by Michael Kleinmann
Though it’s been around since 1874, the jockstrap has spent most of its life as a functional garment, a contraption of fabric and elastic designed to provide extra support for your package during sports and other vigorous physical activities. Fast-forward a hundred and some years later, and you’ll see a lot has changed since Bike’s original Jockey Strap in 1874. Though they’re still as functional as ever, today’s jockstraps come in a huge variety of colors, fabrics and unique designs (some of which will have you scratching your head), having gone from purely functional to super-fashionable, super-different and off the grid, and everything in between, sort of like women’s bras and Apple computers!
Nowadays, the jockstrap is the underwear go-to for guys who either prefer a style with sporty support or something revealing that nicely shows off their buns. We’ve compiled 10 of the most eccentric fashion jockstraps that combine the athletic spirit of their sporty origins with some of today’s most stylish, and in some cases, eccentric style standards. Check them out below!
The sporty look of this 2(X)IST fashion jockstrap is fitting, but the real bonus is in the (X)Treme Pouch, engineered on the inside to give your package a supportive lift that feels great and gives you a sexy boost at the same time. Available in three comic book color combinations, this fashion jockstrap from Nasty Pig will make you feel like a superhero straight out of the technicolor pages. From the textured fabric to the wide waistband to the butt-lifting rear straps, you'll feel like you could take on the world. Technically, the Go Softwear B-Erotic Cheek Brief is a brief, but the cut out back provides a cheeky view and gives the feeling of the rear straps of a jockstrap. The satin mesh fabric is just sheer enough to let some light on your skin, but opaque on the front panel, creating a sexy look that's also pretty comfy. The Gregg Homme Joxx Jockstrap was one of the first fashion jockstraps to contest the traditional horizontal rear straps by strapping on an additional X across the bum. The result: a touch of extra support and a sexy look that marks the spot. A truly multi-performance fashion jockstrap, the C-IN2 Grip Jockstrap is outfitted with dual straps that start at the front, curving around your body for a better fit and ultimate support. The pouch is made from cotton that's been specially treated to draw moisture away, keeping sweat under control. This fashion jockstrap from Andrew Christian combines a modern look with a high-tech touch. It's made from super soft, quick-drying modal fabric that's ideal if you plan on wearing for actual sport, and features a Show-It pouch that is specially-shaped to give your package a sexy bulge boost. The colorful elastic bands on the sides show a little extra skin, making this jockstrap truly the total package. By far one of the most exotic fashion jockstraps, this faux croc skin version features Gregg Homme's signature X across the back and is fully laced throughout. Ideal for all varieties of fetish. Featuring a web network of elastic straps and a brightly colored panel up front, this super sexy fashion jockstrap from Pikante provides coverage only where you need it and literally frames your finest assets. Pick your favorite color and shine from within. The wide rear straps of this ergonomically-shaped jockstrap from McKillop Underwear take a cue from a bra's underwires, providing lift and separation of your butt for a rounder, fuller appearance. Make the most of your assets. This ultra revealing fashion jockstrap from Good Devil shows more skin than many of the others, hence the name. The micro pouch up front provides a spot of coverage right where it counts. The thin elastic straps around the sides and back are designed to be adjusted; pulling them up also lifts the pouch, giving you a bulge boost, while wearing them down below your waist keeps a trim, low rise fit.
For more information about these brands: 2(x)IST, Andrew Christian, C-IN2, Go Softwear, Good Devil, Gregg Homme, McKillop Underwear, Nasty Pig, Pikante.
Photo Credits: 2(x)IST, Andrew Christian, C-IN2, Go Softwear, Good Devil, Gregg Homme, McKillop Underwear, Nasty Pig, Pikante.