Watch 100 Years Of Men’s Underwear In Three Minutes

There's been a lot more than boxers and briefs.

Mode.com is once again revisiting men’s style and fashion over the past 100 years, this time focusing on undergarments. Usually we moan how the model looks his best in 1920s and ’30s garb, but in this instance it’s modern all the way.

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I mean, these turn-of-the-century longjohns leave EVERYTHING to the imagination.

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At least we get the advent of the jockstrap in the 1940s.

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So much no.

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Better. Much better.

The clip ends with a montage of contemporary undies, worn by a diverse mix of body types.

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Watch the full progression below
 

 

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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