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Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2050-070X
  • E-ISSN: 2050-0718

Abstract

Abstract

This article consists of a number of thoughts about and meditations on men’s underpants. Beginning with a ‘day in the life’ of a standard pair of underpants, it moves on to explore some of the specific characteristics that accompany the wearing of this particular garment. There follows a consideration of the role played by underpants in the creation of male characters for screen and television. A brief look at Homer Simpson’s Y-fronts is followed by the examination of a crucial moment in the history of Australian undergarments, namely the move from wool to cotton as the chief material of their manufacture. After an exploration of the humour that is often associated with men’s underpants the article finishes with a series of recollections that show how undergarments can be folded into the most intimate of memories.

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2014-03-01
2024-05-26
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Keyword(s): advertisements; eroticism; humour; intimacy; men’s underpants; wearing
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