One-upping the Under Armour brand of athletic wear, this new line of boxer briefs offers the protection of samurai body armor — or at least the appearance of it. Made of a lightweight, breathable, gauze-like material, the undergarments from Sido (from “bushido”) are appropriate for all manner of wintertime pursuits, from snowboarding to ransacking castles on horseback.
Sido’s existing underwear line was flying off the shelves of upmarket department store Isetan Men’s, and despite the higher price for the samurai shorts, we can see these becoming a popular present this holiday season. Why? Well, the designer is none other than Chisato Otomo, creator of hugely successful lines for hip vertical mall 109 in Shibuya. (Metropolis)© Japan Today