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'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 »

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 »

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