Boxer shorts are a form of undergarment that is primarily used by men. However, this type of underwear has evolved to be part of women’s wear as well. Boxers are made from light and breathable material with an elastic waistband. This allows better circulation and can be used as a comfortable sleepwear. Boxer shorts became very popular during World War II. The English named the underwear as ‘boxer shorts’ because it resembles the shorts worn by boxers. The main purpose of boxer shorts is to provide the wearer with more freedom of movement.
Boxer short fabric
Just like most underwear, boxers come in various fabrics. Everyone can find boxers in most common clothing retailer stores. Here are some of the most popular fabrics used in making boxers. Cotton is the most widely used fabric for making boxers. It is lightweight and cheap which is an advantage for average consumers. It is also very durable and can be printed with many designs. Cotton boxers are also the most popularly used for sleepwear because these are very breathable.
Silk is more expensive than cotton but it is also lightweight and breathable. However, because of its softness, it cannot be printed on. Silk is actually lighter than cotton but since it is more expensive, it is less commonly used. Silk has a glossy appearance that makes it look softer that it actually is. Satin is more comfortable to wear than silk but it is also more expensive. Satin is woven to give off a shiny appearance. Satin is commonly used in bed sheets and pillowcases as well as lingerie. It is softer than both silk and cotton.
Boxer short design
There are several differences between boxers and the average underwear. Its design may have evolved in the past years but the basic style stayed the same. Before the 20th century, most undergarments are long and uncomfortable because they were made of wool and hard cotton. Since not everyone can afford a personal tailor, people had to settle for clothing that was either too tight or too loose. Today, women’s boxers have a higher cut which exposes more skin. They can also have slits to release any tension from bending and sitting.
Elastic waistbands on boxer shorts ensure a snug fit. It is also the elastic waistband that prevents the shorts from riding up above pants and thus prevents embarrassing situations.