Saturday, December 16, 2017
 
Horace Greeley Johnson: "Edison of underwear"

Horace Greeley Johnson: "Edison of underwear"

The man called the "Edison of underwear" came to his inspiration in the dead of the night, "almost like a dream." Horace Greeley Johnsont, was a 42-year-old knitting room supervisor at Cooper Underwear Co., the precursor to Jockey International, Inc. His idea for the Kenosha Klosed-Krotch union suit that September in 1909 would earn him wealth and turn a small mill into the...
September 3, 2017 0 Comments
Old Britches, New Stiches

Old Britches, New Stiches

Old school boxers reborn in Denver Tired of wearing your same old boxers? Or, worse yet, are you enduring the stifling tighty whities that you grew up watching your old man wearing? Well, there's a Denver designer and entrepreneur who is out to change the way men (or least hip twenty something fellows) think about undergarments. In a world where everything old is new...
July 9, 2015 1 Comments
Straight Out of the Top Drawer

Straight Out of the Top Drawer

He has made his mark as an original and edgy commentator on style and culture. Now, in his fortnightly column on men’s fashion, Jefferson Hack reveals how a pair of Savile Row seamsters accidentally 'converted’ him to designer boxer shorts. Most men don't have a clue about luxury underwear. They live in a world of M & S multipacks, unaware that...
June 24, 2015 1 Comments
Entrepreneur turns to WWII for designs on underwear

Entrepreneur turns to WWII for designs on underwear

A Denver-based entrepreneur is getting into the ongoing boxers vs. briefs debate with his new Vintage Skivvies elastic-free underwear. Available online at www.vintageskivvies.com, the all-cotton underwear are replicas of the underpants issued to American soldiers during World War II. Oversized to give extra room and comfort, the underwear has ties on the side to ensure they...
May 22, 2015 1 Comments
From Breeches to Boxers: The History of Men's Underwear

From Breeches to Boxers: The History of Men's Underwear

You slip them on every day, but have you ever stopped to think where they came from? We don’t mean Bloomingdale’s or Marshall Field’s. Those ultra-comfy boxers or briefs — whether they’re Calvin Klein, Joe Boxer or Hanes — have quite a history. After all, the...
April 14, 2015 1 Comments
Skivvy Skinny — What's old is new again

Skivvy Skinny — What's old is new again

These days, billboards, magazines and even local newspapers are filled with pictures of curvy models in push-up bras and tiny panties, but a hundred years ago, "undies" were "unmentionables." One Denver man is taking us back to our underwear roots (though not as far back as the loincloth,...
December 8, 2014 1 Comments
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