April 24, 2009

Recession-hit Britons choosing briefs

British fashion chain Debenhams said sales of men's brief-style underpants have risen 35 percent in the past six months, perhaps due to the economic recession.

The company said briefs outsold the more fashion-conscious boxers and trunk-style underwear last month for the first time since the early 1990s, which was also the last time Britain was hit by an economic recession, The Sun reported Friday.

These are the sort of pants our fathers wore, Debenhams spokesman Ed Watson said. They provide a much greater sense of security than loose-fitting boxers, and perhaps, in these troubled times, that's what men need to feel.