The World’s Oldest Underwear Brands

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It’s a beautiful time to be an underwear lover. In many ways, we are living in a golden age of men’s underwear, blessed with hundreds of brands selling styles that range from highly functional to brow-raisingly sexy. Even in this age of hot, newer brands like C-IN2 and Jac5, there are a few classic brands that have stood the test of time. While the actual title of “oldest brand” is always going to be in dispute, we are listing ten great candidates for the world’s oldest underwear brands.

Check out our top ten longest running underwear brands in the gallery below. Which is your favorite? Join the conversation by leaving a comment below or by tweeting @underwearexpert.

For more information about these brands: Hanes, Jockey, Pringle, Fruit of the Loom, Sunspel, B.V.D., Munsingwear, Hanro, Bike, Schiesser

Photo Credit: Hanes, Jockey, Pringle, Fruit of the Loom, Sunspel, B.V.D., Munsingwear, Hanro, Bike, Schiesser, Richard Pier Petit, Degree Magazine, Jockstrap Central

6 thoughts on “The World’s Oldest Underwear Brands

  1. Jim says:

    When I purchased my first jock, it was a Bike. I always felt it was my first step into manhood. I was proud to wear it in the locker room with all the guys… we were naked, then strapped on our “male protection”, suited-up and hit the gym. I loved walking around in my Bike jock!

  2. zenithman10 says:

    @Jim    OH man YES!!!!  Being in my jock made me feel so damn masculine… even though I was in Chorus and Art class!
    Your comment brought back great memories of my High School gym classes, wearing the one male undergarment, MADE ONLY FOR A MAN TO WEAR!!!

  3. Rich says:

    I was presented with my first jockstrap with all the solemnity of a state funeral by my hockey playing father at 13 – but it wasn’t until I was running seriously that I got the new Bike jogger/swimmer.  It was on a shopping trip – flares were out and trousers had gone tapered and narrow again – that I was warned by the assistant that I needed more “discreet” underwear as my jockey trunks were bunched up beneath. My father gave me one of the Bikes, the assistant said that was ideal, I changed there and then and walked down the street wearing both – and I’ve been wearing a classic jockstrap ever since.

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