We’ve been making luxury men’s underwear since 1860. Sunspel’s own John Hill not only introduced the boxer short to Britain in 1947, he also perfected its design. This, together with our obsession with developing exceptional fabrics, make us confident that Sunspel boxer shorts are the best that you will ever wear.
Initially only available in America, it was Sunspel’s own John Hill who saw the opportunity in bringing the boxer short to the UK in 1947. Working from the Sunspel factory in Long Eaton, he refined the design to craft the boxer short as we know it today.
With just a few minor tweaks here and there, to this very day we produce our boxer shorts to the original specifications developed by John Hill.
The seams are double-turned and feldlocked so that there are no rough edges. The rear features a distinctive back panel rather than an uncomfortable central seam. And all of the excessive bagginess left over from the early 1930s styles has been eliminated so that our boxers can be worn with a slimmer trouser without being restrictive.
At Sunspel, not only are we obsessive about fit, but fabrication too. For over 150 years we have sourced the finest raw materials from around the world and innovated to develop unique luxury fabrics. When it comes to our boxer shorts, the fabric that we use is no exception; each pair is cut from 100% long staple fine cotton for unparalleled lightness, softness and breathability.