Would You Pay $60 For Underwear That Looks Like Denim?

Do not be alarmed: What you’re looking at aren’t actually men’s jean shorts, though we can understand why you would think they were. No, these are actually JeanPants, a Japanese-made boxerbrief with a print that makes them look like really, really short and really, really tight cutoffs.

Now, we tend to look at underwear like it’s this completely utilitarian garment, because 95 percent of the time, that’s exactly what it is. What we’re most interested in with these things is the semi-complex implications they’ll have for people who wear them with denim. Are you making a fashion statement by having what looks like denim underneath real denim if no one can see what’s underneath in the first place? Does denim underwear coordinate with wearing a denim shirt with jeans in some weird way? Are JeanPants (Jeanderpants?) the next big thing?

Also, they’re pretty expensive as far as boxers go. You can get a pair of Dolce & Gabbana boxers for less than the $61 tag on these things (although the JeanPants price includes shipping). What do you think? Are they worth it?

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