We created this luxurious new style to mark 70 years since John Hill, the great grandson of Sunspel's founder, introduced the Boxer Short to Britain.
Cut in a Sea Island Cotton poplin, the Original British Boxer Short has a refined, lustrous appearance thanks to the incredibly fine, extra-long staple cotton yarn used. The design is based on a pair of button fly boxers found in the Sunspel archive; beautifully detailed, they have a soft channel construction on the waistband, mother of pearl buttons, and the classic Boxer Short cut. An exceptionally comfortable style, these Boxer Shorts still feature the unique back panel of Hill’s innovation. The finishing touch is the packaging: a pouch cut from Sea Island Cotton, printed with a special edition Sea Island printed logo.
Authentic Sea Island cotton is still grown and handpicked in the Caribbean. It makes up only 0.0004% of the world's cotton supplies and has a fine uniform texture, silky lustre and great tensile strength. This unique set of qualities allows it to be spun to an extraordinarily high yarn count for softness and longevity.