There is a lot of energy in today’s world dedicated to categorizing us as human beings. Men more than ever have to figure out whether they wish to be viewed as old fashion, stoic “he-men,” or would they prefer the label of being modern, sensitive “metro-sexuals” when it comes to their approach to man-hood?
One of the ways you can judge a man is by what they keep closest to their heart….or groin. Honestly, one has to admit that the first decision of any consequence that every man makes each morning can be traced directly to which pair of underwear they decide to put on.
While women can run the gamut from so-called “Granny-panties” to thongs, men are really limited to the concept of boxers or briefs. (I know there are men who have now adopted the “boxer/brief” look, but I reject that concept. You can’t have it both ways in this world. Pick a style, and live with your choices!) There are plusses and minuses with whatever direction you choose.
For me, there were two factors that forced my hand in giving up the “brief” look, and switching over permanently to the boxer coalition. First, it was the nickname “tighty-whities” that gave me pause when it came to my choice of undergarment. Being a grown man, and walking around wearing something that almost everybody was now referring to as “tighty-whities” just wasn’t working for me.
The nail in the coffin however for my career as a wearer of briefs came from an interview with Brian Cranston. He was discussing why his infamous character “Walter White” on the classic television program Breaking Bad was seen so often wearing his “tighty-whities” on-screen. Cranston said that he wanted his character to basically be as dorky as possible. A complete loser if you will. Consider me converted. Hello boxers!