Slips, Shorts, Boxers, or Briefs are all different types and models. Every individual will choose what they find comfortable. At suitable you will find a wide range of different brands, models and colors. The brands that we sell are, amongst others: Alan Red, Muchachomalo, Bjorn Borg, and Calvin Klein. These brands use cotton and elastane for maximum comfort and enough moving space. Suitable also offers its private label in two variations, the tighter model and the loose boxers.
History of boxers
The first types of underwear were nothing more than a leather loincloth around men's waist. It looked like a diaper. The ancient Egyptians and Aztecs also wore these loincloths. The ancient Romans had a different choice in underwear; you could choose a wrapped loincloth or shorts. Around the 13th century, there was a new type of underwear; they made loose-fitting pull-on underwear, also known as 'braies.' The braies were made of linen, calf-length drawers, especially knights and kings wore these. After some time, the braies evolved. They became a bit shorter, and they made a flap in the crotch area to urinate through. They were also made in different fabrics like cotton, silk, or linen. After many years, when the bicycle was introduced, the braies developed further into a jockstrap. This undergarment was to protect cycle jockeys. It wasn't until 1920 that Jacob Colomb, who founded the brand Everlast, created a lighter version of what we call boxing shorts. There was, and sometimes still it a battle between boxers and briefs. Men who preferred boxers say it is better for your health to wear looser-fitting underwear. It allows air to circulate. Around the mid 20th century, the 'thighty-whities' were popular. And around the '70s, tight jeans became fashionable for men, which made briefs the underwear men would prefer and choose.
Differences of underwear
- Briefs is a short, slim-fitting type of underwear and swimwear. Usually, they have a waistband attached to the fabric from the pelvis to the crotch and buttocks. Men and women wear this type of underwear.
- Trunks is a style that is between a boxer and a brief. It is slim-fitted, and looks stylish, and is perfect for exercise. Everything stays firm and in its place.
- The jockstrap is underwear that protects your crotch during contact sports. It has a firm waistband and fabric that covers the front part. On the backside, it has two elastic straps that ensure the material stays in its place.
- Boxers are underwear that looks a lot like regular shorts. The classic model is made of cotton with longer trouser legs; they have a loose fit with a flexible waistband. The fabric will hang loose on your waist. Nowadays, we see more brands making slim-fitted boxers. These models will end just under your butt.
- Midway briefs are underwear like a boxer, but these are longer than standard boxers, it ends midway on your upper leg.
We offer you two different types of men's underwear, the tight boxer shorts and the loose models. Our tight models are consist of 68% Bamboo, 28% cotton, and 4% elastane. The mix of all of these materials makes the most comfortable boxers of all times. The Bamboo fabric absorbs sweat, is breathable and anti-bacterial. Bamboo is eco-friendly and sustainable. The boxers are made in basic colors. The loose model is made out of 100% cotton. Different studies have concluded that loose boxers are better for men's health and improve fertility. The boxer shorts' fabric comes from old dress shirts. We re-used the material to make the traditional loose boxer shorts. The highest and softest quality cotton is used to make these boxers.
Alan Red is an Italian brand making the best fashion basics in Europe. Since 1996 they came to the Netherlands and nowadays they are well known for their t-shirts. Alan Red is a brand that makes boxers that are plain, easy, and simple. They prefer making products that are high quality than making products following the latest color trends. One of the latest products they have made is the men's boxers made of Bamboo. They contain 94% Bamboo and 6% Lycra, which makes the boxer shorts eco-friendly, it absorbs sweat and is anti-bacterial. Apart from that, the fabrics feel very soft and thin.
Muchachomalo, which means 'Bad Boy' in Spanish, is a Dutch origin brand. With the thought of outspoken boxers, with the latest trends for the real Bad Boy, the inner Rebel. The naughty man, the confident man, the natural leader will feel attracted by this brand, as it reflects who he is and where he stands for. Wearable art is what Muchachomalo wanted to bring in every man's closet. The comfortable boxers are made out of 95% cotton and 5% Elastane. For every successful man who works hard to reach his goals in life, a man who knows what he wants.
Björn Borg was one of the greatest tennis players, and after his career, he started Björn Borg Fashion and started making men's underwear. Nowadays, we know it for different kinds of clothing, they expand it to sportswear, bathing suits, bags, shoes, and glasses. The boxers collection of Björn Borg is well known because of its colorful range of boxers. Every season you will find the most outspoken boxer shorts. Underwear does not have to be boring, and Björn Borg trunks give a man confidence and an outspoken style.
This American brand is very known for its memorable commercials about underwear in the mid '80. The boxer shorts Calvin Klein makes are always available in primary or basic colors. The boxer shorts are made out of 95% cotton and 5% elastane, giving you comfort and flexibility. You recognize the boxers from a waistband with the logo of Calvin Klein on it. Most of the shorts are 'low raise' with means they aren't high and will fit appropriately underneath your trouser or jeans, without passing your waistband.
Boxer or Briefs
Nowadays, boxer shorts are more seen than before, probably because of the number of brands making them. Apart from that, you can find them in different colors and materials. They gained popularity in the late '80, and now more than ever, they still are the best-sold items in men's underwear.