30 July 2009

Boxers or Briefs – The Undercover Story

The debate of whether boxer shorts beat briefs or vice versa has dominated the world of male underwear for some time now, and it’s a question which seems unlikely to go away any time soon.

Briefs were first introduced in the US in the 1930s. Originally available just in white cotton, they are now available in a myriad of colours, prints, and materials.

Some men, though, prefer the roomy comfort of boxer shorts. It was when boxer Rocky Marciano achieved the height of fame and influenced fashion trends during the mid fifties that modern-day boxer shorts were first born. Today, like briefs, boxer shorts are available in many different styles, colours and designs.

Surveys provide differing results on whether men prefer briefs or boxer shorts. Apparently, more women prefer their men in boxer shorts; however, an online survey from the specialist male underwear e-retailer Whites and Smalls puts briefs ahead of boxer shorts in the popularity stakes (60:40 as at 30th July 2009) - view the poll here.

Ultimately, of course, it’s down to personal preference. But, whether you prefer boxer shorts to briefs or vice versa, you’ll find a massive selection of both at Whites and Smalls.

They have boxer shorts from top names like Calvin Klein, Bjorn Borg and Punto Blanco, for example, at some truly fantastic prices. In their current clearance range, for example, you can pick up a pair of basic Calvin Klein boxers for under £10. They also offer free delivery on orders of £30 and above, giving you even greater value for money.

The boxer shorts/brief debate rages on. But, whichever style of undergarment you prefer, see what they have to offer at Whites and Smalls before you do anything else.

09 July 2009

Babygod – the natural choice for men’s underwear

If you are looking for boxer shorts that are not only kind to your body but to the environment as well, then look no further than Babygod underwear. Made from 100% organic cotton, the Babygod range is an industry first, setting the standard for other manufacturers to follow.

Whilst lacking the pizzazz of other designer briefs, the simple yet functional pure-white range of men’s underwear is decorated with simple blue or orange detailing that looks just as good as other more wacky designs you could buy. Promising that all the fabrics used come from fairly traded sources, you can be sure that you are doing your part for the environment, and when they are as comfortable to wear as this you will feel good in more than one way when you slip a pair on.

As a company, Babygod is literally still in its infancy but as more ranges become available so will its impact on the high street grow. Around 35% of the world’s pesticides and insecticides go into the production of standard cotton clothing, which takes an incredible toll on the environment. Babygod men’s underwear, however, manages to avoid this by employing only organically farmed cotton from Fair Trade sources. It’s a shame more clothing manufacturers cannot follow suit, but rest assured many corporate eyes will have seen the range and will be following the brand’s progress with more than a hint of interest. Only time will tell if Babygod can save the world, but in the meantime why not try out a pair for yourself?

02 July 2009

Ginch Gonch underwear for men (or boys?)

With an emphasis on fun, fun and yet more fun, Ginch Gonch men’s underwear is the natural choice for those of us who just refuse to grow up. Hate having to wear a business suit to work? You can strike a minor victory against your boss by decking yourself out in the lairiest pair of boxer shorts known to man.

Admittedly, the chances are they’ll never see for themselves what kind of underwear you have on (and if they do, we want to know exactly what kind of job you have!), but at least whilst you’re deskbound and surrounded by grey suits, you can be safe in the knowledge that you haven’t sold out entirely. Think of them as a more hidden version of the cartoon tie craze that developed during the mid 1990’s amongst city workers, but possibly more tasteful.

The wide range of men’s boxer briefs in the Ginch Gonch collection is sure to have something to appeal to any rebels taste. Our particulars favorites were the Dumper Truck design, with a wry nod and a wink as to which particular area of the body catered for the aforementioned dumping, and the Eagle Totem Pole briefs, with the eagle’s beak protruding from the front of the pants.

With its tongue firmly in its cheek, Ginch Gonch has revolutionized men’s underwear, with some of the most daring designs you’ll ever be able to find. Perfect for the bored city worker, just make sure your boss doesn’t catch you with your pants down!