To make sure we made the ultimate Briefs, we asked 4028 of you where your pants had let you down in the past-so we didn’t make the same mistakes. Here’s what you told us…
What you didn’t want
The fabric didn’t keep its shape
The material was rubbish quality
Holes appeared in no time
They weren’t comfy enough
Briefs for the long haul
PUT THROUGH THEIR PACES
Once the design for our Boxer Briefs was finalised we sent out 1,200 prototype pairs for you lot to test drive in the real world. From our initial attempts through the almost-there versions and right the way up to pants-perfection — your feedback was crucial. Since we nailed the design, 10,000 pairs have met new owners and are out there, in the wild, doing their thing. A real group effort.
ROOMY, NOT BAGGY
Stretch and fit are vital factors in making the ideal underpants. Too snug and the elastic’ll hit the point of no return then give up, leaving you with baggy, shapeless briefs. Go too baggy from the outset and you’ve got a bunching situation no one wants on their plate, or in their slacks. So we opted for a cut that’s just a touch roomier than average. They’re not board shorts or anything, but that little bit of extra space will mean they’ll always stay in shape.
MADE FROM TOUGH STUFF
You want your boots to last, your jeans to wear-in well, and your jacket to have your back for years to come. There’s no reason not to want the same of your pants. Made from reassuringly solid 180g/m2 organic cotton, our Boxer Briefs are built to last.
COTTON’S THE WAY TO GO
The jersey we opted for is made from 95% organic cotton. The other 5%? That’s a little touch of elastane for added comfort. Why organic cotton? Well, for its softness and breathability, but also because this top-quality natural material has well-known hypoallergenic properties. Briefly: it’s a match made in pants heaven.
Contrary to popular belief, briefs shouldn’t turn into hole-filled cleaning rags-to-be a mere two weeks after you bought ‘em. Of course, undies take a battering, but that’s no excuse. Friction and chaffing are the main culprits when it comes to wear - we cut those down with the perfected, tidy fit. And, to keep holes at bay even longer we double-layered the fabric on the inside leg for a bit of extra reinforcement. Being unholy’s good, when it comes to pants.
COMFORT IS KING
A lot of our boxer-brief-testers mentioned that some of their past pairs had a strange habit of morphing into bunched-up Y-fronts throughout the day, the legs inching up with every step you take. To put a stop to this once and for all, our briefs are cut a little longer in the leg — meaning they’ll stay put and stay comfortable. We also took your latest feedback on board and made the legs a little wider. Let’s leave the shapeshifting to the Animorphs.
SEAMS PRETTY GOOD
To make these double-tough we reinforced the side seams. Even Dr David Banner himself would struggle to rip these toughies. We opted for a soft, comfortable yet sturdy elasticated waistband: 83% polyamide, 10% elastane and 7% polyester. This combo came out tops in our secret waistband testing lab — a steady grip that will keep your pants in place without leaving a mark on your hips. Just the ticket.
Singing their po-ethical praises
"A real cotton cocoon for the bird and its eggs, a nest that's neither too big nor too small. Perfect for upgrading from the plastic-y nylon of the "big brands" to the ethical cotton of our new favourite brand." Adem.
Well, we couldn’t have put it more poetically. That’s for sure. Thanks, Adem!
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT…
Clearly top-notch stuff ! The waistband is ultra-comfortable and doesn't leave a mark on the waist, and that's great! You feel good in these boxer briefs the moment you put them on! It's like having a little cloud over your bottom and parts and that’s appreciated !" - Thanks for the feedback Max, we'll let you get back on your cloud.
"These boxers are perfect! Perfect style, not too tight or too loose, and super comfortable to wear. Gone are the days of ill-fitting, crotch-cracking rival boxer briefs: I used to be sick of having my balls jiggling around. Now, my family jewels are entitled to the same comfort of clothing as the rest of my body" - Do we really need to add anything? Thanks Ju.
"My wife thinks the fit is great, especially with me in it :-D" - Thanks Vincent, another example that clothes don't make the man.
"These boxer shorts are like slippers, but not for your feet." - Thanks for the feedback Pierre, have you tried them on as slippers?
All the production steps for your Boxer Brieds
The materials have travelled a total of 25,34 8 km (15,750 miles) from field to doormat.
Harvesting and ginning the cotton
Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Turkey, India, Sudan
Environmental certification: GRS, OCS
Brito & Miranda Portugal
Environmental certification : OCS, GRS
Brochado & Campos - Tinturaria E Acabamentos, Lda. Portugal
Estamparia Mendes, Lda Portugal
Social certifications : OCS
Jo Barros Guimaraes, Portugal
Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each pair of Boxer Briefs we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:
of CO2 emitted
The equivalent of 9.1 km (5.64 miles) by car.
of phosphor released in the water
The equivalent of growing 0.7 kg of apples.
The equivalent of 4.5 h of heating (in avg. flat).
NO SWEAT !
We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 4€ irrespective of how many pieces of the same item you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.
Easy to change sizes
If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.
IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT
Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.