Jockey King Size Classic Y-Fronts
Jockey King Size Classic Y-Fronts -King Size Comfort from Size 32- 40
Size 40 is equivalent size 11XL
Jockey King Size Classic Y-Fronts – to Size 40 – All Cotton Comfort made for the Big Blokes – The Classic Tighty Whiteys (in Navy)
These Y-front briefs are a classic from Jockey.
Made from breathable Cotton, these comfortable and supportive briefs are designed for Everyday wear.
These high rise cut briefs feature extra seat coverage and the brand printed on the elastic waistband.
– Exclusive y-front design
– Breathable and soft cotton
– Functional fly front
– Jockey signature elastic waistband
– Enhanced comfort and support
– High rise cut
– Cold gentle machine wash
***Please allow 7-10 days for Despatch on this product***
When men went mad for Y-fronts
Today, they’re the butt of countless jokes but, in the 1930s, ‘virile’ men couldn’t buy briefs fast enough
Y-fronts have endured a dubious reputation over the past 30 years, arguably hitting an all-time low when The Guardian printed a cartoon of Edwina Currie wearing a pair of John Major’s pants on her head.
But, says Edwina Ehrman, when Arthur Kneibler’s ‘Jockey briefs’ first appeared in America in 1935, they were enormously popular.
“Until the 1930s, men were often condemned to wearing ill-fitting woollen pants,” she says. “Suddenly, with the Y-front, they had a tailored, snug-fitting fashion item that offered plenty of support.”
And, it wasn’t long before British men had caught the brief bug.
“The Scottish knitwear company Lyle & Scott obtained the licence to sell Y-fronts in Britain in 1938, and they’d soon become a symbol of masculinity and agility,” says Ehrman. “So, during the Second World War, advertising would feature models stood in their briefs next to tanks.”
And what did the British team choose as its official underwear for the 1948 Olympic Games? Yes, you guessed it: Y-fronts.