Falke updates its Running Athletic collection with two sleek colors. Now available, the Falke Running Athletic functional underwear collection, which consists of a brief, boxer brief, long johns, short sleeved shirt and long-sleeved shirt, now includes carbon and cobalt blue.Read more ›
Under Underwear releases a new seasonal print for the brand’s underwear collection. Currently available, the Under Underwear Spring 2013 collection includes a triangular print featured on the brand’s briefs, trunks, long johns and boxer briefs.Read more ›
Hugo Boss releases its new pair of long johns under the company’s Hugo Boss Black label. Currently available, the Hugo Boss Black Long John Cotton Stretch Innovation features a cozy fabric blend combined with an ultra-contemporary look.Read more ›
The Nasty Pig Long John is the brand’s first attempt into men’s long underwear. The long john offers a new option for men looking for a fashionable and sexy choice to wear during the cold weather. It is made from same cotton spandex rib fabric as the brand’s classic briefs and trunks.Read more ›
Long underwear is the most suited men’s underwear style for cold weather months. Also known as long johns and thermal underwear, long underwear is a distant relative of a product originally designed for women in the 19th century. The father of long underwear, the union suit, was originally designed for women seeking undergarments that were less restricting than their Victorian lingerie. The one-piece garment quickly caught on with men because of its function and style and was used by working men well into the twentieth century. The one-piece union suit was popular for it’s thermal qualities and rear flap, otherwise known as the “access hatch,” “drop seat,” or “firemen’s flap.”
The union suit quickly evolved into long underwear, produced as a two-piece garment, and is now a staple in any man’s cold weather wardrobe. Long underwear is often produced in form fitting fabrics with moisture wicking properties for optimum comfort and warmth. Though long underwear is produced in a variety of fabric combinations, the most common is a cotton and polyester blend fabric made with a box-weave texture, for optimal warmth.
Long underwear has, for the most part, lost it’s rear flap and is no longer a substitute for women’s lingerie, of course. It is, however, a fashionable winter accessory that is being increasingly incorporated into men’s underwear offerings in a variety of colors, fabrics and designs.