THE JOCK BRIEF – A NEW STYLE OF UNDERWEAR
Men’s underwear continues to evolve, introducing new styles every year. One of the most popular modern styles over recent years at VOCLA has been the jock brief. This is a hybrid style, a combination of both a jockstrap and a brief, sometimes referred to as a bottomless brief, air jock or brief jock.
This new style has full front and side cover, just like an underwear brief. However, it is backless, like jockstraps. Sometimes there is quite a bit of material to the back and sides, usually the same material as the front. Therefore, fabric jock straps. But other times, the back is designed much more like a jockstrap, featuring elasticated jock straps, along with less side material.
Take a look at out Ultimate Guide to Mens Underwear for information about more underwear styles.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A JOCK BRIEF?
- Air circulation – the open back allows air to circulate more easily. This gives the underwear better ventilating properties compared to a standard brief, helping to keep you cool and dry. This ventilation could be very helpful in warmer climates, on holiday or for working out. It’s also the reason that brands such as Andrew Christian refer to the style as an ‘Air Jock’. Andrew Christian Air JockS are often made with mesh material which also helps to ventilate, providing a quick-drying, sporty, piece of underwear.
- Less exposure – a traditional jockstrap is sometimes just a little too exposed for some people. The straps can also feel a little tight. A brief jock usually has material instead of elasticated straps, providing more comfort around the legs. The extra material on the jock brief can help make you feel less exposed.
- Sexy look – we will admit it, it is a little cheeky but it’s also damn sexy! Imagine pulling down your pants in the bedroom and revealing a jock brief – hello tiger!
Just to throw another style into the mix, some brands have released a jock boxer. You guessed it, a bottomless boxer. PUMP! have their Access Boxer style which is hugely popular.
Wait a minute! There’s another similar hybrid too – the jock thong . SUKREW has released a V thong which is a mix of a brief, jockstrap and thong, all in one! Now that’s hot!