CALIBRATED FOR COMFORT
Boxer shorts originated in American sportswear, but it was Sunspel’s John Hill – great-grandson of our founder – who brought it to Britain and reinvented it as a luxury undergarment.
Hill introduced a series of groundbreaking design innovations. He created a back panel to replace the uncomfortable central seam. He introduced double-turned feldlock seams to eliminate rough edges, so that the whole garment feels like one smooth block of material. He removed the excessive ‘bagginess’ so that they could be worn with a slim trouser. And he chose the softest, most luxurious long staple cottons for unparalleled lightness and breathability.
With just a few minor tweaks here and there, we have used these original specifications to make the Sunspel British Boxer Short ever since.
A timeless menswear classic, precisely calibrated for everyday luxury.