Talk:Boxer briefs

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"...a compromise between the two main types of male underwear in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada." Shouldnt the countries be in alphabetical order? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 22 June 2006


Does this article really need every manufacturer under the sun listed? JonEastham 17:29, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Actually, there are quite a few missing. We should feel lucky, I suppose...Weirdoactor 18:58, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
Looks like advertising to me. Too much like a list too. 22:59, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Inappropriate content[edit]

Is there a valid reason for including a photo of an alleged 13 year old child in boxerbriefs? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:57, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

As well, does this page really need five pictures of men in boxer briefs, with one being a teenage boy and another of a guy's clearly outlined and half erect penis? (talk) 01:36, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

This is an article on boxer briefs. I don't see why there's any reason not to have variations in style and function shown here. —Peco! Peco!TALK 16:39, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Delete ALL the pictures of the men wearing boxer-briefs, and instead... upload more pictures of the different styles of boxer-briefs. I mean pictures of ONLY the clothing. There should also be a section of the evolution of boxer briefs. This sounds dumb, but it is true. They were originally available in only Classic White, and then solid colors, and now there are patterns and designs similar to boxer-shorts. Also, what happened with the section where it said that Boxer-Briefs have had a rise in popularity over the past decade, and also in various countries????? The number of Boxer-Brief sales is now tied with Boxer-Shorts. And no I don't have any sources to provide. In-Correct (talk) 16:23, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

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"Boxer briefs were first sold around 1990[citation needed]. Prior to this time, only a few underwear manufacturers made boxer briefs, but they were actually called mid-length briefs or thigh-length briefs." So, prior to 1990 a few manufacturers were making boxer briefs without selling them? -- (talk) 22:56, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

That doesn't make any sense and it was tagged citation needed for years so I've just gone ahead and deleted it. OSborn arfcontribs. 01:07, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Boxer Brief were NOT NEW new in the 1990's but were actually called mid-length or thigh-length briefs/underwear[edit]

Information needs to be fixed. Anyone can grab a quote from somewhere, it dosnt mean that the information is actually true. It depends what you actually call boxer briefs, and NEW. Boxer briefs up to above the knees existed and were an "older" style of underwear, but they were not not tight.

All the "designer" did was made them shorter, and made them tighter/elasticized like tighty "whities" that were popular until the mid 1990's and which were in style since the late 1960's. By the mid to late late 1980's the close to knee length, underwear that didn't have a a lot of elasticity to them (and became droopy quickly), they were seen as grandfather underwear (like long johns), as opposed to the tight fitting clothes of the 1970's/ 80's. I actually saw a pair that was bought for a family member as a kid and it was not worn, as it was seen as antique, old mens clothes. I was shocked to see them later as high fashion. By the mid 80's they were seen as old fashion mens cloths

He did not invent anything, he shortened a older style of mens underwear and made it more elasticized/ tighter like a brief.

They are sometimes called "trunks" in the United Kingdom and Australia. and you can add english commonwealth countries. Versions of these were around since the 1950's as swimwear, before speedos.

There seems to be a continuation of trunks/swimwear/ boxer briefs and the other side speedos/ tight briefs.

This line that was written and removed is 1000% percent true. "Prior to this time, only a few underwear manufacturers made boxer briefs, but they were actually called mid-length briefs or thigh-length briefs."Starbwoy (talk) 18:10, 27 May 2015 (UTC)


According to this article, boxer briefs are looser than 'classic' briefs. However, in my experience they are both equally snug. Perhaps some people are wearing the wrong size. BlackAdvisor (talk) 14:33, 31 March 2017 (UTC)