Combining the look of a boxer short with the fit of a boxer brief, Baskit introduces its first Boxer Short ($24.75) as part of the brand’s new Active collection. Now available, the Baskit Active Boxer Short features a one-button, keyhole fly, as seen on boxer shorts, with elastic leg openings that offer a similar hold as boxer briefs.
Boulder-based brand Baskit devised the boxer short after collecting research from a variety of focus groups among young college students at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Eric Schwers, CEO of Baskit, observed that a lot of the young men he spoke to prefer to workout in boxer shorts even though the garment doesn’t offer the same support as a boxer brief. “I set out to create a stylized boxer short that they would want to wear but would also give them a little better fit than the traditional boxer short,” he told The Underwear Expert.
To achieve the ideal fit for the Baskit Active Boxer Short, the brand used a fabric blend of 90% micro modal and 10% elastane. “We use premium quality cotton for most of our products; but the moment you make cotton form fitting, it becomes a boxer brief,” explained Schwers. “So we went with micro modal. This fabric is soft, yet not constricting, and is highly resilient.”
Unlike most traditional boxer shorts, the Baskit Active Boxer Short, offered in S-XL, will not bunch up under your pants. The thinness of the modal and elastane blend and the elastic leg openings provide a fit around your thighs that will stay in place throughout the day. “It offers a relaxed fit for the everyday guy,” said Schwers.
Inspired by the look of boxing shorts worn by prized fighters, the Active collection features a sexy athletic design theme. The range comes with a thick boxing-style waistband, single softel-satin logo label stitched on the center and three sporty color options: navy blue, white and cement (grey).
With the introduction of the Active Boxer Short, Baskit plans to broaden its consumer base. “We want to be a brand that every guy can wear and that he digs through his underwear drawer to find,” said Schwers. “For me, this makes us more of a mainstream brand.” The new boxer short style will eventually be included in Baskit’s other collections.
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Active Boxer Short (White)
Active Boxer Short (Navy Blue)
Active Boxer Short (Cement)