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28 October 2014
I Love 1986

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Boxer Shorts

It all started when the advertising censors banned the use of Y-fronts in an ad. The authorities had decreed that Y-fronts were indecent and so Nick Kamen stripped off his Levi 501s in a laundrette to reveal crisp, white boxer shorts.

Suddenly the sale of boxer shorts - particularly white ones - rocketed and Y-fronts became a thing of the 70s.

Nick Kamen went on to become a singer, but will be best remembered as the hunk in the laundrette with lily-white pants who inspired the boxers boom.


1986 Fashion: Boxer Shorts | Men Only | Big Glasses


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