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Question: Boxers or Briefs?
Briefs - Republican   -5 (8.2%)
Briefs - Democrat   -17 (27.9%)
Briefs - other   -8 (13.1%)
Boxers - Republican   -9 (14.8%)
Boxers - Democrat   -15 (24.6%)
Boxers - other   -7 (11.5%)
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« on: March 07, 2012, 03:42:20 pm »
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I guess we've had one before, but I wanted to do another, inspired by this:

No way.  I tried on a pair of boxer shorts once.  Tried to walk around in them.  I kept racking myself with every step.  Slap.  Slap.  Slap.  It's so painful.  How can you stand that?  Also, it feels strange.  Normal underwear for me, thanks.  Jockey shorts.  White and tight.

Haha, no, never had that problem.  I simply cannot understand your preference, any more than you can understand mine..  its like politics or perhaps even more so.  I find those tight things incredibly uncomfortable.  Free-balling is fine, but the perfect compromise is a good pair of boxers.  Then again, come to think of it, I do have a very wide stance.
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 03:46:53 pm »
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I prefer boxers, though I occasionally wear boxer briefs as well.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 04:04:12 pm »
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All right, why the applesauce is this separated by political party?
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 04:07:34 pm »
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Boxer-briefs- moderate hero.

Stopped wearing the tightie whiteys when I was about 10.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 04:14:24 pm »
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Boxers (I)
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 04:41:12 pm »
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a friend of mine claims to have given up wearing any sort of undergarment at age 14.  he received a hand-jibber at a club in Dublin in fall 2010, but had the girl stop before his orgasm because he did not want to jizz up his pants.  he claims this is the only time since his conversion to commando that he wished he had boxers on.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 06:36:49 pm »
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Boxers. Stopped wearing y-fronts when I was in primary school and have never looked back.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 06:39:29 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 07:05:39 pm »
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Haha, bashful now or just that you divulged all sorts of underwear related habits of the jmfcsts several months ago?
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 07:11:46 pm »
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Haha, bashful now or just that you divulged all sorts of underwear related habits of the jmfcsts several months ago?

it all been divulged since the JCrew thread...man, I miss that thread.  Probably the last great flame war in the history of the Atlas.  And the cool thing about that thread - it came like a proverbial bolt of lightning from out of the proverbial blue and left a trail of bodies in its wake!
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2012, 07:42:01 pm »
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opebo,

I didn't vote in the poll, because I wear neither.  If I did vote, I'd vote for briefs (R).  Actually, I wear jockey shorts, as I expect most normal people do, but given the choice between briefs and boxer shorts, I'd choose briefs.


Just so we're clear,

These are briefs (worn by porn stars and those stuck in the 80s.  In the 80s I wore them):



These are jockey shorts (what I wear):




These are boxer shorts (what really old people and, apparently, most forumites wear):




There is also some weird stuff like this (I'm not sure what that's called, but I see it in stores):



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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2012, 08:05:48 pm »
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Boxers obviously. Gotta let them breathe.
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2012, 08:16:24 pm »
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Boxers obviously. Gotta let them breathe.

Agreed, but if you are working out of something you need some support for the frank and beans. Boxers also tend to ride up while exercising.  In this scenario, boxer briefs are the preferable option.
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Boxers, since I was like 15.
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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2012, 08:48:18 pm »
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Boxers obviously. Gotta let them breathe.

Agreed, but if you are working out of something you need some support for the frank and beans. Boxers also tend to ride up while exercising.  In this scenario, boxer briefs are the preferable option.
Indeed.  You can't do ....things...in boxers.  If you're just sitting on your ass, bitching about things, sure, boxers FTW.  But if you like, move and stuff, boxers suck.

I don't know why boxer-briefs never make these polls.
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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2012, 08:53:55 pm »
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Boxers (not 8 years old).
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That has got to be one of the most retarded proposals I have read on this forum.

Don't worry, I'm sure more will crop up shortly.
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2012, 09:25:31 pm »
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...I wear jockey shorts, as I expect most normal people do

Surely the majority of people wear boxers, angus?  

These are briefs (worn by porn stars and those stuck in the 80s.  In the 80s I wore them):

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Good lord, I'm not surprised you would wear such a thing, if you wear 'jockety shorts', but my god man, what are you some kind of narrow-waisted gigolo?

...If you're just sitting on your ass, bitching about things, sure, boxers FTW.  But if you like, move and stuff, boxers suck.

Thanks for mentioning my vocation, but I do 'move' as well - strolling, ambling, standing and chatting, and of course riding motorbikes.   I even sometimes water plants for a friend of mine who is away.  Boxers are fine for all these.

I don't know why boxer-briefs never make these polls.

To be honest I forgot entirely about them, and from my perspective they're so similar to briefs as to be not worth distinguishing.

I suspect this mostly all comes down to social class - the lower orders wear 'briefs' or 'jockety shorts', while people with proper upbringing do wear exclusively boxers (though I'll admit mine are mostly just cheap ones from J.C. Penney and the like).
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2012, 09:36:18 pm »
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I suspect this mostly all comes down to social class

Could be.  Then again, you may be misinterpreting the results.  First, very few people on this poll actually wear briefs.  I suspect they wear jockey shorts.  Second, the boxer/brief ration is 3/2 among Republicans and 7/4 among Democrats.  Not a huge difference, so it's not like all the plutocrats are wearing boxer shorts and the great unwashed masses are wearing Homer Simpson underwear.  Also, if I were voting in the poll, and the only choices I had were boxers or briefs, I'd vote for briefs, which would make it 3/3 for the Republicans.  Pretty well distributed for a party long associated with plutocracy and paranoia.

Still, I wear regular underwear because that's what Daddy wore, and that's what my parents bought me.  My son will likely wear regular underwear all his life.  That's all he will ever have been exposed to on a daily basis.  Therefore, you could conclude that the phenomenon is based upon some family values system. 

I used to see those things that looked, to me, like swimming trunks, on TV and such, usually worn by old men, and it seemed weird.  My son will likely consider them to be "old man" underwear as well.  I didn't even know they were called "boxer shorts" until about the 12th grade, to be honest, when my girlfriend commented that I wore "jockey shorts" instead of "boxer shorts."  I remember asking her what "boxer shorts" were.  She explained.  I then thought of all those TV shows where they show people in "boxer shorts."  Two things become apparent:  (1)  That particular girlfriend had been around the block a few times.  (2)  The FCC probably had quite a bit to do with popularizing "boxer shorts" during the 80s.  

One thing is for certain:  I still find the "boxer shorts" hard to take seriously as a pair of underwear.  They seem like old man underwear to me.  On weekends, I roam about al fresco very frequently.  And in the evenings.  In fact, right now I'm just wearing a regular pair of gym shorts, sans underwear.  Nothing between me and the rest of the world except a thin layer of gabardine.  Al fresco is the norm, in fact, if I'm not working or attending a seminar or shopping for pants.  However, if I actually have to go somewhere, I'll definitely wear a pair of underwear, and by underwear I mean jockey shorts.  (I only ever use the term "jockey shorts" in conversations like these, since "underwear" is, by default, understood to mean jockey shorts among us common laborers.)

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That's funny, angus, I always thought of those tight things as 'old men's underwear'.  I'm loath to admit it, but those are the garments which my father and his generation did wear, and when I was a small boy those are what my mother bought for me.  But the moment I could buy my own clothes in my very early teens I switched to boxers and have never looked back.  Hate those things - tacky and uncomfortable.

So perhaps this is far from certain:

My son will likely wear regular underwear all his life.  That's all he will ever have been exposed to on a daily basis.

Hopefully he will rebel and improve as I did.

Also, if I were voting in the poll, and the only choices I had were boxers or briefs, I'd vote for briefs,

Please do vote - everyone else understood the poll clearly.
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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2012, 10:00:23 pm »
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That's funny, angus, I always thought of those tight things as 'old men's underwear'.  I'm loath to admit it, but those are the garments which my father and his generation did wear, and when I was a small boy those are what my mother bought for me.  But the moment I could buy my own clothes in my very early teens I switched to boxers and have never looked back.  Hate those things - tacky and uncomfortable.


Then you have refuted your point about class.  I also don't think it's a partisan thing.  

Apparently, it has nothing to do with family values, either, so I'm wrong about that.

Maybe it has a different explanation.  You commented in another thread about bicycles, and how strange they are for you.  I, on the other hand, ride daily.  I find myself riding to the store, even if I have to buy a relatively large amount of items, on a bicycle.  I almost always prefer bicycling over any other mode of transportation when possible.  Of course, winters are long and harsh here, so about 4 months per year I drive my car, but whenever possible I prefer to ride.  

Maybe your poll should be "by preferred mode of transportation" rather than "by party"
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Maybe your poll should be "by preferred mode of transit" rather than "by party"

You should make that poll.  I have shot my bolt for the day.  

For me it would be:
1. motorbike
2. railroad train
3. car at least 20 years old
4. overland coach (bus)
5. taxi-cab

And I would not prefer the bicycle to walking.
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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2012, 10:22:34 pm »
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Angus, I am disappointed.  You don't remember when Steve, Snot, Toshie and Barry went to camp and got picked on for wearing the very un-cool jockeys.  Only to then be fooled into the pant.., er briefs by the lecherous underwear salesman.

Like Opebo, I wore the tightie whities as a boy and had them bought for me.  When I made my own fashion decisions, it was straight to the boxers.  Jockeys were tragically uncool- meant only for little boys or older dudes who thought Jim Palmer was cool.
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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2012, 03:50:36 am »
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What about boxer-briefs? I usually wear them when I am out and about, and always when I am exercising. Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren make the best cotton boxer-briefs. Lululemon makes the best spandex-style boxer-briefs, although I dislike their effeminate styles/colors.

I generally wear boxers as leisure/sleepwear around the house. Again, you can't go wrong with Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.
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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2012, 07:19:24 am »
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What about boxer-briefs?

For me, they're very similar to briefs (or jockey shats as angus calls them).
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