Boxer briefs and trunks are a modern evolution of the boxer short, bringing together the best of boxer shorts and briefs. Boxer briefs and trunks are fitted like a brief and provide leg coverage like a boxer short. They generally have shorter legs than a boxer short which is loose fitting.
A 'trunk' or 'hipster' is often used to describe a shorter leg boxer brief, although the word 'trunk' is universally used in some countries. A standard boxer brief has a leg length that is usually down to the middle thigh area. A trunk tends to have a shorter length, between the middle and upper thigh areas and is usually square cut. A hipster has the shortest length, sometimes only slightly longer than the cut on a brief.
If you are looking for a longer length boxer, then see our long leg boxers which have lengths between the middle thigh and knee or long johns which provide full length cover.
Men's boxer briefs provide many benefits and consequently it's one of the most popular styles of mens underwear.
- Support - boxer briefs are fitted, providing support, preventing 'dangling' and embarrassing 'flop out' which can be problems with a loose boxer short.
- Comfort - boxer briefs don't bunch up underneath pants nor do they ride up like boxer shorts. Some men find them to be more comfortable than a brief because they are not quite so tightly fitted. Boxer briefs tends to have a shorter leg than a boxer short, which some men prefer for comfort as there is not as much material underneath the pants.
- Camouflage men's physique - boxer briefs don't show as much physique as a brief so they can be better if a man is a little out of shape.
- Accentuation - boxer briefs tend to make the groin area look a little larger.
- Low rises - trunks and boxer briefs tend to have a lower rise waist compared to a boxer short.
VOCLA holds an excellent range of boxer briefs, including the full collection of PUMP boxers and all the new and limited edition Andrew Christian boxers.