Men’s underwear guide part 1

Men’s underwear guide

Men’s underwear guide part 1

The history of men’s underwear, number 1:

During prehistoric times, men would wear what we now call loincloths made of leather hides to protect themselves from nature. Egyptian pharaohs also wore them. Scotsmen wore kilts, and it became a standard piece of clothing that all men, and women, would wear during the day. Over time, underwear evolved into a second garment that was worn under clothing. Wearing underwear decreased the amount of time needed launder trousers and outerwear. Additionally, it was less protective and less expensive to replace than a pair of pants.

The history of men’s underwear, number 2:

They may have looked like a ridiculous way to brag about your assets, but at the time, trousers were tied using a form of lace at both the waist and the ankles. It was difficult to quickly remove them due to the hassle of having to undo all the laces. That is how the codpiece came to be. It was a type of clothing that utilized front buttons or laces which permitted men to urinate without having to take off their trousers. King Henry VIII adorned his codpieces with various decorations for show and padding for comfort. The popularity of padding a codpiece declined in the 1500s.

The history of men’s underwear, number 3:

As underwear continued to develop, men began wearing tight knee-length flannel union suit that matched their shirts. It was not until the mid-1920s that a boxing company called Everlast began to tweak their leather trunks worn by prizefighters opting for something more comfortable with an elastic band. From this invention came the beginning of boxer shorts. Despite this level of ingenuity, men did not appreciate the modern boxer and preferred the support and warmth, pre-central heating, offered by the union suit.

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