Rugby Union Trunks Boxer – Purple Tackle – by Ellis Rugby – an introduction
Rugby Union Trunks Boxer are lightweight purple with navy trim boxer and is made from woven stretch cotton mix, providing comfort and ease of movement. Features stylish ‘Ellis’ and ‘Tackle’ embroidery on both left and right thigh. Contrast colour fly and ‘Ellis Rugby Union’ repeat pattern on the waistband.
A premium boxer with tailored style. Individually packed in designer boxes.
The history of Boxers
Boxer shorts do have a sporting history, but it was inspired by Boxing, rather than rugby. In 1925, Jacob Golomb, founder of Everlast, designed elastic-waist trunks to replace the leather-belted trunks then worn by boxers. These trunks, now known as “boxer trunks”, immediately became famous, but were later eclipsed by the popular Jockey-style briefs beginning in the late 1930s.
In 1985, in the U.S. men’s briefs were more popular than boxers, with four times as many briefs sold compared to boxers. Around that time many of the men who preferred boxers were older men who became accustomed to wearing them during their time in the U.S. military. Around that year that time boxers were beginning to become popular among young men who wore boxer shorts with varying colors and prints
Around 1947, boxer shorts started to gain in popularity again. The two styles, briefs and boxer shorts, had varying ratios of sales for the following forty years, with strong regional and generational preferences. Boxer shorts got a fashion boost in 1985 when English model and musician Nick Kamen stripped to white Sunspel boxer shorts in a 1950s style “Launderette” in a Levi’s commercial.
Our Ellis Rugby Boxer Trunks are far from the original loose fit items, but are equally comfortable and stylish.
Manufactured for Comfort and Durability
As well as these Purple Ellis Rugby
Trunks Boxer, we also offer this Ellis Rugby Union Boxer Trunks in Navy. Or, you can buy both styles at a discounted rate with our 2-pack.
In addition, we offer some stylish classic men’s striped socks, men’s cotton dress socks or a Men’s Cotton Socks Pack of 3 – great value!