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.