for Sports. The company’s other regional and national brands include DIM, Nur Die/Nur Der, Abanderado, Shock Absorber, Lovable, Sol y Oro, Rinbros, Zorba, Track N Field and Ritmo. The company sells its product in Americas, Europe, and Asia, as well as in Australia and South Africa. Hanesbrands Inc. markets its products via mass merchants, specialty stores, mid-tier and department stores, company owned outlets as well as e-commerce sites.

  • Jockey International Inc. - Jockey International Inc. sells its apparel under a famous brand name Jockey and other related brands such as shimmies, No Panty Line Promise, JKY, and Life. The company sells majority of their products through retailers and directly-to-consumer via Jockey retail outlets and their online website. In 1934, Jockey International Inc. manufactured first men’s underwear brief (the Jockey short) and were the first company to present temperature-regulating underwear

  • Ralph Lauren Corporation - Ralph Lauren Corporation is an American designer, manufacturer, and distributor of premium lifestyle product such as apparel, fragrances, accessories, home, and hospitality. The Company’s brand names include Ralph Lauren Collection, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Club Monaco, etc. The company sells its products through the distribution channel such as their 472 stores and 632 concession-based shop-within-shops, their wholesale network of distribution, and e-commerce sites. The company has wide consumer base in regions such as North America, Europe and Asia.

  • Levi Strauss & Co.- Levi Strauss & Co. is an American clothing company known for its famous brand Levi’s a brand of denim jeans. The company’s products include full range of jeans, shirts, sweaters, jackets, underwear, socks, shoes, dresses, eyeglasses, skirts, leather products, and accessories. Majority of company’s products are made in developing countries such as India, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka due to easy availability of raw material and economical labor. However, some premium styles in the “Levi’s Vintage Clothing” and “Levi’s Premium” are made in United States. The company has customers base in over 110 countries across the globe.

  • American Eagle Outfitters Inc. - American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is one of the leading specialty retailers which offers on-trend, high quality clothing, accessories and personal care products under its famous brand name American Eagle and Aerie. The company’s popular products include polo shirts, jeans, sweatpants, henley shirts, graphic t-shirts, briefs, boxer briefs, boxers, outerwear, and swimwear among others. The American Eagle brand has 880 AE stores globally in 2022. American Eagle Outfitters Inc. have more than 1,000 stores in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, China and Hong Kong and the company ships their products to over 80 countries across the globe.

  • SAXX Underwear- The brand is one of North America’s fastest-growing men’s underwear companies and is poised for growth beyond the underwear market. The company deals with a wide range of intimate wear products with the latest technologies and features, including BallPark Pouch and DropTemp. The BallPark Pouch is created to provide 3D support around the glutes, thighs, quads, and hamstrings. DropTemp technology is a cooling technology without the use of chemicals. The brand has revolved around men’s self-care and has dedicated itself to challenging discomforts.

  • Perry Ellis International Inc. - Perry Ellis International Inc. is one of the leading international manufacturers and marketer of apparel and accessories for men and women. Its product portfolio includes, casual shirts, jeans wear, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, active wear, dresses, and others. The company, through its subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands such as Perry Ellis, Jantzen, Cubavera, Callaway, Jack Nicklaus, and Nike Swim among others.

  • Hugo Boss AG - Hugo Boss AG is one of the prominent global companies in the premium segment of apparel market. The company produces and distributes modern tailoring, casualwear, elegant eveningwear, shoes, and leather accessories along with the licensed products such as watches fragrances, eyewear, and children’s fashion. The company markets its products via two brands namely, BOSS and HUGO.

  • Fruit of the Loom, Inc. (Berkshire Hathaway Inc.) - Fruit of the Loom, Inc. is specialized in designing, manufacturing, and marketing of several iconic family apparel, athletic apparels, and sporting equipment brands. The company’s product portfolio includes underwear, printable T-shirts, casualwear, Jeanswear and others. The company’s famous brands include, Fruit of the Loom, Vanity Fair, Russell Athletic, Spalding, JERZEES, Bike, Dudley, AAI, Underoos, and Lily of France among others.

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

Men’s Underwear Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2022, historic information from 2017 to 2021, and forecast from 2023 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

Men’s Underwear Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2022 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:

  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.

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