Did he have on clean underwear?
Novelty underwear, for decades the butt of jokes and the joke of butts, has, in the last two to three years, turned into a serious business, capturing a significant share of the $1.1 billion men’s knit-underwear (that is, excluding boxers) market. In all their goofy glory, briefs in bright colors, zany prints, new materials and daring cuts are undermining the classic white brief’s long-held status as king of the hill.
. But on the days that I wear underwear at all, I’m usually a boxers guy. If I don’t think anyone’s going to see them, I just don’t care what I’ve got on under there, y’know?1
1 Author’s note, many years later. I do care what kind of underwear I have on now. Whether someone is going to see them or not.