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History Development of Men's underwear

Jan 10, 2019

Prehistoric men used a belt, and archaeologists discovered the fragments of the animal skin around 7000 years ago, presumably resembling a baby's diaper. The ancient Greeks also used a belt, and historians suspected that only slaves would wear them, and the citizens’ cloaks seemed to be naked. The ancient Romans wanted to be diversified, some wearing long pants and some wrapping wraps.

13th century

Braies appeared. Braies is Saxon, a pocket-like loose underpants, long knees, made of linen, and tied with a rope at the waist, worn by the king to the farmer. By the Renaissance, the trousers became shorter and the front door was opened so that men would not have to take off their trousers when urinating. The wrinkled threshold is either a button or a rope, which is the prototype of modern men's trousers. At that time, the men did not wear outer pants, and the tight-fitting stockings were placed outside the trousers and fixed with garters, so Henry VIII thickened the crotch of the trousers. Historians speculate that he may have a bandage dipped in potions in his crotch to alleviate the pain caused by syphilis. Many men use the lining threshold as a convenience pocket, which contains medicines and money for treating sexually transmitted diseases.

Tudor era

Men's underwear became stable and simple, with knees on the knees and buttons on the placket. The fabrics were made of cotton and silk in addition to linen. It gradually evolved into a jumpsuit, and the jumpsuit developed a tight-fitting pant that grew to the ankle. The 19th century boxer John Suliva loves to wear tight pants to play, so this long pants is also called "John."


Jockey sold the world's first triangular panties with Y-shaped stitching in Chicago. Triangular underwear allows the size of the man's legs to reach the limit, and clothing historians believe that its meaning is comparable to that of a bra. In three months, 30,000 pockets were sold in the United States, and Jockey rushed to produce the "masculine" series, which was sent to malls across the United States. The competition for boxing shorts and briefs began here, and both sides claimed that they were wearing healthier and more comfortable. During this period, the underwear was sewn with an elastic band, and the word "underpants" was included in the dictionary.

After the end of World War II

Men's underwear has color and pattern, and emerging fabrics such as rayon, polyester and Lycra add tightness and elasticity to the underwear, and the style of the briefs is more compact. British 70's popular skinny jeans, briefs defeated boxing briefs.


Levi's jeans set off a whirlwind of boxing briefs. British supermodel and popular singer Nick Kamen took the brand's most famous advertisement for Levi's 501 jeans. In the laundry, Nick wore a pair of underwear and sat in front of the washing machine. He wore white cotton boxing briefs without Y-shape. The women who were shaken have bought back boxing briefs, and it seems that their men put on boxing briefs and become a cute Nick. New designers such as Paul Smith also began to design boxing briefs, of course, his underwear is indispensable for rainbow stripes. Like Smith's coat, boxing underwear became the head of the yuppie; and the man wearing the briefs is always the mother's son, seeing the trousers with the Y-stitch more like a baby diaper! The fashion of underwear has made men have a tendency to attitude towards this little dress for the first time. At first, men's underwear only highlighted the practicality and health. The fashion industry and gay men gave the men's underwear market a variety of styles, such as thongs and low-waist briefs.

the 90s

Kate Moss and rock star Mach Mark made a stern criticism of the underwear for Calvin Klein. Mudge Mark was naked and glared at Moss, who only wore a pair of underwear. The waist of his jeans showed the elastic side of the white underwear, and the brand logo on the top was clearly visible. In 2008, ultra-short boxing tights were the most popular, compared to Johor Borg's underwear, which was only 25 cm long.

21st century

In 1999, Mr. Kang Jiaming, the inventor of Taiwan's King style patent bag underwear, suffered from long-term infertility after marriage due to underwear factors, and was dissatisfied with the lack of improvement in traditional male underwear. Therefore, the ventilation and ventilation of men's underwear were designed from the characteristics of men's physiological structure. Comfort. The design of the underwear not only has a special scrotum bag, but also makes the scrotum ventilate and keep dry, while avoiding the friction and squeezing of the scrotum and the thigh. Its unique positioning of the penis up and down two basic models. Separate the man's scrotum from the penis, the penis erection can also be positioned with the trend, the three openings are not only ventilated and dry, but the urine is super convenient. In the past, men's underwear was only an innovative breakthrough in the design of the fabric and neglecting the physiological characteristics of men.

year 2011

The new popular elements are undoubtedly stylish, concise, caring and focused. The slogan of the beautiful men's underwear is comfortable, the best, the beautiful life choice. The aim is to push the men's underwear industry to a new level.