Avg. $39 US
Brief Boys Mitchell and Patton review the Lederhosen Long Boxer Brief from Tu Felix, which since 2008 has sought to “represent the pulse and tradition of Austria” with an eye toward contemporary culture.
Patton: These. Are. Cute.
Mitchell: Super cute. This is the first time I’ve ever wished that my underwear came with suspenders.
P: And a slice of schwarzwälder kirschtorte!
M: That’s German. Don’t you mean a sprig of edelweiss?
P: You ruin everything. Even The Sound of Music. But you get the idea.
M: Now I’m imagining Rolf wearing these lederhosen.
P: They’re seriously adorable. The little antlers on the waistband, the embroidery, and the dual access pouch in the front – you can’t not get all giggly.
M: I think the little pocket on the right leg is outstanding. Though it’s worth noting that this is only found on the longer version – the short boxer brief doesn’t have one.
P: They’re extremely comfortable, too. At least for several hours. Like all boxer briefs they start riding a little low on your thighs and need regular hoisting.
M: Really? I didn’t have any problems with that. I was pleasantly surprised by how much lift they have, actually.
P: I think that’s the pouch. I definitely felt at home in there, but not, you know, out on my own.
M: My only real complaint is the tag. I had them on for about ten minutes before I ran for the seam-ripper.
P: It’s unnecessarily scratchy, isn’t it? Like having a woodchip stuck in your waistband. The tag is definitely something our kleine Herren will want to cut out right away. The one thing that sort of bothered me – and that you can’t really fix – was that the back can make your butt look a little flat. But that’s not always the end of the world. Oh, and the pouch takes some getting used to – if you bend forward, anyone could peek right in. Keep an eye on that, I guess.
M: You mean both eyes?
P: The more the merrier.
M: Perhaps even the “eye toward contemporary culture?” Tu Felix has a large line of clothing – not only underwear – and they offer the Lederhosen Boxer Brief in a variety of colors (not just brown). Personally, I think they’ve succeeded in bringing Austrian traditions forward, yet still selling a wearable brief. If I ever get stripped searched at the airport in Vienna, this is what I plan to wear.
P: A planned strip search?
M: These will definitely make it into my regular rotation, is what I mean. I just wish there was a company making traditional Irish clothing this fun and sexy.
P: I don’t think kilt underwear would be all that functional. Or, you know, exist.
M: I’m not afraid to dream.
COMFORT / Good
STYLE / Excellent
QUALITY / Excellent
VALUE / Good
BOTTOM LINE / A unique, fun style that’s surprisingly comfortable and functional – the best way to work lederhosen into your wardrobe.