11 Great Reasons To Own a Pair of Black Boy Shorts

 women standing in black boy shorts

Boy shorts should be a go-to staple in everybody’s underwear drawer. We could go on forever about why this is. For starters, they’re comfortable, functional, and flattering on all body types. The only thing that can make this type of underwear more practical is getting it in a black shade –– there’s no pair of underwear as reliable, after all, as a neutral, solid-color one.

Come to think of it, we might as well run you down a list of why we think a pair of black boy shorts are a wonderful addition to anybody’s wardrobe. If you still need some convincing, check out this list of fantastic reasons you should own these underwear favorites!

Avoid Uncomfortable Chafing

Some underwear types are great at making us feel sexy but not so great at making us feel comfortable. We may love a pair of cute, sexy panties, but then we have to walk a mile on a hot July day and suddenly have to deal with the dreaded after-effects of chafing.

That’s where TomboyX Boyshorts really shine. The 2.5-inch inseam makes for slightly more upper thigh coverage; pair that with a durable, smooth flatlock seam, and you can kiss chafing and irritation goodbye.

Enjoy a Stretchy Waistband

We all want our underwear to be as comfortable as possible. Nobody wants to deal with too-tight waistbands that dig into your skin or cause red marks at the end of the day.

Our black boy shorts come with a stretchy elastic waistband. It’s thick and secure enough to make sure that everything stays in place. Yet, it’s soft and flexible enough to not ever feel restricting. 

Experience Full Rear Coverage

Different types of underwear come with varying levels of coverage. At the lowest area of coverage, you typically have thongs –– that cover the most important bits with style. At the other end of the spectrum, you’ve got boxers, which essentially have the same coverage as shorts (unless, of course, you wear long johns).

Boxer briefs sit comfortably in the middle, fully covering your front and bottom like a tiny pair of shorts while still having a smooth finish. This comes in handy, especially for those who like to wear short skirts or dresses.

Stay Warm In Winter

Back in the 19th century, people would wear full-body underwear under their clothes to keep warm during the darkest months of winter. Nowadays, people in colder regions still wear long underwear –– also called long johns or thermal underwear –– when the winds turn bitter.

While boyshorts are still a far cry from such undergarments, they do add a bit of extra warmth around the rear when things get chilly. Plus, they make great underwear to pair with snow pants.

Be Ultra Comfortable

One major reason that boy shorts are so popular with so many people is purely for their comfort. Sitting just right, it can often feel like you’re wearing nothing at all while still feeling the security of full-coverage underwear.

At TomboyX, our boy shorts are made of 95% OEKO-TEX certified cotton; cotton is notoriously soft and breathable, while the OEKO-TEX label ensures it is free of harmful substances. Add to that 5% of spandex for extra flexibility, and you’ve got one cozy pair of underpants that bends and stretches just as much as you do.

Black Goes With Everything

Have you ever watched a movie in which a character is wearing a full set of matching undergarments and thought, “Who goes through all the effort to match their underwear?” Well, with a pair of black underpants, you never have to worry about that.

It’s a universally acknowledged truth that black simply goes with everything –– whether it’s a bra, T-shirt, or even socks. This classic underwear staple will never let you down.

Keep It Simple

There’s nothing wrong with having a bit of flair in your underwear drawer. Funky colors and patterns are a great way to flaunt your own style. Nowadays, there are tons of different underwear options.

From lace thongs to boxers with pockets, you can experiment till the sun goes down. But, amongst all the bells and whistles, it’s always good to have a reliable pair of underwear to fall back on. Black boxer shorts will get the job done, be timelessly stylish, and effortlessly comfortable every time. 

They're Great for All Body Types

We love boy shorts because of their versatility and inherent inclusivity to people of all sizes across the gender spectrum.

You don’t have to worry about wedgies if you’re rocking curves. And, if you’re on the smaller side, you can still feel secure with an elastic waistband. At TomboyX, our black boy shorts are fit-tested on all body types, sizes XS through 4X. No matter who you are, black boy shorts are a great staple to have.


You Can Say Goodbye to Wedgies

Wedgies aren’t just something that middle school bullies give each other in ’90s comedies. All of us have had to deal with the discomfort that comes with ill-sitting underwear at one point or another. Some underwear bunches, wedges, or rides up at the worst times.

The extra coverage and security that boy shorts provide luckily eliminate that kind of issue. It’s a great wedgie-free option.

You Don't Need to Worry About Panty Lines

Certain types of underwear can grip or hug your bottom in ways that show through clothing or mark your skin at the end of the day. With boy shorts, you don’t need to worry about that happening.

Boy shorts tend to sit right at the bottom of your glutes, so they contour more comfortably to the body. Sure, you could always go commando –– but if you’re going to wear underwear, this is a seamless, pinch-free option.

They Can Double as Gym Shorts

They’re stretchy, breathable, and cover enough area to not be inappropriate –– why not wear these to the gym? If you’re looking for more than one use for your boy shorts, know that they can actually double as athletic wear.

Paired with a muscle tank, sports bra, or another kind of athletic top, these would look completely commonplace at the gym!

Where Did the Boyshort Come From?

It might seem bizarre to us now, but there was a time in human history in which we didn’t really wear underwear at all. Loincloth-type garments were worn in Ancient Egypt and Rome, but it wasn’t really until the 19th century that pants-like underwear became commonplace (before that, women often simply wore shift dresses and nothing else).

Early underwear often came down to below the knee; however, from the 1920s onward, underwear for all genders became shorter and shorter. That’s how we ended up with all the different lengths, cuts, and types of underwear we have today.

The boy short stands strong as a happy medium between all these different styles: comfortable, functional, and evergreen in its stylishness.

Shorts Big on Style

By now, it should seem obvious: when it comes to wardrobe staples, you can’t go wrong with a pair of black boy shorts. If you’re still eager to look at different styles, take a gander at our selections here at TomboyX.

From thongs and bikinis to trunks and boxer briefs, you’re sure to find something that suits your fancy! A pair of black boy shorts is only the beginning of all the different underwear options you can explore. If you can’t get enough of ‘em, go for a multipack!


Brief History of Men's Underwear | CNN


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