A to Z Theme 2016
For my 2016 A to Z theme I used a meme that I ran across on the blog of Bridget Straub who first saw it on the blog of Paula Acton. This meme is a natural for me to use on my memoir blog. It's an A to Z concept and it's about me. No research and nothing complicated. I'm given twenty six questions or topics to discuss that are about me.In April I kept my posts short and uncomplicated. In the midst of it all you might learn a few things about me that you didn't previously know.
Monday, April 25, 2016
A few years ago the question was often asked of men: "Briefs or boxers?"
This seems like a rather odd question to ask anyone. Why should anyone's underwear be a matter for public knowledge. Perhaps this became more of a matter of interest when the fad of "sagging" became popular with younger guys. In case you don't remember that or were oblivious to pop culture fashion, sagging is when a guy wears his pants hanging low so that the underwear is exposed. In the case of sagging there is no doubt of what underwear a guy is wearing and in every case that I'm aware it's always boxers.
From the time I was a small child my mother always bought me the traditional white briefs. My father wore boxers. I'd see him wearing them around the house when I was very young, but as my sister and I became older he became more modest about walking around in his underwear. I was always a bit jealous because I wanted boxers because they just seemed more fashionable to me. Briefs seemed dorky. That's what I had though and I wasn't buying the underwear so the decision wasn't mine back then.
After I became an adult buying my own underwear, I went for a trial period of wearing boxers. Somehow they just didn't feel right after wearing the briefs all my life. And since there was no intentional sagging style back then, wearing boxers wasn't a part of a public fashion statement. My trial boxer period was short-lived and on my next trip to buy underwear I was stocking up on briefs again.
Through the years I've tried some of the variations of the traditional briefs. I tried colored briefs, bikini briefs, and whatever other briefs might be available, but invariably I would go back to the old standard tighty-whitey style that I grew up with when my mother bought my underwear for me.
I still think the boxers look better, but I guess they're just not my style from the standpoint of comfort. And now you have more information about me than you really needed to know.
Which underwear style do you prefer for men? Where do you usually purchase most of your underwear? Do you think underwear is a weird topic for discussion?