When I made the switch to a bent, I knew I wouldn't be wiggling myself into padded spandes girdles anymore. That alone was worth the move to the dark side.
Then I quickly realized that the legs of the light, synthetic shorts I wear over the spandex when touring in warm weather were blowing up to my crotch. Not a sight I'd want to inflict on anybody. Umm.....
Went shopping and discovered that Starter makes synthetic, stretchy, underwear with legs that come down to a couple of inches above the knee, and that don't ride up when I pedal. In black, they look pretty much like the padded lycra. They also make a line of syn shorts for wearing over the undies. All very inexpensive.
When riding locally, I jump aboard with whatever I'm dressed in for the day, usually regular shorts or jeans. But when on tour in summer, light weight synthetics are the uniform.
What combo's do you wear for bent riding?