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What Is The Deal With Boxers In The United States?  
User currently offlineGOwithCO332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

Okay, this may sound like a weird question but I have wondered it for many years. In the United States, especially in the suburban United States, as I have noticed, about 95% of boys and men wear boxers. And, they are usually really trashy ones with stupid patterns and what not. And, I never wanted to wear them because for one, they are not comfortable, and two, I just did not feel right in them. Everything seemed different in them. I felt sort of...unclassy and out of place. They didn't "support" my type of lifestyle. However, here, boxers seem to be the only accepted form of underwear in schools.

Guys obsess about them here. It is not just underwear it seems like. They always make comments on them and they seem to really care if you don't wear them. I evne know a grown adult who talks about them and when he found out I didn't wear them, he thought that there was something wrong. Guys love to wear them over their pants here sometimes (if they can), and I remember how guys used to talk about them in middle school a lot too. And girls always comment on the patterns and designs on them. It is not even a fashion statement, I can't explain it.

My real question is, why did this all start and why only in the United States? I know that in Canada and UK and Ireland they are popular, but it is not like a wear them or die situation. As I can tell, it is more about preference there. However, it seems like in all other countries they are worn, but in no way does it reflect the culture and society of the country. It is just underwear. But here, it is like an obsession. People snicker when they say the word and guys just love to have them puff out and I just don't get it. I would not fault anyone on this site as it is just personal preference, but does anybody else notice this?

I just wish that I didn't feel so scared wearing them. I remember I used to get points off from gym just so I didn't have to change. What ever happened to just wearing underwear?

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User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3934 times:



Quoting GOwithCO332 (Thread starter):
I just wish that I didn't feel so scared wearing them

I have to say that I do not suffer from boxerphobia. I agree that they may not be as supportive as the brief type of underpants but I am not fearful of the dangle angle.

Have you tried the oh so nifty boxer-briefs as they have the support you may like with a bit of the boxer profile that it appears is popular in your area.

it does appear that the boxer mania that is spreading throughout the land is in fact a fashion statement. It is the look, the patterns that the young whippersnappers crave as a symbol of being an individual (even if it means if you have to wear the same thing as everyone else to be an individual.

wear what YOU want, wear what makes you happy. If others do not like too bad, this is about you

IHAP



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3931 times:

Personally, I cannot tolerate me wearing the boxers. They cause problems with....well lets call it my theme park.  rotfl  I wear the briefs (not boxer briefs) 100% of the time. They give me the support I need without my theme park having to swell up.

Good riddance on boxers. They suck!  no 



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User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2243 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3903 times:

I know I'm an old phart, (looking at your profile, I've got underwear older than you Big grin) and not hip to all the latest trends, but what the hell difference does it make what anyone else things about your underwear?  old 


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3904 times:

Guys, I know how you feel. I have that same problem too. When I get home I'll post pictures of my favorite pairs

Signed

MCOFl...nevermind



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3893 times:



Quoting GOwithCO332 (Thread starter):
In the United States, especially in the suburban United States, as I have noticed, about 95% of boys and men wear boxers.

How do you know this?

As for me, I prefer briefs.
I need lots of support down there.



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User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 2):
without my theme park having to swell up.




I thought having it swell up was a good thing. Sadly both my theme park and myself are getting older and the roller coaster has less interest in going up the first hill

IHAP

Oh yes, boxer briefs keep this chimp snug a chimp in a hammock

[Edited 2008-09-09 17:04:52]


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3882 times:



Quoting Moose135 (Reply 3):
but what the hell difference does it make what anyone else things about your underwear?

Exactly what Im thinking. Youre embarassed over... Underwear? Trust me there are plenty more things that you should be concerned with. Underwear should sit somewhere near "Will acid rain eat my flesh today"

That said. Im a fan of boxers. Not of the dumb kind with beer or cartoon characters. But the kind that come in a 3 pack at Wal Mart, lol. That said, I recently tried boxer briefs, and dear god they were amazing.



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

Eww...! I can't stand boxers.. I way prefer boxer briefs over plain ol' boxers..


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3868 times:



Quoting Moose135 (Reply 3):
but what the hell difference does it make what anyone else things about your underwear?

 checkmark  I second that. When I was in High School, I got made fun of for wearing briefs. I didnt care. Comfort comes first before style, 150% of the time!!

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 4):
When I get home I'll post pictures of my favorite pairs

No thanks, Cadet! I don't wanna see your streak marks, man!  vomit 

Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 6):
I thought having it swell up was a good thing.

Not for me! That is like a man's 'period'. Ick! And painful, too!



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

I've been wearing boxers for a number of years, and will not wear tighty whiteys and also find boxer briefs to be too snug for my tastes. I threw out my last pair of tighty whiteys about 10 years or so back. I admit that it took some time to get used to the dangle. The majority of my boxers are plaid boxers; I've avoided getting cartoon character and silly patterned ones as much as possible as I see those as childish (Currently I had one pair with some Irish flag shamrocks and another pair with some regal looking lions holding beer mugs, both of which I got because the two of them cost less than a two pack of regular boxers.)

The trend of folks wearing boxers is just that, a trend. A few years back, the boxer briefs was the trendy choice; a few years from now, jockey shorts or bikini briefs could be the trend.

[Edited 2008-09-09 17:12:42]

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3858 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 9):
No thanks, Cadet! I don't wanna see your streak marks, man!

You must have missed the signed by  Wink



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3858 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 10):
bikini briefs could be the trend.

One which I will gladly not participate in.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3841 times:



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 11):
ou must have missed the signed by {wink)

Oh! My bad! I am not up to par today, I had an allergy attack yesterday and I'm recovering today. Yeah.... I'm so special! LOL!



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User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2064 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3839 times:



Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 6):
I thought having it swell up was a good thing.

No, not that part of the park!  Wink



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3825 times:

I think this is going to turn into one of those threads  Wink


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User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3818 times:

I may still have a 12 pack of the A.net thongs in storage someplace (dang fine parting gifts)

IHAP

Who knew the thicker part went in front

errr

parting gift?, thong? .. never mind



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3804 times:



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 12):
One which I will gladly not participate in.

What, you don't want to look like you're smuggling raisins plums........

Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 16):
I may still have a 12 pack of the A.net thongs in storage someplace (dang fine parting gifts)

For the benefit of the newer members:




Best use for those is a slingshot.....


User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 3580 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3789 times:



Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 16):
I may still have a 12 pack of the A.net thongs in storage someplace (dang fine parting gifts)

Ahhhhh, I seeeee.

BANANA HAMMOCK!! butthead 

Not for me, thank you.  ill 


User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3776 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 17):
For the benefit of the newer members:

Those must be old. Any updated design would surely incorporate a treadmill.



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User currently offlineGOwithCO332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3770 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):

From being in many changing rooms over the years, from knowing a lot of people from cities and it seems that boxer-briefs and briefs are much more popular in more urban areas in the United States, from knowing about 2000 guys in my life and at some point noticing what type of underwear they wear, and lastly, having all sorts of pressure and influence about boxers surround me from a lot of the time. I remember once when I "forgot" my bathing suit for swimming, one of my classmates said to me, "Why don't you just wear your boxers?" and times that by one hundred different times. I just really want to know why this only happens here! Yeah, a lot of guys wear them throughout in different countries but it is more preference rather than pressure.

Honestly, I just wish that underwear were a non-issue. Yes, I think buying Abercrombie or American Eagle boxers is kind of...trashy, but I would not care if it just didn't make a difference. I just always have to hear little tid bits and things about guy's boxers about how cute they are, or how people wear them. Why do you think girls are obsessed with wearing them now? Honestly it seems that in the US, it is not just underwear. Even on websites like Vineyard Vines, they say things about how all boys should wear boxers (I don't know if it's there right now), and there is just something that people find amusing about them. Some US brands don't even sell briefs or boxer briefs. J Crew has a kids line for 5-10 year olds and there are no briefs! Same with Vineyard Vines!

And also, it is not like in Europe or anywhere else guys don't wear them at all. I have noticed some who do but it is not such a huge deal over there. And also, I really think it shows that when you don't have mainstream society press on you what type of underwear you should wear, most go for the time tested classic of briefs or boxer briefs, as they are actual underwear!


User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

First..

Boxer-briefs


Second

Quoting GOwithCO332 (Reply 20):
from knowing about 2000 guys in my life and at some point noticing what type of underwear they wear,



Oh my, I have never had this happen in 7 years.. I have no witty reply, no nifty one liner and of greater import... NO blanking vodka for my Tang


IHAP

It's underwear, this is not an extraordinary rendition debate.

You can find briefs just about anywhere, maybe not at a undie specialty store but virtually anywhere else

[Edited 2008-09-09 17:49:27]


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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3749 times:



Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 16):
I may still have a 12 pack of the A.net thongs in storage someplace (dang fine parting gifts)

I nominate SkyGirl for modeling in them and advertising her pictures here. That would definitely improve sales and possibly attract a larger female audience once they see another female in nerdy underwear. (Wishful thinking)

Anyways...  duck 

Worn briefs pretty much all my life. Tried boxers, bikinis, and other stuff, and I keep going back to briefs. I just wish they didn't look like diapers.

So far the only reasonable alternative I've found are trunks, the modal-fabric ones from Calvin Klein specifically. Picture a boxer brief but a lot shorter and with a nice pouch for support. I'm considering switching to all these, they are waaaay better looking (my ex loved them) and pretty comfy, problem is that modal fabric doesn't breathe too well and they're expensive, about $18 each.

Also, I've done a poll amongst my female friends, they all agree that boxer briefs are a turn off, for whatever reason they love boxers. But when I remind them of the existence of trunks, they prefer those over boxers. Go figure.

Thats why I currently use my trunks on "special occasions"  cool 


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3738 times:



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 15):
I think this is going to turn into one of those threads  wink 

Heh! And it will come to that.... LOL!

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 17):
For the benefit of the newer members:

I would love to see the sales among the newbies who actually purchase this!  rotfl 



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9399 posts, RR: 27
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3674 times:
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Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 4):
Guys, I know how you feel. I have that same problem too. When I get home I'll post pictures of my favorite pairs

Signed

MCOFl...nevermind

 rotfl 

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 10):
The trend of folks wearing boxers is just that, a trend.

Well. They also happen to be more comfortable (in my opinion).

Ask my girlfriend - I'm not trendy at all. In fact, I waited longer than most people to make the switch out of sheer laziness. I don't go clothes shopping very often.

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 12):

One which I will gladly not participate in.

Please don't.

Though....I wouldn't be entirely surprised to hear that that was the trend out in the 413. Some hick probably thinks it goes well with his mullet.

Quoting GOwithCO332 (Reply 20):
Honestly, I just wish that underwear were a non-issue.

Then stop talking and thinking about it.



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25 Cadet57 : What? Probly for the pink team up in Northampton
26 DfwRevolution : I'm a boxers man. Tryin to keep the sperm count up
27 LOT767-300ER : The people that do not wear boxers usually fit in this category: Liberals, Hybrid Drivers, Treehuggers, Gay People, People who suck at sports, little
28 WunalaYann : Ah, I see. You get only one shot at the prize, hey?
29 PWM2TXLHopper : I just moved over here to Germany and had to go shopping today for clothes for the first time. You should see the boxers over here, they're tight as h
30 LOT767-300ER : Let me add to that list people who put on toilet paper rolls in the under position and people who wear glasses when they could just wear contacts and
31 DfwRevolution : Got to make it count
32 Ihadapheo : I am not looking forward to the "what is up with the (fill in the European country of your choice) and their (fill in your least favorite) undershirts
33 Klaus : Just stop shopping in the children's department. But maybe that explains a few things...
34 WunalaYann : After decades of getting caught with our pants down, we've decided to make it harder for other people to strip us naked. Or maybe lose a few kilos?
35 Kalakaua : The only way I can have a clean tucked look is by tucking my shirts into tighty-whiteys. The truth is comfort-wise, I'd prefer to go commando...but bo
36 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : Let me compose a list of people who wear tighty whiteys and boxer briefs: -Vegetarians -Gay guys -Single men -People who drive in mid-level sedans an
37 WunalaYann : You rule.
38 StasisLAX : Not quite as unsupportive as boxers, but nowhere near as uncomfortable as tighty-whities.
39 Seb146 : Interesting topic. Kinda 1. Living in the Northwest, no one ever talks about their underthings. Guys always show off their boxers. They show WAY too d
40 VonRichtofen : Boxer-briefs are the way to go. Too much chaos down there with regular boxers.
41 DocLightning : I mean, most guys in my high school in Michigan wore boxers, including me (after about 9th grade) but nobody ever said anything about it. Bored much,
42 Post contains images Midcon385 :    Same here...[Edited 2008-09-10 03:12:49]
43 Srbmod : I've been wearing boxers long before the trend. I haven't worn tighty whiteys in well over a decade. The thing is that if you wear something long eno
44 MaverickM11 : I never understood the point of boxers...you might as well go commando, which is cheaper and more fun anyway. Sleeping in boxers, or wearing nothing b
45 LOT767-300ER : Anyone who drinks tea except when they are so ill they are coughing up a lung wears briefs. Anyone who drinks coffee except between the times of 4-7a
46 Klaus : Obsessing about other men's undergarments is a bit embarrassing, don't you think...? And you even claim to be straight on top of it all!
47 ManuCH : I fit into at least 3 of those categories - and I *do* wear boxers. Actually because I think they're comfortable. I just hate briefs. Apparently I'm
48 Superfly : LOT767-300ER: You speak about other men's underwear with such passion and emotion.
49 Lowrider : Us backside of the clock working, coffee drinking, boxer wearers might take issue with that one. Are you saying there is something not manly about be
50 Ihadapheo : What is the worst thing that could happen?, Mr. Happy might try to escape out the bottom of the leg of the boxer and see the world?. And here is sad
51 MCOflyer : l take a pair of Hanes any day over boxers. Hunter
52 Post contains links Ihadapheo : < http://www.hanes.com/Hanes/Categorie...BkHWMAAGGG930AAAAQ:20080910212819> Uhh, hmm... Hanes makes briefs as well as assorted other nifty houses for
53 Post contains links MCOflyer : I meant these: http://www.hanes.com/Hanes/Products/...derwear_NoRideUp-Hanes/1A0959.aspx Hunter
54 LOT767-300ER : There is no known human intelligence in Wisconsin. I have lived there 4 years (and continue to go there and trash it every weekend I get) and the lan
55 JCS17 : Proud boxer-wearer here. My boys are loose and free-wheeling.
56 Lowrider : Funny, your beloved land of Lincoln charges you extra to drive on worse roads (tolls), has the the same boring sports, and higher taxes. The only rea
57 AerorobNZ : Boxers when under my work uniform, commando for the rest of the time.
58 WunalaYann : Yikes. I hope you work a lot.
59 LOT767-300ER : Yea, tolls roads are a party of life in Illinois. People dont speed in Wisconsin because they are sitting in traffic in Chicago. People speed in Wisc
60 Ihadapheo : I am afraid of humidity, more so when I am pressured into wearing briefs ILS
61 TSS : "A little further... a little further... YES!" No boxers here. Briefs under my work uniform, commando at all other times.
62 BRJ : Yeah - always a bonus to catch a glimpse!! No boxers here...boxerbriefs, jockstraps or commando here.
63 MIAMIx707 : hey, I have these tiger stripe underwear.. I get complimented everywhere (shhh don't tell anyone)
64 Lowrider : Only if you have IL plates. I set the cruise at about 10% over the speed limit, and my last ticket was 11 years ago. Yes, it is like putting a bullse
65 Falstaff : I haven't worn breifs since I was five. I am a boxer guy. The ole' twig and berries does just fine without the "support" of briefs. I was thinking the
66 Superfly : The only use I have for boxers is if I know I am going to be having sex out in public. I have two pair. Boxers have that open slit in the front which
67 Falstaff : Before I read the rest of your statement I thought you meant "in public" like riding on the bus or in a grocery store...
68 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : knockout!
69 Post contains links DocLightning : Anyone remember these? http://thomas-tank-engine.com/train/images/hanes-underwear-new.jpg
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