Easy Gifts for Guys: Men’s Underwear

Become the gift-giving MVP you’ve always wanted to be by giving your guy something useful. While men’s underwear might not seem like the flashiest gift you could give this holiday, with new seasonal prints, comfortable fits, and fresh designs, you can’t go wrong with a fun twist on this classic gift.

AE Men's Underwear

Holly Jolly Prints

 Made with iconic prints and characters (oh hey, Santa and Rudolph) holiday underwear is all about getting into the festive spirit of the season. Choose from varying lengths, and fits like the classic boxer short, trunk underwear, and boxer briefs, all made to deliver some merry and bright style.

AE Men's Underwear

Scratch + Sniff Designs

Give the gift of something new and maybe a little zany with our Scratch + Sniff boxers. Just scratch the printed graphic then enjoy super-seasonal scents like cinnamon, pine trees, candy canes, and gingerbread men. Because who doesn’t enjoy a nice whiff of cookies and peppermint throughout the day?

AE Men's Underwear

Festive Flannel Faves

Super comfy, soft, and seasonal as heck? Check, check, and check. Flannel boxer shorts are all about keeping you comfortable when temps drop and you’re searching for warmer layers. Go for soft flannel boxers in bold prints like Fair Isle, Christmas lights, and plaid to stand out and feel good this season.

AE X ME COUNCIL ON THE DELIVERING GOOD COLLECTION

Designed by the AExME Council in partnership with Delivering Good, 100% of sales from this collection of tees, hoodies, and beanies will go directly to helping homeless and underprivileged young people near you.

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Read on to learn how these AExME Council members collaborated with the AE design team, why youth homelessness matters to them, and how YOU can make a difference.

AE x ME Council Capsule Collection

Delaney Tarr

March for Our Lives Co-Founder, @delaneytarr

Delaney Tarr

Q: What was the inspiration for the collection?

We wanted something that’s not only effortless, but impactful. The QR code really elevates the shirt from just a simple tee to something purposeful. It truly shows how easy it is to make a difference. Just scan and donate!

Q: How did you collaborate with the AE design team?

The AE design team was incredibly receptive to our ideas. Something as small as a color choice is actually a massive point for design teams, and we got to be involved in every decision along the way.

Q: What do you think we should know about youth homelessness?

There’s a lot of misinformation around youth homelessness. It’s usually seen as taboo, without a lot of discussion on what exactly puts teenagers in dire situations. Youth homelessness looks different for every person. It could be your classmate, and it could be the kid on the street. But everyone needs to be treated with empathy and compassion.

Q: How can we support homeless and underprivileged youth in our own communities?

If possible, put your time into volunteering with local shelters and charities that focus on homelessness. Something as simple as an hour of service work can make a world of difference. If time isn’t on your side, a donation is great! Put your money where your mouth is to truly work on holistic solutions for homelessness and poverty. Overall, always focus on collaborative and community-based solutions that really address the needs of their people.

Imani Jai Chisom

Faith-Based Activist, @imanijai

Imani Jai Chisom

Q: What was the inspiration for the collection? 

All the phrases we decided to put on the tees were sayings that we believed would cause people to really get in the spirit of giving this holiday season.

Q: What do you think we should know about youth homelessness? 

Each year, an estimated 4.2 million youth and young adults experience homelessness. I think it’s important to let people know that youth homelessness is not always want we may assume it looks like. There are people in your life, that you may interact with every day, who don’t know if they are going to have bed to sleep in.

Q: How can we support homeless and underprivileged youth in our own communities?

I think the first thing that a person can do is look at the local shelters in their area that serve young people and see what the needs of the youth are. Maybe you can donate supplies or your time, but you don’t know how you can help if you don’t ask!

Joseph Touma

Bridge the Divide Co-Founder, @josephmtouma

Joseph Touma

Q: What was the inspiration for the collection?

We created these t-shirts, hoodies, and beanies to empower young people, reminding them that they can make a difference in their homes, schools, and communities. Young people are positioned to make lasting impacts, through actions as big as starting a movement or as simple as being kind and optimistic. We included the QR code so that each item represents more than a one-time donation to Delivering Good. Each time the shirt is worn, the code will spark conversations and inspire many more to make donations to fight homelessness.

 Q: What do you think we should know about youth homelessness?

We often talk about homelessness, but it can be easy to overlook a substantial subset of this population: young people. Believe it or not, youth homelessness affects over 4 million young people across the United States every year. This is a challenge that affects all communities—rural and urban areas see similar levels of youth homelessness, making it a prime opportunity to come together with our fellow Americans to fight this problem.

Q: How can we support homeless and underprivileged youth in our own communities?

The holidays are a time of year when we spend time with our family and friends. It is important to remember those who are less fortunate, who don’t have a family or home to spend time in this holiday season. Also, as we get into the winter months, the elements take an even greater physical toll on the homeless. It’s important to listen to the needs of local homeless shelters, donate what you can, and, if you have time, volunteer or have conversations with those less fortunate. Homelessness can be lonely, so a single conversation can go a long way in making someone’s day. However you choose to support homeless and underprivileged youth, you should know that you are making a difference in someone’s life during this very important time of year.

Edith Cruz

Immigrant Rights Activist, @thatweirdchild__

Edith Cruz

Q: What was the inspiration for the collection?

I think we decided to go for a simple design specifically for the hoodies in order to really keep the whole collection focused on donating through the QR code. For the t-shirts we also wanted to keep it simple but make sure we were also empowering the customers and Delivering Good. Which is how we decided to make the “YOUTH can make a difference” T-shirt. We wanted to make this collection personal for YOU the customers and the communities to which you would be donating during the holiday season.

Q: What do you think we should know about youth homelessness?

I think the very first thing to ending youth homelessness is to acknowledge that it exists and that it affects youth more than other populations. You should be aware that it can be affecting people that you know, and you could have no idea about. You should also try to educate yourself because homelessness can look a lot ways, especially for youth. A high school student could be homeless but still attend classes and sports events and be able to complete their homework. They could look fine in their appearance but in reality, things aren’t as fine as they seem.

Don’t ever say, “Why don’t they just get a job?” This is a big NO, and why it’s important to educate yourself. When someone is homeless that means they don’t have access to a mailing address and most jobs require a home address for you to even apply. And in this era, we do everything through technology so even if they manage to apply for a job without an address, if they were hired, they’d most likely be required to set up a direct deposit account to get paid, and this cannot been done without a mailing address.

Q: How can we support homeless and underprivileged youth in our own communities?

Honestly, by volunteering at shelters. This can be done by serving people food for at least one hour, or literally just going in to talk to the youth and get to know them. Show that you care and acknowledge their existence. It’s important for everyone to feel seen and heard. If you can and have the ability to do so, mentor a youth experiencing these things! Take them under you wing, show them how to save up money, get a job (if possible), study skills, and such things.

A big thing I like to do is clean out my closet every season, because I know I’ll have at least five items I’ve never worn or don’t wear often. I set those items apart and take them to a center that I know will do its jobs of distributing the items properly to those in need. This can be done through so many donation centers. Two that I’ve really been using lately are Delivering Good and my local Kentucky center The Nest. A lot of us have a lot of clothes and other items we can get rid of. Instead of throwing them away, give them to someone in need! Make an effort to find a local donating center near you and donate items every season you can! 

Saaneah Jamison

R&B Artist & Body Positive Activist, @saaneah

Saaneah Jamison

Q: What do you think we should know about youth homelessness?

Youth homelessness is a major problem that doesn’t get the proper attention and awareness it needs. It wasn’t until working with AE and touring Covenant House LA that I was able to find out in-depth how much it’s increasing in our communities. I want people to know how they can be of service to eliminating this issue. Note that youth homelessness has increased for the past two years and is growing. Millions of  youth will be without a safe and stable home for reasons such as physical abuse, human trafficking, sexual orientation, and more.

Q: How can we support homeless and underprivileged youth in our own communities?

We can really make a difference through community investment, by committing to volunteering, and donating to spaces that shelter youth and aid in the development of more safe spaces for displaced youth. Volunteering your time to spend with youth who are in shelters is also another way to contribute because it lets them have hope and feel cared about after enduring traumatic happenings and consistent abandonment.

SUSTAINABILITY GOALS: CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2030

Young people like you inspire everything we do, from the styles we design to how we run our offices, stores, and distribution centers. Which is why we can’t wait to tell you about our latest sustainability goal for all AEO-owned and operated facilities and employee business travel: to be carbon neutral by 2030.

To make sure our operations have a net zero carbon impact on the planet by 2030, we’ll reduce energy use everywhere we can AND will convert to renewable energy sources. It’s a win-win!

 

We’ll also be working with our manufacturers – especially factories and fabric mills – to set their own goals with an eye toward reducing their overall carbon impact by 40% in 10 years and 60% in 20 years. One way we’ll get there together? By shifting to more eco-friendly raw materials like sustainably sourced cotton, polyester, and viscose.

 


 

How are you changing the world? Tag #AExME @americaneagle and let us know. You could be featured in an upcoming post!

Delivering Good: How to Create & Donate a Personal Care Kit

Are you looking to give back this holiday season? This year, we’re partnering with Delivering Good to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth. You can shop the collection (100% of sales will go directly to helping homeless young people near you), but if you want to do even MORE, here are some tips for putting together personal care kits to distribute in your own community.

 

Soooo, what’s a personal care kit?

Personal care kits are exactly what they sound like – care packages full of bath and body must-haves that might not be readily accessible to someone who is homeless. Everyone deserves to have their health and hygiene needs met.

AE x Delivering Good

What do I put IN a personal care kit?

Think about getting ready this morning. You probably brushed your teeth and used deodorant. Maybe you washed your hair and shaved. If you’re on your period, you used a fresh tampon or pad. Do you consider any of these luxuries? Probably not. But for a homeless person, items like a toothbrush, soap, razers, and sanitary products ARE luxuries that YOU can provide.

AE Hygiene Kit

Here are some essentials you may want to add to your kit:

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Tampons and pads
  • Lip balm
  • Deodorant
  • Baby wipes
  • Antibacterial lotion
  • Bandages
  • Tissues
  • Wash cloth

 

Pack up your items in whatever bag you like. Clear, plastic zip bags work great, or if you’re looking for a more eco-friendly option, try canvas totes or re-using shopping bags.

 

Where can I donate personal care kits?

You could keep a few hygiene kits in your car in case you encounter someone who needs one, or assemble a bunch in bulk and donate them to a shelter near you. Check out Delivering Good’s community partners for groups near you that accept donations.

IT’S GIVING TUESDAY! MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH AE X DELIVERING GOOD

We asked the AExME Council, our crew of young advocates and change-makers, what matters most to them this holiday season, and it turns out what matters to them is YOU. Your health, your happiness, your well-being… That each and every one of you feel hope and dignity, and have a warm, safe place to sleep at night.

In this spirit, we’re partnering with Delivering Good this #GivingTuesday and all holiday season long to take action against something that affects 1 in 10 young people in America: homelessness.

Check out all the ways we can make a difference together:

Shop the AExME Council Collection

Designed by the AExME Council in partnership with Delivering Good, 100% of sales from the collection will go directly to helping homeless and underprivileged young people near you. Stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes interview with Council members about the collection!AExME Council Delivering Good Capsule Collection

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Donate at Checkout

While you’re stocking up on cozy styles to gift to friends and fam (or keep for yourself, no judgment!), take a moment to give back to those in need. You can donate to Delivering Good at checkout in stores and online. Give a little, give a lot, give whatever you can. Just $1 can make a huge difference.

 

Get Involved in Your Community

Want to do even more? You can donate directly to Delivering Good’s nearly 1,000 community partners across the U.S! Plus, we’ll share a post soon about how you can put together hygiene kits to donate to your local shelter.

 

Learn more about how Delivering Good makes a difference.

The AExME Council is changing the world, and so are YOU. Tag #AExME @americaneagle to share how you’re using your voice to inspire change.

THE NFL COLLECTION IS HERE!

Find game-changing game day looks with Tailgate’s new NFL gear and apparel collection. Designed with all the details you know and love like vintage-inspired logos, super-soft fabrics, and classic fits, Tailgate’s NFL gear is all about showing off your team pride everywhere you go this season.

There’s no wrong way to rep your team, but if you’re stumped on what to wear for the next game, check out some style inspo below!

 

Steelers Apparel & Fall Layers

Prep for a Sunday down at Heinz Field in Steelers hoodies and sweatshirts. Wear Steelers tops with Athletic fit jeans and a flannel for a comfortable fit that’s made to keep up with everything game day brings. Complete the look with a belt and an ear-warming trapper hat designed to handle the elements.

And girls, mix things up by wearing team gear with cargo pants and a fuzzy Sherpa jacket. Accessorize with a beanie and hiker boots and you’ve got a look that’s all about team spirit and cozy comfort.

 

Patriots Gear & Your Favorite Jeans

Cheer on your team in Patriots gear as they take down the opposition! Wear Pats gear with your favorite jeans to create an easy look that’s just right for watching in-person or at home. For guys, this means wearing Stacked Skinny jeans and a denim jacket to double up on the laid-back denim vibes.

Another good move on game day? Mom jeans. Wear black wash Mom jeans and Patriots gear with white sneakers for a fresh athletic style, and don’t forget to bundle up with cozy accessories like beanies and scarves.

 

Chiefs Shirts & Team Accessories

Support your team in bold Chiefs t-shirts, and create your ideal fan style by wearing them with high-waisted jeggings and a jacket in team colors. Round out the red and gold style with accessories like scrunchies and boots made to handle anything.

Texans Gear & AirFlex Jeans

Get ready for kick off in new Texans apparel! Iconic logos and classic team colors look good with skinny Airflex jeans and offer a pop of color when worn under a puffer coat that’ll keep you warm no matter where the game is.


 

Show us how you wear your new Tailgate NFL gear by tagging us on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media, or blog!