I'm not sure how a pair of Papi briefs got into my underwear drawer, but I have a theory. One guy I met quickly and casually left his underwear by mistake. Ignoring it, I put it in my basket, washed it and then magically appeared like an apparition.
They just looked and when it comes to everyday underwear, I prefer a classic look. (I preserve my gaudy aesthetic for underwear parties and speedos.) They were dark blue, with no stripes or patterns.
I have tried them and they fit tightly in the right places except the waist. At first I thought that the rubber band had stretched in the waistband, but that made no sense, since the underwear itself sits perfectly. Then I looked in the mirror and realized that it was the cut. It had the least crescent shape under my hip line. That was when I realized that it was low-body underwear, something that I had never tried in my life, since my mother bought me exclusively champion boxer shorts until I went to college.
Now there are great aesthetic differences between underwear with low body underpants and low panties. I'm not a fan of flat jeans for men or for women. There was a time and place for low jeans that became popular after Kate Moss wore a couple on the cover of The Face in the March 1993 issue. Then in the 2000s, Paris Hilton had completely low jeans. But in 2019, you should not wear low-cut jeans unless you're a teenager trying to rebel against your parents.
Low briefs, however, are a completely different story. They are sexy and classic, emphasize your best qualities and leave enough room for the imagination. When you sit under your hip line, they show your hip bones and the area that leads dangerously to your most important organ.
They were also en vogue before low jeans. In the 70s and 80s, low underwear were infernal, typically with a colorful pattern or at least stripes. Jockey started this trend and now we're bringing it back. It is necessary that we reclaim it before hipsters do it. Since they have been fashionable for almost a decade with a high waist, it is only a matter of time before they go in the opposite direction: deeper.
Since I discovered Papi, I've bought more (unused) pairs, but also some of Modus Vivendi and, of course, Calvin Klein. Before retiring to my birthday costume, I take a break so they can take a look. The compliments were uninterrupted. Women tend to say they are cute, and men mention the fit itself and ask me where I got it from.
It is said that fashion is recycled every 20-30 years. Last year, the New York Times wrote an article entitled "Help! The 80s are back. Even though this may be the case with outerwear, it is time to regain its former glory.