un•der•gar•ment ( n d r-gär m nt). n.A garment worn under outer garments, especially one worn next to the skin.
Undergarments date back in history as long ago as 2,000 B.C., when Egyptians first began to wear them under other clothes for use as a hygienic aid and support. New fabrics, unique construction and innovative color combinations have since allowed many different styles to take shape, with the most distinct developing during the Renaissance, Victorian times, Industrial Revolution, World War II and present-day. Boxer shorts, briefs, boxer briefs, and trunks have become the most popular designs, and today, they have materialized into a medium for self-expression and high-fashion.
The first boxer shorts were created with all-around-elastic in the 1920’s by Jacob Golomb, the founder of Everlast, to replace the leather-belted trunks then worn by boxers. This design allowed for unhindered leg movement, especially important for athletes. Becoming an instant hit, they continued to evolve with new colors, patterns and design concepts, far surpassing the available variety of traditional briefs and boxer briefs. However, many make the mistake of wearing an unflattering cut or improper size, which results in unsightly bunching and lack of comfort.
The luxury men’s apparel and accessories brand, Pengallan, helped to solve the common problems men faced with the introduction of their superior slim-fit boxers in 2012. These elegantly cut, fashionable boxers have a flat-front waistband and French seam construction to reduce excess fabric, while the contoured seat and generous side vents eliminate the “riding-up” effect and need for the “balloon bottom,” making for greater ease of movement. Constructed with fine European fabrics, each maintains a slim and streamlined silhouette, while providing the style, comfort and range of motion needed for the modern man and his daily activities.