First Boxer Shorts...at 13after hearing a conversation about boxer shorts between my P.E. teachers, I sheepishly walked into my parents room and opened my dad's underwear drawer and gazed at his boxer underwear. I wanted to try them on but lost my nerve. Over the next several days I repeated the exercise. Finally one day I took a pair of blue and white print boxers out of Dad's drawer and ran to the bathroom to put them on. As quickly as I put them on, I took them off and returned them to Dad's drawer. That Saturday I was determined that I was going to wear them all day. That Saturday morning I went into Dad's drawer, putlled out the boxers, went to my bedroom and put them on. I wore them all day and was so excited about the secret I was wearing under my jeans. None of my friends knew nor did my parents...especially my dad who was sittng in the chair beside where I was sitting on the floor. After my evening shower and putting on my pajamas, I folded the boxers and returned them to dad's drawer. From then on, I would retreive his worn boxers from the laundry basket and wear them. They felt so nice against my skin and down my legs.
One day I developed a rash between my legs. I told my parents about it and the first thing my mom said was " have you been wearing anyone elses underwear?" Oh my gosh, they knew. (The rash was actually caused by mytight briefs rubbing against my crotch.) As my parents stood looking at my crotch my dad said " maybe you need to start wearing underwear like mine.' I was so excited to think that I might have my own boxer shorts. At dinner I asked my dad if he could buy me some boxers. He smiled and said yes we could get some. The next evening the stores were opened late and my dad said. "lets go to McGinty's and get you some boxer shorts" I was so thrilled, I could not wait to get to the store. We arrived and are greeted by a salesman. Dad told him we were there to get me some new underwear. The man sized me up as a 30 waist and proceeds to show us a couple of brands of briefs. I was heartbroken thinking I was going to have to settle for briefs. My dad informed the salesman that I wanted boxers. The saleman said he thought I would be more comfortable in briefs. My dad said "no, he wants boxers." I was refieved. The salesman turned to me and said "But dont your friends wear briefs?'
Before I could reply my dad put his arm around me and said to the salesman, " he wants boxers!" The saleman said "solids or patterns?' My dad bought me a pack of each. I could not wait to get home and try them on. hat was 45 yrs ago and to this day I will only wear boxer shorts.