Nowadays men have a very large choice when it comes to their underwear, from the bargain bins to the high street stores, the options are almost limitless. Like technology mens underwear also innovates and updates as the years go by, finding new ways to enhance a man’s package, add comfort and create a complete symbiosis of form and function.
One of the latest innovations is in the front fly design, also known as a Y-Front due to the cross over of fabric on the front pouch creating a pattern similar to a “Y” shape. This iconic look and style was created over 75 years ago by Jockey and has since seen many rises and falls in popularity and was created in a time when men wore numerous layers of clothing. The Y-Front made going to the toilet to do your business a little simpler so that you could simply unzip your pants and “pop” yourself out.
This style has stood the test of time but has now been updated with the new horizontal fly style. Unlike it’s historic counterpart the horizontal fly doesn’t have the same vertical gapping that can sometimes accidentally leave a man exposed and instead uses good ‘ol gravity to keep you inside your underwear. The removal of the front seams that follow the contours of a man’s genitals makes for significantly less friction, those that lead more active lives can sometimes find that constant rubbing against a seam can cause redness, itchiness and rashes.
One of the biggest concerns to men is the size of their package and the Y-Front design really doesn’t do them any justice as the tighter weave of the seams tend to flatten your bulge against the body. The benefit of the horizontal fly means that no longer is your package constricted and the front pouch can contour and enhance your bulge for a far more attractive profile. Because of this contouring you are given a more significant increase in support for longer lasting comfort and security during the day.