Model Erick Wilson ignites our passion for paisley underwear in Jerrad Matthew’s latest Underwear Expert exclusive. The paisley print dates all the way back to ancient Persia. Over time, it has been modified and tweaked by a plethora of different aesthetics, now ranging from formal neckties to casual scarves – and of course, paisley underwear, which rests somewhere between the two.
Perry Ellis created their paisley underwear as a pair for the well-dressed, white collar worker. The boxer provides full coverage, is cut to fit somewhat loosely, and sticks to a simple black/blue contrast. The Mundo Unico Recife Short Boxer rides the same classy casual line, but leads the way to somewhere more youthful with a blue/orange contrast and a blown-up version of the paisley droplets.
Paisley underwear by BR4SS and Jor is more about a modern, boyish charm. The BR4SS Bandana Boxers would be the bad boy’s choice. Erick Wilson models two versions of the black boxer, one with a red print which gives the paisley a – dare we say – gangster attitude. Jor’s Sahara Brief is the only featured pair not designed with a two-color contrast. Instead it goes back to paisley’s roots in the Far East, and the psychedelic Summer of Love.
Paisley became popular in the early ’70s after The Beatles traveled to India and returned with a passion for Eastern religion. The floral droplets have since been attributed to Hinduism, and described as symbols for peace, love, and life by different cultures. So it’s no coincidence, then, that paisley underwear gives The Underwear Expert life!
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Photo Credit: Jerrad Matthew Exclusively for The Underwear Expert.