GOwithCO332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 5091 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?
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
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AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 5045 times:
Personally, I cannot tolerate me wearing the boxers. They cause problems with....well lets call it my theme park. 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!
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Moose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2829 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 5017 times:
I know I'm an old phart, (looking at your profile, I've got underwear older than you ) and not hip to all the latest trends, but what the hell difference does it make what anyone else things about your underwear?
Cadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9104 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 4996 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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Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 4982 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.
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!
FLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 4863 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)
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"