A Short History of Boxer Briefs

By: Dave Text

It was in the year 1990 when the initial boxer briefs were sold in the market. At current, many American, British, Canadian, Australian and French teenagers prefer wearing boxer briefs rather than the conventional briefs. Boxer briefs are also regarded as tight boxers.

Boxer briefs are also regarded as tight boxers. These are a kind of underwear for men. Similar to boxer shorts, they feature length in the leg part but they are as tight fitting as briefs. Depending on its manufacturer, these boxer briefs can also be spelled as 1 word, such as "boxerbriefs". These features make it a sort of compromise between these 2 main kinds of underwear for men, particularly within the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Australia.

It was in the year 1990 when the initial boxer briefs were sold in the market. However, even before this time, there were already some underwear manufacturers who made these but they were branded in a different term. They called these undergarments "mid-length briefs" or "thigh length briefs". Even if it was marketed in a different design, they are still like the "two-part union suits' bottom half" that was worn during the 1910s.

At current, many American, British, Canadian, Australian and French teenagers prefer wearing boxer briefs rather than the conventional briefs. This is due to its proximity on both boxer shorts and briefs. As many attest to the looseness of boxer shorts, others also feel that regular briefs are too restrictive. Thus, there was even a suggestion to have a medium to oversized pouch built inside so as to add more space for the male genitalia and have the testicles positioned forward.

For athletes, boxer briefs have become a common trend. This is in addition or instead of the so-called "jockstrap". It is regarded by many men as comfortable to wear due to its "form-fitting coverage" that is meant for a man's midsection. This would also be from his waist towards the thighs, although boxer briefs are worn along the waist.

There are many designs for boxer briefs these days. This would include:

• Snap/button front
• Access flap
• Pouch
• No fly
• Woven
• Knitted

Another type of boxer brief is called the "trunk". It is a bit shorter in the leg part and it is commonly used as a type of swimwear. Others prefer to use it under their board shorts. Unlike the typical boxer briefs, a trunk provides a slightly revealing touch. This is due to the fact that a distinct outline of the male genitalia is apparent underneath, when used.

Thus, unlike the usual briefs, boxer briefs do not generally have that tight elastic feature around the leg part. These undergarments rely on the actual elasticity of whatever fabric was used. This is for support and in order to provide more comfort on the "leg openings".

Famous US manufacturers of boxer briefs would be:

• Ted Baker
• Calvin Klein
• Structure
• Jockey
• Yves St Laurent
• Bonds
• Hanes
• Under Armour
• Ralph Lauren
• Fruit of the Loom
• Champion
• Baskit
• Abercrombie & Fitch
• American Eagle
• Hollister Co.
• BVD
• California Muscle

Famous UK retailers would include:

• Figleaves
• KJ Beckett
• John Lewis
• Next

Some of the sold boxer briefs are as follows:

1. Calvin Klein Trunk Brief

Product Code: U3017
Style: 100% Cotton
Package: one pack
Colors: White, Grey and Black
Sizes: S - XL
Price: $20.00

2. Fruit of the Loom Boxer Briefs

Product Code: 4CEL001
Style: 90% Cotton and 10% Poly
Package: four pack
Colors: Assorted
Sizes: S - XL
Price: $18.50

3. Hugo Boss Boxer Brief

Product Code: 20002BB
Style: 100% Cotton
Package: one pack
Colors: Grey, Black and White
Sizes: S - XXL
Price: $19.50

4. Chereskin Boxer Briefs

Product Code: 8082BM
Style: 100% Cotton
Package: two pack
Colors: White
Sizes: 2XL - 5XL
Price: $25.00

5. Hugo Boss Boxer Short

Product Code: 20013B
Style: 95% Cotton and 5% Lycra
Package: one pack
Colors: White and Black
Sizes: S - XXL
Price: $25.75

6. Fruit of the Loom Boxer Briefs

Product Code: 4EL7600
Style: 100% Cotton
Package: four pack
Colors: White
Sizes: S - XL
Price: $19.00

7. Andrew Scott Boxer Briefs

Product Code: 79082CBM
Style: 100% Cotton and Knit Ribbed
Package: two pack
Colors: Grey and Black
Sizes: 3XL - 6XL
Price: $14.50

8. Fruit of the Loom Boxer Briefs

Product Code: BLEL76X
Style: 100% Cotton
Package: four pack
Colors: Lt Grey, Lt Blue, Md Blue and Navy
Sizes: 2 - XL
Price: $15.00

9. 2Xist Boxer Brief

Product Code: 3104
Style: 100% Cotton
Package: one pack
Colors: Charcoal Grey and White
Sizes: S - XL
Price: $19.00

10. Champion Boxer Briefs

Product Code: U437WH
Style: 100% Cotton
Package: two pack
Colors: White
Sizes: S - XL
Price: $16.00

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