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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pop-Out Your Package! | Abercrombie + Hollister Fellas' Spring-Summer 2013 Underwear – Part I: The Boxer Briefs Edition...

That’s right fellas. Pop-Out Your Package! guy talk is back on THE HOTTEST BLOG! It’s that popular, seasonal discourse where we break out the 411 on how to look our best when pants drop hot...

In this part 1, we’ll be tackling boxer briefs. Long gone are the days when boxer shorts ruled as the norm in mens undies; and also when trunks and briefs/boxer briefs were second to boxers and only came in white and shades of gray. That’s been basically over for like three years now (although the trend was picking up in the late-2000s). Why? Times have changed. Style-conscious attitude in men has been exploding – from New York, to London, to Shanghai, guys up-to-date in the latest in mens style are even roaming about with trending mens bags – and form-fitting (and enhancing), stylish underwear is the way to go in this modern age. Plaid, to-your-knees, loose-as-hell boxer shorts are dinosaurs of past and irrelevant to today’s wear. Form-fitting undies with quality design and construction are your smart choice for slim-straight, skinny, and super skinny fit jeans/pants. Stupid be the guy who wears boxer shorts with slims or skinnies. (But we’ll talk more on boxer shorts in part II). Boxer shorts will never really go out of fashion, in the foreseeable future, because they are convenient in other ways and forms, but undies like boxer briefs are now at the forefront appropriately so.

There are other great form-fitting undies for guys – the brief (no legs, just bum and package) and the trunk (with legs resting at the very top of your thighs), for example. You wanna go for great, name-brand, non-athletic jockstraps? Go for it! They’ve also been gaining traction for their liberal feel. But Abercrombie & Fitch Co. only produces boxer briefs – with legs resting below the top of your thighs, but generally lower than the trunk – for the time being. To our inspection, A&F inappropriately labeled what were really boxer briefs as “trunks” back in Spring 2012 (something they revised after we mentioned it on the blog). There are no “trunks” now. Though we should mention that some retailers do consider the “trunk” a type of boxer brief. Furthermore, there is no industry standard for the length of the legs on boxer briefs and trunks. But to put all confusion aside, think of it this way: the boxer brief is a hybrid of the boxer shorts and brief style...so a boxer brief should be form-fitting and with legs of reasonable length...a length which could come below the top of the thigh or to a longer length above the knee. As so...




Trunks are just with legs resting at the very top of the thighs. But again, there is no industry standard for lengths of both. Confusing as hell – and there should really be an industry standard established! – but hopefully you have a sense of how things should be. Got it?

So anyway, this Spring-Summer 2013, it’s all about never-before-seen, fresh, bright pop-out colors!

On inspection at an Abercrombie & Fitch canoe store, the line really stood out in display among the other surrounding merchandise. And some select waist bands with the embroidered name-brand in pop-out color...incredible...with enough imagination, on some of them, you’d think them as holographic waist bands! They’re that cool. That striking. The design, color choice, and lighting on display...just fantastic. Although we do have to give props to the 'Keene Valley' range for its bright-bold simplicity which makes it the noteworthy A&F undies statement of the season.

There’s nothing really new-new about the abercrombie kids collection of boxer briefs for Spring 2013, but we do recognize the 'allen mountain' rage for its cool correlation with the A&F 'Keene Valley' range.

With Hollister, dude, it’s all happenin’ at the 'Surfers Point' range! The bold stripe patterns with outstanding color game-play totally work to make this arguably among the top best HCo undies ranges.

The consensus? The 'Keene Valley' and 'Surfers Point' undies come hand-in-hand as the #Spring2013 winners! But you know we’re all inclusive. So take a look at our sample selection of each boxer briefs range...


ABERCROMBIE & FITCH






ABERCROMBIE & FITCH MENS
SLIDE BROOK BOXER BRIEFS
Shown in turquoise and red
US$18

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ABERCROMBIE & FITCH MENS
KEENE VALLEY BOXER BRIEFS
Shown in white and red
US$18

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ABERCROMBIE & FITCH MENS
HOPKINS TRAIL BOXER BRIEFS
Shown in navy stripe
US$18

Check it out (here)!


abercrombie






abercrombie guys
allen mountain boxer briefs
Shown in pink
US$12.50

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abercrombie guys
baker mountain boxer briefs
Shown in green stripe
US$12.50

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abercrombie guys
mason mountain boxer briefs
Shown in white icon
US$12.50

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HOLLISTER Co.






HOLLISTER Co. DUDES
MARINA PARK BOXER BRIEFS
Shown in red
US$12.50

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HOLLISTER Co. DUDES
SOLIMAR BOXER BRIEFS
Shown in blue stripe
US$12.50

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HOLLISTER Co. DUDES
SURFERS POINT BOXER BRIEFS
Shown in pink and green stripe
US$12.50

Check it out (here)!


Explore the entire collections instores and online! Also, heads up for next week’s Pop-Out Your Package! Part II: The Boxer Shorts Edition...

Stay FIERCE!