In the spirit of Deb's Frothy Friday start to the weekend, below, here's a Seth Stevenson piece in Slate, "In Praise of Boxer Briefs: An Underpants Manifesto." It begins:
It's come to my attention that there are some men out there—even a few friends of mine—who've not yet switched to boxer briefs. These are otherwise intelligent fellows who, either through ignorance or recalcitrance, begin each day by pulling on (shudder) traditional boxers or (double-shudder) briefs. I feel great pity for these men. Because the irrefutable truth is that boxer briefs—a knit, mid-thigh-length compromise between boxer and brief—are the ultimate male netherwear. The sooner you accept this, the happier your crotch will be.I came a little late to the boxer briefs parade--maybe about a year ago. On many of his points I agree, but it's hard to beat the simple beauty of the boxers. And on the off-chance you're caught with, uh, your pants down (very off chance in my case), having what otherwise appear to be shorts on under there is a pretty safe way to go.