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View Poll Results: boxers or briefs?
boxers 20 36.36%
briefs 21 38.18%
unmentionables / bloomers / other 9 16.36%
neither 11 20.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old March 22 2014, 10:15 AM   #16
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

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I wear boxer briefs. You get the full support of a brief, but a little more leg room with the boxer part of it.
This.
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Old March 22 2014, 11:17 AM   #17
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Briefs, because of the fit. I tried boxers for a week and wasn't comfortable in them. Going commando is always risky because of zippers.
I'll be brief...

Just remembering what my Mom always told me as I was growing up:

"Always have a fresh pair of underwear on, with no holes, so if you are hurt and have to go to the hospital, you won't be embarrassed...."

She would have been horrified at the very notion of "commando"...

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Old March 22 2014, 11:53 AM   #18
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Briefs. I don't like the way stuff moves around in boxers...
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Old March 22 2014, 03:44 PM   #19
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Just remembering what my Mom always told me as I was growing up:
"Always have a fresh pair of underwear on, with no holes, so if you are hurt and have to go to the hospital, you won't be embarrassed...."
LOL we just found another planetary constant: my mom told me literally the same and she was told it by her mom.
(to which admonition the traditional reply in my family is: "and stay a good catholic, don't engage in intermarriage, don't get run over by a tricycle and don't fall into a letter box!" )



So far the briefs are leading and surprisingly unmentionables/bloomers appear to be more popular than boxers. Who'd have expected that?
(though I must say in favour of bloomers that they are indeed utterly comfortable. I only wear them for old-style square dance but I almost regret taking them off in the evening. Our great-grandmothers knew what they were doing. Bloomers are hell to iron, though, with all these ruffles and lace)
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Old March 22 2014, 03:53 PM   #20
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Boxer-briefs. It's the only logical way.

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Old March 22 2014, 04:08 PM   #21
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great minds

These boxer-briefs seem to be all the rage. Since when have they been on the market? I haven't encountered any but then I have been living rather celibate this last decade
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Old March 22 2014, 04:26 PM   #22
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^They started in the late '90s or early 2000s. I've been wearing them since about 2002 since they offer the airiness of the boxers with the support of the brief in other areas. I particularly like that they have more room in the middle for certain things. Things move around way too much in boxers and briefs feel as tight as a prison cell.
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Old March 22 2014, 04:29 PM   #23
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"I need the secure packaging of Jockeys. My boys need a house!"
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Old March 22 2014, 04:30 PM   #24
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So far the briefs are leading and surprisingly unmentionables/bloomers appear to be more popular than boxers. Who'd have expected that?
Well, this is a nerd board...

I was raised on "tighty-whiteys", and made a gradual transition in college, figuring it was time to dress like an adult.
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Old March 22 2014, 04:54 PM   #25
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^good point. I hadn't taken that into consideration.
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It's obviousely high time I give up my solitary life and declare the hunting season opened. My knowledge of male undergarnments appears to be quite outdated


It looks like we successfully lured a few Briefing Room members out of their lair. And it also loks like the BR must soon be renamed into boxer-briefing room
Also, we have a naturalist among us (very curageous). Personally, I find that a bit uncomfortable in summer - undies take up sweat better than trousers - but I sure appreciate it in (or rather: on) a male as it saves time and effort. One has to be very careful with the zipper, though.
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Old March 22 2014, 05:06 PM   #26
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

Boxer briefs for me too. I switched to boxers in college because I liked the open leg room, but when boxer briefs hit the shelves, my underpants renaissance truly began.
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Old March 22 2014, 05:11 PM   #27
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

Boxer-briefs here, as well. I seem to be in good company. A shame the poll is discriminatory.
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Old March 22 2014, 05:17 PM   #28
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I wear Under Armour boxers. They give good support for my 54 year old stuff, while keeping things light and airy in the heat.
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Old March 22 2014, 05:29 PM   #29
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Were some of the regulation Starfleet blue underwear on Enterprise boxer-briefs?

I'll admit to being puzzled by some of the new size markings I'm seeing on clothing now. Last time I bought a pair of shoes, I couldn't find a pair marked 9D, only M for medium, whatever that's supposed to fit.

And the last package of briefs I bought (by Hanes) were marked M/M which I'd never seen before, and thought would be medium. But they were made in Vietnam and appear to have been made for Vietnamese men because they don't fit well at all.
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Old March 22 2014, 05:40 PM   #30
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J. Allen wrote: View Post
I wear boxer briefs. You get the full support of a brief, but a little more leg room with the boxer part of it.
This.
And again.

A good tight fit but with an ample pouch for the General & 2 Colonels.

I even have some bike shorts that have a nice pouch I use for underwear. Longer legs than boxer briefs.
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