Tighty whiteys, boxers, boxer briefs, briefs, thongs and the mankini, although far from my favourite, are just a few of the names used for the different styles offered to the men when it comes to underwear. The guys for such a long time have had very little in the way of selection when it came to the coverings of their deliciously delectable meat and potatoes coveted by all. Women have had it good for far to long when it comes to their under things, and to see the offerings now being made to the men, is truly a breath of fresh air!
The first known “underwear” for men dated back almost 7000 years when prehistoric man used a “loincloth“, made of leather to cover the goods while running errands, which didn’t change for quite some time. The ancient Egyptians portrayed it a multitude of hieroglyphs and appeared to be wearing a kilt like covering, while the Romans generally wore commando under their togas and battle gear. The loincloth was a staple well into the middle ages when the “codpiece” began to come into play. A pouch that was either worn over loose fitting breeches, or under, depending on the wearer, designed to keep everything in place with the ultimate goal of the presentation of virility to onlookers by enhancing proportions, that generally was an illusion, not unlike the padded bra of today.