You've probably guessed it by now, but the usefulness of underwear was recognized a long time ago. The first type of underwear was worn as early as ancient Egypt in the form of loincloths made of linen or woven cotton. For the pharaohs, this underwear was lined with additional layers. Later, in the Middle Ages, the style of underwear changed completely and instead of loincloths, long undershirts made of linen or cotton were worn. However, it took until the 15th century for the first underpants to appear. These early models of underwear were also long and padded pieces of fabric were added to protect the genitals.
Boxer shorts (under this name) saw the light of day in 1925. As the name suggests, there is indeed a connection with boxing. The idea for the boxer shorts came from Jacob Colom (the founder of Everlast, a brand of boxing equipment). When thinking about how to improve the underwear worn by professional boxers, he came up with the idea of replacing the traditional leather belt with an elastic band. This was the birth of the boxer shorts. However, boxer shorts were not a great success from the beginning. It wasn't until the 90's that the boxer shorts became popular and loved by all.
When it comes to choosing the right underwear, figure-hugging boxer shorts, also called trunks, are probably the best choice for men. Thisis because trunks are figure hugging, providing a good and, thanks to the stretchy fabric, comfortable support compared to loose fitting boxer shorts, for example. Trunks or the slightly longer boxer briefs are therefore ideal for working out. Trunks are like a second skin, so they go barely noticed underneath other clothes, especially with slim-fitting trousers.
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