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Survey: Men Hang Onto Their Underwear for 7 Years

(If the Brits are anything to go by)

(Newser) - Some less-than-appealing news from Britain: There's a decent chance the guy sitting next to you is wearing 7-year-old underwear. That's the average length of time men hang on to their undies before buying new ones, a UK survey finds, as noted by the Huffington Post . "I know... More »

Today's Hot Item: Spanx for Men

The tight-fitting tees and tanks are a big hit among guys

(Newser) - Spanx: the must-have undergarment for blushing brides, red-carpet-walking starlets, and...guys with guts? It's true: Shapewear for men is blowing up, reports the New York Times . “We are selling them as quickly as Spanx can make them,” says the men’s fashion director at Neiman Marcus of the... More »

'Tighty-Whities' Get Ready to Turn 75

Company launches media blitz to celebrate iconic undies

(Newser) - "Tighty whities" are turning 75 soon and Jockey International has launched a media blitz to rocket their briefs into the spotlight. The men's underwear, created after an exec was inspired by a postcard from France showing a man's bikini-style swimsuit, made its debut in Chicago in January 1935—a... More »

Lefties Finally Get Their Undies

Thanks to one genius store in Britain, left-handed men will no longer suffer at the urinal

(Newser) - Male lefties of the world have long suffered inconvenience and embarrassment at the urinal, thanks to their underwear. One British store is making up for the indignity with a new line of undies featuring a horizontal, rather than vertical, opening—giving Britain’s lefties an alternative to boxer shorts, Reuters... More »

Sales of Men's Undies Rebound With Economy

Analyst sees hope in unusual indicator's promising numbers

(Newser) - Amid mixed reports about recession and economic recovery, here's a bright spot: Men’s underwear sales are on the rebound. Believe it or not, that's a reliable indicator, because selling unmentionables is “such a need-based business that it really is a good indication that the consumer hasn't checked... More »

German Thief Caught With 1,000 Pairs of Underwear

Police suspect man may be behind string of undie thefts

(Newser) - A German man arrested for shoplifting may be the culprit behind a string of recent underwear thefts, der Speigel reports. The 56-year-old resident of Gelnhausen, near Frankfurt, escaped after staff noticed him trying to steal three pairs of men’s underwear from a sports shop. Police identified him and collared... More »

Boxers or Briefs? Undies Market More Endowed Now

Men newly faced with huge array of underwear choices

(Newser) - The world of men’s underwear was once simple: “boxers or briefs?” But today, entering the underwear aisle presents an untold array of options, writes Christina Brinkley in the Wall Street Journal. Now, men can choose from boxers, briefs, boxer-briefs, trunks, and thongs—and each of those silhouettes offers... More »

Men's Skivvy Sales Spell More Trouble

Stimulus package or not, underwear metric indicates downturn

(Newser) - More bad news, this time from the men’s underwear department. One of former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan’s favorite metrics for predicting changes in consumer spending was the sales of men’s skivvies, the Huffington Post reports. It seems that sales are projected to decline 2.3% this year,... More »

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